Derek Norris

Washington Nationals

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Derek Norris has seen 8,618 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 (1,379 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.10 c) with an above average likelihood to swing and miss (20% whiff/swing). When he connects (181 tracked), he generates average power (89.5 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (1.3° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (532 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.10 c) with a high likelihood to swing and miss (41% whiff/swing). When he connects (46 tracked), he generates average power (85.8 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (7.8° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (138 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.35 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (34% whiff/swing). When he connects (17 tracked), he generates below average power (81.2 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (16.9° average spray angle).