Joe Ross
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 243LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #25, San Diego Padres | Bishop O'Dowd School (CA)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 4 4 5.48 27 9 0 64 57 1.67
2021 5 9 4.17 20 19 0 108 109 1.22
2024 2 4 4.50 9 9 0 42 35 1.38
7 Seasons 28 32 4.28 107 85 0 485.1 438 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 27 4-4 5.48 64 57 1.67
2021 20 5-9 4.17 108 109 1.22
2024 9 2-4 4.50 42 35 1.38
7 Seasons 107 28-32 4.28 485.1 438 1.34
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 22 1153 222 12 5.4 3.8 87.1 110.0 9.1 25.7 .213 .372 .277 .286 .336 35.1 22.0 6.7 3.64 3.36
2016 23 1708 319 10 3.1 2.2 89.0 120.1 11.4 33.2 .270 .398 .309 .318 .376 31.7 20.8 6.5 3.43 4.28
2017 24 1204 233 17 7.3 5.3 87.9 115.0 13.6 38.2 .285 .488 .364 .348 .425 37.6 21.1 6.2 5.01 5.34
2018 25 250 55 5 9.1 7.4 84.1 111.9 15.5 36.4 .246 .454 .370 .332 .334 32.7 10.3 5.9 5.06 4.73
2019 26 1138 201 14 7.0 4.7 87.5 110.0 10.1 36.8 .266 .455 .355 .351 .389 35.8 19.3 11.2 5.48 5.59
2021 28 1700 309 26 8.4 5.7 87.6 111.8 12.2 34.6 .246 .415 .305 .316 .381 37.2 23.7 7.4 4.17 4.24
2024 31 677 132 13 9.8 7.0 89.2 111.0 14.6 32.6 .256 .425 .310 .329 .369 42.4 18.9 8.6 4.50 4.40
Player 7830 1471 97 6.6 4.6 87.9 120.1 11.8 33.7 .256 .424 .320 .323 .378 35.9 20.9 7.5
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ross relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(38.0%) ,
Sinker
(33.5%) ,
Four Seamer
(17.1%) ,
Changeup
(8.7%) ,
Curveball
(2.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 53.6 18.5 22.1 5.9 33.8 40.1 26.1 5.4 36.5 24.3 18.5 5.4 5.4 3.8
2016 44.5 16.6 32.3 6.6 33.5 39.8 26.6 3.8 30.7 22.6 31.0 3.8 3.1 2.2
2017 40.8 22.3 29.2 7.7 35.6 35.6 28.8 5.6 23.6 24.9 29.2 5.2 7.3 5.3
2018 36.4 25.5 23.6 14.5 25.5 29.1 45.5 5.5 30.9 27.3 21.8 5.5 9.1 7.4
2019 45.3 23.4 24.9 6.5 35.3 41.8 22.9 2.0 37.3 22.9 23.9 5.5 7.0 4.7
2021 44.7 30.7 21.4 3.2 34.3 34.0 31.7 6.1 32.0 25.2 23.6 4.5 8.4 5.7
2024 43.2 28.8 21.2 6.8 40.2 37.1 22.7 5.3 30.3 29.5 22.7 2.3 9.8 7.0
Player 45.0 23.1 25.6 6.3 34.6 37.6 27.8 4.8 31.6 24.6 25.2 4.6 6.6 4.6
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.7 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2024 Slider MIL R 257 86.4 34.2 -0.4 -1 2.7 -2.0 -42
2024 Changeup MIL R 59 90.3 27.6 -0.9 -3 16.9 2.1 14
2024 Sinker MIL R 227 94.5 21.6 0.1 1 13.1 -1.7 -11
2024 Curveball MIL R 18 83.2 46.2 -1.8 -4 4.9 -2.8 -36
2024 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 116 94.6 17.0 -2.3 -16 5.7 -1.8 -24
2021 Sinker WSH R 792 93.4 21.0 -0.2 -1 14.3 -0.5 -3
2021 Slider WSH R 532 84.6 35.9 -0.6 -2 3.5 -1.9 -36
