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59 Joe Musgrove SP

Pittsburgh Pirates

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March 7, 2020 09:24 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Makes scheduled appearance Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (shoulder) pitched poorly Friday but apparently made it through his outing without encountering any additional injury issues, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Musgrove felt a pinching in his right shoulder following his previous outing. The righty surrendered seven earned runs (including two homers) while recording just two outs Friday on a day in which the wind was a significant factor -- the game featured a total of 11 home runs. "My execution wasn't very good," Musgrove said. "It's good to get stuff like this out of the way in spring. I felt good today, but the execution wasn't there." After throwing 37 pitches before getting the hook against the Blue Jays, he threw an additional pair of simulated innings to get his work in.

March 5, 2020 12:16 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Scheduled to work Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (shoulder) is slated to pitch in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Musgrove admitted after his second outing of the spring over the weekend that he's been feeling some discomfort in his right shoulder, but the issue doesn't look like it'll result in his pitching schedule being altered at all. Though he won't start Friday, Musgrove is on track to cover at least an inning or two behind Chris Archer (neck).

March 1, 2020 10:44 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Admits to mild shoulder discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove, who has been bothered by "pinching" in his right shoulder this spring, gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in three innings against Toronto on Sunday. He struck out a pair of batters.

The righty has been concerned with the injury because the discomfort has lingered. While the issue cleared up Sunday, it will be interesting to see if he continues to make his regularly scheduled outings the rest of spring training. The Pirates are counting on him to serve at the top of their rotation.

February 26, 2020 10:12 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: First start goes well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove hurled two hitless innings in his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday. He plunked one batter while striking one out, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

He threw 18 of 25 pitches for strikes and went to his curveball with increased frequency. Musgrove, who threw his curve at a nine percent clip in 2019, would like to increase his usage by as much as 10 percent. Since his high fastball travels the same trajectory a good portion of the way to the plate, the curve would help to keep hitters off-balance. The righty is set to serve at the top of Pittsburgh's rotation, along with Chris Archer.

January 10, 2020 03:28 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Gets $2.8 million from Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million deal with the Pirates, avoiding arbitration, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

This is his first of three years as an arbitration-eligible player. Despite his modest salary, Musgrove enters the year as one of the rebuilding Pirates' most established players.

September 27, 2019 11:56 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Quality start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (11-12) got the win against the Cubs on Thursday, giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits over six innings, striking out eight and walking two as the Pirates won 9-5.

Musgrove has had an uneven campaign, but he's closed it on a strong note. Coming off this outing, he's now reached the five-inning threshold without allowing more than three earned runs in seven out of his last eight starts dating back to Aug. 10. He'll need to be more consistent going forward to establish himself as a reliable fantasy contributor, but hopefully he can build on the strong finish heading into next season. The right-hander closes the 2019 campaign with a 4.44 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 157:39 K:BB across 170.1 innings.

September 20, 2019 12:36 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Strikes out six
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Musgrove allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out six across five innings Thursday against the Mariners. He did not factor into the decision.

All four runs crossed the plate against Musgrove in an error-fueled second inning. However, he settled in from there, allowing only two base knocks in his final three innings of work. Although he's been inconsistent throughout the season, Musgrove has allowed only seven earned runs across his last 22 innings. Still he's maintained a 4.49 ERA due to several blowup outings since the All-Star break, most notable of which was an eight earned run implosion on Aug. 4 against the Mets. He'll look to end the season strong in his final start, currently slated for Thursday at home against the Cubs.

September 12, 2019 08:08 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Cruises to 10th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (10-12) picked up the win after giving up four hits while striking out seven over five scoreless innings Thursday against the Giants.

Musgrove allowed just four batters to reach base on the day, and he was pulled after five strong innings with 72 pitches (50 strikes). The right-hander has now earned back-to-back victories, allowing three runs while fanning 12 over 11 innings of work. He'll head into his next start with a 4.52 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with a 143:35 K:BB over 59.1 frames this season.

September 12, 2019 11:40 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Confirmed as Thursday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (foot) is confirmed as Thursday's starter against the Giants.

He was scratched from his scheduled start Friday with right foot discomfort but is ready to take the ball for the first time since Aug. 31. This is a favorable setup in San Francisco, but Musgrove has a 5.60 ERA in 10 second-half starts, so he's far from a safe option.

September 10, 2019 07:36 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: May start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (foot) is tentatively scheduled to start Thursday's game at San Francisco, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Musgrove was scratched from Friday's scheduled start with right foot discomfort, and he'll take at least one additional day before returning to the starting rotation. Dario Agrazal will take the mound Wednesday, while Alex McRae is waiting to serve as a spot starter Thursday should Musgrove be unable to pitch.

September 6, 2019 12:32 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Scratched with foot issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove was scratched from Friday's start against the Cardinals with right foot discomfort, Adam Berry of reports.

Musgrove was scheduled for his 30th outing of the season but is now considered day-to-day with the foot injury. Alex McRae will step up and serve as the spot starter for Pittsburgh.

September 1, 2019 08:36 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Strong effort in ninth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (9-12) picked up the win in Saturday's 11-4 victory over the Rockies, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings while striking out five.

The Pirates' offense was taking full advantage of playing in Coors Field, scoring five times in the first two innings, but Musgrove was able to mostly hold the Rockies' bats in check en route to his 16th quality start of the season. The right-hander will take a 4.67 ERA and 136:35 K:BB through 154.1 innings into his next outing Friday, at home against the Cardinals.

August 27, 2019 12:20 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Fires six strong innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove allowed two runs on five hits over six innings Monday, striking out six batters in the loss to Philadelphia. He did not factor in the decision.

The only runs to score on Musgrove came from a two-run shot by Brad Miller in the fourth inning. It was a much better outing for the 26-year-old after he was rocked for six runs in his last start. He'll carry a 4.67 ERA into Saturday's tough outing against the Rockies at Coors Field.

August 21, 2019 11:08 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Hit with 12th loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (8-12) took the loss in Wednesday's 11-1 rout at the hands of the Nationals, coughing up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks over five innings while striking out one.

All the damage against Musgrove came in the third inning, and it could have been even worse had Yan Gomes not been caught in a rundown between third base and home. The right-hander will carry a 4.74 ERA and 125:34 K:BB through 142.1 innings into his next start Monday in Philadelphia.

August 17, 2019 05:24 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Punches out nine in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove struck out nine while allowing two runs on four hits with no walks across 7.1 innings during a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday.

The 26-year-old left with two runners on base in the seventh with the Pirates clinging to a one-run lead, but Felipe Vazquez allowed more of Musgrove's inherited runners to score, blowing his chance at a victory. While he didn't get the win, this was arguably his best start of the year, as he struck out a season-high nine batters with no free passes. He's punched out more than five with zero walks in just one other outing. Musgrove is 8-11 with a 4.59 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 124 strikeouts in 137.1 innings this season. He will pitch again Wednesday against the Nationals at home.

August 11, 2019 03:52 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Yields three runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (8-11) allowed three runs on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts across 5.1 innings while taking a loss against the Cardinals on Saturday.

The 26-year-old looked much better in this outing than his last one, when he allowed eight runs on 10 hits in 3.1 innings against the Mets, but Musgrove still saw his ERA increase Saturday. While he's been up-and-down this season, Musgrove currently having his highest ERA since the middle of June doesn't bode well for his value. Furthermore, the Pirates have won four games since the All-Star break, so nobody on their staff is expected to rack up many wins down the stretch. Musgrove, who will pitch again Friday against the Cubs, owns a 4.71 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 115 strikeouts in 130 innings this season.

August 8, 2019 01:24 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Cleared to start Saturday
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Musgrove (back) has been cleared to start Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Adam Berry of reports.

After yielding a season-high-tying eight runs over 3.1 innings his last time out in an Aug. 4 loss to the Mets, Musgrove relayed after the start that he experienced some back stiffness. The right-hander apparently completed his between-starts throwing session without incident, however, allowing him to return to the mound this weekend on five days' rest. He'll be making his third appearance in St. Louis this season after giving up 13 runs (12 earned) in 7.2 frames in the first two outings.

