Kevin John Gausman...Pronounced GAWZ-min...Married his wife, Taylor, in December of 2016...They have two daughters, Sadie and Sutton...Sadie threw out the ceremonial first pitch on her dad’s Bobblehead Day on July 13, 2022...Selected fourth overall in the 2012 draft by the Baltimore Orioles behind Carlos Correa (HOU), Byron Buxton (MIN), and Mike Zunino (SEA)...Before the 2018 season, changed from his old number of 39 to 34, in honor of the late former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay...Said Halladay was his idol growing up because they both hailed from Colorado...Wears his home state pride on his left arm where he has a sleeve tattoo that includes spot color of the red and gold “C” logo that is on the Colorado state flag...Has two career immaculate innings (striking out three batters in one inning on just nine pitches): on April 23, 2018 vs. CLE and Aug. 18, 2019 vs. STL.
His career-best 2.32 FIP ranked second among all MLB hurlers (Carlos Rodón - 2.31)...Ranked 5th in the AL with 205 strikeouts and finished 11th in ERA (3.35)...Earned his first win as a Blue Jay on April 21 at BOS, tossing 8.0 scoreless innings before allowing the first batter of the ninth to reach on a hit and later score...Became the first pitcher in 2022 to pitch into the ninth inning...Had 22 strikeouts without issuing a walk in his three starts with Toronto, the most strikeouts without a walk by a pitcher in his first three games with a new team in MLB history (courtesy Elias)...Picked up his second win May 1 vs. HOU, tossing 7.0 innings of two-run ball, giving up six hits with no walks and a season-high 10 strikeouts…Became the first Blue Jay pitcher with a double-digit strikeout game in 2022...Joined Cy Young as the only pitchers since 1903 to begin a season with five straight starts with no walks and no home runs allowed (min. 20 IP)... His 41 punchouts without any walks were the second-most through the first five games of a season in MLB history (Corbin Burnes - 49K in 2021)...Twirled 6.1 innings of one-run ball in Game 1 of a doubleheader May 7 at CLE, giving up six hits with five strikeouts while walking his first batter of the season (Franmil Reyes with two out in the 4th)...Faced 136 consecutive batters to the begin the year without issuing a walk, the longest streak in franchise history (Paul Quantrill - 90 in 2001), and the third-longest streak across the Majors since 1974 (Mark Eichhorn - 146 in 1991, Dan Quisenberry - 146 in 1982)...Picked up his 4th win on May 24 at STL, tossing 6.0 shutout innings while allowing just four hits with a pair of walks and eight strikeouts...Induced a season-high 23 swing-and-misses...Tossed 7.0 shutout innings on June 27 vs. BOS, scattering four hits and a pair of walks with 10 strikeouts...Threw a season-high 110 pitches (77 strikes), the most thrown by a Blue Jays pitcher since Robbie Ray on Aug. 25, 2021 vs. CWS (111 pitches)...Was removed from his start July 2 vs. TB (1) at the end of 2.0 scoreless innings with a right ankle contusion after being hit with a line drive off the bat of Wander Franco...Became the third pitcher in Blue Jays history with 100+ K’s (106) and fewer than 20 walks (18) before the All-Star break, joining Roy Halladay (2005, 2009) and David Wells (2000)...Earned the win on Aug. 2 at TB, throwing 8.0 shutout innings with a hit, a walk and 10 strikeouts...Became the first Blue Jays pitcher to go 8+ scoreless since Alex Manoah on Sept. 13, 2021 vs. TB, and the first to do so on the road since Ryan Borucki on Sept. 17, 2018 at BAL...Recorded double-digit strikeouts for the fourth time this season and third time in his last six starts...Named AL Player of the Week for Aug. 1-7, going 1-0 with 14.0 scoreless innings pitched (7H, BB, 15K)...Was his first PotW nod...Became the 9th Blue Jays pitcher to take Player of the Week honours...Became the second pitcher in team history to tally at least 15 K’s without more than one walk across two consecutive scoreless outings, joining Brandon Morrow (April 28-May 3, 2012)...Grabbed his ninth win Aug. 19 at NYY...Scattered four hits and issued a walk over 7.0 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts... Marked his 6th scoreless outing of the season and the 3rd in his last 4 starts...Earned his 10th win Aug. 30 vs. CHC, throwing 6.0 frames of two-run ball (5H, BB, 9K, 2HR)...Took a no-decision on Sept. 26 vs. NYY, giving up two runs 6.1 innings while recording seven strikeouts...Became the second pitcher in team history to record 200 K’s in his first season as a Blue Jay (Roger Clemens - 292 in 1997)...Made his 2nd career postseason start (7th appearance) in Game 2 of the ALWC on Oct. 8 vs. SEA...Began the day with 4.0 no-hit innings and left with an 8-1 lead, but was eventually charged with four runs on five hits and a walk over 5.2 frames with seven strikeouts...The eight punchouts were one shy of the franchise’s single-game postseason record (8, done four times).
