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Justin Masterson

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

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3-2

ERA

5.58

WHIP

1.59

K

30

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Masterson joined St. Louis just before the trade deadline as the Cardinals attempted to bolster their beat up rotation for the stretch run. The right-hander was less than impressive (to put it nicely)...

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2015 ADP:  401.52

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 260   DOB: 3/22/1985   BORN: Kingston, Jamaica   COLLEGE: San Diego State   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Red Sox in December 2014.

June 30, 2015  –  Justin Masterson News

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Masterson will remain the rotation and start Friday against Houston, the Boston Globe reports.

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Justin Masterson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 22 A LAN 17 17 0 95.7 103 46 4 56 22 8 5 0 4.33 1.31
2007 22 AA POR 10 10 0 58.0 49 28 4 59 18 4 3 0 4.34 1.16
2008 23 AA POR 8 8 0 38.3 37 18 0 37 16 1 3 0 4.23 1.38
2008 23 AAA PAW 4 1 0 9.3 6 3 1 8 1 1 0 0 2.89 0.75
2008 23 MAJ BOS 36 9 0 88.3 68 31 10 68 40 6 5 0 3.16 1.22
2009 24 MAJ CLE 11 10 0 57.3 56 29 5 52 35 1 7 0 4.55 1.59
2009 24 MAJ BOS 31 6 0 72.0 72 36 7 67 25 3 3 0 4.50 1.35
2009  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ CLE/BOS 42 16 0 129.3 128 65 12 119 60 4 10 0 4.52 1.45
2010 25 MAJ CLE 34 29 1 180.0 197 94 14 140 73 6 13 0 0 2 4.70 1.50
2011 26 MAJ CLE 34 33 0 216.0 211 77 11 158 65 12 10 0 0 0 3.21 1.28
2012 27 MAJ CLE 34 34 0 206.3 212 113 18 159 88 11 15 0 0 0 4.93 1.45
2013 28 MAJ CLE 32 29 3 193.0 156 74 13 195 76 14 10 0 0 0 3.45 1.20
2014 29 AAA COL 2 2 0 11.2 9 7 0 10 8 0 1 0 0 0 5.40 1.52
2014 29 MAJ STL 9 6 0 30.7 35 24 6 23 13 3 3 0 0 0 7.04 1.57
2014 29 MAJ CLE 19 19 0 98.0 106 60 6 93 56 4 6 0 0 0 5.51 1.65
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ STL/CLE 28 25 0 128.7 141 84 12 116 69 7 9 0 0 0 5.88 1.63
2015 30 AA POR 1 1 0 4.2 8 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 2.14
2015 30 AAA PAW 3 3 0 13.2 8 5 0 12 7 0 2 0 0 0 3.29 1.14
2015 30 MAJ BOS 8 8 0 40.3 45 25 4 30 19 3 2 0 0 0 5.58 1.59
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3-Year Averages     31 29 1 176.0 169 90 14 156 77 10 11 0 0 0 4.60 1.40
Career  (View All)     248 183 4 1,182.0 1,158 563 94 985 490 63 74 0 4.29 1.39

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Justin Masterson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 28 @TB 5.0 5 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 5.58 1.59
May. 12 @Oak 2.3 6 6 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.37 1.67
May. 6 TB 4.3 7 4 4 1 6 1 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 5.18 1.58
May. 1 NYY 6.0 6 2 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.71 1.36
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 5 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 5 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 4.4 IP/G
17.7 24 13 12 3 10 10 3 2 0 1-2 0 0 0 6.11 1.92

Justin Masterson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015115171130813.300
20143174637862047.320
2013494965410615110.248

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20157013815311.254
2014275703255935.239
2013309992250703.182

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201520.0110131516.301.95
201465.7430633365.211.52
2013102.08401094143.091.25

