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Birth Date4-22-1987
Height6' 6"
Weight245 lbs
Age31 years, 2 months, 25 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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2010 OAK MLB 26 2 39.3 1 4 1 39 20 32 4 .255 98 8.9 4.6 0.9 7.3 55% .310 .264 1.50 4.26 5.49 89 3.75 84.6 0.6
2011 OAK MLB 9 6 36.0 3 3 0 33 13 24 1 .257 95 8.2 3.2 0.2 6.0 49% .299 .224 1.28 3.17 2.75 93 3.40 79.1 0.7
2012 OAK MLB 18 13 73.3 2 11 0 96 37 46 7 .268 93 11.8 4.5 0.9 5.6 52% .360 .315 1.81 4.74 6.50 117 6.40 146.8 -1.1
2013 SDN MLB 35 16 125.0 3 8 0 100 44 119 8 .256 99 7.2 3.2 0.6 8.6 57% .282 .231 1.15 3.17 3.17 88 3.42 82.0 2.2
2014 SDN MLB 31 31 195.7 13 14 0 165 72 195 13 .258 94 7.6 3.3 0.6 9.0 59% .291 .244 1.21 3.21 2.81 91 3.34 81.8 3.6
2015 SDN MLB 33 33 196.0 10 12 0 172 84 212 9 .259 98 7.9 3.9 0.4 9.7 62% .320 .242 1.31 3.00 3.26 84 3.49 81.6 3.7
2016 SDN MLB 1 1 5.3 0 1 0 9 1 5 0 .265 91 15.2 1.7 0.0 8.4 47% .474 .362 1.88 2.99 11.81 99 3.66 80.9 0.1
2017 TEX MLB 12 10 49.0 3 3 0 53 37 36 7 .261 111 9.7 6.8 1.3 6.6 48% .305 .291 1.84 6.15 7.71 130 8.11 172.7 -1.4
2018 SDN MLB 19 19 108.3 5 8 0 95 43 97 14 .261 102 7.9 3.6 1.2 8.1 45% .271 .255 1.27 4.36 4.32 108 5.00 113.0 0.3