Set career-best marks in innings pitched (192.0), wins (14), quality starts (20), ERA (2.81), strikeouts (227), opponents’ batting average (.210) and WHIP (1.04)...Named a National League All-Star for the first time in his career and finished 6th in NL Cy Young voting...Among NL pitchers, ranked T-1st in games started (33), fourth in strikeouts, fifth in innings pitched, T-5th in wins, sixth in ERA, sixth in opponents’ average and seventh in WHIP...Became the fiftth Giants starter since 1995 to finish a season with a winning percentage of at least .700 and an ERA under 3.00, joining Johnny Cueto (2016), Matt Cain (2012), Tim Lincecum (2008) and Jason Schmidt (2003)...Allowed three earned runs or fewer in 29 of 33 starts overall...His 20 quality starts were tied for fourth most in the NL...His 227 strikeouts were the most by a Giants pitcher in a single season since Madison Bumgarner struck out 251 batters in 2016...San Francisco went 21-12 (.636) in his starts, going 7-7 at Oracle Park and 14-5 on the road...Opposition went 22-for-143 (.154) against him with RISP, and 10-for-68 (.147) with RISP and two outs...Made his second career Opening Day start April 1 at SEA, taking a no-decision while allowing one run on two hits over 6.2 frames (2BB, 6K)...Set a career-high with 12 strikeouts May 14 at PIT...Went six consecutive starts of allowing one run or fewer while tossing at least 6.0 innings from April 19-May 19, matching the second-longest streak of its kind for any Giants pitcher since 1893 (Christy Mathewson - 8G in 1901; Madison Bumgarner - 6G in 2016)...Named NL Pitcher of the Month for May, his first career MLB monthly honour and the first by a Giants pitcher since Madison Bumgarner in August of 2014...Across six starts, compiled a perfect 5-0 record with a 0.73 ERA and 49 strikeouts over 37.0 innings...Became the third pitcher in Giants history to record an ERA lower than 0.80 and at least 49 strikeouts in a calendar month, joining Hall of Famers Gaylord Perry (Sept., 1967) and Juan Marichal (June, 1965)...Drove in San Francisco’s game-winning run with a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Sept. 17 vs. ATL, the Giants’ first walk-off RBI by a pitcher since Madison Bumgarner on Sept. 25, 2018...The only other Giants pitcher with a walk-off RBI since 1974 was Don Robinson, on July 31, 1990...Placed on the Paternity List on Aug. 5 as he and his wife welcomed a baby girl (Sutton Clair) on Aug. 6...Sutton was named after Hall of Famer Don Sutton...Issued no more than one walk in any of his final nine starts of the season, the longest active streak among Major League starters...Appeared twice for the Giants during the NLDS against Los Angeles...Started Game 2 and took the loss (5.1 IP, 4H, 4ER, 3BB, 7K), and pitched in relief in Game 5 (0.2 IP)
Made 12 appearances (10 starts) for SF and emerged as the anchor of the starting rotation, leading the club in strikeouts (79) and quality starts (four) while finishing second behind Johnny Cueto in innings pitched (59.2)...Had one of his best years as a pro, setting personal bests in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (11.92), strikeout to walk ratio (4.94), strikeout percentage (32.2%), WHIP (career-low 1.11) and baserunners per 9.0 innings (10.0)...his .221 opponents batting average against was also the lowest of his career...Fanned 11 batters in his Aug. 15 start vs. the A's at Oracle Park, setting a new career high...it was his fourth career double-digit strikeout game...Over his last six outings, opposing hitters were held to a .157 average (16-for-102) with a .516 OPS...eight of the 16 hits allowed came in his final start vs. Colorado on Sept. 24 at Oracle Park...Opposing batters swung and missed at 33.1% of Gausman’s pitches in 2020, the seventh-highest total of any pitcher (min. 55.0ip) and the third-best in the National League behind NYM’s Jacob deGrom (40.9) and MIL’s Corbin Burnes (34.7)...His 4.94 K/BB ratio was seventh-best in the NL (min. 55.0ip)...the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks led the NL at 8.00.
