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Kevin Gausman
Popularity: ↑ 3%
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #4, Baltimore Orioles | LSU
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 3 3 3.62 12 10 0 59.2 79 1.11
8 Seasons 50 66 4.26 203 164 0 985.1 934 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 3-3 3.62 59.2 79 1.11
8 Seasons 203 50-66 4.26 985.1 934 1.33

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 1876 336 21 6.3 87.3 13.2 32.1 .240 .414 .319 .308 .367 34.3 21.9 6.2 4.25 4.07
2016 3113 531 38 7.2 88.6 12.6 31.5 .243 .407 .319 .305 .368 34.4 23 6.2 3.61 4.05
2017 3357 561 46 8.2 87.7 11.7 37.6 .270 .449 .347 .340 .401 33.7 21.9 8.7 4.68 5.13
2018 3004 571 42 7.4 89.1 10.8 33.5 .268 .444 .325 .332 .383 40.8 19.1 6.4 3.92 4.76
2019 1671 300 24 8 88.7 13.6 40.3 .255 .443 .332 .322 .403 36.5 25.3 7.1 5.72 4.70
2020 975 149 11 7.4 88 13.1 34.2 .229 .384 .286 .293 .400 36.9 32.2 6.5 3.62 3.63
13996 2448 182 7.4 88.3 12.2 34.7 .255 .429 .326 .321 .385 36.2 22.7 7
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gausman relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(51.1%) ,
Split Finger
(27.7%) ,
Changeup
(14.5%) ,
Slider
(6.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 498 212 286 51.1 95.1 132 118 33 21 7 1 4 32 87 .280 .291 .458 .497 .347 .372 92.2 17 2313 24.5 23.5
2020 Split Finger 270 136 134 27.7 84.1 75 72 7 4 3 0 0 41 32 .097 .096 .139 .120 .125 .121 77.4 -2 1658 49.0 31.3
2020 Changeup 141 67 74 14.5 84.3 24 22 3 1 0 0 2 5 17 .136 .202 .409 .423 .241 .279 82.9 17 1895 35.8 19.2
2020 Slider 66 48 18 6.8 81.9 14 14 7 4 0 1 2 1 13 .500 .430 1.071 .729 .646 .496 88.1 16 2353 29.2 7.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 937 513 424 57.0 93.9 258 229 74 47 14 1 12 52 183 .323 .297 .550 .567 .390 .387 90.7 14 2249 21.6 22.1
2019 Split Finger 619 291 328 37.7 83.5 170 152 36 26 8 0 2 55 104 .237 .203 .329 .282 .261 .242 85.4 12 1576 39.8 22.4
2019 Changeup 57 31 26 3.5 82.6 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 4 4 .125 .102 .125 .126 .109 .095 81.3 15 1773 54.2 66.7
2019 Slider 30 22 8 1.8 82.3 6 6 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 .333 .384 .833 .618 .468 .423 84.1 7 2310 22.2 9.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 4-Seamer SF R 498 95.1 14.2 0.1 0 10.4 3.2 44
2020 Slider SF R 66 81.9 40.7 0.1 0 2.5 -4.8 -65
2020 Changeup SF R 141 84.3 27.9 -3.2 -10 11.4 -1.8 -13
2020 Splitter SF R 270 84.1 36.7 2.6 8 13.3 2.1 18
2019 Slider CIN R 30 82.3 38.2 -1.8 -4 1.2 -5.3 -82
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 937 93.9 15.7 -0.1 -1 10.9 3.5 46
2019 Changeup CIN R 57 82.6 28.4 -3.9 -12 12.3 -1.2 -9
2019 Splitter CIN R 619 83.5 35.6 1.5 4 13.9 3.3 31
2018 Splitter ATL R 722 82.7 36.8 0.4 1 13.9 3.2 30
2018 Slider ATL R 431 81.4 40.4 -1.1 -3 1.9 -4.6 -70
2018 Changeup ATL R 94 82 29.2 -3.8 -12 13.2 0.1 1
