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#59
Joe Musgrove
ERA W-L K
4.77 7-8 98
Team: HoustonHt / Wt: 6-5 / 268 NFBC ADP: 309.30
Position: SPBorn: 12/4/1992 Birthplace: El Cajon, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Supplemental Round by Blue Jays (2011)


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Nov. 1 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET0:17 ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST11:47 PM VEN8:17 UAE10:17 PM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed one run on one hit in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Tuesday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 6.75 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
Oct. 30 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE9:25 AM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed two runs on one hit and one walk in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Saturday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 9.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
Oct. 30 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE9:25 AM CT-Joe Musgrove improved to 1-0, allowing one hit over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 on Sunday. Musgrove did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
Oct. 18 10:21 PM PT11:21 PM MT12:21 AM CT1:21 AM ET1:21 ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST12:51 AM VEN9:21 UAE12:21 AM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed two runs on two hits in 0.2 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the New York Yankees 6-4 on Tuesday. Musgrove did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 27.00 ERA and 3.00 WHIP on the season.
Oct. 5 5:24 PM PT6:24 PM MT7:24 PM CT8:24 PM ET20:24 ET0:24 GMT8:24 5:24 PM MST7:24 PM EST7:54 PM VEN4:24 UAE (+1)7:24 PM CT-Joe Musgrove did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-2 on Thursday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.00 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 29 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET10:55 ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST10:25 AM VEN18:55 UAE9:55 AM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox 12-2 on Thursday. Musgrove did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.77 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 23 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Joe Musgrove did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Saturday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 4.82 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 21 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Joe Musgrove recorded his second save, allowing no runs on two hits in 1.1 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday. Musgrove struck out two, ending the game with a 4.83 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 16 4:42 PM PT5:42 PM MT6:42 PM CT7:42 PM ET19:42 ET23:42 GMT7:42 4:42 PM MST6:42 PM EST7:12 PM VEN3:42 UAE (+1)6:42 PM CT-Joe Musgrove recorded his first save, allowing one run on one hit in 2.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 8-6 on Saturday. Musgrove struck out three, ending the game with a 4.89 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 15 10:22 AM PT11:22 AM MT12:22 PM CT1:22 PM ET13:22 ET17:22 GMT1:22 10:22 AM MST12:22 PM EST12:52 PM VEN21:22 UAE12:22 PM CT-Joe Musgrove did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 on Thursday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 4.90 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 10 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET12:02 ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST11:32 AM VEN20:02 UAE11:02 AM CT-Joe Musgrove blew his second save, allowing one run on two hits in 0.1 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Oakland Athletics 11-4 on Saturday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 4.93 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 6 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed one hit without giving up a run in 2.0 innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Tuesday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 4.91 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 3 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET1:54 ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST1:24 AM VEN9:54 UAE12:54 AM CT-Joe Musgrove improved to 7-8, allowing two hits over 2.1 scoreless innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Mets 4-1 on Saturday. Musgrove struck out two, ending the game with a 5.01 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 30 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET23:05 ET3:05 GMT11:05 8:05 PM MST10:05 PM EST10:35 PM VEN7:05 UAE (+1)10:05 PM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Texas Rangers 8-1 on Wednesday. Musgrove did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.13 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 27 5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET20:40 ET0:40 GMT8:40 5:40 PM MST7:40 PM EST8:10 PM VEN4:40 UAE (+1)7:40 PM CT-Joe Musgrove improved to 6-8, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk in 2.