Aaron Civale
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 3, #92, Cleveland Indians | Northeastern
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 12 5 3.84 21 21 0 124.1 99 1.12
2022 5 6 4.92 20 20 0 97 98 1.19
2023 7 5 3.46 23 23 0 122.1 116 1.16
5 Seasons 31 26 3.92 86 86 0 475.1 428 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 21 12-5 3.84 124.1 99 1.12
2022 20 5-6 4.92 97 98 1.19
2023 23 7-5 3.46 122.1 116 1.16
5 Seasons 86 31-26 3.92 475.1 428 1.17
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA 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 1.8 87.0 113.8 15.0 31.1 .233 .347 .269 .278 .313 32.9 20.3 7.0 2.34 3.36
2020 25 1201 224 15 6.7 4.8 87.1 108.6 10.4 36.6 .266 .436 .339 .322 .390 33.5 22.1 5.1 4.74 4.42
2021 26 1909 364 30 8.2 6.0 88.3 116.7 12.1 33.8 .262 .461 .311 .333 .389 39.3 19.9 6.2 3.84 4.76
2022 27 1588 280 21 7.5 5.2 88.6 114.0 13.5 35.0 .246 .393 .313 .303 .370 40.4 24.1 5.4 4.92 3.80
2023 28 2009 349 23 6.6 4.6 89.0 113.6 16.0 33.5 .243 .379 .288 .297 .353 36.4 23.0 6.5 3.46 3.69
Player 7570 1381 93 6.7 4.8 88.2 116.7 13.4 34.1 .251 .409 .305 .309 .367 37.1 22.0 6.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Civale relies on 6 pitches.
Cutter
(37.4%) ,
Curveball
(24.5%) ,
Sinker
(18.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(12.3%) ,
Slider
(5.6%) ,
Split Finger
(1.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 41.5 26.2 23.2 9.1 31.1 35.4 33.5 5.5 29.9 31.7 25.0 5.5 2.4 1.8
2020 45.1 23.7 26.3 4.9 34.4 40.2 25.4 4.9 30.8 23.2 27.2 6.3 6.7 4.8
2021 45.3 25.0 22.8 6.9 42.6 36.8 20.6 6.6 31.3 24.2 23.4 6.3 8.2 6.0
2022 41.8 28.2 23.6 6.4 43.9 35.0 21.1 3.9 30.7 26.1 23.9 7.5 7.5 5.2
2023 39.8 27.5 23.8 8.9 43.6 34.7 21.8 5.7 26.9 28.7 24.6 7.2 6.6 4.6
Player 42.7 26.2 23.8 7.2 40.4 36.3 23.3 5.4 29.8 26.4 24.6 6.7 6.7 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2023 Curveball TB R 491 78.1 61.3 6.0 11 10.9 5.0 84
2023 Sinker TB R 373 92.4 19.1 -2.7 -12 13.9 -0.1 0
2023 Splitter TB R 34 85.2 28.6 -6.0 -17 16.9 7.1 73
2023 Slider TB R 113 82.4 38.5 -1.8 -4 11.7 4.9 71
2023 Cutter TB R 751 87.7 27.8 0.4 1 3.7 1.0 38
2023 4-Seamer TB R 245 91.8 14.1 1.8 11 5.0 -1.5 -24
2022 Slider CLE R 27 81.8 43.3 2.4 6 10.3 3.0 40
2022 Cutter CLE R 548 86.4 32.2 -2.7 -9 6.5 3.0 84
2022 Sweeper CLE R 24 79.0 45.5 1.5 3 19.4 3.7 24
2022 Sinker CLE R 341 91.3 21.2 -1.2 -6 12.2 -2.0 -14
2022 Curveball CLE R 428 75.9 65.8 6.3 11 11.7 2.9 32
2022 4-Seamer CLE R 139 90.7 16.0 0.2 1 2.2 -4.1 -66
2022 Splitter CLE R 57 85.5 29.4 -4.1 -12 12.0 0.1 1
2021 Sinker CLE R 200 91.8 19.5 -3.2 -14 12.7 -2.0 -13
2021 Slider CLE R 227 83.4 40.8 2.7 7 8.7 3.2 58
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 428 91.4 15.1 0.8 5 3.3 -3.6 -52
2021 Splitter CLE R 264 85.6 31.0 -2.1 -6 9.8 -1.4 -13
2021 Curveball CLE R 310 77.0 62.0 5.4 9 9.3 1.4 18
