In our quest to interview some of the top farmhands in the Toronto Blue Jays system, we’ve had the opportunity in the last month or so to sit down with Matt Boyd, Dalton Pompey, and Kendall Graveman. All three were great interviews, were easy to talk to, and had great personalities.
However, Blue Jays #4 prospect Daniel Norris is a different cat altogether.
The epitomy of “easy-going”, Daniel Norris takes pride in his down to earth ways. He spent the first month of spring training living in his 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia van. He finds apt comparisons between pitching and his second love, surfing. Most importantly, he sees the value of working hard and the reward for putting the time in.
I had a chance to sit down and talk to the Blue Jays lefty about a number of things, from his perspective on life, his continued improvements, his electric start to the season at Dunedin (4-0, 0.72 ERA, 10.7 K/9), and a look at his teammates.