Shawn Ross

Born: September 30, 1999
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Faulkner University
Agent: N/A
Ross put up big power numbers at NAIA Faulkner Univ.  He wasn’t drafted, possibly due to the fact that he struck out in a third of his ABs.  He signed with Grand Junction of the independent Pioneer League.  After a year there, he signed a minor league deal with the Pirates.  Given the lack of draft reports, there isn’t much scouting information on Ross.  One report from his prep days credits him with a very strong arm.

IND:  280/408/614, 293 AB, 24 2B, 1 3B, 24 HR, 58 BB, 111 K, 14-19 SB

Ross put up very big numbers in the Pioneer League, but the league had an OPS of .850, so his numbers have to be taken in context.  His walk and K rates were both very high.

Ross was the third player with gaudy Pioneer League hitting stats to sign with the Pirates within a year.  Jakob Goldfarb signed for the 2022 season, but lasted only six weeks.  Josh Broughton signed for 2023, but was released at the end of spring training.

2023: Minor League Salary
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2023
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2029
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2026
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
December 2, 2022: Signed as a minor league free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.