2021 Cutter CLE R 480 87.7 29.1 -1.3 -5 5.5 2.9 112
2020 Sinker CLE R 351 91.8 20.6 -2.0 -9 13.6 -1.1 -8
2020 Cutter CLE R 345 87.4 26.6 1.2 4 5.1 2.3 82
2020 Curveball CLE R 254 75.7 63.9 4.2 7 12.1 2.4 24
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 26 91.2 16.4 -0.1 -1 3.9 -2.7 -41
2020 Slider CLE R 114 82.3 42.0 2.1 5 7.5 1.5 24
2020 Changeup CLE R 110 85.3 28.7 -1.7 -6 15.4 2.0 15
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 28 92.0 17.2 -0.4 -2 5.0 -2.3 -32
2019 Sinker CLE R 302 92.6 21.7 -1.3 -6 14.3 -0.7 -5
2019 Cutter CLE R 251 87.9 27.5 1.0 3 5.4 3.3 160
2019 Curveball CLE R 95 75.5 67.7 7.0 12 12.8 2.8 28
2019 Slider CLE R 128 83.7 38.5 -1.1 -3 9.8 4.3 77
2019 Changeup CLE R 57 84.2 29.9 -1.9 -6 15.8 2.1 16
! 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 %
2023 Cutter 1.3 10 751 37.4 179 .263 .413 .316 23.3 17.3 19.1 .277 .442 .330 42.3
2023 Curveball 0.6 3 491 24.4 140 .188 .323 .251 27.3 32.1 19.1 .208 .350 .260 34.1
2023 Sinker 1.8 7 373 18.6 104 .202 .292 .284 14.4 19.2 17.7 .234 .322 .305 34.8
2023 4-Seamer 0.0 0 246 12.2 42 .359 .436 .376 24.3 26.2 12.4 .279 .416 .326 35.7
2023 Slider 0.7 1 113 5.6 31 .148 .296 .231 24.1 25.8 17.4 .152 .247 .214 20.0
2023 Splitter -8.5 -3 34 1.7 8 .500 .625 .606 18.2 12.5 10.0 .361 .459 .356 14.3
2022 Cutter -0.6 -3 556 35.0 138 .283 .512 .367 21.6 14.5 17.5 .277 .446 .329 40.9
2022 Curveball 0.7 3 437 27.5 114 .124 .238 .191 45.1 50.9 27.9 .138 .185 .178 28.6
2022 Sinker 0.5 2 345 21.7 103 .272 .435 .346 7.5 12.6 15.5 .308 .459 .372 39.2
2022 4-Seamer -0.2 0 140 8.8 28 .333 .481 .366 10.6 17.9 11.9 .291 .609 .391 63.6
2022 Splitter -5.8 -3 57 3.6 11 .500 .800 .573 10.0 0.0 0.0 .277 .624 .405 50.0
2022 Slider -4.3 -1 28 1.8 4 .500 .750 .538 15.4 0.0 0.0 .431 .690 .480 50.0
2022 Sweeper 3.9 1 24 1.5 8 .375 .500 .381 26.7 25.0 22.2 .167 .388 .234 33.3
2021 Cutter 2.9 14 480 25.1 125 .190 .293 .238 20.2 24.8 26.5 .228 .372 .286 38.4
2021 4-Seamer -1.4 -6 428 22.4 98 .278 .600 .394 15.3 14.3 10.8 .319 .621 .420 48.7
2021 Curveball 1.8 5 310 16.2 80 .184 .276 .206 34.3 28.7 23.0 .213 .305 .233 25.5
2021 Splitter -0.2 -1 264 13.8 69 .219 .484 .323 28.9 18.8 14.0 .257 .452 .330 27.5
2021 Slider -1.0 -2 227 11.9 61 .281 .509 .359 20.5 9.8 7.6 .277 .493 .350 39.2
2021 Sinker -2.0 -4 200 10.5 65 .309 .618 .437 9.2 18.5 19.0 .301 .576 .409 55.6
2020 Sinker -1.0 -3 351 29.2 109 .317 .505 .387 11.1 21.1 21.3 .301 .513 .371 37.2
2020 Cutter 0.6 2 345 28.7 88 .287 .463 .348 26.3 23.9 22.8 .280 .445 .337 35.0
2020 Curveball -0.4 -1 255 21.2 53 .271 .417 .344 39.1 28.3 19.0 .222 .325 .270 23.5
2020 Slider -3.6 -4 114 9.5 36 .306 .667 .443 12.1 16.7 14.6 .233 .457 .290 33.3
2020 Changeup 1.4 2 110 9.2 18 .111 .278 .158 34.1 5.6 9.1 .257 .370 .272 35.3
2020 4-Seamer -0.4 0 26 2.2 8 .125 .125 .113 33.3 37.5 13.6 .091 .095 .087 20.0
2019 Sinker 2.1 6 302 35.0 87 .212 .287 .267 9.5 16.1 18.9 .236 .310 .271 40.9
