Aaron Civale Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/12/1995 (28)
Aaron Civale Season Stats
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Aaron Civale News
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Aaron Civale is set to start Friday's game against Xzavion Curry and the Cleveland Guardians. It will be the right-hander's second start with the Rays after he was moved at the trade deadline. Over 81 1/3 innings this season, Civale owns a 2.55 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 18.9% strikeout rate with five victories. The 28-year-old is a fine option in deeper formats and should be able to handle his former team, as they've posted a combined .689 OPS.
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired right-hander Aaron Civale from the Cleveland Guardians on Monday in exchange for first base prospect Kyle Manzardo. The Rays are bolstering their starting rotation as they attempt to get back atop the American League East division and make another deep playoff run in 2023. They had to give up one of their top overall prospects in order to do so, though. Civale represents a significant pickup, especially since he's under club control through the 2025 season. The 28-year-old has been a must-start in fantasy since returning from an injured-list stint earlier this year, posting a 2.24 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 20 walks and 50 strikeouts in 11 starts (64 1/3 innings) since June 2. Civale has plenty of swing-and-miss stuff, but he could be headed for some regression to finish the year, especially with the move to the much-tougher AL East.
The Cleveland Guardians have kicked around the idea of trading right-hander Aaron Civale at this year's trade deadline, according to multiple industry sources. Civale's stock has never been higher, as he's sporting a 2.34 ERA on the year and a 1.45 ERA in his six July starts in which he's held the opposition to a .176/.229/.229 slash line. He also has two and a half years of team control. On the flip side, the Guardians are in desperate need of starting pitching with Shane Bieber, Triston McKenzie and Cal Quantrill all currently out with injuries. Civale tossed six scoreless innings on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox and is looking extremely intriguing at the trade deadline for contending teams. He has allowed two runs or fewer in six straight starts since July 2.
The Cleveland righty was having a pretty solid season in 2021 before the injury that cost him more than two months. All-in-all, he threw 124.1 innings with a mediocre 3.84 ERA but a strong 1.12 WHIP. That is pretty close to his career totals of a 3.76 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP through his 256 innings. He is not a high strikeout arm with a career strikeout rate below 21%. The appeal on Civale is the how deep he gets into games. In 21 starts last year, he reached at least six innings 13 times and went seven or more on seven occasions. Those are quite high rates for the state of the league currently, so he gets a significant boost in leagues that include the quality start. What he lacks in strikeout rate he makes up for a bit in walk rate with a very low career mark of 6.1% there. Last year, you were drafting Civale to be a workhorse innings-eater type guy for you. That could still be the case this year, but it is a little bit less certain now coming off the shortened 2021 season. With the way Cleveland has utilized their starting pitchers in recent history, I would feel pretty confident that he can get up into the 180-inning range and bring a good supply of wins and quality starts, but he's not going to help you a ton anywhere else. The decision to draft Civale around his ADP of 260 should depend on how your pitching staff looks at that point in the draft. If you need some safer innings, he might be your guy.