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Portrait of Tyson Ross

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
116.7 3.83 1.31 100 5 8 0 0.8
Birth Date4-22-1987
Height6' 5"
Weight225 lbs
Age27 years, 6 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.32010
0.52011
0.12012
0.82013
2.92014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2010 OAK 23 26 2 39.3 7.7 31.7 1 4 1 3 0 0 169 39 24 24 4 58 20 20 0 32 5.49 4.27 5.95 -3.2 -0.3
2011 OAK 24 9 6 36.0 31.0 5.0 3 3 0 0 4 0 145 33 12 11 1 39 13 12 0 24 2.75 3.17 3.69 4.3 0.5
2012 OAK 25 18 13 73.3 68.3 5.0 2 11 0 0 5 0 342 96 56 53 7 136 37 34 5 46 6.50 4.75 5.18 -0.7 0.1
2013 SDN 26 35 16 125.0 94.0 31.0 3 8 0 0 9 1 504 100 51 44 8 145 44 40 7 119 3.17 3.17 4.18 6.9 0.8
2014 SDN 27 31 31 195.7 195.7 0.0 13 14 0 0 22 0 811 165 75 61 13 234 72 70 9 195 2.81 3.22 4.05 15.7 2.1
Career11968469.3396.772.7224013401197143321819333612186176214163.703.534.4022.93.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 KNC A 6 4 19.3 4.42 97 .225 .257 .328 .385 .268 .268 99 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2009 STO A+ 18 18 86.3 5.44 81 .266 .276 .346 .432 .276 .278 99 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2009 MID AA 9 9 50.0 5.25 112 .207 .264 .338 .388 .248 .254 132 11.7 1.2 11.7 1.2
2010 OAK MLB 26 2 39.3 5.95 64 .264 .258 .321 .399 .255 .310 98 -3.0 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2010 SAC AAA 6 6 25.3 4.33 119 .228 .287 .353 .441 .268 .362 107 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2011 OAK MLB 9 6 36.0 3.69 113 .224 .253 .315 .393 .257 .299 95 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2011 STO A+ 1 1 1.0 2.80 142 .314 .289 .352 .476 .296 .500 96 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2011 SAC AAA 9 9 36.7 5.18 94 .315 .287 .357 .455 .268 .385 93 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2012 OAK MLB 18 13 73.3 5.18 75 .315 .262 .324 .417 .268 .360 93 -1.3 -0.1 -0.7 0.1
2012 SAC AAA 15 13 78.3 4.45 104 .237 .277 .339 .428 .268 .283 94 10.3 1.0 10.3 1.0
2013 SDN MLB 35 16 125.0 4.18 96 .231 .255 .315 .393 .256 .282 99 7.0 0.8 6.9 0.8
2013 TUC AAA 4 2 11.7 4.08 124 .245 .278 .336 .425 .261 .343 113 2.7 0.3 3.1 0.3
2014 SDN MLB 31 31 195.7 4.05 92 .245 .252 .309 .385 .258 .291 94 12.3 1.4 15.7 2.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2008 KNC A 0 1 0 6 4 19.3 16 5 16 1 67% .268 7.5 2.3 0.5 7.5 1.09 4.66 2.3 0.2
2009 MID AA 5 4 0 9 9 50.0 40 20 31 3 62% .254 7.2 3.6 0.5 5.6 1.20 3.96 11.7 1.2
2009 STO A+ 5 6 0 18 18 86.3 78 33 82 10 56% .278 8.1 3.4 1.0 8.6 1.29 4.17 5.1 0.5
2010 OAK MLB 1 4 1 26 2 39.3 39 20 32 4 55% .310 8.9 4.6 0.9 7.3 1.50 5.49 -3.2 -0.3
2010 SAC AAA 2 1 0 6 6 25.3 22 13 30 1 63% .362 7.8 4.6 0.4 10.7 1.38 3.56 6.0 0.6
2011 OAK MLB 3 3 0 9 6 36.0 33 13 24 1 49% .299 8.2 3.2 0.2 6.0 1.28 2.75 4.3 0.5
2011 SAC AAA 3 2 0 9 9 36.7 52 22 34 5 42% .385 12.8 5.4 1.2 8.3 2.02 7.61 6.1 0.6
2011 STO A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 2 1 1 0 25% .500 18.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 3.00 9.00 0.7 0.1
2012 SAC AAA 6 2 0 15 13 78.3 69 29 64 4 61% .283 7.9 3.3 0.5 7.4 1.25 2.99 10.3 1.0
2012 OAK MLB 2 11 0 18 13 73.3 96 37 46 7 52% .360 11.8 4.5 0.9 5.6 1.81 6.50 -0.7 0.1
2013 SDN MLB 3 8 0 35 16 125.0 100 44 119 8 57% .282 7.2 3.2 0.6 8.6 1.15 3.17 6.9 0.8
2013 TUC AAA 1 1 0 4 2 11.7 12 6 9 0 60% .343 9.3 4.6 0.0 6.9 1.54 4.63 3.1 0.3
2014 SDN MLB 13 14 0 31 31 195.7 165 72 195 13 59% .291 7.6 3.3 0.6 9.0 1.21 2.81 15.7 2.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 704 0.4531 0.4310 0.7657 0.5893 0.2987 0.8138 0.6870 0.2277
