Adam Ottavino, Relief Pitcher, Colorado Rockies
Date of Birth: 11/22/1985
Birthplace: New York, New York
College: Northeastern University
Current Salary: $2,100,000
Adam Ottavino, relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, was a top player at Northeastern University. In 2005, he was named the America East Conference Pitcher of the Year. He holds the university's career record for strikeouts.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Ottavino in 2006. He was a starting pitcher in their minor league system from 2006 through 2009.
Ottavino pitched in 3 games as a starting pitcher and 2 games in relief with the Cardinals in 2010. He had an 8.46 ERA in 22.1 innings. He spent much of the season on the DL with a right shoulder sprain. The following year, he spent the entire season in the minors as a relief pitcher only.
The Rockies claimed Ottavino off waivers on April 3, 2012. He pitched in 53 games with the Rockies and he finished the season with a 4.56 ERA and career highs in innings pitched (79.0) and strikeouts (81 to 34 walks). The following season he had a 2.64 ERA in 51 games. He pitched in a career high 75 games in 2014 and he had a 3.60 ERA.
Ottavino had Tommy John surgery in May, 2015. He pitched in just 10 games prior to his surgery. He spent part of the 2016 season on the DL, recovering from the surgery. In 34 games with the Rockies, he had 1 win and 3 losses, 7 saves, 35 strikeouts to 7 walks, and a 2.67 ERA in 27.0 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Ottavino through 2016 include:
- 228 games played
- 282.0 innings pitched
- 9-13 win-loss record
- 11 saves
- 289 strikeouts to 99 walks
- 3.77 ERA