Aaron Loup, Relief Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays, #62
Date of Birth: 12/19/1987
Birthplace: Raceland, Louisiana
College: Tulane University
Current Salary: $1,125,000
Aaron Loup, relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, was drafted by the Blue Jays in 2009 while in his junior year at Tulane University. He played in the Blue Jays' minor league system from 2009 through 2011.
In 2012, Loup split his time between the Blue Jays and the minors. He pitched in 33 games with the Blue Jays and he finished with no wins to 2 losses and a 2.64 ERA in 30.2 innings. He also played in 37 games in the minors. His efforts with the Blue Jays earned him their 2012 Rookie of the Year award.
Loup had two good seasons with the Blue Jays in 2013 and 2014. He had a career low ERA of 2.47 and a career high 69.1 innings pitched in 64 games in 2013. The following season, he had career highs in games played (71), strikeouts (56 to 30 walks), and saves (4) in 68.2 innings. He finished the 2014 season with a 3.15 ERA. He didn't do as well in 2015, finishing with a 4.46 ERA in 42.1 innings in 60 games.
Loup started the 2016 season on the DL with a forearm strain. He pitched in just 21 games with the Blue Jays, finishing with a 5.02 ERA in 14.1 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Loup through 2016 include:
- 249 games played
- 225.1 innings pitched
- 10-17 win-loss record
- 6 saves
- 191 strikeouts to 56 walks
- 3.24 ERA