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Aaron Civale
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 25

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 4 0 3.20 6 6 0 39.1 28 1.04
3 Seasons 11 10 3.58 28 28 0 171.0 143 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 4-0 3.20 39.1 28 1.04
3 Seasons 28 11-10 3.58 171.0 143 1.16

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 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 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 572 112 5 4.5 88.5 111 8.6 25 .244 .388 .282 .307 .335 40.2 18.2 7.8 3.20 3.52
2636 500 24 4.8 87.3 113.8 11.5 32.2 .250 .396 .304 .304 .351 34.8 20.6 6.3
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Civale relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(24.7%) ,
Cutter
(19.8%) ,
Curveball
(16.8%) ,
Split Finger
(16.1%) ,
Slider
(14.2%) ,
Sinker
(8.6%) ,


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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 4-Seam Fastball 141 68 73 24.7 91.3 38 34 6 3 0 1 2 8 26 .176 .270 .412 .500 .294 .360 86.7 17 2297 5.8 23.2 16.7
2021 Cutter 113 27 86 19.8 87.5 37 31 6 5 1 0 0 8 24 .194 .234 .226 .336 .247 .309 87.6 9 2478 5.8 19.6 27.6
2021 Curveball 96 33 63 16.8 76.9 22 21 4 2 0 1 1 6 15 .190 .177 .429 .320 .278 .228 87.3 17 2734 5.8 34.3 25.0
2021 Split Finger 92 29 63 16.1 85.0 25 23 4 4 0 0 0 3 20 .174 .198 .174 .231 .197 .225 81.8 -8 1609 5.8 17.0 11.5
2021 Slider 81 78 3 14.2 83.0 15 14 6 4 0 0 2 0 14 .429 .381 .857 .691 .557 .464 91.7 3 2714 5.7 18.9 0.0
2021 Sinker 49 36 13 8.6 91.5 17 16 3 2 1 0 0 3 13 .188 .242 .250 .305 .221 .264 94.3 8 2302 5.8 7.7 27.3
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 2499 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 53.6 17.9 22.3 6.3 41.1 33.9 25 7.1 39.3 19.6 24.1 5.4 4.5
45.8 21.8 25.8 6.6 34.8 37.2 28 5.6 32.4 25.2 25.8 5.8 4.8
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 96 76.9 61.9 5 9 8.6 0 0
2021 Sinker CLE R 49 91.5 18.6 -3.8 -17 12.2 -3.3 -21
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 141 91.3 14.7 0.8 5 3.6 -3.2 -47
2021 Splitter CLE R 92 85 32.1 -1.4 -4 10.4 -1.4 -12
2021 Slider CLE R 81 83 41.6 3 8 9 3.1 53
2021 Cutter CLE R 113 87.5 28.3 -1 -4 5.1 2.6 100
2020 Sinker CLE R 347 91.8 20.6 -1.9 -8 13.6 -1 -7
2020 Slider CLE R 114 82.2 42 2.1 5 7.5 0.8 12
2020 Curveball CLE R 254 75.7 63.9 4.3 7 12.1 2.3 24
2020 Cutter CLE R 345 87.4 26.6 1.4 5 5.1 2.2 78
2020 Changeup CLE R 110 85.3 28.7 -1.7 -6 15.4 2 15
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 30 91.3 17 -0.6 -4 4.6 -2 -31
2019 Changeup CLE R 57 84.2 29.9 -2 -6 15.8 2.2 16
2019 Slider CLE R 124 83.6 38.5 -1.3 -3 9.6 3.4 55
2019 Sinker CLE R 302 92.6 21.7 -1.2 -5 14.3 -0.7 -5
2019 Curveball CLE R 95 75.5 67.7 7.1 12 12.8 2.8 28
2019 Cutter CLE R 255 87.9 27.7 0.9 3 5.5 3.4 159
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 3.8 3 81 14.2 15 .429 .857 .553 18.9 0 0 .381 .691 .465 57.1
2021 Sinker -2.7 -1 49 8.6 17 .188 .25 .221 7.7 17.6 27.3 .242 .305 .263 46.2
2021 Curveball -0.5 0 96 16.8 22 .19 .429 .277 34.3 27.3 25 .177 .32 .228 33.3
2021 Splitter -2 -2 92 16.1 25 .174 .174 .2 17 12 11.5 .198 .231 .226 15
2021 Cutter -0.7 -1 113 19.8 37 .194 .226 .25 19.6 21.6 27.6 .234 .336 .311 54.2
2021 4-Seamer -0.2 0 141 24.7 38 .176 .412 .292 23.2 21.1 16.7 .27 .5 .361 38.5
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 .177 .268 .214 37.5
2019 Curveball 0.2 0 95 11 24 .238 .381 .263 33.3 41.7 32.3 .182 .281 .214 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 314 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 96 76.9 78 20.5 7:15 6:45 30
2021 Cutter 112 87.5 50 8.4 11:15 10:30 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 140 91.3 86 17.7 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Splitter 88 85 66 11.6 12:45 2:15 -90
2021 Sinker 49 91.5 84 18.3 12:30 1:30 -60
2021 Slider 81 83 45 10.5 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 154 572 -1 -5 3 3 -2
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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 572 44.9 70 87.2 28.6 63.3 40.9 64.3 47.2 20.7 6.8 82.1
2636 45.6 65.3 84.1 29.5 63.8 43.2 63.1 45.8 22.8 6.7 70.5
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 82 58 83 94 76 99 99 86 78 27 67 18 82 18 85 96
2020 44 25 34 43 58 6 54 71 70 42 89 38 44 14 73 87
2021 60 52 62 69 58 34 78 60 45 19 56 16 60 15 63 79
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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 5 5 0 2 5 2 40

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 5 5 8 4 8 4 5 6 7 7 6 4 2 6 5 6 4 4 6 6 3 2 3 5 4 7 4 4 5 2 8
! 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 89.9 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 84.2 85.3 1.1 85 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 80.1 77.7 -2.4 79.7 2
Exit Velocity 87 87.1 0.1 88.5 1.4
Launch Angle 15 10.4 -4.6 8.6 -1.8
Barrel % 2.4 6.7 4.3 4.5 -2.2
Hard Hit % 32.9 33.5 0.6 40.2 6.7
Sweet Spot % 31.1 36.6 5.5 25 -11.6
xBA .233 .264 0.031 .244 -0.02
BA .216 .282 0.066 .209 -0.073
xwOBA .278 .321 0.043 .307 -0.014
wOBA .269 .339 0.07 .282 -0.057
xSLG .347 .434 0.087 .388 -0.046
SLG .368 .474 0.106 .36 -0.114
K% 20.3 22.1 1.8 18.2 -3.9
BB% 7 5.1 -1.9 7.8 2.7
Swing % 45.4 45.5 0.1 47.2 1.7
Whiff% 21.2 24.9 3.7 20.7 -4.2
In Zone % 41.6 48.8 7.2 44.9 -3.9
Out of Zone % 58.4 51.2 -7.2 55.1 3.9
Out of Zone Swing % 30.4 29.3 -1.1 28.6 -0.7
First Pitch Swing % 32.6 31.1 -1.5 35.7 4.6
First Pitch Strike % 62.1 63.1 1 64.3 1.2
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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 154 .282 71 9 12.7 83 30 36.1

Pitch Distribution