Aaron Civale Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/12/1995 (26)
Aaron Civale Season Stats
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Aaron Civale News
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale posted a career-high 11 strikeouts in eight innings of work while allowing zero earned runs in Friday night's 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Civale earned his ninth win in the contest, which is now tied for best in baseball and also only allowed one hit. It was a superb outing for Civale and fantasy players should also be looking forward to his next start at home against the Orioles on Wednesday.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale allowed four earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out just one in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of a double-header. The 10 hits allowed marked the most Civale has given up on the season and was a start he would much like to forget in an otherwise solid 2021 campaign. He now has an ERA of 3.28 on the season to go along with 54 strikeouts in 74 innings pitched. His next matchup is a solid one and should come Friday against the Baltimore Orioles.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale went eight innings allowing one earned run on six hits and a walk while striking out six in Tuesday night's 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. The Indians tried to let Civale go the full nine, but he allowed the first two batters he faced in the ninth to reach, one of which was Jeimer Candelario who eventually came around to score against James Karinchak later that inning. Civale has been superb in 2021 and is now boasting a 3.04 ERA with 53 strikeouts across 68 innings pitched. He will look to continue his success in his next start against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
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.