Jacob Waguespack

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Jacob Daniel Waguespack

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Pitcher Jacob Waguespack was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 37th round of the 2012 amateur draft, out of a high school in Louisiana, but decided to attend college instead. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 2015, he was undrafted and signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies on June 22nd.

Jacob spent four season in the Phillies organization, rising steadily to reach AAA with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in 2018. He was used strictly as a reliever his first two years, then began starting in 2017 when he was 9-7, 3.42 between the Class A Clearwater Threshers and AA Reading Fightin Phils. On July 31, 2018, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in return for major league reliever Aaron Loup. He finished the season with the Buffalo Bisons. Between three teams in 2018, he was 6-10, 4.80.

He began the 2019 season at Buffalo. After 9 starts, he was 2-6, 5.86 when he was called up to Toronto on May 26th as reliever Tim Mayza was placed on the injured list. While he had been pitching far from lights out, the Jays were desperate for some bullpen arms at that point, after a series of abbreviated starts had placed a huge toll on the bullpen. He made his debut on May 27th, pitching 4 innings in relief of Aaron Sanchez in an 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

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