Joe Ross is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). The San Diego Padres selected Ross in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft (25th overall). In 2015 Ross made his major league debut.
Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California’s Ross was selected by the San Diego Padres in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft as the team’s 25th overall pick.
Instead of attending UCLA, he signed a contract to play for the Padres. For the Arizona League Padres, he made his professional debut. Baseball Prospectus has him pegged as the 95th greatest prospect heading into the 2012 campaign.
For the Class-A Midwest League TinCaps in 2012, he was unable to make a May 10 start against the South Bend Silver Hawks because to discomfort in his right shoulder. He ended up missing the season on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.
In 2013, Ross returned to Fort Wayne for another campaign. With the Lake Elsinore Storm of the Class-A Advanced California League, he began the 2014 season. During the season, he was promoted to Double-A.
Is Joe Ross Black?
Due to the fact that Ross is also a Black man competing in a predominantly White sport. He decided to become a member of the Players Alliance, which is comprised of Black baseball players both active and retired, in order to advocate for social justice in a game that is averse to considering anything other than balls and strikes.