Aaron Loup
P | B/T: L/L | 5' 11" 210LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 9, #280, Toronto Blue Jays | Tulane
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 2 4.66 34 0 0 29.0 33 1.38
11 Seasons 21 24 3.15 505 2 6 436.2 416 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 34 0-2 4.66 29.0 33 1.38
11 Seasons 505 21-24 3.15 436.2 416 1.21

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 723 127 5 3.9 2.7 86.4 112.2 4.0 29.9 .248 .366 .337 .298 .367 33.9 24.7 3.8 4.46 3.64
2016 28 261 40 3 7.5 4.8 86.0 108.9 7.9 47.5 .293 .474 .358 .358 .431 30.0 24.2 6.5 5.02 5.60
2017 29 1008 166 5 3 1.9 84.6 116.2 5.8 31.3 .215 .307 .316 .280 .314 27.1 24.2 10.9 3.75 3.32
2018 30 714 121 5 4.1 2.7 86.9 108.4 6.2 38.8 .256 .384 .348 .318 .378 27.3 24.0 7.7 4.54 4.30
2019 31 53 7 0 0 0 83.9 101.5 -2.1 28.6 .148 .190 .250 .215 .228 42.9 35.7 7.1 0.00 2.01
2020 32 341 66 6 9.1 6.3 86.9 110.8 11.0 34.8 .243 .418 .273 .312 .375 33.3 22.9 4.2 2.52 4.13
2021 33 833 141 3 2.1 1.4 88.1 110.1 9.1 34.0 .227 .302 .229 .274 .324 37.6 26.1 7.3 0.95 3.13
2022 34 524 85 7 8.2 5.3 90.8 111.3 10.2 41.2 .287 .506 .330 .372 .463 38.8 24.8 8.3 4.66 5.32
Player 4457 753 34 4.5 2.9 86.9 116.2 7.2 35.1 .244 .368 .308 .305 .363 32.4 24.7 7.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Loup relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(49.4%) ,
Cutter
(39.7%) ,
Changeup
(8.8%) ,
Curveball
(2.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 59.1 11.8 25.2 3.9 33.9 34.6 31.5 5.5 44.9 13.4 26.8 3.9 3.9 2.7
2016 40.0 17.5 37.5 5.0 22.5 35.0 42.5 5.0 32.5 17.5 32.5 5.0 7.5 4.8
2017 56.0 19.3 22.3 2.4 29.5 41.6 28.9 7.2 38.6 20.5 25.3 3.0 3.0 1.9
2018 51.2 20.7 23.1 5.0 25.6 45.5 28.9 4.1 41.3 19.0 25.6 5.0 4.1 2.7
2019 57.1 14.3 28.6 0.0 42.9 28.6 28.6 14.3 42.9 14.3 28.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
2020 43.9 19.7 30.3 6.1 28.8 34.8 36.4 13.6 30.3 24.2 16.7 6.1 9.1 6.3
2021 53.2 18.4 26.2 2.1 29.1 41.1 29.8 7.8 34.8 22.7 28.4 4.3 2.1 1.4
2022 43.5 27.1 25.9 3.5 36.5 34.1 29.4 5.9 24.7 18.8 32.9 9.4 8.2 5.3
Player 51.9 18.9 25.6 3.6 30.0 39.0 30.9 6.9 36.8 19.4 26.7 4.8 4.5 2.9
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Curveball LAA L 11 75.9 48.3 -1.5 -3 15.7 2.1 15
2022 Sinker LAA L 259 91.6 29.3 2.1 8 19.0 2.5 15
2022 Cutter LAA L 208 85.1 35.0 -2.7 -8 0.2 -0.1 95
2022 Changeup LAA L 46 80.7 44.2 1.9 4 17.9 3.2 22
2021 Sinker NYM L 432 92.4 28.6 1.3 5 19.5 2.0 11
2021 Cutter NYM L 274 84.7 36.9 -1.5 -4 1.1 0.1 9
2021 Curveball NYM L 55 75.6 47.3 0.0 0 19.3 0.4 2
2021 Changeup NYM L 72 79.9 45.8 1.5 3 17.4 3.5 25
