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Offline monkeyhit

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Follow the prospects: Greg Ross
« Topic Start: June 19, 2016, 10:36:51 AM »
Greg Ross came up to Harrisburg (AA) from Potomac in May and has started 3 games, won them all, pitched 7 shutout innings in them all, and of course his ERA is 0.00. His WHIP is 0.71. What's the catch?  He's 26 and I guess he can't be a prospect. But last night he faced the Reading Phillies team, which had a record of 49 and 19 and had won 11 straight. He hurled a 3-hitter.  :icon_question: :clap:

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Re: Greg Ross
« Reply #1: June 19, 2016, 11:25:17 AM »
looks like he was in the Braves organization, made it to AA in 2014 with decent numbers, then took a step back repeating AA last year (ERA went from 2.08 to 3.99, K rate was 5.2 / 9,  BB rate was 3/9) so ATL left him off the 40 man roster and I think he walked as a MiLFA.  Still not a great K rate, but he's knocked down the BBs so his K/BB is closer to 2014 than 2015.  HE is from Baltimore and went to Frostburg, so there is a local angle on him. 

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Re: Greg Ross
« Reply #2: June 19, 2016, 12:37:57 PM »
can you fix the title to match the others in this thread?

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Re: Greg Ross
« Reply #3: June 19, 2016, 02:11:39 PM »
can you fix the title to match the others in this thread?


done

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Re: Follow the prospects: Greg Ross
« Reply #4: June 19, 2016, 02:23:01 PM »
Greg Ross came up to Harrisburg (AA) from Potomac in May and has started 3 games, won them all, pitched 7 shutout innings in them all, and of course his ERA is 0.00. His WHIP is 0.71. What's the catch?  He's 26 and I guess he can't be a prospect. But last night he faced the Reading Phillies team, which had a record of 49 and 19 and had won 11 straight. He hurled a 3-hitter.  :icon_question: :clap:

Wow: that is impressive.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Greg Ross
« Reply #5: June 26, 2016, 01:03:55 PM »
Just noticed that Ross pitched another game since I first posted. Another 7 innings and no runs.  That's 28 innings for Harrisburg with an ERA of 0.00 and WHIP of 0.82.  Doing work.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Greg Ross
« Reply #6: July 06, 2016, 07:50:38 AM »
Ross throws another 7-inning complete game shutout (Harrisburg playing a doubleheader).
He's pitched 41 innings there, is 4-1 and has a 0.44 ERA. He's 26-27 but still an interesting prospect.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Greg Ross
« Reply #7: July 06, 2016, 09:14:38 AM »
Looks like an extreme pitch-to-contact guy. Got through 7 innings in his last start and only threw 82 pitches with 3 Ks.

Have to wonder how that will hold up above the AA level.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Greg Ross
« Reply #8: July 06, 2016, 03:22:57 PM »
Looks like an extreme pitch-to-contact guy. Got through 7 innings in his last start and only threw 82 pitches with 3 Ks.

Have to wonder how that will hold up above the AA level.

I'm sure he has his doubters. I like guys who perform "over their head", guys like Tanner Roark. They're just players, talent or otherwise.  We promote too many who don't perform.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Greg Ross
« Reply #9: July 06, 2016, 03:28:52 PM »
If nothing else the Nats can take batting practice from him. These are the guys we can't touch.

Looks like an extreme pitch-to-contact guy. Got through 7 innings in his last start and only threw 82 pitches with 3 Ks.

Have to wonder how that will hold up above the AA level.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Greg Ross
« Reply #10: July 06, 2016, 03:34:06 PM »
I'm sure he has his doubters. I like guys who perform "over their head", guys like Tanner Roark. They're just players, talent or otherwise.  We promote too many who don't perform.

He's a 27 y.o in AA... Just saying. I'm sure the scouting dept. talks daily with minor league coaches. If there was really something there, he'd get some looks. Either way, congrats to Greg for having a great season!