Aaron Christopher Loup is a Major League Baseball pitcher who pitches for the Los Angeles Angels.
Previously, he played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, and New York Mets in Major League Baseball.
Loup, a native of Raceland, Louisiana, attended Hahnville High School and Tulane University, where he led his teams to three state tournament berths and a five-hit shutout.
In the ninth round of the 2009 draft, the Blue Jays selected him out of Tulane.
Loup was called up to the Blue Jays as a replacement for Luis Pérez after pitching for three years with the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor-league clubs and being selected for the 2012 Eastern League All-Star Game.
Later, the Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America named him the 2012 Toronto Blue Jays Rookie of the Year (BBWAA).
Loup went on to win his first major league game against the Detroit Tigers on April 10 after pitching 113 innings on Opening Day in 2013.
On April 12 and June 2, he collected his first two major league saves, then on June 8, following a pair of groundouts, he guided the Blue Jays to an 18-inning victory.
Loup is a southpaw whose pitching improved dramatically after coaches advised him to switch to the sidearm pitching position.
His fastball has been praised for its effectiveness against both left and right-handed batters, but he has yet to master the changeup. Loup is more of a “situational, one-inning type,” according to manager John Gibbons than a long reliever.
His “relaxed” demeanor has improved since spending time with his teammates.
How Old Is Aaron Loup?
Aaron Loup is 34 years old. He was born on December 19, 1987.