Derek Norris has power, not average
June, 25, 2012
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Insider
Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris smacked his first big league home run Sunday, a game-winning three-run blast off San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla. Norris, one of the prizes from the Gio Gonzalez trade, brings power and plate discipline, but did not hit for average in the minor leagues. He's an upgrade over Kurt Suzuki, but not a top-15 fantasy catcher, or worth owning in ESPN standard formats yet.