Oakland Athletics
2014 Avg.
.286
 
Career Avg.
.230
Name  Derek Norris
Born  2/14/1989
Height  6-0
Weight  210
Number  36
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
3/10/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris will be out a few days longer to due a tightness in his back.
Insight: That's not good for a guy who has to squat for the next six months. Norris is expected to do the majority of the A's catching this season. He batted .246 with nine homers and 30 RBI in 264 at-bats last season.
 
8/21/2013 9:26:00 AM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris broke his left toe Tuesday, according to beat reporter Kate Longworth.
Insight: Norris is batting .232 this season with eight homers and 26 RBI so his fantasy value is minimal and starter John Jaso is already sidelined. With no other obvious options we await to see if he'll play through the injury or the team digs deep to find another catcher.
 
8/7/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris is not in Wednesday afternoon's starting lineup. Stephen Vogt will get the start.
Insight: Norris is batting just .217 this season with eight homers and 25 RBI so his fantasy value is minimal. Vogt hit well at Triple-A (.324, 13 HR, 58 RBI in 75 games), but has done very little in limited at-bats with the A's.
 
Hot4/17/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris was forced to leave Wednesday's game early after a foul ball hit him in his mask.
Insight: X-rays came back negative and it looks as though Norris will be fine to play Friday against Tampa Bay. He's had a strong season offensively (.385 AVG through 11 games).
 
6/24/2012 7:28:00 PM
Description: A's catcher Derek Norris smacked a walkoff home run Sunday in Oakland's 4-2 victory over the Giants. The home run was the first of Norris' major league career.
Insight: It took Norris 12 at bats to hit his first homer, a feat Kurt Suzuki still has yet to accomplish in 213 at bats for the A's this season. We'd expect Norris to overtake Suzuki as the team's starting catcher at some point this season and it will probably happen sooner rather than later.
 
6/21/2012 4:31:00 PM
Description: The Athletics have promoted catching prospect Derek Norris from Triple-A Sacramento. Norris will split time behind the plate with Kurt Suzuki.
Insight: Norris hit .273 with eight homers in 236 plate appearances at Triple-A this season. He was one of the pieces acquired from Washington in the Gio Gonzalez trade last December. He doesn't have much immediate fantasy value, however.