2019 Cutter 1.2 3 251 29.1 74 .242 .515 .338 22.3 18.9 20.3 .249 .428 .311 31.5
2019 Slider 2.5 3 128 14.8 30 .074 .074 .160 28.3 26.7 18.6 .185 .228 .234 10.5
2019 Curveball -0.2 0 95 11.0 24 .238 .381 .263 33.3 41.7 32.3 .183 .282 .215 30.8
2019 Changeup 0.5 0 57 6.6 8 .286 .429 .269 39.1 0.0 0.0 .176 .266 .212 37.5
2019 4-Seamer -7.1 -2 28 3.2 4 .667 1.667 .967 0.0 0.0 0.0 .688 1.281 .818 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Curveball 483 78.1 80 22.2 7:15 7:00 15
2023 Cutter 750 87.7 48 8.2 11:15 11:00 15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 246 91.8 90 18.5 12:45 12:30 15
2023 Splitter 34 85.2 96 19.3 1:45 2:15 -30
2023 Sinker 371 92.4 86 19.0 1:00 1:45 -45
2023 Slider 113 82.4 48 12.8 8:30 9:00 -30
2022 Curveball 410 75.9 88 24.5 7:00 7:00 0
2022 Cutter 545 86.4 40 8.0 10:45 9:45 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 139 90.7 80 16.6 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Splitter 57 85.5 79 14.3 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Sinker 335 91.3 79 16.7 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Slider 28 81.6 51 12.2 8:45 8:15 30
2022 Sweeper 24 79.0 64 20.8 8:00 8:45 -45
2021 Curveball 308 77.0 79 21.0 7:15 7:00 15
2021 Cutter 476 87.7 48 8.0 11:15 10:15 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 424 91.4 84 17.2 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Splitter 253 85.6 67 11.5 12:45 2:15 -90
2021 Sinker 197 91.8 83 17.9 12:45 1:30 -45
2021 Slider 225 83.4 44 10.1 9:15 8:15 60
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 26 91.2 81 16.1 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Sinker 338 91.8 86 17.9 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 106 82.2 42 9.0 9:00 8:15 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 227 861 3 13 -3 -3 11
2020 312 1,201 2 8 -12 -2 -5
2021 498 1,909 6 18 -10 -8 6
2022 411 1,613 -6 18 -9 -8 -5
2023 504 2,008 7 29 -13 -5 18
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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 41.5 66.4 83.5 30.6 70.1 41.0 62.1 45.4 21.2 5.2 68.9
2020 1,201 48.6 62.7 82.8 29.2 58.9 46.0 63.1 45.5 24.9 7.7 66.3
2021 1,909 47.1 67.9 84.9 29.2 64.1 44.1 65.1 47.4 21.4 7.0 76.1
2022 1,588 46.1 65.8 85.9 30.7 55.9 43.5 63.4 46.9 24.3 6.0 74.7
2023 2,009 50.2 63.4 84.4 30.3 61.7 44.5 68.7 46.9 22.7 7.3 74.8
Player 7,570 47.3 65.2 84.5 30.0 61.7 44.0 65.0 46.6 22.9 6.8 73.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
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Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 84 62 85 95 79 99 99 86 78 27 67 18 66 39 58 96 14
2020 44 25 32 42 59 6 54 71 70 42 89 38 64 26 54 85 29
2021 26 21 17 17 50 22 43 60 43 24 80 17 63 20 72 89 9
2022 52 39 40 45 61 39 44 47 28 60 87 39 64 13 74 95 10
2023 71 52 67 75 70 38 73 49 68 46 78 26 69 22 71 97 2