2021 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 272 93.6 16.7 -1.7 -12 5.6 -1.7 -23
2021 Changeup WSH R 104 88.6 26.6 -1.8 -6 13.8 -0.3 -2
2019 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 269 94.1 16.3 -0.8 -5 7.5 -0.2 -2
2019 Sinker WSH R 446 94.0 20.6 -0.8 -4 14.4 -0.2 -2
2019 Slider WSH R 235 88.0 29.7 -2.2 -7 2.0 -1.3 -39
2019 Curveball WSH R 102 81.3 46.4 -5.1 -10 1.5 -6.9 -82
2019 Changeup WSH R 86 87.9 26.9 -1.5 -5 14.5 0.4 3
2018 Changeup WSH R 54 87.5 27.2 -1.8 -6 13.0 -0.9 -7
2018 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 76 93.2 17.1 -1.2 -7 8.2 0.7 10
2018 Slider WSH R 57 86.7 30.0 -3.3 -10 2.2 -1.5 -40
2018 Sinker WSH R 63 93.0 20.3 -1.3 -6 14.2 -0.3 -2
2017 Slider WSH R 442 84.9 29.9 -4.4 -13 2.6 -1.2 -32
2017 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 42 91.9 15.6 -0.5 -3 6.6 -1.1 -14
2017 Changeup WSH R 96 84.8 27.5 -1.7 -6 11.7 -1.8 -14
2017 Sinker WSH R 601 91.5 21.3 -0.1 -1 13.2 -1.4 -9
2016 Sinker WSH R 846 93.3 21.5 0.3 1 14.0 0.2 1
2016 Changeup WSH R 147 87.8 25.4 -4.0 -14 15.4 2.8 22
2016 Slider WSH R 628 84.2 37.3 0.4 1 0.8 -4.3 -85
2015 4-Seam Fastball WSH R 4 93.7 14.7 0.9 6 4.8 -2.0 -30
2015 Changeup WSH R 71 87.3 27.0 -2.6 -9 14.2 1.9 15
2015 Sinker WSH R 662 93.9 21.9 0.6 3 13.8 -0.1 -1
2015 Slider WSH R 409 84.4 38.2 0.9 2 0.4 -4.6 -91
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 Slider 0.4 1 257 38.0 65 .246 .386 .328 41.4 18.5 17.1 .281 .462 .367 39.1
2024 Sinker 0.1 0 227 33.5 60 .255 .333 .338 18.9 11.7 15.9 .255 .383 .336 43.2
2024 4-Seam Fastball -2.7 -3 116 17.1 36 .286 .514 .350 28.8 38.9 25.9 .237 .473 .309 52.4
2024 Changeup 1.4 1 59 8.7 19 .278 .333 .255 13.3 10.5 14.3 .235 .382 .254 35.3
2024 Curveball -0.1 0 18 2.7 4 .000 .000 .225 33.3 0.0 0.0 .174 .203 .166 50.0
2021 Sinker 1.1 9 792 46.6 204 .266 .412 .363 16.5 15.2 21.2 .288 .478 .372 41.2
2021 Slider 0.3 2 532 31.3 173 .194 .333 .262 32.2 31.8 26.8 .204 .332 .244 31.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball -2.5 -7 272 16.0 57 .220 .460 .337 37.7 40.4 18.5 .197 .377 .298 33.3
2021 Changeup -3.0 -3 104 6.1 22 .381 .714 .443 8.5 0.0 0.0 .346 .620 .399 45.5
2019 Sinker 0.2 1 446 39.2 128 .284 .394 .357 14.8 12.5 21.9 .253 .354 .318 32.6
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 269 23.6 47 .306 .556 .438 23.6 17.0 9.3 .348 .779 .511 48.3
2019 Slider -1.6 -4 235 20.7 76 .279 .397 .327 30.7 26.3 18.7 .223 .367 .293 38.8
2019 Curveball -0.2 0 102 9.0 21 .250 .450 .317 41.7 38.1 25.8 .267 .527 .349 25.0
2019 Changeup -4.4 -4 86 7.6 22 .381 .714 .475 26.3 22.7 20.0 .339 .636 .415 31.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball -3.1 -2 76 30.4 15 .385 .769 .513 7.7 0.0 0.0 .274 .485 .374 38.5