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201520.321017434.871.23
201463.0360533666.571.75
201391.0660863593.861.14
Justin Masterson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 22 A LAN 17 17 95.7 5.27 2.07 2.55 0.38 65.3% 4.33 3.45 .317
2007 22 AA POR 10 10 58.0 9.16 2.79 3.28 0.62 61.9% 4.34 3.10 .301
2008 23 AA POR 8 8 38.3 8.69 3.76 2.31 0.00 66% 4.23 2.76 .342
2008 23 AAA PAW 4 1 9.3 7.71 0.96 8.00 0.96 66.7% 2.89 3.52 .214
2008 23 MAJ BOS 36 9 88.3 6.93 4.08 1.70 1.02 2.03 78.6% 89.5 MPH 3.16 4.54 .243
2009 24 MAJ CLE 11 10 57.3 8.16 5.49 1.49 0.78 1.92 72.1% 92.4 MPH 4.55 4.41 .317
2009 24 MAJ BOS 31 6 72.0 8.38 3.13 2.68 0.88 1.92 67.8% 92.4 MPH 4.50 3.68 .323
2009  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ CLE/BOS 42 16 129.3 8.28 4.18 1.98 0.84 1.92 69.9% 92.4 MPH 4.52 4.00 .321
2010 25 MAJ CLE 34 29 180.0 7.00 3.65 1.92 0.70 2.74 68.8% 91.3 MPH 4.70 4.06 .332
2011 26 MAJ CLE 34 33 216.0 6.58 2.71 2.43 0.46 2.13 75.1% 92.7 MPH 3.21 3.45 .307
2012 27 MAJ CLE 34 34 206.3 6.94 3.84 1.81 0.79 2.36 66.3% 91.9 MPH 4.93 4.26 .314
2013 28 MAJ CLE 32 29 193.0 9.09 3.54 2.57 0.61 2.48 72.1% 91.6 MPH 3.45 3.50 .290
2014 29 AAA COL 2 2 11.2 8.04 6.43 1.25 0.00 58.8% 5.40 3.56 .294
2014 29 MAJ STL 9 6 30.7 6.75 3.82 1.77 1.76 2.50 57.1% 88.9 MPH 7.04 5.91 .314
2014 29 MAJ CLE 19 19 98.0 8.54 5.14 1.66 0.55 3.04 65.4% 88.9 MPH 5.51 4.15 .353
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ STL/CLE 28 25 128.7 8.11 4.83 1.68 0.84 2.88 63.6% 88.9 MPH 5.88 4.27 .343
2015 30 AA POR 1 1 4.2 4.29 2.14 2.00 0.00 77.8% 3.86 3.68 .448
2015 30 AAA PAW 3 3 13.2 8.18 4.77 1.71 0.00 66.7% 3.29 3.20 .241
2015 30 MAJ BOS 8 8 40.3 6.69 4.24 1.58 0.89 2.03 65% 87.0 MPH 5.58 4.86 .329
Today's Projections     0 1 .3 8.12 4.18 1.94 0.76 67.3% 4.75 0.68 .318
Next 7 Days     0 2 1.9 8.12 4.18 1.94 0.76 67.3% 4.75 3.88 .318
Rest Of Season     0 6 23.4 8.12 4.14 1.96 0.76 67.2% 4.75 3.87 .318
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3-Year Averages     31 29 176.0 7.98 3.94 2.03 0.72 67.2% 4.60 3.77 .313
Career     248 183 1,182.0 7.50 3.73 2.01 0.72 69.8% 4.29 3.85 .312

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2015 Stat Review for Justin Masterson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.58 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.69 K/9
WEAK
4.24 BB/9
TERRIBLE
87.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
2.03 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.58 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.59 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.86 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.329 BABIP
HIGH
65.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Justin Masterson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Masterson's fastball velocity was still down (89-91) in Sunday's return to the rotation, but he showed marked improvement in his slider, a pitch he threw 21 times that got eight swings-and-misses, the Boston Globe reports. Five of his six punchouts came on the slider.

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Masterson allowed one run (none earned) on five hits while striking out six in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He was lifted after throwing 84 pitches over five innings.

