Kevin Gausman
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 2" 205LBS | Age: 31

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 12 10 3.32 29 29 0 165.1 194 1.24
10 Seasons 76 82 3.93 265 226 0 1342.2 1355 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 29 12-10 3.32 165.1 194 1.24
10 Seasons 265 76-82 3.93 1342.2 1355 1.28

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 .242 .417 .318 .309 .370 34.2 21.9 6.2 4.25 3.96
2016 25 3113 531 35 6.6 4.6 88.7 113.5 12.7 29.9 .248 .414 .319 .311 .381 33.8 23.0 6.2 3.61 4.10
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 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 .402 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 2636 465 38 8.2 5.5 89.0 116.6 12.2 38.3 .243 .384 .304 .287 .383 38.1 28.2 3.9 3.32 3.40
Player 19634 3407 252 7.4 5.1 88.5 119.4 12.2 34.4 .251 .419 .313 .313 .389 37.0 24.5 6.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gausman relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.1%) ,
Split Finger
(35.2%) ,
Slider
(13.9%) ,
Changeup
(1.8%) ,


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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 38.8 36.7 24.5 3.6 32.2 22.6 25.0 3.4 6.6 4.6
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 40.2 26.0 28.0 5.8 32.7 37.6 29.7 2.8 30.3 24.3 29.5 4.9 8.2 5.5
Player 43.9 23.0 26.2 6.9 33.3 38.9 27.6 4.0 31.7 22.9 26.7 5.5 7.4 5.1
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Slider TOR R 367 84.4 35.4 -1.7 -4 1.1 -5.5 -83
2022 Splitter TOR R 927 85.3 33.0 0.1 0 15.1 2.8 22
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 1,294 95.0 13.1 0.9 7 10.5 3.4 48
2022 Changeup TOR R 48 84.6 31.1 -0.1 0 8.4 -5.4 -39
2021 Splitter SF R 1,065 83.6 37.0 1.6 5 12.4 1.9 18
2021 Changeup SF R 168 83.8 27.2 -3.5 -11 11.2 -2.3 -17
2021 4-Seamer SF R 1,583 94.6 14.2 0.0 0 10.4 3.3 46
2021 Slider SF R 186 82.0 39.2 -1.0 -2 1.9 -5.6 -75
2020 4-Seamer SF R 498 95.1 14.2 0.0 0 10.4 3.1 43
2020 Splitter SF R 270 84.1 36.7 2.4 7 13.3 2.0 18
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 -3.1 -10 11.4 -1.8 -13
2019 Slider CIN R 30 82.3 38.2 -1.7 -4 1.2 -5.3 -82
2019 Changeup CIN R 57 82.6 28.4 -3.9 -12 12.3 -1.2 -9
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 937 93.9 15.7 -0.2 -1 10.9 3.4 46
2019 Splitter CIN R 619 83.5 35.6 1.4 4 13.9 3.1 28
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 1,756 93.6 16.1 -0.4 -3 11.3 4.0 55
2018 Changeup ATL R 94 82.0 29.2 -3.7 -11 13.2 0.0 0
2018 Slider ATL R 431 81.4 40.4 -1.0 -2 1.9 -4.6 -70
2018 Splitter ATL R 722 82.7 36.8 0.5 1 13.9 3.1 28
2017 Splitter BAL R 693 85.0 32.1 0.6 2 15.6 3.9 33
2017 4-Seamer BAL R 2,146 94.9 14.1 -0.7 -5 14.1 6.0 74
2017 Sinker BAL R 1 90.4 24.3 1.5 6 17.7 3.1 22
2017 Slider BAL R 465 82.6 38.8 0.6 2 1.4 -4.2 -76
2017 Changeup BAL R 39 85.7 19.8 -8.6 -30 15.2 1.8 14
2016 Changeup BAL R 57 84.9 19.8 -8.4 -30 13.3 0.1 1
2016 Sinker BAL R 131 94.8 14.0 -3.7 -21 16.3 1.5 10
2016 Splitter BAL R 555 85.1 28.2 -1.7 -6 14.4 2.4 20
2016 4-Seamer BAL R 1,805 95.3 10.5 2.2 17 12.1 3.4 40
2016 Slider BAL R 389 80.3 43.2 2.3 6 2.1 -2.9 -58
