Joe Musgrove San Diego Padres

Age: 29 (December 04, 1992) | 6' 5" | 230lbs. | Throws: Right P-19 PR-1
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PIT A+ 2018 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 5 0 0 2 6.00 1.67 1.67 0.0 0.0 .436 n/a
PIT AA 2018 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.0 2 1 0 4 2.25 0.50 0.88 0.0 0.0 .121 n/a
PIT AAA 2018 1 1 0 0 2 2 10.2 10 0 2 11 5.06 1.12 1.03 1.7 9.3 .344 n/a
PIT NL 2018 6 9 0 0 19 19 115.0 113 12 23 100 4.07 1.18 1.24 1.8 7.8 .310 46/20/34 6 8
PIT NL 2019 11 12 0 1 32 31 170.0 168 21 39 157 4.45 1.22 1.29 2.1 8.3 .313 44/20/35 10 12
PIT NL 2020 1 5 0 0 8 8 39.2 33 5 16 55 3.86 1.24 1.22 3.6 12.5 .330 48/20/31 5 10
SD NL 2021 11 9 0 0 32 31 181.0 142 22 54 203 3.18 1.08 1.12 2.7 10.1 .281 43/23/33 21 23
SD NL 2022 8 6 0 0 21 21 133.0 109 14 28 129 2.98 1.03 1.08 1.9 8.7 .279 46/20/34 19 18
Career 8yrs 49 56 2 6 172 138 842.1 784 102 208 827 3.88 1.18 1.24 2.2 8.8 .306 n/a
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Joe Musgrove (P) SD - Aug. 04
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=12185

Musgrove (8-5) allowed six earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six across 4.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Rockies.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Musgrove gave up four earned runs -- including a three-run homer to Ryan McMahon -- in the fifth inning and turned in his shortest outing of the campaign. Some regression was inevitable, but Musgrove has now allowed four or more earned runs in three of his last four starts -- translating to a 7.29 ERA. Despite the bumpy stretch, Musgrove has a 3.00 ERA and 120:28 K:BB across 120 frames on the season.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 5

David Waldstein in the Times:

When Musgrove lies in bed on the nights before a start, he often visualizes the little failures and obstacles that inevitably occur — a stiff shoulder, a leadoff home run, the bases filled with runners while opposing fans holler in his ears and sweat drips into his eyes.

What are you going to do now, Joe? How are you going to get out of this one?

When those situations, or similar ones, arise, Musgrove has already planned for them. A high heart rate is expected. Panicky thoughts are banished. Practical solutions are employed.

“You wake up the next day, and there’s a certain level of pressure that’s lifted off you, because there’s no more fear of the unknown,” Musgrove said. “It’s not like you’re obsessing over what could go wrong. You’re just ready for whatever comes your way, good or bad.”


The bad came right away for Musgove in a start last week in Chicago...


“First hitter of the game, bang, home run,” Musgrove said, “and I’m like, ‘This is exactly what I expected.’”

As it turned out, Musgrove was probably pitching through Covid-19, as he tested positive for the it the next day. In retrospect, a test before the game would have been warranted, but his symptoms remained mild. And Musgrove had been training his brain to fight through obstacles, and like in the underwater training, to push himself past barriers.

That day in Chicago, he responded to the illness and the bad start by allowing only one more run in seven innings. It was a bit of a labor requiring 106 pitches. But, of course, Musgrove had prepared himself for that.


https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/sports/baseball/joe-musgrove-padres.html

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 26

In 3 starts after winning his previous 3 he's 1-1 4.05 ERA. 

van wilhoite LVW
Jun 24

Heading into yesterday's game, he was 3-0 in his last three starts with a 0.86 ERA. He had a 1-0 lead over the Phillies after four, gave up a run in the fifth, five more in the sixth and -- just like that -- end of winning streak.

I looked for pitchers to bet against tonight who have won their last three starts but there aren't any.  

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 24

June 17: RHP Joe Musgrove placed on COVID-19 IL

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 18

Improves to 8-0, cruising past the Cubbies in Wrigley. Allowed a homer to the leadoff batter, another run in the second, then nothing (one baserunner) for the next five. Before the stat feed, he's earned $19 and $16. His BABIP is .264.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 17

Win No. 4 yesterday.

April stats...

2.16 ERA

0.88 WHIP

.283 BABIP

44/27/29 G/L/F

$7 in 4x4

$5 in 5x5

Alex Patton Alex
May 2

From these two lists I am concluding that horizontal movement on a slider is MUCH more important than vertical movement ...

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 20

Lindy's Baseball Preview --

SLIDER: MOST HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT (PCT)

Joe Musgrove 8.7

Yu Darvish 8.1

Lance McCullers 6.9

Alex Manoah 6.5

Colin McHugh 6.1

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 20

Is it possible a 93.3 mph fastball puts Musgrove in the 33rd percentile, only, of all MLB pitchers in 2021? That's what I'm seeing at Fangraphs.

The spin rate of his fastball puts him in the 99th percentile.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 1