Kevin McGovern


#20 KEVIN MCGOVERN – LHP

Height: 6-3        Weight: 220

Bats: Left          Throws: Left

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Resides: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

High School: Archbishop Ryan (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

College: Philadelphia University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – “Rams”)

Draft: N/A

Born: 5/22/89    Opening Night Age: 27

Classification: LS-2

 

Career Highlights: Sixth season of professional baseball and second with the Goldeyes…re-signed by the Goldeyes on 1/11/17…originally acquired by the Goldeyes on 1/27/16 along with Conor Spink and a player to be named later in exchange for Luis Alen and Logan Vick…member of the Goldeyes 2016 American Association championship team…career 22-18 record with a 4.35 ERA in 85 games, 60 of them as a starting pitcher…five career complete games, including two shutouts…four games finished in career…401.1 career innings pitched, allowing 414 hits, 140 walks, and 40 home runs…392 career strikeouts for an average of 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings…has held the leadoff batter to a .244 average as a professional…played at Philadelphia University from 2009-11…combined 8-12 with a 3.72 ERA for the Rams in 30 games…struck out 149 in 159.2 innings pitched…Marketing major…also played at La Salle University (“Explorers”) in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 2008

 

2016

Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): 8-3 with a 3.56 ERA for the Goldeyes in 21 games, all of them starts…pitched three complete games, including one shutout…129.0 innings pitched, allowing 117 hits, 41 walks, and 12 home runs…struck out 125…finished 12th in the American Association in ERA, second in strikeouts, sixth in innings pitched, and eighth in opponent’s batting average (.243)…125 strikeouts also rank third all-time on the Goldeyes’ single-season list…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 16 of 21 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 18 of them…pitched at least 6.0 innings in 15 of 21 starts…walked two batters or less in 16 of 21 starts, and walked three batters or less in 18 of them…had 10 starts with seven or more strikeouts…struck out nine and allowed one earned run in 6.1 innings while taking a no-decision in start on 5/31 vs. Sioux Falls…started and won on 6/27 at St. Paul, allowing three earned runs in 8.0 innings while striking out seven…struck out 11 and picked up the win while allowing four earned runs in 6.0 innings during start on 7/18 vs. St. Paul…started and took the loss on 7/24 at Kansas City, allowing three earned runs in 6.1 innings while striking out 10…pitched complete game, two-hitter at Gary SouthShore on 8/6, allowing two earned runs in 9.0 innings with eight strikeouts while picking up the win…pitched complete game, two-hit shutout on 8/17 vs. St. Paul, striking out six in 7.0 innings…pitched 7.0 shutout innings on three days of rest, allowing one hit and striking out eight to earn the win on 8/21 at Sioux City…started and took no-decision on 8/26 vs. Sioux City, allowing two earned runs in 6.2 innings while striking out seven…struck out seven and allowed two earned runs in 6.0 innings while taking a no-decision in start at St. Paul on 8/31…pitched complete game two-hitter vs. Fargo-Moorhead on 9/5, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings and striking out nine…win clinched the American Association wild card for the Goldeyes…helped the Goldeyes win the American Association championship…1-1 with a 3.44 ERA in three playoff starts…started and took no-decision in Game Three of the American Association Division Series on 9/10 at St. Paul, striking out nine over 7.0 shutout innings…started and won the title-clinching Game Five of the American Association Championship Series on 9/19 at Wichita, allowing two earned runs in 6.0-plus innings while striking out five

 

2015

Lincoln (American Association/Ind.): 5-8 with a 5.01 ERA for the Saltdogs in 20 games, all of them starts…pitched 127.2 innings, allowing 138 hits, 53 walks, and 15 home runs…struck out 103…tied for sixth in the American Association in strikeouts and ranked 12th in innings pitched…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 10 of 20 starts and allowed more than four earned runs in only six of them…walked three or fewer batters in 14 of 20 starts…struck out six or more batters in a start nine times…pitched at least 6.0 innings in 18 of 20 starts and at least 5.0 innings in all of them…pitched into the seventh inning or later in a start eight times…started and earned the win on 5/24 at Kansas City, allowing three earned runs in 6.0 innings and striking out seven…struck out seven and allowed one earned run in 7.0 innings during start on 5/29 at Amarillo while taking a no-decision…started and took no-decision on 6/14 at Wichita, pitching 8.0 shutout innings with seven strikeouts…allowed two earned runs and struck out four in 7.1 innings during start on 6/20 vs. Joplin while taking no-decision…earned win in start at Gary SouthShore on 6/27, allowing one unearned run in 6.0 innings and striking out four…struck out eight and allowed one earned run in 6.0 innings in start vs. Grand Prairie on 7/12 while picking up the win…struck out six and allowed two earned runs in 7.0 innings in start on 8/30 vs. Sioux Falls while taking a no-decision…took no-decision in start at Winnipeg on 9/5, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts

