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Kevin Gausman

Kevin Gausman 39 P

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Kevin John Gausman
  • Age: 24 (January 6, 1991)
  • Birthplace: Centennial, CO
  • Bats/Throws: L/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 190
  • Draft: Round 1 (2012, BAL)
  • MLB Debut: 05/23/2013
  • School: Louisiana State
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Kevin Gausman Stats Summary

Kevin Gausman Career Stats

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Kevin Gausman Awards and Honors

Kevin Gausman  39 P

  • Full Name: Kevin John Gausman
  • Born: January 6, 1991
  • Age: 24
  • Birthplace: Centennial, CO
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 190
  • Draft: Round 1 (2012, BAL)
  • School: Louisiana State
  • MLB Debut: 05/23/2013

2014: Rated by several publications among the Top 100 prospects in baseball, including Baseball Prospectus (#10), Baseball America (#20), ESPN.com (#23) and MLB.com (#31)...Went 1-3 with a 3.32 ERA in 11 starts for Norfolk...Did not allow a run over a three-start stretch, April 20 to May 10 (14.1 IP)...Tossed a season-high 6.1 shutout innings on May 25 at Gwinnett as he earned his second Triple-A victory...Posted a 1.93 ERA in six starts at Harbor Park. Placed on the minor league DL, May 2, retroactive to April 30, with left intercostal strain...Had six stints with the O's, May 14-15, June 6-20, and 27, July 6-7 and 12-August 27, and September 1- end of season...Allowed three earned runs or fewer in 16 of his 20 starts for the O's, posting nine Quality Starts...Posted a 3.18 ERA (18 ER, 51.0 IP) in nine road starts and a 3.90 ERA (27 ER, 62.1 IP) in 11 home starts...His road ERA was the 2nd-best road mark among AL rookies (min. 8 GS)... Recorded rain-shortened 5.0-inning complete game, July 13 vs. NYY...Tossed career-high 7.1 innings, September 1 vs. MIN...Struck out career-high 7 batters on five occasions, including three starts in a row (September 1-12)... His streak of three straight starts with a least 7.0 IP and seven strikeouts was the longest by an Oriole since August 10-21, 2007 (Erik Bedard)...Made three relief appearances in the postseason, posting a 1.13 ERA (1 ER, 8.0 IP) while allowing four hits and striking out seven.
2013: Split the season between Double-A Bowie, Norfolk and Baltimore, going 6-11 with a 3.86 ERA (62 ER, 144.2 IP) in 36 games (20 starts)...Opened the year with Bowie, where he registered 49 strikeouts in 46.1 innings pitched, including a season-high 10 punchouts in his final game with the Baysox on May 17 at Trenton...Promoted to Baltimore and made his Major League debut on May 23 at Toronto, where he took the loss (5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K)...Recorded first MLB strikeout in that contest, fanning Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning...In five starts with the O's he went 0-3 with a 7.66 ERA (21 ER, 24.2 IP) before being optioned to Norfolk on June 13...Collected first MLB win on June 28 vs. New York (AL), tossing 4.1 shutout innings of relief...Optioned back to Norfolk on July 9... Pitched in seven games during his second stint with the Tides, going 1-1 with a 2.73 ERA (9 ER, 29.2 IP), 29 strikeouts and eight walks... Recalled to Baltimore on August 28 and spent the remainder of the year in the O's bullpen...Posted a 2.35 ERA (2 ER, 7.2 IP) with one walk and 13 strikeouts over his final seven relief appearances, September 13-28...Rated by Baseball America after the season as the #2 prospect in the Orioles system, and the same publication rated him as having the Best Fastball and Best Changeup among O's minor leaguers. 
2012: Pitched in six games between Class-A Aberdeen and Class-A Frederick after being chosen in the first round (4th overall) of the 2012 draft...Made six starts between the two levels, each of which was 3.0 innings in length...Registered 18 strikeouts and one walk in 18.0 innings...Made pro debut on August 6 vs. State College, retiring all nine batters he faced (two by strikeout) in 3.0 innings of work...Followed that up by yielding one hit over 3.0 shutout innings on August 12 vs. Connecticut...Yielded one hit over 3.0 shutout innings, August 30 at Salem...Allowed two hits while striking out five over 3.0 innings in a playoff start for Double-A Bowie, September 7 vs. Akron...After the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the #2 prospect in the Orioles system, as well as having the Best Changeup in the O's organization...Ranked by MLB.com as the #2 prospect in the O's system and the 37th-best prospect in all of baseball entering 2013. 
PERSONAL: Kevin John Gausman was selected by Baltimore in the first round (4th overall) of the 2012 draft...Was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers but did not sign... Attended Louisiana State University, where he was a First-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game, ABCA) and First-Team All-SEC as a sophomore in 2012...Led the SEC and finished third in the nation with 135 strikeouts during his 2012 season at LSU...Was the third Orioles first-round pick out of LSU, joining IF Mike Fontenot (2001 - 19th overall) and RHP Ben McDonald (1989 - 1st overall)...His pitching coach at LSU was former O's bullpen coach Alan Dunn (coached with Orioles from 2007-2010)...Was a two-time All-State selection at Grandview High School (CO)...Was a gold medal winner with the USA Baseball Junior National Team in 2009...His father, Clair, is a college football referee.