David Stefan Norris…Married Hayley Sullivan (12/8/18)…2004 graduate of San Marin High School (CA)…Attended Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo…Hobbies: Playing golf and traveling…Signed by: Dennis Twombley.
Went to ML spring training with TOR, but was released on 4/2 and did not pitch the remainder of the season.
Pitched for STL...Among all NL relievers, ranked 6th in saves (28) and 7th in save % (84.8)...Set career highs in saves and appearances (64)...Held LHH to a .184/.269/.289 slash line (.559 OPS) in 131 PA as opposed to a .297/.372/.475 slash line (.847 OPS) in 114 PA against RHH...Stranded 82.6% of inherited runners (23 IR/4 scored)...Struck out 27.3% of the 245 batters he faced (67 SO)...Had a 2.43 ERA (8 ER, 29.2 IP) in 32 road games and a 4.82 ERA (15 ER, 28.0 IP) in 32 home games.
Began year as a full-time relief pitcher for the first season in his career ... Made 56 straight relief appearances to begin the season before making three starts out of his last four appearances of the season, no start longer than 3.1 innings ... Was 0-1 with a 1.08 ERA in three starts covering 8.1 innings and 2-5 with a 4.70 ERA in 57 relief appearances ... Recorded a career-high 19 saves in 23 opportunities, leading the Angels and ranking 10th in the A.L ... Posted a career-high with 60 appearances, ranking T4th among Angels pitchers ... Pitched on consecutive days 18 times with three instances pitching three straight days (4/20-22, 5/13-15 & 6/11-13) ... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list twice (6/19-30 & 8/29-9/5), both instances with right knee inflammation ... Made one rehab assignment appearance with Inland Empire (A) on 6/29, tossing a scoreless inning with three strikeouts ... Stranded 11 of 16 inherited runners. • Had four relief appearances of four outs or more with a season-high 3.0 innings vs. TEX (4/11) ... Posted positive reverse split holding left-handed batters to a .188 BA (18-96) with only three extra base hits, all doubles.
Appeared in 35 games making 19 starts between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers ... Was involved in a five-player trade sending him from Atlanta to Los Angeles (NL) with cash considerations, OF Dion Toscano and RHP Alec Grosser (player to be named) for RHP Caleb Dirks and LHP Phil Pfeifer on June 30 ... Was a combined 6-10 with a 5.10 ERA ... Posted a 6-7 record with a 5.42 ERA in 19 starts and was 0-3 with a 3.74 ERA in 16 relief appearances ... Suffered a mid-back strain (8/6-19) and was placed on the 10-day disabled list while with Los Angeles ... Pitched a season-high 7.0 innings on three separate occasions. Was 5-1 in starts (7) of 5.1 innings or more.
Split the season between Baltimore and San Diego, going a combined 3-11 with a 6.72 ERA (62 ER/83.0 IP) in 38 games (11 starts)…Began the season in Baltimore's starting rotation, compiling a 2-7 record with a 6.79 ERA (42 ER/55.2 IP) in 11 starts…Allowed a career high-tying nine runs, 4/21 at TOR. Also tied his personal high with four home runs allowed on 6/29 vs. TEX…Went to the 15-day disabled list from 5/11-6/7 with a case of bronchitis. Made three combined rehabilitation starts with Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie, going 0-2 with a 10.03 ERA (13 ER/11.2 IP)…Moved to the bullpen for seven appearances and went 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA (10 ER/10.2 IP)…Lost five straight appearances, 6/18-7/8, the second longest such streak of his career. Took the defeat in seven straight, 5/31-7/20/12…Baltimore designated him for assignment on 7/31 and he joined San Diego on 8/11. Went 2-9 with a 7.06 ERA (52 ER/66.1 IP) in 18 games (11 starts) for the Orioles…Made his Padres debut on 8/11 with a perfect inning of relief vs. CIN…Did not allow an earned run in 15 of 20 appearances with San Diego…Struck out 21 in 16.2 innings with the Padres. Norris' Care.
