Aaron Loup

Aaron Loup

34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Aaron Loup in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $17 million contract with the Angels in November of 2021. The deal includes a $7.5 million club option for 2024 with a $2 million buyout.
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PLos Angeles Angels
September 18, 2022
Loup saved Saturday's 2-1 win against the Mariners, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.
ANALYSIS
With Jimmy Herget and Jose Quijada struggling in September and Ryan Tepera working Friday, manager Phil Nevin turned to Loup to close out Saturday's one-run win. The 34-year-old retired the heart of Seattle's lineup in order on 12 pitches, though he did allow hard contact in the form of two lineouts. Loup holds a 3.96 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season but has been better recently with a 2.25 ERA in 16 innings across 16 appearances since the calendar flipped to August. Look for Loup and Tepera to lead Los Angeles' closer committee to finish the campaign, at least until one of them falters.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
12
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Aaron Loup generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Aaron Loup generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .204 222 48 15 40 6 0 2
Since 2020vs Right .218 348 83 27 67 17 1 6
2022vs Left .238 92 20 9 19 2 0 1
2022vs Right .233 168 32 13 35 12 0 3
2021vs Left .167 93 20 5 14 1 0 1
2021vs Right .211 125 37 11 23 3 1 0
2020vs Left .219 37 8 1 7 3 0 0
2020vs Right .184 55 14 3 9 2 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-49%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-60%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.64 1.09 71.2 4 6 1 8.5 2.8 0.4
Since 2020Away 2.26 1.05 67.2 5 1 0 8.4 2.7 0.7
2022Home 5.14 1.57 28.0 0 4 1 8.0 4.2 0.3
2022Away 2.64 1.04 30.2 0 1 0 7.9 2.6 0.9
2021Home 0.57 0.76 31.2 4 0 0 9.7 2.3 0.3
2021Away 1.44 1.16 25.0 2 0 0 8.3 2.9 0.0
2020Home 2.25 0.83 12.0 0 2 0 6.8 0.8 0.8
2020Away 3.00 0.83 12.0 3 0 0 9.8 2.3 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Aaron Loup compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.36
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
3.4
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
91.2 mph
 