2018 Sinker 1.6 1 63 25.2 24 .238 .476 .350 16.7 16.7 22.2 .255 .607 .400 47.1
2018 Slider 0.2 0 57 22.8 12 .167 .500 .346 32.1 16.7 8.0 .132 .240 .159 10.0
2018 Changeup -4.0 -2 54 21.6 17 .313 .438 .347 15.6 5.9 5.6 .296 .389 .322 26.7
2017 Sinker -1.7 -10 601 49.9 151 .368 .662 .459 10.0 12.6 15.2 .342 .568 .409 44.2
2017 Slider 0.7 3 442 36.7 123 .241 .457 .316 36.7 34.1 25.8 .228 .445 .302 29.3
2017 Changeup 0.8 1 96 8.0 28 .259 .296 .272 18.9 7.1 6.7 .297 .374 .307 28.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 0 42 3.5 12 .182 .273 .195 15.8 25.0 12.0 .206 .333 .227 44.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Changeup 57 90.2 94 18.3 2:00 2:30 -30
2024 Curveball 16 83.2 54 10.5 8:00 7:00 60
2024 4-Seam Fastball 109 94.6 86 14.3 1:00 12:45 15
2024 Sinker 211 94.5 79 16.1 1:00 2:00 -60
2024 Slider 247 86.5 26 3.6 11:30 9:30 120
2021 Changeup 99 88.5 93 16.3 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 266 93.6 85 15.0 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 774 93.5 84 17.7 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Slider 514 84.6 28 4.4 11:00 9:15 105
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 314 1,153 5 6 0 -3 8
2016 459 1,754 12 7 -11 -7 0
2017 314 1,181 -12 9 0 -3 -7
2018 68 250 -2 1 -1 -1 -3
2019 321 1,235 6 6 -14 -5 -8
2021 456 1,700 -2 19 -11 -6 0
2024 184 677 -5 10 -4 -2 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,153 49.0 66.0 80.4 33.3 60.2 42.2 58.9 49.3 25.0 8.3 84.4
2016 1,708 48.2 66.5 82.4 30.8 57.4 43.5 56.4 48.0 24.1 7.3 77.4
2017 1,204 50.8 63.7 81.4 30.5 65.0 43.4 64.2 47.3 23.2 7.1 69.0
2018 250 45.6 76.3 90.8 35.3 68.8 53.2 63.2 54.0 17.0 5.2 76.9
2019 1,138 44.1 69.5 81.4 29.6 66.5 42.4 59.3 47.2 23.5 5.9 77.6
2021 1,700 51.6 65.0 78.8 26.4 61.3 46.5 64.5 46.3 25.0 8.3 73.8
2024 677 50.1 67.6 78.2 28.1 50.5 44.8 63.8 47.9 29.6 6.8 82.6
Player 7,830 48.9 66.4 80.9 29.9 61.0 44.2 61.0 47.8 24.4 7.3 76.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 74 84 58 27 86 55 38 78 30 62 65 68 85 66 11 59
2016 40 19 52 76 31 72 93 34 72 50 72 58 74 57 8 63
2017 16 8 9 13 31 41 24 31 12 45 84 42 78 28 5 69
2018 52 22 74
2019 13 21 27 30 7 57 48 77 56 23 14 35 55 64 20 8 79
2021 44 39 39 40 48 29 40 76 62 51 63 41 34 48 22 76
2024 31 32 33 35 40 38 15 41 22 27 41 82 49 59 21 70
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.4 10 8.1 2 3 7 3 30.0
2017 22.0 16 14.1 2 4 12 4 25.0
2018 22.1 3 3.0 0 1 3 1 33.3
2019 23.3 9 10.0 -1 6 7 4 44.4
2021 24.2 17 16.8 0 9 11 8 47.1
2024 23.3 4 3.4 1 0 4 0 0.0
Player 23.0 59 55.4 4 23 44 20 33.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 10 8 6 8 9 7 9 8 5 8 8 9 11 7 8 8 6 7 7 8 9 4 9 9 10 7 7 13 11 10 6
