[tps_title]9. Tyson Ross is Still Sneaky Good[/tps_title]
In what was an awful year all around, the Padres’ pitching staff had an unexpectedly bad season. New acquisition James Shields struggled with the home run ball, Andrew Cashner and Ian Kennedy struggled with consistency, and Odrisamer Despaigne, Brandon Morrow, and Josh Johnson struggled with performance and injuries. The lone bright spot for the Padres’ starting staff was Tyson Ross. Ross had another great year, finishing with the 16th-best WAR by a pitcher in baseball and just inside the top ten at number nine in the National League.
It was clearly the best year of Ross’ career so far and he has solidified his position at the top of the Padres rotation, even with Shields still on the roster. It remains to be seen what the San Diego starting staff will look like in 2016 following a terrible season, but the one sure thing for next year will be Ross at the front of the rotation.