Adam Ottavino
P | B/T: S/R | 6' 5" 246LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #30, St. Louis Cardinals | Northeastern
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 2 2.59 34 0 0 31.1 37 1.02
12 Seasons 35 33 3.55 566 3 30 591.0 685 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 34 3-2 2.59 31.1 37 1.02
12 Seasons 566 35-33 3.55 591.0 685 1.31

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 142 19 1 5.3 2.9 85.2 98.6 6.7 15.8 .104 .154 .135 .171 .209 21.1 37.1 5.7 0.00 1.23
2016 30 458 63 1 1.6 0.9 88.8 112.2 1.7 17.5 .194 .272 .238 .243 .312 34.9 32.7 6.5 2.67 2.44
2017 31 1052 137 9 6.6 3.7 85.4 112.8 12.7 32.8 .219 .371 .343 .325 .363 32.1 25.9 16.0 5.06 4.57
2018 32 1272 154 6 3.9 1.9 85.8 112.6 12.8 28.6 .149 .235 .231 .230 .286 29.9 36.4 11.7 2.43 2.20
2019 33 1158 152 7 4.6 2.5 85.3 112.6 14.5 30.3 .180 .287 .276 .270 .320 29.3 31.1 14.1 1.90 3.16
2020 34 339 50 3 6 3.5 90.6 113.9 8.8 26.0 .220 .359 .337 .298 .365 50.0 29.4 10.6 5.89 3.74
2021 35 1146 163 8 4.9 2.9 86.1 118.4 11.8 31.9 .209 .317 .324 .297 .326 30.1 25.6 13.0 4.21 3.70
2022 36 522 77 4 5.2 3.2 83.0 109.5 10.5 35.1 .215 .347 .260 .279 .353 28.6 29.4 7.9 2.58 2.81
Player 6089 815 39 4.8 2.7 85.9 118.4 11.4 29.6 .190 .300 .283 .274 .325 31.5 30.3 12.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ottavino relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(44.4%) ,
Sinker
(25.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(18.8%) ,
Changeup
(7.1%) ,
Cutter
(4.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 63.2 21.1 5.3 10.5 26.3 42.1 31.6 5.3 47.4 26.3 5.3 0.0 5.3 2.9
2016 61.9 11.1 20.6 6.3 41.3 44.4 14.3 1.6 52.4 14.3 27.0 3.2 1.6 0.9
2017 40.1 28.5 24.1 7.3 24.1 46.7 28.5 8.0 24.1 29.2 27.0 5.1 6.6 3.7
2018 44.2 25.3 23.4 7.1 34.4 34.4 31.2 5.8 33.8 33.1 17.5 4.5 3.9 1.9
2019 40.8 28.3 21.7 9.2 32.9 35.5 31.6 3.9 32.2 30.9 18.4 6.6 4.6 2.5
2020 52.0 20.0 22.0 6.0 38.0 32.0 30.0 2.0 40.0 20.0 24.0 8.0 6.0 3.5
2021 41.7 28.8 21.5 8.0 34.4 36.8 28.8 6.7 30.1 28.8 22.1 7.4 4.9 2.9
2022 45.5 24.7 23.4 6.5 33.8 46.8 19.5 6.5 35.1 27.3 20.8 5.2 5.2 3.2
Player 44.8 25.5 22.1 7.6 32.9 39.1 27.9 5.5 33.4 28.2 21.3 5.6 4.8 2.7
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Sinker NYM R 131 93.9 24.6 3.2 15 16.3 1.3 9
2022 Slider NYM R 230 81.0 40.2 -0.2 -1 18.4 7.4 67
2022 Changeup NYM R 37 88.9 33.1 3.7 13 16.5 1.8 13
2022 Cutter NYM R 24 88.2 28.5 -0.9 -3 3.5 1.0 40
2022 4-Seamer NYM R 98 94.8 16.3 -1.7 -12 8.2 0.4 5
2021 Changeup BOS R 19 88.4 31.8 2.7 9 15.5 1.3 9
2021 Slider BOS R 531 80.6 42.9 1.3 3 19.0 8.2 76
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 237 95.5 15.7 -1.7 -12 5.2 -2.5 -32
2021 Sinker BOS R 315 94.6 23.6 3.5 18 15.1 0.6 4
2021 Curveball BOS R 24 79.0 52.7 -1.0 -2 16.4 6.3 62
2021 Cutter BOS R 19 87.3 28.5 -0.2 -1 3.7 1.3 55
2020 Sinker NYY R 151 93.4 24.7 3.3 15 14.8 0.4 3
2020 Cutter NYY R 15 86.3 26.5 3.6 12 0.8 -2.4 -76