Posted career highs with 15 wins, a 3.65 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP ... Struck out 157 batters marking the fifth straight season with 140 or more strikeouts ... Ranked T8th in the American League in wins ... Led the American League with 14 hit batsmen ... Tied his single-season best with four straight decision wins twice (6/4-21 & 9/2-24) ... Struck out a season-high 10 batters vs. NYY (9/12) ... Set a single-season Orioles Park at Camden Yards ballpark record (min. 10 starts) with a 2.44 ERA (22 ER/81 IP) at home ... Was 9-1 with a 2.85 ERA against A.L. East opponents ... Orioles won each of his last six starts and his first start in the postseason. From 8/5 to 9/24, was tied for the most wins in the A.L. with seven (McHugh, HOU & Shoemaker, LAA) ... 2014 POSTSEASON: Made two starts in the postseason, one in the Division Series and one in the ALCS...earned the series-clinching win vs. DET in Game 3 of the ALDS tossing 6.1 scoreless innings...did not factor in the decision in Game 2 of the ALCS vs. KC allowing four runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings
Made 30 starts (32 app.) while pitching for Houston and Baltimore ... Had two relief appearances with Baltimore (8/14 at ARI & 9/20 at TB) ... Started six games in June going 1-3 with a 2.77 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 39.0 innings.
Was 4-1 with a 1.71 ERA in 11 starts at Minute Maid Park and was 3-12 with a 6.94 ERA in 18 road starts ... Struck out a season-high 12 batters over 6.0 innings vs. STL (5/5) allowing four runs on home runs by Daniel Descalso and Allen Craig and took a 4-3 loss ... Tied Ublado Jimenez (CLE) for the MLB lead with 12 road losses and was the 2nd-highest total in Astros club history (Turk Farrell, 14, 1962) ... His 6.94 road ERA set the mark for highest in Astros club history ... Began the longest scoreless streak of his career (18.1 IP) that included his final two starts of 2012 (13.1 IP) vs. STL (9/26, 7.1 IP) and at CHI (10/2, 6.0 IP) and the first start of 2013 vs. TEX (3/31; 5.0 IP).
Pitched his first full season in the Major Leagues posting career-highs with 31 starts, 186.0 innings and 176 strikeouts ... Had three double-digit strikeout games (5/1 vs. MIL w/11; 7/1 vs. BOS w/10 & 8/28 at SF w/10), ranking T8th among National League pitchers.
Struck out a career-high 14 batters vs. PIT (8/14) over 7.0 innings in a 3-2 win. Also went 2-for-2 with a double ... Had two double-digit strikeout games (5/23 vs. TB & 8/14 vs. PIT) ... Ranked 5th in the National League with 9.25 stirkeouts/9 IP, the highest rate by an Astros pitcher since Nolan Ryan in 1988 (9.33).
Made his Major League debut at Wrigley Field vs. CHI (7/29) with 3.0 innings of relief in a 12-0 loss ... Earned his first Major League win in his next appearance, a start at STL (8/2) firing 7.0 scoreless innings of two-hit ball (first 5.0 innings did not alow a hit) with four walks and five strikeouts in a 2-0 Astros win. Also recorded his first MLB hit, an infield single off Adam Wainwright ... Won three straight starts (8/2-12) before dropping the next three starts (8/18-29), and finished by winning his final three decisions (9/6-23) ... Had two scoreless starts vs. STL (8/2 & 9/23) covering 13.0 innings ... Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year as well as a PCL Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star ... Named PCL Pitcher of the Week (June 15-22), posting two 8.0-inning scoreless starts at Nashville (6/15) and vs. New Orleans (6/22) with a season-high 10 strikeouts ... Led the Pacific Coast League with a 2.63 ERA, despite a 4-9 record. Also led the PCL in lowest opponent BA (.237) and strikeouts/9 IP (8.40).
Tied for the Corpus Christi (AA) team lead with 84 strikeouts despite making only 19 starts ... Was on the 7-day disabled list (5/18-7/6) with a right elbow UCL strain ... Missed the end of the season on the Temporary Inactive List (8/21-9/25) tending to family matters ... Made 12 appearances for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League and was 0-0 with a 1.89 ERA, one save and struck out 20 batters in 19.0 innings ... Ranked 2nd in the AFL in ERA (1.89) behind Tommy Hanson (0.63).
Averaged 10.89 strikeouts/9 IP over 96.2 innings in Lexington (A) ... Struck out a season-high 10 batters over 5.1 innings in his final start vs. West Virginia (8/27) while in Lexington ... Made one start for Salem (A) in the Carolina League playoffs striking out six in 5.1 innings in a no decision.
Struck out a season-high 13 batters over 5.0 innings vs. Vermont (8/26). One of three starts (15 app.) he made on the season for Tri-City (SS-A) ... Made one postseason appearance, surrendering one run on two hits with two walks in a blown save opportunity.