Jul 2, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) prepares to bunt during the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Tyson Ross – Command of his slider this year has brought him from prospect to All-Star. Allowing two or fewer earned runs in 10 of his last 13 starts, Ross has been the best starter on the staff since the start of May. Black’s confidence in Ross is soaring, and he has pitched 7 innings or more in 9 of his 19 starts, including his first complete game shutout last week against the Reds. Even though Mike Dee has said that everyone on this team other than Cashner is available for trade, the smart money says Ross isn’t going anywhere.