2017 16 13 13 13 16 16 16 14 8 14 14 15 16 14 14 15 14 14 15 14 14 13 16 17 13 14 12 17 16 15 9
2018 3 4 2 4 3 3 3 4 3 2 2 4 4 2 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 1 1 3 4 3 2 2
2019 9 11 7 10 10 9 11 8 10 7 8 11 15 9 9 11 10 8 10 11 9 14 12 11 8 9 10 12 15 9 6
2021 17 19 14 16 17 19 20 18 11 12 13 19 16 12 17 18 15 18 20 17 19 18 22 20 15 14 17 18 17 15 18
2024 4 2 4 2 3 4 4 3 2 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 2 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 2 4 4 4 3
Player 59 57 46 53 58 58 63 55 39 47 48 61 66 48 55 59 52 54 57 57 58 56 67 64 50 49 51 68 66 55 44
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.9 93.4 -0.5 91.5 -1.9 93.1 1.6 94.0 0.9
Offspeed Velocity 87.3 87.8 0.5 84.8 -3.0 87.5 2.7 87.9 0.4
Breaking Velocity 84.4 84.3 -0.1 84.9 0.6 86.7 1.8 86.0 -0.7
Exit Velocity 87.1 89.0 1.9 87.9 -1.1 84.1 -3.8 87.5 3.4
Launch Angle 9.1 11.4 2.3 13.6 2.2 15.5 1.9 10.1 -5.4
Barrel % 5.4 3.1 -2.3 7.3 4.2 9.1 1.8 7.0 -2.1
Hard Hit % 35.1 31.7 -3.4 37.6 5.9 32.7 -4.9 35.8 3.1
LA Sweet-Spot % 25.7 33.2 7.5 38.2 5.0 36.4 -1.8 36.8 0.4
xBA .213 .270 0.057 .285 0.015 .246 -0.039 .266 0.020
BA .223 .269 0.046 .297 0.028 .274 -0.023 .291 0.017
xwOBA .286 .318 0.032 .348 0.030 .332 -0.016 .351 0.019
wOBA .277 .309 0.032 .364 0.055 .370 0.006 .355 -0.015
xSLG .372 .398 0.026 .488 0.090 .454 -0.034 .455 0.001
SLG .348 .388 0.040 .524 0.136 .532 0.008 .449 -0.083
K% 22.0 20.8 -1.2 21.1 0.3 10.3 -10.8 19.3 9.0
BB% 6.7 6.5 -0.2 6.2 -0.3 5.9 -0.3 11.2 5.3
Swing % 49.3 48.0 -1.3 47.3 -0.7 54.0 6.7 47.2 -6.8
Whiff% 25.0 24.1 -0.9 23.2 -0.9 17.0 -6.2 23.5 6.5
In Zone % 49.0 48.2 -0.8 50.8 2.6 45.6 -5.2 44.1 -1.5
Out of Zone % 51.0 51.8 0.8 49.2 -2.6 54.4 5.2 55.9 1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 33.3 30.8 -2.5 30.5 -0.3 35.3 4.8 29.6 -5.7
First Pitch Swing % 30.9 28.2 -2.7 28.3 0.1 41.2 12.9 32.2 -9.0
First Pitch Strike % 58.9 56.4 -2.5 64.2 7.8 63.2 -1.0 59.3 -3.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 430 .307 222 16 7.2 208 67 32.2
2017 Shifts 314 .368 150 2 1.3 164 71 43.3
2018 Shifts 68 .370 30 3 10.0 38 11 28.9
2019 Shifts 294 .355 151 2 1.3 143 54 37.8
2021 Shifts 456 .305 227 34 15.0 229 155 67.7
2024 Shades 184 .308 90 15 16.7 94 8 8.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2015 353 17.6 26.3% 3.7% 166 24.4 3.6% 21.1%
2016 491 17.5 25.3% 3.1% 288 27.1 2.1% 34.4%
2017 378 18.4 5.0% 1.6% 196 25.8 0.0% 17.9%
2018 61 19.8 1.6% 1.6% 38 27.7 0.0% 28.9%
2019 339 18.9 8.3% 0.3% 188 25.9 0.0% 22.3%
2021 509 19.8 2.8% 1.8% 300 25.9 0.0% 20.7%
2024 172 18.4 9.9% 0.0% 115 21.1 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution