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 3.35 31 31 0 174.2 205 1.24
10 Seasons 76 82 3.93 267 228 0 1352.0 1366 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 31 12-10 3.35 174.2 205 1.24
10 Seasons 267 76-82 3.93 1352.0 1366 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 3.94
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
Player 19781 3433 257 7.5 5.1 88.5 119.4 12.2 34.6 .251 .419 .313 .313 .388 37.0 24.5 6.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .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
(48.8%) ,
Split Finger
(34.8%) ,
Slider
(14.5%) ,
Changeup
(1.9%) ,


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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
Player 43.8 23.1 26.3 6.8 33.4 38.9 27.6 4.0 31.8 23.1 26.7 5.5 7.5 5.1
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 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 Changeup TOR R 52 84.5 31.1 -0.1 0 8.5 -5.4 -39
2022 Splitter TOR R 969 85.2 33.1 0.2 1 15.2 2.8 23
2022 Slider TOR R 404 84.4 35.1 -1.9 -5 1.1 -5.6 -83
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 1,358 95.0 13.1 1.0 7 10.5 3.4 47
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 Slider SF R 186 82.0 39.2 -1.0 -2 1.9 -5.6 -74
2021 4-Seamer SF R 1,583 94.6 14.2 0.0 0 10.4 3.3 46
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 -1.8 -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 29
2018 Changeup ATL R 94 82.0 29.2 -3.7 -11 13.2 0.0 0
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 1,756 93.6 16.1 -0.4 -3 11.3 4.0 55
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 -1.0 -2 1.9 -4.6 -70
2017 Sinker BAL R 1 90.4 24.3 1.5 6 17.7 3.2 22
2017 4-Seamer BAL R 2,146 94.9 14.1 -0.7 -5 14.1 6.0 74
2017 Splitter BAL R 693 85.0 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
2016 4-Seamer BAL R 1,876 95.3 10.5 2.2 18 12.1 3.5 40
2016 Changeup BAL R 58 85.0 19.6 -8.6 -30 13.3 0.1 1
2016 Splitter BAL R 575 85.1 28.1 -1.7 -6 14.4 2.3 19
2016 Sinker BAL R 133 94.8 14.0 -3.8 -21 16.2 1.5 10
2016 Slider BAL R 408 80.3 43.0 2.1 5 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 -0.2 -2 1,358 48.8 342 .333 .483 .371 16.3 18.4 17.7 .296 .511 .359 50.4
2022 Splitter -1.5 -14 969 34.8 292 .192 .293 .241 44.5 43.2 25.1 .169 .225 .198 23.0
2022 Slider 1.2 5 404 14.5 68 .323 .446 .343 36.7 13.2 13.2 .296 .402 .305 29.3
2022 Changeup 2.2 1 52 1.9 23 .227 .364 .313 31.6 30.4 24.1 .200 .311 .242 20.0
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 -3.5 -9 270 27.7 75 .097 .139 .126 49.0 54.7 31.3 .096 .120 .120 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 -1.6 -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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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 49 84.4 76 11.4 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,357 95.0 98 20.1 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Splitter 889 85.3 83 16.5 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Slider 401 84.4 18 3.1 12:15 10:30 105
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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 756 3,112 -7 -23 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 -14 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 -19 4 6 -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 45.1 64.9 81.7 34.8 62.9 44.6 56.8 48.4 25.4 7.4 78.2
2017 3,357 47.3 67.2 80.9 27.9 58.2 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 43.4 57.2 49.3 24.7 7.5 76.5
2019 1,671 45.2 73.9 76.7 36.6 56.8 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 71.5 77.3 32.7 47.8 43.4 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 81.5
Player 19,781 47.7 69.5 79.7 33.1 57.1 43.4 60.8 50.4 27.7 7.2 79.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 51 27 14 71 29 21 73 39 61 71 68 86 91 83 91
2016 47 46 37 33 66 7 21 44 57 66 76 69 94 85 68 69
2017 19 19 21 25 22 1 9 37 46 53 43 61 56 81 58 50
2018 21 13 16 23 37 2 30 29 7 26 80 49 75 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 60 60 57 82 11 59 41 31 85 77 81 92 73 60 65
2022 71 45 50 54 85 7 35 35 45 83 97 75 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 22.9 28 27.6 0 5 19 14 50.0
2017 22.9 29 27.7 1 22 16 14 48.3
2018 23.0 27 26.1 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 23.3 15 17.0 -2 10 17 4 26.7
Player 23.0 142 143.8 -2 75 103 67 47.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 28 28 30 26 29 28 25 30 28 24 30 30 22 23 26 31 28 32 24 29 31 18 25 28 27 31 34 27 22 25 37
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 29 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 22 21 24 23 17 16 18 26 26 21 23 21 23 22 22 24 21 24 28 20 24 21 31
2022 15 21 20 17 17 19 17 11 15 17 18 13 11 9 13 20 21 21 17 18 24 15 15 16 19 17 20 13 18 11 28
Player 142 156 170 129 147 151 128 159 139 123 148 142 103 108 123 162 136 167 122 140 170 127 130 148 148 162 172 123 145 130 196
! 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 12.6 -0.6 11.8 -0.8 10.8 -1 13.6 2.8 13.1 -0.5 12.1 -1 12.2 0.1
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 8.1 1
Hard Hit % 34.2 33.7 -0.5 33.7 0 40.8 7.1 36.5 -4.3 36.9 0.4 40.9 4 38.5 -2.4
Sweet Spot % 32.1 31.5 -0.6 37.8 6.3 33.5 -4.3 40.3 6.8 34.2 -6.1 30.6 -3.6 38.1 7.5
xBA .242 .25 0.008 .272 0.022 .269 -0.003 .259 -0.01 .229 -0.03 .231 0.002 .242 0.011
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 .314 0.005 .344 0.03 .333 -0.011 .328 -0.005 .291 -0.037 .29 -0.001 .285 -0.005
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 .421 0.004 .456 0.035 .446 -0.01 .452 0.006 .386 -0.066 .381 -0.005 .38 -0.001
SLG .44 .43 -0.01 .459 0.029 .436 -0.023 .454 0.018 .389 -0.065 .345 -0.044 .4 0.055
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 28.3 -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 55.9 3.5
Whiff% 25 25.4 0.4 25.8 0.4 24.7 -1.1