Kevin Gausman
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 2" 205LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #4, Baltimore Orioles | LSU
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 14 6 2.81 33 33 0 192 227 1.04
2022 12 10 3.35 31 31 0 174.2 205 1.24
2023 12 9 3.16 31 31 0 185 237 1.18
11 Seasons 88 91 3.84 298 259 0 1,537 1,603 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 33 14-6 2.81 192 227 1.04
2022 31 12-10 3.35 174.2 205 1.24
2023 31 12-9 3.16 185 237 1.18
11 Seasons 298 88-91 3.84 1,537 1,603 1.26
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 1876 336 21 6.3 4.5 87.3 113.1 13.2 32.1 .241 .417 .318 .309 .370 34.2 21.9 6.2 4.25 3.94
2016 25 3113 531 38 7.2 5.0 88.7 113.5 12.6 31.5 .250 .421 .319 .314 .383 33.7 23.0 6.2 3.61 4.16
2017 26 3357 561 46 8.2 5.6 87.7 119.4 11.8 37.8 .272 .456 .346 .344 .406 33.7 21.9 8.7 4.68 5.20
2018 27 3004 571 42 7.4 5.4 89.0 115.3 10.8 33.5 .269 .446 .324 .333 .384 40.8 19.1 6.4 3.92 4.76
2019 28 1671 300 24 8.0 5.3 88.7 113.9 13.6 40.3 .259 .452 .332 .328 .415 36.5 25.3 7.1 5.72 4.79
2020 29 975 149 11 7.4 4.5 88.0 109.3 13.1 34.2 .229 .386 .283 .291 .401 36.9 32.2 6.5 3.62 3.55
2021 30 3002 494 35 7.1 4.5 89.1 115.3 12.1 30.6 .231 .381 .265 .290 .380 40.9 29.3 6.5 2.81 3.52
2022 31 2783 491 40 8.1 5.5 89.0 116.6 12.2 38.1 .242 .380 .304 .285 .380 38.5 28.3 3.9 3.35 3.34
2023 32 3069 466 46 9.9 6.0 89.4 117.9 12.3 36.9 .235 .402 .292 .303 .408 43.3 31.1 7.2 3.16 3.85
Player 22850 3899 303 7.8 5.2 88.6 119.4 12.2 34.9 .249 .416 .310 .312 .391 37.8 25.4 6.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gausman relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(50.8%) ,
Split Finger
(38.4%) ,
Slider
(10.2%) ,
Sweeper
(0.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 46.4 19.9 23.2 10.4 35.4 36.9 26.8 3.6 35.1 24.4 22.6 6.5 6.3 4.5
2016 45.8 19.4 25.6 9.2 39.0 36.7 24.3 3.6 33.3 23.5 25.4 3.4 7.2 5.0
2017 44.0 20.7 29.1 6.2 28.0 43.7 28.3 4.6 32.3 22.3 27.5 4.3 8.2 5.6
2018 46.6 23.3 24.3 5.8 31.2 38.9 29.8 3.3 34.5 21.5 26.6 6.3 7.4 5.4
2019 40.7 23.7 30.3 5.3 32.3 41.3 26.3 4.3 27.7 22.0 26.7 6.7 8.0 5.3
2020 41.6 22.8 28.2 7.4 36.2 44.3 19.5 4.7 27.5 20.1 29.5 10.7 7.4 4.5
2021 42.7 28.1 23.3 5.9 34.6 35.6 29.8 5.5 30.0 24.3 26.7 6.1 7.1 4.5
2022 40.1 26.3 28.1 5.5 33.4 37.3 29.3 3.1 29.9 24.6 29.3 4.9 8.1 5.5
2023 42.9 26.4 24.7 6.0 35.2 36.3 28.5 4.1 29.6 22.3 24.5 9.4 9.9 6.0
Player 43.7 23.5 26.1 6.7 33.6 38.6 27.7 4.0 31.5 23.0 26.4 6.0 7.8 5.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2023 Split-Finger TOR R 1,176 86.3 32.2 -0.9 -3 16.3 4.2 35
2023 Sweeper TOR R 17 77.5 37.6 -7.6 -17 11.6 -4.8 -29
2023 Slider TOR R 313 84.0 34.2 -3.4 -9 1.0 -5.2 -84
2023 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 1,560 94.7 13.8 1.0 7 10.6 3.2 43
2022 Split-Finger TOR R 989 85.2 33.0 0.2 1 15.0 3.2 27
2022 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 1,358 95.0 13.1 1.0 7 10.5 3.3 46
