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Apr 21, 2024 7.0 3 2 5.74 23.5
Apr 15, 2024 6.0 2 2 6.29 15.5
Apr 9, 2024 4.0 1 2 6.87 -3.5
Apr 3, 2024 6.0 1 1 6.28 22.5
Mar 29, 2024 5.2 0 1 9.72 -1.5

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Player Outlook
Joe Musgrove failed in his attempt to pitch exactly 181 innings for a third consecutive season. In fact, he barely made it half way there as he worked 97 innings over 17 starts before succumbing to a shoulder injury in late July which ended his season. Other than his workload, Musgrove was essentially the same pitcher he had been in previous seasons with rather uncanny statistical stability. Despite the injury, he did post a double-digit win total for a fourth consecutive full season and is one of five starting pitchers with an ERA below 3.20 in each of the past three seasons joining Fried, deGrom, Woodruff, and Ohtani. Only Musgrove and Fried will pitch in 2024, and the hope is that Musgrove's shoulder is fully recovered so he can resume his statistical consistency as an unspectacular fantasy front liner. There is not another level up for him, but his profile is about as low-risk as they come for pitching.

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2024 51.58.6 31.3 3 2 23 11 5.75 1.53
2023 275.516.2 97.3 10 3 97 21 3.05 1.14
2022 46415.5 181.0 10 7 184 42 2.93 1.08
3y Avg. 394.515.2 153.3 10 6 161 39 3.05 1.10
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Goes seven innings in win

    Musgrove (3-2) got the win Sunday over the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out three over seven innings. Musgrove reached seven innings for the first time this season and the first time since July 4 of last year. Most of the damage against him in this one came from the long ball when Davis Schneider and Ernie Clement took him deep in back-to-back innings early on. Schneider then later grounded in a run in the seventh before Musgrove's day concluded. He's exhibiting lower strikeout numbers early on compared to past seasons and has five or fewer strikeouts in all but one start thus far. Musgrove will take a 5.74 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 23:11 K:BB (31.1 innings) into his next start, which projects to come against the Phillies.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Notches second win

    Musgrove (2-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks over six innings Monday, striking out three and earning a win over the Brewers. Musgrove produced a fairly lackluster line, but it was his second quality start of the year. He coughed up all three runs in the first two innings before settling in for a decent outing. The 31-year-old righty still hasn't found a groove in 2024; Musgrove is sporting a 6.29 ERA with a 20:11 K:BB through 24.1 frames. He forced just six swinging strikes Monday, tying his lowest mark of the year. Musgrove is currently in line to face the Blue Jays at home this weekend.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Takes another loss

    Musgrove (1-2) was handed the loss Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out five. All of the damage against Musgrove came in the fifth, as he surrendered a solo homer to Yan Gomes to open up the inning, then gave up a walk, a single and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases. While Musgrove was pulled at that point, he was stuck with three earned runs as reliever Stephen Kolek surrendered a grand slam to Christopher Morel on his very first pitch. After finishing each of the last three seasons with an ERA below 3.20, Musgrove's ERA sits at 6.87 through four starts. He's allowed at least four runs in all but one appearance and will look for improvement Monday when he's projected to start against the Brewers.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Rebounds with quality start

    Musgrove (1-1) picked up the win Wednesday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on five hits and a walk across six innings. He struck out seven. Musgrove finally found his footing three starts into 2024, putting together his first quality start of the season and bringing down his ERA from 9.72 to 6.28. Fantasy managers who invested in Musgrove can breathe a sigh of relief, as he showed the mix of strikeout ability and power prevention that made him so effective in 2023. Musgrove will look to take another large step away from his early-season woes, with a matchup against the Cubs in San Diego on tap for his next projected start.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Takes loss to Giants

    Musgrove (0-1) was the pitcher of record in Friday's 8-3 loss to the Giants, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out three over 5.2 innings. It's been a tough start to the campaign for Musgrove, who's allowed nine runs on 15 hits through 8.1 innings over his first two outings. The 31-year-old right-hander went 10-3 with a 3.05 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 97 strikeouts in 17 stars last season. He'll look to get on track in his next outing, currently lined up for next week at home versus St. Louis.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Getting start Friday

