Justin Masterson Pitcher

     
 

Born: March 22, 1985
Resides: Beavercreek, OH
Height: 6-6
Weight: 250
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 2006
How Acquired: Draft
College: San Diego State
High School: Beavercreek (OH)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Links
Twelve Questions with Justin Masterson
Sox1Fan - Justin Masterson Interview - 1 2 3 4 5

 

Traded to Cleveland with Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price for Victor Martinez (July 2009)

Scouting Report
: Big righty with an ideal pitcher's build.  Dominated the Cape Cod League in 2005.  Masterson has a three-fifths arm angle with a slinging-type motion.  His arsenal includes a sinker, a slider, and a changeup.  Of those pitches, his best is a phenomenal plus-sinker with an excellent heavy drop -- he can vary its speed from 84-94 mph, catching many hitters off balance.  Also mixes in a very good slider that sits in the low 80s, and an improving 77-81 mph four-seam circle change.  Uses his sinker predominantly as his out-pitch, but also can make use of his secondary pitches to get out of jams.  Could stand to mix in his changeup a bit more.  His mix of pitches results in a high groundball-to-flyball ratio, resulting in a lot of double plays.  Very good command of the zone.  Prepares well for every game and pitches with confidence on the mound.   Good fielder with a quick and deceptive pick-off move.  Strong character, Masterson is one of the most likable persons and teammates going.  Converted to a starter in 2007 after coming out of the pen for Lowell in 2006, may still project as a reliever at this point depending on how well his changeup progresses.  Needs to work on keeping his delivery consistent deep into games - he's struggled a bit the third time through lineups.  Moved to the bullpen in mid-2008.  If he stays in the pen, Masterson will need to keep the walks down and improve his ability to pitch out of the stretch.  Ultimately, his ceiling is a #3  starter or a dominant set-up man. 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2006 San Diego State NCAA Coll - 21 6 7 0.462 4.81 17 16 4 1 1 116.0 124 73 62 8 26 108 4.15
  2006 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 3 1 0.750 0.85 14 0 0 0 0 31.2 20 4 3 0 2 33 16.50
  2007 Lancaster Cal A Bos 22 8 5 0.615 4.33 17 17 0 0 0 95.2 103 56 46 4 22 56 2.55
  2007 Portland East AA Bos 22 4 3 0.571 4.34 10 10 0 0 0 58.0 49 29 28 4 18 59 3.28
2008 Portland East AA Bos 23 1 3 0.250 4.23 8 8 0 0 0 41.0 37 22 18 0 16 37 2.31
2008 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 1 0 1.000 2.89 4 1 0 0 0 9.1 6 4 3 1 1 8 8.00
2008 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 6 5 0.546 3.16 36 9 0 0 0 88.1 68 31 31 10 40 68 1.70
2009 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 3 3 0.500 4.50 31 6 0 0 0 72.0 72 38 36 7 25 67 2.68
2009 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 24 1 7 0.125 4.55 11 10 1 0 0 57.1 56 35 29 5 35 52 1.49
2010 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 25 6 13 0.316 4.70 34 29 1 1 0 180.0 197 107 94 14 73 140 1.92
  2011 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 26 12 10 0.545 3.21 34 33 1 0 0 216.0 211 89 77 11 65 158 2.43
  2012 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 27 11 15 0.423 4.93 34 34 1 0 0 206.1 212 122 113 18 88 159 1.81
  2013 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 28 14 10 0.583 3.45 32 29 3 3 0 193.0 156 75 74 13 76 195 2.57
  2014 Columbus IL AAA Cle 29 0 1 0.000 5.40 2 2 0 0 0 11.2 9 7 7 0 8 10 1.25
  2014 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 29 4 6 0.400 5.51 19 19 0 0 0 98.0 106 66 60 6 56 93 1.66
  2014 St. Louis NL MLB StL 29 3 3 0.500 7.04 9 6 0 0 0 30.2 35 24 24 6 13 23 1.77
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 8, 2006 by Dan Madsen
Signing Bonus: $510,000
MiLB Debut: June 23, 2006 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: April 24, 2008
MLB Debut:
April 24, 2008
     
 

Awards
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (June 2007)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (July 9-15, 2007)
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (July 2007)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (April 7-13, 2008)
2013 American League All-Star

SoxProspects.com Awards
2006 SoxProspects.com Rookie of the Year
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 17-23, 2007)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (June 2007)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 1-7, 2007)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 8-14, 2007)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 22-28, 2007)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (July 2007)
2008 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - SP

 




 
   

 
 

   
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