Adam Ottavino

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Adam Ottavino
MG 8958 Adam Ottavino.jpg
Ottavino with the Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies – No. 0
Born: (1985-11-22) November 22, 1985 (age 29)
New York, New York
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 29, 2010 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 7–10
Earned run average 4.05
Strikeouts 241
Saves 1

Adam Robert Ottavino (born November 22, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010.


Ottavino pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010 spring training

Ottavino was born in Manhattan, New York, but grew up in Brooklyn after his family moved there when he was young. He graduated from the Berkeley Carroll School in Park Slope, Brooklyn in 2003. The Tampa Bay Rays selected Ottavino in the 30th round of the 2003 MLB Draft, but he did not sign.[1]

Ottavino enrolled at Northeastern University, where he played college baseball for the Northeastern Huskies baseball team. Ottavino holds both the Northeastern career and single season records for strikeouts. In 2005, he was named America East Conference's Pitcher of the Year.[2] He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals out of Northeastern in the first round, with the 30th overall selection, of the 2006 MLB Draft.[1]

Ottavino pitched for Team Italy in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He pitched three scoreless innings against Venezuela in his lone appearance in the tournament.[3]

On May 29, 2010, Ottavino made his major league debut for the Cardinals. On April 3, 2012, the Colorado Rockies claimed Ottavino off of waivers.[4] He was brought back to the majors later that season, and developed into a relief pitcher.[1] Ottavino wears uniform number 0, and is the first and only pitcher in major league history to have ever done so.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Ottavino's passion for Photography is represented in the social media world via his Instagram @adamottavino and Tumblr


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