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Kyle McGowin

Kyle McGowin

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 195 | Age: 28
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 5, #157, Los Angeles Angels) - Savannah State
Southampton, NY USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 10.13 7 1 1 16.0 18 1.63
2 Seasons 0 0 8.75 12 2 1 23.2 26 1.56
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 7 0-0 10.13 16.0 18 1.63
2 Seasons 12 0-0 8.75 23.2 26 1.56

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 WSH NL 34 0 0 5.87 5 1 0 7.2 6 5 5 2 5 8 1.43
2019 WSH NL 76 0 0 10.13 7 1 1 16.0 22 19 18 7 4 18 1.63
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 45 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 40

When the Angels selected McGowin in the fifth round of the 2013 Draft as one of the seven straight pitchers the organization selected to start that Draft, the hope was that the Savannah State product could use his pitchability to make a beeline to the big leagues. A sore elbow shelved him for the second half of 2014, but once he shook the rust off, he started to show exactly that kind of polish before joining the Nationals in the December 2016 Danny Espinosa trade. McGowin struggled the following year in the upper Minors but regrouped in the Arizona Fall League, setting up a breakout 2018 campaign in which McGowin reached the Major Leagues for the first time at age 26.

McGowin lacks dominant stuff but knows how to execute a solid three-pitch mix. His fastball sits at 90-92 mph with some sink on account of his three-quarter action. His slider started to snap back into shape during his AFL stint and serves as his go-to secondary pitch, featuring a well-above-average spin rate that gives it wipeout action and induces whiffs. McGowin also throws an average changeup and is consistently around the strike zone with his entire arsenal.

McGowin's resurgence was largely tied to his improved mental approach on the mound, as he showed aggressiveness and confidence that he had struggled to channel in previous seasons. Because he has an out pitch in his slider and feel for a deep arsenal, McGowin has the chance to be a No. 5 starter, or a quality long reliever in the big leagues.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 130 21 2 9.5 91.3 15.8 .227 .488 .346 .349 .401 42.9 23.5 14.7
2019 298 53 6 11.3 91.0 9.8 .308 .599 .411 .384 .487 47.2 23.7 5.3
ALL 428 74 8 10.8 91.1 11.5 .285 .567 .391 .373 .463 45.9 23.6 8.2
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/31/2019 Washington Nationals activated RHP Kyle McGowin.
10/01/2019 Washington Nationals reassigned RHP Kyle McGowin to the minor leagues.
09/30/2019 Washington Nationals recalled RHP Kyle McGowin from Harrisburg Senators.
08/22/2019 Washington Nationals optioned RHP Kyle McGowin to Harrisburg Senators.
08/18/2019 Washington Nationals recalled Kyle McGowin from Harrisburg Senators.
07/22/2019 Washington Nationals optioned RHP Kyle McGowin to Harrisburg Senators.
07/12/2019 Washington Nationals recalled Kyle McGowin from Harrisburg Senators.
07/11/2019 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Fresno Grizzlies.
06/25/2019 Washington Nationals optioned RHP Kyle McGowin to Fresno Grizzlies.
06/23/2019 Washington Nationals recalled Kyle McGowin from Fresno Grizzlies.
06/08/2019 Washington Nationals optioned RHP Kyle McGowin to Fresno Grizzlies.
05/17/2019 Washington Nationals recalled Kyle McGowin from Fresno Grizzlies.
03/18/2019 Washington Nationals optioned RHP Kyle McGowin to Fresno Grizzlies.
09/04/2018 Washington Nationals selected the contract of Kyle McGowin from Syracuse Chiefs.
07/26/2018 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Harrisburg Senators.
05/14/2018 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
05/03/2018 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Potomac Nationals from Harrisburg Senators.
04/04/2018 Harrisburg Senators placed RHP Kyle McGowin on the 7-day disabled list.
08/21/2017 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
08/11/2017 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Potomac Nationals from Harrisburg Senators.
07/13/2017 Harrisburg Senators placed RHP Kyle McGowin on the 7-day disabled list.
06/16/2017 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Syracuse Chiefs.
04/29/2017 Syracuse Chiefs activated RHP Kyle McGowin from the 7-day disabled list.
04/04/2017 Syracuse Chiefs placed RHP Kyle McGowin on the 7-day disabled list.
12/10/2016 Washington Nationals traded 2B Danny Espinosa to Los Angeles Angels for RHP Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin.
12/10/2016 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Syracuse Chiefs.
12/10/2016 RHP Kyle McGowin roster status changed by Washington Nationals.
12/09/2016 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
09/02/2016 Salt Lake Bees activated RHP Kyle McGowin from the temporarily inactive list.
08/30/2016 Salt Lake Bees placed RHP Kyle McGowin on the temporarily inactive list.
08/17/2016 Salt Lake Bees activated RHP Kyle McGowin from the temporarily inactive list.
08/14/2016 Salt Lake Bees placed RHP Kyle McGowin on the temporarily inactive list.
05/04/2016 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Salt Lake Bees from Arkansas Travelers.
02/02/2016 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster RHP Kyle McGowin to spring training.
09/18/2014 Arkansas Travelers activated RHP Kyle McGowin from the 7-day disabled list.
07/24/2014 Arkansas Travelers sent RHP Kyle McGowin on a rehab assignment to AZL Angels.
05/28/2014 Arkansas Travelers placed RHP Kyle McGowin on the 7-day disabled list.
05/22/2014 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Arkansas Travelers from Inland Empire 66ers.
04/02/2014 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Inland Empire 66ers from Orem Owlz.
06/26/2013 RHP Kyle McGowin assigned to Orem Owlz.
06/22/2013 Los Angeles Angels signed RHP Kyle McGowin.