2022 Changeup TOR R 36 84.5 30.8 -0.3 -1 7.3 -6.8 -48
2022 Slider TOR R 400 84.4 35.1 -1.9 -5 1.2 -4.6 -80
2021 Split-Finger SF R 1,065 83.6 37.0 1.7 5 12.4 1.8 17
2021 Changeup SF R 168 83.8 27.2 -3.5 -11 11.2 -2.3 -17
2021 4-Seam Fastball SF R 1,583 94.6 14.2 0.0 0 10.4 3.2 45
2021 Slider SF R 186 82.0 39.2 -0.9 -2 1.9 -4.6 -71
2020 Slider SF R 66 81.9 40.7 0.1 0 2.5 -4.0 -61
2020 Changeup SF R 141 84.3 27.9 -3.0 -10 11.4 -1.8 -14
2020 Split-Finger SF R 270 84.1 36.7 2.4 7 13.3 2.0 18
2020 4-Seam Fastball SF R 498 95.1 14.2 0.1 1 10.4 3.1 42
2019 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 937 93.9 15.7 -0.2 -1 10.9 3.4 46
2019 Split-Finger CIN R 619 83.5 35.6 1.3 4 13.9 3.1 29
2019 Slider CIN R 30 82.3 38.2 -1.7 -4 1.2 -4.9 -81
2019 Changeup CIN R 57 82.6 28.4 -3.9 -12 12.3 -1.2 -9
2018 Split-Finger ATL R 722 82.7 36.8 0.6 2 13.9 3.2 30
2018 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 1,756 93.6 16.1 -0.4 -3 11.3 4.0 55
2018 Slider ATL R 431 81.4 40.4 -1.0 -2 1.9 -4.2 -68
2018 Changeup ATL R 94 82.0 29.2 -3.7 -11 13.2 0.0 0
2017 Split-Finger BAL R 693 85.0 32.1 0.5 2 15.6 4.3 38
2017 Sinker BAL R 1 90.4 24.3 1.5 6 17.7 3.1 22
2017 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 2,146 94.9 14.1 -0.7 -5 14.1 6.0 74
2017 Slider BAL R 465 82.6 38.8 0.8 2 1.4 -3.9 -74
2017 Changeup BAL R 39 85.7 19.8 -8.6 -30 15.2 1.7 13
2016 Split-Finger BAL R 575 85.1 32.5 -0.3 -1 12.4 1.8 16
2016 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 1,876 95.3 13.4 1.4 9 9.8 2.7 39
2016 Changeup BAL R 58 85.0 22.9 -7.6 -25 11.2 -1.3 -10
2016 Slider BAL R 408 80.3 46.5 3.9 9 5.4 -1.5 -22
2016 Sinker BAL R 133 94.8 18.7 -1.6 -8 14.0 0.2 2
2015 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 1,254 95.9 11.0 3.2 22 7.3 0.9 13
2015 Sinker BAL R 34 94.4 21.2 0.3 2 13.9 0.5 3
2015 Changeup BAL R 55 85.8 20.8 -8.6 -29 9.9 -2.4 -19
2015 Split-Finger BAL R 309 85.5 30.9 -0.7 -2 11.8 0.7 7
2015 Slider BAL R 203 80.6 45.3 3.4 8 5.7 -0.6 -9
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 16 1,560 50.8 411 .243 .409 .316 17.2 26.5 24.6 .271 .483 .348 52.6
2023 Split-Finger 0.4 4 1,178 38.4 303 .201 .307 .266 43.2 41.9 23.8 .176 .272 .238 29.3
2023 Slider -1.0 -3 313 10.2 48 .348 .565 .423 35.3 2.1 5.6 .289 .511 .353 35.6
2023 Sweeper 0.9 0 18 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .001 .001 .000 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 2 1,358 48.8 342 .333 .483 .371 16.3 18.4 17.7 .296 .511 .359 50.4
2022 Split-Finger 1.4 14 989 35.5 303 .195 .293 .241 44.1 42.2 25.0 .173 .228 .200 22.4
2022 Slider -1.3 -5 400 14.4 66 .333 .460 .354 36.8 13.6 13.6 .302 .410 .311 30.4
2022 Changeup -1.8 -1 36 1.3 14 .154 .385 .321 32.0 35.7 23.8 .134 .296 .219 25.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 10 1,583 52.7 421 .257 .416 .335 19.5 19.2 19.5 .278 .485 .352 44.8
2021 Split-Finger 2.1 23 1,065 35.5 301 .130 .218 .189 46.3 45.8 29.0 .155 .232 .193 34.5
2021 Slider 0.3 1 186 6.2 26 .280 .400 .310 42.0 23.1 40.0 .308 .388 .317 31.6