    Musgrove will start for the Padres on Friday against the Giants, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. The Padres went with Yu Darvish and Musgrove in their two games in South Korea versus the Dodgers and have elected to run it back with those two in their first two contests back in the states. Musgrove was roughed up for five runs over just 2.2 innings back on March 21 against the Dodgers.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Roughed up in short start

    Musgrove allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two batters over 2.2 innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Thursday in the second game of the Seoul Series. The Padres handed Musgrove a five-run lead before he even took the mound for his season debut, but the right-hander was unable to hold the Dodgers at bay. Los Angeles struck for a run in each of the first two frames before chasing Musgrove in the third. While San Diego still went on to win, this was certainly not a promising beginning from an individual perspective for Musgrove, who got to only 60 pitches (38 of which were strikes) before he was removed. Musgrove's season was cut short by a shoulder injury last year, and he gave up nine earned runs in six innings during spring training, so questions will remain about lingering impacts of the injury until he begins to look better on the mound.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Gets ball for second game in Korea

    Musgrove is scheduled to start the Padres' second game of the regular season March 21 versus the Dodgers in Seoul, South Korea, MLB.com reports. He'll be opposing Yoshinobu Yamamoto in the second contest of the two-game season-opening set in South Korea, while Yu Darvish gets the ball for the Friars in the March 20 opener and matches up against Tyler Glasnow. Musgrove finished the 2023 campaign on the shelf due to right shoulder inflammation, but he was fully cleared ahead of spring training. He's been roughed up for eight earned runs on five hits and two walks over 1.2 innings through his first two Cactus League starts, but he'll likely have one more tune-up outing in Arizona before he toes the rubber in Seoul. After the two-game series in South Korea, the Padres will hold their domestic opener March 28 versus the Giants at Petco Park. Manager Mike Shildt implied Monday that there's a good chance that Musgrove will get the nod ahead of Darvish for the first game in San Diego, per Dennis Lin of The Athletic.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Roughed up in Cactus League start

    Musgrove allowed four runs on two hits, a walk and a hit-by-pitch while failing to record an out against the Dodgers in Thursday's Cactus League opener. Musgrove loaded the bases on a walk, single and hit-by-pitch before serving up a two-run ground-rule double to Teoscar Hernandez. The right-handed hurler was then pulled but charged with two more runs following his departure. It wasn't the most inspiring start from Musgrove, but it was at least promising to see him on the mound for San Diego's first exhibition contest after he ended last year on the 60-day IL due to a shoulder injury. Of course, fantasy managers shouldn't read much into Thursday's poor showing given the exhibition nature of the contest.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Good to go for spring training

    Padres manager Mike Shildt said last last week that Musgrove (shoulder) will not have any limitations in spring training, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. San Diego's new skipper revealed that Musgrove has already thrown some bullpen sessions and even faced some hitters and has bounced back with no issues. The veteran right-hander missed the final two months of last season with right shoulder inflammation and also dealt with elbow bursitis earlier in the year. Musgrove was highly effective in 2023 when on the mound, collecting a 3.05 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 97:21 K:BB over 97.1 frames. It's certainly encouraging that it looks like he'll enter spring training with no limits, but Musgrove will remain a health red flag going into 2024.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Moved to 60-day IL

    The Padres transferred Musgrove (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list Saturday. Musgrove has been on the injured list since early August due to inflammation in his right shoulder. He was able to resume throwing last Friday, but with the Padres officially eliminated from playoff contention, his focus has shifted to getting ready for 2024. Musgrove's spot on the 40-man roster will be filled by Chandler Seagle, who was selected from Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Season over

    Musgrove (shoulder) will not pitch again in 2023, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Musgrove had his throwing program slowed, meaning he won't be able to return again this season. He reportedly hasn't suffered a setback, but the Padres instead have opted to take a conservative approach given that they've fallen out of playoff contention. Musgrove will end the campaign with a 3.05 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and a 97:21 K:BB across 97.1 frames.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Not yet throwing off mound

