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 (finger) was activated from the 60-day injured list on Tuesday and will pitch against the visiting Minnesota Twins. The 26-year-old right-hander has been sidelined since mid-June with a finger injury but has been cleared to return after a successful rehab stint. Civale's return is certainly good news for fantasy managers as he is sporting a 10-2 record on the season with a 3.29 ERA and 76 strikeouts.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale (finger) had a strong rehab start at Double-A Akron on Wednesday. He pitched five innings and allowed four hits, one walk and two runs (one earned) while striking out six. It was his third start during this current rehab stint, but his first at Double-A. He made his previous start at High-A Lake County last week and pitched 4.1 shutout innings. Civale has been out since mid-June, but he appears to be nearing a return to the Indians. He should be rostered in all fantasy leagues as he could give managers a big boost in the playoffs. Over 15 games with the Tribe this year, he has gone 10-2 with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale (finger) is scheduled to make another rehab start on Wednesday. He has allowed one hit over 6 1/3 scoreless innings through his first two rehab outings with Double-A Akron. Civale is coming back from a finger sprain and should be ready by early September. He was pitching extremely well before the injury, so fantasy managers should stash him if possible in fantasy formats.
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.