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Adam Ottavino
Popularity: ↑ 3%
P | B/T: S/R | 6' 5" 246LBS | Age: 35

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 3 5.89 24 0 0 18.1 25 1.58
10 Seasons 25 28 3.53 463 3 19 497.2 577 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 24 2-3 5.89 18.1 25 1.58
10 Seasons 463 25-28 3.53 497.2 577 1.31

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 142 19 1 5.3 85.2 6.7 15.8 .097 .145 .135 .161 .187 23.5 37.1 5.7 0.00 1.15
2016 458 63 1 1.6 88.8 1.7 17.5 .195 .273 .238 .243 .313 34.9 32.7 6.5 2.67 2.53
2017 1052 137 9 6.6 85.4 12.7 32.8 .220 .371 .343 .325 .363 32.1 25.9 16 5.06 4.64
2018 1272 154 6 3.9 85.8 12.7 27.9 .147 .231 .233 .230 .281 30.1 36.4 11.7 2.43 2.22
2019 1158 152 7 4.6 85.3 14.5 30.3 .176 .280 .276 .265 .308 29.3 31.1 14.1 1.90 3.11
2020 339 50 3 6 90.6 8.8 26 .220 .359 .337 .298 .365 50 29.4 10.6 5.89 3.76
4421 575 27 4.7 86.3 11.4 28 .180 .287 .275 .265 .316 32.5 31.7 12.5
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ottavino relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(47.2%) ,
Sinker
(45.4%) ,
Cutter
(4.1%) ,
Changeup
(2.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Slider 160 121 39 47.2 81.0 41 35 9 7 2 0 0 14 22 .257 .217 .314 .332 .297 .288 89.1 19 2862 34.7 31.8
2020 Sinker 154 93 61 45.4 93.4 41 36 9 6 2 0 1 11 25 .250 .213 .389 .337 .323 .291 91.7 -4 2217 16.1 21.2
2020 Cutter 14 13 1 4.1 86.6 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .667 .327 2.000 .939 1.073 .512 92.1 45 2628 0.0
2020 Changeup 10 1 9 2.9 87.4 1990 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1 0 1 0.3 92.8 2433
2019 Slider 505 369 136 44.7 81.9 132 111 18 12 5 0 1 45 67 .162 .155 .234 .236 .245 .248 84.9 24 2876 34.3 26.2
2019 Sinker 447 247 200 39.6 93.9 111 95 20 15 3 1 1 33 64 .211 .193 .295 .284 .269 .268 83.2 5 2387 21.1 22.0
2019 Cutter 156 123 33 13.8 88.2 23 21 7 4 0 0 3 6 15 .333 .286 .762 .619 .464 .396 93.5 13 2683 38.8 37.5
2019 4-Seam Fastball 22 17 5 1.9 93.8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .063 .000 .066 .276 .310 71.4 6 2393 33.3 28.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Slider NYY R 160 81 40.2 -0.9 -2 17.9 8 81
2020 Changeup NYY R 10 87.4 33.6 3.1 10 12.2 -1.4 -11
2020 4-Seamer NYY R 1 92.8 18.5 -2.5 -15 7.4 0.5 7
2020 Cutter NYY R 14 86.6 26.1 3.8 13 0.4 -2.6 -86
2020 Sinker NYY R 154 93.4 24.8 3.3 15 14.8 0.3 2
2019 4-Seamer NYY R 22 93.8 18.3 -2.7 -17 8.9 1.2 16
2019 Sinker NYY R 447 93.9 23.3 1.7 8 14.6 0 0
2019 Slider NYY R 505 81.9 39.9 -0.5 -1 18.4 9.8 113
2019 Cutter NYY R 156 88.2 25.7 1.6 6 3.2 1.2 57
2018 Sinker COL R 531 93.8 23.8 2.5 12 12.8 -1.6 -11
2018 Cutter COL R 124 87.1 29.2 -1.2 -4 6.1 3.6 140
