In learning to repeat his motion, Ross has been relatively consistent in his numbers since joining the Padres. In 2013 after being acquired, he was initially used out of the bullpen, but he was given an opportunity to start 16 games. He went 3-5 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.096 WHIP. In his second start for the Padres, Ross threw eight shutout innings against the Diamondbacks, allowing only three hits and striking out seven.
In the last two complete seasons, Ross has made 31 and 33 starts with just under 200 innings in each season. Every fifth day Ross wants the ball and is taking it for the Padres. To have consistency at his age is a promising glimpse into what he is capable of as a major league pitcher.
To have a track record of success is not an easy thing to develop at the big league level. The Oakland A’s are surely kicking themselves for giving up on this young talent. With the stuff Ross has, he should easily stay very consistent and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him progress as a player.
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