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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 9 4 2.21 20 20 0 122.0 140 0.92
9 Seasons 59 70 4.03 223 184 0 1107.1 1074 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 20 9-4 2.21 122.0 140 0.92
9 Seasons 223 59-70 4.03 1107.1 1074 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 .323 .405 36.5 25.3 7.1 5.72 4.73
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 1854 297 21 7.1 88.3 115.3 12.9 28.6 .209 .352 .237 .278 .354 37.7 29.4 7.8 2.21 3.22
15850 2745 203 7.4 88.3 119.4 12.3 34 .249 .420 .315 .315 .382 36.3 23.5 7.1
6.5 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gausman relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.8%) ,
Split Finger
(36.4%) ,
Slider
(6.5%) ,
Changeup
(6.3%) ,


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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 942 481 461 50.8 94.4 246 220 46 25 11 1 9 38 184 .209 .264 .391 .487 .295 .356 89.2 19 2284 6.5 14.6 17.6
2021 Split Finger 675 311 364 36.4 83.5 199 187 21 15 5 0 1 98 90 .112 .127 .155 .172 .146 .163 84.8 1 1572 6.5 49.7 31.6
2021 Slider 121 104 17 6.5 81.8 17 16 4 3 1 0 0 3 13 .250 .317 .313 .381 .270 .330 76.2 -4 2255 6.4 40.4 37.5
2021 Changeup 116 30 86 6.3 83.7 14 11 4 3 0 0 1 1 10 .364 .339 .636 .648 .482 .479 86.5 7 1666 6.5 45.2 11.1
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 2313 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 .120 .115 .111 77.4 -2 1658 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 1895 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 43.1 32.7 18.2 6.1 32.7 37.7 29.6 5.4 30.3 27.6 22.9 6.4 7.1
44.6 22.4 25.8 7.2 33.2 39.7 27.2 4.1 32.3 23.1 25.8 5.6 7.4
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 Splitter SF R 673 83.5 37.4 1.8 5 12.2 1.4 13
2021 4-Seamer SF R 942 94.4 14 0.2 1 10.6 3.5 50
2021 Slider SF R 119 81.8 40 -0.4 -1 2.2 -5.1 -70
2021 Changeup SF R 116 83.7 27.3 -3.4 -11 11.1 -2.4 -18
2020 Changeup SF R 141 84.3 27.9 -3.1 -10 11.4 -1.8 -13
2020 Splitter SF R 270 84.1 36.7 2.4 7 13.3 2 17
2020 Slider SF R 66 81.9 40.7 0.1 0 2.5 -4.7 -65
2020 4-Seamer SF R 498 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 Splitter CIN R 619 83.5 35.6 1.4 4 13.9 3.1 28
2019 Changeup CIN R 57 82.6 28.4 -3.9 -12 12.3 -1.2 -9
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 Splitter ATL R 722 82.7 36.8 0.5 1 13.9 3.1 28
2018 Slider ATL R 431 81.4 40.4 -1 -2 1.9 -4.6 -70
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
2017 Slider BAL R 465 82.6 38.8 0.6 2 1.4 -4.2 -76
2017 Sinker BAL R 1 90.4 24.3 1.5 6 17.7 3.2 22
2016 Splitter BAL R 575 85.1 28.1 -1.7 -6 14.4 2.3 19
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 4-Seamer BAL R 1876 95.3 10.5 2.2 18 12.1 3.5 40
! 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 Changeup 2.5 3 116 6.3 14 .364 .636 .486 45.2 7.1 11.1 .339 .648 .48 40
2021 Slider -0.1 0 121 6.5 17 .25 .313 .274 40.4 17.6 37.5 .317 .381 .33 15.4
2021 Splitter -2.8 -19 675 36.4 199 .112 .155 .153 49.7 49.2 31.6 .127 .172 .163 34.4
2021 4-Seamer -1.3 -12 942 50.8 246 .209 .391 .304 14.6 15.4 17.6 .264 .487 .357 40.8
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 .12 .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 .298 .569 .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 109 84.4 92 15 2:00 1:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 385 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 111 83.8 94 16.1 1:45 1:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 935 94.4 98 19.7 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Splitter 572 83.5 72 12.6 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Slider 116 81.8 21 3.5 9:30 8:15 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 476 1854 -23 -19 8 6 -28
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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 1854 49.4 69.5 77 31.3 48.6 44.2 62.6 50.2 31.4 7.7 85.3
15850 47 68.5 79.7 31.8 58.5 43.4 59.1 49.1 27 7.1 79.6
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

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 35 31 29 28 43 34 29 47 49 65 65 80 35 68 49
2020 68 58 55 51 80 19 46 55 51 88 75 85 68 82 57
2021 83 76 69 61 86 17 60 59 57 81 59 81 83 69 56
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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 11 11.7 -1 13 8 4 36.4

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 11 11 15 11 16 9 11 13 12 12 16 12 7 9 10 14 7 11 13 15 6 12 11 12 11 15 11 10 15 9 14
! 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 94.4 -0.7
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 81.8 -0.1
Exit Velocity 87.3 88.6 1.3 87.7 -0.9 89.1 1.4 88.7 -0.4 88 -0.7 88.3 0.3
Launch Angle 13.2 12.6 -0.6 11.7 -0.9 10.8 -0.9 13.6 2.8 13.1 -0.5 12.9 -0.2
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 37.7 0.8
Sweet Spot % 32.1 31.5 -0.6 37.6 6.1 33.5 -4.1 40.3 6.8 34.2 -6.1 28.6 -5.6
xBA .24 .243 0.003 .27 0.027 .268 -0.002 .255 -0.013 .229 -0.026 .209 -0.02
BA .251 .262 0.011 .283 0.021 .264 -0.019 .282 0.018 .221 -0.061 .173 -0.048
xwOBA .307 .305 -0.002 .34 0.035 .332 -0.008 .323 -0.009 .291 -0.032 .278 -0.013
wOBA .318 .319 0.001 .346 0.027 .324 -0.022 .332 0.008 .283 -0.049 .237 -0.046
xSLG .414 .407 -0.007 .449 0.042 .444 -0.005 .444 0 .386 -0.058 .352 -0.034
SLG .44 .43 -0.01 .459 0.029 .436 -0.023 .454 0.018 .389 -0.065 .293 -0.096
K% 21.9 23 1.1 21.9 -1.1 19.1 -2.8 25.3 6.2 32.2 6.9 29.4 -2.8
BB% 6.2 6.2 0 8.7 2.5 6.4 -2.3 7.1 0.7 6.5 -0.6 7.8 1.3
Swing % 49 48.4 -0.6 46.5 -1.9 49.3 2.8 53.1 3.8 50.9 -2.2 50.2 -0.7
Whiff% 25 25.4 0.4 25.8 0.4 24.7 -1.1 30 5.3 33.1 3.1 31.4 -1.7
In Zone % 45 44.9 -0.1 47.3 2.4 48.9 1.6 45.3 -3.6 49.8 4.5 49.4 -0.4
Out of Zone % 55 55.1 0.1 52.7 -2.4 51.1 -1.6 54.7 3.6 50.2 -4.5 50.6 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 33.6 34.9 1.3 27.9 -7 30 2.1 36.5 6.5 30.1 -6.4 31.3 1.2
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 33.8 1.6
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 62.6 1.4
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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 476 .237 239 11 4.6 237 132 55.7

Pitch Distribution