Adam Ottavino RP COL 5 days ago

Ottavino struck out two in a perfect ninth to pick up his second save in Wednesday's victory over the Giants.

Ottavino finished the game for the second straight night and now has three career saves. It looks as though manager Walt Weiss will continue to throw Ottavino out there in save situations.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 6 days ago

Ottavino struck out the side Tuesday night and picked up his first save of the season.

He was given the role by manager Walt Weiss prior to Tuesday's game. Ottavino is struck out a batter per inning since the start of the 2012 season for the Rockies, and he's the best options skills-wise in the bullpen to handle the job. It's not unreasonable to think that he could lock down the role and become a top-10 closer over the course of the season.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 6 days ago

Manager Walt Weiss informed Ottavino prior to Tursday's game that he will be the team's closer moving forward, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Ottavino promptly went out and recorded his first save of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Giants. He has 10 strikeouts in 5.1 innings this season and has yet to give up a run, so he should be a productive fantasy option of he proves up to handling the ninth-inning role.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 7 days ago

Though Rafael Betancourt got the save Monday, the Rockies haven't yet named a full-time replacement for LaTroy Hawkins, and Ottavino is one of the options for Walt Weiss.

Ottavino had pitched the two previous days, covering 2.1 innings. He was the team's top set-up reliever in 2014 and is off to a great start in 2015, with no runs allowed and seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings so far.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 weeks ago

Ottavino worked a clean eighth inning Tuesday to claim his first hold of the season in a 5-2 win over the Brewers. He struck out two batters and required just 12 pitches to retire the side.

Ottavino's usage in the eighth inning ahead of closer LaTroy Hawkins essentially confirms he's the Rockies' top setup man. Given that Hawkins is 42 years old and no longer profiles as an overpowering end-gamer due to his feeble strikeout rate, Ottavino is worth a look in deeper leagues for those prospecting for closers in waiting. The right-hander turned in a dominant spring and was probably the Rockies' most effective reliever in 2014, turning in a 3.60 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 70:16 K:BB ratio over 65 innings.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 3 months ago

Ottavino agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the Rockies on Monday, avoiding arbitration Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Ottavino posted a 3.60 ERA in a career-high 75 appearances last season and is one of the Rockies' most versatile bullpen arms. He also struck out 70 while walking just 16 batters.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 9 months ago

Adam Ottavino worked a scoreless 10th inning to pick up his first save of the season as the Rockies defeated the Cubs on Wednesday.

Regular closer LaTroy Hawkins was unavailable after pitching two innings in Tuesday night's 16-inning affair. Ottavino got two quick outs before allowing Starlin Castro to reach on a single, but was able to get Luis Valbuena to line out to end the contest. With the Rockies likely to hang on to Hawkins, per reports, save opportunities will continue to be few and far between for Ottavino, who has a 3.80 ERA on the season.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 11 months ago

Rockies manager Walt Weiss on Thursday wouldn't rule out the possibility of Adam Ottavino eventually seeing time in the closer role "down the road."

"I wouldn't rule it out," Weiss said. "There's enough stuff - he's been dominant this year. He's one of those wipeout right-handed relievers. So he's a great matchup guy. But he certainly has the stuff to, down the road, pitch in that role." The common thought has been that if the Rockies made a change at closer, Rex Brothers would be the one to replace LaTroy Hawkins. However, it could be Ottavino, who has shared setup duties with Brothers and has been the team's best reliever this season, posting a 1.40 ERA and 18/2 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 2 years ago

Adam Ottavino boasts a 2.01 ERA over 22 1/3 relief innings for the Rockies.

Ottavino has pitched exceedingly well as a swingman, posting a 24/5 K/BB rate and 1.12 WHIP in 14 appearances. As a 27-year-old, he appears likely to remain in the majors over the duration of an entire season for the first time in his career.

Adam Ottavino RP COL 3 years ago

Rockies recalled RHP Adam Ottavino from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Ottavino struck out four over 2 2/3 perfect innings earlier this month with the Rox. He'll work in middle relief.