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Justin Masterson

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

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ERA

5.87

WHIP

1.70

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15

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 250   DOB: 3/22/1985   BORN: Kingston, Jamaica   COLLEGE: San Diego State   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Masterson Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $9.7625 million contract with the Indians in February of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 12, 2014  –  Justin Masterson News

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Masterson had a second consecutive rocky outing Saturday, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and five walks against the White Sox.

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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 MAJ CLE 3 3 0 15.3 17 10 1 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 5.87 1.70
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Justin Masterson
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 32 1 205.1 193 88 14 170 76 12 11 0 0 0 3.86 1.31
Career  (View All) MAJ   215 153 4 1,028.3 989 464 79 854 411 53 63 0 4.06 1.36

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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
Apr. 12 @CWS 4.7 7 6 5 1 5 7 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.87 1.70
Apr. 6 Min 3.7 7 6 5 0 3 4 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.22 1.31
Mar. 31 @Oak 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.57
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.2 IP/G
8.3 14 12 10 1 8 11 3 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 10.80 2.64
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.1 IP/G
15.3 17 12 10 1 9 15 3 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.87 1.70
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.1 IP/G
15.3 17 12 10 1 9 15 3 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.87 1.70

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Justin Masterson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013494965410615110.248
2012532725613527213.296
201151368271382829.291

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013309992250703.182
2012374873277905.232
20113959038731102.210

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013102.08401094143.091.25
2012109.3660984493.621.30
2011119.0450853433.251.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201391.0660863593.861.14
201297.0590614496.401.63
201197.0850733183.151.28
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 MAJ CLE 3 3 15.3 8.80 5.28 1.67 0.59 2.60 64% 88.7 MPH 5.87 4.44 .362
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Justin Masterson
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 32 205.1 7.46 3.33 2.24 0.61 71% 3.86 3.54 .305
Career MAJ   215 153 1,028.3 7.47 3.60 2.08 0.69 70.9% 4.06 3.78 .308

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2014 Stat Review for Justin Masterson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.67 K/BB
TERRIBLE
8.80 K/9
GREAT
5.28 BB/9
TERRIBLE
88.7 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.6 HR/9
ELITE
2.60 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.87 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.70 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.44 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.362 BABIP
HIGH
64.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Justin Masterson (by OPS against, min 14 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Hamilton ANA 17 10 2 5 1 3 1 .588 1.059 1.670
Jose Bautista TOR 17 6 2 5 5 6 0 .353 .765 1.265
Melky Cabrera TOR 24 12 1 2 3 0 0 .500 .708 1.264
Don Kelly DET 24 11 2 8 1 0 0 .458 .750 1.230
John Jaso OAK 16 5 2 5 1 3 0 .313 .813 1.201
Victor Martinez DET 21 9 0 4 6 1 0 .429 .571 1.143
B.J. Upton ATL 17 6 1 4 4 3 0 .353 .647 1.087
Bobby Abreu NY-N 15 7 0 1 2 2 1 .467 .533 1.063
Alexi Casilla BAL 29 10 2 11 1 4 1 .345 .655 1.010
Miguel Cabrera DET 38 14 2 11 6 7 0 .368 .553 1.009

Best Matchups for Justin Masterson (by OPS against, min 14 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brett Gardner NY-A 18 3 0 4 1 5 1 .167 .167 .357
Delmon Young BAL 20 3 0 2 0 5 0 .150 .200 .343
Jed Lowrie OAK 14 2 0 0 1 2 0 .143 .143 .343
Jhonny Peralta STL 18 2 0 2 0 7 0 .111 .167 .278
Chone Figgins LA 15 1 0 1 3 5 0 .067 .067 .277
Carlos Quentin SD 19 1 0 1 2 8 0 .053 .053 .234
Raul Ibanez ANA 14 1 0 0 0 2 0 .071 .143 .214
Marco Scutaro SF 14 1 0 0 1 2 0 .071 .071 .205
Ryan Doumit ATL 20 2 0 1 0 5 0 .100 .100 .200
Dayan Viciedo CHI-A 14 0 0 0 1 6 0 .000 .000 .067

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

Masterson allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits and three walks in just 3.2 innings Sunday.

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Masterson tossed seven shutout innings in a no decision Monday, striking out four Athletics and surrendering just three hits and one walk.

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Masterson allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six over six innings Friday.

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Masterson tossed five shutout innings on just two hits and struck out eight Sunday.

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Masterson has been named the Indians' Opening Day starter, FOX Sports Ohio reports.

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Masterson agreed to a one-year, $9.7625 million contract with the Indians on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Masterson and the Indians have put talks of a contract extension on hold for the time being and will instead focus on reaching a one-year deal to avoid arbitration, MLB.com reports.

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Masterson was yet again steady in relief Sunday, twirling 1.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts during the Indians' wild-card clinching win in Minnesota.

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Masterson (oblique) returned to action Wednesday, striking out two batters in one inning of relief work.

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Masterson (oblique) is ready to rejoin the bullpen for the Indians for the rest of the regular season, Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.