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Kevin Gausman | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: LSU
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Gausman gave up nine hits and two runs over six innings Thursday in the Orioles’ loss to the Tigers.
He registered four strikeouts and didn’t walk anyone over his 97 pitches. Gausman was hit hard in this one though he kept the damage to a minimum by allowing just two runs, both on solo shots by Jeimer Candelario and Miguel Cabrera. That’s been a problem for the right-hander, who has now served up six homers in only four starts this season. Gausman will look to get back on track Monday against the Indians. Apr 18 - 5:09 PM

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Kevin Gausman allowed three runs in six innings and earned a win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He notched seven strikeouts, walked three batters and surrendered six base hits, including a solo home run by Aledmys Diaz. Gausman wasn't on top of his game -- it took him 106 pitches to complete six frames -- but he earned a quality start and took home the victory. He now owns a 1-1 record with a 6.60 ERA after three starts. He has fanned 15 batters in 15 innings of work.
Apr 11 - 11:03 PM

Kevin Gausman allowed two runs over five-plus innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday.

It looked like Gausman was in some serious trouble after the first three batters reached in the first inning, but he managed to escape with just one run scoring. The Yankees got to him for another run in the third via an RBI single from Aaron Judge, but otherwise he hung in there in a tough matchup. Gausman allowed five hits and two walks on the night while striking out five and hitting a batter. All in all, it was nice to see after he was hit hard in his season debut against the Twins. He’ll try to keep it going when he faces the Blue Jays at home next week.
Apr 7 - 2:02 AM

Kevin Gausman allowed six runs in four innings in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.

Gausman was able to strike out five, but he gave up seven hits, and three of those were homers. It's an inauspcious start to the year for the Baltimore right-hander, who struggled for the majority of the 2017 season. He's very tough to trust as more than a streaming option at this point, and will try to rebound from this one on Friday against the Yankees.
Apr 1 - 4:02 PM

Kevin Gausman blanked the Cardinals for five innings Thursday to improve to 2-1 this spring.

Gausman's velocity has been down some this spring, though reports suggested it was better today. He's been focusing some on a sinker instead of his usual four-seamer, which could be why his arm strength has been a little slow in coming. He's still a decent bet for modest mixed-league value this year, though he doesn't have a ton of upside while pitching in Camden Yards and the AL East.
Mar 15 - 4:11 PM

Kevin Gausman punched out five batters while firing three perfect frames in a 4-2 win over the Phillies on Saturday.

He threw 19 pitches, all strikes. It was a nice bounce-back effort after getting shelled in his first outing. It was a tale of two halves for Gausman last year. He struggled badly in the first half and was excellent down the stretch. He had a 2.70 ERA in his last 14 starts.
Mar 3 - 7:10 PM

Kevin Gausman (eye) remains on track for his next scheduled start on Saturday.

Excellent news. Gausman was forced to exit Monday's start against the Tigers after suffering a cut near his left eye in a collision with Jeimer Candelario, but he's feeling good just one day later. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
Feb 27 - 12:58 PM

Kevin Gausman passed his concussion test and didn't require any stitches for the cut near his left eye.

Gausman was involved in a collision with Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario while covering home plate on Monday, but fortunately he managed to avoid serious injury. He initially felt some soreness with his back, but he's fine now. He's scheduled to work out on Tuesday and should be ready to make his next start, but any sort of delay would just be precautionary.
Feb 27 - 8:35 AM

Kevin Gausman suffered a cut near his left eye in a collision with Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario on Monday.

Gausman collided with Candelario while backing up second base in the second inning. He believes Candelario's helmet brim hit him in the face, which caused the cut. Gausman told reporters that his back is a little sore, but it sounds like things could have been a lot worse.
Feb 26 - 3:16 PM

Kevin Gausman exited Monday's game against the Tigers in the second inning after being involved in a collision while backing up home plate.

Gausman backed up home plate on an RBI single from Leonys Martin and apparently collided with Jeimer Candelario, who was in the on-deck circle. Orioles trainer Brian Ebel was checking Gausman's face for a while, with Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun noting that he might have been given a concussion test. The Orioles should pass along an update soon, but hopefully it was just a precautionary exit. Gausman threw a scoreless first inning, but ended up being charged with five runs on six hits and one walk.
Feb 26 - 1:43 PM

Kevin Gausman is experimenting with a new two-seamer grip which he learned from new teammate Andrew Cashner.

"I started tinkering with a different sinker grip and it’s been feeling really good," explained Gausman. "We also have a really good sinker guy right now in Cashner to kind of talk to and he has his ways that he does it. It’s nice to have a new guy to ask questions to." Gausman largely abandoned his sinker last season, but he's looking for ways to improve his arsenal. On a related note, Gausman feels more prepared after throwing earlier than normal and incorporating all of his pitches. Fantasy owners will have to hope that the extra preparation makes a difference. Gausman had an up-and-down year in 2017 while posting a 4.68 ERA over 34 starts.
Feb 26 - 1:11 PM

Orioles and RHP Kevin Gausman avoided arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year, $5.6 million contract.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports passed along the contract information. The two sides had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday, with Gausman asking for $6.225 million and the Orioles countering with $5.3 million, but they ultimately settled for a little under the midpoint. He can reportedly earn more via incentives. As a Super Two player, Gausman still has two years of arbitration remaining.
Feb 13 - 11:36 AM

Kevin Gausman has an arbitration hearing scheduled against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Gausman is still hopeful that something can be worked out in order to avoid a hearing. There's a pretty decent gap between the two sides, as Gausman asked for $6.225 million and was offered $5.3 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. He made $3.45 million in 2017 in what was largely an uneven campaign.
Feb 13 - 9:01 AM

Kevin Gausman requested $6.225 million and was offered $5.3 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

Gausman is arbitration eligible for the first time. He went 11-12 with a 4.68 ERA in 34 starts last year and was much better in the second half of the season than the first.
Jan 12 - 7:11 PM

Kevin Gausman worked seven innings of one-run ball in his final start of the season Sunday against the Rays.

But the Orioles' offense managed zero runs against Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay bullpen in the eventual 6-0 loss. Gausman struck out nine and did not issue a walk, though Curt Casali popped him for a go-ahead solo shot in the bottom of the fifth. Gausman, 26, finishes the 2017 season with an 11-12 record, 4.68 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and 179/71 K/BB ratio in 34 starts covering 186 2/3 innings.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 05:57:00 PM

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