Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Spring 2013 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’s last November. The Padres sent utility infielder Andy Parrino and pitcher Andrew Werner to the A’s. Drafted at 6′ -5 ” and 215 lbs, Ross has grown to 6′- 6″ and 230 lbs. An imposing form on the mound, Tyson has had spotty success at best during his time with the A’s. 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’s. 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′s fastball, a change up that was not totally reliable but a power slider and a cutter. In his Spri...
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