Aaron Joseph Looper ... resides in Ada, Okla. ... attended University of Oklahoma and Indian Hills CC ... recorded an overall 13-1 college record ... is the cousin of Florida Marlins pitcher Braden Looper and the son of Mariners vice president of player development Benny Looper.2004Missed most of the season with an injury.2003Began season with Tacoma, making 46 relief appearances...Did not allow a run in 10 relief appearances (16 IP), July 10-Aug. 15...Was 1-0 with a save and a 1.63 ERA (33 IP, 6
ER) in 20 games combined in June and July...Held right-handed batters to a .193 average,
compared to .328 against left-handers...Recalled to Seattle on Aug. 2, making his major
league debut that night in a 10-0 win vs.
Chicago, tossing a scoreless inning with one
walk and two strikeouts...Appeared in three games before being optioned
back to Tacoma on Aug. 8; recalled Sept. 2.2002Spent season with San Antonio and was named Mariners minor league co-Pitcher of the Year ... made career-high 57 relief appearances and held opponents to a .230 batting average ... set career high with 90.2 innings pitched ... allowed an earned run in just seven of his final 50 appearances on the season ... was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 11 July games, throwing 18.2 scoreless innings ... allowed an earned run Aug. 13 at Wichita to snap 26.0 inning scoreless streak dating back to June 29 (16 games) ... had a 1.54 ERA (11.2 IP, 2 ER) in seven postseason appearances.
Mariners' 30th-round selection in the 1997 June draft; signed by Mariners scouts Curtis Dishman and Dave Alexander on May 29, 1998.2001Was third in the California League with 56 appearances with San Bernardino ... set career high with 77 strikeouts ... set season highs with 3.0 shutout innings of relief and 6 strikeouts May 9 at Lake Elsinore ... had 2.31 ERA (31.2 IP, 8 ER) in final 15 appearances of the season.
Appeared in 51 games with Lancaster, used mostly as a middle reliever ... was 3-2, 3.57 in 27 road games ... tossed 10 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run from April 27-May 12.
Recorded 9-6 record with Wisconsin in 1999 ... hurled 52.2 innings of relief and 37.1 as a starter ... was 3-0 with a 0.91 ERA in April ... struck out six of seven batters faced and earned his first pro save vs. West Michigan on July 4 ... was 3-0 with a 3.62 ERA and held opponents to a .217 average as a starter ... held left-handers to a .215 average (29-for-135).
Made professional debut with Everett ... was third on the team in starts and innings pitched.