Kevin Gausman didn't secure a steady spot in the Orioles' rotation until after the All-Star break, and even when he did, he wasn't a reliable producer for Fantasy owners. In 17 starts, Gausman turned in a 4.22 ERA, even though he was a fair strikeout pitcher with good control. He was prone to extra-base hits, allowing a .441 slugging percentage as a starter. A former fourth overall pick, Gausman still has a great deal of potential, but standard mixed league owners should not plan on investing anything more than a late-round pick on him.
Gausman underwent LASIK surgery three days after the season ended, and will no longer need prescription glasses in 2016, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports. This probably won't directly improve anything other than the young pitcher's style, but there are reasons to be bullish on him heading into 2016. Much has been made about the Orioles mishandling the talented righty, but that won't be an option next year, as Gausman is basically a lock to be in the rotation all year. He averaged 95.2 mph on his fastball in 2015, and still has the overall repertoire to be at least a No. 3 starter.
Orioles starter Kevin Gausman allowed five runs on five hits, walking three and striking out five over five-plus innings of a 7-0 loss to Boston on Friday night. Gausman (3-7, 4.49 ERA) was effective for five innings, but ran into trouble in the sixth, departing after putting three men on base without retiring a batter. Those three came around to score and it turned into a disappointing outing for the Orioles' young hurler. He maintains a very high ceiling, but he'll need to be more consistent to take the next step.
Orioles starter Kevin Gausman allowed four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and one walk in Sunday's loss to the Rays. Gausman was not as sharp as his last two starts (one run allowed in 11 innings). It seems Gausman is much more comfortable at home (2.38 ERA) than away (6.00 ERA).
The Orioles have announced their weekend rotation at Tampa Bay to include left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on Saturday and Kevin Gausman on Sunday, per Britany Ghiroli of Orioles.com.
Orioles starter Kevin Gausman was solid in his outing against the Red Sox on Monday. The young right-hander fired six innings of scoreless ball, allowing two hits and four walks while striking out seven in the 2-0 victory. Gausman (3-6, 4.15 ERA) struggled with his control in this one, but did a good job of avoiding any serious damage and keeping his team in the game. Over his last five starts, Gausman is 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA.