Jacob Waguespack
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Waguespack's ascension to the majors last season came as a bit of a surprise as he hadn't done much to impress at the Triple-A level, posting a 5.14 ERA over two seasons. Nonetheless, the former Phillies farmhand soon settled in as a starter in Toronto's shallow rotation and posted a 5-5 record along with a 4.38 ERA (4.91 FIP) over 78 innings. Waguespack didn't do anything particularly well or remarkably poorly last season, falling in the 20th-50th percentile in most metrics, including walk rate (8.7%), strikeout rate (18.8%) and Hard% (38.7%). Those numbers are a logical settling point for a pitcher with an arsenal that features quantity (he deploys six different pitches) but average-at-best quality, including a fastball that clocks in at 92-93 mph with little spin. Waguespack could battle for a spot in the rotation in 2020, but there's little reason to expect a significant leap in his performance. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $573,000 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Added to roster pool
PToronto Blue Jays
June 30, 2020
The Blue Jays included Waguespack as part of their 60-man roster pool that was announced Sunday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Though Waguespack was ousted from the competition for a rotation spot with the big club when he was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on March 26, he should represent one of the top options to step in when a spot starter is needed during the 60-game season. He proved to be serviceable over his 16 appearances (13 starts) for Toronto in 2019, logging a 4.38 ERA and 63:29 K:BB over 78 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
83
Last 10 Games
84
Last 5 Games
80
How many pitches does Jacob Waguespack generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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121+
 
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41-50
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Jacob Waguespack generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .208 147 30 16 27 5 1 4
Since 2017vs Right .281 188 33 13 48 12 1 8
2019vs Left .208 147 30 16 27 5 1 4
2019vs Right .281 188 33 13 48 12 1 8
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-16%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-16%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.83 1.58 31.2 3 3 0 6.8 3.7 1.4
Since 2017Away 4.08 1.17 46.1 2 2 0 7.6 3.1 1.4
2019Home 4.83 1.58 31.2 3 3 0 6.8 3.7 1.4
2019Away 4.08 1.17 46.1 2 2 0 7.6 3.1 1.4
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jacob Waguespack compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
2.17
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
91.6 mph
 
ERA
4.38
 
WHIP
1.33
 
BABIP
.286
 
GB/FB
1.22
 
Left On Base
70.0%
 
Exit Velocity
89.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.3%
 
Spin Rate
1995 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
37.8%
 
Swinging Strike
9.6%
 
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Falls short of rotation spot
PToronto Blue Jays
March 26, 2020
Waguespack was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Vying for spot in crowded rotation
PToronto Blue Jays
February 17, 2020
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Monday that Waguespack will compete for a spot in the club's Opening Day rotation, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
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Earns fifth victory
PToronto Blue Jays
September 25, 2019
Waguespack (5-5) threw six shutout innings while allowing four hits with two walks and five strikeouts to earn a victory against the Orioles on Wednesday.
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Takes no-decision
PToronto Blue Jays
September 20, 2019
Waguespack allowed three runs on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday.
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Takes fourth straight defeat
PToronto Blue Jays
September 14, 2019
Waguespack (4-5) allowed three runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts across 3.2 innings while taking a loss against the Yankees on Saturday.
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