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Kevin Gausman
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
2021 14 6 2.81 33 33 0 192.0 227 1.04
9 Seasons 64 72 4.02 236 197 0 1177.1 1161 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 33 14-6 2.81 192.0 227 1.04
9 Seasons 236 64-72 4.02 1177.1 1161 1.28

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 87.3 113.1 13.2 32.1 .240 .414 .318 .307 .367 34.3 21.9 6.2 4.25 4.07
2016 25 3113 531 38 7.2 88.6 113.5 12.6 31.5 .243 .407 .319 .305 .368 34.4 23 6.2 3.61 4.05
2017 26 3357 561 46 8.2 87.7 119.4 11.7 37.6 .270 .449 .346 .340 .401 33.7 21.9 8.7 4.68 5.17
2018 27 3004 571 42 7.4 89.1 115.3 10.8 33.5 .268 .444 .324 .332 .383 40.8 19.1 6.4 3.92 4.79
2019 28 1671 300 24 8 88.7 113.9 13.6 40.3 .255 .444 .332 .322 .405 36.5 25.3 7.1 5.72 4.70
2020 29 975 149 11 7.4 88 109.3 13.1 34.2 .229 .386 .283 .291 .402 36.9 32.2 6.5 3.62 3.58
2021 30 3002 494 35 7.1 89.1 115.3 12.1 30.6 .227 .372 .265 .287 .375 40.9 29.3 6.5 2.81 3.49
16998 2942 217 7.4 88.5 119.4 12.2 34 .250 .419 .315 .314 .384 37 23.9 6.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gausman relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(52.7%) ,
Split Finger
(35.3%) ,
Changeup
(6%) ,
Slider
(5.9%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1583 805 778 52.7 94.6 421 382 98 65 18 2 13 81 306 .257 .274 .416 .474 .316 .348 90.0 17 2283 6.5 19.5 19.5
2021 Split Finger 1061 499 562 35.3 83.6 301 286 38 24 7 2 5 138 149 .133 .153 .224 .227 .175 .190 85.2 3 1526 6.5 45.9 29.1
2021 Changeup 181 55 126 6.0 83.8 27 23 8 4 2 0 2 2 21 .348 .290 .696 .494 .473 .389 86.6 9 1631 6.5 39.7 9.5
2021 Slider 177 145 32 5.9 81.9 25 24 6 4 2 0 0 6 18 .250 .302 .333 .364 .268 .307 81.9 -2 2240 6.4 43.1 46.2
2020 4-Seam Fastball 498 212 286 51.1 95.1 132 118 33 21 7 1 4 32 87 .280 .291 .458 .500 .347 .374 92.2 17 2312 6.4 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 .121 .115 .112 77.4 -2 1648 6.4 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 1887 6.4 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 6.3 29.2 7.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2021 42.7 28.1 23.3 5.9 34.6 35.6 29.8 5.5 30 24.3 26.7 6.1 7.1
44.4 22.3 26.2 7.1 33.4 39.2 27.4 4.2 32.1 22.8 26.2 5.6 7.4
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 4-Seamer SF R 1580 94.6 14.2 0 0 10.4 3.3 47
2021 Splitter SF R 1044 83.6 37 1.5 4 12.3 1.7 16
2021 Changeup SF R 180 83.8 27.3 -3.4 -11 11 -2.5 -19
2021 Slider SF R 175 81.9 39.7 -0.5 -1 2 -5.4 -73
2020 Changeup SF R 140 84.3 27.9 -3.1 -10 11.4 -1.8 -14
2020 Slider SF R 66 81.9 40.7 0.1 0 2.5 -4.7 -65
2020 Splitter SF R 268 84.1 36.6 2.4 7 13.3 2 18
2020 4-Seamer SF R 497 95.1 14.2 0 0 10.4 3.1 43
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 937 93.9 15.7 -0.2 -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 1.4 4 13.9 3.1 28
2019 Slider CIN R 30 82.3 38.2 -1.7 -4 1.2 -5.3 -82
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 1756 93.6 16.1 -0.4 -3 11.3 4 55
2018 Changeup ATL R 94 82 29.2 -3.7 -11 13.2 0 0
2018 Slider ATL R 431 81.4 40.4 -1 -2 1.9 -4.6 -70
2018 Splitter ATL R 722 82.7 36.8 0.5 1 13.9 3.1 28
2017 Sinker BAL R 1 90.4 24.3 1.5 6 17.7 3.2 22
2017 Slider BAL R 465 82.6 38.8 0.6 2 1.4 -4.2 -76
2017 4-Seamer BAL R 2146 94.9 14.1 -0.7 -5 14.1 6 74
2017 Splitter BAL R 693 85 32.1 0.6 2 15.6 3.9 33
2017 Changeup BAL R 39 85.7 19.8 -8.6 -30 15.2 1.8 14
2016 4-Seamer BAL R 1876 95.3 10.5 2.2 18 12.1 3.5 40
2016 Sinker BAL R 133 94.8 14 -3.8 -21 16.2 1.5 10
2016 Changeup BAL R 58 85 19.6 -8.6 -30 13.3 0.1 1
2016 Slider BAL R 407 80.3 43 2.1 5 2.1 -2.9 -58
2016 Splitter BAL R 575 85.1 28.1 -1.7 -6 14.4 2.3 19
! 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 %
2021 Slider -0.5 -1 177 5.9 25 .25 .333 .272 43.1 24 46.2 .302 .364 .308 27.8
2021 Changeup 3.3 6 181 6 27 .348 .696 .478 39.7 7.4 9.5 .29 .494 .39 38.1
2021 Splitter -2.2 -23 1061 35.3 301 .133 .224 .186 45.9 45.8 29.1 .153 .227 .191 34.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 -12 1583 52.7 421 .257 .416 .331 19.5 19.2 19.5 .274 .474 .349 44.8
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 .121 .121 9.4
2020 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 498 51.1 132 .28 .458 .365 24.5 24.2 23.5 .291 .5 .374 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 .103 .127 .096 0
2019 Splitter -0.6 -4 619 37 170 .237 .329 .274 39.8 32.4 22.4 .204 .284 .244 25
2019 4-Seamer 1.2 12 937 56.1 258 .323 .55 .405 21.6 20.2 22.1 .297 .568 .388 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 108 84.4 92 15 2:00 1:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 386 94.9 97 18.8 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Splitter 174 84 76 13.7 1:45 3:00 -75
2020 Slider 53 81.8 23 3.7 9:00 8:00 60
2021 Changeup 173 83.9 93 15.8 1:45 1:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1573 94.6 98 19.2 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Splitter 910 83.6 73 12.9 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Slider 172 82 19 3.2 9:45 8:30 75
! 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 -2 3 1 3
2014 503 2061 -7 -9 6 8 -3
2015 468 1861 4 -11 7 5 4
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
2021 798 3093 -21 -36 16 11 -30
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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
2021 3002 50.8 71.4 77.3 32.7 47.8 43.4 63.6 52.4 31.3 8.8 82.2
16998 47.5 69 79.6 32 57.7 43.3 59.6 49.5 27.3 7.3 79.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

