Brewers Sign Norris Hopper

The Brewers signed outfielder Norris Hopper to a minor league deal, tweets MLB.com'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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11 Comments on "Brewers Sign Norris Hopper"


arock1234
5 years 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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!

5 years 6 months ago

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 6 months 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.

Ian_Smell
5 years 6 months ago

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

5 years 6 months ago

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

RMR
5 years 6 months 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.

Alldaybaseball
5 years 6 months 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.

cincifan
5 years 6 months ago

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

SouthSideSweepers
5 years 6 months 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.