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Aaron Civale
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 3, #92, Cleveland Indians | Northeastern
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 11 4 3.40 18 18 0 111.1 89 1.09
3 Seasons 18 14 3.56 40 40 0 243.0 204 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 18 11-4 3.40 111.1 89 1.09
3 Seasons 40 18-14 3.56 243.0 204 1.15

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 863 164 4 2.4 87 113.8 15 31.1 .233 .347 .269 .278 .313 32.9 20.3 7 2.34 3.43
2020 25 1201 224 15 6.7 87.1 108.6 10.4 36.6 .264 .434 .339 .321 .387 33.5 22.1 5.1 4.74 4.42
2021 26 1692 321 23 7.2 88.2 116.7 12.4 34 .258 .429 .301 .322 .375 39.3 20.2 6.1 3.40 4.50
3756 709 42 5.9 87.6 116.7 12.4 34.1 .254 .412 .306 .311 .365 36 20.8 6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Civale relies on 6 pitches.
Cutter
(24.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(23.9%) ,
Curveball
(14.6%) ,
Split Finger
(14.2%) ,
Slider
(12.3%) ,
Sinker
(10.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Cutter 410 121 289 24.2 87.8 104 97 16 12 2 0 2 29 69 .165 .221 .247 .357 .204 .275 86.0 16 2489 5.7 21.8 30.2
2021 4-Seam Fastball 404 210 194 23.9 91.4 93 85 22 13 2 3 4 13 72 .259 .298 .494 .522 .347 .379 90.3 14 2323 5.8 15.5 10.6
2021 Curveball 247 86 161 14.6 77.0 63 60 13 9 2 1 1 17 44 .217 .237 .333 .324 .244 .257 83.5 16 2814 5.8 33.0 21.8
2021 Split Finger 240 95 145 14.2 85.5 65 61 13 7 2 0 4 13 48 .213 .238 .443 .389 .299 .295 84.1 0 1633 5.8 29.4 14.9
2021 Slider 208 190 18 12.3 83.4 55 52 16 9 4 0 3 6 46 .308 .285 .558 .506 .381 .357 89.2 14 2727 5.7 19.2 8.5
2021 Sinker 183 126 57 10.8 91.8 61 51 14 6 5 0 3 11 42 .275 .280 .549 .504 .385 .382 92.4 9 2318 5.8 10.1 19.3
2020 Sinker 347 190 157 28.9 91.8 108 100 31 22 5 1 3 23 77 .310 .295 .470 .479 .359 .358 88.3 7 2269 6.1 11.3 21.5
2020 Cutter 345 134 211 28.8 87.4 87 79 23 15 5 0 3 21 59 .291 .277 .468 .437 .348 .333 87.3 13 2498 6.1 26.5 23.1
2020 Curveball 254 107 147 21.2 75.7 52 47 13 8 4 0 1 15 33 .277 .224 .426 .327 .323 .271 85.0 13 2840 6.1 39.4 19.0
2020 Slider 114 105 9 9.5 82.2 37 37 11 5 2 1 3 6 31 .297 .236 .649 .461 .389 .292 85.4 12 2709 6.1 11.9 14.3
2020 Changeup 110 9 101 9.2 85.3 18 18 2 0 1 1 0 1 17 .111 .257 .278 .370 .155 .272 88.1 6 2028 6.0 34.1 9.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 30 23 7 2.5 91.3 9 9 2 1 0 0 1 3 6 .222 .195 .556 .522 .318 .296 86.4 13 2343 6.1 28.6 13.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 41.5 26.2 23.2 9.1 31.1 35.4 33.5 5.5 29.9 31.7 25 5.5 2.4
2020 45.1 20.5 29.5 4.9 34.4 40.2 25.4 4.9 30.8 23.2 27.2 6.3 6.7
2021 45.2 22.7 24.9 7.2 41.4 37.7 20.9 6.5 31.2 23.7 24.6 6.9 7.2
