Aaron Civale Cleveland Indians

Age: 25 (June 12, 1995) | 1623' 3" | 19479lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-13
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CLE A 2017 2 4 0 0 10 10 57.0 64 2 5 53 4.58 1.21 1.22 0.8 8.4 .365 n/a
CLE A+ 2017 11 2 0 0 17 17 107.2 96 11 9 88 2.59 0.98 1.09 0.8 7.4 .283 n/a
CLE AA 2018 5 7 0 0 21 21 106.1 115 12 21 78 3.89 1.28 1.35 1.8 6.6 .317 n/a
CLE AA 2019 4 0 0 0 5 5 30.1 26 3 6 24 2.67 1.05 1.10 1.8 7.1 .272 n/a
CLE AAA 2019 3 1 0 0 8 8 42.1 38 4 9 46 2.13 1.11 1.15 1.9 9.8 .317 n/a
CLE AL 2019 3 4 0 0 10 10 57.2 44 4 16 46 2.34 1.04 1.01 2.5 7.2 .255 40/22/37 11 9
CLE AL 2020 4 6 0 0 12 12 74.0 82 11 16 69 4.74 1.32 1.44 1.9 8.4 .337 44/25/31 5 11
Career 2yrs 7 10 0 0 22 22 131.2 126 15 32 115 3.69 1.20 1.25 2.2 7.9 .302 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex

He doesn't just pitch like Bieber, he looks like Bieber, right down to the quasi-beard.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 20

Peter Gammons, who works nowadays for The Athletic:

... Then take the other four Cleveland starters: Shane Bieber, Carlos Carrasco, Aaron Civale and Zach Plesac. Combined, on that morning, they had struck out 85 and walked seven. Civale (18-1), Plesac (17-1) and Bieber (35-3) were in the top seven in the majors in strikeout-to-walk ratio. Bieber led the majors with an 0.83 ERA in three starts, and in little more than two and a half major-league seasons has thrown 350 innings with 412 strikeouts and 66 walks.

The Indians staff had a 5.79 strikeout-to-walk ratio, better than the five best team rates since the home run era began in 1990:

TeamYearK/BBTeam wins
Cleveland20173.98102
Houston20183.98103
Los Angeles20193.88106
Cleveland20183.7991
Houston20193.73107

And the 2020 team leaders in strikeout-to-walk ratio:

TeamK/BB
Tampa Bay3.47
Oakland3.61
Cincinnati3.78
St. Louis4.11
Cleveland5.79

The Indians picked Civale and Bieber in the third and fourth rounds of the 2016 draft, respectively. The summer before, a young pitching coach named Matt Blake had Bieber on his Yarmouth-Dennis Cape Cod League team, saw Civale shut his team out of the playoffs, then went to work for the Indians as a minor-league coordinator.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 14
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 1.5 FIP 3.40 SIERA 4.74 FB 39% FBv 92.6 HR/FB 7% Hard 38% LOB 78%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19