Latest Update Justin Masterson could make up to $12 million Sat Dec, 13, 08:06 PM
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 had a very poor season last year, plagued by diagnosed and untreated injuries and inconsistent command. That being said, he possesses one of the best pitches among major leagues starters, a sinker, which can be just about unhittable when he's on. The Red Sox aren't going all in on him just yet, so they will give him an incentive laden contract that only assures a great payday if he can perform at a high level. Analyst: Ben Diamond
Masterson had a putrid 5.88 ERA, due in part to a career-high 4.83 BB/9. His career ERA is 4.24, and several teams have pursued him in the hope he can recapture the magic from his 2013 season, when he had a 3.45 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 193 innings. Masterson could be worth a late-round pick in mixed leagues if he lands with the right team.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Look at the Sox trying to bring the chickens home to roost. The club dealt away Masterson before he really came into his own and now they want to reap the benefits. Masterson will entertain a few offers though as he is likely waiting for Jon Lester to sign and set the market.Analyst: Howard Bender
Masterson is an extreme ground ball pitcher, which could make him a potentially nice fit for Arlington. The amount of the offer is unknown, and Masterson's overall market has been relatively quiet. With Jon Lester expected to sign in the next few days, it wouldn't be surprising to see a wave of starting pitcher singings roll in from there.Analyst: Spencer Silva