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41 Joe Ross RP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
23%11%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
64.04-405.485733
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018WAS025.0633000016.0171093247
2019WAS445.48289000264.0744139743357

Player Updates

January 10, 2020 07:24 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Gets $1.5 million from Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Nationals on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.

This was his second of three years as an arbitration-eligible player. Ross will enter camp as the slight favorite to beat out Austin Voth for the fifth starter's spot.

October 28, 2019 11:36 AM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Tabbed to start Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross will start Game 5 of the World Series against the Astros on Sunday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Max Scherzer was set up to start Sunday since taking the mound in Game 1, but a flareup of back and neck spasms will prevent him from starting the game. Ross had a 5.48 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 64 innings for the Nationals this season, but he looked much better after rejoining the starting rotation in August with a 2.75 ERA across his last eight starts.

October 22, 2019 01:12 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Makes World Series roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross is on the roster for the World Series against the Astros.

The 26-year-old was excluded from the roster for the Nationals' previous postseason series, but will now be available as a middle reliever out of the bullpen as Austin Voth and Roenis Elias were left off the roster. Ross recorded a career-worst 5.48 ERA and 1.67 WHIP during the regular season.

September 30, 2019 12:04 AM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Strikes out eight in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (4-4) gave up just one run on four hits and two walks as he struck out eight hitters en route to earning his fourth win of the season as the Nationals beat the Indians on Sunday.

Sunday was one of Ross's best outings of the season as it was just his third quality start since earning his first start of the season in late July. The right-hander lowered his ERA to a 5.48 and should be expected to resort back to the bullpen as the Nationals figure to ride with a rotation of Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin, Stephen Strasburg and Anibal Sanchez in the playoffs should they beat the Brewers in the wild card game Tuesday night in D.C.

September 24, 2019 04:24 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Strikes out four in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross pitched four innings and did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader. He allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out four.

Ross was making his first start in three weeks, as he's been out with forearm soreness. The 26-year-old was not expected to pitch deep into the game, and loaded the bases in the first inning on a walk and two singles. However, Philadelphia only scored one run on a Jean Segura single and Ross steadied and threw three shutout frames before departing after 64 pitches. Ross has posted a 5.90 ERA and 1.74 WHIP with a 49:31 K:BB and is not scheduled for another start during the regular season.

September 23, 2019 04:44 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (forearm) will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

The outing will be Ross' first in three weeks, as he's been out with forearm soreness for most of the month. That may mean he's not able to pitch deep into the contest, but Erick Fedde and Jeremy Hellickson will be available to provide length out of the bullpen if necessary.

September 14, 2019 01:52 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Could throw bullpen next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (forearm) could throw a bullpen session next week, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

He threw long toss Friday and will continue to progress, although at this point he is running out of time to return before the end of the regular season. Even if Ross makes it back this month, he wouldn't be stretched out to the point that he could work as a traditional starter.

September 6, 2019 05:20 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Out with forearm soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross will not start Saturday's game against the Braves after feeling forearm pain during a recent bullpen session, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The next time the Nationals need a fifth starter will be Sept. 14, and it is unclear if Ross will be ready to take the ball in that contest, which is also against Atlanta. Austin Voth will start Saturday's game and Erick Fedde could also be an option to slot into the fifth starter's spot next week if Ross is not ready to return.

September 2, 2019 05:40 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Chased early by Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (3-4) took the loss Monday as the Nationals fell 7-3 to the Mets, coughing up seven runs on eight hits and three walks over 3.2 innings while striking out four.

The right-hander hadn't pitched in nine days, but the extra rest didn't help Ross at all. It was a disappointing performance coming on the heels of a 1.05 ERA in August, but his 16:13 K:BB through 25.2 innings on the month always suggested he'd been more lucky than good. There may also be an injury concern at play -- Ross was sitting comfortably at 96 mph with his power sinker in the first inning Monday, but by the time Jeff McNeil took him deep in the fourth, his two-seam fastball velocity had fallen to the 92-93 mph range. If he stays on turn, Ross would next take the mound Saturday in Atlanta.

