Joe Musgrove Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/4/1992 (28)
Joe Musgrove Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Joe Musgrove News
San Diego Padres starter Joe Musgrove was pulled after 4 frames Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers despite giving up zero runs. Charged with just one hit and one walk, the end result seems fine but the right-hander battled command issues, locating only 49 of 84 pitches for strikes. After loading the bases in the fifth inning, the Friars opted to play matchups by calling upon lefty reliever Tim Hill to retire Kolten Wong for the final out. Despite the inefficient outing, Musgrove fanned six batters and still holds a crisp 2.26 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 35 percent strikeout rate over 10 starts. He'll look to continue his breakout campaign next Monday at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs and remains a must-start in fantasy.
San Diego Padres starter Joe Musgrove blanked the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, earning his fourth victory. The right-hander dealt 11 strikeouts over 93 pitches, yielding two harmless hits and walking none. After a couple rocky starts to open May, the 28-year-old has gotten on track with two solid outings. Through nine starts, Musgrove holds a sharp 2.47 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 35 percent strikeout rate. A rock-solid SP2/3, he'll face the Milwaukee Brewers on the road next Tuesday.
San Diego Padres starter Joe Musgrove picked up his third win of the season in the Padres' 5-4 victory over the Cardinals on Friday. Musgrove, now 3-4 on the season, went five innings pitched allowing five hits, four walks, and one earned run while striking out five. While it was not the most impressive of outings, it was still a decent bounce back from his last two starts, both against the San Francisco Giants, in which he yielded a combined nine earned runs over 10 IP. Though Musgrove picked up the win, it was his fourth consecutive start in which he failed to register a quality start. Despite his recent successful attempts to impersonate teammate Blake Snell, Musgrove should remain active in all formats. Musgrove owns a solid 2.86 ERA, and an impressive 0.95 WHIP, with 59 strikeouts over 44 IP on the season. He will next face the Rockies at home on Wednesday in what should be a favorable matchup.
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.