Aaron Civale
Aaron Civale
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cleveland Indians
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#193
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$Signed a contract with the Indians in June of 2016.
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.
ANALYSIS
Civale was expected to be on a pitch count Saturday, and he threw 52-of-82 pitches for strikes. He wasn't very effective, as three of the 10 hits he allowed left the yard. Civale ends the regular season with a 4.74 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 69 strikeouts across 74 innings and 12 starts. He's expected to work out of the bullpen during the Wild Card round.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
100
Last 10 Games
100
Last 5 Games
99
How many pitches does Aaron Civale generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
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 2018
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-14%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .232 254 59 18 53 18 3 4
Since 2018vs Right .264 276 53 14 68 12 2 10
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
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-67%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.99 1.31 58.2 4 4 0 9.4 2.6 1.4
Since 2018Away 3.45 1.11 73.0 3 6 0 6.7 1.8 0.7
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
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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
4.31
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
91.8 mph
 
ERA
4.74
 
WHIP
1.32
 
BABIP
.337
 
GB/FB
1.64
 
Left On Base
71.4%
 
Exit Velocity
81.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.6%
 
Spin Rate
2493 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.4%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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To be on pitch count
PCleveland Indians
September 25, 2020
Civale will be on a pitch count for his final start of the season Saturday against Pittsburgh, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Another quality start
PCleveland Indians
September 16, 2020
Civale took a no-decision during Wednesday's loss to the Cubs, surrendering two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three across six innings.
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Strikes out seven
PCleveland Indians
September 10, 2020
Civale (3-5) allowed four earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Royals.
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Bounces back
PCleveland Indians
September 5, 2020
Civale allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six across six innings Saturday against the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision.
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Roughed up by Cardinals
PCleveland Indians
August 30, 2020
Civale (3-4) allowed five earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three across six innings to take the loss Sunday against the Cardinals.
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