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Justin Masterson

Justin Daniel Masterson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 250 lb.

Born: March 22, 1985 in Kingston, Jamaica
High School: Beavercreek HS (Beavercreek, OH)
Schools: San Diego State University (San Diego, CA), Bethel College (Mishawaka, IN)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 2008 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$9.76M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 5.108, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Randy Rowley [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #914. Doc Scanlan… #915. Aaron Cook… #916. Marv Grissom… #917. JUSTIN MASTERSON… #918. Lynn McGlothen… #919. Scott Garrelts… #920. Jim Nash… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2008 23 BOS AL 6 5 .545 3.16 4.69 36 9 6 0 0 0 88.1 68 31 31 10 40 3 68 8 0 1 365 147 1.223 6.9 1.0 4.1 6.9 1.70
2009 24 TOT AL 4 10 .286 4.52 4.04 42 16 4 1 0 0 129.1 128 73 65 12 60 3 119 8 0 5 568 99 1.454 8.9 0.8 4.2 8.3 1.98
2009 24 BOS AL 3 3 .500 4.50 3.79 31 6 4 0 0 0 72.0 72 38 36 7 25 2 67 6 0 3 312 104 1.347 9.0 0.9 3.1 8.4 2.68
2009 24 CLE AL 1 7 .125 4.55 4.35 11 10 0 1 0 0 57.1 56 35 29 5 35 1 52 2 0 2 256 94 1.587 8.8 0.8 5.5 8.2 1.49
2010 25 CLE AL 6 13 .316 4.70 3.93 34 29 0 1 1 0 180.0 197 107 94 14 73 4 140 11 0 12 802 84 1.500 9.9 0.7 3.7 7.0 1.92
2011 26 CLE AL 12 10 .545 3.21 3.28 34 33 0 1 0 0 216.0 211 89 77 11 65 4 158 11 0 5 908 122 1.278 8.8 0.5 2.7 6.6 2.43
2012 27 CLE AL 11 15 .423 4.93 4.16 34 34 0 1 0 0 206.1 212 122 113 18 88 1 159 13 0 14 906 79 1.454 9.2 0.8 3.8 6.9 1.81
2013 28 CLE AL 14 10 .583 3.45 3.35 32 29 2 3 3 0 193.0 156 75 74 13 76 0 195 17 0 8 803 109 1.202 7.3 0.6 3.5 9.1 2.57 AS
2014 29 CLE AL 0 0 5.87 4.30 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.1 17 12 10 1 9 0 15 3 0 2 74 63 1.696 10.0 0.6 5.3 8.8 1.67
7 Yrs 53 63 .457 4.06 3.82 215 153 12 7 4 0 1028.1 989 509 464 79 411 15 854 71 0 47 4426 99 1.361 8.7 0.7 3.6 7.5 2.08
162 Game Avg. 10 12 .457 4.06 3.82 40 28 2 1 1 0 190 183 94 86 15 76 3 158 13 0 9 818 99 1.361 8.7 0.7 3.6 7.5 2.08
CLE (6 yrs) 44 55 .444 4.12 3.73 148 138 2 7 4 0 868.0 849 440 397 62 346 10 719 57 0 43 3749 95 1.377 8.8 0.6 3.6 7.5 2.08
BOS (2 yrs) 9 8 .529 3.76 4.29 67 15 10 0 0 0 160.1 140 69 67 17 65 5 135 14 0 4 677 124 1.279 7.9 1.0 3.6 7.6 2.08

