#20 Robbie Ross Jr.

Position: LHPBirthday: June 24, 1989
Born: Lexington, KY                  Bats/Throws: L/L
Height: 5'11"Weight: 215 lbs
Pro Experience: 11 years             

Ross, 29, is appearing in his first season with the Skeeters and his 11th at the professional level. He spent 2018 season at the Triple-A and Single-A levels with the Chicago White Sox, going a combined 0-2 with a 9.24 ERA in 12 games (12.2 IP). At the Major League level, Ross has appeared with the Texas Rangers (2012-14) and the Boston Red Sox (2015-17).  He’s gone 16-12 with a 3.92 ERA and 109 ERA+  in 266 games (12 starts) in his MLB career, also compiling 2.6 Wins Above Replacement in his MLB career.

A native of Lexington, Ky., Ross appeared in the 2016 American League Division Series with the Boston Red Sox, throwing a scoreless inning of relief against the Cleveland Indians. He made a career-high 65 appearances in 2013 with the Texas Rangers, which were the third-most on the team and finished the season 4-2 with a 3.03 ERA. He also went 6-0 with a 2.22 ERA in 58 games as a rookie with the Rangers in 2012. His six wins in ‘12 were tied for the third-most of Major League rookie relievers. 

The Texas Rangers selected Ross in the second round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Lexington Christian Academy (Lexington, Ky.). He was Rated as the Rangers’ No. 7 prospect prior to the 2010 season, per Baseball America.