Indians' Aaron Civale in No. 4 spot

Cleveland Indians pitcher Aaron Civale will start the fourth game of the season next Monday versus the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Civale will be preceded by Shane Bieber, Mike Clevinger, and Carlos Carrasco in the Indians' rotation and followed up by Zach Plesac. The 25-year-old right-hander recorded a 2.34 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 46 strikeouts and 16 walks over 57 2/3 innings and 10 starts last year in his first run in the majors. Opponents batted only .210 against him.

numberFire's models expect Civale to record a 3.40 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with a 21.3 strikeout percentage over 47 2/3 innings this season.