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 44 61 71 68 40 90 83
2016 50 51 42 38 71 7 21 48 55 66 76 69 50 84 68
2017 18 19 22 27 21 1 9 36 45 53 43 61 18 80 57
2018 20 12 16 21 36 2 31 27 7 26 80 49 20 64 34
2019 37 31 29 28 44 34 29 47 49 65 65 80 37 68 49
2020 68 58 55 51 80 19 46 55 51 88 75 85 68 82 57
2021 75 62 61 60 82 11 59 41 31 85 77 81 75 72 60
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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
2021 23.6 20 21.7 -2 17 10 12 60

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
2021 20 23 27 20 26 19 21 23 21 22 27 23 16 18 20 24 16 21 23 25 15 21 21 22 22 25 22 20 25 18 24
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
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
Offspeed Velocity 85.5 85.1 -0.4 85 -0.1 82.6 -2.4 83.5 0.9 84.2 0.7 83.6 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 80.6 80.3 -0.3 82.6 2.3 81.4 -1.2 82.3 0.9 81.9 -0.4 81.9 0
Exit Velocity 87.3 88.6 1.3 87.7 -0.9 89.1 1.4 88.7 -0.4 88 -0.7 89.1 1.1
Launch Angle 13.2 12.6 -0.6 11.7 -0.9 10.8 -0.9 13.6 2.8 13.1 -0.5 12.1 -1
Barrel % 6.3 7.2 0.9 8.2 1 7.4 -0.8 8 0.6 7.4 -0.6 7.1 -0.3
Hard Hit % 34.3 34.4 0.1 33.7 -0.7 40.8 7.1 36.5 -4.3 36.9 0.4 40.9 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 30.6 -3.6
xBA .24 .243 0.003 .27 0.027 .268 -0.002 .255 -0.013 .229 -0.026 .227 -0.002
BA .251 .262 0.011 .283 0.021 .264 -0.019 .282 0.018 .221 -0.061 .21 -0.011
xwOBA .307 .305 -0.002 .34 0.035 .332 -0.008 .322 -0.01 .291 -0.031 .287 -0.004
wOBA .318 .319 0.001 .346 0.027 .324 -0.022 .332 0.008 .283 -0.049 .265 -0.018
xSLG .414 .407 -0.007 .449 0.042 .444 -0.005 .444 0 .386 -0.058 .372 -0.014
SLG .44 .43 -0.01 .459 0.029 .436 -0.023 .454 0.018 .389 -0.065 .345 -0.044
K% 21.9 23 1.1 21.9 -1.1 19.1 -2.8 25.3 6.2 32.2 6.9 29.3 -2.9
BB% 6.2 6.2 0 8.7 2.5 6.4 -2.3 7.1 0.7 6.5 -0.6 6.5 0
Swing % 49 48.4 -0.6 46.5 -1.9 49.3 2.8 53.1 3.8 50.9 -2.2 52.4 1.5
Whiff% 25 25.4 0.4 25.8 0.4 24.7 -1.1 30 5.3 33.1 3.1 31.3 -1.8
In Zone % 45 44.9 -0.1 47.3 2.4 48.9 1.6 45.3 -3.6 49.8 4.5 50.8 1
Out of Zone % 55 55.1 0.1 52.7 -2.4 51.1 -1.6 54.7 3.6 50.2 -4.5 49.2 -1
Out of Zone Swing % 33.6 34.9 1.3 27.9 -7 30 2.1 36.5 6.5 30.1 -6.4 32.7 2.6
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 34.7 2.5
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 63.6 2.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 726 .310 395 45 11.4 331 96 29.0
2017 811 .344 465 44 9.5 346 115 33.2
2018 775 .324 403 62 15.4 372 116 31.2
2019 448 .332 245 13 5.3 203 66 32.5
2020 244 .284 120 8 6.7 124 87 70.2
2021 774 .265 390 17 4.4 384 226 58.9

Pitch Distribution