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Sunday. Musgrove struck out two, ending the game with a 5.18 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 26 10:23 AM PT11:23 AM MT12:23 PM CT1:23 PM ET13:23 ET17:23 GMT1:23 10:23 AM MST12:23 PM EST12:53 PM VEN21:23 UAE12:23 PM CT-Joe Musgrove walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Friday. Musgrove did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.10 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 24 10:17 AM PT11:17 AM MT12:17 PM CT1:17 PM ET13:17 ET17:17 GMT1:17 10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST12:47 PM VEN21:17 UAE12:17 PM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Wednesday. Musgrove struck out two, ending the game with a 5.15 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 20 5:08 PM PT6:08 PM MT7:08 PM CT8:08 PM ET20:08 ET0:08 GMT8:08 5:08 PM MST7:08 PM EST7:38 PM VEN4:08 UAE (+1)7:08 PM CT-Joe Musgrove did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Sunday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 5.21 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 15 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.1 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 on Monday. Musgrove did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.32 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 9 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed one hit without giving up a run in 2.0 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Chicago White Sox 8-5 on Tuesday. Musgrove struck out two, ending the game with a 5.46 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 4 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET23:34 ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST11:04 PM VEN7:34 UAE (+1)10:34 PM CT-Joe Musgrove did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 16-7 on Friday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 5.59 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 3 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed two hits and one walk without giving up a run in 3.0 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Wednesday. Musgrove struck out four, ending the game with a 5.65 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
July 30 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Detroit Tigers 13-1 on Sunday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 5.86 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
July 23 10:10 PM PT11:10 PM MT12:10 AM CT1:10 AM ET1:10 ET5:10 GMT13:10 10:10 PM MST12:10 AM EST12:40 AM VEN9:10 UAE12:10 AM CT-Joe Musgrove did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 on Saturday. Musgrove struck out one, ending the game with a 6.04 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
July 18 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET23:54 ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST11:24 PM VEN7:54 UAE (+1)10:54 PM CT-Musgrove will move to the bullpen to make room for Collin McHugh in the rotation.
Analysis: The right-hander went 0-4 with an 8.76 ERA in his last five starts.
July 16 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Joe Musgrove fell to 4-8, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Saturday. Musgrove struck out five, ending the game with a 6.12 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: There's a pretty clear weak link in the Astros' rotation. He's 0-4 with an 8.76 ERA over his last five starts.
July 6 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET12:38 ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST12:08 PM VEN20:38 UAE11:38 AM CT-Joe Musgrove allowed four runs on five hits in 5.2 innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 10-4 on Wednesday. Musgrove struck out six, ending the game with a 6.04 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Musgrove retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced, only allowing two balls out of the infield, before wilting in the fifth inning. The second-year right-hander remains a poor fantasy option, failing to get through six innings in four straight starts while posting a 9.15 ERA.
June 24 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Joe Musgrove fell to 4-7, allowing nine runs on 12 hits and one walk in 3.2 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Seattle Mariners 13-3 on Friday. Musgrove struck out four, ending the game with a 6.01 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Musgrove has now lost all three starts since returning from a DL stint and has been pounded for 16 runs and 23 hits - including five homers - in 14 innings during that stretch. He may not be long for the Astros' rotation, especially if Houston adds another pitcher prior to the trade deadline.
June 19 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Joe Musgrove fell to 4-6, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-5 on Sunday. Musgrove struck out seven, ending the game with a 5.09 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
June 13 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Joe Musgrove fell to 4-5, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk in 4.2 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Texas Rangers 6-1 on Monday. Musgrove struck out two, ending the game with a 4.81 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Musgrove had been out since May 26 with shoulder discomfort. He's 2-5 with a 5.05 ERA at home, where he's allowed eight of his nine homers.
May 30 2:53 PM PT3:53 PM MT4:53 PM CT5:53 PM ET17:53 ET21:53 GMT5:53 2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST5:23 PM VEN1:53 UAE (+1)4:53 PM CT-Musgrove (shoulder) will return from the DL and start Monday against the Rangers.
Analysis: The 24-year-old has been sidelined since May 26.
