If you hadn't heard of Joe Ross midway through last season, you got very familiar very quickly. The younger brother of Tyson Ross showed he might actually be the better of the two, demonstrating some of the elder's ground-ball tendencies but with exceptional control. If he hits on all three legs of the FIP triangle, delivering optimal strikeout, walk and home run rates, he could quickly become a force in Fantasy. But of course, it remains to be seen, especially given his so-so minor-league numbers and bumpy finish last year. Chances are the latter (which lasted only two starts, by the way) was simply a case of a young pitcher exceeding his previous high in innings. If you buy that theory, you'll be happy to draft Ross among the top 50 starting pitchers.
Ross is one of the top internal candidates to fill the two openings in the Nats' rotation in 2016, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports. Ross and Tanner Roark would replace Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister in the rotation as things stand, although GM Mike Rizzo could still bring in another starter through trade or free agency, and a big spring from a prospect like Lucas Giolito could create a job battle. Ross had a successful major league debut last year, posting a 2.80 ERA and 47:4 K:BB ratio through his first seven big league starts (45 innings) before fading late.
Nationals pitcher Joe Ross will no longer start after being moved to the bullpen, reports CSNWahington.com. Ross has been showing signs of fatigue lately and has given up seven runs in his last two outings. The Nationals will turn to pitcher Tanner Roark will take his spot in the rotation and is expected to start sometime over the weekend at Miami.
Nationals starting pitcher Joe Ross will be evaluated because he has begun to show signs of fatigue, per MASNsports.com. Ross has lost some velocity as of late, which is a red flag for the organization.
When Nationals rookie starter Joe Ross arrived on the mound Tuesday night in St. Louis, he was fresh off dominant efforts in beating Milwaukee and San Diego. What became obvious is what he already knew - the Cardinals are not the Brewers or Padres. Ross did not last three innings in a no-decision. He allowed three runs on only one hit, but six walks doomed him to the early exit. Two of his four free passes in a disastrous third inning in which Ross nearly blew a 4-0 lead came around to score. He even walked in a run.
Nationals rookie starter Joe Ross enjoyed an excellent outing against the Padres on Thursday. The young right-hander allowed one unearned run on just one hit over six solid innings. He walked two and struck out seven, en route to the 4-2 victory. Ross (5-5, 3.24 ERA) posted the finest start of his young career, as this was the first time he did not allow an earned run in any of his 11 outings. Ross made six starts in August and did not fare all that well. He went 3-2 with a 5.03 ERA in August.