Full name MICHAEL ANTHONY CLEVINGER...He and Monica Grace have two daughters, Penelope Grace and Piper Lotus...Attended Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, FL...Attended The Citadel (Southern Conference All-Freshman team in 2010) and Seminole Community College (2011 in Sanford, FL)...Signed by Angels scout Tom Kotchman...On Twitter @Mike_Anthony13...Favorite player growing up was Mickey Morandini...Big fan of former pitcher Dock Ellis...2017-18 Tribe Fest participant...Enjoys mountain bike racing, skateboarding, surfing and fishing.
Had an outstanding season for the Indians, posting new career-highs in virtually every category, finishing fourth on the club with 12 wins and recording a B-R WAR of 3.2 ...His 3.11 ERA was the 8th-lowest ERA of any American League pitcher with at least 100.0 IP on the season while his .211 average against was 5th-lowest...Walked 4 of 11 batters faced in the ALDS vs. New York. In four starts during Cleveland's historic win streak (Aug. 24-Sept. 14), Clevinger went 4-0 with a 0.38 ERA (1ER/23.2 IP) and held the opposition to a .186 (16-for-86) average against...Over his last 5 starts, August 26-Sept. 19, he went 5-0 with a 0.61 ERA (29.2IP, 19H, 2ER, 10BB, 34S0, .184 avg) to lower his ERA from 3.97 to 3.13...5-game winning streak set a new career high. Following his final start at the LA Angels on Sept. 19 (W#11, 6.0IP, 3H, 1R/ER,2BB, 6SO), he made his last 3 appearances of the season out of the bullpen, Sept. 26-30 (3.2IP, 3H, 1ER, 4SO)...Overall on the year he posted an ERA as a starter of 2.84 (114.0IP, 84H, 36ER, .205 avg) and 7.04 (7.2IP, 8H, 6ER, 6BB, 11SO) in relief. Had particular success against right-handed hitters, holding them to a .180 average (48/266), the second-best mark in the American League & fourth-lowest in MLB... Right-handed hitters batted just .133 (14/105) against Clevinger over his last 11 outings dating back to August 6...Struck out 28.3 percent of righties he's faced (87/307), as 87 of his 137 strikeouts were against right-handers. Worked a career-high 7.0 innings on May 20 at Houston with a then- career-high eight strikeouts...Struck out a career-high nine batters on June 27 vs. Texas, a total he would match on August 12 at Tampa Bay and August 26 vs. Kansas City.... Posted three straight, 6.0 IP scoreless starts, August 26-Sept. 8, becoming the first Indians pitcher since John Denny (3 CG SHO), August 28-Sept. 6, 1981, to post three straight scoreless starts of at least 6.0 IP...Recorded a least 6 strikeouts in each of his last five starts. Overall on the year he made 7 starts at AAA Columbus...At the time of his first recall (May 7), he ranked 5th in the International League in ERA...Overall spent three stints with the Indians (May 7-June 6; June 17; June 22-remainder) and made just one start in Columbus following May 7 on June 11 at Indianapolis...Overall on the year limited right-handed hitters to a .206 (13/63) average against as batters hit just .228 (28/123) overall and .107 (3/28) with RISP...Was named the International League (AAA) Pitcher of the Week for April 10-16 (2-0, 13IP, 7H, 0R, 17SO). Posted a 2.17 ERA (11ER/45.2IP) with Roberto Pérez behind the plate...Went 7-3 with 2.45 ERA in 12 road games/11 starts (62.1IP, 40H, 17ER, 69SO, 3HR)...Went 5-1 with a 0.99 ERA in 7 September games/4 starts (27.1IP, 18H, 3ER, 10BB, 29SO) and did not allow a home run over his last 32.2 IP...Batters hit .213 (37/174) with runners on base, .190 (16/84) with RISP and .143 (20/140) when behind in the count...Opponents hit .105 against (25/238) him as a starter with two strikes this season.
