Adam Ottavino
P | Bats/Throws: S/R | 6' 5" 246LBS | Age: 38
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #30, St. Louis Cardinals | Northeastern
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 3 4.21 69 0 11 62 71 1.45
2022 6 3 2.06 66 0 3 65.2 79 0.97
2023 1 7 3.21 66 0 12 61.2 62 1.22
13 Seasons 39 41 3.42 664 3 45 687 789 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 69 7-3 4.21 62 71 1.45
2022 66 6-3 2.06 65.2 79 0.97
2023 66 1-7 3.21 61.2 62 1.22
13 Seasons 664 39-41 3.42 687 789 1.28
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .370 .343 .324 .362 32.1 25.9 16.0 5.06 4.54
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 .319 29.3 31.1 14.1 1.90 3.16
2020 34 339 50 3 6.0 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 .208 .317 .324 .297 .326 30.1 25.6 13.0 4.21 3.70
2022 36 1057 158 5 3.2 1.9 84.8 112.0 7.7 29.7 .190 .279 .260 .240 .306 29.7 30.6 6.2 2.06 2.35
2023 37 1024 162 6 3.7 2.3 88.6 112.2 7.2 24.1 .211 .325 .294 .291 .316 40.7 23.8 11.1 3.21 3.53
Player 7648 1058 46 4.3 2.5 86.4 118.4 10.3 28.4 .191 .297 .283 .271 .319 32.9 29.5 11.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ottavino relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(37.7%) ,
Sweeper
(27.8%) ,
Cutter
(15%) ,
Changeup
(13.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(5.6%) ,


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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 51.3 20.3 20.9 7.6 39.2 39.2 21.5 5.1 38.6 25.3 20.3 6.3 3.2 1.9
2023 56.2 24.7 15.4 3.7 38.9 37.7 23.5 6.2 42.0 22.2 21.0 4.9 3.7 2.3
Player 47.4 24.7 20.8 7.1 34.7 38.4 26.8 5.5 35.3 26.9 21.2 5.7 4.3 2.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Sweeper NYM R 285 79.6 41.3 -0.3 -1 16.8 1.2 8
2023 Sinker NYM R 386 92.5 27.1 2.7 11 16.9 1.8 12
2023 4-Seamer NYM R 57 93.1 18.0 -1.7 -10 7.4 -0.5 -6
2023 Cutter NYM R 154 87.8 30.6 -2.1 -7 5.7 3.0 108
2023 Changeup NYM R 142 87.6 34.4 2.9 9 12.9 -1.4 -10
2022 Cutter NYM R 55 87.8 29.4 -1.9 -7 3.4 1.1 45
2022 Sinker NYM R 345 94.2 24.7 3.0 14 16.4 1.1 7
2022 4-Seamer NYM R 129 94.7 16.6 -1.9 -13 8.2 0.2 3
2022 Sweeper NYM R 450 81.0 40.1 -0.5 -1 17.8 1.7 11
2022 Slider NYM R 1 77.7 37.0 -7.4 -17 13.7 -24.9 -223
2022 Changeup NYM R 75 89.1 33.3 4.0 14 16.5 1.8 12
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 237 95.5 15.7 -1.7 -12 5.2 -2.5 -33
2021 Cutter BOS R 19 87.3 28.5 -0.3 -1 3.7 1.3 56
2021 Sweeper BOS R 547 80.6 43.1 1.0 2 18.9 1.9 11
2021 Curveball BOS R 8 77.3 56.8 0.7 1 16.6 6.6 67
2021 Sinker BOS R 315 94.6 23.6 3.3 16 15.1 0.5 3
2021 Changeup BOS R 19 88.4 31.8 2.7 9 15.5 1.3 9
2020 Sweeper NYY R 160 81.0 40.2 0.0 0 17.9 0.4 2
2020 Changeup NYY R 12 88.3 32.9 3.0 10 12.8 -0.9 -7
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 3.7 12 0.4 -2.6 -86
2020 Sinker NYY R 152 93.4 24.7 3.2 15 14.8 0.3 2
2019 Sinker NYY R 446 93.9 23.3 2.2 10 14.6 0.3 2
