Weight: 215 lbs.
Hometown: Oakland, CA
High School: Bishop O’Dowd HS
Previously Drafted: None
- 2007 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Semi-Finalist
- 2006 All Pac-10 Honorable Mention
Tyson Ross has the projectability of a top high school pitcher with the pedigree of an established collegiate Friday starter. Ross is 6-foot-5 and gets a lot of leverage with his 92-93 mph fastball. Scouts think he could throw in the mid to upper 90s as he fills out. He also throws a plus slider.
Ross has had some command issues. His hit rate is high, but that is expected to come down in 2008.
Top 10 picks.