Joseph Anthony Musgrove, an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball, was born on December 4, 1992. He is 6 feet 5 inches tall. In the past, he has worked for the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Musgrove was born in El Cajon, California, and began playing baseball when he was seven years old. During his junior year at Grossmont High School, he was a fantastic pitcher and batter, leading the team to two state championship appearances.
Musgrove, a first-round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, has declined to sign with the Blue Jays. He had previously committed to San Diego State University to play baseball. Musgrove was traded to the Astros midway through the 2012 season as part of a ten-player deal.
There, his minor league career faltered due to a series of injuries, and he did not advance past the Rookie League until 2014. He began to rise through the Astros’ farm system in 2015 and made his major league debut the following year.
On April 9, 2021, Musgrove threw a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field, the first no-hitter in the Padres’ 52-year history. He threw 77 of 112 pitches for strikes and struck out 10 batters; a fourth-inning hit by a pitch to Joey Gallo prevented Musgrove from achieving a perfect game.
In 2021, Musgrove posted an 11–9 record with a 3.18 ERA and 203 strikeouts in 181+1⁄3 innings. He led the Padres’ starting rotation in wins, ERA, and strikeouts.