The San Diego Padres end their Spring Training marathon with the announcement of Right-hander Tyson Ross as their 5th starter. The 25 yr old, a 2nd round 2008 draftee of the Oakland Athletics, was acquired by the Padres in a trade with the A‚Äôs last November. The Padres sent utility infielder Andy Parrino and pitcher Andrew Werner to the A‚Äôs. Drafted at 6‚Ä≤ -5 ‚ÄĚ and 215 lbs, Ross has grown to 6‚Ä≤- 6‚Ä≥ and 230 lbs. An imposing form on the mound, Tyson has had spotty success at best during his time with the A‚Äôs.
For his 2012 season he was 2-11 with a 6.50 ERA in 18 games and 13 games started. His history of poor command and questionable mechanics made him expendable to the A‚Äôs.
In a scouting report by John Sickels of minorleagueball.com, Ross inspired concerns over his deliver leading to injuries and his mechanical issues the cause of his poor command. He showed a mid to high 90‚Ä≤s fastball, a change up that was not totally reliable but a power slider and a cutter.
In his Spri...