5 free agents the St. Louis Cardinals should pursue
Kevin Gausman pitched in 33 games for the San Francisco Giants in 2021 going 14-6 in 192 innings and throwing 227 strikeouts.
The right-hander relies on a four-seam fastball, a split-finger fastball, a change-up and a slider. The four-seamer goes 94.6 mph with a 98% active spin and 14.2-inches of vertical drop. The changeup averages 83.8 mph with a 93% active spin and 27.3 inches of vertical drop. The splitter averages 83.6 mph with 73% active spin and 37 inches of vertical drop. The slider averages 81.9 mph with 19% active spin and 39.7 inches of vertical drop.
Gausman would be a good mid-rotation option for the Cardinals with the ability to go several innings and throw strike. After last season, Cardinal fans know pitching is something you can never have too much of as you go deep into the season.