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Aaron Civale
Popularity: ↑ 12%
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
2020 4 6 4.74 12 12 0 74.0 69 1.32
2 Seasons 7 10 3.69 22 22 0 131.2 115 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 4-6 4.74 74.0 69 1.32
2 Seasons 22 7-10 3.69 131.2 115 1.20

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 863 164 4 2.4 87 15 31.1 .236 .349 .269 .282 .319 32.9 20.3 7.0 2.34 3.32
2020 1201 224 15 6.7 87.1 10.4 36.6 .267 .437 .334 .310 .374 33.5 22.1 5.1 4.74 4.39
ALL 2064 388 19 4.9 87 12.4 34.3 .254 .401 .307 .298 .350 33.2 21.3 5.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Civale relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(28.9%) ,
Cutter
(28.7%) ,
Curveball
(21.2%) ,
Slider
(9.5%) ,
Changeup
(9.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(2.5%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 347 190 157 28.9 91.8 108 100 31 22 5 1 3 23 77 .310 .296 .470 .478 .354 .343 88.3 7 2269 11.3 21.5
2020 Cutter 345 134 211 28.8 87.4 87 79 23 15 5 0 3 21 59 .291 .278 .468 .442 .342 .321 87.3 13 2501 26.7 23.1
2020 Curveball 254 107 147 21.2 75.7 52 47 13 8 4 0 1 15 33 .277 .226 .426 .332 .318 .264 85.0 13 2840 39.4 19.0
2020 Slider 114 105 9 9.5 82.2 37 37 11 5 2 1 3 6 31 .297 .240 .649 .462 .382 .279 85.4 12 2709 11.9 14.3
2020 Changeup 110 9 101 9.2 85.3 18 18 2 0 1 1 0 1 17 .111 .255 .278 .369 .153 .266 88.1 6 2028 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 .200 .556 .529 .312 .288 86.4 13 2343 28.6 13.0
2019 Sinker 302 184 118 35.1 92.6 87 80 17 11 6 0 0 14 66 .213 .240 .288 .316 .250 .278 90.4 14 2268 9.6 18.9
2019 Cutter 255 126 129 29.6 87.9 77 68 16 4 8 2 2 16 54 .235 .242 .500 .412 .324 .307 86.2 20 2624 22.4 21.3
2019 Slider 124 111 13 14.4 83.6 27 25 2 2 0 0 0 6 19 .080 .215 .080 .258 .116 .240 81.9 13 2805 28.6 16.2
2019 Curveball 95 41 54 11.0 75.5 24 21 5 4 0 0 1 10 13 .238 .181 .381 .277 .255 .218 83.0 16 2930 34.1 32.3
2019 Changeup 57 5 52 6.6 84.2 8 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 8 .286 .177 .429 .276 .261 .217 81.5 -2 2089 39.1 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 28 10 18 3.3 92.0 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 .667 .689 1.667 1.246 .937 .818 90.6 14 2415 0.0 0.0