2019 Sweeper NYY R 504 81.9 39.9 -1.2 -3 18.5 1.2 7
2019 Cutter NYY R 157 88.2 25.7 1.6 6 3.2 1.2 62
2019 4-Seamer NYY R 23 93.7 18.8 -3.2 -21 8.8 1.1 15
2018 Slider COL R 1 84.2 33.5 -4.0 -11 10.5 5.8 124
2018 Sweeper COL R 593 81.4 41.0 -0.7 -2 16.4 0.7 5
2018 Changeup COL R 1 86.6 28.9 -0.7 -2 14.5 0.4 3
2018 Sinker COL R 525 93.8 23.9 3.1 15 12.9 -1.2 -9
2018 Cutter COL R 127 87.1 29.2 -1.2 -4 6.0 3.5 138
2018 4-Seamer COL R 24 94.1 17.8 -2.3 -15 7.4 -0.3 -4
2017 Cutter COL R 9 91.7 22.5 -1.3 -6 5.0 3.7 299
2017 Sinker COL R 269 94.3 20.4 0.9 5 12.5 -2.4 -16
2017 4-Seamer COL R 257 94.4 16.7 -2.8 -20 6.1 -1.9 -24
2017 Slider COL R 38 85.3 36.0 2.2 7 9.1 5.5 155
2017 Sweeper COL R 476 81.5 42.6 1.2 3 16.9 2.5 18
2016 Cutter COL R 28 88.6 27.5 -3.0 -12 5.2 2.4 83
2016 Sinker COL R 239 94.5 20.7 2.3 12 9.1 -4.8 -34
2016 Sweeper COL R 181 81.9 40.6 -2.4 -6 16.9 -0.4 -2
2016 4-Seamer COL R 4 95.3 9.5 3.6 27 0.7 -7.8 -109
2015 Sinker COL R 57 96.4 -- -- 11.7 -1.7 -13
2015 Sweeper COL R 45 84.3 -- -- 13.5 -1.5 -10
2015 Cutter COL R 15 89.4 -- -- 3.6 0.5 15
! 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 %
2023 Sinker 0.7 3 386 37.7 111 .242 .374 .343 16.6 21.6 20.9 .227 .366 .332 50.7
2023 Sweeper 0.5 1 285 27.8 61 .212 .288 .286 23.5 21.3 14.9 .159 .221 .227 26.8
2023 Cutter -1.5 -2 154 15.0 26 .318 .727 .468 36.1 23.1 19.4 .295 .611 .414 35.3
2023 Changeup 4.2 6 142 13.9 42 .122 .220 .158 29.2 19.0 19.0 .253 .310 .257 39.4
2023 4-Seamer 6.1 3 57 5.6 16 .071 .071 .144 56.0 62.5 43.5 .052 .067 .132 50.0
2022 Sweeper 3.0 14 452 42.8 131 .165 .289 .234 38.4 38.2 31.8 .161 .232 .215 20.8
2022 Sinker 1.5 5 345 32.6 80 .222 .278 .272 14.9 23.8 20.4 .194 .243 .243 30.2
2022 4-Seamer -4.3 -5 129 12.2 23 .429 .857 .524 23.2 26.1 11.5 .346 .726 .448 75.0
2022 Changeup 1.0 1 75 7.1 13 .083 .083 .262 43.3 23.1 13.0 .128 .143 .165 11.1
2022 Cutter 0.5 0 55 5.2 9 .222 .222 .300 31.8 11.1 16.7 .267 .323 .251 37.5
2022 Slider -5.9 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 Sweeper 0.4 2 548 47.8 130 .241 .429 .344 28.1 20.8 19.4 .203 .330 .289 19.8
2021 Sinker -1.2 -4 315 27.5 80 .317 .413 .406 20.8 25.0 21.1 .252 .359 .345 39.1
2021 4-Seamer 2.9 7 237 20.7 54 .106 .170 .194 33.9 42.6 24.2 .156 .232 .235 50.0
2021 Cutter -7.7 -1 19 1.7 7 .600 .800 .636 22.2 0.0 -- .396 .471 .468 40.0
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 19 1.7 3 .000 .000 .233 75.0 33.3 50.0 .003 .003 .235 0.0
2021 Curveball 3.6 0 8 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .023 .038 .026 0.0
2020 Sweeper -0.2 0 160 47.2 41 .257 .314 .300 34.7 34.1 31.8 .217 .332 .287 40.9
2020 Sinker -1.3 -2 152 44.8 41 .250 .389 .349 16.4 26.8 21.2 .213 .337 .292 56.0
2020 Cutter -5.2 -1 14 4.1 3 .667 2.000 1.083 0.0 0.0 -- .327 .939 .512 66.7
