Build: Tall and built; sturdy frame with broad shoulders; frame likely maxed.
Mechanics: 3/4 arm slot; plus arm speed; stab; mild crossfire; easy delivery with hips and shoulders in unison; solid drive with clean foot plant; repeats delivery; delivery times 1.35 - 1.45.
Harrisburg Senators (AA, Nationals)
50; #4 SP
T95 6x; T97 1x; big downhill plane and stays on top of pitch; very mild armside run; consistently peppered bottom half of zone; more control than command but is effective when keeps the ball low in the 92-94 velo band; can notch up velo when needed.
Replicates arm speed; short and tight break; can flash bite but is inconsistent; release points vary; better offering in higher velo band; works well off the FB.
Replicates arm speed; tumbles; lacks big velo separation but is deceptive due to arm speed replication and ability to consistently throw pitch lower in the zone; not a bat misser.
Note: Traded from SD to WAS in the 2014 offseason. Brother of Tyson Ross.
Ross has three major league caliber offerings in his arsenal, with average command across the board. He has little projection left and profiles to stick in the rotation. There is minimal risk because he has pitched in Double-A with success. Ross could see time in the majors in 2015, and profiles as a solid back-end option that could play as a #4 starter.
Round Drafted: 1st Round (25th overall), 2011
Why: Sturdy and athletic frame; three pitch arsenal with projection; bloodlines.