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 fired a no-hitter in Friday's victory against the Texas Rangers. The native San Diegan made history for his hometown club with the Friars first ever no-no, fanning 10 on the brilliant evening. His only blemish was hitting outfielder Joey Gallo in the fourth inning. The 28-year-old is off and running in 2021, gathering two victories across 15 shutout frames with a sparkling 18 strikeouts and zero walks. He pounded the strike zone on Friday with 77 of 112 pitches painting the black. Musgrove's next outing comes Wednesday against his former squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. He's a must-start in that contest.
San Diego Padres starter Joe Musgrove earned a victory Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, firing six innings of shutout baseball. The San Diego native allowed just three knocks while fanning eight on the evening. Pulled with a comfortable lead after just 78 pitches (57 strikes), the 28-year-old made a great impression for fantasy managers that trusted him as an SP4 this draft season. He'll toe the rubber again next Friday when the Friars visit the Texas Rangers.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove gave up five earned runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out five across four innings of work in a 9-9 tie with the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Musgrove has now given up seven earned runs across his first 13 innings of spring ball. He comes into 2021 highly-touted by many as he posted the best season of his career in 2020 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 55 strikeouts across 39 2/3 innings pitched. His metrics were also off the charts in 2020 and the new pitcher's park in San Diego could really help him. He currently boasts an ADP of 128 and could live up to this if he can build off 2020.
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.