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Tyson Ross was drafted out of the University of California, Berkeley by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. The former Golden Bear bounced around various levels of the A's farm system before making his big league debut on April 7, 2010 versus Seattle. From 2010-2012, the young hurler mostly struggled through 53 appearances (21 starts) for Oakland compiling a 6-18 record with a 5.33 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. The now 26 year old was sent to San Diego as part of a four player trade on November 16, 2012. The move to the more desirable climate of southern California has been a favorable one for the Bay Area native. In 25 games (6 starts) for the Padres this season, Ross is sporting a 2.91 ERA and 1.22 WHIP while holding opponents to a .223 batting average. The Pads started the 2013 season with their new acquisition as a member of the rotation. However, that idea was sidelined as was Ross himself on April 20 after just three starts. Upon his May 11 return, the righty was placed in a long relief role that would last through the all-star break. Over this stretch, he posted a solid 3.48 ERA while racking up 31 innings over 19 outings. With the work out of the bullpen seemingly gaining manager Bud Black's trust, Ross was given another shot as a starter heading into the second half. That trust has not been misplaced.Armed with a solid fastball and 85+ MPH slider which he uses over 30% of the time, Ross has been outstanding over three starts since his return to the rotation. Consecutive dominant performances against the Brewers, Diamondbacks and Yankees should have the role secured for the rest of the year. He has gone 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 9.9 K/9 during this run. Considering that he works approximately half of his games in ParkFactor.com's 4th most pitcher friendly environment while putting up a career high K/9 and near 51% ground ball rate, Tyson Ross should be on every fantasy manager's radar. As word gets out, his ownership rate will rapidly increase. Make your move now as time is of the essence.Tentative Upcoming Schedule Saturday, August 10 @ Cincinnati RedsThursday, August 15 vs. New York MetsTuesday, August 20 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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With Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner recently flashing glimpses of the talent they each possess, I’ve noticed a growing swell of optimism as it pertains to the potential future Padres pitching staff. In addition to Ross and Cashner, Padre fans point out the inevitable return from Tommy John surgery of Cory Luebke, Joe Wieland and Casey Kelly as reasons to feel good about the core...
Well, it finally happened. Through all the speculation and wonder, the trivial concern and thought, the inevitable suspension of Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is official and the veteran All-star will serve a 50-game punishment – effectively ending Cabrera’s 2013 season. Cabrera was having an all-star caliber season this year as well, leading the National League in stolen bases...
In an effort to stay close to our roots, the staff at Padres Public, will offer-up a haiku each Monday to describe the previous week in Padres Baseball. Restricting our feelings to 3 lines and 17 syllables to describe a week of play is a massive undertaking, but (un) fortunately, we are more than up to the task.
The Padres picked up Ian Kennedy along with series victories against...
An emotional Everth Cabrera has admitted to taking a banned substance during the spring of 2012 while recovering from a shoulder injury.
The All-Star shortstop, suspended for 50 games earlier Monday, broke down after apologizing to Padres fans, the organization and his teammates.
He didn't take questions after speaking through an interpreter for several minutes.
Max Fried had a great start as the TinCaps won 3-1. Led by Jeremy Baltz and Travis Jankowski, the Storm had an offensive explosion and blew out the Quakes 13-5. The Missions won 4-2 due to a good start from Donn Roach and 3 RBI from Rocky Gale.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jeremy Baltz
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Max Fried
Tucson Padres 0, Nashville Sounds 3
Most first round draft picks entire athletic careers have been one unmitigated success followed by the next. Little League, high school, college - they have always been the best player on the team, if not the entire league.
But for Hunter Renfroe, the Padres top draft pick and thirteenth overall selection in the 2013 amateur draft, it hasnt always been a smooth ride.
While he had...
The San Diego Padres have been without outfielder Carlos Quentin over the past several games as he continues to be hampered by a knee injury. While Quentin was also unable to suit up for Sunday’s weekend finale,
the Padres are hoping to have him back in their starting lineup for today’s series
opener against the Baltimore Orioles, according to Jamal Collier of MLB.com.
In a tight pitcher’s duel between Matt Harrison and Keyvius Sampson, the Missions prevailed 1-0 due to an RBI from Austin Hedges. Led by Lee Orr, the Storm blew out the 66ers 12-2. The TinCaps split a double-header while Hunter Renfroe recorded 3 hits in the Emeralds’ 6-1 victory.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Lee Orr
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Keyvius Sampson
Only 3 teams played tonight on the farm and the highlight was easily Zach Eflin’s dominant performance. Eflin was so good that he got the victory even though he was supported by only 4 hits. The AZL Padres were blown out by the AZL Giants while the T-Pads lost a close one 5-4.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Brandon Allen
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Zach Eflin
Hola, amigos. Did you happen to catch any games this weekend? I did. Some team named the Padres straight embarrassed the most decorated team in American sports two games out of three. It was glorious my friends. A little David v. Goliath to start off the first weekend in August is nice. So here are my five good things from that series.
5. Padres Power!
The Padres won big 7-2 on...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres won the rubber match of the series with the Yankees, 6-3, making this weekend the most successful regular season series in Padres history. Including the PCL years.*
*Make sure your sarcasm detector is switched on.
When Chris Davis stepped to the plate in the eighth inning of a tie game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon he had already stranded four baserunners including three in scoring position.
But in his fourth at-bat Davis wasted little time blasting left-handed reliever Colt Hynes’ first pitch deep into the right-center field seats at Petco Park and sending the Orioles...
Padres’ Cabrera Accepts Suspension
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter links), twelve players, including Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera and Padres minor league pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, have accepted 50-game suspensions for their connections to the Biogenesis PED investigation.
It’s been a whirlwind week for Ian Kennedy.
Four days after being acquired by the Padres via a trade the right-handed pitcher Sunday afternoon found himself on the mound at Petco Park facing the New York Yankees – the team that had originally drafted him in the first round in 2006.
Kennedy admitted he had “adrenaline and emotion” working for him at the start of the game...
No, I’m not talking about the Ghost of Ray Kroc’s twitter timeline where he tweets that phrase once every 15.2 seconds, I am talking about the video below involving XTRA Sports 1360 “The World of Sports” co-host and Channel 10 sports director, Ben Higgins!
Thankfully Ben survived that ordeal. But did he survive Padres and Pints? We had a blast with Ben at Iron Fist Brewing...