Derek Norris

Postion: C Birthday: February 14, 1989
Hometown: Goddard, KS      Country: United States
Bats/Throws: R/R Height: 6-0
Weight: 235 lbs
  • 2018 will be Norris' first with the Skeeters, first in the Atlantic League and 12th in professional baseball 
  • Played in 53 games in 2017 with the Tampa Bay Rays, hitting .201 with nine home runs and 24 RBIs 
  • His nine home runs in 2017 were second-most of Rays catchers 
  • A veteran of six MLB seasons, Norris also spent two seasons with the San Diego Padres and three seasons with the Oakland A's, who he debuted with in June 2012
  • Was selected to the 2015 All-Star Game  while with the A's and finished the year with a slash line of .270 AVG/.361 OBP/.403 SLG to go with 10 home runs and 55 RBIs 
  • Set his career high of 14 home runs and 62 RBIs in 2015 with the Padres and matched the 14 home runs in 2016 with the Padres 
  • Signed with the Detroit Tigers in December 2017 and was released in March 
  • Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the fourth round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of Goddard High School (Goddard, Kan.) 
  • Career MLB stats: 610 G, 2,195 PA, 242 R, 453 H, 98 2B, 63 HR, 247 RBI, 26 SB, .230 AVG./.304 OBP/.380 SLG
  • Rated as the No. 38 overall prospect in baseball prior to the 2010 season by Baseball America
  • Selected as Kansas' Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year in 2007