Aaron Civale
Aaron Civale
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cleveland Indians
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A popular sleeper pick heading into 2020, Civale looked early on like he was headed for that breakout, posting a 2.97 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 32:3 K:BB over his first five starts spanning 34 innings. However, things took a turn for the worse and an eight-run blowup on the second-to-last day of the season capped a disappointing stretch run, bringing Civale's final ERA to 4.74. The estimators are kinder to his performance, putting his deserved ERA closer to 4.00 over his total of 12 starts. Civale does not light up the radar gun and there may not be much room for growth when it comes to strikeouts (22.1 K% last season), but he has a diverse pitch mix -- sinker, cutter, curveball, slider, changeup, four-seamer -- and good command. He pitches in a favorable division and for a team that has had success grooming its young starters. It's not a flashy skill set, but Civale is a nice staff filler with ratio upside. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a contract with the Indians in June of 2016.
Cleveland-White Sox game postponed
PCleveland Indians
April 21, 2021
Civale and Cleveland won't face the White Sox on Wednesday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Northeast Ohio, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
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The two teams will make up Wednesday's game during a traditional doubleheader on Memorial Day. As a result of the postponement, Cleveland will push each of its five starters back a day in the pitching schedule with the exception of Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie, who will flip spots in the order. That puts Civale on track to start Thursday's series opener with the Yankees in Cleveland, according to Mandy Bell of MLB.com.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
93
Last 10 Games
93
Last 5 Games
93
How many pitches does Aaron Civale generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Aaron Civale generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-14%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .221 301 67 21 60 18 3 7
Since 2019vs Right .252 302 61 16 71 12 2 10
2021vs Left .163 47 8 3 7 0 0 3
2021vs Right .125 26 8 2 3 0 0 0
2020vs Left .231 161 35 12 34 8 2 3
2020vs Right .319 142 31 4 43 7 1 7
2019vs Left .235 93 24 6 19 10 1 1
2019vs Right .203 134 22 10 25 5 1 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-58%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-67%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.66 1.21 66.1 5 4 0 9.1 2.3 1.4
Since 2019Away 3.35 1.08 86.0 5 6 0 6.7 2.1 0.8
2021Home 1.17 0.39 7.2 1 0 0 7.0 0.0 1.2
2021Away 2.77 0.92 13.0 2 0 0 6.9 3.5 1.4
2020Home 6.09 1.56 34.0 2 3 0 10.6 2.4 2.4
2020Away 3.60 1.13 40.0 2 3 0 6.5 1.6 0.5
2019Home 1.09 0.97 24.2 2 1 0 7.7 2.9 0.0
2019Away 3.27 1.09 33.0 1 3 0 6.8 2.2 1.1
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Stat Review
How does Aaron Civale compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.20
 
K/9
7.0
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
91.4 mph
 
ERA
2.18
 
WHIP
0.73
 
BABIP
.142
 
GB/FB
1.33
 
Left On Base
92.6%
 
Exit Velocity
80.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.1%
 
Spin Rate
2232 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.7%
 
Swinging Strike
10.0%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Injuries to Cleveland's rotation opened the door for Civale to make his major-league debut in 2019 and he enjoyed quite a bit of success. His 92.6 mph sinking fastball doesn't overpower hitters and he does not have a true wipeout pitch, but he can change speed and command his pitches well enough to be effective. Although 2019 provided a limited sample size for the right-hander, he pitched five innings or more in nine of his 10 starts. The 24-year-old's performance will likely afford him an opportunity to compete for a starting role in 2020. Civale impressed in his first glimpse of major-league action and could be a fantasy sleeper in 2020; the low strikeout rate will understandably drive many away, but if you squint you can see a bit of Kyle Hendricks upside here. It helps that he pitches in the weak AL Central and has a top-five defense behind him.
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Another strong outing
PCleveland Indians
April 15, 2021
Civale (3-0) gave up one run on five hits and two walks while fanning four across six innings to get the win Thursday over the White Sox.
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Dominant against Detroit
PCleveland Indians
April 10, 2021
Civale (2-0) gave up one run on three hits while fanning six across 7.2 innings in Saturday's win over the Tigers.
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Dominates in win
PCleveland Indians
April 4, 2021
Civale (1-0) allowed three runs on two hits while striking out six and walking three over seven innings to pick up the victory over the Tigers on Sunday.
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Revamped delivery
PCleveland Indians
March 4, 2021
Civale revamped his delivery and also developed a split-change this offseason, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
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Struggles in short outing
PCleveland Indians
September 26, 2020
Civale (4-6) allowed eight runs on 10 hits and struck out four over four innings in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
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