2011 537 0.4953 0.4115 0.8100 0.5677 0.2583 0.8874 0.6429 0.1900
2012 1279 0.5098 0.4458 0.8468 0.6304 0.2504 0.9100 0.6815 0.1496
2013 1971 0.4764 0.4619 0.7527 0.6219 0.3159 0.8767 0.5307 0.2440
2014 3111 0.4465 0.4540 0.7163 0.6033 0.3322 0.8496 0.5210 0.2809
Career76020.4690.44950.75890.60890.30590.86610.57450.2379

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-14 2014-09-29 DTD 15 15 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Mass -
2013-10-03 2013-10-03 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery 2013-10-03 -
2013-04-18 2013-05-05 15-DL 17 15 Left Shoulder Subluxation - -
2011-05-19 2011-07-25 15-DL 67 58 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-08-07 2010-09-13 Minors 37 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2009-04-20 2009-05-05 Minors 15 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2008-07-08 2008-08-18 Minors 41 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2005-01-01 2005-01-01 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SDN $
2014 SDN $1,980,000
2013 SDN $500,500
2010 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$900,500
2011Current$1,980,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,880,500
4 yrTotal$2,880,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 126 d1 year/$1.98M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.98M (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5005M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Oakland 11/16/12.
  • 1 year (2011)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Contract purchased by Oakland 4/3/10.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2008 (2-58) (Cal). Signed 6/08, $0.694M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 8.1 6.7 0 44 21 155.2 121 51 129 12 .271 1.10 2.92 3.17 25.1 2.6
80o 7.9 7.1 0 44 21 148.5 123 52 123 13 .284 1.17 3.26 3.54 18.5 1.9
70o 7.7 7.3 0 44 21 143.8 124 52 119 13 .293 1.22 3.51 3.82 13.7 1.4
60o 7.6 7.6 0 44 21 139.8 125 53 116 13 .300 1.27 3.73 4.05 9.8 1.0
50o 7.4 7.8 0 44 21 136.1 126 53 113 13 .307 1.31 3.93 4.27 6.1 0.6
40o 7.2 8 0 44 21 132.5 126 53 110 13 .315 1.36 4.14 4.5 2.4 0.2
30o 7.1 8.2 0 44 21 128.6 127 53 107 13 .322 1.40 4.36 4.74 -1.5 -0.1
20o 6.9 8.5 0 44 21 124.2 128 54 103 13 .331 1.46 4.62 5.03 -6.0 -0.6
10o 6.6 8.9 0 44 21 118.2 128 54 98 13 .344 1.54 5.00 5.43 -12.0 -1.2
Weighted Mean7.47.704421136.01255211313.3061.303.914.256.40.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
33% 64% 13% 14% 87%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2015287702121122115451031454.3081.314.084.448.53.37.61.00.3
201629550151588823473854.3091.324.034.388.43.57.50.80.3
201730550151588793275954.3021.273.784.118.13.37.70.90.6
201831550151586803071954.3071.283.904.248.43.17.40.90.4
201932440131376722763854.3071.303.954.308.53.27.40.90.3
202033440121270662458854.3061.293.914.258.53.17.51.00.3
202134440111165612353754.3061.303.974.328.53.27.41.00.2
202235330101060562149654.3071.283.914.268.43.27.40.90.3
2023363309955521946654.3081.283.924.278.53.17.51.00.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.41.32.61.10.2out of baseball8.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Jeff Niemann 2010 4.44
2 88 Dana Eveland 2011 3.03
3 88 Kason Gabbard 2009 0.00 DNP
4 87 Ross Detwiler 2013 4.67
5 87 Marc Rzepczynski 2013 3.82
6 87 Jake Arrieta 2013 4.90
7 87 Sergio Mitre 2008 0.00 DNP
8 87 Brad Halsey 2008 0.00 DNP
9 86 Mitch Talbot 2011 6.64
10 86 Roberto Hernandez 2008 5.97
11 86 Clayton Richard 2011 4.70