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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 4.2 0 3 2 3 75.0
2020 24.1 11 12.8 -2 6 10 5 45.5
2021 23.1 23 22.8 0 10 14 11 47.8
2022 22.9 15 14.7 0 8 12 5 33.3
2023 25.0 12 10.4 2 5 9 3 25.0
Player 23.6 65 64.9 0 32 47 27 41.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 7 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 4
2020 11 14 12 15 13 15 14 14 12 10 9 15 14 11 13 13 14 13 12 14 14 14 18 13 11 8 13 13 13 11 9
2021 23 22 23 24 25 23 24 24 18 20 20 30 25 18 22 25 21 21 23 23 21 22 29 24 21 21 25 25 24 22 19
2022 15 16 9 18 14 13 17 13 11 10 12 17 16 15 15 18 15 15 16 15 15 13 22 18 12 12 17 16 17 12 13
2023 12 9 8 12 11 11 12 9 11 9 9 11 9 9 13 10 11 9 13 13 10 10 15 11 8 8 12 9 9 11 9
Player 65 65 57 73 67 66 71 64 56 52 54 77 69 57 67 71 65 61 68 69 64 66 88 71 56 52 71 67 68 60 54
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.6 89.7 -0.9 89.9 0.2 88.6 -1.3 89.7 1.1
Offspeed Velocity 84.2 85.3 1.1 85.6 0.3 85.5 -0.1 85.2 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 80.2 77.7 -2.5 79.7 2.0 76.4 -3.3 78.9 2.5
Exit Velocity 87.0 87.1 0.1 88.3 1.2 88.6 0.3 89.0 0.4
Launch Angle 15.0 10.4 -4.6 12.1 1.7 13.5 1.4 16.0 2.5
Barrel % 2.4 6.7 4.3 8.2 1.5 7.5 -0.7 6.6 -0.9
Hard Hit % 32.9 33.5 0.6 39.3 5.8 40.4 1.1 36.4 -4.0
Sweet Spot % 31.1 36.6 5.5 33.8 -2.8 35.0 1.2 33.5 -1.5
xBA .233 .266 0.033 .262 -0.004 .246 -0.016 .243 -0.003
BA .216 .282 0.066 .236 -0.046 .249 0.013 .235 -0.014
xwOBA .278 .322 0.044 .333 0.011 .303 -0.030 .297 -0.006
wOBA .269 .339 0.070 .311 -0.028 .313 0.002 .288 -0.025
xSLG .347 .436 0.089 .461 0.025 .393 -0.068 .379 -0.014
SLG .368 .474 0.106 .443 -0.031 .424 -0.019 .363 -0.061
K% 20.3 22.1 1.8 19.9 -2.2 24.1 4.2 23.0 -1.1
BB% 7.0 5.1 -1.9 6.2 1.1 5.4 -0.8 6.5 1.1
Swing % 45.4 45.5 0.1 47.4 1.9 46.9 -0.5 46.9 0.0
Whiff% 21.2 24.9 3.7 21.4 -3.5 24.3 2.9 22.7 -1.6
In Zone % 41.5 48.6 7.1 47.1 -1.5 46.1 -1.0 50.2 4.1
Out of Zone % 58.5 51.4 -7.1 52.9 1.5 53.9 1.0 49.8 -4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 30.6 29.2 -1.4 29.2 0.0 30.7 1.5 30.3 -0.4
First Pitch Swing % 32.6 31.1 -1.5 33.1 2.0 29.7 -3.4 32.1 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 62.1 63.1 1.0 65.1 2.0 63.4 -1.7 68.7 5.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 227 .269 134 10 7.5 93 51 54.8
2020 Shifts 312 .339 151 23 15.2 161 124 77.0
2021 Shifts 480 .316 241 25 10.4 239 146 61.1
2022 Shifts 406 .313 223 20 9.0 183 117 63.9
2023 Shades 504 .288 250 8 3.2 254 148 58.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 306 14.3 57.5% 0.3% 119 22.5 0.8% 8.4%
2020 349 15.0 50.1% 2.3% 218 21.8 0.0% 5.5%
2021 625 19.3 5.0% 2.1% 241 22.8 0.4% 9.1%
2022 504 17.4 13.3% 2.6% 233 20.8 0.0% 4.3%
2023 599 13.5 72.3% 0.3% 305 18.3 3.9% 0.7%
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Pitch Distribution