2021 Changeup -3.2 -5 168 5.6 26 .348 .696 .469 37.9 7.7 11.8 .295 .499 .377 38.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 3 498 51.1 132 .280 .458 .365 24.5 24.2 23.5 .291 .500 .373 44.8
2020 Split-Finger 3.5 9 270 27.7 75 .097 .139 .126 49.0 54.7 31.3 .096 .120 .120 9.4
2020 Changeup 0.4 1 141 14.5 24 .136 .409 .263 35.8 20.8 19.2 .202 .423 .297 35.3
2020 Slider -5.0 -3 66 6.8 14 .500 1.071 .657 29.2 7.1 7.7 .430 .729 .495 53.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -12 937 56.1 258 .323 .550 .406 21.6 20.2 22.1 .301 .576 .392 43.7
2019 Split-Finger 0.5 3 619 37.0 170 .237 .329 .279 39.8 32.4 22.4 .204 .284 .244 25.0
2019 Changeup -0.3 0 57 3.4 8 .125 .125 .113 54.2 50.0 66.7 .102 .126 .095 0.0
2019 Slider -4.5 -1 30 1.8 6 .333 .833 .483 22.2 16.7 9.1 .384 .618 .423 40.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -5 1,756 58.5 455 .313 .505 .381 15.1 13.0 13.6 .307 .526 .381 46.5
2018 Split-Finger 1.4 10 722 24.0 224 .170 .291 .234 39.8 33.9 21.8 .184 .265 .233 26.7
2018 Slider -0.3 -1 431 14.3 84 .268 .488 .321 32.0 15.5 19.1 .287 .507 .338 38.6
2018 Changeup 1.5 1 94 3.1 12 .111 .111 .273 51.3 0.0 0.0 .324 .360 .408 33.3
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 1 2,146 63.9 535 .306 .492 .383 17.7 17.0 15.3 .301 .514 .382 38.7
2017 Split-Finger 0.5 3 693 20.6 190 .190 .318 .255 44.9 40.0 25.5 .169 .267 .215 24.3
2017 Slider -1.2 -6 465 13.9 77 .343 .557 .397 34.9 11.7 8.0 .324 .526 .388 20.6
2017 Changeup -6.3 -2 39 1.2 9 .444 .889 .631 23.5 22.2 20.0 .389 .750 .477 14.3
2017 Sinker -6.9 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1,535 94.7 97 19.7 1:15 1:15 0
2023 Splitter 1,128 86.3 89 17.5 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 Slider 309 84.0 21 4.0 12:15 11:15 60
2023 Sweeper 17 77.4 29 14.9 9:30 9:45 -15
2022 Changeup 35 84.6 75 10.7 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,357 95.0 98 20.1 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Splitter 907 85.3 82 16.4 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Slider 397 84.4 17 3.1 12:15 10:30 105
2021 Changeup 161 83.9 94 16.0 1:45 1:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,573 94.6 98 19.2 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Splitter 915 83.6 73 12.9 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Slider 179 82.0 21 3.3 9:45 8:30 75
2020 Changeup 108 84.4 92 15.0 2:00 1:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 386 94.9 97 18.8 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Splitter 174 84.0 76 13.7 1:45 3:00 -75
2020 Slider 53 81.8 23 3.7 9:00 8:00 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 199 788 -1 3 -3 -1 -3
2014 503 2,061 8 9 -6 -8 3
2015 469 1,873 -4 12 -6 -5 -4
2016 756 3,112 6 24 -11 -9 10
2017 811 3,346 -1 34 -20 -17 -4
2018 785 3,052 -5 36 -17 -11 3
2019 442 1,643 -9 15 -9 -8 -11
2020 245 975 5 11 -3 -3 10
2021 798 3,093 22 34 -16 -11 29
2022 749 2,878 2 18 -4 -6 11