Split the season between AAA Columbus and Cleveland, going 11-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 17 starts for Columbus and appearing in his first 17 Major League games throughout the season ... At the time of his final August 4 recall from Columbus he ranked tied for first among International League pitchers in wins (11), 7th in ERA (3.00) and 8th in strikeouts (97)...Limited Triple-A left-handed batters to a .201 (36-179) average against and has yielded a mark of .187 (26-139) with runners on base...Started the year 9-0 for the Clippers and did not lose his first game until July 18 (15th start)... Pitched a scoreless inning in the Triple-A All-Star Game.Spent three stints with the Indians at the Major League level (5/18-6/1; 7/4-6; 8/4-remainder) and made his Major League debut on May 18 at Cincinnati (ND, 5.1IP, 5H, 4R/ER, 1BB, 5SO, HR)...First career strike out was Joey Votto in the first inning...Made 3 starts during his first stint (0-1, 8.79 ERA, 14ER/14.1IP) before being shipped back to Columbus on June 2...Recalled on July 5 for bullpen help following the 19.0IP game in Toronto on July 1...Recalled on August 4 for the remainder of the season and notched his first Major League win on August 13 vs. the team that drafted him, the Los Angeles Angels (5.2IP, 1H, 1R/ER, 4BB, 3SO, hitless first 5.2IP)...Pitched in a relief role from August 18-28 before entering the rotation again on Sept. 5 due to Josh Tomlin ineffectiveness and Danny Salazar's arm injury...Overall in relief his ERA was 3.00 in 7 appearances (12.0IP, 8H, 4R/ER, 5BB, 14SO, .182 avg)...In Sept/ Oct he went 1-2 with a 5.19 ERA in 5 starts/6 games (17.1IP, 18H, 10ER) after being re-inserted back into the roation after injuries to Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco...Won in relief in the penultimate game of the season on Oct. 1 at KC...ERA as a starter was 5.93 on the year at the Major League level (41.0IP, 42H, 27ER)...Worked 2.0-or-more innings in three of his seven relief appearances, including 4.0 innings on August 18 vs. Chicago-AL (2H, 1ER, 1BB, 4K)...ERA in Progressive Field was 3.54 (11ER/28.0IP) compared to 7.20 (20ER/25.0IP) away from home...Major League hitters batted .246 (52-203, 8HR), including a mark of .178 (16-90, 1 homer) against left-handed batters (.505 OPS compared to a .976 OPS/7HR allowed to RHB)...Struck out 8.5 per 9.0IP but also walked 4.9 per 9.0IP.
Named Tribe's organizational Pitcher of the Year...Had a breakout season, going 9-8 with a 2.73 ERA in 27 games/26 starts with Akron, tallying the 3rd-most strikeouts, the second-lowest WHIP and the 4th-lowest average against in all of Double-A ball (158.0IP, 127H, 53R/48ER, 8HR, 9HB, 40BB, 145SO, .219 AVG, 1.06 WHIP), also the most strikeouts and 2nd-lowest ERA in the Indians system while finishing up in the top 5 of the EL in ERA (5th), strikeouts (2nd) and WHIP (2nd)...Worked at least 5.0 innings in all but two starts and didn't allow more than 4 runs in a game all season. The Jacksonville, Florida native was promoted to Columbus for postseason play and proceeded to go 2-0 with 15.1 scoreless innings over 2 starts...Worked 7.2 hitless innings in his first Triple-A start against Norfolk in game 1 of the Governors' Cup semifinals on Sept. 14 (7.2IP, 0H, 2BB, 10SO) and followed up that performance with 7.2 scoreless innings in game 5 of the Governors' Cup finals to secure the championship for Columbus in a 3-0 win at Indianapolis on Sept. 19 (7.2IP, 5H, 1BB, 7SO). Over his last 6 regular season outings in Akron after August 5 he posted an ERA of 1.40 (38.2IP, 23H, 6ER, 40SO)...On the year allowed just 8 homers in 158.0IP (.45/9.0IP)... For the year lefties hit .225 off him, RHH hit .214, batters hit.206 with runners on and .194 with RISP...Entered season with a Minor League career ERA of 4.36.
Assigned to A Carolina following 9/7 trade...Combined on the year he went 4-4 w/a 5.24 ERA in 23 games/22 starts (99.2IP, 94H, 49ER, 43BB, 100K).
Debuted in August after rehabbing from reconstructive right elbow surgery the previous year (made last start of 2012 on 5/21)...Was LA Angels #4 organizational prospect according to Baseball America.