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Joe Ross | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (25) / SD

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Joe Ross has been "one of the most sought-after pitchers of the offseason."
Cafardo notes that Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo "is resisting all offers" for Ross at the moment. Trading the young right-hander just doesn't make any sense for the Nats, as they're poised to lose Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister in free agency and need Ross in their rotation. Ross is under team control through 2021. Sun, Nov 29, 2015 09:19:00 AM
Source: Boston Globe

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Joe Ross has been moved to the Nationals' bullpen.

And he probably won't be used too frequently down the stretch. Ross had been showing signs of fatigue over the last couple of weeks, but the 22-year-old right-hander can hang his hat on a cool 3.79 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 68/20 K/BB ratio over his first 73 2/3 major league innings. Ross should have a rotation spot all locked up for 2016.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Joe Ross may be shut down for the rest of 2015.

Ross showed more signs of fatigue in his start Sunday against the Braves, yielding four runs on five hits and three walks while showing diminished velocity on his fastball late in the game. He's up to 149 2/3 innings this season -- 28 more than his previous career high. "That’s a big discussion for us," Nationals manager Matt Williams said after Sunday’s game. "Again, we have to understand where he’s at. The territory he’s in. What options we have going forward. We’ll make decisions. We have a few days to make those, certainly."
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Joe Ross labored through 4 1/3 innings in earning a no-decision against the Braves on Sunday, allowing four runs on five hits while walking three.

Ross failed to strike out a batter in the contest. The Braves scored in little trickles, posting a run in the first inning, a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth. The 22-year-old right-hander will carry a 3.79 ERA and 1.11 WHIP into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Marlins.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Joe Ross allowed three runs, issuing six walks, over 2 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Ross cruised through the first two innings before falling off the rails in the third. The right-hander walked four in the frame, including three straight to walk in a run, before being yanked. He allowed just one hit while striking out three prior to exiting. The start was out of the ordinary for Ross, who was largely a revelation for the Nationals through his first 11 starts. Ross will carry a 3.50 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into Sunday's game against the Braves.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 12:37:00 AM

Joe Ross allowed just an unearned run and one hit over six innings to beat the Padres on Thursday.

Wil Myers was pretty impressive before getting hurt this year, but the Padres would sure love to have Ross and Trea Turner back right now. Ross has a 3.24 ERA and a very impressive 1.01 WHIP in his 11 major league starts. He'll be worth using in mixed leagues until the Nats shut him down, something that figures to happen within two or three weeks.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:30:00 PM

The Nationals are expected to shut Joe Ross down at some point.

Ross has pitched 136 2/3 innings this season between the majors and minors, which is 14 1/3 frames more than his previous career high. The Nats aren't revealing what his innings limit is, but they admit he's approaching it. "That’s a decision that we’ll have to make if and when we have to make it. But, he’s in uncharted territory. So, it’s a start-to-start, day to day, if you will," manager Matt Williams said. "And we’ll have to see where he goes from here, but we want to be prepared if in fact that time come. Where it’s time to shut him down, then we have somebody that is stretched out and ready to go." Tanner Roark is expected to enter the rotation when Ross is shut down.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 07:49:00 PM

Joe Ross was phenomenal in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Brewers, allowing just one run on six hits over seven innings.

Only a solo homer off the molten-hot bat of Khris Davis in the seventh kept Ross from a shutout. He struck out four without walking a batter in what was one of his better starts this season. At just 22 years old, he holds some impressive numbers in his first 10 major league starts--including a 3.56 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 58/9 K/BB ratio in 60 2/3 innings. The WHIP is particularly impressive, as most young starters have a tendency to nibble at the strike zone. Not Ross. Next on the schedule, a home start against the Marlins to kick off a three-game weekend series.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 11:30:00 PM

Joe Ross failed to provide the Nationals length in Sunday's loss to the Giants, lasting just four-plus innings while allowing four runs on six hits.

Ross struck out six and walked one in the ineffective outing. He allowed three runs in the fourth inning and an additional run in the fifth before he was lifted from the contest. The 22-year-old right-hander has now made nine starts for the Nationals and holds a 3.86 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 54/9 K/BB ratio across 53 2/3 innings. His upcoming home start against the Brewers figures to be an easier task.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 07:04:00 PM

Joe Ross was dealt a loss on Tuesday versus the Dodgers, serving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Yasiel Puig accounted for all five runs, hitting a two-run bomb in the fourth inning, then clearing the bases with a triple in the fifth. Ross gave up six hits and walked four while striking out only one in what was by far the least impressive of his eight starts this season. The rookie holds a 3.44 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and a 48/8 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings. Ross will face the Giants in San Francisco next.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 01:19:00 AM

Joe Ross pitched a nice game against the Mets on Saturday, yielding two runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Ross struck out six and walked one, with both runs scoring on solo home runs by Lucas Duda in the fourth and seventh innings. He's now allowed three or fewer runs in each of his first six starts to open his career in the bigs. Not too shabby. Ross'll take a 3.00 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 40/4 K/BB ratio (over 39 innings) into his next start, a home showdown with the Diamondbacks.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 10:12:00 PM

Joe Ross gave up three runs in six innings, taking the loss on Sunday versus the Pirates.

The Pirates three singles and a hit batter to bring in a pair of runs in the third inning, and Neil Walker tacked on with a solo home run in the fourth. Ross, overall, allowed five hits and a walk while fanning seven. He's allowed three or fewer runs in all five starts to begin his major league career. The right-hander carries a 3.03 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, and a 34/3 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings. Ross will attempt to continue his run next weekend on the road against the Mets.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Joe Ross faltered late and ultimately lost, yielding three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings on Tuesday facing the Mets.

Ross had held the Mets to one run through six innings, but a leadoff single and a fielding error by Clint Robinson helped the Mets score twice in the seventh inning. He gave up only four hits on the night without issuing a walk, and striking out four. The right-hander has been mighty impressive in four starts this year, sporting a 2.70 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, and a 27/2 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings. Ross matches up with the Pirates in Pittsburgh next.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 10:15:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Joe Ross from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll make the start Tuesday against the Mets, which is a good streaming situation in fantasy leagues. Ross posted a 2.66 ERA and 23/2 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings during his first taste of the majors back in June.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Joe Ross will be called up to start on Tuesday against the Mets.

It was expected but was officially confirmed by Nationals manager Matt Williams on Monday. Ross boasts a 2.66 ERA and 23/2 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings with the Nats this season and should remain in the rotation until Stephen Strasburg (oblique) is ready.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 04:44:00 PM

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