Coming over in the trade for Aaron Loup, Waguespack has shown potential which is a positive considering Loup wasn’t seen as an integral part to the team’s bullpen.
Against the Seattle Mariners Friday night, the 25-year-old went 5.1 innings allowing five hits, and two runs striking out five. While that isn’t a dominating stat line it also helps when your team puts up six runs three innings into the game because, at that point, Waguespack just has to do enough to protect the lead to the point where the bullpen can come in and finish it off.
One thing about Waguespack however, is if he can start to get further into games because he has only pitched six innings twice in nine games. This is also why he isn’t in the conversation as anything more than the fourth or fifth type of starter.
Those are usually the types of pitchers that are easier to find but if you are able to develop your own, it makes it easier to focus your off-season plan on other areas. At this point, you can probably pencil in Waguespack as a part of the rotation either as a bottom of the rotation option.