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Kevin Gausman

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2018 Stats

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3-6

ERA

4.38

WHIP

1.39

K

84

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Following what seemed to be a sustainable breakout year, hopes were high for Gausman in 2017. Despite an unsightly 4.68 ERA and 1.49 WHIP, things werenít as bad as they appear. In fact, if you snatche...

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2018 ADP:  199.34

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190   DOB: 1/6/1991   BORN: Centennial, CO   COLLEGE: LSU   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Gausman Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $5.6 million contract with the Orioles in February of 2018.

June 21, 2018  –  Kevin Gausman News

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Gausman threw six innings Thursday, allowing two runs on four walks and four hits while striking out three in a no-decision against Washington.

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Kevin Gausman Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 21 A FRE 3 3 0 9.0 10 6 3 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.00 1.22
2012 21 A ABE 3 2 0 6.0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.17
2013 22 AA BOW 8 8 0 46.1 44 16 3 49 5 2 4 0 0 0 3.11 1.06
2013 22 AAA NOR 8 7 0 35.2 36 16 1 33 9 1 2 0 0 0 4.04 1.28
2013 22 MAJ BAL 20 5 0 47.7 51 30 8 49 13 3 5 0 2 2 5.66 1.34
2014 23 A ABE 1 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2014 23 AAA NOR 11 11 0 43.1 41 16 5 44 18 1 3 0 0 0 3.32 1.37
2014 23 MAJ BAL 20 20 0 113.3 111 45 7 88 38 7 7 0 0 0 3.57 1.31
2015 24 A FRE 2 2 0 5.0 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.40
2015 24 AA BOW 1 1 0 3.1 4 4 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 10.80 1.29
2015 24 AAA NOR 3 3 0 14.0 10 2 2 14 6 0 1 0 0 0 1.29 1.14
2015 24 MAJ BAL 25 17 0 112.3 109 53 17 103 29 4 7 0 0 1 4.25 1.23
2016 25 A FRE 1 1 0 3.1 4 1 0 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.70 1.94
2016 25 AA BOW 1 1 0 2.0 4 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 2.50
2016 25 AAA NOR 1 1 0 5.2 4 3 0 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.76 1.15
2016 25 MAJ BAL 30 30 0 179.7 183 72 28 174 47 9 12 0 0 0 3.61 1.28
2017 26 MAJ BAL 34 34 0 186.7 208 97 29 179 71 11 12 0 0 0 4.68 1.49
2018 27 MAJ BAL 15 15 0 88.3 99 43 15 84 24 3 6 0 0 0 4.38 1.39
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3-Year Averages     29 27 0 159.6 166 74 24 152 49 8 10 0 0 0 4.17 1.35
Career  (View All)     144 121 0 728.0 761 340 104 677 222 37 49 0 4.20 1.35

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Kevin Gausman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 21 @Was 6.0 4 2 2 1 4 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.38 1.39
Jun. 15 Mia 5.7 5 2 2 0 3 7 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.48 1.40
Jun. 9 @Tor 6.7 9 3 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.58 1.40
Jun. 2 NYY 5.3 9 6 5 2 0 9 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.63 1.40
May. 27 @TB 2.7 6 7 7 1 2 1 2 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.31 1.38
May. 22 @CWS 6.3 9 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.48 1.31
May. 17 @Bos 4.7 8 6 6 2 2 6 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.88 1.28
May. 11 TB 7.3 11 2 2 0 0 6 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.18 1.20
May. 5 @Oak 9.0 2 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.30 1.15
Apr. 29 Det 5.7 5 1 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.15 1.33
Apr. 23 Cle 8.0 4 2 2 1 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.66 1.31
Apr. 18 @Det 6.0 9 2 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.57 1.57
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
18.3 18 7 7 2 7 16 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 3.44 1.36
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
32.7 42 20 19 5 10 36 3 0 0 0-3 0 0 0 5.23 1.59
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
73.3 81 33 32 11 18 69 3 2 0 2-5 0 0 0 3.93 1.35

Kevin Gausman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20181673816381104.255
201734775418414112.275
201634382177515111.232

