Latest Update Justin Masterson beaten up by he Cubs Sun Aug, 31, 04:32 AM
Can be masterful at times, and his drop-down-to-the-side arm angle can be really difficult to pick up for right-handed batters. Has strikeout ability. Induces plenty of groundballs.
Flaws: : Must work on harnessing his pitches better, because at times he loses command and release point. Also needs to reduce his number of free passes and become more consistent, in general.
Masterson fell to 2-3 since joining the Cardinals, as his struggles continue to mount with his new team. Since joining the Cardinals, Masterson has allowed four or more runs in five of his first six starts, while owning a 22:11 K:BB rate over that stretch. Unless he turns things around fast, there is a distinct possibility that he could be pitching himself out of the Cardinals starting rotation. For now he is slated to take the mound against the Brewers on Thursday, which could be another outing for the struggling 29-year-old.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Masterson fell to 2-2 through five starts since being traded to the Cardinals as his struggles continues since switching leagues. He is now sitting on 7.43 ERA and 1.65 WHIP since joining the Cardinals starting rotation while owning a sub-par 17:10 K:BB rate over 23.0 innings. Until he shows a sign of life, there is no reason he should be owned outside of deep NL-only leagues at this point in the season. He will look to turn things around when he takes on the Cubs on Saturday.Analyst: Matthew Beck
The Cardinals were hoping for the better version of Masterson when they acquired him from the Indians, but his brutal 2014 campaign continues. Stay away from him in all fantasy leagues.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Masterson has now allowed four or more runs in three of his four starts since the trade to St. Louis. He is scheduled to start Sunday in Philadelphia, there is no reason to play him in that game outside of NL-only leagues.Analyst: Steve Pimental