Aaron Civale Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/12/1995 (25)
Aaron Civale Season Stats
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale revamped his delivery and also developed a split-change this offseason, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Civale worked with assistant pitching coach Ruben Niebla to develop a new windup and pitch from a different arm angle. The result has been a shorter arm path with the hopes of making the action more repeatable. He also tinkered with his changeup, shifting from a traditional offering to a split-change. Civale has experienced plenty of success through 22 major-league starts, racking up a 2.69 ERA and 1.20 WHIP while posting a 115:32 K: BB. He should be locked into the Cleveland rotation this season. While his skillset may not be as flashy as some other young stars, Civale possesses good command. He also pitches in a favorable division and for a team that has had success grooming their young starters. He's a solid mid-round selection when looking to solidify a rotation in fantasy leagues.
Cleveland Indians right-handed pitcher Aaron Civale will likely only throw 80-85 pitches during Saturdays contest versus Pittsburgh as the club attempts to keep him healthy heading into the postseason. Civale, whose pitch count was discussed during the broadcast of last nights game, has already been announced as joining the relief corps for the Wild Card series after a successful regular season. Even with his limited pitches, hell still have considerable DFS appeal due to his matchup versus Pittsburgh, which boasts a Major League-low .631 OPS as a club.
Cleveland Indians right-handed pitcher Aaron Civale will be bounced from the clubs starting rotation for the Wild Card Series, which is set to begin Tuesday. His omission indicates that the trio of Shane Bieber, Carlos Carrasco, and Zach Plesac will be tabbed for the three-game set, with pitching coach Carl Willis saying that Civale will be available out of the bullpen. Having posted a 3.99 ERA in 11 starts, the 72 hits that Civale allowed were an American League-high entering play Friday. Hell make his final regular-season start Saturday in a favorable matchup against a paltry Pirates offense, making the case to rejoin the rotation for a possible ALDS start should the club advance.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale turned in an all-around solid 2020 season except for one very bad start to close out the year, but his tendency to live and die by balls in play finally began to yield some unsightly results during his second MLB campaign. Civale's ERA jumped more than two full runs from 2.34 in 2019 to 4.74 in 2020, and his 6.6% HR/FB rate as a rookie--a number that was never going to hold for the long haul--climbed to 15.7% last year. The culprits, rather surprisingly, were right-handed hitters. Civale pitched exceptionally well against both lefties and righties in 2019, but the latter group teed off on him in 2020 to the tune of a .940 OPS. If Civale is to set things straight in 2021, the key could lie in one pitch: his slider. Civale throws his slider almost exclusively to right-handed hitters, and in 2019 it served him well. The pitch drew a whiff rate of 28.6% and resulted in just two hits (both singles) on 124 total offerings. Hitters keyed in on it in 2020, however, as it was routinely driven for extra-base hits (.649 slugging percentage against) and its whiff rate plummeted to 11.9%. Provided Civale can reestablish the effectiveness of his slider to righties, everything else in his profile indicates he can continue to get by as a command-and-control specialist who rarely issues walks and induces a heavy dose of ground balls. This makes him a fine complementary addition to fantasy pitching staffs once the options with higher strikeout floors are off the board.