September 2, 2019 09:40 AM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross is slated to start Monday's series opener against the Mets.

Ross had initially been lined up to start in the Nationals' series with the Marlins over the weekend, but manager Dave Martinez used Thursday's off day to reshuffle the rotation, resulting in the righty's turn getting pushed back. He'll now line up for a two-start week, with his second outing scheduled to come Saturday in Atlanta.

August 29, 2019 04:56 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Pushed back in pitching schedule
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross isn't expected to make his next start until either Monday or Tuesday versus the Mets, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

After his most recent start came Aug. 24 versus the Cubs, Ross had been lined up to take the hill for one of the Nationals' three home games against Miami this weekend. Manager Dave Martinez instead elected to take advantage of Thursday's off day to reorder the rotation, as Patrick Corbin will leapfrog Ross in the pitching schedule and pick up a two-start week as a result. It's a disappointing development for Ross, who now draws a much tougher assignment in the Mets for his next turn.

August 24, 2019 11:08 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Fails to complete five innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross lasted just 4.1 innings and did not factor into the decision in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Cubs. He allowed two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three.

After four innings, it looked like Ross was on his way to his fourth victory, as he was staked to a 5-1 lead and had given up just three hits. However, he gave up another run on two hits in the fifth and was removed after 88 pitches. Ross will carry a 5.36 ERA and 1.65 WHIP with a 41:26 K:BB into his next start, scheduled for Saturday at home against the Marlins.

August 23, 2019 03:32 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Ready to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (leg) is expected to start Saturday against the Cubs as scheduled, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Ross took a comebacker off his right leg in Monday's outing, but X-rays came back negative and the Nationals kept him tentatively scheduled for Saturday provided he came out of Thursday's bullpen session feeling fine. Ross will look to maintain his recent strong form, as he has a 0.42 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 13:9 K:BB in his last four starts (21.1 innings).

August 21, 2019 05:24 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Bullpen will determine status
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

If Ross (leg) can throw a bullpen session Thursday, he will make Saturday's start against the Cubs, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Erick Fedde will continue to prepare to start Saturday in case the Nationals determine Thursday that Ross won't be able to make that start.

August 20, 2019 06:28 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Still scheduled for weekend start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (leg) was walking with a slight limp Tuesday but is still tentatively scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the Cubs, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

His right leg, which was hit by a comebacker in Monday's start, was still bandaged. Erick Fedde, who will lose his rotation spot to Max Scherzer (back), has been told to prepare in case Ross can't make that start.

August 19, 2019 11:08 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: X-rays return negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

X-rays on Ross' right leg returned negative after he was removed from Monday's game against Pittsburgh, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Ross was struck by a comebacker on his right leg, and after talking with the team trainer, he was forced to leave the game. "I wish I could've stayed in the game, but it wasn't looking very likely," stated Ross. "He asked if I wanted to throw, I told him it was getting tight. So I didn't think it was going to be for the best." It's unclear if the right-hander will be ready to make his next start, so his status will be worth monitoring over the next few days.

August 19, 2019 09:00 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Exits early Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross left Monday's game against the Pirates after taking a comebacker off his right leg, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. He allowed three hits and struck out two over 3.1 scoreless innings prior to exiting.

Ross didn't appear to be limping after the play, though with an 11-0 lead, the Nationals may have elected to exercise caution with the right-hander. He'll be considered day-to-day moving forward.

August 13, 2019 11:32 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Earns third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (3-3) allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out three across 6.2 innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Reds.

Ross relied on 11 groundball outs to hold the Reds' offense in check. That covered up the fact that he was hardly dominant, whiffing just three batters on the strength of eight swinging strikes across 92 total pitches. Still, he's turned in three consecutive strong outings, allowing just one earned run in 18 innings. In that same span, he's recorded only a 11:9 K:BB, suggesting he may be pitching over his head. Nevertheless, he's in line to draw a positive matchup in his next projected start Monday at Pittsburgh.