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.3 -4 1,294 49.1 328 .329 .479 .368 16.7 19.2 18.6 .293 .512 .358 49.6
2022 Splitter -1.3 -12 927 35.2 280 .192 .298 .242 44.0 42.5 25.2 .171 .227 .199 22.3
2022 Slider 1.4 5 367 13.9 59 .351 .491 .381 35.4 8.5 8.6 .321 .440 .335 32.1
2022 Changeup 0.7 0 48 1.8 20 .211 .211 .260 34.3 35.0 25.9 .202 .277 .234 16.7
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -10 1,583 52.7 421 .257 .416 .335 19.5 19.2 19.5 .278 .485 .352 44.8
2021 Splitter -2.1 -23 1,065 35.5 301 .130 .218 .189 46.3 45.8 29.0 .155 .232 .194 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-Seamer -0.7 -3 498 51.1 132 .280 .458 .365 24.5 24.2 23.5 .291 .500 .374 44.8
2020 Splitter -3.4 -9 270 27.7 75 .097 .139 .126 49.0 54.7 31.3 .096 .120 .121 9.4
2020 Changeup -0.5 -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-Seamer 1.3 12 937 56.1 258 .323 .550 .406 21.6 20.2 22.1 .301 .576 .393 43.7
2019 Splitter -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 .103 .127 .096 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-Seamer 0.3 5 1,756 58.5 455 .313 .505 .381 15.1 13.0 13.6 .307 .525 .381 46.5
2018 Splitter -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-Seamer 0.0 -1 2,146 63.9 535 .306 .492 .383 17.7 17.0 15.3 .301 .514 .382 38.7
2017 Splitter -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 -- -- -- [object Object] [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
! 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 15.0 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
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
2022 Changeup 45 84.5 76 11.3 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,293 95.0 98 20.1 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Splitter 849 85.3 82 16.5 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Slider 364 84.4 17 2.9 12:00 10:30 90
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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 2,061 -8 -9 6 8 -3
2015 469 1,873 4 -12 7 5 4
2016 730 2,999 -7 -25 10 9 -13
2017 811 3,346 0 -33 20 17 4
2018 785 3,052 5 -36 17 11 -3
2019 442 1,643 9 -14 9 8 11
2020 245 975 -5 -11 3 3 -10
2021 798 3,093 -21 -34 16 11 -29
2022 687 2,636 -5 -14 4 5 -11
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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 45.0 68.0 79.6 33.4 66.1 43.2 54.9 49.0 25.0 7.3 79.4
2016 3,113 45.2 65.6 81.4 34.7 63.0 44.8 56.8 48.4 25.4 7.5 78.8
2017 3,357 47.3 67.3 80.8 27.9 58.3 42.4 60.2 46.5 25.8 6.2 78.4
2018 3,004 48.9 69.4 81.9 30.0 59.4 43.5 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 49.8 71.8 75.6 30.1 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 47.8 43.4 63.6 52.4 31.3 8.8 82.2
2022 2,636 48.9 73.1 79.4 39.8 54.5 44.0 67.7 56.0 29.3 6.8 81.6
Player 19,634 47.7 69.7 79.5 33.0 57.2 43.4 60.7 50.4 27.6 7.3 79.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 50 26 14 71 28 21 73 40 61 71 68 86 91 83 91
2016 49 47 41 41 66 9 34 44 56 66 76 69 94 85 67 68
2017 19 19 21 25 22 1 9 37 46 53 43 61 57 81 58 50
