Future Watch: Aaron Civale Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians

Future Watch: Aaron Civale Rookie Baseball Cards, IndiansFuture Watch: Aaron Civale Rookie Baseball Cards, IndiansAaron Civale was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. He ramped things up when he pitched for Northeastern University.

As a freshman, he was 9-3, with a 1.73 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 114 1/3 innings. He was off to a fantastic start.

In 2015, his sophomore season he was 7-2 with a 3.24 ERA. In 41 2/3 innings he struck out 41 and he had six saves. He was converted from a starter to a closer. He finished 10 games that season.

In 2016, his last season there he was 0-4 with just one save. His strikeouts were still up but his results weren’t fantastic and that may have dropped him to the third round.

For the 2017 season he played for the Lynchburg Hillcats in A+ ball and he was back to being a starter. He was 11-2 with a 2.59 ERA! He struck out 88 in 111 2/3 innings.

In 2018, he pitched for the Akron RubberDucks. He was 5-7 with a 3.89 ERA. He had 78 strikeouts in 106 1/3 innings. It was Double-A so he met his match but he did start 21 games. That’s important to note.

Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Priority Baseball.

According to his MLB.com draft profile:

Civale’s lone plus pitch is a cutter/slider that he throws at 85-88 mph. His four-seam fastball has fringy low-90s velocity but is effective because it has a high spin rate and he commands it exceptionally well. While neither his curveball nor changeup stands out for its quality, he does a nice job of sequencing them with his cutter and fastball. ETA 2019.

Here’s how the prospect got noticed initially:

After starting 2019 at 4-0 back in Akron the Indians promoted him. In the early part of the season, he went 3-0 with a 1.63 ERA. He could be called up before the year is out. You were warned.

Follow him on Twitter @aaroncivale.

Future Watch: Aaron Civale Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians – Stats

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2019 24 CLE AL 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 23 2.72 0.833 3.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
1 Yr 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 23 2.72 0.833 3.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
162 Game Avg. 34 0 1.000 0.00 34 34 0 0 0 0 204 68 0 0 0 102 0 204 0 0 0 782 2.72 0.833 3.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
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Generated 7/18/2019.

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