2023 781 3,142 7 38 -18 -11 16
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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 1,876 45.1 68.0 79.7 33.3 65.9 43.2 54.9 49.0 25.0 7.3 79.6
2016 3,113 45.0 64.9 81.6 34.8 62.9 44.7 56.8 48.4 25.4 7.5 78.0
2017 3,357 47.2 67.3 80.9 28.0 58.3 42.5 60.2 46.5 25.8 6.2 78.7
2018 3,004 48.8 69.3 82.1 30.2 59.4 43.3 57.2 49.3 24.7 7.5 76.5
2019 1,671 45.3 73.9 76.5 36.5 57.0 43.8 64.4 53.1 30.0 6.6 78.0
2020 975 50.1 71.5 75.6 30.2 44.9 41.1 61.2 50.9 33.1 6.9 88.1
2021 3,002 50.8 71.4 77.3 32.7 47.9 43.5 63.6 52.4 31.3 8.8 82.2
2022 2,783 49.0 72.7 79.8 39.8 53.6 44.0 68.0 55.9 29.4 6.8 81.6
2023 3,069 46.9 68.2 79.9 32.6 54.0 43.2 63.4 49.3 28.9 7.3 80.4
Player 22,850 47.6 69.3 79.7 33.1 56.7 43.4 61.1 50.3 27.8 7.3 79.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 45 52 27 14 71 29 21 73 39 61 71 68 85 89 83 91
2016 47 46 36 33 66 7 21 44 57 66 76 69 95 83 68 67
2017 19 18 21 25 22 1 9 37 46 53 43 61 57 79 59 50
2018 22 12 16 23 37 2 30 29 7 26 80 50 77 60 37 45
2019 32 31 27 29 44 34 30 47 50 65 65 80 99 62 50 54
2020 70 60 55 51 81 19 46 55 51 88 75 85 73 80 63 52
2021 74 60 60 57 82 11 59 41 31 85 77 81 92 70 64 65
2022 71 45 50 54 85 7 35 35 45 83 97 75 99 70 61 54
2023 62 62 51 42 77 4 20 39 20 93 68 71 87 62 63 59
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.9 28 27.1 1 7 18 14 50.0
2017 22.9 29 28.1 1 20 16 15 51.7
2018 23.0 27 26.1 1 10 18 15 55.6
2019 22.6 15 15.3 0 6 14 5 33.3
2020 22.8 8 7.7 0 3 7 3 37.5
2021 23.6 20 23.4 -3 12 14 12 60.0
2022 23.3 15 16.5 -2 11 16 4 26.7
2023 22.8 21 24.9 -4 10 24 6 28.6
Player 23.0 163 169.1 -6 79 127 74 45.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 28 31 20 32 29 24 30 25 25 20 26 29 25 25 30 28 18 25 30 29 27 22 34 34 26 27 27 33 29 28 24
2017 29 31 21 26 30 25 29 28 22 21 26 32 29 26 30 29 24 24 34 29 31 29 36 34 27 22 25 38 36 29 19
2018 27 33 20 24 28 25 29 25 24 19 22 34 30 22 24 31 25 24 25 33 26 25 35 29 22 21 21 31 28 26 21
2019 15 19 9 17 16 15 18 14 13 7 10 14 19 15 18 15 12 12 18 16 18 19 20 22 16 13 11 20 21 12 10
2020 8 10 7 9 8 9 9 7 5 5 5 7 8 8 7 6 9 7 10 8 9 9 10 8 7 6 7 8 9 8 6
2021 20 26 22 24 23 22 26 23 17 18 20 27 24 19 22 29 23 21 25 26 22 26 32 28 21 20 27 25 22 20 23
2022 15 13 15 18 15 16 19 13 9 11 12 17 20 17 16 18 17 16 15 16 19 17 28 18 12 14 19 22 20 18 16
2023 21 23 19 23 26 24 29 23 19 21 23 23 24 24 32 28 27 22 27 32 27 25 36 32 22 22 25 24 28 23 15
Player 163 186 133 173 175 160 189 158 134 122 144 183 179 156 179 184 155 151 184 189 179 172 231 205 153 145 162 201 193 164 134
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.9 95.3 -0.6 94.9 -0.4 93.6 -1.3 93.9 0.3 95.1 1.2 94.6 -0.5 95.0 0.4 94.7 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 85.5 85.1 -0.4 85.0 -0.1 82.6 -2.4 83.5 0.9 84.2 0.7 83.6 -0.6 85.2 1.6 86.3 1.1
Breaking Velocity 80.6 80.3 -0.3 82.6 2.3 81.4 -1.2 82.3 0.9 81.9 -0.4 82.0 0.1 84.4 2.4 83.6 -0.8
Exit Velocity 87.3 88.7 1.4