Jon Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that the Baltimore Orioles are on the cusp of promoting prized 1st round pitching prospect Kevin Gausman from Double A Bowie. Gausman is rumoured to be the starter for Thursday’s contest against division rival Toronto Blue Jays.
Kevin Gausman expected to make MLB debut Thursday for Orioles, sources tell FOXSports.com. @mlbonfox
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 22, 2013
The fresh faced 22-year old was the fourth overall pick in the 2012 amateur baseball draft and is currently ranked by Baseball America as the 26th best prospect in baseball. Gausman has made only 13 professional starts over two seasons with the Orioles affiliates. Gausman has spent this season with the Bowie Baysox posting a 2-4 record with a respectable 3.11 earned run average on a team that is .500 with a 21-21 record.
Gausman has averaged a strikeout an inning in his professional career fanning 62 hitters in 61.1 innings pitched. The Orioles are starving for pitching with the inju...