 

2014

Lincoln (American Association/Ind.): 3-3 with a 4.22 ERA in 10 games for the Saltdogs, all of them starts…threw one complete game, a shutout…64.0 innings pitched, allowing 69 hits, 17 walks, and four home runs…struck out 60…allowed three or fewer earned runs in six of 10 starts, and allowed more than four earned runs in only three of them…struck out six or more batters in seven of 10 starts…pitched at least 6.0 innings in six of 10 starts and at least 5.0 innings in nine of them…pitched a complete game shutout on 7/16 at Trois-Rivieres, allowing six hits and striking out seven in 9.0 innings…earned win in start vs. Amarillo on 7/2, allowing two earned runs in 7.2 innings and striking out four…took no-decision in start vs. Grand Prairie on 8/2, pitching 8.0 scoreless innings and striking out 10…struck out six and allowed two earned runs in 6.0 innings in start vs. Wichita on 8/12 while earning the win…took loss in start at Wichita on 8/18, allowing three earned runs in 7.0 innings and striking out six…helped Saltdogs reach American Association Championship Series…made two starts in the playoffs, going 0-1

 

Trinidad (Pecos/Ind.): 5-2 with a 3.81 ERA for the Triggers in nine games, all of them starts…threw one complete game…54.1 innings pitched, allowing 55 hits, 20 walks, and four home runs…struck out 90…ranked 11th in the Pecos League in ERA and fourth in strikeouts…allowed three or fewer earned runs in six of nine starts…struck out 10 or more batters in five of nine starts, and struck out seven or more batters in all of them…walked three or fewer batters in seven of nine starts…pitched at least 5.0 innings in eight of nine starts…won five consecutive starts from 6/9-7/5…struck out 10 or more batters in five consecutive starts from 6/9-7/5…made first career start on 5/14 at Raton, striking out eight in 4.0 shutout innings while taking a no-decision…allowed three earned runs and struck out nine in 5.2 innings during start on 5/29 vs. Las Vegas while taking the loss…earned first career win as a starting pitcher on 6/9 vs. Santa Fe, allowing one unearned run in 7.2 innings and striking out 11…struck out 11 and allowed six earned runs in 5.0 innings during start on 6/15 vs. Las Vegas while earning the win…earned win in start at Raton on 6/25, striking out 15 and allowing two earned runs in 8.0 innings…started Pecos League All-Star Game for Northern Division on 6/30, allowing one earned run in 1.0 inning while taking a no-decision…struck out 11 and allowed five earned runs in 6.0 innings during start on 7/5 vs. Raton while picking up the win…8-for-23 (.348) as a hitter with three runs scored, two doubles, and five RBI…had 7-game hitting streak from 5/29-7/5 (8-for-20, .400)…hit safely in seven of nine games…had one multi-hit game…collected first professional hit on 5/29 vs. Las Vegas going 1-for-2…picked up first career RBI on 6/4 vs. Las Vegas while going 1-for-2 with a double

 

2013

Rockland (Can-Am/Ind.): Made two relief appearances for the Boulders…0-0 record…allowed four earned runs on five hits in 0.2 innings pitched…struck out one

 

2012

Road Warriors (Frontier/Ind.): Made 23 relief appearances for the Road Warriors during rookie professional seasons, going 1-2 with a 5.26 ERA…finished four games…25.2 innings pitched, allowing 30 hits, nine walks, and one home run…struck out 13…did not allow an earned run in 15 of 23 relief appearances and allowed more than one earned run in only four of them…pitched more than 1.0 inning in six of 23 relief appearances…made professional debut on 6/28 vs. Windy City, facing one batter…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/14 at Windy City…earned first career win on 7/26 at Lake Erie, allowing one earned run and striking out one in 2.0 relief innings…struck out one in 1.2 scoreless relief innings on 7/31 at Gateway…pitched 3.1 scoreless relief innings and struck out three on 8/30 at Rockford

 

Rick Forney on Kevin McGovern: I’m very pleased to have Kevin back in our rotation for 2017.  In my opinion, he was the best left-handed starter in the American Association in 2016.  Kevin really matured as a pitcher last year, and we are very excited to watch him continue to develop.