2022 Player Outlook
It’s easy to see why Norris struggled in 2021. His average exit velocity and hard hit rate came in the first and sixth percentile and if you look at his pitching heatmap, his fastball lived in the middle of the zone. His weak contact rates were below league average, but the upside is that most of his expected statistics say he should have been at least slightly better than what he actually was, as indicated by his 4.33 xERA and 4.27 xFIP. He won’t be fantasy relevant in 2022, especially if he doesn’t cut into last year’s walk rate and induce more weak contact.