ERA
3.84
 
WHIP
1.30
 
BABIP
.306
 
GB/FB
1.93
 
Left On Base
54.0%
 
Exit Velocity
80.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.4%
 
Spin Rate
2183 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.0%
 
Swinging Strike
11.4%
 
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Over the first seven years of his career, Loup recorded a 3.49 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, useful, but far from dominant with only 299 strikeouts in 322.2 innings. However, his performance was trending downward until he missed almost all of 2019 with an elbow injury. Over the past two seasons, Loup has posted a 1.43 ERA and 0.91 WHIP, despite a pedestrian 18.8% K-BB%. They key has been allowing just four homers in 81.2 innings, including just one last season in 56.2 frames, helping to explain his .95 ERA. The Angels signed Loup to a two-year, $17 million contract which is late-inning money. However, while his skills are serviceable, he's likely to get exposed. Raisel Iglesias is entrenched as closer, relegating Loup to leagues scoring holds, as his lack of strikeouts limits allure in standard 5x5 or points-league scoring.
Loup was a steady veteran presence for the Rays' relief corps last season, ranking third on the team with 24 appearances and collecting four holds. He held a 3.95 ERA on Aug. 24 but settled in to close out the regular season on a strong note, yielding only one earned run over his final 11 outings. The southpaw finished with his best ERA (2.52) since 2013 while registering a career-best 0.84 WHIP, albeit over a small sample size. Loup isn't going to wow anyone with his low-90s fastball, and his 22.9 K% was acceptably unimpressive. Where he excelled was in limiting walks (4.2 BB%) and hard contact (24.2 Hard%). The 33-year-old also shrugged off MLB's new rule limiting lefty specialists; he held right-handers to a .192 average, though all three homers against him came from righties. Loup signed a one-year deal with the Mets and projects to be their top lefty reliever.
Loup is a serviceable lefty reliever. Feel free to move along. He made 59 appearances last season between Toronto and Philadelphia, totaling 39.2 innings. The results on the field certainly weren't great, but Loup struck out more than a batter per inning (24 K%) and trimmed his walk rate from 2017 by more than three percentage points (to 7.7%). In the end, his FIP was 3.61. He held same-handed hitters to a .341 SLG (zero home runs allowed, 92 batters faced) and .302 wOBA. Right-handed hitters beat up on Loup and his future should be as a strict LOOGY. Lefty specialists hold plenty of real-world value to major-league teams, but they rarely gain relevance in fantasy leagues. Even in leagues counting holds, Loup's appeal is minimal. There should be better options.
Loup opened the 2016 season on the DL and the results were generally poor following his return, with Loup eventually admitting that he returned several weeks too soon. With better health in 2017, Loup was able to get back to being a viable big-league reliever. Walks were a bigger issue than ever before (4.5 BB/9), but Loup limited the damage from the free passes with a 10.0 K/9 and a big reduction in home-run rate (0.62 HR/9, down from 1.26 in 2016). He got better as the season wore on, posting a 2.73 ERA and .302 wOBA with one hit batsman in 26.1 innings after the All-Star break (4.60 ERA, .328 wOBA, five hit batsman in the first half). Opposing hitters had trouble squaring Loup up, as evidenced by his 22.3 percent hard-hit rate. He could take on more late-inning work in the Blue Jays' bullpen this year and thus has some appeal in leagues that count holds.
An injury quickly derailed Loup's season early in 2016: He hit the disabled list on Opening Day with soreness in his throwing elbow and experienced a setback soon after his recovery began. Once healthy, the 29-year-old notched 26 strikeouts over (20 appearances) while managing a 1.83 ERA at Triple-A Buffalo. While there, he issued just three walks and limited lefties to a .188 average. Unfortunately for Loup, that success didn't translate to his subsequent 21 appearances in the majors. However, he has been successful at the MLB level (3.24 ERA with 191 strikeouts over 225.1 big league innings). With Brett Cecil headed to free agency, Loup could be in for a career-high workload in 2017.
After three strong seasons in a row, Loup regressed a bit in the bullpen. From 2012 to 2014, Loup held a 2.77 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP while holding a 130:45 K:BB ratio in 168.2 innings. Last season, Loup put up a 4.46 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 46:7 K:BB ratio. While he reduced his walk totals significantly, going from a 3.9 walks per nine innings rate to 1.5, he gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings, more than double the next-highest single-season rate of his career. Loup finds himself as one of the rare lefties in the Toronto bullpen; however, he gave up an identical .275 batting average to both left-handed and right-handed hitters, albeit with all six of his home runs surrendered to right-handed hitters. Loup should slot in as one of the team's middle relievers and one of the two lefties in the bullpen, barring an addition in free agency.
Loup has been a steady option in the Toronto bullpen since getting his first taste of the big leagues in 2012. Lefties couldn't touch him last season, as he held them to a .154/.237/.322 line. Most of his value comes from getting hitters to pound the ball into the ground (career 56.8 GB%), but prior to 2014, Loup demonstrated excellent control. Although he was used to pick up four saves last season, it remains to be seen if the Jays trust him enough against right-handed batters to give him a regular opportunity to close. Working with a three-pitch mix that includes a low-90s fastball, slider and changeup, Loup figures to take on a similar matchup role in the seventh and eighth innings for the Jays in 2015.
Loup followed up his impressive rookie season with another strong year in 2013. He was dominant enough against lefties to finish with a 2.47 ERA, despite surrendering a .286/.321/.455 line to right-handers. Loup wasn't strictly used as a lefty specialist, but may ultimately be best suited to that role. While he doesn't have overpowering stuff (6.9 K/9 in 2013), he also doesn't allow many walks (1.7 BB/9). Loup is all but assured of a spot in the Toronto bullpen, and with the team now boasting some excellent right-handed relievers, it won't be surprising if a higher proportion of Loup's work comes against lefties.
Loup was called up from Double-A in July after numerous injuries to the Toronto pitching staff forced their hand. Pitching 30.2 innings, he recorded a 2.64 ERA, walking only two batters while not allowing any home runs. Loup will be given an opportunity in spring training to earn a spot in the bullpen and could step into a lefty specialist role if Darren Oliver retires.
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Reinstated by Angels
PLos Angeles Angels
August 29, 2022
Loup (personal) was reinstated from the restricted list Monday.
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Moves to restricted list
PLos Angeles Angels
Personal
August 26, 2022
Loup (personal) was placed on the restricted list Friday.
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Tagged with loss Thursday
PLos Angeles Angels
July 15, 2022
Loup (0-3) took the loss against Houston on Thursday, allowing an unearned run on one hit in the 10th inning.
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Notches hold Sunday
PLos Angeles Angels
June 20, 2022
Loup earned a hold by striking out the side in a perfect inning against Seattle on Sunday.
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Tagged with loss Wednesday
PLos Angeles Angels
May 12, 2022
Loup (0-2) took the loss against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits over one inning. He struck out two.
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