This week in Catching Up with the Bucks, we are taking a look back at former Buck Jason Waugh. Waugh played for the Bucks in 2001 while attending the St. Mary’s College in California.
Waugh played 59 games for the Bucks in 2001, playing primarily in the outfield. Waugh helped to lead the Bucks to a 1st half championship that year by hitting .270 with two homers, 20 RBI, and scoring 23 runs. He also had 12 doubles and one triple, leading to him slugging percentage of .356 for the Bucks. While at St. Mary’s, Waugh was one of the top players on his team hitting for a career total of .370 and slugging over .600.
After his time with the Bucks, Waugh was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2002 draft. The righty started at A- Auburn where he hit .243 but showed off some power, slugging for a solid .404. Waugh logged solid numbers throughout his career, putting together his best seasons in 2003 and in 2005. In 2003, he spent time at A+ Dunedin where he batted .273, had an on-base percentage of .344, and slugged .409. He also had seven homers and 38 RBIs in his time there.
After a stint in 2004 with AA New Hampshire, Waugh returned to A+ Dunedin and in 21 games hit a career high .307 while slugging a career high .467. After another stint in AA New Hampshire in 2005, Jason Waugh decided to call it an end to his career.
We wish Jason Waugh the best of luck in everything he does in the future and he will always be remembered as a great Waterloo Buck.