2020 Changeup NYY R 13 88.4 32.8 3.2 11 12.8 -1.0 -7
2020 4-Seamer NYY R 1 92.8 18.5 -2.5 -15 7.4 0.5 7
2020 Slider NYY R 159 81.0 40.3 -0.9 -2 17.9 8.2 84
2019 Sinker NYY R 447 93.9 23.3 2.2 11 14.6 0.3 2
2019 Cutter NYY R 156 88.2 25.7 1.6 6 3.2 1.2 59
2019 Slider NYY R 505 81.9 39.9 -0.4 -1 18.4 9.9 115
2019 4-Seamer NYY R 22 93.8 18.3 -2.7 -17 8.9 1.3 17
2018 Slider COL R 595 81.4 41.0 0.2 0 16.4 8.5 108
2018 Changeup COL R 3 88.2 30.4 1.7 6 9.9 -4.2 -30
2018 Cutter COL R 124 87.1 29.2 -1.1 -4 6.1 3.6 143
2018 4-Seamer COL R 17 94.2 17.5 -2.0 -13 6.5 -1.1 -15
2018 Sinker COL R 532 93.8 23.8 3.1 15 12.8 -1.2 -9
2017 4-Seamer COL R 350 94.4 16.4 -2.5 -18 6.5 -1.5 -19
2017 Cutter COL R 30 86.0 35.1 -6.7 -23 8.3 6.2 301
2017 Sinker COL R 184 94.2 22.9 3.3 17 14.1 -0.7 -5
2017 Slider COL R 485 81.5 42.5 2.8 7 16.8 9.7 137
2016 Changeup COL R 3 89.0 24.1 -2.5 -9 5.1 -8.7 -63
2016 Sinker COL R 155 94.3 22.7 4.3 23 12.6 -2.1 -14
2016 4-Seamer COL R 88 95.0 16.7 -3.5 -27 9.3 0.6 6
2016 Cutter COL R 14 90.0 24.2 -1.2 -5 1.0 0.2 32
2016 Slider COL R 192 82.2 40.2 2.6 7 11.7 7.6 186
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Slider -3.7 -9 232 44.4 64 .140 .211 .212 34.8 28.1 23.7 .174 .260 .250 20.0
2022 Sinker -0.4 0 131 25.1 29 .269 .308 .302 16.7 31.0 29.0 .226 .248 .258 23.5
2022 4-Seamer 5.1 5 98 18.8 19 .353 .882 .492 26.7 31.6 14.0 .341 .883 .485 75.0
2022 Changeup -2.6 -1 37 7.1 10 .111 .111 .250 43.8 30.0 30.0 .150 .162 .193 16.7
2022 Cutter 0.3 0 24 4.6 3 .000 .000 .300 12.5 33.3 33.3 .358 .398 .332 0.0
2021 Slider -0.3 -2 532 46.4 127 .248 .440 .352 27.6 19.7 18.7 .206 .337 .294 20.0
2021 Sinker 1.2 4 315 27.5 80 .317 .413 .406 20.8 25.0 21.1 .252 .360 .345 39.1
2021 4-Seamer -2.9 -7 237 20.7 54 .106 .170 .194 33.9 42.6 24.2 .157 .232 .235 50.0
2021 Curveball -3.4 -1 24 2.1 4 .000 .000 .000 40.0 50.0 40.0 .073 .081 .072 0.0
2021 Changeup -0.1 0 19 1.7 3 .000 .000 .233 75.0 33.3 50.0 .003 .003 .235 0.0
2021 Cutter 7.7 1 19 1.7 7 .600 .800 .636 22.2 0.0 -- .396 .471 .468 40.0
2020 Slider 0.3 0 159 46.9 41 .257 .314 .300 35.1 34.1 31.8 .217 .332 .287 40.9
2020 Sinker 0.7 1 151 44.5 40 .229 .371 .335 16.7 27.5 21.2 .204 .330 .287 54.2
2020 Cutter 4.2 1 15 4.4 3 .667 2.000 1.083 0.0 0.0 -- .327 .939 .512 66.7
2020 Changeup 6.6 1 13 3.8 1 1.000 1.000 .900 25.0 0.0 -- .520 .588 .487 100.0
2020 4-Seamer 3.2 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Slider -2.2 -11 505 43.6 132 .162 .234 .250 34.3 34.1 26.2 .155 .236 .249 26.9
2019 Sinker -1.0 -5 447 38.6 111 .211 .295 .300 21.1 29.7 22.0 .194 .287 .271 28.1
2019 Cutter 0.4 1 156 13.5 23 .333 .762 .478 38.8 26.1 37.5 .285 .618 .396 46.7
2019 4-Seamer -6.2 -1 22 1.9 5 .000 .000 .280 33.3 40.0 28.6 .063 .066 .314 0.0
2018 Slider -1.3 -8 595 46.8 140 .148 .278 .276 37.0 35.0 31.4 .155 .266 .264 23.2
2018 Sinker -2.6 -14 532 41.8 143 .155 .194 .189 24.3 41.3 27.8 .139 .200 .192 37.0
