Derek Norris

San Diego Padres

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Derek Norris has seen 8,270 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 (1,145 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.10 c) with an above average likelihood to swing and miss (21% whiff/swing). When he connects (154 tracked), he generates average power (90.1 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (1.5° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (447 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.10 c) with an above average likelihood to swing and miss (37% whiff/swing). When he connects (40 tracked), he generates average power (86.2 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (8.5° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (115 seen), he has had a very aggressive approach at the plate (-0.47 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (33% whiff/swing). When he connects (16 tracked), he generates below average power (81.7 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (17.1° average spray angle).