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David Ross

38-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

AVG

.183

HR

1

RBI

5

R

3

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ross served as Boston's backup backstop for a second straight season, initially working behind free-agent signee A.J. Pierzynski and then guiding rookie catcher Christian Vazquez over the final few mo...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 3/19/1977   BORN: Bainbridge, GA   COLLEGE: Florida   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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David Ross Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Cubs in December of 2014.

July 26, 2015  –  David Ross News

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Ross hit his first home run of the season in the bottom of the ninth inning of Sunday's 11-5 loss to the Phillies.

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David Ross Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 28 AAA IND 6 23 19 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 0 1 0 .211 .304 .263 .567
2005 28 AAA POR 6 23 21 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .143 .217 .190 .407
2005 28 MAJ PIT 40 119 108 9 24 11 8 0 3 15 0 0 6 24 1 3 1 .222 .263 .380 .642
2005 28 MAJ SDG 11 19 17 2 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 .353 .389 .471 .859
2005  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PIT/SDG 51 138 125 11 30 12 8 1 3 15 0 0 6 28 2 3 2 .240 .279 .392 .671
2006 29 AA CHA 2 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2006 29 MAJ CIN 90 296 247 37 63 37 15 1 21 52 0 0 37 75 4 5 3 .255 .353 .579 .932
2007 30 AAA LOU 3 11 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .222 .364 .333 .697
2007 30 MAJ CIN 112 348 311 32 63 27 10 0 17 39 0 0 30 92 5 2 0 .203 .271 .399 .670
2008 31 AAA LOU 9 34 30 4 5 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 3 12 0 1 0 .167 .235 .367 .602
2008 31 AAA PAW 15 63 58 8 12 5 2 1 2 5 0 0 4 19 0 1 0 .207 .254 .379 .633
2008 31 MAJ BOS 8 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
2008 31 MAJ CIN 52 173 134 17 31 12 9 0 3 13 0 1 32 36 5 1 1 .231 .381 .366 .747
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BOS/CIN 60 182 142 18 32 12 9 0 3 13 0 1 32 39 6 1 1 .225 .369 .352 .721
2009 32 MAJ ATL 54 151 128 18 35 16 9 0 7 20 0 0 21 39 1 0 1 .273 .380 .508 .888
2010 33 MAJ ATL 59 145 121 15 35 17 13 2 2 28 0 1 20 28 2 1 1 .289 .392 .479 .871
2011 34 MAJ ATL 52 170 152 14 40 13 7 0 6 23 0 1 16 51 2 0 0 .263 .333 .428 .761
2012 35 MAJ ATL 62 196 176 18 45 16 7 0 9 23 1 0 18 60 0 2 0 .256 .321 .449 .770
2013 36 AA POR 3 7 6 3 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .429 .667 1.096
2013 36 AAA PAW 4 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .000 .071 .000 .071
2013 36 MAJ BOS 36 116 102 11 22 9 5 0 4 10 1 0 11 42 2 0 1 .216 .298 .382 .680
2014 37 MAJ BOS 50 171 152 16 28 14 7 0 7 15 0 1 16 58 2 1 0 .184 .260 .368 .628
2015 38 MAJ CHC 45 108 93 3 17 8 7 0 1 5 1 0 14 33 1 0 0 .183 .290 .290 .580
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3-Year Averages     49 160 143 15 31 12 6 0 6 16 0 0 15 53 1 1 0 .217 .289 .385 .674
Career  (View All)     789 2,364 2,048 227 472 209 108 5 96 278 3 4 251 653 27 21 17 .230 .317 .429 .745