2018 4-Seamer COL R 17 94.2 17.5 -2.1 -13 6.5 -1.1 -15
2018 Changeup COL R 3 88.3 30.4 1.8 6 9.9 -4.2 -30
2018 Slider COL R 595 81.4 41 0.1 0 16.4 8.4 106
2017 4-Seamer COL R 350 94.4 16.4 -2.5 -18 6.5 -1.5 -19
2017 Cutter COL R 30 86 35.1 -6.8 -24 8.3 6.2 289
2017 Sinker COL R 184 94.2 22.9 3.1 16 14.1 -0.9 -6
2017 Slider COL R 485 81.5 42.5 2.7 7 16.8 9.7 136
2016 Cutter COL R 14 90 24.2 -1.1 -5 1 0.2 32
2016 Changeup COL R 3 89 24.1 -2.5 -9 5.1 -8.7 -63
2016 4-Seamer COL R 88 95 16.7 -3.5 -26 9.3 0.6 7
2016 Slider COL R 193 82.1 40.1 2.4 6 11.7 7.5 182
2016 Sinker COL R 154 94.3 22.7 4.2 22 12.7 -2.1 -14
! 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 %
2020 Cutter 5.2 1 14 4.1 3 .667 2 1.083 0 0 .327 .939 .512 66.7
2020 Sinker 0.4 1 154 45.4 41 .25 .389 .327 16.1 26.8 21.2 .213 .337 .292 56
2020 Slider 0.2 0 160 47.2 41 .257 .314 .3 34.7 34.1 31.8 .217 .332 .287 40.9
2020 Changeup -0.3 0 10 2.9 50
2020 4-Seamer 3.2 0 1 0.3
2019 4-Seamer -5.6 -1 22 1.9 5 0 0 .28 33.3 40 28.6 .063 .066 .314 0
2019 Cutter 0.4 1 156 13.5 23 .333 .762 .478 38.8 26.1 37.5 .286 .619 .397 46.7
2019 Sinker -1.6 -7 447 38.6 111 .211 .295 .284 21.1 29.7 22 .193 .284 .269 28.1
2019 Slider -2.1 -11 505 43.6 132 .162 .234 .25 34.3 34.1 26.2 .155 .236 .249 26.9
2018 4-Seamer 3.3 1 17 1.3 2 0 0 .35 0 0 0 .385 .402 .523 100
2018 Cutter -1.1 -1 124 9.7 18 .267 .333 .336 48.1 22.2 20 .181 .278 .276 18.2
2018 Slider -1.5 -9 595 46.8 140 .148 .278 .27 37 35 31.4 .154 .262 .263 23.2
2018 Sinker -2.6 -14 532 41.8 143 .155 .194 .194 24.3 41.3 27.8 .136 .197 .189 37.5
2018 Changeup 0.7 0 3 0.2 0 0
2017 Cutter 0.2 0 30 2.9 7 .143 .571 .286 36.4 28.6 22.2 .12 .36 .192 20
2017 Sinker 0.6 1 184 17.5 43 .278 .611 .426 14 16.3 20.6 .306 .619 .438 48.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.1 0 350 33.3 73 .255 .431 .416 23.6 12.3 14.8 .255 .397 .405 38.1
2017 Slider -0.4 -2 485 46.1 117 .233 .32 .278 35.6 38.5 28.5 .179 .272 .239 21.3
! 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 10 87.4 74 13.1 2:00 2:45 -45
2020 Cutter 14 86.6 30 10 11:00 12:00 -60
2020 Sinker 152 93.4 77 16.5 1:15 2:15 -60
2020 Slider 154 81 64 18.9 8:15 9:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 106 453 -1 -8 3 2 -5
2017 240 1049 -8 -6 8 6 0
2018 318 1338 -18 -20 4 10 -24
2019 292 1213 -13 -17 7 7 -16
2020 88 355 1 -4 2 2 1
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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 49.1 85.2 33.9 57.1 42.7 51.4 41.5 32.2 7.7 55.6
2016 458 47.9 59 78.9 26.7 55.6 40.2 52.3 42.4 28.9 6.4 62.1
2017 1052 48.9 50.9 82.8 20.7 42.3 40.1 46.9 35.4 28.2 6.4 53.7
2018 1272 49.3 54.8 77.8 24.4 42 39.8 60.7 39.4 32.7 8 59.4
2019 1158 49.3 56.6 77.1 21.3 51.6 41.3 53.4 38.8 30.5 8 63.3