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2008 23 BOS AL 88.1 36 9 31 3.16 4.65 0.12 -0.02 107.8 4.85 15 1.6 1.1 -0.1 2.4 26 .543 .510
2009 24 BOS AL 72.0 31 6 38 4.75 4.91 -0.11 -0.09 102.8 5.06 2 0.2 .9 -0.1 0.8 10 .506 .501 $415,500
2009 24 CLE AL 57.1 11 10 35 5.49 4.74 -0.12 0.16 94.9 4.76 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .455 .497
2010 25 CLE AL 180.0 34 29 107 5.35 4.56 -0.11 0.13 94.4 4.54 -18 -1.8 1.4 -0.1 -0.0 2 .448 .489 $427,000
2011 26 CLE AL 216.0 34 33 89 3.71 4.42 -0.10 0.16 96.1 4.49 18 2.0 .6 -0.1 4.1 41 .558 .512 $468,400
2012 27 CLE AL 206.1 34 34 122 5.32 4.49 -0.23 0.17 94.7 4.64 -16 -1.6 -0.2 0.3 5 .453 .490 $3,825,000
2013 28 CLE AL 193.0 32 29 75 3.50 4.22 -0.20 0.15 94.8 4.33 15 1.7 .3 -0.2 3.4 36 .552 .510 $5,687,500 AS
2014 29 CLE AL 15.1 3 3 12 7.04 4.38 -0.98 0.17 97.4 5.39 -4 -0.4 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .380 .498 $9,762,500
7 Seasons 1028.1 215 153 509 4.45 4.49 -0.14 0.12 96.7 4.60 8 1.2 1.0 -0.9 10.7 122 .505 .502 $20,585,900
CLE (6 yrs) 868.0 148 138 440 4.56 4.44 -0.17 0.16 95.1 4.53 -9 -0.6 1.0 -0.7 7.5 85 .496 .500 $20,170,400
BOS (2 yrs) 160.1 67 15 69 3.87 4.76 0.02 -0.05 105.5 4.95 17 1.7 1.0 -0.2 3.2 37 .526 .506 $415,500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2008 23 BOS AL ALDS W LAA 0 0 2.25 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 6 2 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 19 2.250 13.5 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
2008 23 BOS AL ALCS L TBR 1 0 1.000 1.59 5 0 1 0 0 0 5.2 4 1 1 0 2 0 6 1 0 0 21 1.059 6.4 0.0 3.2 9.5 3.00
2013 28 CLE AL ALWC L TBR 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 1 0 1.000 1.54 10 0 1 0 0 0 11.2 11 3 2 0 5 0 11 2 0 0 47 1.371 8.5 0.0 3.9 8.5 2.20
1 ALWC 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0
1 ALDS 0 0 2.25 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 6 2 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 19 2.250 13.5 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
1 ALCS 1 0 1.000 1.59 5 0 1 0 0 0 5.2 4 1 1 0 2 0 6 1 0 0 21 1.059 6.4 0.0 3.2 9.5 3.00

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 23 BOS AL 36 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 24 TOT AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 24 BOS AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 24 CLE AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 25 CLE AL 34 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 41 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
2011 26 CLE AL 34 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 27 CLE AL 34 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 28 CLE AL 32 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 186 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2014 29 CLE AL 3 0 /1
7 Yrs 215 20 19 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .158 .158 .158 .316 -12 3 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 15 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .158 .158 .316 -12 2
CLE (6 yrs) 148 15 14 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .214 .214 .429 22 3 0 0 1 0 0
BOS (2 yrs) 67 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 23 BOS AL 36 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
2009 24 BOS AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $415,500 1
2009 24 CLE AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2010 25 CLE AL 34 5 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $427,000 1
2011 26 CLE AL 34 6 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $468,400 1
2012 27 CLE AL 34 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,825,000 1
2013 28 CLE AL 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $5,687,500 1 AS
6 Seasons 212 20 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $10,823,400
CLE (5 yrs) 145 15 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $10,407,900
BOS (2 yrs) 67 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.0 0 -1 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.1 -1 $415,500