August 5, 2019 07:08 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Dealing with back issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove pitched through back stiffness during Sunday's outing against the Mets, 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh reports.

Speaking during a postgame interview, Musgrove admitted that he was unable to extend his follow-through completely. He said that he might have slept on his back awkwardly and the issue may be short term, but it's something to keep an eye on. Musgrove is currently scheduled to pitch in St. Louis on Saturday, where he's surrendered 12 earned runs in 7.2 innings in 2019.

August 4, 2019 06:04 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Hit hard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (8-10) gave up eight runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out five through 3.1 innings to take the loss against the Mets on Sunday.

Musgrove allowed two home runs in the first inning and continued to get hit hard as he gave up five more runs in his next 2.1 frames. Musgrove has allowed five or more runs eight times this season and three of those have come in his last five starts. The 26-year-old has a 4.69 ERA with 109 strikeouts through 23 starts this season. Musgrove will make his next start Saturday against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

July 31, 2019 06:40 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Stops Pirates' losing streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (8-9) allowed two runs on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts across six innings while earning a victory against the Reds on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old couldn't keep the ball in the yard again, but fortunately for him, they were only solo homers. Musgrove has now allowed five balls to leave the yard in his last two starts, however. He's been up and down most of the season, but since June 20, he is 4-2 with a 3.09 ERA. Overall, Musgrove has produced a 4.23 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 104 strikeouts in 121.1 innings this season. He is next scheduled to face the Brewers at home Monday.

Situational Stats
vs Cincinnati 15.020 1.200113
vs LHB 79.100 4.6501565
vs RHB 91.000 4.2502492
Last 7 Games
Fantasy Points by Week
Pitching Stats
2016HOU44 4.0611100000 62.0592828931655
2017HOU78 4.7738150024 109.111759581842898
2018PIT69 4.0619190000 115.1113565212823100
2019PIT1112 4.4432310000 170.1168988421939157
2020PIT00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 2833 4.37100750024 457.04572412226024106410
Batting Stats
2016HOU11000000000 --- --- ---
2017HOU38500000100 .000 .000 .000
2018PIT2031250001200 .161 .194 .161
2019PIT4651880321900 .189 .235 .157
Total 1158710130323200 .169 .207 .149
Fielding Stats
2017HOUP381537152112 .973
2018PITP191938152212 .974
2019PITP323158302440 .931
Total  10075151707566 .960
More Pitching Stats
2016HOU06756 1.2700000 .250256 11.3 .4530
2017HOU111896 1.3422104 .277462 12.3 .4722
2018PIT3126116 1.1321105 .253486 11.2 .3890
2019PIT1182162 1.1723402 .254718 11.4 .4370
2020PIT000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 5493430 1.21666011 .2591922 11.6 .4352
Postseason Pitching Stats
2017HOU10 8.10700000 6.26663013
Total 10 8.10700000 6.26663013
Minor League Pitching Stats
2011R-Gcl Blue Jays01 4.7187000 21.017121116416
2011R-Bluefield Blue Jays10 0.0010000 3.02000012
2012R-Greeneville Astros01 7.0040000 9.0147700410
2012R-Bluefield Blue Jays00 1.1321000 8.05110109
2013R-Gcl Astros13 4.41113000 32.243221612430
2014ASX-Tri-City Valleycats71 2.811513000 77.0642524421067
2015AFX-Quad Cities River Ba41 0.7053000 25.2224201123
2015AFA-Lancaster Jethawks40 2.4064000 30.0289822143
2015AA-Corpus Christi Hooks40 2.2087001 45.035131170633
2016AAA-Fresno Grizzlies53 3.811010000 59.060262581757
2016AA-Corpus Christi Hooks21 0.3464000 26.1192110330
2017AAA-Fresno Grizzlies10 0.0011000 7.01000027
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El Cajon, CA
Pittsburgh Pirates

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