Adam Ottavino
RP FA
1 month ago

Ottavino did not receive the $17.9 million qualifying offer from Colorado prior to Friday's deadline, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rockies also refrained from issuing an offer to second baseman DJ LeMahieu, allowing both to become free agents. During the 2018 season, Ottavino logged a 2.43 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with a phenomenal 13.0 K/9 in 75 relief appearances. The 33-year-old figures to receive a healthy payday this winter.

Adam Ottavino
RP FA
4 months ago

Ottavino allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits with no walks in an inning of work to record a blown save Sunday against the Brewers. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino endured an ugly outing in this one which began with a solo home run by Mike Moustakas to lead off the ninth inning. He then saw a man reach base on a catcher's interference before his own throwing error put yet another man aboard. An RBI double from Orlando Arcia and a wild pitch brought another pair of runs in before Ottavino recorded a strikeout to finish the frame. He got the call in a save situation because of Wade Davis' ineffectiveness, but this was hardly the performance Ottavino needed to stake his claim to the team's closer role. He still has an excellent 1.66 ERA to go along with a 0.90 WHIP on the year and could yet take hold of the job due to his superior body of work.

Adam Ottavino
RP FA
5 months ago

Ottavino yielded an unearned run on two hits and a walk and notched a strikeout en route to recording his third save of the season Friday in the Rockies' 11-10 win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, regular closer Wade Davis was unavailable for the series opener due to a stomach ailment, paving the way for Ottavino to pick up the save chance. Though he has been one of baseball's top setup men this season, Ottavino was shaky upon being summoned with two outs in the eighth inning. He threw a wild pitch that allowed a run score and then put back-to-back hitters on base before inducing an inning-ending popout. Then, with the Rockies holding a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and two men in scoring position, Ottavino needed a diving catch from center fielder Charlie Blackmon to rob Alex Avila of what would have been a game-tying base hit. Despite his less-than-sharp showing Friday, Ottavino should be the top choice to close if Davis requires a trip to the disabled list, though that isn't expected to be the case.

Adam Ottavino
RP FA
5 months ago

Ottavino threw a scoreless inning and worked around a hit to record his second save of the season Saturday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The shutdown reliever put a bow on German Marquez's brilliant eight-inning outing while subbing for normal closer Wade Davis, who had worked a one-inning closure on each of the previous two days and likely received a breather. Even without consistent save opportunities, Ottavino has remained a productive piece of many fantasy clubs via sheer dominance (1.42 ERA, 14.0 K/9, 3.8 BB/9 and two saves in 38 innings).

Adam Ottavino
RP FA
6 months ago

Ottavino (3-1) was tagged with the loss Tuesday, allowing a run on one hits and three walks while striking out two over 1.2 innings against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino inherited a one run lead and a bases-loaded, one-out jam when he came on in the seventh and allowed just one to score, but then found himself in more trouble in the eighth. After a strikeout to start the frame, the 32-year-old allowed a single and three walks (one intentional) to allow the winning run to come home. This is likely just a blip on the radar, as Ottavino has been terrific this season allowing an earned run in just three of 33 outings en route to a 1.00 ERA and 56:14 K:BB over 36 innings.

Adam Ottavino
RP FA
6 months ago

Ottavino (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino will rejoin the Rockies' bullpen after missing the past few weeks due to a left oblique strain. The 32-year-old didn't require a rehab assignment and felt fine after throwing a live batting practice session earlier this week. Over 27 appearances this year, he's posted a 0.95 ERA and 0.64 WHIP.

Adam Ottavino
RP FA
6 months ago

Ottavino (oblique) will be evaluated Wednesday and could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Thursday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino was placed on the DL in late May with a left oblique strain. He threw a live batting practice session Tuesday and now appears to be very near his return. Prior to his injury, the veteran righty was posting incredible numbers, recording an 0.95 ERA and a 45.5 percent strikeout rate in 28.1 innings.

Adam Ottavino
RP FA
6 months ago

Ottavino (oblique) felt good after throwing a 20-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino, who has been sidelined since May 28 with a left oblique strain, didn't experience any pain when throwing his high-intensity bullpen session on Saturday. He remains without a firm return date, but manager Bud Black stated that "things are pointing in the right direction."

Adam Ottavino
RP FA
6 months ago

Ottavino was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a left oblique strain, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a tough break for the Rockies, as Ottavino has been one of the best relievers in the majors this season, compiling a 0.95 ERA. 0.64 WHIP and 45:10 K:BB across 28.1 innings of relief. The righty pitched -- and presumably picked up the injury -- in Sunday's win over the Reds, so the earliest he'll be eligible to return is June 7 should he be ready. That said, oblique injuries often tend to linger, so the Rockies figure to proceed cautiously with their prized reliever. Scott Oberg was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding roster move and will take Ottavino's place in the bullpen.

Adam Ottavino
RP FA
7 months ago

Ottavino got the save against the Mets on Sunday, working around a hit and a walk and getting three strikeouts to lock down Colorado's 3-2 victory.

EDGE Analysis

Filling in for Wade Davis, Ottavino bagged his first save of the year by throwing a clean ninth inning despite allowing a couple of baserunners. Davis is leading the National League in saves with 13, so the job is his in Colorado but Ottavino has been absolutely lights-out this year with a 0.47 ERA, a 0.58 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in just 19 innings. If he continues to post numbers like that, he would carry fantasy value as a source of strikeouts and a ratio stabilizer even as the secondary option for ninth-inning duties.