Bud Norris

Bud Norris #20

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/195
  • Age: 30


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Bud Norris Stats

3-11 6.72 83.0 71 1.58

Bud Norris MLB Career Stats

56-68 4.44 988.2 910 1.40

Bud Norris Bio

  • Full Name: David Stefan Norris
  • Born: 3/2/1985 in Greenbrae, CA
  • Draft: 2006, Houston Astros, 6th rd. (189th overall)
  • College: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Debut: July 29, 2009
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2015 Stats 3 11 6.72 38 11 0 83.0 71 1.58
MLB Career Stats 56 68 4.44 196 166 0 988.2 910 1.40
  • Status: Active

Bud Norris Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Padres NL 514 Four-seam FB 94.53 94.31 2254.00 6.30 91.40
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 92.53 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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July 31, 2015 at 3:07 PM ET

Norris designated for assignment

The Orioles designated Bud Norris for assignment on Friday, clearing a roster spot for new outfielder Gerardo Parra and cutting ties with one of their best starters during last year's American League Championship Series run.

July 4, 2015 at 2:59 PM ET

Gausman to stay in rotation, Norris in bullpen

Bud Norris was informed prior to Friday's game that he will be in the Orioles' bullpen for the foreseeable future, with right-hander Kevin Gausman taking his rotation spot and starting Tuesday.


Bud Norris Awards

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2008 Scottsdale AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2008 Scottsdale AFL

PCL Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2009 Round Rock PCL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Round Rock PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Round Rock PCL

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/22/2009 Round Rock PCL

Bud Norris Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2014 3.65 23rd in AL


Season W Rank
2014 15 8th in AL


Season SO Rank
2010 158 22nd in NL
2011 176 16th in NL
2012 165 22nd in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2014 1.22 17th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2011 .250 20th in NL
2014 .242 16th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2013 30 25th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2013 7.49 20th in AL
2014 7.57 21st in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2011 2.51 22nd in NL
2012 2.50 14th in NL
2013 2.19 7th in AL
2014 2.67 18th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2010 77 9th in NL
2011 70 11th in NL
2012 66 12th in NL
2013 67 15th in AL
2014 52 25th in AL


Season H Rank
2013 196 14th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2011 24 8th in NL
2012 23 17th in NL
2014 20 16th in AL

Bud Norris Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 11, 2015 San Diego Padres signed free agent RHP Bud Norris.
August 8, 2015 Baltimore Orioles released RHP Bud Norris.
July 31, 2015 Baltimore Orioles designated RHP Bud Norris for assignment.
June 7, 2015 Baltimore Orioles activated RHP Bud Norris from the 15-day disabled list.
June 2, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent RHP Bud Norris on a rehab assignment to Norfolk Tides.
May 27, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent RHP Bud Norris on a rehab assignment to Bowie Baysox.
May 22, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent RHP Bud Norris on a rehab assignment to Norfolk Tides.
May 18, 2015 Baltimore Orioles placed RHP Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 11, 2015. Bronchitis
July 21, 2014 Baltimore Orioles recalled RHP Bud Norris from Bowie Baysox.
July 10, 2014 Baltimore Orioles optioned RHP Bud Norris to Bowie Baysox.
July 8, 2014 Bud Norris roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
June 27, 2014 Baltimore Orioles placed RHP Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 22, 2014. right groin strain
June 22, 2014 Baltimore Orioles activated RHP Bud Norris.
July 31, 2013 Houston Astros traded RHP Bud Norris to Baltimore Orioles for LF L.J. Hoes and LHP Josh Hader.
July 31, 2013 Bud Norris roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
June 29, 2012 Bud Norris roster status changed by Houston Astros.
June 23, 2012 sent RHP Bud Norris on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
June 17, 2012 Houston Astros placed RHP Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 13, 2012. Left knee sprain
June 28, 2010 Houston Astros activated RHP Bud Norris from the 15-day disabled list.
June 11, 2010 sent RHP Bud Norris on a rehab assignment to Round Rock Express.
May 28, 2010 Houston Astros placed RHP Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 24, 2010. bursitis and biceps tendinitis
July 29, 2009 Houston Astros selected the contract of RHP Bud Norris from Round Rock Express.
April 9, 2009 Bud Norris assigned to Round Rock Express from Houston Astros.

