Grading the LA Angels’ pre-MLB lockout signings

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Aaron Loup
Aug 26, 2021; New York City, New York, USA;New York Mets relief pitcher Aaron Loup (32) delivers a / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Loup - Two years/$17 million with a 2024 club option worth $7.5 million

Remarkably, the LA Angels also managed to sign another one of the best relievers in baseball. Like Iglesias, Aaron Loup had a career year in 2021, having one of the best seasons by any reliever in Mets’ history. Across 56.2 innings of work, Loup was virtually unhittable, ultimately finishing with an absurd 0.95 ERA.

It wasn’t just luck either, as the lefty also had a 1.43 RA9, 2.45 FIP and 0.935 WHIP.

With talent as both a high leverage reliever and a lefty specialist (lefties hit just .167 against him last year), Loup is the perfect compliment to Iglesias in the pen.

Grade: A+