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63 Justin Masterson SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/250 | Birthdate: 3/22/1985 | Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: San Diego State | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $5,687,500 | Owned/Started%: 37/12 | Average Draft Position: 128.31
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)200.0012.0011.000.003.691.29180.0076.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
126.26-905.9711669
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140000000252
20130000000293
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cincinnati 5.100 6.75045
vs LHB 66.100 6.7803746
vs RHB 60.100 5.0703270
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
09/17/2014Chris Carter, DH HOU
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
Garrett Richards, SP LAA
Justin Masterson, SP STL
Bartolo Colon, SP NYM
Torii Hunter, RF DET
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
7/1@LAD0003.07337
7/7NYY0102.06531
8/2MIL1006.07534
8/8@BAL0102.07532
8/13@MIA1007.03003
8/18CIN0005.05425
8/24@PHI0103.06523
8/30CHC0104.16515
9/5@MIL0001.00001
9/9@CIN0000.10020
 
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Latest News
Justin Masterson gets moved to the 'pen
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/14) The Cardinals have demoted pitcher Justin Masterson to the bullpen for the final month of the season, MLB.com reports. He allowed four-plus runs in five of his first six starts with his new club. He owns a 6.03 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP on the year.
Cardinals mulling SP options for Thursday's game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/14) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny didn't commit to Justin Masterson making his next start Thursday against the Brewers. In fact, he hinted Marco Gonzales and Tyler Lyons could be the leading candidates to start Thursday, per MLB.com.

"(Marco is) a possibility. Tyler (is) a possibility. Justin's a possibility. We'll see," Matheny said. "We've talked a lot about this stuff. It just hasn't been talked about with everybody else, and this isn't the time or place to start making those statements. We just want to put the guy out there that's going to give us the best chance to win. It's going to be how it matches up with other teams and how they look. We'll be willing to make that statement soon, just not right now."

Justin Masterson rocked by Cubs as struggles continue
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/14) Slumping Cardinals pitcher Justin Masterson made some mechanical adjustments in the time since his last start, but they did not appear to do much, as he struggled yet again in a 5-1 loss to the Cubs Saturday.

The Cubs got to Masterson in the second inning for one run, but things came apart in the fourth inning. Masterson was tagged for a pair of solo home runs in the fourth, followed by one in the fifth before he was listed, after allowing five runs on six hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out five batters on 82 pitches in the loss.

The Cardinals acquired Masterson in July with the intention of making him a reclamation project, but that has not worked out so far. He has a 7.90 ERA in six starts since joining the Cardinals, and his rotation spot no longer appears assured. His next start is currently scheduled for Thursday in Milwaukee. 

Searching for answers, Justin Masterson to pitch out of stretch
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/14) Cardinals starting pitcher Justin Masterson is looking for a solution to his ongoing woes, and he told the St. Louis Dispatch his next start will feature a drastic change.

After trying it out during a bullpen session Wednesday, Masterson told reporters he will pitch exclusively out of the stretch in his start against the Cubs. The decision comes after Masterson has allowed 19 runs in his first 23 innings since the Cardinals acquired him, and the hope is that simplifying his deliver will lead to better results.

"For the most part, I was pitching out of the windup, and things would get better out of the stretch at times," Masterson said. "So we simplified it. I went only out of the stretch (in the bullpen). Less moving parts. You don't have to worry about step back, turn around, ready to throw."

Masterson feels like he can pitch out of the stretch without sacrificing velocity or overall effectiveness. He has struggled mightily with out of the stretch this season, however, allowing a .312/.414/.455 line with runners on base. 

Justin Masterson lasts three innings in loss vs. Phillies
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/14) Cardinals pitcher Justin Masterson took a loss Sunday, giving up five earned runs on six hits and two walks in just three innings while striking out three in his team's 7-1 defeat against the Phillies.

Masterson (6-8) didn't toss one scoreless frame before being removed from the game, and he's now surrendered at least four earned runs in four of his first five starts with his new team. He owns a 5.88 ERA and 110:66 K:BB ratio in 121 innings. Masterson is scheduled to face the Cubs Saturday.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
9/21/14CIN8:05 pmAlfredo Simon
9/22/14@ CHC8:05 pmJake Arrieta
9/23/14@ CHC8:05 pmKyle Hendricks
9/24/14@ CHC8:05 pmTsuyoshi Wada
9/26/14@ ARI9:40 pmTrevor Cahill
9/27/14@ ARI8:10 pmWade Miley
9/28/14@ ARI4:10 pmJosh Collmenter
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008BOS65 3.163690001 88.16831311084068
2009BOS-CLE410 4.5242161001 129.1128736512860119
2010CLE613 4.7034291100 180.019710794141173140
2011CLE1210 3.2134331000 216.02118977111165158
2012CLE1115 4.9334341000 206.1212122113181388159
2013CLE1410 3.4532293300 193.01567574131776195
2014CLE-STL69 5.9727250000 126.21409084121569116
Total 5972 4.2523917574021139.211125875389083471955
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008BOS36500000400 .000 .000 .000
2009BOS-CLE42000000000 --- --- ---
2010CLE34401000100 .250 .250 .250
2011CLE34601000200 .167 .167 .167
2012CLE34200000100 .000 .000 .000
2013CLE32201000000 .500 .500 .500
2014CLE-STL271112010400 .182 .182 .182
Total 23930150101200 .167 .167 .167
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008BOSP3691431012 .929
2009BOS-CLEP42162842221 .929
2010CLEP342961223451 .918
2011CLEP343349153224 .959
2012CLEP343459243412 .983
2013CLEP322949212713 .980
2014CLE-STLP27253072215 .967
Total  239175290961811318 .955
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2008BOS311764 2.0891001 .216365 11.8 .3561
2009BOS-CLE315796 1.79156105 .265568 13.6 .3891
2010CLE4260121 2.311382012 .278802 14.1 .3850
2011CLE4284179 1.691414205 .257908 12.0 .3490
2012CLE1283151 2.052570014 .269906 13.7 .3880
2013CLE0242117 2.2193108 .222803 11.6 .3120
2014CLE-STL217471 2.75520014 .285585 15.9 .4450
Total 171517799 2.0690416059 .2584937 13.2 .3722
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008BOS10 1.86900001 9.210320159
2013CLE00 0.00100000 2.01000102
Total 10 1.541000001 11.2113202511
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 A-Lowell31 0.85140000 31.2204303233
2007 A-Lancaster85 4.331717000 95.21035646462256
2007 AA-Portland43 4.341010000 58.0492928421859
2008 AA-Portland13 4.2388000 38.1372218031637
2008AAA-Pawtucket10 2.8941000 9.16431118
 
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