26 years old
6'0" 225 pounds
Bats R/Throws R
Quick and dirty scouting report for Bud Norris. He's a fly-ball pitcher who has a heavy fastball (hits 96 mph), a hard slider and a change up that fades from away from lefties. His slider is one of the best in baseball (in the company of Josh Johnson and Max Scherzer). It's his big strike out pitch. He made 27 starts (career high) in 2010, and finished with a 9-10 record, and finished with a 4.92 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. He did have a great K/9 (9.3), and 10.9% swing and miss rate, but also walked too many hitters (4.5).
This season, he's started 3 games, and has a 1-1 record (16 innings pitched), with an 11.2 K/9 rate, and a decreased BB/9 (3.4), 5.06 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. His last start was 6 shutout innings of the Padres, only allowing 2 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 7.
He faced the Mets twice in August 2010, and went 1-1, throwing 12 2/3 innings, allowed 7 runs on 10 hits and 5 walks, while striking out 9. His bad start was at Citi Field (5 2/3, 8 hits, 3 walks, 5 runs, 5 strikeouts).