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Robbie Ross Jr.
Birthdate: 6/24/1989 (27 y, 9 m)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 5-11/185     Position: P
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 11, Overall: 57, Team: Texas Rangers
Contract: $1.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Ross has allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three in five spring innings. (3/16/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: For a time in 2014, it looked like Robbie Ross Jr. would become a starting pitcher. But that didn't work out, and when he went back to the bullpen, he didn't pitch well there either. While his 2014 ERA as a starter was a poor 5.70 in 60 innings, he posted a truly abysmal 7.85 ERA in 18.1 innings as a reliever. Still, it was just 18.1 innings, and from 2012-2013, he had posted a sterling 2.62 ERA in 127.1 innings. Perhaps he could regain that form? Not quite, as it turns out. The Rangers would trade him to the Red Sox following that poor showing in 2014, and he would turn things around, but not all the way around. In 116 innings in '15 and '16, Ross tallied a 3.57 ERA. Not bad, not great. Fine. He garnered six saves in 2015, but with Craig Kimbrel in the fold in 2016, he went back to a set-up role. He notched eight holds. If you're into shutdowns/meltdowns, he did well there as well - with 16 shutdowns against just four meltdowns (he did similarly well in 2015). But he also doesn't often pitch with the game on the line. The stat gmLI measures the average leverage index at the time a pitcher enters the game. Ross' gmLI was 1.05, slightly above average, but nothing to write home about. In fact, among Red Sox relievers who pitched at least 10 innings in 2016, it ranked eighth. This is reflective of Ross' role -- while he is good in high-leverage situations, he also has the flexibility to pitch more than an inning, so he often does so when the team simply needs a body on the mound, the game's outcome not in question. As a result, you'll likely not find much utility for Ross on your fantasy roster.

The Quick Opinion: If you can encapsulate a player in one word, for Robbie Ross Jr. that word would be "fine." Not fine in the sense of attractiveness, but rather in his performance. He is a guy you like having around, but who, for the most part, isn't going to be a big part of either a real or fantasy team's narrative.

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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2012-06-10TEX@SFG071302002143145
2012-10-03TEX@OAK000201000178
2012-09-24TEXOAK03121000082331
2012-08-18TEX@TOR011203000112132
2012-07-30TEXLAA011201001101121
2012-09-28TEXLAA030101000111829
2012-08-25TEXMIN02210000031417
2012-08-24TEXMIN0111010003912
2012-08-15TEX@NYY010101000111223
2012-08-10TEXDET0101000009615
2012-07-18TEX@OAK0311000004913
2012-07-01TEXOAK04210000071724
2012-06-27TEXDET0201000008917
2012-06-24TEXCOL030101000101424
2012-06-22TEXCOL030100000101323
2012-06-19TEX@SDP06010100071320
2012-06-09TEX@SFG002100000189
2012-05-30TEXSEA03210100572027
2012-05-29TEXSEA031110002101222
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2012-05-26TEXTOR050102000142640
2012-05-17TEXOAK000100000123
2012-05-11TEXLAA0201000006511
2012-05-08TEX@BAL04110000081321
2012-05-04TEX@CLE01010200061117
2012-04-27TEXTBR01110100071623
2012-04-25TEXNYY032102003111930
2012-04-19TEX@DET02110100071522
2012-04-14TEX@MIN0111100026915
2012-09-30TEXLAA010000000358
2012-09-23TEX@SEA000001000336
2012-09-18TEX@LAA02000100051116
2012-08-29TEXTBR03000010061117
2012-08-21TEXBAL01000200061319
2012-08-12TEXDET001000002033
2012-08-11TEXDET000000000549
2012-08-07TEX@BOS010000001011
2012-08-05TEX@KCR010001100101727
2012-08-02TEXLAA0000010007613
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2012-08-01TEXLAA001003100101424
2012-07-23TEXBOS0210010007916
2012-07-22TEX@LAA020000001156
2012-07-17TEX@OAK010000000123
2012-07-08TEXMIN011000000347
2012-07-07TEXMIN020001000111324
2012-07-04TEX@CHW03000200091827
2012-06-28TEXOAK011000000448
2012-06-17TEXHOU000001001246
2012-06-16TEXHOU0200010024913
2012-06-04TEX@OAK042012000122234
2012-05-23TEX@SEA03200100081927
2012-05-20TEX@HOU01300000031114
2012-05-18TEX@HOU05100100191928
2012-05-14TEXKCR050002000131932
2012-05-12TEXLAA02000100051015
2012-05-01TEX@TOR04000011081321
2012-04-22TEX@DET0210000016713
2012-04-15TEX@MIN02100300391625
2012-04-08TEXCHW0110110006814