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 1756 93.6 16.1 -0.4 -3 11.3 4 56
2017 Sinker BAL R 1 90.4 24.3 1.5 6 17.7 3.2 22
2017 Splitter BAL R 693 85 32.1 0.5 2 15.6 3.9 33
2017 4-Seamer BAL R 2146 94.9 14.1 -0.7 -5 14.1 6 74
2017 Slider BAL R 465 82.6 38.8 0.5 1 1.4 -4.2 -76
2017 Changeup BAL R 39 85.7 19.8 -8.7 -30 15.2 1.8 14
2016 Slider BAL R 407 80.3 43 2 5 2.1 -3 -58
2016 Sinker BAL R 133 94.8 14 -3.8 -21 16.2 1.5 10
2016 Splitter BAL R 575 85.1 28.1 -1.8 -6 14.4 2.3 19
2016 4-Seamer BAL R 1876 95.3 10.5 2.3 18 12.1 3.5 40
2016 Changeup BAL R 58 84.9 19.6 -8.6 -30 13.3 0.1 1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Slider 5 3 66 6.8 14 .5 1.071 .657 29.2 7.1 7.7 .43 .729 .495 53.8
2020 Changeup -0.4 -1 141 14.5 24 .136 .409 .263 35.8 20.8 19.2 .202 .423 .297 35.3
2020 Splitter -3.3 -9 270 27.7 75 .097 .139 .126 49 54.7 31.3 .096 .12 .121 9.4
2020 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 498 51.1 132 .28 .458 .365 24.5 24.2 23.5 .291 .497 .372 44.8
2019 Slider 4.5 1 30 1.8 6 .333 .833 .483 22.2 16.7 9.1 .384 .618 .423 40
2019 Changeup 0.3 0 57 3.4 8 .125 .125 .113 54.2 50 66.7 .102 .126 .095 0
2019 Splitter -0.6 -4 619 37 170 .237 .329 .274 39.8 32.4 22.4 .203 .282 .242 25
2019 4-Seamer 1.2 12 937 56.1 258 .323 .55 .405 21.6 20.2 22.1 .297 .567 .387 43.7
2018 Changeup -1.5 -1 94 3.1 12 .111 .111 .25 51.3 0 0 .288 .32 .374 33.3
2018 Slider 0.4 2 431 14.3 84 .268 .488 .321 32 15.5 19.1 .287 .507 .338 38.6
2018 Splitter -1.3 -9 722 24 224 .17 .291 .234 39.8 33.9 21.8 .184 .263 .232 26.7
2018 4-Seamer 0.3 5 1756 58.5 455 .313 .505 .38 15.1 13 13.6 .306 .524 .38 46.5
2017 Changeup 6.4 2 39 1.2 9 .444 .889 .561 23.5 22.2 20 .346 .666 .424 14.3
2017 Slider 1.3 6 465 13.9 77 .343 .557 .397 34.9 11.7 8 .324 .526 .388 20.6
2017 Splitter -0.5 -4 693 20.6 190 .19 .318 .25 44.9 40 25.5 .17 .267 .215 24.3
2017 4-Seamer 0 0 2146 63.9 535 .306 .492 .383 17.7 17 15.3 .3 .506 .379 38.7
2017 Sinker 6.9 0 1 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 298 84.2 82 14.2 1:45 2:30 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 385 94.9 97 18.8 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 53 81.8 23 3.7 9:00 8:00 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 738 3072 -10 -24 11 9 -14
2017 811 3346 1 -32 20 17 5
2018 785 3052 5 -35 17 11 -2
2019 442 1643 9 -15 8 8 10
2020 245 975 -5 -11 3 3 -9
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1876 45 68.3 79.5 33.6 65.7 43.3 54.9 49 25 7.3 79.4
2016 3113 44.9 64.6 81.6 34.9 62.7 44.6 56.8 48.4 25.4 7.4 78.5
2017 3357 47.3 67.3 80.8 27.9 58.3 42.4 60.2 46.5 25.8 6.2 78.4
2018 3004 48.9 69.4 81.9 30 59.4 43.5 57.1 49.3 24.7 7.5 76.5
2019 1671 45.3 73.9 76.5 36.5 57 43.8 64.3 53.1 30 6.6 78
2020 975 49.8 71.8 75.6 30.1 44.9 41.1 61.2 50.9 33.1 6.9 88.1
13996 46.7 68.4 80.1 31.9 59.7 43.3 58.7 48.9 26.4 7 78.7