44.3 22.8 26 6.9 36.8 37.9 25.2 5.8 30.7 25.4 25.5 6.3 5.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Curveball CLE R 245 77 62.1 5.6 10 9.3 1.4 18
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 404 91.4 15.1 0.7 5 3.5 -3.4 -50
2021 Slider CLE R 207 83.4 41.1 2.9 8 8.8 2.8 46
2021 Cutter CLE R 410 87.8 28.7 -1.1 -4 5.5 2.9 109
2021 Sinker CLE R 183 91.8 19.3 -3.5 -15 12.6 -2.2 -15
2021 Splitter CLE R 238 85.5 31.1 -2.1 -6 9.7 -1.6 -14
2020 Slider CLE R 114 82.2 42 2.1 5 7.5 0.8 13
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 30 91.3 17 -0.6 -4 4.6 -2 -31
2020 Changeup CLE R 110 85.3 28.7 -1.7 -6 15.4 2 15
2020 Cutter CLE R 344 87.4 26.6 1.4 5 5.1 2.2 77
2020 Sinker CLE R 347 91.8 20.6 -1.9 -8 13.6 -1 -7
2020 Curveball CLE R 254 75.7 63.9 4.3 7 12.1 2.4 24
2019 Curveball CLE R 95 75.5 67.7 7.1 12 12.8 2.8 28
2019 Slider CLE R 124 83.6 38.5 -1.3 -3 9.6 3.4 55
2019 Cutter CLE R 255 87.9 27.7 0.9 3 5.5 3.4 159
2019 Sinker CLE R 302 92.6 21.7 -1.2 -5 14.3 -0.7 -5
2019 Changeup CLE R 57 84.2 29.9 -2 -6 15.8 2.2 16
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 28 92 17.2 -0.4 -2 5 -2.3 -32
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Slider 1.6 3 208 12.3 55 .308 .558 .385 19.2 10.9 8.5 .285 .506 .358 43.5
2021 Sinker 0.5 1 183 10.8 61 .275 .549 .388 10.1 18 19.3 .28 .504 .382 52.4
2021 Curveball -1 -2 247 14.6 63 .217 .333 .248 33 27 21.8 .237 .324 .257 25
2021 Splitter -0.1 0 240 14.2 65 .213 .443 .302 29.4 20 14.9 .238 .389 .295 25
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 1 404 23.9 93 .259 .494 .351 15.5 14 10.6 .298 .522 .379 47.2
2021 Cutter -3.2 -13 410 24.2 104 .165 .247 .207 21.8 27.9 30.2 .221 .357 .275 39.1
2020 4-Seamer 6.2 2 30 2.5 9 .222 .556 .322 28.6 33.3 13 .195 .522 .296 33.3
2020 Changeup -1.4 -2 110 9.2 18 .111 .278 .158 34.1 5.6 9.1 .257 .37 .272 35.3
2020 Slider 3.4 4 114 9.5 37 .297 .649 .419 11.9 16.2 14.3 .236 .461 .292 35.5
2020 Curveball 0.5 1 255 21.2 53 .271 .417 .338 39.1 28.3 19 .219 .32 .266 23.5
2020 Cutter -0.5 -2 345 28.7 87 .291 .468 .352 26.5 24.1 23.1 .277 .437 .333 33.9
2020 Sinker 0.4 1 347 28.9 108 .31 .47 .363 11.3 21.3 21.5 .295 .479 .357 36.4
2019 4-Seamer 7.1 2 28 3.2 4 .667 1.667 .967 0 0 0 .688 1.281 .818 25
2019 Changeup -0.5 0 57 6.6 8 .286 .429 .269 39.1 0 0 .176 .266 .212 37.5
2019 Curveball 0.2 0 95 11 24 .238 .381 .263 33.3 41.7 32.3 .183 .282 .215 30.8
2019 Slider -2.6 -3 124 14.4 27 .08 .08 .152 28.6 22.2 16.2 .2 .246 .234 10.5
2019 Cutter -1.1 -3 255 29.5 77 .235 .5 .334 22.4 20.8 21.3 .241 .415 .308 31.5
2019 Sinker -2 -6 302 35 87 .212 .287 .267 9.5 16.1 18.9 .237 .31 .271 40.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 102 85.3 93 17.8 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Curveball 242 75.7 86 22.8 7:15 7:15 0