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 23 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 23 BOS AL ALCS TBR L 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 CLE AL ALWC TBR L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2008 BOS AL 23 P 36 9 0 88.1 14 3 10 1 2 .929 1 2 1.32 0.36 .952 1.60 1.59 9 1 10% 27% 0
2009 TOT AL 24 P 42 16 1 129.1 28 4 22 2 1 .929 -4 -6 1.81 0.62 .953 1.52 1.51 15 6 29% 26% 0
2009 BOS AL 24 P 31 6 0 72.0 18 2 15 1 0 .944 -1 -3 2.12 0.55 .953 1.52 1.51 8 4 33% 26% 0
2009 CLE AL 24 P 11 10 1 57.1 10 2 7 1 1 .900 -3 -10 1.41 0.82 .953 1.52 1.51 7 2 22% 26% 0
2010 CLE AL 25 P 34 29 1 180.0 61 22 34 5 1 .918 1 1 2.80 1.65 .953 1.63 1.61 13 8 38% 26% 0
2011 CLE AL 26 P 34 33 1 216.0 49 15 32 2 4 .959 0 0 1.96 1.38 .949 1.60 1.59 14 14 50% 28% 1
2012 CLE AL 27 P 34 34 1 206.1 59 24 34 1 2 .983 1 1 2.53 1.71 .954 1.57 1.56 25 7 22% 25% 0
2013 CLE AL 28 P 32 29 3 193.0 49 21 27 1 3 .980 1 1 2.24 1.50 .957 1.54 1.53 9 3 25% 26% 1 AS
2014 CLE AL 29 P 3 3 0 15.1 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 1.76 1.00 .967 1.64 1.67 1 0 0% 25% 0
7 Seasons P 215 153 7 1028.1 263 89 162 12 14 .954 0 0 2.20 1.17 .953 1.58 1.56 86 39 31% 27% 2
7 Seasons TOT 215 153 7 1028.1 263 89 162 12 14 .954 0 0 2.20 1.17 .953 1.58 1.56 86 39 31% 27% 2
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Active  4.06 (33rd)

Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  14 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
Active  1.361 (46th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  7.275 (3rd)
Active  8.656 (27th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  9.093 (7th)
Active  7.474 (30th)
Career  7.474 (71st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2012 AL  206.3 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2013 AL  195 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
2011 AL  33 (6th)
2012 AL  34 (1st)
2014 AL  3 (2nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
2013 AL  3 (3rd)
Active  7 (42nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
2010 AL  1 (3rd)
2013 AL  3 (1st)
Active  4 (31st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 AL  88 (5th)
2013 AL  76 (6th)
2014 AL  9 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
2011 AL  211 (9th)
2012 AL  212 (5th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
Active  2.078 (50th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2011 AL  0.458 (2nd)
2012 AL  0.785 (6th)
2013 AL  0.606 (3rd)
Active  0.691 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
2010 AL  13 (10th)
2012 AL  15 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2012 AL  113 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2010 AL  12 (5th)
2012 AL  14 (2nd)
2014 AL  2 (4th)
Active  47 (37th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2010 AL  11 (5th)
2011 AL  11 (7th)
2012 AL  13 (2nd)
2013 AL  17 (1st)
2014 AL  3 (2nd)
Active  71 (14th)
Career  71 (199th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2012 AL  906 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
Active  99 (44th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2011 AL  3.28 (9th)
2013 AL  3.35 (10th)
Active  3.82 (27th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
2010 AL  22 (1st)
2012 AL  24 (3rd)
2013 AL  21 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
2012 AL  34 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2010 AL  5 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
2010 AL  2.80 (1st)
2012 AL  2.53 (1st)
2013 AL  2.24 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
2010 AL  1.65 (4th)
2012 AL  1.71 (1st)
2013 AL  1.50 (3rd)
Active  1.17 (22nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2014 AL  1.000 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (783), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 20 (1093), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1345), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1425), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (825th), 10.8 career WAR/10.8 7yr-peak WAR/10.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200924Boston Red Sox$415,500
201025Cleveland Indians$427,000
201126Cleveland Indians$468,400
201227Cleveland Indians$3,825,000contracts
201328Cleveland Indians$5,687,500contracts
201429Cleveland Indians$9,762,500
2014 Status3rd-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,585,900
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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