No sugarcoating it, the Colorado Rockies are terrible

  It’s September 9th and the Colorado Rockies lost again. They took on the San Diego Padres, perhaps the most disappointing team in all of Major League Baseball. As mid-September approaches, both teams are looking forward to nothing more than a long vacation after a terrible season. While the Rockies have shown fight even with the season clearly being lost, it is hard to imagine...
Via BSN Denver
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Axford shutting the door Rockies since Ottavino went down

Despite closer Adam Ottavino going down to Tommy John surgery, the Rockies seem to have found a very capable replacement in John Axford. The right-hander is 5-for-5 in save opportunities, including three since Ottavino was placed on the disabled list on April 27. Axford has only given up one run and five hits in eight innings pitched. Rox Pile points out that none of the five hits...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

There’s hope for the Rockies… in Cincinnati

Thanks to Tuesday’s nail-biter over the Phillies, the Rockies are now (at least temporarily) duking it out with Oakland for the undesirable mantle of “fewest wins in baseball.” At 14-22, a full nine games back in the division almost a week before Memorial Day, hope is fading fast at 20th and Blake. And having lost two key contributors already this month – Adam Ottavino for...
Via Mile High Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies closer Adam Ottavino undergoes Tommy John surgery

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies say closer Adam Ottavino has undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Ottavino had his ulnar collateral ligament reconstructed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The 29-year-old Ottavino visited with surgeon the day before but already was resigned to the possibility of having season ending surgery, saying earlier in...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies problems deeper than Ottavino

The Colorado Rockies just can’t catch a break. Earlier this week, Rockies fans everywhere were finally delivered the news that they’d feared since the club suddenly put Adam Ottavino on the disabled list last week and dropped ominous hints regarding ever since: The team’s newly minted closer will likely require Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2015 season, presumably...
Via Mile High Sports
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino to undergo Tommy John Surgery

Nick Groke of the Denver Post has reported that Colorado Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino has a partially torn UCL and will likely need Tommy John surgery. It is also reported that he will be going to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. Ottavino was promoted to the closer role in mid-April, and was shut down a week later. The Brooklyn native had been stellar this year, not...
Via Baseball Essential
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottavino concerned he needs Tommy John surgery

DENVER (AP) Colorado Rockies closer Adam Ottavino is concerned he will need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Ottavino said a recent MRI revealed a partial ulnar collateral ligament tear. He will visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday for an evaluation and could have the operation ''right then and there,'' the pitcher said. The 29-year-old Ottavino went on the disabled list April...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottavino facing Tommy John surgery

The Colorado Rockies worst fears were confirmed on Monday as closer Adam Ottavino has been diagnosed with a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and is likely headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery, per Nick Groke of the Denver Post. Feared news comes true for Adam Ottavino. He's facing season-ending Tommy John surgery: #Rockies — Nick Groke...
Via Mile High Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 5: Introducing The Speedy Prospects

It's been a busy week for SAGNOF (Steals/Saves Ain't Got No Face) as we've seen the demotion of one closer (Miguel Castro), the injury of another (Adam Ottavino) and we've had some demotions and call-ups of base stealing prospects. Firstly, I just want to brag a little bit because I told you to pick up Jake Marisnick.  Okay, so I called him Jake Marsinick at first, but hey, let...
Via Razzball
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Infirmary Report: Week 4 MLB Injury Report

Editor’s Note: This injury report is brought to you by Payton Sanders of The Infirmary Report. Each weekend he will be breaking down the biggest injuries across the sport. Adam Ottavino– Right  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report 4.0

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! John Axford is now closing for the Rockies, because Adam Ottavino has hit the DL with forearm  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Ottavino 'worried' about elbow injury

The specter of Tommy John has been looming over pitchers suffering elbow injuries lately. There has been a rash of Tommy John surgeries among pitchers in recent years, and the Dodgers’  Brandon McCarthy recently went down and was set to undergo the procedure.Nick Groke of the Denver Post quotes Adam Ottavino:"I'm definitely worried," Ottavino said Wednesday. "I haven't had any...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies get blown out twice, drop series in Arizona

It’s been a rough week for the Colorado Rockies, both on the field and in the trainer’s room. After starting their road trip with a win on Monday, the Rox were blown out in consecutive games by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks racked up 21 runs on 28 hits in their victories on Tuesday on Wednesday. They were led by the red-hot bats of Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo...
Via Mile High Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottavino placed on DL with triceps soreness

The Colorado Rockies lost a key piece on Monday when they were forced to place closer Adam Ottavino (1-0) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, with right triceps inflammation. The ball club is yet to reveal the results of the closer’s Monday MRI. Either way, the Rockies will want to exercise caution rather than have the injury linger deep into the season. The...
Via Mile High Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies put closer Ottavino on DL, recall Rondon

PHOENIX (AP) The Colorado Rockies have placed closer Adam Ottavino on the 15-day disabled list with right triceps inflammation and recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Albuquerque. The 29-year-old Ottavino is 1-0 with three saves in 10 appearances this season. He has allowed three hits and no runs with 13 strikeouts in 10 1-3 innings. Rondon has made one big league appearance...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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"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...
Via Fox Sports
April 26, 2015  |  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
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent Frenzy: A-Rod, Ottavino ready to help

Did you come for news about Kris Bryant? Too late - he's owned in 90 percent of fantasy leagues. But fear not, fantasy owners. There's always someone available on the wire to help you out. Here's this season's first edition of Free Agent Frenzy. Please note that, as in past seasons, no player will be mentioned in this space more than once in a four-week span, because...
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April 17, 2015  |  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
April 15, 2015  |  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
April 15, 2015  |  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
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Damn I Wish Hawkins Wasn’t Your Closer

As the Greek myth goes, the Yellin' of LaTroy is the closer that launched thousands of fantasy baseballers to the waiver wire to pick up his set-up man, Adam Ottavino. There's something to that great myth. There's also the Greek myth about the LaTrojan Horse. In that one, the Greeks sent a closer that seemed like a workhorse onto the field, but once the battle began the LaTrojan...
Via Razzball
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Closer Carousel Continues

Keith AllisonDellin Betances came on in the 8th inning for the New York Yankees, trailing 2-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays. His struggles from Spring Training continued in his first appearance of the MLB season, walking two batters, giving up a hit and a run scored.  The Yankees scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th off Brett Cecil (blown save, runs charged to Aaron Loup) and...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 09, 2015  |  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
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