Scott Michael Oberg…married to Diana, a nurse practitioner…they reside in Sewell, N.J., in the offseason…welcomed a daughter, Charlotte Rose, in August 2018...Son of Royd and Teresa, who reside in his hometown of Tewksbury, Mass…has one brother, Jeffrey...An avid soccer fan and supports Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (England)...Enjoys reading in his free time...Attended and pitched at Tewksbury Memorial High School in Tewksbury, Mass...Attended the University of Connecticut, where he played with Houston Astros outfielder George Springer, Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes and Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Nick Ahmed.
Did not pitch after being placed on the 10-day injured list on July 23 with blood clots in his right arm (transferred to the 60-day on Aug. 2)...Made three Spring Training appearances, earning no decisions across three appearances (2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 SO)
Among National League relievers, ranked third in ERA (2.25), tied for seventh in wins (seven) and 14th in opponent's batting average (.196) ... Made 49 relief appearances before being placed on the 10-day injured list on Aug. 18 with axillary artery thrombosis (blood clot) in his right arm … transferred to the 60-day IL on Aug. 19 ... Went 5-0 with four saves and a 1.71 ERA (31.2 IP, 6 ER) in 28 appearances at home … did not allow a home run at home, the second pitcher in franchise history to make at least 25 appearances at Coors Field without allowing a homer (Boone Logan, 2016) … limited opponents to a .191 batting average at Coors Field ... Went 5-1 with a 1.24 ERA (43.2 IP, 6 ER) and a .159 opponent's batting average in 38 appearances prior to the All-Star break … ERA was second-lowest among NL relievers ... Scored upon in 11 games, including four times over his last 10 appearances ... Pitched more than one inning 12 times, including a career-high-tying two innings six times … posted a 0.43 ERA (21.0 IP, 1 ER) when pitching more than one inning ... After being reinstated from the 10-day injured list on June 27, 2018, went 13-2 with a 2.04 ERA (97.0 IP, 22 ER) ... 13 wins second-most among Major League relievers, 2.04 ERA fifth in MLB and second in the NL (min. 80 appearances) ... Underwent two procedures in August, including one at UCHealth to dissolve the clot in the axillary artery, between the shoulder and the elbow … a second procedure, performed by St. Louis vascular surgeon Dr. Robert Thompson at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University, cleaned out scar tissue, dissected the artery and made it wider to allow greater blood flow.
Recorded eight wins, which was tied for first among National League relievers and was scoreless in 47 of his 56 outings across two Major League stints ... Recorded three straight wins July 15-21, first Rockies pitcher to accomplish that feat and the first time a Major League pitcher has won in three straight team victories since Billy Koch for the Oakland A's, Sept. 1-4, 2002 ... On the Opening Day roster and then optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on April 24 … recalled May 28 … went 1-0 with a 1.76 ERA (15.1 IP, 3 ER) in 13 relief appearances for the Isotopes ... Had a 1.60 ERA (8 ER, 45.0 IP) from June 1 through the end of the season, the lowest ERA over that span among NL relief pitchers (min. 45.0 IP) ... Made one stint on the disabled list June 10-27 (back strain), and one on the paternity list, Aug. 14-17 ... Had an 8.2-inning scoreless streak snapped on a home run July 10 (A.J. Pollock), his first home run allowed since Sept. 24, 2017 at San Diego ... His 53.2 percentage of inherited runners scored was the highest in NL … second in NL with 47 inherited runners ... Scoreless over 11 appearances from Aug. 30-Sept. 18 (12.2 IP), before allowing a three-run home run Sept. 19 (Yasiel Puig) at Dodger Stadium … allowed four runs across 23 games after Aug. 10 (1.46 ERA, 24.0 IP) ... Appeared in each of the Rockies four postseason games, going 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA (3.2 IP, 2 ER), four hits, no walks and 10 strikeouts … allowed both of his earned runs in Game 3 at Colorado … has struck out 12 of his 17 batters faced in five career postseason appearances.
