Joe Musgrove Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/4/1992 (29)
Joe Musgrove Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Joe Musgrove News
After tossing a shutout against the Los Angeles Angels last Friday, San Diego Padres starter Joe Musgrove is emerging as the most reliable arm in the Friars stable. With the pitching staff in tatters, the right-hander has been consistent across 148 frames (26 starts) with a 2.85 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 28 percent strikeout rate. His latest gem against the Halos included just three singles and two walks while fanning nine. Barring an injury, the 28-year-old breakout should surpass his career highs in innings (170 ) and starts (31). Musgrove lines up to face the Houston Astros at home this Friday. He's locked-in as a fantasy SP2.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove went six innings against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, allowing one run on three hits and two walks. He struck out nine batters and took a no-decision in the contest. Musgrove has an 8-8 record on the year, but his 3.04 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 160 strikeouts in 139 1/3 innings are a better indicator of how strong a season the right-hander is having. He'll look to finish the season strong, starting with his favorable next matchup against the Los Angeles Angels.
San Diego Padres starter Joe Musgrove spun six frames of one-run baseball in Monday's victory against the Miami Marlins. The right-hander needed 94 pitches to fan eight batters while scattering five singles and a walk. Musgrove has been fantastic in his past four starts, rocking a 1.44 ERA and 0.76 WHIP with three victories. Overall, the 28-year-old's breakout season reflects a 2.81 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 28 percent strikeout rate in 128 frames. He draws the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road this Saturday and is a recommended SP2.
Right-handed starting pitcher Joe Musgrove only managed 39 2/3 innings in 2020 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he did come out as a different pitcher than what we have seen in the past. He dropped his four-seamer usage significantly and threw more curveballs. This made him a really hard-to-predict pitcher, as he threw five different pitches and had four that he would use in almost any count. Musgrove reaped the benefits of this change in the short sample size of 2020, posting a brilliant 33% strikeout rate. His walk rate came up as well, but not to a scary level (9.6%), and the increased curveball usage led to a higher ground-ball rate as well (48.4%). Musgrove certainly has swing-and-miss stuff and room for growth with his impressive pitch arsenal, and he became much more attractive to fantasy managers when he was traded to the San Diego Padres. Musgrove is a potential breakout candidate for 2021 and is someone to add to your watch list when your drafts begin.