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MiLB Tennessee Bio
Sean's one sentence analysis:
Norfork is a speedy infielder with good base-stealing ability and decent plate discipline.
Thoughts from the community:
"On paper, Norfork resembles speedsters like Chris Curran and Boomer Whiting. Scout like his plus speed, say he gets great jumps from first, and has good bunting skills. But can he hit enough to get the ABs? Defensively, he's said to be able to play any of the four IF positions, but the lack of an instrux invite is probably a sign he'll repeat Auburn." - Luke Erickson, Nationals Prospects (@nats_prospects)
Previous analysis and notes:
Norfork's 2011 stat line: .332/.430/.483, 68 H/205 AB, 36 R, 15 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 37 RBI, 28 BB/35 K, 29/33 SB. 36 runs strikes me as a low number for a speedy player who reached base over 100 times, so maybe his base-running abilities need work. His base-stealing abilities are pretty sweet, though.
Nats.com roundup: Norfork stole 43 bases in two seasons at Tennessee, where he hit .299."
Grant Ramey of Go Vols Extra (3/24/11) has a nice article about Norfork's road to baseball. He devoted more effort to basketball than baseball all the way through high school, which makes his journey even more impressive. In the article, Norfork attributes his 2011 success to the Cape Cod League last summer, where he was forced to shorten his swing to have success with a wooden bat against 90+ MPH fastballs.
UT Sports TV has a nice video feature on him (5/10/11).
Norfork signed with the Nationals on June 16, 2011.