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 46.4 19.9 23.2 10.4 35.7 37.2 27.1 3.6 35.1 24.4 22.6 6.5 6.3
2016 45.8 19.4 25.6 9.2 39 36.7 24.3 3.6 33.3 23.5 25.2 3.4 7.2
2017 44 20.7 29.1 6.2 28 43.7 28.3 4.6 32.3 22.3 27.5 4.3 8.2
2018 46.6 23.3 24.3 5.8 31.2 38.9 29.9 3.3 34.5 21.5 26.6 6.3 7.4
2019 40.7 23.7 30.3 5.3 32.3 41.3 26.3 4.3 27.7 22 26.7 6.7 8
2020 41.6 18.8 32.2 7.4 36.2 44.3 19.5 4.7 27.5 20.1 29.5 10.7 7.4
44.8 21.2 26.8 7.3 33.2 39.9 26.9 3.9 32.6 22.5 26.1 5.6 7.4
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 40 45 24 13 66 29 21 72 45 61 71 68 40 90 83
2016 51 51 42 38 71 7 21 48 55 66 76 69 51 84 68
2017 18 19 22 27 21 1 9 36 45 53 43 61 18 80 57
2018 21 12 16 21 36 2 31 27 7 26 80 49 21 64 34
2019 37 32 29 28 44 34 29 47 49 65 65 80 37 68 49
2020 67 58 55 51 80 19 46 55 51 88 75 85 67 82 57
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.6 15 13.9 1 5 13 5 33.3
2020 22.8 8 8.6 -1 5 8 3 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 17 13 16 18 11 13 19 14 13 17 16 6 13 11 18 9 16 10 14 7 11 11 17 14 16 17 13 16 14 18
2020 8 11 8 10 11 7 8 11 8 7 9 9 4 6 7 11 5 10 9 9 5 8 9 7 9 9 10 9 12 9 11
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.9 95.3 -0.6 94.9 -0.4 93.6 -1.3 93.9 0.3 95.1 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 85.5 85.1 -0.4 85 -0.1 82.6 -2.4 83.5 0.9 84.2 0.7
Breaking Velocity 80.5 80.3 -0.2 82.6 2.3 81.4 -1.2 82.3 0.9 81.9 -0.4
Exit Velocity 87.3 88.6 1.3 87.7 -0.9 89.1 1.4 88.7 -0.4 88 -0.7
Launch Angle 13.2 12.6 -0.6 11.7 -0.9 10.8 -0.9 13.6 2.8 13.1 -0.5
Barrel % 6.3 7.2 0.9 8.2 1 7.4 -0.8 8 0.6 7.4 -0.6
Hard Hit % 34.3 34.4 0.1 33.7 -0.7 40.8 7.1 36.5 -4.3 36.9 0.4
Sweet Spot % 32.1 31.5 -0.6 37.6 6.1 33.5 -4.1 40.3 6.8 34.2 -6.1
xBA .24 .243 0.003 .27 0.027 .268 -0.002 .255 -0.013 .229 -0.026
BA .251 .262 0.011 .283 0.021 .264 -0.019 .282 0.018 .221 -0.061
xwOBA .308 .305 -0.003 .34 0.035 .332 -0.008 .322 -0.01 .293 -0.029
wOBA .319 .319 0 .347 0.028 .325 -0.022 .332 0.007 .286 -0.046
xSLG .414 .407 -0.007 .449 0.042 .444 -0.005 .443 -0.001 .384 -0.059
SLG .44 .43 -0.01 .459 0.029 .436 -0.023 .454 0.018 .389 -0.065
K% 21.9 23 1.1 21.9 -1.1 19.1 -2.8 25.3 6.2 32.2 6.9
BB% 6.2 6.2 0 8.7 2.5 6.4 -2.3 7.1 0.7 6.5 -0.6
Swing % 49 48.4 -0.6 46.5 -1.9 49.3 2.8 53.1 3.8 50.9 -2.2
Whiff% 25 25.4 0.4 25.8 0.4 24.7 -1.1 30 5.3 33.1 3.1
In Zone Swing % 45 44.9 -0.1 47.3 2.4 48.9 1.6 45.3 -3.6 49.8 4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 55 55.1 0.1 52.7 -2.4 51.1 -1.6 54.7 3.6 50.2 -4.5
First Pitch Swing % 27.7 25.6 -2.1 25.7 0.1 26.2 0.5 34.6 8.4 32.2 -2.4
First Pitch Strike % 54.9 56.8 1.9 60.2 3.4 57.1 -3.1 64.3 7.2 61.2 -3.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 727 .310 396 45 11.4 331 96 29.0
2017 811 .344 465 44 9.5 346 115 33.2
2018 775 .325 403 62 15.4 372 116 31.2
2019 448 .332 245 13 5.3 203 66 32.5
2020 244 .287 120 8 6.7 124 87 70.2

Pitch Distribution