Musgrave drops his changeup in just under 10% of the time (just 19 total). The pitch gets solid depth and fades just a touch. Musgrave worked it low and below the zone in 2019.
The four-seamer and sinker are Musgrave’s primary offerings. They average 90-92 mph and each has below-average movement. They look pretty similar due to their velo and movement profiles, but the sinker got a few more whiffs last year.
Musgrave’s slider is a little on the slow side, sitting at 81 mph, and it kind of loops in toward home plate rather than biting late. He gets pretty average movement on it, but doesn’t miss many bats.
Musgrave’s sinker was an average pitch in 2018. He did not allow a home run with it and generated a 56% ground-ball rate, but he also allowed a .150 ISO and only an 8% swinging-strike rate.
This 83 mph slider was hit hard in 2018. While Musgrave did generate a 28% K rate and a 15% swinging-strike rate with the pitch, he allowed an extremely high .326 ISO and 29% HR/FB rate with the slider.
This 91 mph fastball was an average pitch for Musgrave in 2018. He was able to limit hard contact, generating a 40% ground-ball rate and a 20% infield fly-ball rate. However, he walked more than he struck out and allowed a .263 ISO and a 15% HR/FB rate.
Musgrave’s changeup was an above-average pitch on the year. He generated a 26% K rate, 18% swinging-strike rate, and a 44% ground-ball rate with this 81 mph offering. He also only allowed two hits with the changeup on the year—albeit both were for extra bases.