2020 Curveball TB L 35 77.6 46.6 -0.3 -1 16.4 1.6 11
2020 Changeup TB L 30 80.6 44.2 0.1 0 18.6 2.4 15
2020 Cutter TB L 106 85.4 35.3 -0.5 -2 0.0 -0.1 -106
2020 Sinker TB L 170 92.0 28.7 -0.4 -1 19.7 2.0 11
2019 Sinker SD L 23 91.7 28.2 -2.7 -9 19.0 1.4 8
2019 Cutter SD L 19 84.4 37.1 -3.4 -10 0.1 -1.3 -91
2019 Curveball SD L 8 76.1 54.5 2.8 5 16.3 5.9 56
2019 Changeup SD L 3 79.2 47.9 0.3 1 19.1 0.2 1
2018 Cutter PHI L 116 84.0 39.2 -0.7 -2 1.2 -0.3 -19
2018 Sinker PHI L 466 92.0 29.0 -1.2 -4 19.9 1.5 8
2018 Changeup PHI L 61 79.7 46.0 -0.2 0 18.0 2.7 18
2018 Curveball PHI L 68 75.9 56.5 5.2 10 17.8 2.6 17
2017 Sinker TOR L 651 92.0 28.1 1.1 4 18.5 1.4 8
2017 4-Seamer TOR L 7 92.8 17.0 1.2 7 15.4 4.2 37
2017 Changeup TOR L 143 79.7 44.1 -0.6 -1 17.0 1.2 7
2017 Curveball TOR L 103 77.2 50.2 1.5 3 18.2 2.9 19
2017 Cutter TOR L 103 85.3 34.0 -0.3 -1 0.1 -0.6 -131
2016 Sinker TOR L 173 91.7 25.4 -1.0 -4 19.0 2.2 13
2016 Changeup TOR L 37 80.8 42.3 3.4 9 19.6 3.9 25
2016 Slider TOR L 50 76.2 56.1 11.1 25 11.0 2.4 27
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Sinker 1.9 5 259 49.4 73 .286 .460 .421 10.3 20.5 23.1 .285 .494 .379 41.7
2022 Cutter 0.7 1 208 39.7 46 .190 .405 .308 39.3 30.4 20.6 .279 .506 .363 39.3
2022 Changeup -0.4 0 46 8.8 11 .273 .364 .277 40.0 36.4 16.7 .263 .325 .251 14.3
2022 Curveball -1.6 0 11 2.1 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .664 1.874 1.029 50.0
2021 Sinker -3.1 -13 432 51.9 109 .188 .260 .253 20.3 27.5 26.3 .214 .305 .271 35.3
2021 Cutter -0.7 -2 274 32.9 73 .246 .277 .301 28.0 15.1 16.9 .287 .358 .322 46.4
2021 Changeup -4.0 -3 72 8.6 25 .043 .043 .092 47.2 52.0 31.7 .088 .103 .132 20.0
2021 Curveball 2.5 1 55 6.6 11 .222 .222 .227 41.7 27.3 14.3 .288 .384 .307 14.3
2020 Sinker -0.2 0 170 49.9 47 .225 .400 .322 16.7 27.7 31.0 .228 .359 .310 32.1
2020 Cutter -0.2 0 106 31.1 37 .182 .424 .269 19.0 16.2 18.8 .222 .476 .308 34.5
2020 Curveball 1.6 1 35 10.3 4 .250 .250 .225 10.0 0.0 0.0 .568 .730 .564 50.0
2020 Changeup -3.9 -1 30 8.8 8 .125 .125 .113 46.2 37.5 27.3 .238 .319 .248 20.0
2019 Sinker -5.2 -1 23 43.4 10 .250 .375 .285 27.3 40.0 36.4 .170 .224 .204 40.0
2019 Cutter -6.8 -1 19 35.8 4 .000 .000 .175 20.0 25.0 14.3 .088 .101 .240 50.0
2019 Curveball -0.8 0 8 15.1 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Changeup 1.3 0 3 5.7 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Sinker 0.2 1 466 65.3 115 .301 .437 .364 20.1 20.9 18.3 .261 .403 .330 30.0
2018 Cutter 0.8 1 116 16.2 38 .242 .424 .338 34.4 31.6 23.5 .226 .356 .312 27.3
2018 Curveball 1.9 1 68 9.5 16 .286 .429 .369 37.5 25.0 21.1 .271 .325 .277 9.1
