Adam Ottavino
RP COL
5 days ago

Ottavino has allowed one run in 6.1 innings, while striking out 10, to start the season.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino currently boasts a solid 14.2 K/9 rate and a 0.95 WHIP. In addition, he has locked down the setup role behind closer Greg Holland. Over the previous two seasons, the 31-year-old posted a combined 1.93 ERA and notched 10 saves despite tossing just 37.1 innings.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino may open the year as the setup man, with Greg Holland potentially opening the year as the closer, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

EDGE Analysis

Groke referred to Holland as "the man to whom the Rockies will probably pin closer status next month," and while there has been no official word from the team or quotes to support this notion, the Rockies beat writer is as plugged in as anyone, so his opinion on the matter carries a lot of weight. Ottavino was dominant last season, but he has just 11 career saves compared to Holland's 145, so inexperience may be working against him here. He is still worth rostering in most deeper formats, given the fact that Holland is coming back from Tommy John surgery and nothing has been officially announced regarding who will close, but he needs to be downgraded significantly following Groke's take on the matter.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino has allowed two runs on five hits in 4.2 innings pitched. He also struck out seven batters and walked two in that span.

EDGE Analysis

It's encouraging to see the 31-year-old maintaining his high-strikeout ways while keeping the ball in the park this spring. After amassing seven saves last season, Ottavino projects to be the Rockies' closer to start the 2017 campaign, although Greg Holland could push for saves later in the season if he returns to his pre-Tommy John form.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 months ago

Ottavino is the "clear favorite" to open the season as the Rockies' closer, according to beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.

EDGE Analysis

This is strictly Saunders' opinion, but he is a legitimate authority on the matter as one of the Rockies' top beat writers. The Rockies signed Greg Holland on Wednesday, so that adds a right-handed reliever with a history of success in the ninth inning to the mix for saves, but it sounds like Ottavino should still be the top target in that bullpen in fantasy drafts.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
7 months ago

Ottavino nailed down his seventh save of the season, striking out two batters during the ninth inning of a 4-1 victory over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander threw 18 pitches, 12 of which for strikes. In between the two strikeouts, Ottavino induced a groundout. He has a 2.42 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 26.0 innings and is now 7-for-12 in save opportunities.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
7 months ago

Ottavino blew the save in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers, allowing a game-tying homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

EDGE Analysis

Tasked with protecting a 3-2 lead, Ottavino struck out the first two batters he faced. He then fell behind 2-0 to Corey Seager, who swatted his next pitch over the right field wall for a game-tying homer, chasing Ottavino from the game. The blown save was the fifth of the year for Ottavino, who had not allowed an earned run in six September appearances prior to Sunday. He's still entrenched as Colorado's closer with a 2.55 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
7 months ago

Ottavino pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Padres, allowing a hit while striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino had little trouble protecting Colorado's three-run lead, allowing a two-out single to Adam Rosales before striking out Luis Sardinas to end the game. The 30-year-old has not allowed an earned run in six September appearances, lowering his ERA to 2.25.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
7 months ago

Ottavino earned the save in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Padres. He walked one and struck out one without allowing a run.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino pitched a scoreless 10th inning to preserve Colorado's extra-inning victory, recovering from a leadoff walk to retire the next three batters in order. After initially struggling when he took over closing duties in late August, Ottavino has yet to allow an earned run in four September appearances. He's now converted consecutive save opportunities for the first time this season and appears to have a stable hold on the closer job.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
8 months ago

Ottavino gave up five runs on three hits and two walks in the ninth inning against the Dodgers on Thursday, blowing the save and taking the loss.

EDGE Analysis

He totally unraveled in this one, ultimately allowing a grand slam to rookie Andrew Toles, the finishing touch on an utter implosion that turned an 8-5 lead into a 10-8 loss. Ottavino's now blown two saves in his last three appearances, but he has little competition for the ninth inning in Colorado.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
8 months ago

Ottavino struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Sunday to notch his second save of the season in a win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

It's been over two weeks since Ottavino recorded his first save and it comes on the heels of him blowing an opportunity Saturday in the Rockies' 9-4 extra-inning win. The team seems committed to him as their closer for the remainder of the year, but save chances could remain hard to come by given the team's tendency to either win or lose big.