12 85 Randy Wells 2010 4.49
13 85 Zach Miner 2009 4.78
14 85 Wade Davis 2013 5.92
15 85 Josh Outman 2012 8.19
16 85 Dillon Gee 2013 3.80
17 85 Juan Gutierrez 2011 8.35
18 84 Denny Bautista 2010 3.74
19 83 C.J. Wilson 2008 6.80
20 83 Ricky Romero 2012 6.07
21 83 Armando Galarraga 2009 5.76
22 83 Bobby Parnell 2012 3.15
23 83 Tom Gorzelanny 2010 4.62
24 82 Manny Parra 2010 5.53
25 82 Kameron Loe 2009 0.00 DNP
26 82 Ryan Webb 2013 3.36
27 81 Josh Collmenter 2013 3.33
28 81 Edinson Volquez 2011 5.96
29 80 Aaron Laffey 2012 5.01
30 80 Jim Johnson 2010 3.76
31 80 Rafael Perez 2009 7.50
32 80 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2010 7.74
33 80 Nick Blackburn 2009 4.51
34 80 J.P. Howell 2010 0.00 DNP
35 80 Matt Albers 2010 5.00
36 79 Blaine Boyer 2009 5.93
37 79 Joe Blanton 2008 5.01
38 79 Burke Badenhop 2010 4.52
39 79 Noah Lowry 2008 0.00 DNP
40 79 Anthony Swarzak 2013 3.19
41 79 Charlie Morton 2011 4.30
42 78 A.J. Murray 2009 0.00 DNP
43 78 Ryan Madson 2008 3.16
44 78 Daniel Cabrera 2008 5.45
45 78 Justin Germano 2010 3.82
46 78 Sean Marshall 2010 3.01
47 78 Dallas Braden 2011 3.50
48 78 Gustavo Chacin 2008 0.00 DNP
49 78 Jordan Zimmermann 2013 3.42
50 78 Andrew Miller 2012 3.57
51 78 Jeff Samardzija 2012 4.07
52 78 Jason Davis 2007 6.57
53 78 J.A. Happ 2010 3.81
54 78 Phil Coke 2010 3.90
55 78 Scott Elbert 2013 0.00 DNP
56 77 Troy Patton 2013 4.18
57 77 Andrew Bailey 2011 3.89
58 77 Clay Hensley 2007 7.20
59 77 Scott Baker 2009 4.46
60 77 Homer Bailey 2013 3.66
61 77 Jason Berken 2011 5.55
62 77 Dustin McGowan 2009 0.00 DNP
63 77 Taylor Buchholz 2009 0.00 DNP
64 77 Matt Garza 2011 4.09
65 77 John Maine 2008 4.50
66 77 Jeremy Sowers 2010 0.00 DNP
67 77 Brian Duensing 2010 2.89
68 77 Brad Bergesen 2013 0.00 DNP
69 77 Jose Capellan 2008 4.50
70 77 Kevin Mulvey 2012 0.00 DNP
71 76 Doug Mathis 2010 6.04
72 76 Wil Ledezma 2008 4.47
73 76 Kris Medlen 2013 3.52
74 76 Josh Rupe 2010 5.59
75 76 Jeff Karstens 2010 5.28
76 76 Jonny Venters 2012 3.68
77 76 Robinson Tejeda 2009 3.67
78 76 Luis Mendoza 2011 1.84
79 76 Mitchell Boggs 2011 4.01
80 76 Micah Owings 2010 5.40
81 76 David Purcey 2009 6.56
82 76 Joe Saunders 2008 3.73
83 76 Sean Burnett 2010 2.43
84 76 Jesse Litsch 2012 0.00 DNP
85 76 Paul Maholm 2009 4.72
86 76 Johnny Antonelli 1957 4.16
87 75 Ryan Sadowski 2010 0.00 DNP
88 75 Alfredo Aceves 2010 3.75
89 75 J.D. Martin 2010 5.62
90 75 Mark Rogers 2013 0.00 DNP
91 75 Ramon Ramirez 2009 3.36
92 75 John Lannan 2012 4.13
93 75 Dave Bush 2007 5.31
94 75 Nick Hagadone 2013 5.74
95 75 Mike Pelfrey 2011 5.11
96 75 Matt Harrison 2013 9.28
97 75 Gio Gonzalez 2013 3.63
98 75 Dean Chance 1968 2.96
99 74 Cisco Carlos 1968 4.63
100 74 Orel Hershiser 1986 4.36

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .277 .366 .400 .282
11 vs R (Multi) .225 .290 .316 .222
18 Split (Multi) .051 .075 .084 .060
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .252 .337 .372 .258
31 vs R (2013) .198 .266 .282 .203
38 Split (2013) .054 .071 .090 .056
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Ross, a 2008 second-round pick, has seen his development stalled by severe mechanical issues. He throws hard and draws praise for his makeup, but has what BP's pitching mechanics expert Doug Thorburn refers to as ďzero momentum and a short stride,Ē which hurts his perceived velocity and late movement on breaking pitches. Injuries (biceps in 2009, elbow in 2010, oblique in 2011) may have been a contributing factor, but that explanation doesn't get him any closer to resolving the underlying issues. Shipped to San Diego in November, Ross could spend time in the bullpen as well as the rotation. The jury is still out on whether he's best suited to the former, the latter, or neither.