    Musgrove (shoulder) continues to play catch but has yet to throw off a mound as of Tuesday, MLB.com reports. The Padres officially shut Yu Darvish (elbow) down for the season Tuesday, and though the team hasn't made any statements about Musgrove's status, the right-hander's return from the 15-day injured list is considered "highly unlikely," given where he stands in his recovery from right shoulder inflammation along with San Diego's unfavorable position in the National League wild-card race. Assuming Musgrove isn't activated before the season ends Oct. 1, he'll finish his third year in San Diego with a 10-3 record, 3.05 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 97:21 K:BB over 97.1 innings.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Set to play catch Friday

    Musgrove (shoulder) will play catch Friday, MLB.com reports. It will be the first time he's done any throwing since he landed on the injured list at the beginning of the month with right shoulder capsule inflammation. Musgrove will require several flat-round sessions before being cleared for mound work, and whether he makes it back this season remains to be seen. "I know he's looking forward to it," Padres manager Bob Melvin said. "But we want to kind of push the brakes a little bit. ... It's not going to be an accelerated path forward. It's going to be several of those before he would even consider getting on a mound, so we're still a ways away."
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: To resume throwing in late August

    Musgrove (shoulder) is expected to begin playing catch around Aug. 24, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Musgrove is entering the second week of a three-week shutdown period that followed his Aug. 4 placement on the injured list due to inflammation in his right shoulder capsule. The best-case scenario is that he returns to the Padres' rotation in mid-September, but he'll have to avoid even minor setbacks. It should also be noted that San Diego is currently at risk of falling out of NL Wild Card contention, which could affect the motivation here.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Shut down for three weeks

    Musgrove was diagnosed with inflammation in his right shoulder capsule Friday and placed on the 15-day injured list. He will be shut down for at least three weeks, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Shoulder soreness kept Musgrove from making his scheduled start Wednesday against Colorado, and the issue has now been identified as something that will keep him on the shelf for a considerable amount of time. The Padres haven't yet ruled out Musgrove for the rest of the season, but they might need the incentive of a late playoff push to put him back on the mound in 2023.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Scratched with sore shoulder

    Musgrove has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Rockies due to "minor" right shoulder soreness, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. At least for the time being, the Padres don't view Musgrove's shoulder issue as anything too serious and believe he can avoid a trip to the injured list. Musgrove is tentatively in line to make his next turn through the rotation either next Tuesday or Wednesday in Seattle. Nick Martinez, who has been working out of the bullpen since late April, will make a spot start in Colorado in Musgrove's stead.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Tosses six scoreless innings

    Musgrove (10-3) allowed four hits and two walks over six shutout frames Friday, striking out five and earning a win over Texas. Musgrove gave up two extra-base hits and had to work around some tight spots but still turned in his fourth scoreless appearance of the year. It took him about a month to shake off the early season rust, but he's been incredible since then; over his last 12 starts, Musgrove is 9-1 with a 1.84 ERA. On the year, his ERA sits at 3.05 to go with a 97:21 K:BB. His next start is projected to be in Colorado.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Falls to Detroit

    Musgrove (9-3) took the loss Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings against the Tigers. He struck out six. The Tigers got to Musgrove early Sunday, taking an early lead on Spencer Torkelson's solo homer in the first inning before tacking on two more runs in the third. Musgrove would eventually settle in and finish with a quality start, his eighth in a row, though he also took his first loss since May 20. The 30-year-old right-hander has been excellent since the start of June, pitching to a 2.00 ERA over his last 11 starts. Overall, Musgrove sports a 3.25 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and 92:19 K:BB through 16 starts (91.1 innings) this season.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Win streak at eight

    Musgrove (9-2) picked up the win Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits and a walk over six innings in a 9-1 victory over the Blue Jays. He struck out seven. The right-hander continues to roll, delivering his seventh straight quality start and eighth straight winning decision, with his last loss coming May 20. Since then, Musgrove sports a 1.76 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 61:9 K:BB through 61.1 innings. He'll look to extend those streaks in his next outing, likely to come this weekend in Detroit.
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