Adam Robert Ottavino attended Northeastern University where he played baseball from 2004-2006 before becoming the second-highest MLB draft pick in the school's history....Holds the Northeastern school record with 290 career strikeouts...Named 2005 America East Pitcher of the Year....Graduated from Berkeley Carroll High School in Park Slope, Brooklyn in 2003...Was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 30th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign....In 2019, participated in the Yankees' HOPE Week to honor the program AdaptAbility, which customizes adaptive bicycles for children with special needs....Joined the Players Alliance on Coney Island on Dec. 2, 2020 for an event part of the "Pull Up Neighbor" initiative, helping to pass out items of need to the community. Has worn No. 0 throughout his career, donning the uniform number each season since 2013...Is the fifth Met in team history to wear No. 0... Struck out Royals right fielder Terrance Gore (No. 0) on April 19, 2019, while with the Yankees, the first time in Major League history a pitcher wearing No. 0 faced a batter wearing No. 0....Worked at a commercial property rented by his father-in.law in Harlem during the 2017-2018 offseason to work on his pitch design...Used high-speed cameras to measure spin rate...Installed a mound, artificial turf and netting to create a homemade bullpen....Is an avid photographer and documented his Tommy John surgery rehabilitation for The Players' Tribune....Was in attendance for David Wells' perfect game at Yankee Stadium in 1998....Graduated from Berkeley Carroll High School in Park Slope in 2003...His mother, Eve, is ++an elementary school teacher at P.S. 39 in Brooklyn....His father, John, has appeared on Broadway and in movies and TV shows, including 17 episodes of Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU....Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings for Italy in the 2009 World Baseball Classic vs. Venezuela....He and his wife, Brette, have two daughters, Bradley and Oakley and are expecting a child.
His 2.06 ERA (15 earned runs/65.2 innings) was the fourth-best mark by a Mets relief pitcher in their first season with the club (min. 50.0 IP), courtesy of Elias... Led the Mets bullpen and was tied for sixth among National League relief pitchers with six wins... Tied for sixth in the NL with 20 holds. Had three saves over four appearances from Aug. 25-Sept. 1...Did not record a save in any of his prior 50 games... Recorded the final out of the Mets playoff berth-clinching game on Sept. 20 at Milwaukee.
POSTSEASON: Struck out two batters in 1.0 inning of the Mets 7-3 win over the Padres in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series.
Established career-highs in saves (11) and wins (seven) in 69 games with the Boston Red Sox...Was tied for the AL lead with 22 holds and was the only AL pitcher with 20 or more holds and 10 or more saves...Did not allow a home run to a left-handed batter for the second straight season (101 lefties faced)...Was one of nine pitchers in the majors to face 100 or more lefties without giving up a home run...Played in his 500th career game on July 2 at Oakland.
Made a team-high 24 relief appearances with NYY, 19 of which were scoreless...Allowed 6 runs without recording an out on 9/7 at TOR but posted a 2.95 ERA (6 ER/18.1 IP) in his other 23 outings...Tossed less than 1.0 inning in 12 of his 24 appearances...Allowed only one run in his first 11 outings of the season from 7/26-8/16 (8.1 IP, 1.08 ERA)...On 8/14 vs. BOS, struck out both batters faced on a total of six pitches (J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts)...Surrendered 0 HR to his 24 LHH faced...struck out 19 of his 61 RHH faced (31.1%) and walked only three...Allowed one run in his final seven games of the regular season (5.2 IP, 1.59 ERA, 10 SO, 1 BB)...Appeared in only one postseason game, facing three batters in Game 2 of the ALDS at TB (fly out, BB, ground out).