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
2020 Changeup CLE R 110 85.3 28.7 -1.9 -6 15.4 2 15
2020 Cutter CLE R 345 87.4 26.6 1.5 5 5.1 2.1 73
2020 Curveball CLE R 254 75.7 63.9 4.2 7 12.1 2.3 24
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 30 91.3 17 -0.6 -4 4.6 -2 -31
2020 Slider CLE R 114 82.2 42 2 5 7.5 0.7 10
2020 Sinker CLE R 347 91.8 20.6 -1.8 -8 13.6 -1 -7
2019 Changeup CLE R 57 84.2 29.9 -2.1 -6 15.8 2.2 16
2019 Slider CLE R 124 83.6 38.5 -1.3 -3 9.6 3.4 54
2019 Curveball CLE R 95 75.5 67.7 7 12 12.8 2.8 28
2019 Sinker CLE R 302 92.6 21.7 -1.3 -6 14.3 -0.7 -5
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 28 92 17.2 -0.4 -2 5 -2.3 -31
2019 Cutter CLE R 255 87.9 27.7 1 3 5.5 3.4 163
! 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 %
2020 4-Seamer 6.3 2 30 2.5 9 .222 .556 .322 28.6 33.3 13.0 .200 .529 .288 33.3
2020 Changeup -1.4 -1 110 9.2 18 .111 .278 .158 34.1 5.6 9.1 .255 .369 .266 35.3
2020 Slider 3.6 4 114 9.5 37 .297 .649 .431 11.9 16.2 14.3 .240 .462 .279 35.5
2020 Curveball 0.7 2 255 21.2 53 .271 .417 .344 39.1 28.3 19.0 .226 .332 .265 23.5
2020 Cutter -0.4 -1 345 28.7 87 .291 .468 .352 26.7 24.1 23.1 .278 .442 .322 33.9
2020 Sinker 0.3 1 347 28.9 108 .310 .470 .363 11.3 21.3 21.5 .296 .478 .343 36.4
2019 4-Seamer 7.3 2 28 3.2 4 .667 1.667 .967 0.0 0.0 0.0 .689 1.246 .818 25.0
2019 Changeup -0.4 0 57 6.6 8 .286 .429 .269 39.1 0.0 0.0 .177 .276 .217 37.5
2019 Curveball 0.4 0 95 11.0 24 .238 .381 .263 34.1 41.7 32.3 .181 .277 .218 30.8
2019 Slider -2.5 -3 124 14.4 27 .080 .080 .152 28.6 22.2 16.2 .215 .258 .241 10.5
2019 Cutter -1.1 -3 255 29.5 77 .235 .500 .334 22.4 20.8 21.3 .242 .412 .308 31.5
2019 Sinker -1.9 -6 302 35.0 87 .213 .288 .267 9.6 16.1 18.9 .240 .316 .278 40.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Changeup 108 85.3 93 17.8 2:15 1:30 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 30 91.3 82 15.9 12:30 12:45 15
2020 Slider 112 82.2 42 9.0 8:15 9:00 45
2020 Curveball 251 75.7 86 22.8 7:15 7:15 0
2020 Cutter 329 87.4 52 9.8 10:45 11:30 45
2020 Sinker 344 91.8 86 17.9 1:45 1:00 -45
! 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 226 858 -3 -13 3 3 -10
2020 309 1197 -1 -8 13 2 6
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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 65.9 84.3 30.4 69.9 41.0 62.1 45.2 21.3 5.2 66.7
2020 1201 48.9 62.4 82.8 29.2 59.2 45.8 63.1 45.4 25.0 7.7 66.3
ALL 2064 45.8 63.7 83.4 29.7 64.2 43.8 62.7 45.3 23.4 6.6 66.4
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 4.9 29.9 31.7 25.0 5.5 2.4
2020 45.1 21.4 29.9 3.6 34.4 40.2 25.4 4.9 30.8 23.2 27.2 6.3 6.7
ALL 43.6 23.5 27.1 5.9 33.0 38.1 28.9 4.9 30.4 26.8 26.3 5.9 4.9
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 85 63 88 96 80 99 99 86 78 27 67 18 85 17 85 96
2020 43 25 32 43 56 6 54 71 70 42 89 37 43 13 72 86
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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 0.5 2 2 2 50.0
2020 24.1 11 11.9 -0.9 7 10 4 36.4

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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.5 89.7 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 84.2 85.3 1.1
Breaking Velocity 80.1 77.7 -2.4
Exit Velocity 87 87.1 0.1
Launch Angle 15 10.4 -4.6
Barrel % 2.4 6.7 4.3
Hard Hit % 32.9 33.5 0.6
Sweet Spot % 31.1 36.6 5.5
xBA .236 .267 0.031
BA .216 .282 0.066
xwOBA .282 .31 0.028
wOBA .269 .334 0.065
xSLG .349 .437 0.088
SLG .368 .474 0.106
K% 20.3 22.1 1.8
BB% 7 5.1 -1.9
Swing % 45.2 45.4 0.2
Whiff% 21.3 25 3.7
In Zone Swing % 41.6 48.9 7.3
Out of Zone Swing % 58.4 51.1 -7.3
First Pitch Swing % 32.2 30.8 -1.4
First Pitch Strike % 62.1 63.1 1
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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 .334 151 15 9.9 161 75 46.6

Pitch Distribution