Statistics for All Levels

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2008 KNC A 6 4 19.3 0 1 0 16 5 16 1 .268 99 7.5 2.3 0.5 7.5 67% .268 .225 1.09 3.36 4.66 86 1.82 41.2
2009 STO A+ 18 18 86.3 5 6 0 78 33 82 10 .276 99 8.1 3.4 1.0 8.6 56% .278 .266 1.29 4.79 4.17 90 3.57 69.0
2009 MID AA 9 9 50.0 5 4 0 40 20 31 3 .248 132 7.2 3.6 0.5 5.6 62% .254 .207 1.20 4.05 3.96 82 2.59 53.2
2010 OAK MLB 26 2 39.3 1 4 1 39 20 32 4 .255 98 8.9 4.6 0.9 7.3 55% .310 .264 1.50 4.26 5.49 89 3.75 84.6
2010 SAC AAA 6 6 25.3 2 1 0 22 13 30 1 .268 107 7.8 4.6 0.4 10.7 63% .362 .228 1.38 3.73 3.56 73 3.39 63.2
2011 OAK MLB 9 6 36.0 3 3 0 33 13 24 1 .257 95 8.2 3.2 0.2 6.0 49% .299 .224 1.28 3.17 2.75 93 3.40 79.1
2011 STO A+ 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 .296 96 18.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 25% .500 .314 3.00 4.94 9.00 112 7.81 138.4
2011 SAC AAA 9 9 36.7 3 2 0 52 22 34 5 .268 93 12.8 5.4 1.2 8.3 42% .385 .315 2.02 5.49 7.61 104 7.33 129.1
2012 OAK MLB 18 13 73.3 2 11 0 96 37 46 7 .268 93 11.8 4.5 0.9 5.6 52% .360 .315 1.81 4.74 6.50 117 6.40 146.8
2012 SAC AAA 15 13 78.3 6 2 0 69 29 64 4 .268 94 7.9 3.3 0.5 7.4 61% .283 .237 1.25 3.91 2.99 87 3.41 65.2
2013 SDN MLB 35 16 125.0 3 8 0 100 44 119 8 .256 99 7.2 3.2 0.6 8.6 57% .282 .231 1.15 3.17 3.17 88 3.42 82.0
2013 TUC AAA 4 2 11.7 1 1 0 12 6 9 0 .261 113 9.3 4.6 0.0 6.9 60% .343 .245 1.54 3.56 4.63 98 4.76 96.2
2014 SDN MLB 31 31 195.7 13 14 0 165 72 195 13 .258 94 7.6 3.3 0.6 9.0 59% .291 .244 1.21 3.21 2.81 91 3.34 81.8
2015 SDN MLB 33 33 196.0 10 12 0 172 84 212 9 .259 98 7.9 3.9 0.4 9.7 62% .320 .242 1.31 3.00 3.26 84 3.49 81.6
2016 SDN MLB 1 1 5.3 0 1 0 9 1 5 0 .265 91 15.2 1.7 0.0 8.4 47% .474 .362 1.88 2.99 11.81 99 3.66 80.9
2016 LEL A+ 1 1 0.7 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 .299 98 40.5 27.0 0.0 13.5 50% .750 .526 7.50 9.70 54.00 108 11.04 217.9
2017 TEX MLB 12 10 49.0 3 3 0 53 37 36 7 .261 111 9.7 6.8 1.3 6.6 48% .305 .291 1.84 6.15 7.71 130 8.11 172.7
2017 FRI AA 2 2 11.7 1 1 0 11 4 10 0 .264 100 8.5 3.1 0.0 7.7 62% .324 .245 1.29 2.62 2.31 93 3.58 80.3
2017 ROU AAA 4 4 18.7 2 1 0 23 11 11 3 .262 97 11.1 5.3 1.4 5.3 46% .345 .321 1.82 6.72 7.71 117 8.73 168.4
2018 SDN MLB 19 19 108.3 5 8 0 95 43 97 14 .261 102 7.9 3.6 1.2 8.1 45% .271 .255 1.27 4.36 4.32 108 5.00 113.0

Plate Discipline

2010 703 0.4609 0.4182 0.7449 0.5617 0.2955 0.8077 0.6429 0.2551
2011 534 0.5019 0.3933 0.7952 0.5261 0.2594 0.8652 0.6522 0.2048
2012 1274 0.5000 0.4349 0.8303 0.6232 0.2465 0.9043 0.6433 0.1697
2013 1970 0.4360 0.4513 0.7413 0.6205 0.3204 0.8799 0.5337 0.2587
2014 3089 0.4273 0.4412 0.6911 0.5909 0.3296 0.8449 0.4854 0.3089
2015 3208 0.4352 0.4261 0.6942 0.5802 0.3074 0.8580 0.4560 0.3058
2016 90 0.4444 0.4333 0.6667 0.5750 0.3200 0.9130 0.3125 0.3333
2017 964 0.4263 0.4056 0.8107 0.5864 0.2712 0.8838 0.6933 0.1893
2018 1825 0.4334 0.4236 0.7723 0.5740 0.3085 0.8877 0.6082 0.2277

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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 -


Year Team Salary
2018 SDN $1,750,000
2017 TEX $6,000,000
2016 SDN $9,625,000
2015 SDN $5,250,000
2014 SDN $1,980,000
2013 SDN $500,500
2010 OAK $400,000
7 yrPrevious$23,755,500
8 yrPvs + Cur$25,505,500
8 yrTotal$25,505,500


Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 118 dWasserman Media Group1 year/$1.75M (2018)

  • 1 year (2018). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/30/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.75M in majors. Performance bonuses: $0.15M for each start from 5 to 19. $0.2M each for each start from 20 to 29. May opt out of contract 5/15/18 and 6/15/18 if not on Major League roster. Contract selected by San Diego 3/28/18.
  • 1 year/$6M (2017). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/20/17. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 8-11 games started. $0.15M each for 12-15 GS. $0.2M each for 16-20 GS. Assignment bonus: $0.5M with trade. Released by Texas 9/12/17. Released by Texas 9/12/17.
  • 1 year/$9.625M (2016). Re-signed by San Diego 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by San Diego 12/2/16.
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2015). Re-signed by San Diego 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 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.