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Manager John Farrell would not commit to Masterson in the starting rotation beyond Sunday's start, the Boston Globe reports. Masterson was tapped to take Joe Kelly's spot in the rotation.

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Masterson will move back into Boston's rotation and is slated to start on Sunday, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.

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Masterson (shoulder) was activated from the DL on Tuesday, and he'll pitch out of the bullpen, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.

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Masterson (shoulder) will not make a rehab start Monday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Masterson (shoulder) will either go to the bullpen or make another rehab start, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports.

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2015

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2014

Masterson set a career high in wins (14), WHIP (1.20) and strikeouts (195) before sustaining an oblique injury in September. He still struggles with his control at times, but does a good enough job of keeping the ball in the park and missing bats to limit the damage, thanks in large part to his heavy two-seam fastball. One major factor in Masterson's success last season came from improvement against left-handed hitters, as he was able to neutralize them with a heavier dose of sliders. The results were significantly better, as he held lefties to a combined .248/.340/.357 line compared to a .296/.376/.450 line in 2012. He'll be back as the team's top starter with the departure of Ubaldo Jimenez, and should continue to log a heavy volume of innings while providing plenty of strikeouts.

2013

Masterson was unable to hold onto the command gains he made in 2011 and saw his ERA and WHIP suffer as a result. He posted a career high in strikeouts (159) and made a league-leading 34 starts, but it was certainly a step back after he appeared to be putting it all together in the second half of 2011. He'll be back at the top of the Indians' rotation, but is miscast as an ace and will need to improve his control in order to push his ERA closer to the better xFIP marks he's delivered over the last three seasons.

2012

Masterson built upon a strong second half from 2011 and enjoyed what was easily his best season to date. He faded a bit over his last dozen starts after a stretch of dominance in July as the career-high workload might have begun to take its toll. His strikeout rate has decreased in each of the last four seasons, but he's also showed great improvement in his control during that stretch and a 6.58 K/9IP rate is still solid given his high groundball rate (55 percent of batted balls). Masterson had surgery on the labrum in his non-throwing shoulder in October, but is expected to be 100 percent for spring training. He'll be back as the team's No. 2 starter behind Ubaldo Jimenez and should be able to repeat his success of a year ago if he maintains the improved control.

2011

Masterson had another disappointing season for the Tribe even though his control improved a bit (3.7 BB/9IP). It's still a concern and while the strikeout total is nice it's tough to swallow the WHIP and ERA damage. He did get better as the season wore on (1.320 WHIP, 3.84 ERA in the second half) and was dominant in seven September appearances (2.14 ERA, 0.952 WHIP, 19:2 K:BB in 21 innings as the team limited his workload) and he'll be back as the team's No. 2 starter.

2010

Masterson won just one of his 10 starts since coming over to the Indians in the Victor Martinez trade, posting a 1.587 WHIP and a 4.55 ERA. He'll need to work on his command (4.1 BB/9IP and a 1.87 K/BB career ratio in 217.2 major league innings) if he's going to take the next step but did manage to whiff 119 batters in 129.1 innings last season. He'll be counted on to hold down a spot at the top of the Indians' rotation in 2010.

2009

What to do with Masterson? He was a starting pitcher in the minors, but was needed to pitch out of the bullpen for Boston in the second half of the season. He was less effective when pitching out of the stretch and walked too many batters. He'll have to improve in those areas if he's going to remain as part of the set-up crew. If they use him as a starter, he'll need to work on being consistent in his delivery for longer stretches.

2008

Masterson was converted to a starter in 2007, after a successful stint as a reliever for Short Season Lowell in 2006. His out pitch is the sinker, and he's got good command of the zone, so there's hope that Masterson could still develop at least as a reliever. Masterson made big news because of his involvement in the Johan Santana trade talks. In the smaller market, Masterson's path to the majors might be quicker than with Boston. But either way, he could use more time at Double-A to develop his secondary pitches.