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David Ross

39-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

AVG

.230

HR

9

RBI

31

R

23

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ross hit 21 home runs for the Reds…in 2006. While it's nice to know he can hit home runs if given the opportunity, he's rarely given the opportunity anymore. Both the Red Sox (in 2013 and 2014) and th...

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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.

September 2, 2016  –  David Ross News

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Ross went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Giants.

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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 72 182 159 6 28 10 9 0 1 9 1 0 20 61 2 1 0 .176 .267 .252 .519
2016 39 MAJ CHC 65 199 161 23 37 15 6 0 9 31 0 1 29 52 4 5 0 .230 .338 .435 .773
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3-Year Averages     52 154 137 11 26 11 7 0 4 11 0 0 15 53 2 0 0 .190 .270 .328 .598
Career  (View All)     881 2,637 2,275 253 520 226 116 5 105 313 3 5 286 733 32 27 17 .229 .316 .422 .738

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David Ross Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 24 StL Did not play.
Sep. 23 StL Did not play.
Sep. 21 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 20 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .338 .435 .773
Sep. 19 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 18 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 17 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 16 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .340 .439 .779
Sep. 15 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 14 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .342 .442 .784
Sep. 13 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 12 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .230 .344 .428 .772
Sep. 10 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .352 .436 .788
Sep. 7 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 4 SF Did not play.
Sep. 3 SF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .360 .448 .808
Sep. 2 SF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .356 .444 .800
Sep. 1 SF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .356 .440 .796
Aug. 31 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 30 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 29 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .347 .439 .786
Aug. 28 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .349 .442 .791
Aug. 27 @LAD Did not play.
Aug. 26 @LAD Did not play.
Aug. 24 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .352 .452 .804
Aug. 23 @SD Did not play.
Last 7 Games 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 14 Games 12 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .154 .417 .571
Last 30 Games 27 3 5 1 0 1 4 3 11 0 0 0 1 1 .185 .258 .333 .591

David Ross: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 56
2015 59
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
20165394110.283.528.946
2015453030.156.200.440
2014578470.228.491.809

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016108145200.204.389.686
20151143161.184.272.549
2014958380.158.295.518

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201681146170.259.519.889
2015763150.171.263.510
2014809480.138.313.510

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20168093140.200.350.655
2015833041.181.241.525
2014727370.236.431.756
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 182 159 11% 33.5% 0.33 62% .278 .076
2016 39 MAJ CHC 199 161 14.6% 26.1% 0.56 68% .280 .205
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3-Year Averages     154 137 9.7% 34.4% 0.28 61% .275 .138
Career     2,637 2,275 10.8% 27.8% 0.39 68% .289 .193

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2016 Stat Review for David Ross    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.230 AVG
POOR
68% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.280 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.435 SLG
AVERAGE
.205 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
14.6% BB Rate
ELITE
26.1% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.773 OPS
GOOD
.338 OBP
GOOD

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

Ross went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored overall in Friday's 12-1 victory over the Mariners.

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Ross (concussion) was activated from the 7-day DL on Friday.

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Ross (concussion) was placed on the 7-day DL on Wednesday.

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Ross is being examined after a foul ball hit his mask in Tuesday's game, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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Ross is starting behind the dish and batting eighth Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Ross will continue catching for Jon Lester, although rookie Willson Contreras figures to see the majority of starts moving forward this season, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.

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Ross went 1-for-1 with a home run, two walks and two RBI in Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the Pirates.

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Ross is in the lineup and batting eighth for Monday's game against the Phillies.

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Ross is in the lineup and batting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

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Ross was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the Cubs' victory over the Phillies on Friday afternoon.

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Ross is in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Giants.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 months of the season. His stat line mattered little to Boston, though he has hit 11 homers in 254 at-bats the past two seasons. A foot injury cost him time in the second half of the season, but he avoided surgery and managed to return in late August. Ross is a clubhouse guy who has industry knowledge and can handle a pitching staff. He'll likely serve in a similar capacity with the Cubs after signing in the offseason and figures reprise his role as Jon Lester's personal catcher.

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.