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Joe Ross | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Nationals prospect Joe Ross tossed seven shutout innings Saturday for Double-A Harrisburg.
Abel De Los Santos blew a three-run lead in the eighth, preventing Ross from picking up his first win of the year. Despite the no-decision, Ross was sensational Saturday, allowing just two hits and a pair of walks. Ross' eight strikeouts were a season-high. The right-hander threw 62 of his 96 pitches for strikes. He's Washington's fifth-ranked prospect on Apr 26 - 4:48 PM

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Nationals acquired RHP Joe Ross and a player to be named later, Padres acquired OF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan, LHP Jose Castillo and RHP Gerardo Reyes, Rays acquired OF Steven Souza, C Rene Rivera, RHP Burch Smith, 1B Jake Bauers and LHP Travis Ott in a three-team trade.

The player to be named later will be shortstop prospect Trea Turner. The younger brother of Tyson Ross, Joe is a former first-round pick who has put up a 3.90 ERA and 241/91 K/BB ratio over 299 2/3 minor league innings. The 21-year-old needs more season with just 20 frames above A-ball, but he's a high-upside arm.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Padres right-handed pitching prospect Joe Ross allowed one double, one triple, one double, eight singles, one walk, and one hit batsman in 3 1/3 innings for High-A Lake Elsinore on Thursday.

Ross was coming off one of his best outings of the season, but got hit hard by a lineup that included top prospects D.J. Peterson and Gabriel Guerrero. Bad games happen in Mavericks Stadium, but this is a particularly rough one. Before the game, Ross had a 2.82 ERA and a 1.077 WHIP; after 3.76 ERA and 1.187 WHIP. The projection has not changed, so feel free to chalk this one up to a bad outing in a hitter's park.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 07:23:00 AM

Padres right-handed pitching prospect Joe Ross scattered two singles and a walk while striking out seven in six innings for High-A Lake Elsinore on Friday.

Ross allowed only one (unearned) run, breezing through a relatively weak Inland Empire lineup. Opposing batters are hitting .222/.270/.316 for the season. Ross has an 8.5 K/9 rate to go with his 2.81 ERA and 1.077 WHIP. He has the potential to be a solid mid-rotation pitcher with good command, and could see time in San Diego by the end of 2015.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Padres prospect RHP Joe Ross scattered four hits and struck out a season-high nine batters in six scoreless innings on Tuesday for High-A Lake Elsinore.

Ross, 20, has dominated through the first month of the season, posting a 1.95 ERA and 31/7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 32 1/3 innings. Since allowing four runs in his season debut for Lake Elsinore, the right-hander has yielded just two in his last 22 1/3 innings, with a 30/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio during that span. Ross, the young brother of Padres starter Tyson Ross, has big-time upside but has been slow to move up the ladder in previous years due to injuries.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Padres prospect right-hander Joe Ross has allowed only four runs in his first three starts, spanning 16 innings for High-A Lake Elsinore.

Ross has allowed only eight base runners via four hits, three walks, and one hit batsmen while striking out 11 batters. Ross has yet to turn his low-to-mid 90s fastball and two-plane slider into high strikeout totals, but his ability to consistently induce weak conduct could be a recipe for success in Petco Park. He projects as a mid-rotation workhorse.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Padres agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Joe Ross.

Ross was plucked out of a California high school with the 25th overall pick in June's First-Year Player Draft. He boasts a fastball that has been clocked at 95 mph, along with a promising curve and changeup. The 18-year-old had made a commitment to pitch at UCLA, but will now enter pro ball.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 12:43:00 AM

The Padres selected California high school pitcher Joe Ross with the 25th overall pick.

The younger brother of A's pitcher Tyson Ross, Joe has a great build and a fastball that has been clocked at 95 MPH. He also throws a curve and changeup, though both pitches do need some work. The 18-year-old is committed to UCLA and could decide to become a Bruin if the Padres don't pay up. If he does sign, he'll have the spacious confines PETCO Park to look forward to.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 11:18:00 PM

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