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20182164686110211.299
20174691043012425117.288
2016414923010816017.288

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201842.0340451284.501.40
201795.745010238184.611.46
201677.76206517102.671.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201846.3020391274.271.38
201791.07707733114.751.53
2016102.0310010930184.321.41
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Kevin Gausman Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 21 A FRE 3 3 9.0 8.00 1.00 8.00 3.00 62.5% 6.00 6.09 .287
2012 21 A ABE 3 2 6.0 7.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.53 .077
2013 22 AA BOW 8 8 46.1 9.57 0.98 9.80 0.59 71.7% 3.11 2.44 .336
2013 22 AAA NOR 8 7 35.2 8.44 2.30 3.67 0.26 65.9% 4.04 2.55 .346
2013 22 MAJ BAL 20 5 47.7 9.25 2.45 3.77 1.51 1.36 60.7% 95.9 MPH 5.66 4.14 .335
2014 23 A ABE 1 1 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .177
2014 23 AAA NOR 11 11 43.1 9.19 3.76 2.44 1.04 79.6% 3.32 3.92 .317
2014 23 MAJ BAL 20 20 113.3 6.99 3.02 2.32 0.56 1.29 73.2% 94.8 MPH 3.57 3.48 .310
2015 24 A FRE 2 2 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 1.80 100% 1.80 3.40 .110
2015 24 AA BOW 1 1 3.1 11.61 0.00 0.00 5.81 0% 10.80 9.01 .297
2015 24 AAA NOR 3 3 14.0 9.00 3.86 2.33 1.29 100% 1.29 4.34 .239
2015 24 MAJ BAL 25 17 112.3 8.25 2.32 3.55 1.36 1.39 70.2% 95.3 MPH 4.25 4.16 .301
2016 25 A FRE 1 1 3.1 23.23 5.81 4.00 0.00 83.3% 2.70 -0.03 .844
2016 25 AA BOW 1 1 2.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.70 .524
2016 25 AAA NOR 1 1 5.2 15.58 3.46 4.50 0.00 50% 4.76 0.89 .414
2016 25 MAJ BAL 30 30 179.7 8.72 2.35 3.70 1.40 1.45 78.2% 94.7 MPH 3.61 4.16 .318
2017 26 MAJ BAL 34 34 186.7 8.63 3.42 2.52 1.40 1.53 72.8% 95.0 MPH 4.68 4.52 .340
2018 27 MAJ BAL 15 15 88.3 8.56 2.45 3.50 1.53 1.78 74.1% 93.6 MPH 4.38 4.46 .337
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.5 8.14 2.42 3.36 1.20 71.3% 4.10 3.93 .309
Rest Of Season     0 19 103.7 8.54 2.68 3.19 1.32 73.8% 4.01 4.11 .310
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3-Year Averages     29 27 159.6 8.57 2.76 3.10 1.35 73.8% 4.17 4.17 .323
Career     144 121 728.0 8.37 2.74 3.05 1.29 73.2% 4.20 4.14 .323

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Kevin Gausman Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 82.3 0 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Kevin Gausman    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.50 K/BB
GOOD
8.56 K/9
GOOD
2.45 BB/9
GOOD
93.6 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.5 HR/9
POOR
1.78 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.38 ERA
WEAK
1.39 WHIP
WEAK
4.46 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.337 BABIP
HIGH
74.1% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Kevin Gausman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gausman (3-6) struck out seven but took the loss Friday, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks over 5.2 innings as the Orioles fell 2-0 to the Marlins.

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Gausman (3-5) gave up three earned runs on nine hits over 6.2 innings in Saturday's extra-inning loss to Toronto. He struck out six, walked none and did not factor in the decision.

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Gausman (3-5) was hit with the loss Saturday against the Yankees, allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits in 5.1 innings. He stuck out nine and walked none.

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Gausman (3-4) allowed seven runs on six hits and two walks across 2.2 innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Rays. He struck out one.

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Gausman struck out 10 in 6.1 scoreless innings Tuesday, allowing nine hits and one walk in a no-decision against the White Sox.

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Gausman (3-3) took the loss Thursday against the Red Sox, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks across 4.2 innings. He struck out six.

