Joe Musgrove

Joe Musgrove

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Age: 26Bats: RThrows: R

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Joe Musgrove delivers seven scoreless innings Tuesday

Joe Musgrove pitched seven scoreless innings and improved to 2-4 in the Pirates' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. He allowed one hit, two walks, and struck out five.

Fantasy Impact

Musgrove was able to bounce back nicely after two nightmare outings prior to this one. His fastball velocity was at a season high 92.6 MPH, and Musgrove increased his cutter usage to 18.7% in this start. It's hard to say whether he's "fixed" after this start, but he's certainly trending in the right direction. His next start comes Tuesday vs. Colorado.

Elliott Baas4 days ago
Joe Musgrove shelled for eight runs Thursday

Joe Musgrove allowed eight runs on six hits over three innings in the Pirates' 17-4 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday. He walked five and struck out three while falling to 1-4.

Fantasy Impact

This is a night Musgrove would like to forget. Musgrove normally has sharp control, and raised his walk rate from 2.2 BB/9 to 3.1 BB/9 in just this one start. His 45% zone rate wasn't abnormally low, but batters just weren't chasing anything in this start. If this were an isolated incident it would be easier to forgive, but this is the second straight start of three innings or fewer for Musgrove. His next start comes Tuesday at Arizona, a middle of the road offense versus righties. Still, the safe move might be to bench Musgrove and see if he can turn it around, rather than put your ratios on the line.

Elliott Baas1 week ago
Joe Musgrove can't make it through three in loss Friday

Joe Musgrove allowed seven runs (five earned) over 2.2 innings in the Pirates' 14-1 loss to the Athletics on Friday. He walked two and struck out one while falling to 1-3.

Fantasy Impact

This was Musgrove's first real dud of 2019, and boy was it a stinker. He couldn't make it through three innings and notched just one strikeout. A pair of Jung Ho Kang throwing errors didn't help Musgrove, but he wasn't pitching well regardless. He still has a 2.63 ERA on the season, but he also has a 4.14 xFIP due to a rather fortunate 2.8% HR/FB ratio. He's still a solid pitcher that's worth using all the toughest of matchups. His next start comes Wednesday vs. Texas.

Elliott Baas2 weeks ago
Joe Musgrove allows three runs in loss Saturday

Joe Musgrove allowed three runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings in the Pirates' 3-1 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. He walked one and struck out five.

Fantasy Impact

Musgrove was cruising until the seventh, where he allowed four hits and three runs, ultimately leading to a loss. It was rather unfortunate for Musgrove, because two of the hits were infield singles. One run scored on a sac fly, but a two-run triple from Joc Pederson was the killing blow. There's still a lot to like about what Musgrove did over the first month. His next start comes Friday vs. Oakland.

Elliott Baas3 weeks ago
Joe Musgrove notches quality start in no-decision Monday

Joe Musrgrove allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in the Pirates' 12-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday. He walked two and struck out five in the no-decision.

Fantasy Impact

While this start wasn't overwhelming, Musgrove still secured is fourth straight quality start. He has been nothing but reliable for Pittsburgh and his owners this season, and now has a 1.59 ERA and 4.33 K/BB ratio in 28.1 innings. His next start comes Saturday at the Dodgers.

Elliott Baas4 weeks ago