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Aaron Civale’s sneaky good curveball

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9 Under-the-Radar Pitchers with Money Pitches in 2020 | Pitcher List
Ben Palmer over at Pitcher List highlighted Aaron Civale’s curveball as one excellent pitch that most baseball fans might not know about. To build on what Ben said: Civale’s curveball also has one of the highest spin rates in baseball and its spin direction mirrors well with his sinker.

Projecting the Cleveland Indians starting lineups ahead of Spring Training | WKYC
WKYC has Andrés Giménez starting against right-handed pitchers out of the gate (as opposed to working on his pickoff move in Triple-A), which is either optimistic or naive.

Top 10 player nicknames in Indians history | MLB
Pronk is an elite nickname in all of baseball, not just in Cleveland.

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