2020 Cutter 313 87.4 52 9.8 11:45 10:45 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 30 91.3 82 15.9 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Sinker 334 91.8 86 17.9 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 106 82.2 42 9 9:00 8:15 45
2021 Curveball 245 77 79 21.1 7:15 7:00 15
2021 Cutter 406 87.8 49 8.1 11:15 10:30 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 400 91.4 85 17.2 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Splitter 229 85.5 66 11.4 12:45 2:15 -90
2021 Sinker 180 91.8 83 17.9 12:45 1:30 -45
2021 Slider 206 83.4 44 10.3 9:15 8:15 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 227 861 -3 -13 3 3 -10
2020 312 1201 -1 -8 12 2 5
2021 441 1692 -7 -20 9 7 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 863 41.6 66.5 83.6 30.4 69.9 41 62.1 45.4 21.2 5.2 68.9
2020 1201 48.8 62.5 82.8 29.3 58.9 46 63.1 45.5 24.9 7.7 66.3
2021 1692 47.3 67.9 84.7 28.6 64.3 44.3 64.9 47.2 21.4 7.2 76.2
3756 46.5 65.8 83.9 29.3 64.1 44.1 63.7 46.2 22.5 6.9 71.4
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 83 58 84 94 76 99 99 86 78 27 67 18 83 18 85 96
2020 44 25 34 43 58 6 54 71 70 42 89 38 44 14 73 87
2021 35 22 29 33 50 30 57 65 44 26 80 17 35 12 82 88
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.1 4 3.5 1 2 2 2 50
2020 24.1 11 11.9 -1 7 10 4 36.4
2021 22.7 17 17.4 0 8 12 8 47.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 4 3 4 4 2 3 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 3
2020 11 15 12 12 15 13 11 14 13 11 14 14 7 11 12 13 8 12 11 12 6 13 12 12 11 14 13 10 13 9 14
2021 17 19 23 17 20 16 17 19 20 18 21 17 12 14 17 20 15 18 17 18 15 14 15 18 17 19 17 16 18 15 21
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.5 89.7 -0.8 90 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 84.2 85.3 1.1 85.5 0.2
Breaking Velocity 80.1 77.7 -2.4 79.9 2.2
Exit Velocity 87 87.1 0.1 88.2 1.1
Launch Angle 15 10.4 -4.6 12.4 2
Barrel % 2.4 6.7 4.3 7.2 0.5
Hard Hit % 32.9 33.5 0.6 39.3 5.8
Sweet Spot % 31.1 36.6 5.5 34 -2.6
xBA .233 .264 0.031 .258 -0.006
BA .216 .282 0.066 .232 -0.05
xwOBA .278 .321 0.043 .322 0.001
wOBA .269 .339 0.07 .301 -0.038
xSLG .347 .434 0.087 .429 -0.005
SLG .368 .474 0.106 .419 -0.055
K% 20.3 22.1 1.8 20.2 -1.9
BB% 7 5.1 -1.9 6.1 1
Swing % 45.4 45.5 0.1 47.2 1.7
Whiff% 21.2 24.9 3.7 21.4 -3.5
In Zone % 41.6 48.8 7.2 47.3 -1.5
Out of Zone % 58.4 51.2 -7.2 52.7 1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 30.4 29.3 -1.1 28.6 -0.7
First Pitch Swing % 32.6 31.1 -1.5 32.4 1.3
First Pitch Strike % 62.1 63.1 1 64.9 1.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 227 .269 134 9 6.7 93 36 38.7
2020 312 .339 151 15 9.9 161 75 46.6
2021 441 .301 220 26 11.8 221 91 41.2

Pitch Distribution