Went 6-5 with two saves, a 1.90 ERA (66.1IP, 14ER) and 88K in 73 relief appearances in his first season with the Yankees..tied his career high in wins (also 2018) and set a career best in ERA..tied for third in the AL in relief appearances...Held opponents scoreless in 61-of-73 appearances, tied for the fourth-most scoreless outings in the Majors (tied for second-most in the AL)..had multiple strikeouts in 24-of-73G, including at least 3K in six of his games...His 38.6% swing rate was third-lowest in the Majors (min. 50.0IP, FanGraphs) behind only Clay Holmes (37.4%) and Chaz Roe (37.6%)...Made his Yankees debut in 3/28 Opening Day win vs. Baltimore, striking out three of his four batters faced (1.1IP)...Earned his first win as a Yankee on 4/6 at Baltimore...Struck out Kansas City RF Terrance Gore (No. 0) on 4/19, the first time in Major League history a pitcher wearing No. 0 faced a batter wearing No. 0...Had an 18-appearance (17.1IP) scoreless streak from 4/22-6/5, matching the longest scoreless streak by a Yankee since 2018: Dellin Betances (18G, 5/27-7/7/18)..was the third-longest streak of his career (37G from 9/7/14-8/24/16 and 20G from 9/11/13-4/27/14)...Collected his 500th career strikeout on 6/5 at Toronto (Grichuk swinging)...Allowed 1HR in consecutive appearances (6/9-13) for the fifth time in his career and allowed a run in back-toback games for the first time in 2019...Earned his first save of 2019 on 8/6 at Baltimore, tossing a season-high-tying 2.0 scoreless innings (1H, 2K)...Recorded the loss on 8/10 at Toronto (1.0IP, 2H, 2ER, 1BB, 2K), allowing his first runs since 7/2 at the Mets (snapped a 15-appearance scoreless streak)..had not allowed a run in his first 28 games vs. AL East opponents (24.0IP) before the outing...Earned his sixth win of the season on 9/1 vs. Oakland (1.0IP, 1BB, 1K), matching his career high in wins (went 6-4 with Colorado in 2018)...Allowed a run in four straight appearances from 9/8-18 for the first time since 7/20-8/3/13 (career-high-tying five straight)...Appeared in eight of the Yankees' nine postseason games, posting an 8.10 ERA (3.1IP, 3ER)…did not record an out in four of his nine appearances, becoming the first pitcher in Baseball history to fail to retire a batter in at least four outings in the same postseason…in ALCS Game 2 at Houston, became the first pitcher in postseason history to record more strikeouts than outs in a playoff game (0.1IP, 2K)…struck out Michael Brantley in the fifth, but Brantley advanced to first base on a wild pitch.
Went 6-4 with six saves and a 2.43 ERA (77.2IP, 21ER) in 75 relief appearances with Colorado, setting a career high in wins and surpassing 100K for the first time in his career…opponents batted .158 (41-for-260, 5HR); LH .179 (20-for-112, 2HR), RH .142 (21-for-148, 3HR)…retired 53-of-75 first batters faced (70.7%)…allowed 3-of-18 (16.7%) of inherited runners to score...His 112K ranked second in the NL and fourth in the Majors among relievers, and set a new Rockies' single-season record for strikeouts by a reliever (previous: Curtis Leskanic, 107K in 1995)…among NL relievers, ranked fifth with a .158 opponents' BA and 36.2% strikeout rate (112K/309BF), tied for fifth in appearances (75) and tied for sixth in innings pitched (77.2)...Held opponents scoreless in 60-of-75 appearances…had multiple strikeouts in 36-of-75 appearances, including at least 3K in 12 of his games...Over his first 18 appearances from 3/29-5/6, posted a 0.47 ERA (19.0IP, 1ER) with 35K (5H, 6BB, 2HP)...Had a 15.0-inning scoreless streak over 14 appearances from 5/11-6/26...Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from 5/28-6/14 with a left oblique strain...Made his postseason debut, going 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA (3.2IP, 2ER) over three relief appearances…took the loss in NLDS Game 1 at Milwaukee after allowing a "walk-off" RBI single to Mike Moustakas in the 10th inning.
Made 63 relief appearances, the second-most on the club, in his first full season since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015...Scored upon 17 times in 63 appearances, six times in 27 appearances after the All-Star break...Was 1-3 with a 5.74 ERA (31.1 IP, 20 ER) in 37 first-half appearances, 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA (22.0 IP, 10 ER) in 27 appearances in the second half of the season...Walked a career-high 39 batters, a 6.58 walks per nine innings that ranked second among National League relievers...Was third on the club with a 10.63 strikeouts per nine innings rate … ranked first on the team and tied for the ninth in the National League with 21 holds...Allowed six earned runs June 25 at Los Angeles-NL, his most since allowing a career-high seven earned runs on Sept. 16, 2012 at San Diego … his four wild pitches in the game tied the Rockies franchise record...Was placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 30 with right shoulder inflammation … reinstated on June 9.
Returned from Tommy John surgery on July 5 and went 1-3 with a career-high seven saves in 34 relief appearances...Made his first appearance of the season on July 5 at San Francisco after being reinstated from the 60-day disabled list prior to the game … underwent Tommy John surgery May 7, 2015...Did not allow a run in his first 21 games of the season … did not allow a run in 37 consecutive games from Sept. 7, 2014 to Aug. 24, 2016, the longest streak in Rockies history and the second-longest streak by games in MLB history (Craig Kimbrel, 38 games, June 14-Sept. 8, 2011)...Allowed a run in five of 34 appearances overall...Win on Sept. 16 vs. San Diego was his first since April 22, 2015...Allowed five runs Aug. 31 in the second game of the doubleheader vs. the Dodgers … was his first loss since Aug. 15, 2014 and his most runs allowed since a career-high seven on Sept. 16, 2012 at San Diego … grand slam to Andrew Toles in the ninth inning was his first home run allowed since Aug. 29, 2014 at Arizona, a stretch of 35 innings without allowing a home run.
