Gausman, 24, was taken by the Orioles in the first round — fourth overall — in the 2012 draft. He has yet to live up to expectations, as he has a career 4.21 ERA with 240 strikeouts and 80 walks across 273 1/3 major league innings. However, the upside still remains and he will be under team control through 2019.
Gausman was juggled up and down between the majors and Triple-A Norfolk last season. At times, he dazzled, including an eight-inning, 10-strikeout performance in his final start of the season. Gausman was inconsistent though, allowing four-plus runs in seven of his 17 starts.