May 27 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET0:15 ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST11:45 PM VEN8:15 UAE11:15 PM CT-Joe Musgrove improved to 4-4, allowing four hits over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday. Musgrove struck out six, ending the game with a 4.89 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
May 21 4:16 PM PT5:16 PM MT6:16 PM CT7:16 PM ET19:16 ET23:16 GMT7:16 4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST6:46 PM VEN3:16 UAE (+1)6:16 PM CT-Joe Musgrove fell to 3-4, allowing seven runs on eight hits and three walks in 3.0 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Cleveland Indians 8-6 on Sunday. Musgrove struck out four, ending the game with a 5.63 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Musgrove seemed to have turned a corner after allowing three runs over 11 2/3 innings in winning his last two starts, but this effort shows the 24-year-old is still hard to trust from a fantasy perspective.
May 15 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET23:58 ET3:58 GMT11:58 8:58 PM MST10:58 PM EST11:28 PM VEN7:58 UAE (+1)10:58 PM CT-Joe Musgrove improved to 3-3, allowing one run on eight hits and one walk in 5.2 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Monday. Musgrove struck out five, ending the game with a 4.57 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Musgrove has allowed three runs over 11.2 innings in his last two starts. He next faces the Indians on Sunday.
May 10 4:08 PM PT5:08 PM MT6:08 PM CT7:08 PM ET19:08 ET23:08 GMT7:08 4:08 PM MST6:08 PM EST6:38 PM VEN3:08 UAE (+1)6:08 PM CT-Joe Musgrove improved to 2-3, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Wednesday. Musgrove struck out four, ending the game with a 5.02 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was an encouraging outing from the second-year right-hander, but he's been too inconsistent to be a good fantasy play. This was just his second quality start in seven outings, and he's pitched past the sixth inning only once.
May 4 4:45 PM PT5:45 PM MT6:45 PM CT7:45 PM ET19:45 ET23:45 GMT7:45 4:45 PM MST6:45 PM EST7:15 PM VEN3:45 UAE (+1)6:45 PM CT-Joe Musgrove fell to 1-3, allowing five runs - four earned - on five hits and three walks in 4.0 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Texas Rangers 10-4 on Thursday. Musgrove struck out five, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 7:59 PM PT8:59 PM MT9:59 PM CT10:59 PM ET22:59 ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST10:29 PM VEN6:59 UAE (+1)9:59 PM CT-Joe Musgrove fell to 1-2, allowing one run on five hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Saturday. Musgrove struck out six, ending the game with a 4.88 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was a solid outing for Musgrove after he posted a 6.61 ERA in his previous three starts.
Apr. 12 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET11:45 ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST11:15 AM VEN19:45 UAE10:45 AM CT-Musgrove pitched into the sixth inning, giving up three runs and seven hits for Houston, even though he said he struggled with his command, in a 7-5 win over Seattle.
Analysis: "I didn't feel very good tonight," Musgrove said. "Although I threw some good strikes, I wasn't throwing them where I wanted to."
Apr. 7 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET11:26 ET15:26 GMT23:26 8:26 AM MST10:26 AM EST10:56 AM VEN19:26 UAE10:26 AM CT-Musgrove allowed five hits and two runs while walking three in five-plus innings before the Astros' bullpen faltered Thursday in a 4-2 loss to the Mariners.
Analysis: Musgrove was pretty solid in September for Houston, and he'll be counted on again to hold down a rotation spot for this likely contender.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2016 Hou 4 4 0 - 0 11 10 0 62.0 59 28 28 9 16 0 55 1.21 4.06
2017 Hou 7 8 2 - 4 38 15 0 109.1 117 59 58 18 28 1 98 1.33 4.77
Career 11 12 2 - 4 49 25 0 171.1 176 87 86 27 44 1 153 1.28 4.52

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016 Hou 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2017 Hou 38 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 49 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2017 Hou Total 1 0 0 - 0 7 0 0 6.2 6 6 6 3 1 1 3 8.10
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.50
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 27.00
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.0 3 3 3 2 1 1 2 6.75
Career 1 0 0 - 0 7 0 0 6.2 6 6 6 3 1 1 3 8.10


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 837 98 89 93 47.56
Curveball 159 84 78 81 9.03
Slider 490 90 79 83.3 27.84
Changeup 170 89 81 84.4 9.66
Cut Fastball 104 93 86 89.9 5.91


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