Daniel is one the young pitchers that we acquired in the David Price trade of 2015.
He has had a solid two years with us. However, he has had limited performance because of injuries and inconsistency. At 24 years old that is expected out of him until he develops more.
Norris had a solid 2016 going up three levels before finally getting the call to the Tigers, in his time here last year he went 4-2 in 69.1 innings of work with averaging just over a strikeout an inning.
His ERA was also pretty solid at 3.38.
In 2017 Norris was plagued with a groin injury and ended up spending part of the season in Toledo. He didn’t do well, going 0-4. However he still managed to rack up K’s, averaging 11.57 of them down at the farm.
I believe his performance issues were definitely caused by his groin injury.
In Detroit, Norris went 5-8 with a ERA of 5.31.
He got almost 32.1 more innings of work in, but late in the year when he came back he was in the bullpen.
I know Daniel Norris can have a comeback year because some of his stats are showing improvement.
He became more of a ground ball pitcher late in the year last year, due to his injury and not being able to get his max velocity which has his fastball at about 94-95 mph.
Before his injury he hit a stride where he had 8 starts of at least 5.1 innings. That also included a few very quality starts last year against Cleveland twice, Boston, and Houston.
This year if Norris has an ideal bounce back year I want him going about 10-5 with a 3.10 ERA and getting in 130 plus innings.
Our last wish is by new contributor Austin Green, who wishes for the Tigers to trade closer Shane Greene this offseason. Take a look: