Daniel Norris Credits Recent Success To Consistent Delivery

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Daniel Norris

The Toronto Blue Jays recently promoted pitching prospect Daniel Norris to their Triple “A” affiliate in Buffalo setting the stage for a September call-up. The former first rounder has found success and appears poised to live up the lofty expectations placed upon him after struggling for much of 2012 and the first-part of the 2013 campaign.

However the 21-year old attacked the 2014 season with a vengeance dominating opposing hitters at two minor league levels. The young hurler went 6-0 out of the gate for the Dunedin Blue Jays etching a minuscule earned run average of 1.22 in 13 starts fanning 76 batters in 66.1 innings of work forcing the Jays hand to promote him to Double “A”.

Norris went 3-1 with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats posting a 4.54 earned run average striking out 49 in only 35.2 innings. The pride of Johnson City, Tennessee will now perfect his craft in Buffalo, hopeful to make the trip north of the border with the big club before season’s end.

In speaking with Norris via social media he credited his success to “being more consistent in my delivery so I’m able to command my off speed more often and this off season I set out to be the best athlete I could be working on explosive muscle and eating as good as possible.”

The level-headed Norris, who when not pitching can usually be found searching for the perfect wave is taking the promotions in stride. ” As for promotion I don’t think about that. Nor do I care to be honest. I’m on board with the front office. Whenever they feel the need is, when the time is right. God has a plan. I’m just along for the ride.”

The Blue Jays future rotation appears bright with the likes of Norris, Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman tabbed to occupy three of the five spots. For now Norris will concentrate on his first start with the herd.

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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

  • Steven

    What about Hutchison and J. A. Happ? They have pitching strongly this year in MLB. All five pitchers are under 26 years old!

    Secondarily , there is Loup, Cecil as well.

    Finally AAA is starting to fill up with maturing talent- Nolin and Stilson not to mention a one time top prospect of Kyle Drabek and closer Sergio Santos.

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