Derek Norris

San Diego Padres

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Derek Norris has seen 7,675 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (746 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.13 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (17% whiff/swing). When he connects (102 tracked), he generates average power (90.8 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (-4.7° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (280 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.01 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (33% whiff/swing). When he connects (30 tracked), he generates average power (87.5 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (6.6° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (90 seen), he has had a very aggressive approach at the plate (-0.48 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (31% whiff/swing). When he connects (15 tracked), he generates below average power (81.7 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (16.7° average spray angle).