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10 vs L (Multi) .259 .352 .367 .272
11 vs R (Multi) .225 .293 .314 .224
18 Split (Multi) .034 .059 .053 .048
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .412 .444 .588 .375
31 vs R (2016) .286 .444 .429 .336
38 Split (2016) .126 .000 .160 .039
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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2018-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)is Tyson Ross for real? rate Chirinos, T. Ross, Mengden rest of the way please.
(Frank White from Brooklyn)
It's always been about health for Ross. He's throwing a ton of sliders again, which feels like a good indicator that he at least feels healthy-ish. Ross, Chirinos, Mengden, for me. (Mark Barry)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see the Cubs doing much else to improve themselves this winter? Perhaps it's the pre-World Series Cubs fan in me, but it feels like they need to make one more move to get back in the postseason next year.
(Brad from Minneapolis)
They probably just need to not step on a landmine to get back in the postseason–the team is devastating. They are shallower than last season, except maybe in the bullpen. I think something fun could be brewing with Candelario coming in to get reps at third and Bryant slumming in the OF a little–the best thing a team can always do is take a flyer on another starting pitcher with upside. Tyson Ross, of course, is the dude. (I'm not confident he'll be good, but he's the right combination of upside and risk for them.) And I'd look for them to make another big move at the deadline, after the season happens. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to turn the Angels into a contender in this offseason, how would you do it? No care in the world about future prospects but realistic spending limits. As long as you can win in 2017, that's all that matters.
(JustinPerline from NY)
Hey Justin. They're actually not as far away as one might imagine. Part One: DON'T TRADE TROUT. Part Two: Sign Tyson Ross, because your entire rotation is about crossing your fingers anyway. Then I sign Chase Utley for the infield. Deal Jahmai Jones and Taylor Ward for a starting pitcher. Maybe I trade Cam Bedrosian to a team that wants a cheap closer ... for another starting pitcher and worry about the bullpen in July.

(The answer is more/better starting pitching.) (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)In a Dynasty league would you rather keep Snell, McCullers, Tyson Ross, or Vince Velasquez?
(lipitorkid from california)
I want Snell (Mike Gianella)
2016-05-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've got Matt Moore, James Shields, Tyson Ross (currently on DL), JA Happ, Kevin Gausman, and Adam Wainwright (among other starting pitchers) at the back of my rotation/bench in my keeper league. I feel I need to drop one of them soon to balance my roster. Should it be Wainwright? His performance has been lackluster so far but I wonder how much hope I should hold onto that he turns a corner and pitches (mostly) like his old self.
(mattstupp from NYC)
I'm tempted to tell you to punt on Happ only because the regression fairy came for him in a big way last night. But yeah, Waino has been not great and he's getting up there in years. I'm hardly a fantasy expert, though, so about five grains of salt there. I'm not an authority on such matters. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. In a dynasty with OBP instead of AVG, I have a chance to acquire Miggy, which will cost me Encarnacion + Tyson Ross + Familia. How much difference is there between these two first basemen to give up these solid pitchers?
(Kalimantan from Palangkaraya)
I wouldn't do that. Encarnacion is certainly behind Cabrera, but it's too close to give up those guys. Ross should be a solid SP3 for the next few years, and I'm in love with Familia. (Matt Collins)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can jerad eickhoff become the next Tyson Ross? His slider was great last year I think.
(Al from Canada)
I like Eickhodd, but it's hard to see him reaching Ross' level since playing in Philly rather than San Diego. He's definitely worth a later-round look, though. (Matt Collins)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Top 5 SP candidates for the Cubs this offesason are?
(Matt from Huntsville(AL))
In some order: Price, Zimmermann, Tyson Ross, Carlos Carrasco, Julio Teheran. (Off the top of my head.) (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Should Cubs trade for a sp like Tyson Ross or sign a stud like Price?
(JB from Wisconsin)
This offseason is going to be critically important in terms of setting up a serious run at the division. At this point the Cubs' young arms aren't ready to make a jump to the majors and they'll need to get one more starter to help cover for the lack of innings Hendricks and the 5 spot typically throw up.