David Stefan Norris Bio Info

Originally selected by Houston in the 6th round of the 2006 First Year Player Draft out of Cal Poly University.


Set career-highs with 15 wins, a 3.65 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, 8.1 H/9.0 IP, 2.8 BB/9.0 IP, and 2.67 K/BB...Set a single-season ballpark record (min. 10 GS) with a 2.44 ERA (81.0IP, 22ER) at OPACY, where he went 8-2...Went 9-1 with a 2.85 ERA (85.1IP, 27ER) in 14 starts vs. the AL East...The O's were 13-1 in those games...His .900 winning percentage vs. the East is the third-best single-season mark in club history (Stone, 14-1 in 1980 and McNally, 12-1 in 1969)...Went 1-0 with a 0.66 ERA (13.2IP, ER) in two starts vs. LAA and is now 4-0 with a 0.43 ERA (41.2IP, 2ER) in six career starts against them...Tossed at least 6.0 innings in 17 of his 28 starts, posting 11 Quality Starts...Pitched to a 1.47 ERA (18.1IP, 3ER) in his final three starts, beginning September 12...Tossed season-high 8.0 scoreless innings, June 9 vs. BOS...Struck out a season-high 10, September 2 (G2) vs. NYY...Made two starts in the postseason, earning the win in the series-clinching ALDS Game 3 (6.1IP, 2H, 2BB, 6K)...Pitched to a no-decision in ALCS Game 2 (4.1IP, 9H, 4ER, 3K).


In his five home starts for Baltimore, was 2-1 with a 7.30 ERA (24.2IP, 20ER) and the Orioles were 4-1 in those five games... In his four road starts for the Orioles, was 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA (23.1IP, 5ER)... Was tagged with the loss in both of his two extra innings relief appearances for the Birds…Allowed the walk-off hit in the 14th inning August 14 @ARI and the game winner in the 18th inning September 20 @TB after working scoreless frames in the 16th and 17th... In his 30 starts for the Orioles and Astros in 2013, he received two or fewer runs of support while he was in the game in 14 of those starts and three or fewer runs of support in 23 of those 30 starts... Opponents swung at first pitches against Norris 29.5 percent of the time, the 7th-highest rate in the AL... Worked at least 5.0 innings in all but four starts in 2013... Limited opponents to three or fewer earned runs in 22 of his 30 starts... Made 16 Quality Starts, including 15 in his final 25 starts... From April 17 to June 28, a span of 14 starts for Houston, he did not receive more than three runs of support while he was in a game (0R once, 1R four times, 2R four times and 3R five times) and his 2.90 run support average (RSA) over that span was second-lowest in the AL and fifth-lowest in MLB