Split his seventh big league campaign between Atlanta and Cincinnati.... Was on the Braves' injured list twice, from March 28-April 4 with a right shoulder tendinitis and from June 11-July 20 with right foot plantar fasciitis.... On August 5 was claimed off waivers from Atlanta.... Made his Reds debut on August 8 vs. Chicago-NL...was his first relief outing since May 6, 2015 for Baltimore at New York-NL, snapping a streak of 128 consecutive starts.... Recorded at least two strikeouts in 10 of his 15 appearances with the Reds, including a season-high six strikeouts on August 18 vs. St. Louis that featured an Immaculate Inning.... In perfect 8th and 9th innings on August 18 vs. St. Louis struck out all six batters, the most strikeouts by a Reds reliever in a game in 2019...in the 9th became the fifth documented pitcher in Reds history to throw an Immaculate Inning (three batters, three strikeouts, nine pitches), the first since Drew Storen on April 18, 2017 vs. Baltimore and one of six Major Leaguers to do it in 2019 (Chris Sale twice, Josh Hader, Thomas Pannone, Stephen Strasburg, Chris Martin).... On December 2, was not tendered a contract for the 2020 season and became a free agent.
Split the season between Baltimore and Atlanta, joining the Braves in a midseason trade that sent the righty and RHP Darren O'Day to the National League in exchange for minor leaguers INF Jean Carlos Encarnacíon, C Brett Cumberland, RHP Evan Phillips, LHP Bruce Zimmermann and international signing slots on 7/31 ... Made 10 starts for Atlanta after being acquired, and went 5-3 with a 2.87 ERA (19 ER/59.2 IP) ... His five wins with the Braves were the most for an Atlanta pitcher acquired in-season since 2000, when Andy Ashby went 8-6 over 15 turns with Atlanta after being acquired from Philadelphia... Milt Pappas went 10-8 after the Braves acquired him in 1968 to set the Atlanta ERA record...Pappas, Ashby and Doyle Alexander (6-6 in 1986) are the only Atlanta pitchers with more wins than Gausman after being acquired in-season ... The Braves starting rotation went 19-16 with a 3.13 ERA (114 ER/327.1 IP) in 58 games after adding Gausman…The ERA was the fourth best in baseball ... Made 31 starts, and has at least 30 starts in three consecutive seasons…Combined to go 10-11 with a 3.92 ERA (80 ER/183.2 IP) and 148 strikeouts ... Went undefeated at SunTrust Park, going 3-0 with a 2.81 ERA (10 ER/32.0 IP) in five starts... Atlanta won each of his five starts ... The five-game winning streak marks the longest career-opening stretch of team wins in a pitcher's home starts for Atlanta since 2008, when the Braves won each of Jair Jurrjens' first eight starts ... Made his Braves debut, 8/4 at NYM...Took the loss after allowing six hits and three runs over 5.0 innings in Atlanta's 3-0 defeat ... Made his SunTrust Park debut, 8/10 vs. MIL, and allowed six hits and just one run over 8.0 innings...Fanned eight without walking a batter ... Became the first Braves pitcher to toss 8.0 innings in his home debut since Matt Wisler held NYM to one run over 8.0 frames on 6/19/15 at Turner Field ... Fell three outs shy of his first 9.0-inning complete game...The last Braves pitcher to throw a complete game in his home debut was Andy Ashby, who tossed a four-hitter to beat NYM, 1-0 on 7/23/90 ... Collected his first career hit, 8/15 vs. MIA ... Appeared in one game during the NLDS vs. LAD, tossing 2.0 innings of relief during Game 3.