If it's me I go after a few of the three starters and retain flexibility to cover other holes on the team. I don't like the idea of paying two starters in excess of $100mm and then having to deal with arbitration wrt to Arrieta down the line. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which Cubs prospects would be most likely to be packaged in a deal this offseason for a starter? (If they decide to go with that route and not starting a top of the rotation type starter in free agency)
(Kevin from La Crosse, WI)
Depends on the caliber of starter they're looking at. It was pretty clear they weren't comfortable getting in on Cole Hamels during the deadline and reports are that the ask from SD on Tyson Ross was irresponsibly high. With that in mind I think you're going to be looking at a mix of MLB assets and prospects going in a deal for a starter. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who says No? Cubs trade Castro, Alcantara and Pierce Johnson for Tyson Ross?
(Theo from Chicago)
Judging by the aggressive asking price I've heard around Tyson Ross I think it's possible the Padres already said no to this. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)I could remake Tyson Ross into a top 20 starter. Should I get the chance?
(Ray Searage from Pittsburgh, PA)
I hope you do because Tyson Ross is really growing on me lately. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Tyson Ross - worth going after from fantasy perspective? I think he might be undervalued given couple wild recent outings?
(Lee from SoCal)
Ross has been such a weird case this season. He has been startlingly consistent in the sense of ER per game, never really getting lit but never being dominant either, but his slider percentage has stayed insanely high while the walk rate has gone through the roof. I think that he was overvalued going into the season but that he is probably undervalued right now, though his lack of command could be a harbinger of doom rest of season. If his owner is willing to take 60 cents on the dollar from Ross' draft-day value, then I like it. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Would you be looked to sell Michael Wacha ASAP? The ERA and WHIP look nice, but it comes with a 13% k rate. Trade for Tyson Ross?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
Wacha still has a better FIP than Ross, but it's close and due to all the walks Ross is issuing. Wacha's strand percentage is almost through the roof, though, so he's due to get hit soon. If you need the strikeouts badly, I can see it. (Nick Shlain)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts RE: Tyson Ross? Forearm injury worry you heading into the year? Sell high?
(Marlins88 from MPLS)
Last year I called Tyson Ross poop in one of these chats. He was then decidedly not poopy, which many readers brought to my attention. I have lost the right to give an opinion on Ross. (Ben Carsley)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, fantasy keeper league question - would you keep Tyson Ross ($20) or Cody Allen ($2)? It is a 12-team league with a $260 budget. I love Ross (traded Sonny Gray for him as I was concerned about Gray's workload and TJ concerns) but then Ross developed his own concerns. Thanks!
(Tony from Meridian)
I prefer Ross to Allen but at an $18 price difference I think Allen's a no brainer. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Are you worried about the amount of sliders Tyson Ross throws? Had a forearm injury to close last season ... Wondering if his mechanics have anything to do with that, or just the amount of sliders he throws? Thanks!
(Marlins88 from MPLS)
The forearm injury could be tied to a number of things. Ross definitely throws a ton of sliders, and though I think that issue gets overblown a bit, his near-40% rate is an eye-opener. He also has an interesting delivery, given that he remains very upright, resulting in a tall release point despite his low-ish arm angle. He used to be painfully slow with a very short stride, but Ross has added a bit of oomph (along with some late spine-tilt) since coming to the Pads. I will definitely have a close eye on him in 2015, but I think that the sliders are more of a concern than the delivery. (Doug Thorburn)
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 - ... 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 - ; 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! :) (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. He's good, but he'll need to prove he's 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 A's 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 it'll 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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