The Book on Kevin Gausman
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Kevin Gausman / RHP, BAL
Centennial, CO, USA
20 | 3/11/2014
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (7/28/2014): #32
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #31
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #29
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #20
Baseball Prospectus: #10
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
The Dodgers liked righthander Kevin Gausman a lot back in 2010, but he turned down an above-slot offer to go to LSU instead. Picked up again in 2012 by the Orioles, he's looking just as promising now as he was then: a solid pitcher with a big fastball and promising (though inconsistent) breaking stuff who could develop quickly. He's a bit of a high-risk / high-reward player for the Orioles, but when you're trying to compete in the AL East, you have to take a few chances. So far, he's looking like a very good gamble indeed: he's one of the fastest risers on every pitching chart in the business.
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News and Notes
5/15/2014 by DataBoy
Kevin Gausman was called up from the minors on only three day's rest in order to start Wednesday's game against the Pirates. The surprise callup had predictable results, as Gausman was battered for five runs on six hits and two walks over just four innings of work. More discouragingly, he showed some of the same struggles on the inner half of the plate that clouded his debut last season, and the new added pressure of being thrust back into MLB probably won't help with that. Whatever Baltimore is doing here is odd, to say the least.
5/28/2013 by KDaddy
Kevin Gausman was burned by the long ball again on Tuesday, lasting only four innings against the Nationals while giving up seven runs on three homers. FP Santangelo speculated on the Orioles broadcast that Gausman may be tipping his pitches, but whether that's true or not, he's certainly not keeping MLB hitters very off-balance.
5/23/2013 by KDaddy
Kevin Gausman showed flashes of greatness, but ended up merely semi-decent, losing his MLB debut to the Blue Jays after surrendering four runs on seven hits over five innings of play. Gausman walked two and struck out five. He's likely to stick in the rotation for awhile, meaning we should get to see how he handles himself at the plate against the Nationals next week.
5/22/2013 by DataBoy
Kevin Gausman, drafted just last year, will join the Orioles and make his first MLB start on Thursday against the Blue Jays, according to multiple reports. While VP Dan Duquette said just last week that Gausman wasn't an option for the short term, and the team still hasn't confirmed it officially, it looks increasingly likely that the team won't ignore the fact that Gausman has been their best minor league starter since the day he suited up.
5/11/2013 by KDaddy
Through his first six minor league starts, Baltimore prospect Kevin Gausman has racked up 32 strikeouts against a single walk (8K/9, 1.07 WHIP). That's by far the best ratio among qualified minor league starters. Gausman is looking like he could be a big boost to the feisty Orioles as a midseason callup.
3/28/2013 by KDaddy
Kevin Gausman, who had an outside shot at a rotation job with the Orioles to open the season, will toe the rubber every fifth day in AA Bowie instead. A hot start will have him with the big club by midseason; a so-so one will signal September.