Former MLB catcher and two-time World Series champion David Ross joined ESPN as an MLB analyst prior to the start of the 2017 season. He will provide analysis for a variety of ESPN platforms, including its MLB studio coverage, SportsCenter and for select games. Ross has previously provided analysis for ESPN in a guest capacity, including during the 2014 and 2015 MLB Postseasons.
On January 13, 2017, the Chicago Cubs named Ross the special assistant to baseball operations. Ross contributes to all elements within the club’s baseball operations department, including major league operations, player development, pro scouting and work within the front office. He also assists in evaluating amateur players leading up to the draft among additional responsibilities and opportunities.
Ross’ 15-year MLB career included time with seven organizations and two World Series victories. The first came with the Boston Red Sox in 2013. In 2016, his second season with the Cubs, Ross helped the franchise to its first World Series victory in 108 years. Following his success in 2016, Ross retired from his MLB playing career.