2012 Made 29 starts in what was his third full season in the Majors...led the club in strikeouts (165) and quality starts (17)...went 4-1 with a 1.71 ERA (14ER/73.2IP) and 82 strikeouts at Minute Maid Park...led the NL and ranked second in the Majors in home ERA (min. 10 starts)...ranked 10th in the NL with 8.52 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (165SO/168.1IP)...his 1.71 home ERA also ranked third all-time in Astros history for a single season (min. 10 starts) behind Mike Cuellar's 1.57 mark (1968) and Bob Knepper's 1.22 mark (1981)...spent the entire season in the Astros starting rotation...missed three turns in the rotation after being placed on the DL on June 12 (sprained left knee)...reinstated on June 29...started the Astros' third game of the season on April 8 vs. COL...received no decision in the Houston's 3-2 victory, tossing 7.0 innings and allowing two runs on four hits with eight punchouts...tied a Major League record for strikeouts in an inning on April 24 at MIL, recording four K's in the 3rd inning...was the fourth Astros hurler to accomplish the feat and the first since RHP Brad Lidge did so on June 13, 2004 at MIL...the last Astros starter with four K's in an inning was RHP Mike Scott on Sept. 3, 1986 at CHC...had a solid five-game run in May, where he posted a 4-0 record and a 1.17 ERA (4ER/30.2IP) from May 5-21...during that stretch, he became the first Astros pitcher to win four starts by tossing at least 6.0 innings and allowing no more than one run in each appearance since Wandy Rodriguez did so from July 2-21, 2009...struck out 12 batters without issuing a walk on June 6 vs. STL...marked his sixth career double-digit strikeout game...became the first Astros pitcher to record 12+ strikeouts without issuing a walk since RHP Shane Reynolds (14K), who accomplished the feat on Aug. 15, 1999 vs. PIT...snapped a career-long 12-game losing skid on Sept. 26 with his victory over the Cardinals at home...tossed 7.1 scoreless innings and struck out seven without issuing a walk...also ended an 18-start winless streak, which was the longest in Astros history for a single season and the longest streak in the Majors since LHP Chris Capuano went 18 starts without a win in 2007 for the Brewers (Elias)...threw 6.0 shutout frames in his last start of the year on Oct. 2 at CHC, ending the season with 13.1 consecutive scoreless innings...posted a 3.75 ERA (30ER/72IP) and 64 strikeouts over his last 12 starts of the season...made one rehab start with Triple A OKC on June 23, where he went 5.0 innings and allowed two runs on three hits with seven strikeouts. 2011 In his second full season in the Majors, led the club with 176 strikeouts in his career-high 186.0 innings pitched... ranked ninth in the NL in strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched with his 8.52 mark...spent the entire season in the Astros starting rotation...missed his last scheduled start on Sept. 25 vs. COL because of right biceps tendinitis...held right-handed hitters to a .220 (76x346) batting avg. in 2011, which ranked 10th among all National League pitchers...hitters in the first and second spots in the batting order were a combined 37x170 (.218) with 35 strikeouts off him in 2011...in his career, has held No. 1 hitters to a .202 (39x193) average...the Astros lost four of his starts by a 1-0 count...the last Astros starter to start at least four 1-0 losses in a single season was RHP Roger Clemens in 2005 (five starts)...had a 20-start run from April 14-Aug. 1, during which he posted a 5-6 record and a 3.10 ERA (43ER/125IP)...tossed a season-high 121 pitches on Sept. 3 vs. MIL...tied his career-high by pitching 8.0 innings on June 8 vs. STL...had three double-digit strikeout games: Aug. 28 at SF (10K), July 1 vs. BOS (10K), May 1 vs. MIL (11K)...has five in his career...started the Astros third game of the season on April 3 at PHI...originally scheduled to make the club's fourth start but was bumped up to give LHP J.A. Happ an extra day of rest. 2010 Finished his first full season in the Majors with a 9-10 record and a 4.92 ERA (84ER/153.2IP) in 27 starts... ranked fifth among NL starters in strikeouts per 9.0 innings with his 9.25 mark (158SO/153.2IP)... was the highest ratio by an Astros starter since 1988, when Nolan Ryan finished his campaign with a 9.33 mark (228SO/220IP)... in his 14 home starts, went 5-5 with a 4.43 ERA (40ER/81.1IP), while limiting opponents to a .213 average... spent the entire season in the Majors, with the exception of a month-long DL stint from May 24-June 28 because of bursitis and biceps tendinitis... won four consecutive decisions from July 28-Aug. 19, a career high, which spanned five starts... posted