2012 This long-levered righty has always had good stuff, throwing downhill with a lively low-90s fastball and a tight slider with velocity and bite, but the results just havenít gelled. Cutting down his walks in 2011 was a step in the right direction, but the 24-year-old also saw a decrease in his strikeout totals, clouding his already cloudy future. Some scouts see Ross as a better fit for the bullpen as a max-effort reliever, where the fastball/slider combo can play up. Others think the mechanical profile has improved enough to suggest a workhorse, innings-eating starter, especially if the changeup also takes developmental steps forward.
2011 Ross was the biggest surprise of Oakland's 2010 spring training, winning the fifth-starter job despite entering the year with only 33 games of professional experience. His lack of a prior performance record was reflected in an unsightly ERA, but he posted solid peripherals and remains impressive on a scouting level, attacking hitters with a 92-95 mph fastball and a slider that both rate as above average. His complex delivery created a multitude of problems, as it not only limited his ability to throw strikes, but also led to some arm problems, including an elbow issue that ended his season early. Ross's long-term future probably lies in the bullpen, but his short-term outlook includes more time in the minors to smooth things out.
2010 A second-round pick in 2008, Tyson Ross's full-season debut was just like his college career, combining lots of promise with a considerable lack of refinement.
2009 A second-round pick last June, Tyson Ross is a big, projectable power pitcher who never lived up to expectations during his college career at Cal.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner the most underrated top of the rotation in baseball?
(John from Ohio)
When they are both healthy, you can make a good argument for them. Ross is probably more underrated outside of fantasy circles: I know a lot of casual fans who don't even know who he is. (Mike Gianella)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does the "strikeout scourge" era make a fantasy $1 pitcher strategy more likely to succeed?
(ssimon from Pelham, N.Y.)
Not necessarily, because the bar has been raised for what makes a fantasy pitcher worthwhile. That said, I've never been a big believer in spending heavily on starting pitching, and the annual emergence of guys like Corey Kluber, Tyson Ross, Dallas Keuchel and Garrett Richards -- among many others -- just re-affirms that for me every year. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-07-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is what we are seeing from Tyson Ross real? Can he sustain this for the next 3-5 years?
(John from Chicago)
Yeah, I like Ross. I guess his limited repertoire is a little bit of a concern, and definitely something San Diego should keep in mind when they think about letting take a third trip through an opposing lineup. (Noah Woodward)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)Who cares if it's a sandwich or not, what are you putting on your hot dog?
(The Dude from Home)
Mustard is most important, and oftentimes a reasonable amount of ketchup, too. Relish is what I thought Tyson Ross was. (Ben Carsley)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)20 team dynasty league, H2H format: Ian Desmond for Jed Lowrie + Tyson Ross. Who comes out ahead?