August 7, 2019 08:44 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Shuts down Giants in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (2-3) picked up the win Wednesday, allowing three hits and two walks over six scoreless innings while striking out five in a 4-1 victory over the Giants.

The right-hander may be solidifying the fifth starter spot for the Nats. Over two starts in August, Ross has given up only one run in 11.1 innings, although his 8:7 K:BB isn't exactly dominant. He'll look to keep his current run going in his next outing Tuesday, at home against the Reds.

August 3, 2019 02:04 PM
Nationals' Joe Ross: Earns first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (1-3) earned the win Friday after holding the Diamondbacks scoreless over 5.1 innings. He allowed five walks and a hit while striking out three.

Although his control was shaky, Ross turned in a nice bounce-back performance, combining with the bullpen to shut Arizona out in a 3-0 win. The right-hander has pitched mostly in relief this season, aside from a start against the Braves on July 21. In his last outing, Ross worked behind the opener, tossing 4.2 innings while giving up seven runs (six earned). The 26-year-old has the potential to make an impact on Washington's rotation if he can continue to improve his efficiency. Over 20 appearances this season, Ross owns an 8.10 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 28:18 K:BB. He'll make his next start Wednesday at San Francisco.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 28.100 4.7602227
vs RHB 35.200 6.0601130
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/13CIN1006.25123
8/17MIL00000000
8/19@PIT0003.13002
8/24@CHC0004.16243
9/2NYM0103.28734
9/24PHI0004.05124
9/29CLE1006.04128
Fantasy Points by Week
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-14

7

-1

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0
0
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-12

0
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-4

18

25

23

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015WAS55 3.6416130000 76.2643331722169
2016WAS75 3.4319190000 105.01084340962993
2017WAS53 5.0113130000 73.28844411612068
2018WAS02 5.06330000 16.0171093247
2019WAS44 5.482790002 64.0744139743357
2020WAS00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 2119 4.2978570002 335.13511711604215107294
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015WAS1727230001100 .143 .111 .111
2016WAS23412100131500 .295 .293 .244
2017WAS2033160111600 .206 .242 .182
2018WAS3500000300 .000 .000 .000
2019WAS2819120011000 .150 .105 .105
Total 911256210255500 .206 .200 .168
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015WASP16132061311 .950
2016WASP19191841310 .944
2017WASP1313918001.000
2018WASP33532011.000
2019WASP2791641110 .938
Total  785768184732 .956
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2015WAS09068 1.3511001 .223314 10.2 .3480
2016WAS3104107 1.0722002 .269447 12.3 .3880
2017WAS26976 1.0020002 .297323 13.3 .5240
2018WAS01721 0.8601000 .27468 12.9 .5320
2019WAS17255 1.4410002 .291295 15.6 .4492
2020WAS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 6352327 1.1664007 .2701447 12.7 .4292
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016WAS00 13.50110000 2.23441223
2019WAS01 5.14210000 7.06442021
Total 01 7.45320000 9.29883244
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011R-Azl Padres00 0.0010000 1.02000100
2012AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps02 6.2666000 27.1332119201127
2012ASX-Eugene Emeralds02 2.0388000 26.2166611928
2012R-Azl Padres00 13.5011000 0.22110021
2013AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps58 3.752323000122.11245551754079
2014AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm86 3.981919000101.21015245672887
2014AA-San Antonio Missions20 3.6043000 20.0238820119
2015AAA-Syracuse Chiefs31 2.1955000 24.2156620715
2015AA-Harrisburg Senators22 2.8199000 51.1461816331254
2016AFX-Hagerstown Suns00 0.0011000 3.02000003
2016AAA-Syracuse Chiefs02 4.3544000 10.114551019
2017AAA-Syracuse Chiefs22 4.8855000 27.233161530822
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/220
Birthdate:
5/21/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Berkeley, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
5