2018 Cutter -1.1 -1 124 9.7 18 .267 .333 .336 48.1 22.2 20.0 .180 .277 .276 18.2
2018 4-Seamer 3.3 1 17 1.3 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .385 .402 .523 100.0
2018 Changeup 0.7 0 3 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Slider -0.4 -2 485 46.1 117 .233 .320 .278 35.6 38.5 28.5 .179 .271 .239 21.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.0 0 350 33.3 73 .255 .431 .416 23.6 12.3 14.8 .255 .397 .405 38.1
2017 Sinker 0.6 1 184 17.5 43 .278 .611 .426 14.0 16.3 20.6 .306 .619 .438 48.3
2017 Cutter 0.2 0 30 2.9 7 .143 .571 .286 36.4 28.6 22.2 .120 .360 .192 20.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 13 88.4 75 13.6 1:45 2:45 -60
2020 Cutter 15 86.3 31 9.9 10:45 11:45 -60
2020 Sinker 149 93.4 77 16.5 1:15 2:15 -60
2020 Slider 150 80.9 64 18.9 8:15 9:00 -45
2021 Changeup 16 88.5 78 16.9 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Curveball 23 78.8 80 20.5 8:00 8:00 0
2021 Cutter 18 87.3 30 8.3 10:15 10:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 237 95.5 74 14.8 1:15 12:45 30
2021 Sinker 305 94.6 76 16.9 1:00 2:15 -75
2021 Slider 523 80.6 72 20.2 8:15 8:45 -30
2022 Changeup 35 88.9 84 17.3 2:00 3:00 -60
2022 Cutter 24 88.2 31 7.7 11:00 10:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 98 94.8 77 16.1 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 128 93.9 80 18.0 1:15 2:30 -75
2022 Slider 230 81.0 66 19.5 8:15 9:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 109 415 8 -2 3 1 10
2012 332 1,322 4 -8 -1 6 0
2013 330 1,263 -6 -9 3 4 -8
2014 270 1,076 -6 -3 2 5 -2
2015 35 142 -2 -3 0 0 -4
2016 107 458 -2 -8 3 2 -5
2017 240 1,049 -8 -6 8 6 -1
2018 319 1,339 -19 -19 4 10 -23
2019 292 1,213 -12 -16 7 7 -13
2020 88 355 1 -2 2 2 3
2021 290 1,207 -10 -11 9 8 -5
2022 125 522 -8 -5 3 4 -5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 142 47.9 50.0 79.4 33.8 52.0 43.0 51.4 41.5 32.2 7.0 50.0
2016 458 48.0 59.1 78.5 26.9 54.7 40.2 52.3 42.4 28.9 6.3 62.1
2017 1,052 48.9 50.9 82.8 20.7 42.3 40.1 46.9 35.4 28.2 6.4 53.7
2018 1,272 49.3 54.8 77.8 24.5 42.4 39.8 61.1 39.4 32.7 7.9 59.4
2019 1,158 49.3 56.6 77.1 21.3 51.6 41.3 53.9 38.8 30.5 8.0 63.3
2020 339 55.5 57.4 80.6 18.5 46.4 36.0 55.3 40.1 26.5 12.1 68.3
2021 1,146 47.3 60.0 81.2 23.0 49.6 39.2 55.2 40.5 27.8 6.8 70.5
2022 522 47.5 60.9 78.8 29.6 55.6 37.2 60.0 44.4 29.3 8.4 68.2
Player 6,089 48.9 56.3 79.5 23.5 48.4 39.7 54.9 39.5 29.7 7.6 62.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 86 61
2016 74 30
2017 36 80 71 57 10 72 36 90 59 75 1 78 36 68 53
2018 99 99 99 96 94 92 92 94 88 97 8 92 99 50 74
2019 88 97 98 96 60 92 91 99 95 88 3 81 88 41 90
2020 66 70 68 66 59 74 62 13 2 78 29 49 66 47 49
2021 69 83 91 90 28 90 90 93 95 63 7 64 69 74 77
2022 86 83 88 84 79 87 84 99 95 85 50 74 86 54 75
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 19.4 3 1.7 1 1 1 1 33.3
2017 21.4 8 6.5 2 1 6 2 25.0
2018 21.6 5 4.8 0 5 4 2 40.0
