30 Facts About Aaron Loup


Aaron Christopher Loup was born on December 19,1987 and is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.

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Aaron Loup previously played in MLB for the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and New York Mets.

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Aaron Loup was drafted by the Blue Jays out of Tulane in the ninth round of the 2009 draft.

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Aaron Loup was later voted the 2012 Toronto Blue Jays Rookie of the Year by the Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

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Aaron Loup is a southpaw whose pitching drastically improved after coaches told him to become a sidearm pitcher.

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Aaron Loup's fastball has been noted as particularly effective against both left- and right-handed batters, but he continues to struggle with a changeup.

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Aaron Loup was born on December 19,1987, in Raceland, Louisiana.

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Aaron Loup played baseball at Hahnville High School, where he led the Hahnville Fighting Tigers to four state playoff appearances.

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Aaron Loup then attended Tulane University, where he majored in digital design and played for the Tulane Green Wave from freshman year until his junior year, when he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Aaron Loup had shown a strong performance playing for the Tulane Green Wave and was the second Green Wave player to be drafted.

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In 2012, Aaron Loup joined the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Aaron Loup was one of eight pitchers in the bullpen for the Blue Jays' 2014 opening day.

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Aaron Loup took the loss in the Blue Jays' second game of the 2015 season.

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Aaron Loup experienced ineffectiveness throughout the season, posting an ERA over 5.

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Aaron Loup began the 2016 season on the disabled list with a left forearm flexor strain.

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Aaron Loup accepted a minor league assignment the following day.

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On July 31,2018, Aaron Loup was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Jacob Waguespack.

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On February 17,2019, Aaron Loup signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres.

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Aaron Loup spent the majority of the season on the injured list following an elbow injury, and appeared in only four early-season games.

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On February 11,2020, Aaron Loup signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Aaron Loup made his second appearance in the postseason after 2015 as the Rays won the AL East.

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Aaron Loup pitched a scoreless inning in the deciding game of the American League Wild Card Series against the Blue Jays, and made four scoreless appearances in the American League Champion Series against the Houston Astros, helping the Rays advance to the 2020 World Series.

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On Opening Day with the Mets, while playing the Phillies, Aaron Loup forced in a run by hitting Bryce Harper with a pitch while the bases were loaded.

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Aaron Loup was brought in specifically to pitch against his fellow left-hander Harper.

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Aaron Loup made his debut with the team on April 7,2022, in a game against the Houston Astros, pitching one inning and striking out one in relief of Shohei Ohtani.

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Aaron Loup struggled at first with pitching until minor league pitching instructor Dane Johnson and Dunedin pitching coach Darold Knowles told him to lower his arm and become more of a sidearm pitcher.

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Aaron Loup can throw a low-90s "breaking" fastball that is just as effective against right-handed batters as left-handed ones.

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Aaron Loup went on the paternity list for the Blue Jays on August 23,2013, but was called back on August 26 due to the three-day paternity list limit.

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Aaron Loup has been known to fish and hunt with a gun in the off-season.

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Aaron Loup is known for having a quiet and reserved personality, but says that he has become "a little more comfortable" with his teammates by spending time and "connecting" with them, which he says contributes to his success.

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