Toronto Blue Jays 2016 ALCS Roster: Where are they now?
2016 Stats: 21 appearances; 5.02 ERA; 1.326 WHIP; 15 strikeouts
2016 ALCS Playoff Stats: N/A
2020 Stats: 24 appearances; 2.52 ERA; 0.840 WHIP; 22 strikeouts
Another southpaw in the Blue Jays bullpen, Aaron Loup was used as a specialist against left-handed hitters and logged quite a few innings for the team during his seven-year tenure. Loup would begin the season on the injured list and wouldn’t make his debut until May 28th. He would bounce between AAA and the MLB all season, and while he was on the 2016 ALCS roster, he would not make an appearance.
Loup would be traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018 and would spend 2019 with the San Diego Padres before signing with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020. While the Rays would lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2020 World Series, Loup had a pretty successful season. He is currently a free agent but will most likely be picked up before the start of the upcoming season.
2016 Stats: 72 appearances; 2.68 ERA; 0.932 WHIP; 82 strikeouts
2016 ALCS Playoff Stats: 4 appearances; 0.00 ERA; 0.750 WHIP; 4 strikeouts
2020 Stats: 4 appearances; 2.08 ERA; 0.692 WHIP; 3 strikeouts
The Blue Jays young hard-throwing closer, Roberto Osuna finished the 2016 season with the most appearances in the Blue Jays pitching staff (72) and would finish the season with 36 saves. While he did not pick up a save in the 2016 ALCS (the Jays only won one game and it was not a save situation), he did appear in four out of five games in the series. He didn’t surrender a run while giving up three hits and four strikeouts.
Osuna would be charged with assaulting his three-year-old son’s mother on May 8th, 2018, and while the eventual charge against him would be dropped, the right-hander would never pitch for the Blue Jays again. Once his 75 game suspension was nearing over, the Jays traded him to the Houston Astros later that season and he was not well regarded in Toronto from then on.
Osuna would be placed on the IL in early August of 2020 and would miss the remainder of the season with a partially torn ACL in his right arm. He would attempt to rehab his injury instead of having Tommy John surgery but not before the Astros non-tendered/outright waivered Osuna at the end of the season and he elected free agency. Osuna is currently a free agent.
2016 Stats: 20 appearances; 2.95 ERA; 1.364 WHIP; 18 strikeouts
2016 ALCS Playoff Stats: N/A
2020 Stats: 21 appearances; 3.92 ERA; 1.403 WHIP; 31 strikeouts
Drafted by the Blue Jays in 2009, Ryan Tepera made his debut in 2015 and would pitch with the organization for five years. In 2016, Tepera rode the option bus all season between AAA Buffalo and the MLB but did pitch well enough to find himself on the ALCS roster. He did not make an appearance against the Cleveland Indians during the 5 game series.
An elbow injury midway through 2019 saw Tepera miss most of the season, but the Blue Jays would end up designating him for assignment after the World Series. He would sign a one year deal with the Chicago Cubs for 2020 and would also be non-tendered at the end of the year. He is currently a free agent.