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ADAM OTTAVINO RUMORS

Rockies closer Ottavino has unusually flexible elbow

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...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: In Ottavino Veritas

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...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies turn to Adam Ottavino to handle closer role for now

  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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Weiss goes to Adam Ottavino in closer role for now

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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino: New Closer With New Weapons

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

All Three of Adam Ottavino’s Sliders, Identified and GIFed

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino on his Three-in-One Slider

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies and Ottavino agree on deal

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. With...
Via Mile High Sports
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Investigating Steve Cishek for Adam Ottavino

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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