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Aaron Loup PBlue Jays

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.13 1.33 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date12-19-1987
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.82012
0.42013
0.62014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2012 TOR 24 33 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 0 2 0 1 0 0 117 26 10 9 0 34 2 2 0 21 2.64 1.87 2.69 7.2 0.8
2013 TOR 25 64 0 69.3 0.0 69.3 4 6 2 4 0 0 282 66 23 19 5 93 13 9 7 53 2.47 3.35 4.38 3.5 0.4
2014 TOR 26 71 0 68.7 0.0 68.7 4 4 4 5 0 0 283 50 25 24 4 82 30 25 6 56 3.15 3.86 3.86 5.4 0.6
Career1680168.70.0168.781261000682142585292094536131302.773.293.8616.11.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 BLJ Rk 13 0 16.3 2.23 143 .239 .240 .318 .352 .250 .390 95 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.5
2010 LNS A 35 5 73.3 5.02 103 .250 .257 .332 .384 .256 .366 113 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9
2011 DUN A+ 48 0 65.7 5.39 89 .257 .266 .330 .388 .257 .319 106 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 TOR MLB 33 0 30.7 2.69 142 .203 .251 .320 .416 .265 .277 104 7.4 0.8 7.2 0.8
2012 NHP AA 37 0 45.3 3.88 114 .258 .259 .329 .393 .261 .318 102 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2013 TOR MLB 64 0 69.3 4.38 100 .252 .257 .320 .403 .268 .299 102 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2014 TOR MLB 71 0 68.7 3.86 111 .234 .250 .314 .381 .260 .246 105 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2009 BLJ Rk 2 1 3 13 0 16.3 17 3 19 0 59% .390 9.4 1.7 0.0 10.5 1.23 3.87 5.3 0.5
2010 LNS A 3 2 2 35 5 73.3 79 22 73 4 45% .366 9.7 2.7 0.5 9.0 1.38 4.54 8.6 0.9
2011 DUN A+ 4 3 5 48 0 65.7 67 27 56 6 48% .319 9.2 3.7 0.8 7.7 1.43 4.66 1.2 0.1
2012 TOR MLB 0 2 0 33 0 30.7 26 2 21 0 57% .277 7.6 0.6 0.0 6.2 0.91 2.64 7.2 0.8
2012 NHP AA 0 3 3 37 0 45.3 46 14 43 4 51% .318 9.1 2.8 0.8 8.5 1.32 2.78 6.8 0.7
2013 TOR MLB 4 6 2 64 0 69.3 66 13 53 5 61% .299 8.6 1.7 0.6 6.9 1.14 2.47 3.5 0.4
2014 TOR MLB 4 4 4 71 0 68.7 50 30 56 4 56% .246 6.6 3.9 0.5 7.3 1.17 3.15 5.4 0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 434 0.5599 0.4009 0.8448 0.5144 0.2565 0.8880 0.7347 0.1552
2013 1021 0.5230 0.4594 0.7996 0.5768 0.3306 0.8799 0.6460 0.2004
2014 1064 0.4539 0.4267 0.7687 0.5797 0.2995 0.8429 0.6494 0.2247
Career25190.50020.43550.79430.56730.30470.86570.66270.2029

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-02 2011-04-16 Minors 14 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-08-14 2010-10-04 Minors 51 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $512,400
2013 TOR $494,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$494,200
2011Current$512,400
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,006,600
3 yrTotal$1,006,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 83 d1 year/$0.5124M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5124M (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4942M (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Toronto 7/13/12.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2009 (9-280) (Tulane). $0.1M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 75.1 64 19 56 7 .259 1.10 3.29 3.58 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 68.5 63 18 51 7 .274 1.19 3.69 4.01 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 63.8 62 18 47 7 .285 1.25 3.99 4.33 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 60.0 61 18 45 7 .294 1.31 4.24 4.61 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 56.4 60 17 42 7 .302 1.37 4.49 4.88 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 52.9 58 17 39 7 .311 1.42 4.73 5.15 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 49.3 57 16 37 6 .320 1.49 5.00 5.44 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 45.1 55 16 34 6 .331 1.56 5.32 5.79 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 39.6 51 15 29 6 .346 1.67 5.78 6.28 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000055.75917417.3001.354.454.840.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
23% 37% 19% 23% 69%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152731058061571549649.2801.173.433.738.42.27.20.90.9
20162821045048491140749.2921.254.204.569.22.17.51.30.2
20172931054057531448649.2841.173.633.958.32.27.50.90.7
20183021047050501238649.2891.254.054.409.12.26.91.10.3
20193121046048481139649.2891.223.784.118.92.07.31.10.5
20203221043046471136649.2961.263.984.339.22.27.01.20.3
20213321040043441034549.2981.264.034.389.22.17.11.00.3
2022342103804142933549.2991.254.064.419.32.07.31.10.3
2023352103503739928549.3021.314.234.609.62.26.91.20.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.98.510.282.34.934.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Chris Resop 2009 0.00 DNP
2 92 Darren O'Day 2009 2.15
