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Padres | Derek Norris receiving a breather

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:34:34 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 1. C Austin Hedges is starting behind the plate and hitting eighth in the batting order against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has just two hits in 18 at-bats this year, making him an unattractive FantasyScore play this evening.

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Padres | Derek Norris moved to second in lineup

Sun, 31 May 2015 15:21:35 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris was moved to the second spot in the lineup Sunday, May 31, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Norris ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is hitting .258 (8-for-31) with one home run and seven RBIs, so the Padres may be trying to put a little pop up in their lineup.

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Padres | Derek Norris off Saturday

Sat, 23 May 2015 16:00:48 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris has the day off Saturday, May 23, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. C Austin Hedges will start behind the plate and bat eighth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) doesn't require much consideration on FantasyScore due to his position in the order. Hedges has just two major league hits this season, and he is yet to draw a walk.

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Padres | Derek Norris with night off

Sat, 16 May 2015 14:07:32 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is out of the lineup Saturday, May 16, in favor of C Austin Hedges.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is 2-for-10 with a couple of RBI in his first taste of the majors. He draws Max Scherzer today, so no thanks on FantasyScore.

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Padres | Derek Norris hitting second Tuesday

Tue, 12 May 2015 16:23:54 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is hitting second in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Tuesday, May 12.

Fantasy Tip: Norris ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is a sound investment in daily games tonight against Paxton, who has been hit hard early in 2015. Norris has always hit left-handers well in his career, and he's hitting .520 (13-for-25) against them in 2015.

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Padres | Derek Norris resting Wednesday

Wed, 06 May 2015 10:03:25 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is taking the day off Wednesday, May 6. C Austin Hedges is seeing his first major league start and is hitting eighth in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston.

Fantasy Tip: Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is one the Padres' top overall prospects, and he may find his way into the lineup occasionally with the Friars getting creative with Norris. Consider him a sleeper pick at FantasyScore today while he's making his first ever big league start.

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Padres | Derek Norris to play 1B?

Wed, 06 May 2015 09:49:13 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris could start taking ground balls at first base in pre-game drills and could see time there this year, according to manager Bud Blacks. Black said it's more of a move to add to Norris' versatility and it would provide an opportunity to rest him from the rigors of catching while keeping his bat in the lineup. Black said it would likely happen against some left-handed pitchers. Norris has played just four innings at first base in his big league career. A move to first base for Norris could also give C Austin Hedges more chances to crack the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Norris ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has played well in his new digs to start the year, going 31-for-100 (.310) with two home runs and 16 RBI. Moving to first base occasionally would make him even more valuable to fantasy owners in all cases as he adds multi-position eligibility.

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Padres | Derek Norris hitting second

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:32:11 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is hitting second in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner.

Fantasy Tip: While it's a positive that Norris ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting higher up in the lineup tonight, the fact that he's facing tough lefty Bumgarner likely cancels that out. Norris profiles as a bit of a weak play tonight, even though he's had a great 2015 season up to this point.

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Padres | Derek Norris hitting second

Sat, 02 May 2015 16:17:33 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris will bat second in the order Saturday, May 2, against the Colorado Rockies. The right-handed hitting Norris will face Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa.

Fantasy Tip: Norris ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is crushing lefties to the tune of a .611 batting average through 18 plate appearances this season. That number may be sure to regress, but Norris needs to be in lineups whenever the Padres face a southpaw. The premium spot in the batting order only helps Norris' case on FantasyScore.

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Padres | Derek Norris pounding southpaws

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:54:03 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is 11-for-18 (.611 batting average) against left-handed pitchers with seven runs and four RBI so far this season.

Fantasy Tip: This is nothing new for Norris ($3,900, 7.8% of cap), as he has a career .306/.383/.504 slash line against lefties. At his current rate, Norris is a near must-start backstop with a southpaw on the hill for FantasyScore players.

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