Joe Musgrove Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/4/1992 (31)
Joe Musgrove Season Stats
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Joe Musgrove News
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (shoulder) resumed his throwing program on Friday. The right-hander was eased off his throwing sessions in mid-September. However, they've decided to ramp it back up with the Padres pulling within four games of the NL Wild Card. There is only a week left in the regular season, but the Padres have won eight straight games. It looks like they want to try and get Musgrove ready in case they do make the playoffs.
The San Diego Padres are effectively shutting down starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (shoulder) for the rest of the season by slowing down his throwing progression. The lack of progression in the 30-year-old's throwing program already served as the writing on the wall for this development, which comes as more of a formality than anything else. Musgrove fortunately hasn't experienced any setbacks with his right shoulder, but the Padres have understandably elected to err on the side of the caution considering their placement in the standings. The right-hander's year appears to have reached a close with a 3.05 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 97:21 K:BB covering 97 1/3 innings. With Blake Snell due for free agency this winter, Musgrove will remain a key cog in San Diego's rotation in 2024 after inking a five-year extension in August of 2022.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (shoulder) has been playing catch for the last couple of weeks, but is "running out of time" for a 2023 return. The 30-year-old "wants to pitch", but is yet to resume throwing on the mound, and an official decision on San Diego's plan for him the rest of the way is due to arrive soon. San Diego's shutting down of Yu Darvish (elbow) earlier this week could be a harbinger for things to come regarding the status of Musgrove, who's recovering from right shoulder capsule inflammation. Fantasy managers should probably brace for a similar fate with the Padres not making real inroads in the National League Wild Card race at this point. The right-hander had returned high-end value when healthy, putting up a 3.05 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 97 strikeouts and 10 wins over 97 1/3 innings this year.
San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove has long been viewed as a potential star after being taken with the 46th overall pick of the 2011 draft. Twelve years later, that notion has come to fruition as a potential fantasy stud in 2023. After making just eight starts in the shortened 2020 season, Musgrove's career took off following a trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the San Diego Padres. Over two seasons with the Friars, the right-hander owns a 3.10 ERA, 19.6% K-BB%, and has won 21 games, all of which rank within the top 20 among qualified starting pitchers in that time. His performance has been excellent, but so has his ability to take the ball every fifth day. Musgrove ranks 16th in innings pitched and 18th in starts as a Padre. Steamer projections for 2023 aren't as kind as he's pegged for a decline in ERA (3.78), K% (24.9%), and K-BB% (19.2%), albeit with a 13-win season across 32 starts as a potent Padres offense will back him. Entering his age-30 campaign, Musgrove is being snatched around 86th overall in 12-team standard leagues. He's our 21st-ranked starting pitcher, right in line with his work over the last two seasons, thus solidifying his ADP for 2023.