Began the season with a 10.1 inning scoreless streak across 10 appearances prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery May 6. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 27 with right triceps inflammation. Allowed no runs in 15 games dating back to Sept. 7, 2015 (13.2 IP, 5 H, BB, 17 SO). Recorded a .094 (3-for-32) opponent batting average. Earned his one win of the season April 22 against San Diego. Moved into the closer's role April 14 and struck out all three batters in the ninth inning at San Francisco to earn his second Major League save, his first since July 30, 2014 at Chicago-NL ... also recorded a save April 15 to earn saves in consecutive appearances for the first time in his career.
Spent the entire season on the Rockies Major League roster, appearing in a career-high 75 games...the 75 games led the squad and were tied for the fourth-most among National League relievers...went 1-4 and a save with a 3.60 ERA (65.0 IP, 26 ER)...walked 17 compared to 70 strikeouts...he added 21 holds, which also led the team...Opened up the season with a 13-game scoreless streak that spanned 11.1 innings...allowed just six hits and one walk while striking out 15 in that span...it was the fourth longest game streak by a Rockies reliever to open up the season, longest since Randy Flores went 16 scoreless games to open up 2010...Through the first two months of the season, Adam carried a 1.80 ERA (25.0 IP, 5 ER), three walks and 25 strikeouts in 28 games...his ERA was eighth-best among NL relievers with at least 25 games...Allowed 14 earned runs in June, which was 13 games, for an ERA of 10.80 (11.2 IP, 14 ER)...in the other five months, had a combined 2.03 ERA (53.1 IP, 12 ER)...Had tremendous success on the road, with a 2.37 ERA (30.1 IP, 8 ER), seven walks, 33 strikeouts and a save...held opponents to a .237 average (25-for-108)...Recorded his first career save on July 30 at Chicago-NL in the Rockies 6-4, 10-inning victory...the day after a 15-inning game, Colorado plated two runs in the 10th as Ottavino pitched a scoreless bottom half (1 H, 1 SO) to preserve the win...Over the course of the season he had just 16 walks...it was the 6th time in Rockies history that a pitcher pitched in 75 or more games, but walked 20 or less in a single-season...he was one of 3 MLB pitchers to accomplish that feat in 2014 (Joe Smith-76 G, 15 BB; Tony Watson-78 G, 15 BB).
Spent the entire campaign with the Rockies and went 1-3 with a 2.64 ERA (78.1 ip, 23 er) in 51 games...his 51 appearances were 2 shy of tying a career high 53 set in 2012... 2013 marked his first Opening Day roster appointment... 42 of his 51 games were 1.0 innings or longer and had 24 appearances of 2.0 innings or more... Led the National League with 24 relief games of 2.0 innings or more...trailed MIN's Anthony Swarzak (26) for the Major League lead... His 24 appearances of 2.0+ innings in relief are a Rockies single season record, surpassing Curt Leskanic (1995) and Jerry Dipoto (1999) who held the record with 22 games...was 1-0 with a 1.70 ERA (53.0 ip, 10 er) in those 24 games... Had his third 3.0-inning game on 9/1 vs. CIN to earn his only win of the season (3.0 ip, 3 h, 0 r)... Ottavino was 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA (74.0 ip, 19 er) in appearances of 1.0 inning or more (42 g)...his 2.00 ERA (45.0 ip, 10 er) at Coors Field led all Rockies relievers.