(Jon from Grand Junction)
I love Desmond, but I'd take the pair in that trade. In a 20-teamer, depth is so key and two strong assets are better than one star-potential asset (especially since he hasn't been a star asset thus far) (Paul Sporer)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Jonathon Crawford has dominated at West Michigan this year (outside of the first start). When do you think he is promoted to Lakeland? How his the the secondary stuff coming along and do you ultimately see him as a starter or back end bullpen guy?
(Zack from Windsor)
He's been dominant, and it was a weird assignment in the first place. He's from Florida, is a college guy, and pitched at college in Florida. Lakeland made the most sense to me. Anyway, he's dominating at WMI, and the MWL hitters have virtually no chance against the slider.

The secondary stuff isn't necessarily the issue, as far as I'm concerned. The slider is a true wipeout pitch, probably a 7, but I'm more worried about the velocity and the delivery. He's really, really stiff, and the motion kind of reminds me of Tyson Ross with the short stride. His change up isn't fully developed yet, but the Tigers are going to give him every chance to start until he proves he can't. I like him as a middle of the rotation guy. He should be promoted soon, but the problem is that there are a few other guys at WMI that also deserve to be moved up. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you thoughts on Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner? Would you consider them top 20 SP?
(JR from SD)
I really liked both coming into the season, especially Cashner, who I had 25th overall coming into the season and he's been amazing. I can easily see Cash in the top 20. Not sure Ross has the consistency for that just yet, but he has the raw talent to do it. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)I know it's only one start, but any results so far have you particularly worried/encouraged?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
with the caveat that I've mentioned and you included - I continue to not be enamored of Tyson Ross. He's got plenty of upside but starts like his first one aren't out of the norm and I think he's an injury risk as well (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)RJ Thanks for putting your time in here. Which 3 can we count on this year if you had to keep three? Kennedy, Eovaldi, Koehler, Volquez Tyson Ross,Schlosser. and why?
(OB1 from NYC)
No problem. You guys are the reason we do this.

To answer your question, let me break it down this way: I wouldn't keep Koehler or Schlosser. They just don't have enough upside for my tastes. Volquez has the upside, but I refuse to depend on him living up to it. That leaves Kennedy, Eovaldi, and Ross by default. Those would be my picks. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul I trust your pitching instincts more than anyone else's in the industry. There are some attractive mid round starters with RP SP eligibility. Tyson Ross, Smyly, Alex Wood and Tanner Scheppers. In our points format dual eligibility is critically important. How do you rank these guys and which should I reach for and which mignt be less attractive this season?
(Joe Sparma from Detroit )
Ah, the SP/RP guys... I'm aware of their potential improved value in some formats. I think you've actually ranked them as I would, though I might even gamble on Scheppers over Wood. Wood's going to get his shot because their rotation is decimated, but I'm not sure he's a full-time starter. Those mechanics are butt. (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Am I alright with a fantasy pitching staff anchored by Scherzer, Cain, Shelby Miller, Andrew Cashner, RA Dickey, Drew Smyly and Tyson Ross?
(Lou from washington)
I have no idea. How big is your league? I like a lot of those pitchers. If you're in a 20-team NL-only league, well done! (Except for the three AL guys.) (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Who are a few hitters/pichers you like to break-out this year?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I don't know if he's a breakout candidate, but I'm a big Tyson Ross fan. I think the adjustments they made are real and while the injury risk might always be there, he was (tied) for the hardest pitcher to hit in the second half.

I think Brett Lawrie is a nice post-hype candidate put up some sneaky 15/20 goodness.

Brandon Belt isn't exactly a breakout candidate, but he is going to add even more power this year. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Tyson Ross? I think he's going to break out in a big way.
(danrnelson from Mpls)
I do, too. Been gushing over him a lot lately, including in the SP Guide. (Paul Sporer)
2014-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of injury.I don't get how so many are high on Tyson Ross on making the next step.To me,there is no next step + he's all arm,no momentum.An injury waiting to happen.
