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).


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

Adam Ottavino grew up in Brooklyn, NY after his family moved there from Manhattan when he was young. He graduated from the Berkeley Carroll School in Park Slope, Brooklyn in 2003. As a High School Senior, Ottavino was drafted by Tampa Bay in the 30th round of the MLB Draft, but did not sign. He then attended Northeastern University, where he played college baseball for head coach Neil McPhee. Ottavino holds both the career and single season strike out records at the University. In 2005, he was named America East Pitcher of the Year.[1] He was drafted by the Cardinals out of Northeastern University in the first round (30th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft. According to Peter Gammons he took part of his signing bonus to repay Northeastern scholarship.[citation needed]

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.[2]

On May 29, 2010 he made his MLB debut for the Cardinals. On April 3, 2012, the Colorado Rockies claimed Ottavino off of waivers.[3] He was brought back to the majors later that season, and developed into one of the best relief pitchers in the National League.[4] Adam wears 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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