2018 21 13 16 23 37 2 30 29 7 26 80 49 74 65 34 47
2019 32 30 27 29 43 34 29 47 50 65 65 80 99 66 48 56
2020 70 60 55 51 81 19 46 55 51 88 75 85 71 83 60 52
2021 74 59 60 57 82 11 59 42 31 85 77 81 92 73 60 65
2022 70 43 45 53 84 7 32 36 48 82 98 74 99 73 58 54
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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 23.0 28 25.2 3 5 16 14 50.0
2017 22.9 29 27.7 1 22 16 14 48.3
2018 23.0 27 26.2 1 13 18 13 48.1
2019 22.6 15 14.8 0 6 13 6 40.0
2020 22.8 8 7.8 0 5 7 3 37.5
2021 23.6 20 22.8 -3 14 13 13 65.0
2022 23.5 14 14.9 -1 9 16 3 21.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 28 25 27 23 27 25 22 27 25 22 27 28 19 22 24 28 25 29 22 26 29 17 24 26 26 28 32 25 20 23 34
2017 29 27 38 25 28 28 26 30 28 21 26 30 21 22 26 29 24 35 20 27 33 24 24 34 31 28 31 22 29 27 36
2018 27 30 34 22 26 30 25 32 26 22 23 23 20 20 25 29 20 28 22 26 32 27 25 21 26 37 29 22 25 24 34
2019 15 18 13 14 17 14 14 20 13 11 17 16 7 13 10 18 10 21 10 11 19 12 12 15 15 16 22 13 17 16 19
2020 8 8 8 8 7 6 0 10 7 7 10 7 5 5 5 9 7 9 6 8 8 9 7 10 9 9 8 6 10 6 11
2021 20 24 27 17 23 27 21 26 23 21 24 23 17 16 18 26 26 21 23 20 23 22 22 24 21 24 27 20 24 21 32
2022 14 19 18 14 14 17 15 8 14 16 16 12 9 8 12 17 20 17 14 16 22 13 13 14 16 17 16 10 16 9 25
! 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 +/-  
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 0.4
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 85.2 1.6
Breaking Velocity 80.6 80.3 -0.3 82.6 2.3 81.4 -1.2 82.3 0.9 81.9 -0.4 82 0.1 84.4 2.4
Exit Velocity 87.3 88.7 1.4 87.7 -1 89 1.3 88.7 -0.3 88 -0.7 89.1 1.1 89 -0.1
Launch Angle 13.2 12.7 -0.5 11.8 -0.9 10.8 -1 13.6 2.8 13.1 -0.5 12.1 -1 12.2 0.1
Barrel % 6.3 6.6 0.3 8.2 1.6 7.4 -0.8 8 0.6 7.4 -0.6 7.1 -0.3 8.2 1.1
Hard Hit % 34.2 33.8 -0.4 33.7 -0.1 40.8 7.1 36.5 -4.3 36.9 0.4 40.9 4 38.1 -2.8
Sweet Spot % 32.1 29.9 -2.2 37.8 7.9 33.5 -4.3 40.3 6.8 34.2 -6.1 30.6 -3.6 38.3 7.7
xBA .242 .248 0.006 .272 0.024 .269 -0.003 .259 -0.01 .229 -0.03 .231 0.002 .243 0.012
BA .251 .262 0.011 .283 0.021 .264 -0.019 .282 0.018 .221 -0.061 .21 -0.011 .272 0.062
xwOBA .309 .311 0.002 .344 0.033 .333 -0.011 .328 -0.005 .291 -0.037 .29 -0.001 .287 -0.003
wOBA .318 .319 0.001 .346 0.027 .324 -0.022 .332 0.008 .283 -0.049 .265 -0.018 .304 0.039
xSLG .417 .414 -0.003 .456 0.042 .446 -0.01 .452 0.006 .386 -0.066 .381 -0.005 .384 0.003
SLG .44 .43 -0.01 .459 0.029 .436 -0.023 .454 0.018 .389 -0.065 .345 -0.044 .399 0.054
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 28.2 -1.1
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 3.9 -2.6
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 56 3.6
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 29.3 -2
In Zone % 45 45.2 0.2 47.3 2.1 48.9 1.6 45.3 -3.6 49.8 4.5 50.8 1 48.9 -1.9
Out of Zone % 55 54.8 -0.2 52.7 -2.1 51.1 -1.6 54.7 3.6 50.2 -4.5 49.2 -1 51.1 1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 33.4 34.7 1.3 27.9 -6.8 30 2.1 36.5 6.5 30.1 -6.4 32.7 2.6 39.8 7.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.7 25.6 -2.1 25.7 0.1 26.2 0.5 34.7 8.5 32.2 -2.5 34.7 2.5 37.7 3