Prior to the 2018 season, changed his number to No. 34 to honor the late Roy Halladay, his childhood hero and fellow Coloradan...Made a team-leading 34 starts, his 34 starts were a career high and were tied with Chris Archer for the most in the majors...Ejected for the first time in his career on 5/3 at BOS after hitting Xander Bogaerts...Made 18 starts against AL East opponents, finishing with a 7-5 record and a 3.24 ERA (36 ER/100.0 IP), 43 walks and 87 strikeouts...The Orioles went 11-7 in his 18 starts against the division...From 7/19 through the end of the season, went 6-5 with a 2.70 ERA (26 ER/86.2 IP) with 91 strikeouts in 14 starts...His 2.70 ERA was the seventh-lowest in the majors during that stretch...Five of his seven scoreless outings were during the stretch...Went 4-0 in six starts in the month of July, his four wins were tied for second-most in the AL in July...Had 45 strikeouts in the month of July to rank seventh in the AL...Had four-straight Quality Starts from 7/19-8/4...In those starts, had a 0.65 ERA (2 ER/27.2 IP) with nine walks and 32 strikeouts...Had nine starts in which he struck out eight-or-more batters...Went 5-2 with a 1.19 ERA (8 ER/60.1 IP) with a 0.96 WHIP and eight of the nine starts were Quality Starts...Made 17 starts at home and went 4-5 with a 4.61 ERA (49 ER/95.2 IP), 38 walks and 102 strikeouts...Opponents averaged .271 (102-for-377) with 18 home runs at Oriole Park...Made 17 road starts and went 7-7 with a 4.75 ERA (48 ER/91.0 IP), 33 walks and 77 strikeouts...Won three-straight road decisions (8/14-9/13)...Opponents hit .295 (106-for-359) with 11 home runs on the road...Opponents hit .492 (31-for-63) with five home runs on a 0-0 count...Lead-off hitters averaged a lineup-high .359 (33-for-92) with two home runs...Had a 6.35 ERA (24 ER/34.0 IP) in the first inning...The 24 runs were an inning-high and the most in any inning in his career...Issued a career-high 71 walks and walked a season-high six batters on 6/11 at NYY to tie his career-high.
