30-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tyson Ross in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Tyson Ross Contract Information:
Signed a minor-league contract with the Padres in December of 2017.
Ross signed a minor-league contract with San Diego on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
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2 Games Pitched: Avg. 1.5 IP/G
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5 Games Pitched: Avg. 3.3 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched: Avg. 3.7 IP/G
Tyson Ross Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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2017 Stat Review for Tyson Ross As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
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San Diego Padres Roster
MajorsAsuaje, Carlos (2B)
AAACordero, Franchy (OF)
AABousfield, Auston (OF)
A+Allen, Austin (C)
AArias, Gabriel (SS)
Tyson Ross: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Tyson Ross.
A blowup on Opening Day foreshadowed the doom and gloom that followed for Ross. He landed on the DL on Apr. 9 with what was labeled shoulder inflammation, but the move was initially described as "precautionary." As the days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months, Ross remained on the shelf, as he was continuously set back when he tried to ramp up his throwing. Doctors were ultimately able to pinpoint the route of the problem -- thoracic outlet syndrome -- and Ross underwent surgery to address the issue in mid-October. A $10 million price tag for 2017 was deemed too much coming off the lost season and Ross was non-tendered by the Padres over the winter. Ross is a former All-Star who averaged better than a strikeout per inning from 2013-2015, but he's about to turn 30 and the strikeouts have always come with a high walk rate. Factor in the uncertainty regarding his health along with his new hitter-friendly home park in Texas, and this is an arm best left for the endgame in mixed leagues.
Ross wasnít quite as good as 2013 or 2014, but he offered a measure of consistency that was nearly unmatched. He tied with Jake Arrieta as the only starters who didnít have a single outing of five-plus earned runs and at least 30 starts. His strikeout and groundball rates both jumped again, but so did his already bad walk rate as he issued nearly four free passes per nine innings. Ross has almost exclusively become a sinker-slider pitcher and the pitches classified as cutters are probably just super-fast sliders anyway. No one uses their slider more than Ross and while that does increase his injury risk, itís hard to blame him because itís really good (just behind Kershaw in OPS since í13 Ė .478 to .508). With the right defense behind turning that elite groundball rate into tons of outs, he can overcome the walks and still post a usable WHIP. With an average or worse defense, itís more of the same: big Ks, solid ERA and weak WHIP.
Since landing a starting gig in late July of 2013, Ross has been fantastic, to say the least, posting a 2.84 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 280:95 K:BB in 275.2 innings. During that span, he tallied 32 quality starts among 44 appearances, including 14 in a row in the second half of 2014, and earned the first All-Star bid of his career. Although he was shut down in September due to a flexor strain in his right forearm, the malady has already healed and wonít affect his status once spring training commences. Meanwhile, his recent success likely wonít result in a bargain for the Padres once arbitration talks arise in the offseason, but as he enters his age-28 season, heís cemented himself next to Andrew Cashner and Ian Kennedy to establish a formidable trio at the top of the rotation.
Finding the correct home can be a difficult prospect for any starting pitcher, and Ross was less-than-cozy in parts of three seasons with the Athletics. After his trade to the Padres in the offseason, he emerged from a muddled mass to nab the final rotation spot, only to land on the DL just three starts into the year. He then toiled in relief and was even sent to Triple-A Tucson, but when a starting role opened in late July, the suddenly steady Ross was given the opportunity he required. In 13 nods to complete the year, he threw 10 quality starts, while supplying a spectacular 2.93 ERA and 85:23 K:BB ratio in 80 innings. He'll enter spring training coming off arthroscopic surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder but is in line to hold onto the job he's rightfully earned.
Ross has been an enigma for the A's since he was drafted out of California in 2008. On sight, he appears to have good stuff despite his funky delivery, however, he just can't seem to put it all together. His main issue is that he just walks too many guys. In addition, while being pushed into duty for 73.1 innings in Oakland this year, his strikeout rate fell to 5.6 K/9. A November trade to spacious Petco Park may be just the remedy that Ross needed. If he wins a rotation spot in the spring, he would certainly be someone to speculate on late in a draft or a reserve round just for home starts. Petco has done wonders for plenty of less-than-stellar arms.
Ross took over for an injured Dallas Braden in the A's rotation early in the season but an oblique injury sidelined him after that to just six starts of his own, and a few poor rehab appearances kept him in the minors once healthy. He had a nice run of four straight quality starts before getting injured. He wasn't the same upon his return, allowing 52 hits and 22 walks in 36.2 innings in nine starts at Triple-A Sacramento, and he didn't fare much better in the AFL (16.2 innings, 24 hits, 13:5 K:BB). He deserves a mulligan based on his early-season form and some bat-missing ability, so watch those early spring starts. The A's have managed to get solid seasons from lesser arms (Brandon McCarthy, Guillermo Moscoso, etc.) with their forgiving home park, so there's still upside with Ross if he earns a rotation spot.
Ross began last season in the A's bullpen following a solid spring training but was returned to Triple-A Sacramento to transition back to the rotation. A strained elbow ligament ended his season in early August after just six starts in the minors. He could get a crack as the fifth starter this spring, and his past K/9IP rates (including 30 strikeouts in 25.1 innings in his six starts in the minors) show some promise.