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David Ross

37-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.184

HR

7

RBI

15

R

16

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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, c...

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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.

December 19, 2014  –  David Ross News

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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
3-Year Averages     50 159 143 14 35 12 6 0 6 18 0 0 15 51 1 0 0 .245 .316 .413 .729
Career  (View All)     744 2,256 1,955 224 455 201 101 5 95 273 2 4 237 620 26 21 17 .233 .318 .435 .753

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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David Ross Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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. 28 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .260 .368 .628
Sep. 27 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 24 StL Did not play.
Sep. 23 StL Did not play.
Sep. 22 StL Did not play.
Sep. 21 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .263 .373 .636
Sep. 20 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 19 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 18 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 17 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 16 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 15 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Pit 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .264 .356 .620
Sep. 13 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .181 .252 .354 .606
Sep. 7 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 6 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 5 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 3 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 2 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .263 .369 .632
Sep. 1 Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .252 .370 .622
Aug. 31 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 29 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .667 .834
Last 14 Days 8 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .500 .800
Last 30 Days 14 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 .071 .278 .286 .564

David Ross: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014578470.228.491.809
2013546370.259.481.804
2012796480.241.405.712

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014958380.158.295.518
2013485131.167.271.544
201297125151.268.485.818

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014809480.138.313.510
2013557350.218.400.683
201285104130.259.435.779

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014727370.236.431.756
2013474151.213.362.677
20129185101.253.462.762
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
3-Year Averages     159 143 9.4% 32.1% 0.29 64% .337 .168
Career     2,256 1,955 10.5% 27.5% 0.38 68% .290 .202

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2014 Stat Review for David Ross    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.184 AVG
TERRIBLE
62% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.241 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.368 SLG
POOR
.184 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
9.4% BB Rate
GOOD
33.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.628 OPS
TERRIBLE
.260 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Ross agreed to a contract with the Padres on Friday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Ross (foot) went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his return to the lineup Wednesday.

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Ross (heel) will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Ross (heel) may be activated from the DL on Tuesday.

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Ross (heel) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday or Tuesday, the Boston Globe reports.

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Ross (heel) may not require a rehab assignment, the Boston Globe reports. "I might just jump back in," he said. "We're kind of playing it by ear. We'll see if I need at-bats, but my BPs have felt good. We're kind of on the fence about that."

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Ross (heel) is expected to start catching bullpen sessions this weekend, CSN New England reports.

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Ross (heel) is progressing well from his plantar fasciitis, and the Red Sox feel he could be sent on a rehab assignment sometime in the next 10 days, the Providence Journal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.