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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
Contract: view contract details

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Adam Ottavino is currently dealing with slight soreness in his lower triceps.
The Rockies said that Ottavino was unavailable on Thursday due to general soreness, and now the area for concern is known. John Axford filled in admirably in a save chance Thursday and would stand to benefit the most if Ottavino was forced to miss any significant amount of time. Apr 23 - 7:26 PM

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Adam Ottavino notched the win in relief after the Rockies came back to beat the Padres 5-4 on Wednesday.

Ottavino worked a perfect ninth in a tie game before Daniel Descalso won it in the bottom of the ninth. Ottavino is off to a ridiculous start, with just one hit allowed and 12 strikeouts in 8 1/3 scoreless innings.
Apr 22 - 11:52 PM

Adam Ottavino notched a save on the second consecutive day Wednesday against the Giants.

He struck out two. On Monday, Ottavino had one career save. He's recorded two in the past 48 hours and should earn plenty more if he keeps mocking gravity with that slider. LaTroy Hawkins fended off father time to retain closer jobs for years, but Ottavino is proving to be a more formidable foe. Rockies manager Walt Weiss has officially given Ottavino the job and the leash doesn't figure to be short. Ottavino, who hasn't given up a run this year, should be on zero waiver wires. Right the wrong if your fellow owners are snoozing.
Apr 16 - 1:13 AM

Adam Ottavino struck out all three batters he faced to pick up his first save of the season Tuesday against the Giants.

He fanned Brandon Crawford, Justin Maxwell, and Norichika Aoki in succession, looking so good that Rockies manager Walt Weiss named him the team's closer after the game. Rafael Betancourt, who earned the save Monday with Ottavino unavailable, pitched the eighth and allowed a run, helping Ottavino shine even brighter on Tuesday. Ottavino has been solid over the last two seasons in Colorado and obviously needs to be owned in fantasy leagues at the moment.
Apr 15 - 1:29 AM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Thursday that he'd be confident in using Adam Ottavino as his closer on days when LaTroy Hawkins needs a break.

"Adam has 'back end of the game' stuff," Weiss said. "There are times when we'll have to use a closer by committee, and he would certainly be one of those options." Hawkins enters 2015 as the unquestioned closer after a surprisingly solid 2014 campaign, but he's 42 and retiring after the season, so the Rockies need to groom a replacement. Ottavino appears to be clearly second in line ahead of Rex Brothers and could eventually take over the ninth inning at some point in 2015.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 13 - 12:33 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Wilin Rosario
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Eddie Butler
6Christian Bergman
7David Hale
8Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
R1Adam Ottavino
2Rafael Betancourt
3Boone Logan
4LaTroy Hawkins
5John Axford
6Christian Friedrich
7Brooks Brown