Joseph Anthony Musgrove (born December 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played within the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations.
Musgrove was born in El Cajon, California, and began participating in baseball tournaments at the age of seven. He broke out as a star pitcher and batter during his junior season at Grossmont High School, which he helped take to two state championship appearances.
After being selected by the Blue Jays in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft, Musgrove chose to forgo his previous commitment to play college baseball for San Diego State, instead of signing with the team. Partway through the 2012 season, Musgrove was traded to the Astros as part of a massive ten-player swap.
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.