Cleveland Indians All-Star Snub #1: Aaron Civale
Before he hit the injured list, Aaron Civale was one of the top pitchers in the American League. He was the first, and is still the only, pitcher in the entire MLB to hit double-digit wins with 10 at this point in the season. At the time that he hit the IL he was still holding a 10-2 record over 15 appearances, setting a winning percentage of .833, which leads the American League.
While Civale was effective in picking up wins, his ERA might have hurt his chances a bit in the All-Star Game. Through those 15 starts, Civale registered an ERA of 3.32 and recorded 76 strikeouts with only 23 walks.
While Civale had one more start than Bieber, their stats were rather comparable. Civale had three more wins, two fewer losses, and ERA only 0.04 higher on top of 10 less walks. The only main difference was that Bieber was averaging just shy of six more strikeouts per nine innings.
That’s a strong point to make the difference, but the argument is definitely there that if Bieber is an All-Star, then Civale should be as well. Their season stats are very close and Civale leads the majors in the stat. Not even Bieber can say that right now.