Friday, April 12, 2013

Daniel Norris and the Prospect Not-So-Hot Sheet

  Lefthander Daniel Norris, #4 on Clutchlings' pre-season Top 10 Prospect list, made Baseball America's weekly "Prospect Hot Sheet," this week, but not in the section he would've liked.
  Norris was widely considered to be one of the top prep southpaws prior to the 2011 draft, and while he continues to show electric stuff on occasion, he has struggled since making his pro debut last June.
  BA's Hot Sheet is a weekly review of who's hot and who's not among minor league prospects.  J.J. Cooper, who compiles the column, writes about Norris that "it's hard to explain how a lefty who can touch 96 mph and pairs it with a breaking ball that show flashes of being a plus pitch can get squared up outing after outing."
   Norris allowed 13 baserunners in 4 IP last week for Lansing of the Midwest League.  And while it should come under the heading of "It's a Small Sample Size," lefthanded hitters have a 2.300 OPS against him this season.
 
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