Former LSU Tiger Pitcher Kevin Gausman has signed with the Baltimore Orioles. Gausman tweeted around 4:30 this afternoon, Happy to be the newest member of the Baltimore Orioles organization!!! Living my dream!! #GoBirds!
The Tiger Ace, went 12-2 for LSU with an ERA of 2.77. He struck out 135 batters, and walked just 28!
"Kevin Gausman is one of the premier power pitchers in all of college baseball," Orioles scouting director Gary Rajsich said the night the team drafted the right-hander. "He's pitched at a high level in front of a lot of people every Friday night for the past two years and very successfully. He has a power arm and power arsenal that he commands, and we're excited to have him."
Scouting reports say his fastball sits from 94 to 96 mph and touches 98. He throws a two-seam fastball in the low 90s and has a very solid changeup.