Adam Ottavino
RP COL
2 weeks ago

Ottavino is sporting a 6.00 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP in 30 innings pitched this season.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old right-hander had previously been one of the Rockies' top relievers prior to injuring his shoulder at the end of May, but the wheels have since come off. He's allowed runs in five of his past six outings, and his ERA since returning from the disabled list on June 9 sits at a lofty 14.00. He does have 15 strikeouts in that same nine-inning span and seems to be holding onto his role as a high-leverage reliever for Colorado, but his days acting as the setup man to Greg Holland may be numbered if he can't right the ship soon.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander returns from a brief absence due to shoulder inflammation and will regain the top setup role most times to Greg Holland. Carlos Estevez was sent to Triple-A Albuquerque to create roster space. Ottavino holds a sparkling 2.57 ERA on the year with 24 strikeouts (albeit with 15 walks) in 21 innings this year.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday against the Cubs, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino said his shoulder felt great following his bullpen Wednesday, clearing the way for him to rejoin the big club before the weekend. He should reclaim his spot as a primary setup man for Colorado upon his return.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday and could return to the Rockies' bullpen as early as Saturday against the Cubs, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino also commented that his ailing shoulder feels great, which is a promising sign that he could return after a minimal DL stint. More information should come forth following Wednesday's outing, but the strikeout machine should be back in commission very soon and will likely regain his position as a primary setup man for Colorado.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
2 months ago

Ottavino was placed on the 10-day DL on Tuesday with right shoulder inflammation.

EDGE Analysis

His 2.57 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 21 innings look nice, but his 1.43 WHIP and 16.5 percent walk rate are more troubling. He should be considered out indefinitely. Carlos Estevez was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque as a corresponding move.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
2 months ago

Ottavino gave up a pair of runs on two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning Sunday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Owners who hold stock in Greg Holland were likely happy that this outing led to a save chance for Holland, but anyone speculatively hanging onto Ottavino have been hung out to dry as of late. The setup man has allowed runs in three of his last four appearances while posting a 1:6 K:BB in that span. There is a silver lining, however: in leagues where holds count for something, Sunday's outing handed Ottavino his 12th hold of the year, putting him well on pace to demolish his career high in the holds department (21) that he put up in 2014.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
6 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.