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No one throws strikes quite like Musgrove

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JOE MUSGROVE - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

BRADENTON, Fla. -- There is so much data surrounding baseball in this era that sometimes it is hard to understand which numbers matter more than others.

However, one statistic stood out about Joe Musgrove last season that did not require an advanced degree in mathematics to understand. According to Baseball Info Solutions, he was the only pitcher in the major leagues last season who threw over 1,000 pitches with at least 70 percent being strikes.

Musgrove smiled when I relayed that factoid to him during the Pirates’ minicamp that wrapped up Thursday at Pirate City.

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