Aaron Civale
Aaron Civale
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cleveland Indians
60-Day IL
Injury Finger
Est. Return 8/20/2021
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
#183
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Indians in June of 2016.
Shifts to 60-day injured list
PCleveland Indians
Finger
July 26, 2021
Civale (finger) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This may be little more than a procedural move, as Civale still has plenty of work to do as he works his way back from a sprained middle finger. He suffered that injury in late June and originally had a 4-to-5-week timetable, however, a period which has already elapsed. He'll now be ineligible to return before late August. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the team to add Alex Young, who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
97
Last 10 Games
99
Last 5 Games
91
How many pitches does Aaron Civale generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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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
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-14%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .234 451 103 29 96 24 4 13
Since 2019vs Right .247 463 85 26 106 22 5 15
2021vs Left .235 197 44 11 43 6 1 9
2021vs Right .222 187 32 12 38 10 3 5
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
 
 
-7%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-2%
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 3.67 1.21 105.1 9 5 0 8.2 2.3 1.2
Since 2019Away 3.41 1.09 124.0 8 7 0 6.9 2.0 1.1
2021Home 3.28 1.07 46.2 5 1 0 6.8 1.9 1.0
2021Away 3.35 1.06 51.0 5 1 0 7.2 2.3 1.6
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
3.30
 
K/9
7.0
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
91.7 mph
 
ERA
3.32
 
WHIP
1.06
 
BABIP
.251
 
GB/FB
1.49
 
Left On Base
79.4%
 
Exit Velocity
82.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.1%
 
Spin Rate
2387 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.1%
 
Swinging Strike
9.9%
 
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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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Throwing from 105 feet
PCleveland Indians
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July 16, 2021
Civale (finger) is throwing from 105 feet, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
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Goes on IL
PCleveland Indians
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June 24, 2021
Cleveland placed Civale (finger) on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
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Out at least one month
PCleveland Indians
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June 23, 2021
Civale was diagnosed Wednesday with a sprained right middle finger, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. He'll be shut down from throwing for 1-to-2 weeks and is expected to require 4-to-5 weeks to complete his rehab program.
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Set to see hand specialist
PCleveland Indians
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June 21, 2021
Civale will see a hand specialist in the coming days after he exited Monday's start against the Cubs due to an apparent issue with his right middle finger, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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Exits with apparent finger issue
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June 21, 2021
Civale exited Monday's start against the Cubs with two outs in the fifth inning due to an apparent issue with his middle finger, Travis Sawchik of theScore reports. He did not allow a run while yielding three hits and a walk, punching out five.
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