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Joe Ross | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (25) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Ross pitched eight innings of one-run ball Tuesday to beat the Mariners in his return to the majors.
Ross was really strong early on, reaching the mid-90s with his fastball. His velocity dipped steadily as the night went along, but the effectively never waned. We'd still like to see him maintain that fastball longer into outings before recommending him especially vehemently, but he needs to be owned in mixed leagues regardless. May 23 - 9:55 PM

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Nationals recalled RHP Joe Ross from Triple-A Syracuse.

Ross will rejoin the Nationals' starting rotation on Tuesday night against the Mariners after tossing seven innings of one-run ball in his last start with Triple-A Syracuse. The young right-hander has struggled this season at the major league level, but he still carries a fair amount of fantasy upside and he'll give owners two starts this week.
May 23 - 4:04 PM

The Nationals are calling up right-hander Joe Ross to start Tuesday against the Mariners.

Ross was surprisingly optioned to Triple-A Syracuse earlier this month, but his stint in the minors didn't last long. While he posted a 5.50 ERA over three starts in Triple-A, he threw seven innings of one-run ball with six strikeouts and one walk in his most recent outing. The 22-year-old had a 7.47 ERA over three starts prior to his demotion, but he's capable of much better if he's right and is worth picking up in fantasy leagues where he was dropped.
May 22 - 1:35 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Joe Ross to Triple-A Syracuse.

The move was noted on the league transaction log, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. No word yet on the corresponding roster move. Ross lasted just four innings in his most recent start Sunday against the Mets and owns a shaky 7.47 ERA with five homers allowed over his first three starts. He was lined up to make his next start Saturday against the Phillies, but the Nationals will apparently go in a different direction.
May 2 - 8:42 AM

Joe Ross yielded five runs in four innings Sunday against the Mets.

Ross's velocity, while still a little short of his norm, was better today than last time out, when it was way down against the Rockies. The results weren't there, though, and it's going to be necessary to keep watching his arm strength. He's not someone who should be unowned in any mixed leagues, though.
Apr 30 - 5:28 PM

Joe Ross allowed five earned runs, seven hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision at Colorado on Tuesday.

Offensive support wasn't the problem for Ross, as the offense provided plenty of runs. He couldn't limit the damage and make it through five innings to qualify for the victory. It certainly happens at Coors Field. He'll look to bounce back in his next scheduled start back at Nationals Park on Sunday against the Mets.
Apr 26 - 1:48 AM

Joe Ross was quality in a win over the Braves on Wednesday, allowing three runs on six hits through seven innings of work.

He walked just one, punched out seven batters and rode his team's offensive outburst to an easy victory. He gave up two runs in the first inning and one in the third before settling down to throw four more scoreless innings. This was Ross' first major league action of the season. He began the year at Triple-A, where he made two starts with a 3.72 ERA in 9 2/3 innings.
Apr 20 - 12:57 AM

Nationals recalled RHP Joe Ross from Triple-A Syracuse.

Ross, 23, will be starting against the Braves on Wednesday evening. With a 3.52 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 162/50 K/BB ratio across 181 2/3 innings for his major league career, he holds fantasy relevance in standard mixed-league formats. In a more focused sample size, Ross pitched to a 3.43 ERA while posting a 93/29 K/BB ratio across 105 innings (19 starts) during the 2016 season.
Apr 19 - 6:58 PM

Joe Ross has officially been named the Nationals' starter for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

It was assumed that would be the decision after Ross tossed seven innings of one-run ball with six strikeouts last Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse. The 23-year-old right-hander boasts a 3.52 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 162/50 K/BB ratio over 181 2/3 career innings at the major league level and makes for a fine back-end starter in standard mixed fantasy leagues. Daily Slant: Ross should be one of the more intriguing value plays at the SP spot on Wednesday. He was dominant against RH bats in 2016, posting a .265 wOBA allowed with a healthy 23.6% K-rate, but he did have some issues with LH bats (31.6 LD%, 4.67 xFIP). The Braves are actually 7th in wOBA against RHP this season, but especially with Matt Kemp out, they just don't possess much pop outside of Freddie Freeman.
Apr 18 - 5:44 PM

Joe Ross could start Wednesday against the Braves.

The Nationals are hinting at the possibility, as Max Scherzer is lined up to start the series opener and Stephen Strasburg will start Thursday, but Wednesday is listed as TBA. Ross was sent down to Triple-A Syracuse to begin the year because the Nationals needed their fifth starter just once in the first couple of weeks. Ross was hit hard in his first start with Syracuse, but he tossed six innings of one-run ball on Thursday. The 23-year-old posted a 3.43 ERA and 93/29 K/BB ratio in 105 innings over 19 starts last season. It's time to pick him up in fantasy leagues where he was dropped.
Apr 17 - 10:12 AM

Joe Ross tossed seven innings of one-run ball with six strikeouts Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse.

Ross struggled in his first start at Syracuse last week, but he got his slider working Thursday and cruised through seven efficient innings against the Triple-A affiliate of the Tigers. Washington will need a fifth starter next week and Ross could very well be the guy. The 23-year-old right-hander posted a 3.43 ERA with 93 strikeouts in 105 innings (19 starts) last season for the Nationals.
Apr 13 - 2:06 PM

The Nationals might not recall Joe Ross until April 22 against the Mets when they next need a fifth starter.

Jeremy Guthrie got hammered in a spot start Saturday and has been designated for assignment, but it looks like Ross will remain in the minors for another couple weeks. The Nationals want him working on having a consistent arm slot and it also serves to keep his workload in check. Ross struggled in his first start for Triple-A Syracuse, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on six hits and three walks over 2 2/3 innings.
Source: MASN Sports
Apr 9 - 1:55 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Joe Ross to Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll return to the majors on April 9 when the Nationals need a fifth starter. Ross boasts a 3.52 ERA over his first 181 2/3 innings in the majors and should be a fine performer for the Nats as long as he can stay healthy.
Apr 2 - 11:29 AM

Joe Ross surrendered four runs in five innings Thursday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Ross struck out seven, but he gave up eight hits. Ross's spring concludes with a 3.93 ERA and an 18/5 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. He's one of our favorite value picks among starting pitchers this year.
Mar 30 - 4:34 PM

Joe Ross allowed four runs -- two earned -- in 4 2/3 innings against the Astros on Saturday.

He gave up six hits and a walk while striking out three. He has a fine 2.70 ERA through four spring starts. He finished with a 3.43 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 105 innings in 2016. He seems safely ensconced in the Nationals' starting rotation and makes for a smart mid-round pick on draft day.
Mar 18 - 5:59 PM

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