2019 22.0 6 5.2 1 2 2 3 50.0
2020 23.6 2 2.2 0 2 0 2 100.0
2021 24.3 6 6.6 -1 2 3 4 66.7
2022 23.6 3 2.9 0 0 3 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 1 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2
2017 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 5 6 6 5 4 6 8 7 8 3 6 8 6 6 8 8 7 8 5 7 7 8
2018 5 4 9 4 4 5 4 6 5 4 6 4 2 4 5 6 3 5 4 5 4 6 4 4 5 6 6 3 3 5 8
2019 6 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 3 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 4 2 2
2021 6 5 7 6 7 8 7 7 7 5 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7
2022 3 2 4 3 2 3 3 2 4 4 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 3 2 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.3 94.3 -1 93.9 -0.4 92.6 -1.3 92.5 -0.1 92.7 0.2 94.7 2 93.7 -1
Offspeed Velocity 0 89 0 0 0 88.2 0 0 0 88.4 0 88.4 0 88.9 0.5
Breaking Velocity 84.4 82.1 -2.3 81.5 -0.6 81.4 -0.1 81.9 0.5 81 -0.9 80.6 -0.4 81 0.4
Exit Velocity 85.2 88.8 3.6 85.4 -3.4 85.8 0.4 85.3 -0.5 90.6 5.3 86.1 -4.5 83 -3.1
Launch Angle 6.7 1.7 -5 12.7 11 12.8 0.1 14.5 1.7 8.8 -5.7 11.8 3 10.5 -1.3
Barrel % 5.3 1.6 -3.7 6.6 5 3.9 -2.7 4.6 0.7 6 1.4 4.9 -1.1 5.2 0.3
Hard Hit % 21.1 34.9 13.8 32.1 -2.8 29.9 -2.2 29.3 -0.6 50 20.7 30.1 -19.9 28.6 -1.5
Sweet Spot % 15.8 17.5 1.7 32.8 15.3 28.6 -4.2 30.3 1.7 26 -4.3 31.9 5.9 35.1 3.2
xBA .104 .194 0.09 .219 0.025 .149 -0.07 .18 0.031 .22 0.04 .209 -0.011 .215 0.006
BA .094 .184 0.09 .244 0.06 .158 -0.086 .198 0.04 .27 0.072 .239 -0.031 .196 -0.043
xwOBA .171 .243 0.072 .325 0.082 .23 -0.095 .27 0.04 .298 0.028 .297 -0.001 .279 -0.018
wOBA .135 .238 0.103 .343 0.105 .231 -0.112 .276 0.045 .337 0.061 .324 -0.013 .26 -0.064
xSLG .154 .272 0.118 .371 0.099 .235 -0.136 .287 0.052 .359 0.072 .317 -0.042 .347 0.03
SLG .094 .276 0.182 .411 0.135 .238 -0.173 .308 0.07 .419 0.111 .374 -0.045 .321 -0.053
K% 37.1 32.7 -4.4 25.9 -6.8 36.4 10.5 31.1 -5.3 29.4 -1.7 25.6 -3.8 29.4 3.8
BB% 5.7 6.5 0.8 16 9.5 11.7 -4.3 14.1 2.4 10.6 -3.5 13 2.4 7.9 -5.1
Swing % 41.5 42.4 0.9 35.4 -7 39.4 4 38.8 -0.6 40.1 1.3 40.5 0.4 44.4 3.9
Whiff% 32.2 28.9 -3.3 28.2 -0.7 32.7 4.5 30.5 -2.2 26.5 -4 27.8 1.3 29.3 1.5
In Zone % 47.9 48 0.1 48.9 0.9 49.3 0.4 49.3 0 55.5 6.2 47.3 -8.2 47.5 0.2
Out of Zone % 52.1 52 -0.1 51.1 -0.9 50.7 -0.4 50.7 0 44.5 -6.2 52.7 8.2 52.5 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 33.8 26.9 -6.9 20.7 -6.2 24.5 3.8 21.3 -3.2 18.5 -2.8 23 4.5 29.6 6.6
First Pitch Swing % 20 16.8 -3.2 14 -2.8 20.6 6.6 16.1 -4.5 22.4 6.3 19.5 -2.9 27.2 7.7
First Pitch Strike % 51.4 52.3 0.9 46.9 -5.4 61.1 14.2 53.9 -7.2 55.3 1.4 55.2 -0.1 60 4.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 106 .241 60 6 10.0 46 16 34.8
2017 240 .341 159 2 1.3 81 7 8.6
2018 303 .231 169 20 11.8 134 52 38.8
2019 271 .274 179 25 14.0 92 47 51.1
2020 85 .337 61 3 4.9 24 9 37.5
2021 273 .326 173 24 13.9 100 48 48.0
2022 125 .260 86 45 52.3 39 17 43.6

Pitch Tempo