Was acquired off waivers from St. Louis 4/3 and was assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs...was recalled 5/5 and made
two perfect outings (2.2 ip, 0 h, 0 bb, 4 k) before being optioned...recalled a final time for the remainder of the season
5/20...made 53 total appearances and tossed 79.0 innings, all in relief. Made 25 appearances of more than 1.0 inning...in those 25 went 5-0 with a 2.13 ERA (55.0 ip, 13 er), 20 walks and 52
strikeouts while holding opponents to a .202 (40-for-198) average...tossed 3.0 ip six times. Struckout 81 batters on the season, a mark that was 3rd-most among all Rockies behind only Brothers and Pomeranz
(83)...had multiple strikeouts 25 times...his 9.2 K/9.0 IP was also 2nd-best among Rox. His 79.0 innings pitched were the fourth-most relief innings in the National League, though he was third on the club as
Jose Roenicke (88.2 ip) and Matt Belists (80.0 ip) each had more. Allowed just one run over his first 13.0 ip (12 outings)...in that same span struckout 15 (10.4 K/9.0 IP) and walked just
two...his 81 strikeouts were tied for the 12th-most among NL relievers. Went 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA (23.2 ip, 3 er) and a .141 opponent average in the month of August, the most innings and
lowest average against among all Rockies relievers in August. Before joining the Rockies had just two career relief appearances, and three career starts. Went 0-0 with a 3.20 ERA (19.2 ip, 7 er) in 13 games, all in relief, at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Spent the entire season at Memphis (AAA), making 26 appearances, starting 25...Induced 20 double plays, a career best, ranking 2nd on the Memphis squad behind Cory Rauschenberger (21)...Ranked 6th among Cardinals minor leaguers in innings pitched (141.0), 8th in strikeouts (120) and T3rd in games started (25)...Tied his career-best by striking out a season-high nine batters twice, both coming in starts at Iowa on April 17 and June 23...Made 10 quality starts, reaching a season-high of 7.0 IP on five occasions, holding opposition to one run or less in four...Posted a strong April with a 1.93 ERA in four starts (23.1 IP/24 K)...Won his last four decisions, going 4-0 in August and September to pull his season record to 7-8...Held opposing batters to a .196 BA (33-168) with runners in scoring position...Made one relief appearance (5/25 at Salt Lake) following a Mitchell Boggs start, tossing 3.1 IP and allowing six runs (3 ER).
Began the season at Memphis (AAA) and made his Major League debut in May, but spent most of the season on the disabled
list dealing with a right shoulder strain. ... Pitched in five games for St. Louis making three starts, going 0-2 in his starts. ... Posted a 5-3 record with a 3.97 ERA in nine starts at Memphis (AAA), winning his last three starts. ... Recalled on 5/29 and made his Major League debut that day at Wrigley Field, throwing a season-high 5.2 IP in a 5-0 loss. ... Made two more starts before being optioned to Memphis on 6/13. Was recalled again on 6/25 and appeared in two games in
relief before landing on the disabled list. ... Logged 4.1 IP in relief on 6/27 at KC, a season high for a Cardinals reliever. ... Was placed on the 15-day DL on 7/4 with a right shoulder strain, then transfered to the 60-day DL on 8/16. ... Was activated from DL on 9/29 but did not pitch in the team's final five games.
Made one start for Italy in the World Baseball Classic vs. VEN (3/10) threw three scoreless innings (1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO)...Led Cardinals minor leaguers with 27 games started, fifth in innings pitched (career-best 144.0), T-2nd with 119 strikeouts and T-8th with seven wins...Began season with nine consecutive losses, but finished strong posting a 7-3 record beginning on July 10...Started win streak with 8.1 scoreless innings of four-hit ball vs. ABQ (7/10), walking one and fanning seven in the win...Opposing batters hit just .197 (14-71) with RISP and two outs...Earned second round playoff win vs. SAC (9/16) tossing six innings while tying a career-best nine strikeouts (5 H, 2 R, 3 BB).
Made 24 starts for Springfield, his first experience at
Double-A level. Went 0-3 in his four April starts before landing on
the DL 4/29 with right shoulder inflammation...came off the DL on
5/10 and made three starts in May. Made five starts in June and
was 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA, his best month of the season...batters
hit just .215 (17-79) with runners on and two out and only .196 (11-
56) with RISP and two outs...pitched for Peoria in the Arizona Fall
League. Made eight starts and went 3-1 with a 6.17 ERA.
Spent the entire season atPalmBeach, earningmidseason
and postseason Florida State League All-Star honors... ranked
2nd in the FSL with aPalmBeach franchise record12 wins and 3rd
with a 3.08 ERA and 128 strikeouts...his 27 starts ranked tied for
2nd-most in the league (Tyler Norrick 1st with 28)...went 9-3 with
a 2.73 ERA (82.1 IP / 25 ER) in 14 starts after the FSL All-Star
break...won six straight decisions spanning eight starts from 6/20-
7/28 (2.23 ERA)...named Florida State League Pitcher of the
Week for 6/25-7/1 as he tossed 14 shutout innings over two
starts...limited opponents to a .195 (29-for-149) batting average
w/runners in scoring position and .150 (9-for-60) BA w/runners in
scoring position and two outs...pitched the top of the 3rd inning
of the Florida State League All-Star Game and allowed a run on
two hits while fanning one...rated the Cardinals 6th-best prospect
by Baseball America.
Did not allow an earned run in his first 19.2 professional
innings pitched...named New York-Penn League Pitcher of the
Week for 7/3-9 when he won two starts without allowing an
earned run in 12.1 IP while fanning 11.