Brewers Sign Norris Hopper

The Brewers signed outfielder Norris Hopper to a minor league deal, tweets's Mark Sheldon.  Hopper, 31 in March, hit .281/.337/.330 in 453 Triple A plate appearances last year across three organizations.  He has a .316/.367/.371 big league line in 440 plate appearances, with most of his time spent in center field.

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  1. arock1234 5 years ago

    hopefully he gets a little playing time this year…based on his slash lines in both AAA and MLB last year, he would be a pretty good player for the brew crew. he at least deserves a chance

    • BrewCrewforLife 5 years ago

      I agree, he is a little fire starter. Plus, if they trade Hart to get some more pitching, we have more options in the OF.

    • Subrational 5 years ago

      I am a Reds fan and watched Hopper play on a regular basis a couple of years ago. He is a decent outfielder, a great bunter, has some speed and base running savy. He is not a bad role player and fill-in. I wish the Reds had him instead of Taveras!

  2. YES! this is the perfect move. surely now the Brewers will win the World Series, there’s no way they can’t. This team in STACKED

    • Devern Hansack 5 years ago

      I don’t see why people feel the need to leave sarcastic comments on here all the time.

      After I looked at the numbers, Hopper looks to me like he could be a viable big league option. This is a good depth move for the Brewers.

  3. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    I’ll always remember him as the guy that cheated Humberto Cota out of an inside-the-park home run.

  4. he sounds like a solid pick up. great slashes. possibly a real steal.

  5. RMR 5 years ago

    The guy is one heck of a bunte; his push bunts past the pitcher are a thing of beauty. But otherwise, he struggles to do much of anything at the plate. If Willy Taveras had Hopper’s head, he’d be a much better ball player.

  6. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    Was it his late age as a rookie that made him no get the chance? A 300+ average over 400 AB’s is pretty good. He has only had like a full season of AB’s.

  7. cincifan 5 years ago

    Brewers fans, you’re getting a good guy. The best bunter in the Major Leagues. He’s been missed here in Cincinnati.

  8. SouthSideSweepers 5 years ago

    I don’t know why but I have always like Hopper and believe everytime that someone signs him that team has improved. With that said, I believe the Brewers may have found a steal if he is able to perform at the .300 level with decent speed. His only downside is his age so I foresee the Brewers looking for more stable players that will fit with the team for years rather than giving Hopper a full time gig.

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