Adam Ottavino has settled in nicely into his new role as Rockies closer. While part of his success is undoubtedly his blazing fastball, which can reach 98 mph, there’s something else which might be contributing to his success. He told MLB.com:"Naturally in both my elbows, I have like five or six degrees of hyper-extension," said Ottavino, who then rotated his arms so the eyes of...
The closer carousel continues to spin round and round. In the season's first week, Joaquin Benoit's ride ended abruptly in the fallout of the Craig Kimbrel trade and Jason Grilli climbed aboard to take his place. This week, thanks to the early season struggles of 42 year old former closer LaTroy Hawkins, Adam Ottavino (+83.9%) became the new 9th inning reliever for the Rockies and was...
Right-hander Adam Ottavino has earned the closer job for the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies.
Manager Walt Weiss made the announcement before Wednesday night's series finale at San Francisco. Ottavino showed up at spring training looking different.
"He saw himself as a guy that could close out games at some point in his career," Weiss said. "That was his goal, and he's worked...
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Right-hander Adam Ottavino has earned the closer job for the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies.
Manager Walt Weiss made the announcement before Wednesday night's series finale at San Francisco. LaTroy Hawkins was moved out of the closer job Monday after he blew a save a day earlier in a 6-5 loss to Chicago Cubs, surrendering Dexter Fowler's two-out, two-run homer...
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Adam Ottavino has been frustrated by platoon splits over his career. And admittedly, he’s had trouble with the lefties. So he’s looked around baseball for pitchers with similar skillsets that he can learn from. First, he asked me about Steve Cishek, but he quickly understood that his arm slot made him a different pitcher than […]
Adam Ottavino seems like a pretty awesome dude. Not only has he been excellent in relief for the Rockies the past two seasons, but he’s been an outspoken proponent of sabermetrics and FanGraphs, and that’s refreshing to hear from a player. He gave an incredible interview with Brian Kenny on MLB Now, where he admitted […]
This past Sunday, I wrote about how Adam Ottavino is studying Garrett Richards‘ pitch usage in hopes of improving his performance against left-handed hitters. Not included in the article were details about his signature pitch, which is actually three pitches in one. The Colorado Rockies reliever throws his slider from two arm angles and with […]
The Colorado Rockies and Adam Ottavino agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.3 million, avoiding arbitration in the process, the team announced Monday.
The 29-year-old Ottavino, in his third year with the Rockies, emerged last season as the team’s primary set-up man and best reliever. Ottavino has gone 7-8 with a 3.60 earned run average in 244 and 2/3 innings with the Rockies.
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When the Rockies came to town this year, there was a tap on my shoulder. Adam Ottavino wanted to talk pitching. For some reason, I didn’t turn on my recorder. That’s fine, I guess, sometimes you just lose yourself in the conversation and want to kick yourself later when you look down. We had a […]