2018 Changeup 3.6 2 61 8.5 13 .417 .583 .454 42.3 30.8 16.7 .282 .365 .314 25.0
2017 Sinker -1.3 -8 651 64.6 167 .266 .338 .342 18.0 19.2 19.9 .209 .270 .278 27.7
2017 Changeup 0.8 1 143 14.2 32 .233 .333 .303 39.7 31.3 20.8 .236 .427 .306 40.0
2017 Cutter 3.2 3 103 10.2 30 .276 .483 .335 37.5 43.3 23.2 .206 .324 .240 25.0
2017 Curveball -1.3 -1 103 10.2 29 .240 .240 .283 20.5 31.0 20.5 .220 .254 .276 6.3
2017 4-Seamer 31.3 2 7 0.7 2 .500 2.000 1.000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .463 1.432 .767 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 28 80.7 99 19.9 8:45 8:45 0
2020 Curveball 33 77.5 72 17.8 3:45 3:15 30
2020 Cutter 102 85.4 15 2.2 9:30 12:00 -150
2020 Sinker 160 92.0 96 20.8 9:45 9:15 30
2021 Changeup 72 79.9 99 18.8 8:45 8:30 15
2021 Curveball 54 75.6 78 20.4 3:45 3:00 45
2021 Cutter 273 84.7 14 2.4 2:30 3:15 -45
2021 Sinker 425 92.4 93 20.6 9:45 9:15 30
2022 Changeup 46 80.7 100 19.1 8:45 8:30 15
2022 Curveball 10 76.0 70 17.0 3:45 3:15 30
2022 Cutter 208 85.1 14 2.5 11:15 12:15 -60
2022 Sinker 258 91.6 94 20.0 9:45 9:15 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 117 434 -8 0 1 1 -6
2013 278 1,021 0 -14 2 6 -6
2014 278 1,064 -2 -13 3 5 -7
2015 193 747 2 -2 2 3 5
2016 62 261 -3 -1 1 1 -1
2017 260 1,007 -8 -6 4 7 -3
2018 182 711 3 -3 1 4 5
2020 120 434 -9 1 0 4 -4
2021 218 833 -8 -21 7 5 -17
2022 132 524 -2 2 3 4 6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 723 49.4 62.2 85.6 27.9 56.9 36.8 65.6 44.8 23.1 8.9 68.8
2016 261 53.3 62.6 85.1 27.9 70.6 39.8 59.7 46.4 19.0 11.1 69.0
2017 1,008 48.6 63.0 80.5 28.8 63.1 37.7 62.3 45.3 23.0 7.3 67.6
2018 714 50.2 62.5 80.7 29.7 57.1 38.5 60.7 45.9 25.9 9.3 69.7
2019 53 47.2 72.0 77.8 25.0 42.9 39.6 64.3 47.2 32.0 5.7 66.7
2020 341 56.3 67.2 83.7 27.5 63.4 36.4 59.4 49.9 19.4 9.4 81.3
2021 833 52.3 62.6 79.9 29.5 54.7 40.8 64.2 46.8 26.9 9.2 71.4
2022 524 47.3 69.0 81.3 29.7 57.3 41.8 57.6 48.3 26.5 6.3 69.7
Player 4,457 50.4 63.8 81.8 28.8 59.0 38.8 62.0 46.4 24.2 8.5 70.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 69 32
2016 34 28
2017 80 83 93 98 44 93 95 96 92 65 15 40 80 27 44 73
2018 18 64 76
2020 53 46 41 40 68 46 25 74 71 49 93 8 53 12 49
2021 86 67 95 98 69 99 99 66 59 66 65 56 86 10 63 52
2022 11 13 16 22 8 62 40 10 47 63 46 56 11 6 42
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.9 2 2.0 0 2 1 1 50.0
2017 23.9 4 3.4 1 2 4 0 0.0
2018 23.6 4 3.7 0 2 3 1 25.0
2020 24.1 3 2.6 0 2 2 1 33.3
2021 27.9 1 0.6 0 2 1 0 0.0
2022 24.1 4 3.0 1 2 1 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