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David Ross Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 27 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .290 .290 .580
Jul. 26 Phi 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .292 .293 .585
Jul. 25 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .286 .253 .539
Jul. 24 Phi 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .294 .261 .555
Jul. 22 @Cin 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .299 .265 .564
Jul. 22 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 21 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 20 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .287 .259 .546
Jul. 18 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .289 .269 .558
Jul. 17 @Atl Did not play.
Jul. 12 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 11 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 10 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 8 StL Did not play.
Jul. 7 StL Did not play.
Jul. 7 StL Did not play.
Jul. 6 StL Did not play.
Jul. 5 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 4 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 3 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 2 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 1 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .189 .302 .284 .586
Jun. 30 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .298 .288 .586
Jun. 28 @StL Did not play.
Jun. 27 @StL Did not play.
Jun. 26 @StL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .300 .300 .600
Jun. 25 LAD 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .291 .290 .581
Jun. 24 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 23 LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Days 12 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .500 .808
Last 14 Days 19 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .238 .316 .554
Last 30 Days 26 1 5 0 0 1 1 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 .192 .300 .308 .608

David Ross: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 34
2014 50
2013 36
2012 54
2011 49
2010 57
2009 52

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David Ross Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015271010.111.148.374
2014578470.228.491.809
2013546370.259.481.804

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015662141.212.348.664
2014958380.158.295.518
2013485131.167.271.544

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015422120.190.333.625
2014809480.138.313.510
2013557350.218.400.683

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015511031.176.255.543
2014727370.236.431.756
2013474151.213.362.677
David Ross Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 28 AAA IND 23 19 13% 30.4% 0.43 63% .333 .052
2005 28 AAA POR 23 21 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 81% .176 .047
2005 28 MAJ PIT 119 108 5% 20.2% 0.25 78% .259 .158
2005 28 MAJ SDG 19 17 0% 21.1% 0.00 76% .462 .118
2005  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PIT/SDG 138 125 4.3% 20.3% 0.21 78% .287 .152
2006 29 AA CHA 8 6 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .000
2006 29 MAJ CIN 296 247 12.5% 25.3% 0.49 70% .278 .324
2007 30 AAA LOU 11 9 9.1% 9.1% 1.00 89% .250 .111
2007 30 MAJ CIN 348 311 8.6% 26.4% 0.33 70% .228 .196
2008 31 AAA LOU 34 30 8.8% 35.3% 0.25 60% .235 .200
2008 31 AAA PAW 63 58 6.3% 30.2% 0.21 67% .270 .172
2008 31 MAJ BOS 9 8 0% 33.3% 0.00 63% .200 .000
2008 31 MAJ CIN 173 134 18.5% 20.8% 0.89 73% .295 .135
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BOS/CIN 182 142 17.6% 21.4% 0.82 73% .290 .127
2009 32 MAJ ATL 151 128 13.9% 25.8% 0.54 70% .341 .235
2010 33 MAJ ATL 145 121 13.8% 19.3% 0.71 77% .363 .190
2011 34 MAJ ATL 170 152 9.4% 30% 0.31 66% .358 .165
2012 35 MAJ ATL 196 176 9.2% 30.6% 0.30 66% .336 .193
2013 36 AA POR 7 6 14.3% 28.6% 0.50 67% .500 .334
2013 36 AAA PAW 14 13 7.1% 35.7% 0.20 62% .000 .000
2013 36 MAJ BOS 116 102 9.5% 36.2% 0.26 59% .321 .166
2014 37 MAJ BOS 171 152 9.4% 33.9% 0.28 62% .241 .184
2015 38 MAJ CHC 108 93 13% 30.6% 0.42 65% .271 .107
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3-Year Averages     160 143 9.4% 33.1% 0.28 63% .298 .168
Career     2,364 2,048 10.6% 27.6% 0.38 68% .289 .199

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2015 Stat Review for David Ross    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.183 AVG
TERRIBLE
65% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.271 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.290 SLG
TERRIBLE
.107 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
AVERAGE
13.0% BB Rate
ELITE
30.6% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.580 OPS
TERRIBLE
.290 OBP
POOR

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David Ross: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ross (concussion) was activated from the disabled list Sunday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Ross (concussion) has been medically cleared and could be activated Sunday if Miguel Montero (thumb) is out, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Despite passing his post-concussion tests, Ross probably won't be activated until after the All-Star break, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Ross (concussion) will be placed on the seven-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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Ross will replace the injured Miguel Montero (back) in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

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Ross performed a rare feat Thursday, picking off a runner to get the last out of the game.

