We’re not likely to celebrate it every May 23rd, but every big time prospect should get their one day that is theirs and theirs alone. That day is when they make their Major League debut. Today is Kevin Gausman day.
Here’s a scouting report on Gausman from Baseball Prospectus:
Gausman utilizes long arms, a high three-quarters release, and good extension to create hard downward plane on his fastball. The pitch comes with boring action and routinely sits in the mid-90s, with the ability to climb close to triple-digits (he has touched triple digits in the past). He shows comfort with the offering and can move it around the quadrants, showing no fear working inside to set up his plus to plus-plus changeup. The off-speed pitch comes with arm-side fade and late drop, mirroring the action on his fastball, and generally sits in the mid-80s with around a nine to 12 mile per hour delta from his heater.
Gausman wielded both a slider and a curve throughout his scholastic career, but he has focu...