3 89 Cory Wade 2009 5.53
4 88 Ramon Troncoso 2009 3.27
5 88 Brian Wilson 2008 4.62
6 87 Daniel Herrera 2011 5.59
7 87 Freddy Dolsi 2009 5.06
8 86 Sam Demel 2012 9.00
9 86 Tony Pena 2008 4.71
10 86 Robbie Weinhardt 2012 0.00 DNP
11 85 Kanekoa Texeira 2012 0.00 DNP
12 85 Todd Coffey 2007 6.53
13 85 Luke Gregerson 2010 3.45
14 84 Alberto Arias 2010 0.00 DNP
15 84 Mark Melancon 2011 3.39
16 84 Warner Madrigal 2010 0.00 DNP
17 83 Brandon League 2009 4.82
18 83 Jesse Chavez 2010 6.32
19 83 Chris Britton 2009 0.00 DNP
20 82 Franquelis Osoria 2008 6.38
21 82 Jose Arredondo 2010 0.00 DNP
22 82 Jonathan Albaladejo 2009 6.03
23 82 Hunter Jones 2010 0.00
24 82 Dan Jennings 2013 3.76
25 81 Jose Capellan 2007 6.58
26 81 Steve Cishek 2012 3.53
27 81 Cole St. Clair 2013 0.00 DNP
28 80 Kam Mickolio 2010 7.36
29 80 Blake Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
30 80 Jose Mijares 2011 5.69
31 80 Jay Marshall 2009 13.50
32 80 Cody Eppley 2012 3.91
33 80 Jerry Blevins 2010 3.70
34 80 David Aardsma 2008 5.92
35 80 Jeremy Berg 2013 0.00 DNP
36 80 Tanner Scheppers 2013 2.47
37 80 Scott Maine 2011 10.29
38 80 Romulo Sanchez 2010 0.00
39 80 Jeff Gray 2008 7.71
40 79 Shawn Kelley 2010 3.96
41 79 Josh Wilkie 2011 0.00 DNP
42 79 Joe Thatcher 2008 8.77
43 79 Erik Hamren 2013 0.00 DNP
44 79 Josh Edgin 2013 3.77
45 79 Joe Paterson 2012 37.12
46 79 Craig Hansen 2010 0.00 DNP
47 78 Mitch Herold 2012 0.00 DNP
48 78 Ryan Webb 2012 4.48
49 78 Cory Gearrin 2012 1.80
50 78 Kevin Jepsen 2011 7.62
51 78 Josh Ellis 2011 0.00 DNP
52 78 Edgmer Escalona 2013 6.26
53 78 Greg Holland 2012 2.96
54 78 Nick Vincent 2013 2.14
55 78 Miguel Socolovich 2013 0.00 DNP
56 78 Frank Gailey 2012 0.00 DNP
57 78 Sean Stidfole 2010 0.00 DNP
58 78 Fernando Hernandez 2011 0.00 DNP
59 78 Andrew Albers 2012 0.00 DNP
60 78 Juan Gutierrez 2010 5.40
61 78 Lucas Luetge 2013 5.59
62 78 Randor Bierd 2010 0.00 DNP
63 78 Logan Ondrusek 2011 3.67
64 78 Jose De La Torre 2012 0.00 DNP
65 78 Adam Liberatore 2013 0.00 DNP
66 77 David Davidson 2010 0.00 DNP
67 77 Garrett Parcell 2011 0.00 DNP
68 77 Osiris Matos 2011 0.00 DNP
69 77 Ryan Reid 2011 0.00 DNP
70 77 Chris Ray 2008 0.00 DNP
71 77 Dan Runzler 2011 6.91
72 77 Evan Meek 2009 3.45
73 77 Ryan Madson 2007 3.05
74 77 Corey Young 2013 0.00 DNP
75 77 Brandon Kintzler 2011 5.52
76 77 Vinnie Pestano 2011 2.32
77 77 Andrew Bailey 2010 1.47
78 77 Matt Gorgen 2013 0.00 DNP
79 77 Zech Zinicola 2011 0.00 DNP
80 77 Sam Freeman 2013 2.19
81 77 Trey Barham 2012 0.00 DNP
82 77 Ross Wolf 2009 0.00 DNP
83 77 Henry Mabee 2012 0.00 DNP
84 77 Josh Lindblom 2013 5.46
85 77 Andrew Cashner 2013 3.50
86 77 Chris Petrini 2013 0.00 DNP
87 77 Chad Thall 2012 0.00 DNP
88 76 Brad Thompson 2008 5.29
89 76 Rob Wooten 2012 0.00 DNP
90 76 Javy Guerra 2012 2.60
91 76 Rafael Perez 2008 3.66
92 76 Matt Reynolds 2011 4.26
93 76 Ty'Relle Harris 2013 0.00 DNP
94 76 Enrique Gonzalez 2009 4.91
95 76 Mark Worrell 2009 0.00 DNP
96 76 Jaye Chapman 2013 0.00 DNP
97 76 David Mixon 2011 0.00 DNP
98 76 C.J. Wilson 2007 3.42
99 76 Brandon Sisk 2012 0.00 DNP
100 76 Clay Zavada 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .202 .272 .225 .186
11 vs R (Multi) .290 .314 .443 .280
18 Split (Multi) -.088 -.042 -.218 -.094
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .200 .286 .220 .192
31 vs R (2013) .295 .321 .455 .286
38 Split (2013) -.095 -.036 -.235 -.094
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 One of the most pleasant surprises in the organization last year, Loup reached Toronto in the second half and proved to be valuable in left-on-left matchups in the later innings. A ninth-round pick out of Tulane in 2009, Loup offers a straight low-90s fastball, a slurvy slider, and a deceptive, jerky delivery that is particularly difficult for left-handed hitters to track. He doesn't have the stuff to profile in the later innings, but he could have a few years of solid sixth- and seventh-inning work in his future.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 17, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-17
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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/13Chris Mosch2014-06-13
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/13Ben Lindbergh2014-06-13
The Lineup Card: 9 Unexpected Storylines of the Season to DateBaseball Prospectus2014-06-12
Overthinking It: May in Catcher FramingBen Lindbergh2014-06-04
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/16Chris Mosch2014-05-16
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/16Ben Lindbergh2014-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week SevenMauricio Rubio2014-05-15
Overthinking It: Catcher Framing: The Season So FarBen Lindbergh2014-05-07
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Aaron Loup has thrown 2,601 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph) and Curve (78mph).