The Blue Jays have traded Aaron Loup to the Phillies or so says Ben Nicholson-Smith. Loup was our longest tenured Blue Jay. I’m not sure who would hold that title now. Kevin Pillar? Yeah I guess it would be him.
No work on who is coming back to the Jays.
#BlueJays have traded Aaron Loup to the #Phillies for a prospect per sources— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) July 31, 2018
We will update when we know more.
Apparently we are getting RHP Jacob Waguespack (you take a guess at pronouncing it).
Source: Blue Jays will receive RHP Jacob Waguespack from Phillies for Aaron Loup.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 31, 2018
He is 24. He’s split this season between AA and AAA. Has a 5.23 ERA in 21 games, 15 starts. In 82.2 innings he’s allowed 85 hits. 4 homers, 36 walks and 79 strikeouts.
Apparently he throws a low 90s fastball, 91-94. A slider, curve and change. Drafted by the Pirates in the 37th round of the 2012 draft. He’s moved up the Phillies minor league system pretty quickly.