Began the season on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain (retroactive to 3/25)...Made three rehab starts between Class A-Advanced Frederick, Double-A Bowie, and Triple-A Norfolk, combining to post a 3.27 ERA (4 ER/11.0 IP)... Made a career-high 30 starts and logged a career-high 174 strikeouts...Led the club with a career-high 18 Quality Starts... Among qualifying AL starting pitchers, ranked 12th in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (8.72)... Posted a career-high, fve-game winning streak (8 18-9 14), in which he went 5-0 with a 1.59 ERA (7 ER/39.2 IP), 40 strikeouts, and fve Quality Starts in six outings during that span...Did not surrender a run over three straight outings (19.0 IP) from 8/23-9/3... Logged a career-high fve straight Quality Starts (8/23-9/14), going 4-0 with a 0.82 ERA (3 ER/33.0 IP) and 32 strikeouts in that span...His 0.82 ERA from 8/23-9/14 was the second-lowest mark among qualifying pitchers (min. 20.2 IP) in the majors (lowest among qualifying AL pitchers)... Went 5-7 with a 3.31 ERA (34 ER/92.1 IP) and 84 strikeouts in 15 starts (nine Quality Starts) against the AL East...Did not surrender a run over three straight outings (21.0 IP) against AL East opponents from 8/28-9/14, going 3-0 with 23 strikeouts and three Quality Starts in that span...Received 82 runs of support in his 30 starts (4.11 run support average)...Received one run or less of support in 12 of 30 starts... Went 6-2 with a 2.67 ERA (23 ER/77.2 IP) in 12 home starts (eight Quality Starts) and opponents batted .235/.282/.389 against him at home...Went 3-10 with a 4.32 ERA (49 ER/102.0 IP) and 109 strikeouts in 18 road starts (10 Quality Starts) ...On 9/3 vs. NYY, tossed 6.0 scoreless innings in a 2-0 win...He also threw 7.0 scoreless innings on 8/28 at NYY...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last pitcher to start against the Yankees and not allow a run in two straight appearances was Oakland's RHP Scott Sanderson in May 1990...Improved his record to 1-5 and Tampa Bay's RHP Matt Andriese fell to 6-1 in the Orioles' 5-0 win over the Rays in Game 1 of a doubleheader on 6/25...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked just the third time in Major League history that a starting pitcher who entered the game 0-5 or worse defeated a starter who had been 5-0 or better...On 5/10/1879, RHP Harry McCormick (0-5) of the Syracuse Stars defeated RHP Will White (5-0) of the Cincinnati Reds...On 7/15/1954, in Game 1 of a doubleheader, RHP Bob Buhl (0-7) of the Milwaukee Braves defeated RHP Bob Milliken (5-0) of the Brooklyn Dodgers... With his win on 6/25, against Tampa Bay in Game 1 of a doubleheader, he snapped a streak of 12 consecutive starts (4/25-6/20) in which he did not earn a win as a starter, going 0-5 with a 4.37 ERA (33 ER/68.0 IP) and six Quality Starts in those 12 outings... Did not factor in the decision over fve straight outings from 4/30-5/21, posting a 2.84 ERA (10 ER/31.2 IP) with four Quality Starts in that span...His ERA in that stretch ranked 12th among qualifying American League pitchers (minimum 19.0 IP)... Started on 10/2 at NYY and earned the win after allowing just two earned run over 7.1 innings as the Orioles clinched an appearance in the 2016 AL Wild Card Game
Recorded a career-high 103 strikeouts, his first Major League season with at least 100 strikeouts...Struck out a career-high 10 batters over a career-high 8.0 innings on 9/30 vs. TOR (G2)...The 10 strikeouts matched an Orioles season-high (also, RHP Miguel Gonzalez, 4/14 vs. NYY)...Struck out a career-high 10 batters over a career-high 8.0 innings of work on 9/30 (G2) vs. TOR (W, 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 10 K, 1 HR)...Surpassed the 100-pitch threshold for a career-high four consecutive outings, 8/12-28...Went 3-2 with a 4.39 ERA (26 ER/53.1 IP) in 14 outings (eight starts) against the AL East...Allowed 12 runs (including five home runs) in the first inning, the most runs he surrendered among any other inning...Went 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA (13 ER/53.1 IP) in 11 appearances (eight starts) at home...Posted a Quality Start in seven of his eight home starts, going 3-1 with a 1.97 ERA (11 ER/50.1 IP) and holding opponents to a .205 batting average in those eight outings...Went 1-6 with a 6.10 ERA (40 ER/59.0 IP) in 14 road games (nine starts)...With his win on 8/1 vs. DET, snapped a streak of 12 consecutive starts (8/22/14-7/27/15) in which he did not earn a win as a starter, going 0-5 with a 3.65 ERA (28 ER/69.0 IP) and four Quality Starts in those 12 outings...As a starter, went 3-7 with a 4.22 ERA (47 ER/100.1 IP) over 17 starts (eight Quality Starts)...In those 17 outings, he posted a 8.07 strikeout per 9.0 IP ratio (90 K/100.1 IP), while averaging 16.6 pitches per inning...As a reliever, went 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA (6 ER/12.0 IP) in eight appearances out of the bullpen...He recorded 13 strikeouts and held opponents to a .239 batting average in those outings...Last made an appearance as a reliever on 5/6 at NYM (1.0 IP, 2 K)...From 6/20-10/4, finished second among Orioles pitchers in strikeouts (90), and he led all Orioles starting pitchers in strikeout- to-walk ratio (3.75), strikeouts per batter faced (.215), and strikeouts per 9.0 IP (8.07)...Did not factor in the decision over six consecutive starts (9/6/14-7/2/15), posting a 2.04 ERA (8 ER/35.1 IP), while holding opponents to a .226 batting average in those games...Went 0-2 with a 2.82 ERA (7 ER/22.1 IP) in six minor league starts this season between Class A-Advanced Frederick, Double-A Bowie, and Triple-A Norfolk (including rehab)...Last started for the Tides on 7/17 at Charlotte (ND, 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 8 K)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis on 5/8...Made three Major League rehab starts between Class A-Advanced Frederick and Double-A Bowie, going 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (5 ER/8.1 IP) and 10 strikeouts.
Allowed three earned runs or fewer in 16 of his 20 starts for the Orioles, leading to 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 starts)...Recorded a rain-shortened 5.0-inning complete game on July 13 vs. NYY...Tossed a season-high 7.1 innings on Sept. 1 vs. MIN...His streak of three straight starts with at least 7.0 IP and seven strikeouts was the longest by an Oriole since Erik Bedard did so from Aug. 10-21, 2007...Made three postseason appearances, all in relief, pitching to a 1.13 ERA (1 ER/8.0 IP) with seven strikeouts.
Had three stints with the Orioles; May 23-June 13, June 24-July 9 and August 28-end of the season... Went 0-3 with a 7.66 ERA (24.2IP, 21ER) in five starts and 3-2 with a 3.52 ERA (23.0IP, 9ER) in 15 relief appearances (11.3K/9 out of pen)... Made ML debut, May 23 @TOR (L, 5.0IP, 7H, 4ER, 2BB, 5K, HR) Recorded first ML strikeout in the 1st inning, punching out Edwin Encarnacion... Tossed career-high 6.0IP, June 2 vs. DET... Struck out career-high 6, June 8 @TB... Collected first career win (4.1 relief IP), June 28 vs. NYY... Struck out career relief-high five in 2.0 scoreless IP, September 18 @BOS... Posted a 2.35 ERA (7.2IP, 2ER, BB, 13K) in his final seven relief appearances, September 13-28... Posted a combined 3.51 ERA (82.0IP, 32ER) and 82 strikeouts in 16 games (15 GS) with Triple-A Norfolk (8G/7GS) and Double-A Bowie (8GS)... Named the O's #2 prospect by Baseball America following the season... Named a top 100 overall prospect in baseball by Baseball Prospectus (10), ESPN.com (23) and MLB.com (31)
Signed in July and made his pro debut with Class-A Aberdeen, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings over two outings (H, 5K) ... Made three starts for Class-A Frederick (0-1, 6.00 ERA, 9.0IP, 10H, 6ER, BB, 8K) ... Held right-handed hitters to a .160/.192/.320 line in 25 at-bats against with the Keys ... Tossed 3.0 scoreless in his start in Game 3 of 1st Round of the Eastern League Playoffs, September 7 vs. Akron (2H, 5K) ... Enters 2013 as the Orioles' #2 ranked prospect by Baseball America