(Spirou from Montreal)
You can be high on a player and still concerned about his injury risk. I see the same thing, that lack of stride is disconcerting to my eyes. But that slider, oh my goodness. Roll that thing out there as long as he can throw it. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben, Loving the podcast. I took over a 12-team 2 catcher auction roto league. It is 5x5 standard scoring, only i has K/9 instead of K. 260 auction budget. I can keep up to 10 guys. Would love to get your expertise opinion Here are the 12 I am deciding between. All except Jones and Craig can be kept for an additional year at a price increase Gattis ($1) Rendon ($5) Tulo ($33) Adam Jones ($32) Allen Craig ($11) Frieri ($4) Carlos Martinez ($1) Matt Moore ($15) Tyson Ross ($7) Yordano V. ($1) Cingrani ($5) Alex Wood ($5) I really want to keep CMart cause of his immense talent and price. But have a feeling you will have as one of the drops thanks!
(rzt101 from Queens)
These are hard to answer on the fly, a they require a ton of thought, but off the top of my head I'll drop Ross and Wood. (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Tyson Ross and Birch Smith? Ross was unhittable last season with one of the highest SwgStr% and lowest Contact%, but his track record is checkered.
(Speak of The Devil from SD)
Ross's biggest issue is staying healthy. This is like a Morrow comment but if he can give you 180 innings he'll be impressive all year. He has to get there though and I'm not comfortable with gambling there.

Birch Smith is interesting and I like him. Huge K% and really good stuff. He has to work on his command but he's a very interesting pitcher. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can we expect from Tyson Ross where do you see him peaking at?
(Jim from Tampa)
Very intrigued - http://painttheblack.com/2014/01/tyson-ross-a-rising-star/ ... I think he can be a fantasy stud mixing both real talent and a tremendous home ballpark. His mechanics aren't great, but they are improving (particularly a higher leg lift per Doug). (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)RE: Tyson Ross...For a contending dynasty team with an immediate SP need, do you take Ross over prospects like Stroman and Butler who could be up this year?
(JoJo from SD)
Yes. (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tyson Ross or Danny Salazar this year? either a top 30 guy for you?
(Matt from NJ)
Ross - http://painttheblack.com/2014/01/tyson-ross-a-rising-star/ ; but no on top 30 if I'm betting. CAN they? Sure, both have the talent. But it'd be their peak, breakout kind of year to do it. (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have for a dynasty league next year and beyond: Tyson Ross or James Paxton?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
Ross! http://painttheblack.com/2014/01/tyson-ross-a-rising-star/ :) (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Eddie Butler and Heaney in a keeper league points. Where do you see the ceiling for Jarred Cosart and Tyson Ross?
(OB1kenobiI from Tampa)
Neither Cosart or Ross rates with Butler and Heaney for me in real life. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)My 16-team dynasty points team offense is stacked. We start 5 SP each week and I've got 3 safe ones, 2 injury risks and the rest are veterans coming off surgery. There are about 400 players kept so there are only back-end MLB starters available in the draft. Would you advise targeting those types (Hector Santiago, Scott Kazmir, Tyson Ross, etc.) to address my immediate need? Or would you go for higher ceiling SP prospects to (Crick, Stroman, H. Harvey, Urias, etc.) that are farther away? The thinking with the latter is trading said prospects could yield a better MLB SP than what is available in the draft. Thanks!
(Kiko from Cali)
This is a great question and I'm not sure there's one right answer. I shade towards the side of picking the prospects, because of the three guys you listed I really only like Kazmir and I worry about his health, but it's hard to answer without knowing how your league values prospects who aren't close to the majors. I am a huge fan of all four prospects you listed though. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)want do you think of a $1 Mejia in a 12 team NL 5x5 league this year that has 12 keepers? I'm set with Tyson Ross at $1, Charlie Morton $2, Medlen $1, Estrada $7, Samardzijia $1 for my pitching. Is Estrada going to have the breakout that makes him worth the $7?
(higgsboson from guelph)
I like Mejia, but I have some concern about him pitching a full season. He'll exceed the $1 value but he threw fewer than 60 innings in 2013. He's going to get innings capped so, if that matters to you, act accordingly. I'd say $7 is just about my limit on keeping a guy like Estrada. I'm not sure he's a value play there, but is probably worth keeping. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you choose for fantasy: Tyson Ross or James Paxton?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
I simply can't trust Ross, given a delivery with one of the shortest strides in the game and minimal momentum. The statistical step forward last season was intriguing, but his stuff has to be crisp in order to succeed. So give me Paxton and pray for the upside of youth to shine through onto the stat sheet. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you buying Tyson Ross's performance down the stretch? I'd need to use an early round pick on him in dynasty and not sure he's legit.