Spent the majority of the season with the Rockies, pitching in a career-high 66 games for Colorado ... Pitched two or more innings four times … only decision a loss at Philadelphia on May 27...Scored upon in 20 of 66 appearances...Allowed four hits and two runs over his first nine innings in nine appearances … did not allow a run on the road over his first seven games (6.2 IP, 3 H)...Scored upon five times from May 22-July 5, allowing seven runs over 17.0 innings over 19 games...Made three appearances at Triple-A Albuquerque after Aug. 5 option … allowed one earned run over 4.1 innings … returned to Colorado for the rest of the season, Aug. 18...Recorded a 2.25 ERA (12.0 IP, 3 ER) in 13 appearances in September … allowed four hits and two runs over his first nine games (April 3-23) for a 2.00 ERA...In nine games vs. Arizona, recorded an 0.82 ERA (11.0 IP, 1 ER) … logged a 2.38 ERA (11.1 IP, 3 ER) in 13 games against the Los Angeles-NL...Got the final two outs in the second inning in relief of starter Jon Gray on Oct. 4 in the Wild Card game at Arizona, his first postseason experience
Appeared in 24 Major League games before being diagnosed with axillary artery thrombosis in August...Scored upon in eight of 24 outings across three stints with the Rockies in his second Major League season...Pitched a career-high tying two innings five times...Originally recalled from Triple-A April 25 and optioned May 20 … scored upon in three of eight outings in that span with a 4.76 ERA (11.1 IP, 6 ER)...Recalled for the second time June 19 and pitched two scoreless innings at Miami before being optioned back to Albuquerque after the game...Recalled July 23 and made 15 appearances before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 22 with axillary artery thrombosis … was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Aug. 26 … subsequently underwent surgery after tests revealed blood clots in his right arm...Went 1-1 with one save and a 6.39 ERA (12.2 IP, 9 ER) over those 15 appearances...Recorded his only win of the season, the fourth of his career, Aug. 11 at Texas...Converted his second big league save Aug. 17 vs. Washington...Was 1-0 with nine saves in 10 opportunities in 27 appearances at Triple-A … notched a 2.43 ERA (29.2 IP, 8 ER) …had a 1.80 ERA (14.0 IP, 2 ER) in 13 home games with Albuquerque...Scored upon five times at Triple-A … had a 1.80 ERA (10.0 IP, 2 ER) in June, 1.00 (9.0 IP, 1 ER) in July with four saves.
Appeared in 63 Major League games over three different stints with the Rockies. Made his Major League debut April 14 at San Francisco, pitching a scoreless inning and allowing a hit in a 4-1 victory. First Rockie to win Major League debut since Tyler Matzek vs. Atlanta June 11, 2014 … frst Colorado reliever to win debut since Alberto Arias May 1, 2007 at San Francisco. Tallied his frst Major League save at Philadelphia in a 4-1 victory, allowing one hit in one inning vs. the Phillies May 31. Three separate stints on roster (April 12-20; April 22-July 10; Aug. 1). Also won games May 19 vs. Philadelphia and Aug. 7 at Washington … lost four times: May 10 vs. the Dodgers, Aug. 2 at St. Louis, Aug. 28 at Pittsburgh and Sept. 1 in game two of a doubleheader vs. Arizona. Rookie allowed no runs in 48 of 64 appearances … stranded 31 of 39 inherited runners (20.5% scored), ranking 10th in the National League. Was 1-2 with a 3.94 ERA (29.2 IP, 13 ER) in 32 games at home … posted a 2.19 ERA (12.1 IP, 3 ER) in 13 May appearances. Streak of 12 scoreless appearances (10.1 IP) snapped Sept. 30 at Arizona … had allowed three runs on Sept. 1 vs. Arizona in a 5-3 loss at home, then was not scored upon until that Sept. 30 contest vs. the Diamondbacks. Scored upon in fve of his fnal 28 games (24.1 IP, 10 ER; 3.70 ERA). Allowed 10th and fnal home run Aug. 13 at New York Mets; homers tied for most among NL relievers … no homers fnal 23 games (19.2 IP). A 7.2 scoreless-inning streak ended in eighth inning June 3; frst run allowed since May 16 at Dodger Stadium. Allowed 10 runs to Arizona and nine runs, including fve of his 10 homers allowed, to the Dodgers … had a 3.38 ERA (43.0 IP, 16 ER) against the remaining opponents … allowed a season-high four runs July 2 at Arizona. Was 1-0 with two saves and a 1.13 ERA (8.0 IP, 1 ER) in seven games at Triple-A … was 1-0 with two saves and a 1.29 ERA (7.0 IP, 1 ER) over six July appearances from July 12-29, his longest stint in the minors in '15 … did not allow a homer run at Triple-A.
Spent his third professional season at Double-A Tulsa, going 15-for-15 in save opportunities, but appeared in just 27 games due to strained shoulder. Was 0-1 with five saves and a 2.61 ERA (10.1 IP, 3 ER) in April … had six saves and a 4.09 ERA in May (11.0 IP, 5 ER) … did not allow a run in June (4.0 IP, 0 ER), posting four saves in four games. Placed on the seven-day disabled list June 13 and pitched only twice more, July 31 and Aug. 3 for a combined two innings. Made just six appearances after May due to injury…despite the injury, was named to the Texas League Midseason All-Star team. Went 0-1 with 15 saves (in 15 opportunities) and a 2.63 ERA (27.1 IP, 8 ER) in his 27 games for the Drillers… held opponents to a .218 batting average against and walked just six batters. Earned a save in four-straight outings June 1-8, his longest such streak of the season.
Led the High-A Modesto Nuts in appearances with 56 and ranked second in the California League...His 1.86 ERA ranked 3rd among all CAL pitchers who made at least 40 appearances...also led the league with 33 saves, which were the most among Rockies pitchers...Limited right-handed hitters to a .170 clip (19-for-112) and right-handed hitters to .190 (15-for-79)...Named to the CAL All-Star game and pitched 1.0 scoreless inning
Relieved in 25 games for Rookie Level Grand Junction in his first professional campaign...his 13 saves led the Pioneer League.