2017 4 2 5 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 4 4 3 2 5 4 2 3 5 3 4 3 3 3 2 5
2018 4 5 3 3 3 4 4 6 3 2 2 3 1 2 4 4 2 6 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 6 4 6 4 5
2020 3 2 5 2 2 3 0 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3
2021 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
2022 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.9 91.7 -2.2 91.1 -0.6 90.4 -0.7 88.4 -2 89.5 1.1 89.4 -0.1 88.7 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 83 80.8 -2.2 79.7 -1.1 79.7 0 79.2 -0.5 80.6 1.4 79.9 -0.7 80.7 0.8
Breaking Velocity 81.4 76.2 -5.2 77.2 1 75.9 -1.3 76.1 0.2 77.6 1.5 75.6 -2 75.9 0.3
Exit Velocity 86.4 86 -0.4 84.6 -1.4 86.9 2.3 83.9 -3 86.9 3 88.1 1.2 90.8 2.7
Launch Angle 4 7.9 3.9 5.8 -2.1 6.2 0.4 -2.1 -8.3 11 13.1 9.1 -1.9 10.2 1.1
Barrel % 3.9 7.5 3.6 3 -4.5 4.1 1.1 0 -4.1 9.1 9.1 2.1 -7 8.2 6.1
Hard Hit % 33.9 30 -3.9 27.1 -2.9 27.3 0.2 42.9 15.6 33.3 -9.6 37.6 4.3 38.8 1.2
Sweet Spot % 29.9 47.5 17.6 31.3 -16.2 38.8 7.5 28.6 -10.2 34.8 6.2 34 -0.8 41.2 7.2
xBA .248 .293 0.045 .215 -0.078 .256 0.041 .148 -0.108 .243 0.095 .227 -0.016 .287 0.06
BA .275 .288 0.013 .262 -0.026 .296 0.034 .182 -0.114 .2 0.018 .192 -0.008 .246 0.054
xwOBA .298 .358 0.06 .28 -0.078 .318 0.038 .215 -0.103 .312 0.097 .274 -0.038 .372 0.098
wOBA .337 .358 0.021 .316 -0.042 .348 0.032 .25 -0.098 .273 0.023 .229 -0.044 .33 0.101
xSLG .366 .474 0.108 .307 -0.167 .384 0.077 .19 -0.194 .418 0.228 .302 -0.116 .506 0.204
SLG .45 .5 0.05 .36 -0.14 .444 0.084 .273 -0.171 .376 0.103 .238 -0.138 .424 0.186
K% 24.7 24.2 -0.5 24.2 0 24 -0.2 35.7 11.7 22.9 -12.8 26.1 3.2 24.8 -1.3
BB% 3.8 6.5 2.7 10.9 4.4 7.7 -3.2 7.1 -0.6 4.2 -2.9 7.3 3.1 8.3 1
Swing % 44.8 46.4 1.6 45.3 -1.1 45.9 0.6 47.2 1.3 49.9 2.7 46.8 -3.1 48.3 1.5
Whiff% 23.1 19 -4.1 23 4 25.9 2.9 32 6.1 19.4 -12.6 26.9 7.5 26.5 -0.4
In Zone % 49.4 53.3 3.9 48.6 -4.7 50.2 1.6 47.2 -3 56.3 9.1 52.3 -4 47.3 -5
Out of Zone % 50.6 46.7 -3.9 51.4 4.7 49.8 -1.6 52.8 3 43.7 -9.1 47.7 4 52.7 5
Out of Zone Swing % 27.9 27.9 0 28.8 0.9 29.7 0.9 25 -4.7 27.5 2.5 29.5 2 29.7 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 24.7 17.7 -7 30.4 12.7 25.7 -4.7 42.9 17.2 34.4 -8.5 32.1 -2.3 30.3 -1.8
First Pitch Strike % 65.6 59.7 -5.9 62.3 2.6 60.7 -1.6 64.3 3.6 59.4 -4.9 64.2 4.8 57.6 -6.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 62 .358 34 1 2.9 28 4 14.3
2017 260 .316 152 2 1.3 108 14 13.0
2018 183 .348 91 1 1.1 92 24 26.1
2019 14 .250 8 0 0.0 6 1 16.7
2020 96 .273 58 0 0.0 38 3 7.9
2021 218 .229 125 61 48.8 93 37 39.8
2022 132 .330 93 16 17.2 39 19 48.7

Pitch Tempo