(Joe from NY)
I'm buying it in the sense that I think the Padres will continue to use him in the rotation until he gets hurt. That said, I don't love his chances of repeating this performance or staying healthy for a long period of time. (Bret Sayre)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Did you see anything changes, mechanically, in 2013 that would lead us to believe Tyson Ross can stay healthy, or are the injury red flags always going to be a concern?
(Bryant from Oceanside, CA)
Ross relies almost entirely on his upper-body/arm to generate velocity, with almost no momentum or stride to speak of, which will always be a concern for his effectiveness as well as his health. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug - All year we have heard negative reports on the mechanics of Aaron Sanchez? Yet the results have been pretty good, culminating in a great run in the AFL. What have you heard on his form? Also, is there anything besides height that has you thinking that Marcus Stroman should be in the pen? Thank you.
(R.A.Wagman from Toronto)
Sanchez has reportedly straightened his posture and shortened his stride, and though I had not seen much of him prior to the AFL, footage from the Fall Stars game confirms the posture and stride. The improved posture is great (so is his balance), and the slow pace allows him to repeat the delivery, but I really don't like the muted stride. He can survive on the minors on raw stuff, but advanced batters will likely punish him with a shortened release distance. Once again, the Tyson Ross paradigm rears its ugly head - never thought I would use that name so many times in the same chat!

On the jukebox: Beatles, "A Hard Day's Night" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Mike how would you rank the following(Please not just the way you have them)Parker,Haren,Nova,Leake,,and Tyson Ross.Thanks
(Chesty from New Bern,NC)
I would go Ivan Nova, Mike Leake, Jarrod Parker, Tyson Ross, and Dan Haren for this year. Nova might not be the best of the bunch, but I feel like you have to ride the streak. Leake is "due" to slip, but isn't that bad. Parker is a little too HR prone for my taste. Ross might actually be better, but I'd like to see more before ranking him higher. I don't trust Haren right now. Flashes of brilliance, but the HR tendencies tell me to lay off. (Mike Gianella)
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you as surprised as I am that Tyson Ross' arm is still attached to his body? He might be better though without it (he can't be worse than now)
(Randy from Oakland)
The human body is capable of many wonders, though apparently it's not capable of making Ross a good enough pitcher to stay in the big leagues. The A's optioned him to Sacramento today without even bothering to make a corresponding move. (Cespedes is apparently supposed to come off the D.L. for Friday's game.)

I don't have high hopes for Ross's career. When you don't throw strikes and the strikes you do throw aren't quality strikes, you're just asking for trouble. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat as I'm ready to get amped up for the 2012 season. Rotation Q's for a deeper league: Do Tyson Ross and Kris Medlen have chances of carving out rolls with those rotations currently influx?
(Bringon2012 from Kansas)
Absolutely not to Medlen. Heís good, but heíll need to prove heís recovered from TJ, and the Braves just have soooooo many options merely vying for the fifth spot (Minor, Teheran, Delgado, Vizcaino, etc.), most of which are now younger and more talented than Medlen. Medlen's probably 10th on their SP depth chart. Not a bad problem to have for a team, but for a Medlen owner it is. Ross has a slightly higher a chance, but the Aís also brought in quite the haul of starter candidates this winter between Jarrod Parker, Brad Peacock, and Tom Milone, plus mainstays (while healthy) of Brett Anderson, Dallas Braden, Brandon McCarthy, and (to a lesser extent) Guillermo Moscoso. Then you have the usual Ross-esque fill-ins like Graham Godfrey and Josh Outman, so itíll be tough. (Derek Carty)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like to round out the A's rotation out of Brandon McCarthy, Josh Outman, Tyson Ross, Bobby Cramer, and the forever-injured Rich Harden?
(Tom from Madison)
What, you mean in terms of finding a fifth ma to fight for the honor of being fifth starter? Ian Krol's a way's off yet. Pedro Figueroa's coming back from TJS and will start the season on the DL--that has to make him an honorary competitor, no? (Christina Kahrl)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Was is surprising Tyson Ross or Jenrry Mejia made their team's rosters?
(Nick from Reno)
Mejia didn't shock me, but Ross certainly did, and he pitched very well last night. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Tyson Ross has thrown 8,128 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (87mph), Sinker (94mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).