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The Orioles will push Gausman back a day in the pitching schedule and have him make his next start Thursday against the Red Sox in Boston, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Gausman (3-2) picked up the win over the Rays on Friday, allowing two runs on 11 hits over 7.1 innings while striking out six.

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Gausman allowed only two hits while walking two and striking out six across nine scoreless innings Saturday against the Athletics but did not factor into the decision.

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Gausman (2-2) gave up one run on five hits and three walks over 5.2 innings in Sunday's 5-3 victory over the Tigers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Gausman was essentially the same exact pitcher in the 2015 and 2016 with a nine percent difference in strand rate accounting for the ERA drop. He also added 67 innings for a career-high 180. Despite a carbon copy final line, he improved in-season. His curveball went from being a disaster to a plus pitch in the final two months while his splitter went from plus to plus-plus. He wound up with a 2.83 ERA and 3.6 K:BB in 76.1 innings over those final two months. Homers have been a problem in three of his four seasons and he needs to keep the ball in the yard if he's going to cash in on the No. 2 starter upside of his stuff and skills. He did have a 1.1 HR/9 in that late season stretch, but that's only good in comparison to the 1.7 he had the first four months. Considering this was just his first full season and he's still only 26, we can grant him some leeway and still bet on the upside.

2016

The growth of young players is not linear. Itís a mantra worth repeating, especially for young pitchers. Perhaps it should be altered with the tag ďin ERAĒ for them, because there is a case that Gausman did take another step forward and show some linear growth from his 2014. His strikeout, walk, swinging strike, groundball, and soft-contact rates all got better, but he tacked 0.68 runs onto his ERA and threw one fewer inning than 2014, so it doesnít feel like progress from a fantasy standpoint. This is why even 112 innings is still a small sample that can mislead, as two disaster starts cost him 0.75 runs in ERA. Those starts count, we canít just ignore them, but they have a disproportionate effect on his bottom line and obscure the good in his season. The ideal next step would be the Orioles leaving him in the rotation all season so he can improve the finer points of pitching, like sequencing and working through lineups three times. Shoulder tendinitis has his availability for his first turn in the rotation up in the air, so he should be slightly discounted on draft day.

2015

Gausmanís emergence is one of the reasons that Ubaldo Jimenez's flop didnít really hurt the Orioles last season. The young righty didnít even reach the majors until mid-May and he wasnít permanently installed in the rotation until early June, but they were still able to get a couple wins of value from their prized prospect in just 113 innings. He has a potent four-pitch arsenal, but he needs to learn to trust his changeup more and refine the slider so he isnít relying on his fastball nearly 70 percent of the time. Of course when you average 96 mph with your heater, itís easy to lean on that pitch as much as Gausman did. He is still learning to pitch, though, and he showed flashes of putting it all together, especially down the stretch with a 3.45 ERA and 3.0 K/BB ratio in his final 10 starts. There is frontline potential here, but it wonít necessarily all come at once. As a result, don't pay for 200 innings of a low-3.00s ERA just yet.

2014

The Orioles wasted no time in promoting Gausman after eight Double-A starts, but he floundered as a starter, before returning to help as a reliever as the Orioles contended down the stretch. A closer examination of his advanced stats reveals reasons to be encouraged, as he carried a 9.3 K/9 in the big leagues. One issue for Gausman was his 18.6% HR/FB, a number that will certainly come down as he continues to get experience. However, he maintained the velocity for which he was touted, flashing a fastball in the 96 mph range. The Orioles figure to enter spring training with a bevy of rotation candidates, but with an impressive spring showing, Gausman should make the rotation. If he struggles, he'll start the season at Triple-A Norfolk.

2013

Widely regarded as the top college pitching prospect in the 2012 draft, Gausman made a brief set of appearances in short-season and High-A before starting a Double-A playoff game. Gausman throws a fastball and a changeup, but he alternated his use of a curveball and slider during his last college season. As a starter he will probably throw both of them going forward, but they need work. Gausman seems likely to start the season in Double-A with a midseason promotion possible. He could even see time in Baltimore at some point in 2013.