2020 339 55.5 57.4 80.6 18.5 46.4 36 55.3 40.1 26.5 12.1 68.3
4421 49.5 54.8 79.3 22.8 47 40.1 54 38.7 30.2 7.7 60.5
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 63.2 21.1 5.3 10.5 26.3 42.1 31.6 5.3 47.4 26.3 5.3 0 5.3
2016 61.9 11.1 20.6 6.3 41.3 44.4 14.3 1.6 52.4 14.3 27 3.2 1.6
2017 40.1 28.5 24.1 7.3 24.1 46.7 28.5 8 24.1 29.2 27 5.1 6.6
2018 44.2 25.3 23.4 7.1 34.4 34.4 31.2 5.8 33.8 32.5 17.5 4.5 3.9
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
2020 52 20 22 6 38 32 30 2 40 20 24 8 6
45.6 24.7 22.1 7.7 32.3 38.8 28.7 5 34.1 28 21.2 5.2 4.7
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015
2016 74 28
2017 32 80 69 55 8 72 36 90 59 75 0 78 32 67 53
2018 99 99 99 96 94 92 91 94 88 97 8 92 99 50 74
2019 90 98 99 97 63 92 91 99 95 88 3 81 90 41 90
2020 64 69 67 65 57 74 62 13 2 78 29 49 64 48 43
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22 6 4.9 1 2 3 2 33.3
2020 23.6 2 2.1 0 2 1 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 3 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 2 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.5 94.3 -1.2 93.9 -0.4 92.6 -1.3 92.5 -0.1 92.8 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 0 89 0 0 0 88.3 0 0 0 87.4 0
Breaking Velocity 84.5 82.1 -2.4 81.5 -0.6 81.4 -0.1 81.9 0.5 81 -0.9
Exit Velocity 85.2 88.8 3.6 85.4 -3.4 85.8 0.4 85.3 -0.5 90.6 5.3
Launch Angle 6.7 1.7 -5 12.7 11 12.7 0 14.5 1.8 8.8 -5.7
Barrel % 5.3 1.6 -3.7 6.6 5 3.9 -2.7 4.6 0.7 6 1.4
Hard Hit % 23.5 34.9 11.4 32.1 -2.8 30.1 -2 29.3 -0.8 50 20.7
Sweet Spot % 15.8 17.5 1.7 32.8 15.3 27.9 -4.9 30.3 2.4 26 -4.3
xBA .097 .195 0.098 .22 0.025 .147 -0.073 .176 0.029 .22 0.044
BA .094 .184 0.09 .244 0.06 .158 -0.086 .198 0.04 .27 0.072
xwOBA .161 .243 0.082 .325 0.082 .23 -0.095 .265 0.035 .298 0.033
wOBA .135 .238 0.103 .343 0.105 .233 -0.11 .276 0.043 .337 0.061
xSLG .145 .273 0.128 .371 0.098 .231 -0.14 .28 0.049 .359 0.079
SLG .094 .276 0.182 .411 0.135 .238 -0.173 .308 0.07 .419 0.111
K% 37.1 32.7 -4.4 25.9 -6.8 36.4 10.5 31.1 -5.3 29.4 -1.7
BB% 5.7 6.5 0.8 16 9.5 11.7 -4.3 14.1 2.4 10.6 -3.5
Swing % 41.5 42.4 0.9 35.4 -7 39.4 4 38.8 -0.6 40.1 1.3
Whiff% 32.2 28.9 -3.3 28.2 -0.7 32.7 4.5 30.5 -2.2 26.5 -4
In Zone Swing % 47 47.9 0.9 48.9 1 49.3 0.4 49.3 0 55.5 6.2
Out of Zone Swing % 53 52.1 -0.9 51.1 -1 50.7 -0.4 50.7 0 44.5 -6.2
First Pitch Swing % 20 16.8 -3.2 14 -2.8 20.5 6.5 15.9 -4.6 22.4 6.5
First Pitch Strike % 51.4 52.3 0.9 46.9 -5.4 60.7 13.8 53.4 -7.3 55.3 1.9
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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 302 .231 169 20 11.8 133 52 39.1
2019 271 .274 179 25 14.0 92 47 51.1
2020 85 .337 61 3 4.9 24 9 37.5

Pitch Distribution