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Ross (abdomen) will catch and bat seventh Saturday against the Pirates.

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Ross was removed from Thursday's game against the Mets due to abdominal tightness, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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Ross hit a two-run double in the 11th inning against the Reds on Friday.

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Ross will start at catcher Sunday night against the Cardinals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Ross battled through two concussions during the 2013 season and finished with 36 games caught. Despite his clear role as the team's backup catcher, Ross was the preferred backstop in the postseason, catching eight of Boston's 16 postseason games, including four of six in the World Series. He was better at handling pitchers than starter Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but not quite the hitter that Salty was. The soon-to-be 37-year-old will return to Boston in a similar role, only now he'll be backing up A.J. Pierzynski.

2013

Ross was the backup catcher for four years in Atlanta before leaving the Braves to sign a two-year deal with the Red Sox this offseason. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will remain the starter in Boston while prospect Ryan Lavarnway knocks on the door, so Ross seems unlikely to become a full-time starter with Boston. He has a ton of value to an MLB team as an excellent game caller. He's got decent power and draws enough walks that his batting average shouldn't be a drag if he gets extended at-bats.

2012

Ross is the backup to Brian McCann and last year became the personal catcher for Jair Jurrjens. He's got decent power and draws enough walks that his batting average shouldn't be a drag if he gets extended at-bats.

2011

Ross provides a solid backup to Brian McCann and offers some pop at the plate. He draws enough walks that his batting average shouldn't be a drag if he gets extended at-bats. However, McCann's durability limits his playing time.

2010

Ross has good power for a backup catcher and draws walks, which should prevent his batting average from being a drag. He's got upside if he gets extended playing time, but doesn't get many at-bats behind Brian McCann.

2009

Ross played little for the Reds before being traded to Boston where he played even less. He dropped from 17 homers to just three as he went from a starter to backup. He hooked on with the Braves to back up Brian McCann, most likely playing on Sundays and against select lefties.

2008

Ross never did get himself out of the hole he dug with an extended early season slump, at least in terms of hitting for average, which isn't his strongest suit to begin with. Even in such a down year, he hit 17 homers, so he wasn't entirely worthless, but those homers came at a price in 2007. He does a great job of controlling the running game, so he won't lose too much playing time even when he's not hitting.

2007

Ross' big breakout with the Reds didn't come completely out of the blue—he slugged .556 in a 40-game sample for the Dodgers in 2003. The onus will be on him to produce over the course of a full season in 2007, following the trade of Jason LaRue. A small decline should be expected.

2006

Ross didn't step up to claim Benito Santiago's starting job with the Pirates last year, but he did hit well in a September call-up after being traded to the Padres midseason. The depth chart at catcher is still in flux for San Diego, but in leagues deep enough to draft backup catchers, you could do worse.

2005

Ross didn't do much last year with the opportunity for increased playing time after the Paul Lo Duca trade to Florida. The Dodgers are expected to acquire a catcher either through free agency or trade. Ross will have to try to win a backup job.

2004

Ross was a nice surprise for the Dodgers. After playing poorly at the beginning of the year in Las Vegas, the team called him up due to an injury to Todd Hundley and found they had a reliable backup catcher with some pop. Ross finished the year with 10 home runs and will battle Hundley for the backup catcher's spot.

2003

If the Dodgers have a strength (and that's debatable), it must be at catcher. With the Hundley trade, Ross sits third on the depth chart despite having a nice season at AAA hitting .297/.384/.519. Plenty of teams would welcome him in a backup role.