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Adam Ottavino | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rockies and RHP Adam Ottavino avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.
It's just above the midpoint of figures exchanged earlier this month. Ottavino is coming off a fine season for Colorado, having posted a 3.60 ERA and 70/16 K/BB ratio across 65 innings. He'll again help set up LaTroy Hawkins in 2015. Jan 26 - 8:07 PM

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Adam Ottavino requested $1.475 million and was offered $1 million from the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

It is the first time that the 29-year-old has been arbitration eligible and comes on the heels of two strong seasons in the Rockies bullpen. He's a sneaky candidate to accrue saves this season for those speculating.
Jan 16 - 7:11 PM

Adam Ottavino worked a scoreless 10th inning to pick up his first save of the season as the Rockies defeated the Cubs on Wednesday.

Regular closer LaTroy Hawkins was unavailable after pitching two innings in Tuesday night's 16-inning affair. Ottavino got two quick outs before allowing Starlin Castro to reach on a single, but was able to get Luis Valbuena to line out to end the contest. With the Rockies likely to hang on to Hawkins, per reports, save opportunities will continue to be few and far between for Ottavino, who has a 3.80 ERA on the season.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss on Thursday wouldn't rule out the possibility of Adam Ottavino eventually seeing time in the closer role "down the road."

"I wouldn't rule it out," Weiss said. "There's enough stuff — he's been dominant this year. He's one of those wipeout right-handed relievers. So he's a great matchup guy. But he certainly has the stuff to, down the road, pitch in that role." The common thought has been that if the Rockies made a change at closer, Rex Brothers would be the one to replace LaTroy Hawkins. However, it could be Ottavino, who has shared setup duties with Brothers and has been the team's best reliever this season, posting a 1.40 ERA and 18/2 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, May 23, 2014 09:58:00 AM

Adam Ottavino boasts a 2.01 ERA over 22 1/3 relief innings for the Rockies.

Ottavino has pitched exceedingly well as a swingman, posting a 24/5 K/BB rate and 1.12 WHIP in 14 appearances. As a 27-year-old, he appears likely to remain in the majors over the duration of an entire season for the first time in his career.
Fri, May 24, 2013 01:08:00 AM

Rockies recalled RHP Adam Ottavino from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Ottavino struck out four over 2 2/3 perfect innings earlier this month with the Rox. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, May 20, 2012 01:47:00 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Adam Ottavino to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He was cleared to make room for Wednesday's starter Christian Friedrich on the active roster. Ottavino was just called up from the minors over the weekend and struck out four over 2 2/3 innings during his brief stay with the big club. He'll likely be back at some point.
Wed, May 9, 2012 08:44:00 AM

Rockies recalled RHP Adam Ottavino from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Ottavino was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals in April and posted a 3.60 ERA in 15 appearances with Colorado Springs. The 26-year-old figures to function in middle relief with the Rockies.
Sat, May 5, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Rockies claimed RHP Adam Ottavino off waivers from the Cardinals; optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

That didn't take long. Ottavino was pushed off the Cards' 40-man roster on Tuesday afternoon, but found a new home within hours. He had a 4.85 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 120/71 K/BB ratio in 141 innings last year at Triple-A.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 04:39:00 PM

Cardinals designated RHP Adam Ottavino for assignment.

Ottavino made the switch from starter to reliever this spring, but he posted a 13.50 ERA in three appearances and was quickly sent to minor league camp. The former first-round pick has passed through waivers unclaimed before, but he was dealing with a shoulder ailment the first time around. There's a decent chance he gets claimed this time.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 01:32:00 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Adam Ottavino, LHP Samuel Freeman and RHP Chuckie Fick to Triple-A Memphis.

Ottavino allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. He will act as organizational depth this year for the defending World Series champions.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 04:06:00 PM

Adam Ottavino left Monday's split-squad game against the Nationals after being hit in the right calf by a line drive off the bat of Corey Brown.

Ottavino was running up against his pitch count at the time, so Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny planned to pull him from the game if Brown reached base, anyway. The issue is considered minor.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 10:37:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirms the Cardinals will move former first-round pick Adam Ottavino to the bullpen this season.

"There are a lot of guys with more experience, but I think my stuff plays really well in that role," Ottavino said. "I have to turn that into a reality. I have to compete. I'm not going to shy away from anything." Ottavino, who was added to the Cardinals' 40-man roster this offseason, posesses the skill-set to flourish in late-inning responsibility. He figures to see an increase in velocity coming out of the bullpen.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 08:05:00 AM

The Cardinals will move former first-round pick Adam Ottavino to the bullpen in 2012.

It's a move that's long overdue. Ottavino, who was added to the 40-man roster last month, has consistently thrown in the mid-90s as a starter, but his pitch counts would often rise early, making him a five-inning pitcher most nights. He should see a minor uptick in velocity with a move to the bullpen, and he has a usable breaking pitch, as well. The 26-year-old will add more depth to an already-loaded collection of right-handed bullpen arms for the Cards.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 01:49:00 PM

Cardinals purchased the contract of RHP Adam Ottavino from Triple-A Memphis.

Ottavino, who turns 26 next week, compiled a 4.85 ERA and 120/71 K/BB ratio over 141 innings at the Triple-A level this season. The Cardinals removed him from the 40-man roster following the 2010 season due to a small tear in his right labrum, but they appear confident that his career is back on track. There's a chance he gets a shot as a reliever down the road.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 02:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
3Audry Perez
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cristhian Adames
3Rafael Ynoa
4Omar Quintanilla
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Kyle Kendrick
6David Hale
7Eddie Butler
8Christian Bergman
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Boone Logan
5Tommy Kahnle
6Christian Friedrich
7John Axford
8Brooks Brown
9Rafael Betancourt
10Buddy Boshers
11Jairo Diaz