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
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has started 2022 off with seven straight quality starts while posting a 4-0 record. The 29-year-old has recorded a 2.20 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 47 strikeouts across 45 innings of work. Underlying metrics also support the right-hander's impressive start, with an xERA of 2.56, xBA of .232, and xwOBA of .273. The Friar's ace is tentatively scheduled to take the mound this weekend against the Giants in San Francisco and should be started in all formats.
The San Diego Padres recently made multiple attempts to sign starting pitcher Joe Musgrove to a contract extension, but talks did not lead to an agreement. Musgrove, who can become a free agent after this year, is making $8.625 million this year in his final year of salary arbitration. The Padres last offer was an eight-year extension in the range of $11 million per season, according to sources. The 29-year-old would likely be able to get much more on the open market, and he has a 2.96 ERA in 231 1/3 innings since returning from triceps inflammation with the Pirates in September of 2020. On top of it, Musgrove has been lights-out so far this year with a 2.16 ERA in 25 innings. The Padres still have some time to get something done with the veteran right-hander, but he'll be one to watch as the season progresses.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove led the team to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. He pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed four hits, one walk and two earned runs while striking out seven. The 29-year-old is now 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA and a 0.74 WHIP over three starts on the year. He's earned a quality start in each of his three outings. The right-hander has surrendered just one walk so far this year, leading to a walk rate of just 1.4% on the year, which is way down from last year's 7.2% walk rate. He'll look to keep rolling in his next trip to the mound, which will be on Tuesday, against the Reds once again.
San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove became another pitcher to leave the Pittsburgh Pirates and succeed for another franchise. He was traded from the Pirates to the Padres as part of a three-player deal during the 2021 off-season. The 29-year-old posted career-highs in ERA, strikeouts, and innings pitched last year. He owned an 11-9 record, 3.18 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 3.65 FIP, 25.9 K%, and a 203:54 K: BB over 181 1/3 innings. Musgrove increased his exit velocity from 85.1 in 2020 to 87.9 while relying on his slider 27.7% and curveball 23.8% from his pitching arsenal. The right-hander can rack up strikeouts with a 27.1 K% and becomes a strong SP2 for fantasy managers in future 2022 fantasy drafts. Musgrove broke out in 2021 and will pitch for a new contract as the former Pirate is a free agent after the 2022 season. Steamer projections have Musgrove 182 innings pitch, 25.9K%, 7.0 BB%, 45.0 GB%, 3.62 ERA, and a 3.65 FIP. According to Rotoballer's Expected Draft Values, Musgrove is roughly fair value at his current NFBC ADP of 79.