ADAM OTTAVINO NEWS

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
2 hours ago  |  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
17 hours ago  |  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 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...
Via Fox Sports
1 day 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special: Value Based Assessments

I'm a value oriented fantasy manager.  I'm not a believer in positional scarcity and I take that approach (aka meritocracy) to my draft by relying largely on projections.  When evaluating my slumping players I look at their projections and peripherals to see if the slump means anything.  When looking at the hot players in the player pool I take the same approach.  I am going...
Via Razzball
7 days ago  |  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 FOXSports.com 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...
Via Fox Sports
10 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
12 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
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Closer change in Colorado

After two blown saves, the Rockies have decided to give LaTroy Hawkins a "break" from the closer's role. 39-year-old Rafael Betancourt notched Monday's save, and while it's possible that he could inherit the job, it seems unlikely. On Monday, Rockies manager Walt Weiss noted his team's "multiple pieces that have pitched late in games in this league and closed games in this league...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Three games proves nothing

Calm down; one series does not a season make. The Rockies opening series sweep of the Brewers was fun to watch, but let’s pump the brakes before we plan the parade route. Curmudgeon. Negative Nancy. Buzz kill. Call me what you want, but the truth is the Colorado Rockies face a formidable uphill battle if they want to finish the season above .500. Walt Weiss’ club couldn...
Via Mile High Sports
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Name Luke Gregerson Closer

The MLB closer carousel has begun, starting with the Houston Astros naming Luke Gregerson their closer, over Chad Qualls and Pat Neshek. All three pitchers had nice spring training stats and the Astros will be tough to beat with a lead late in games. PlayerERAGIPHERHRBBSOAVGWHIP Gregerson1.3576.2310160.1430.60 Neshek1.5066.0311150.1430.67 Qualls0.0065.2200030.1110.35 The Los...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
26 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

Adam Ottavino, Rockies agree on $1.3M, 1-year contract

DENVER (AP) Reliever Adam Ottavino and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The 6-foot-5, hard-throwing righty was 1-4 with a 3.60 ERA in a career-high 75 appearances with the Rockies last season, when he made $502,000. Colorado claimed Ottavino off waivers from St. Louis in 2012. He was a first-round pick by St. Louis in...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies OF Drew Stubbs agrees to $5,825,000 deal

DENVER (AP) Outfielder Drew Stubbs avoided arbitration by agreeing Wednesday with the Colorado Rockies on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for $5,825,000. Stubbs made $4.1 million last year, his first season in Colorado. He hit a career-best .289 with 15 homers and 43 RBIs in 132 games for the Rockies. In six seasons with the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Rockies, Stubbs has a .246...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 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

Dugout Digest – playing spoiler

The San Diego Padres aren’t going to make the playoffs. However, they can make the playoff runs of various teams much more difficult down the stretch. The Padres took two out of three from the Brewers earlier this week, and topped the Dodgers in extra innings on Friday night. Since the All-Star Break, they’ve also gone 4-3 against the Braves, 3-4 against the Cardinals, and 2...
Via The Outside Corner
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – playing spoiler

The San Diego Padres aren’t going to make the playoffs. However, they can make the playoff runs of various teams much more difficult down the stretch. The Padres took two out of three from the Brewers earlier this week, and topped the Dodgers in extra innings on Friday night. Since the All-Star Break, they’ve also gone 4-3 against the Braves, 3-4 against the Cardinals, and 2...
Via Bloguin Best
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen falters again as Rockies lose

Arizona 5, Colorado 2 When: 9:40 PM ET, Friday, August 29, 2014 Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona Temperature: Indoors Umpires: Home – Ted Barrett, 1B – Paul Schrieber, 2B – Alfonso Marquez, 3B – Mark Ripperger Attendance: 22585 By SportsDirect Inc. Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 2: Rookie Jake Lamb hit his first career grand slam in the eighth inning to lift Arizona over visiting...
Via Mile High Sports
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamb's slam lifts D-backs past Rockies

PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb hit a grand slam for his second career homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night. The rookie, called up from Triple-A Reno on Aug. 7, connected with two out in the eighth inning, hitting a drive to center off Adam Ottavino. Rex Brothers (4-6) walked his only three batters and threw a wild pitch before Ottavino...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamb's slam lifts D-backs past Rockies

PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb hit a grand slam for his second career homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night. The rookie, called up from Triple-A Reno on Aug. 7, connected with two out in the eighth inning, hitting a drive to center off Adam Ottavino. Rex Brothers (4-6) walked his only three batters and threw a wild pitch before Ottavino...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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