a 3.31 ERA (12ER/32.2IP) in those five games, all Astros wins... the streak was part of a 13-start run for Norris, from July 28 through the end of the season, during which the Astros went 10-3 in those starts... posted a 7-3 record and a 3.84 ERA after July 27... combined with Brett Myers (6-2, 3.20) and Wandy Rodriguez (3-1, 1.90) to go 16-6 with a 2.90 ERA (80ER/248IP) in that span... fanned a career-high 14 hitters in a win on Aug. 14 vs. PIT, besting his previous high of 10... the last Astros pitcher with as many strikeouts in a game was Wade Miller (14K) on May 30, 2003 at CHC... 14 strikeouts set a Minute Maid Park record for a single pitcher... the previous record at Minute Maid Park was 13, accomplished by Wade Miller on April 22, 2001 vs. STL and Randy Johnson on July 4, 2001 while with ARI... made three injury rehab starts at Triple A from June 12-22, going 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA (5ER/14.2IP)... tossed a career-high 8.0 innings in a victory on May 13 at STL... allowed only one run on six hits... struck out nine batters in 5.0 innings on April 15 at STL... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked just the third time in the last 22 seasons that an Astros pitcher has had at least nine strikeouts in a game in which he pitched 5.0 innings-or-less. 2009 In his rookie season, made 11 appearances, 10 starts, with a 6-3 record and a 4.53 ERA (28ER/55.2IP) for Houston...had his contract purchased from Triple A Round Rock on July 29 and tossed 3.0 innings of relief that night at CHC in his Major League debut, allowing one run...marked his only relief appearance...his next 10 appearances were as a starter, as which he posted a 4.61 ERA (27ER/52.2IP)...had 54 strikeouts in 55.2 innings pitched...ranked seventh among all MLB rookies and fourth among NL rookies with at least three starts in 2009 in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (8.73)...held lefties to a .200 (18x90) batting average...posted a 1.57 ERA (1ER/6IP) and a 3-0 record over four starts in September...was shut down for the remainder of the season for precautionary reasons after his start on Sept. 23 vs. STL...tossed a career-high 175.2 combined innings between Triple A and the Majors...allowed only one hit to a hitter batting in the leadoff position (1x25)...the opposing one and two-hole hitters were a combined 5x49 (.102)...struck out a career-high eight batters on Sept. 18 at MIL...his six starts in August tied for the second-most by an Astros rookie all-time and the most since Jeriome Robertson in 2003... tossed 7.0 scoreless innings for his first Major League win in his first career MLB start on Aug. 2 at STL, the most innings pitched by an Astros pitcher in his first ML start since Chris Sampson tossed 7.0 innings in a 1-0 victory vs. the Cubs on June 7, 2006...held the Cardinals hitless through the first 5.0 innings to become the first pitcher to hold an opponent hitless that deep into his first ML start since Seattle's Brandon Morrow held the Yankees hitless for 7.2 innings on Sept. 5, 2008 (Elias)...led the Pacific Coast League in ERA and strikeouts (112) at the time of his purchase...named the starting pitcher for the PCL in the 2009 Triple A All-Star Game (pitched 2.0 scoreless innings)...tossed 22 consecutive scoreless innings over parts of four starts for Round Rock from June 4-26...posted a 0.96 ERA (3ER/28IP) in those four June appearances...earned Round Rock's Pitcher of the Month honor in June and was named the PCL's Pitcher of the Week from June 15-21. 2008 Made 19 starts for Corpus Christi (AA), going 3-8 with a 4.05 ERA (36ER/80IP)...started the season by earning the Hooks' Pitcher of the Month for April after posting a 3-0 record and a 1.80 ERA (5ER/25IP) in five starts during the month... sidelined with injury after making a start on May 14...did not return to the mound until July 6 and finished out the season in Corpus' rotation...following the season, played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League and posted a 1.89 ERA (4ER/19IP) with one save in 12 relief appearances...named to the AFL All-Prospect Team and as an AFL Rising Star 2007 Made 22 starts for Lexington before making his final start of the season for Salem...on the season, posted a 3-8 record and a 4.56 ERA (52ER/102.2IP) between the two clubs...played for North Shore in the Hawaiian Winter League and went 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA (10ER/24.2IP) in seven games (six starts)...following the season, named as Houston's No. 7 prospect by Baseball America and as possessing the Best Curveball among Astros prospects 2006 Made his professional debut with Tri-City appearing in 15 games (three starts).