2020 Changeup 0.3 0 12 3.5 -- -- -- 33.3 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -3.2 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sweeper 2.4 13 518 44.7 136 .157 .226 .248 35.0 33.8 26.6 .154 .234 .247 26.9
2019 Sinker 0.8 4 458 39.6 116 .222 .313 .299 21.2 29.3 22.2 .191 .282 .271 27.7
2019 Cutter -0.3 -1 158 13.6 23 .333 .762 .478 40.0 26.1 37.5 .285 .618 .396 46.7
2019 4-Seamer 2.1 0 23 2.0 4 .000 .000 .350 37.5 50.0 25.0 -- -- .350 --
2018 Sweeper 1.4 8 593 46.6 140 .148 .278 .276 37.3 35.0 31.4 .155 .266 .264 23.2
2018 Sinker 2.7 14 525 41.3 142 .156 .195 .190 23.6 40.8 27.8 .139 .202 .193 37.0
2018 Cutter 0.9 1 127 10.0 18 .267 .333 .336 47.1 22.2 19.0 .180 .277 .276 18.2
2018 4-Seamer -1.7 0 24 1.9 3 .000 .000 .233 33.3 33.3 9.1 .193 .201 .349 100.0
2018 Changeup 2.5 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Slider 2.5 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sweeper 0.3 1 476 45.2 115 .238 .327 .283 36.0 39.1 29.0 .181 .273 .241 22.0
2017 Sinker 0.8 2 269 25.6 63 .260 .440 .383 20.0 12.7 16.3 .276 .458 .392 38.1
2017 4-Seamer -1.3 -3 257 24.4 52 .278 .611 .472 19.8 13.5 16.3 .282 .546 .455 48.3
2017 Slider 0.6 0 38 3.6 8 .125 .500 .250 25.0 12.5 9.1 .121 .361 .193 14.3
2017 Cutter 2.4 0 9 0.9 2 .000 .000 .000 75.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 130 87.6 77 13.8 2:00 3:00 -60
2023 Cutter 150 87.8 35 7.5 11:00 10:00 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 56 93.1 80 15.0 1:30 1:00 30
2023 Sinker 357 92.5 80 18.1 1:30 2:30 -60
2023 Sweeper 282 79.6 65 17.8 8:30 9:00 -30
2022 Changeup 71 89.0 85 17.3 2:00 3:00 -60
2022 Cutter 55 87.8 31 7.1 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 129 94.7 77 15.9 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 340 94.2 81 17.9 1:15 2:30 -75
2022 Sweeper 449 81.0 65 18.9 8:15 9:00 -45
2021 Changeup 16 88.5 78 16.9 1:45 2:45 -60
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 Sweeper 538 80.6 72 20.2 8:15 8:45 -30
2020 Changeup 12 88.3 74 13.7 1:45 2:45 -60
2020 Cutter 14 86.6 30 10.0 11:00 12:00 -60
2020 Sinker 150 93.4 77 16.5 1:15 2:15 -60
2020 Sweeper 151 81.0 64 18.8 8:15 9:00 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 2 -2 -5 2
2015 35 142 2 3 0 0 4
2016 107 458 2 8 -3 -2 5
2017 240 1,049 8 7 -8 -6 1
2018 319 1,339 19 19 -4 -10 23
2019 292 1,213 12 16 -7 -7 14
2020 88 355 -1 2 -2 -2 -3
2021 290 1,207 10 11 -8 -8 5
2022 263 1,092 10 14 -4 -7 13
2023 256 1,024 3 18 -3 -7 11
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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 47.8 58.9 78.3 27.2 55.4 40.2 52.3 42.4 28.9 6.6 63.3
2017 1,052 48.7 50.7 82.6 21.0 43.4 40.0 46.9 35.4 28.2 6.3 54.5
2018 1,272 49.3 54.8 77.8 24.5 42.4 39.7 61.1 39.4 32.7 7.9 59.4
2019 1,158 49.3 56.6 77.1 21.3 51.6 41.2 53.9 38.8 30.5 8.0 63.3
2020 339 55.8 57.1 80.6 18.7 46.4 36.0 55.3 40.1 26.5 12.1 68.3
2021 1,146 47.2 59.9 81.5 23.1 49.3 39.2 55.2 40.5 27.8 6.8 70.5
2022 1,057 48.1 60.4 80.8 29.0 49.7 37.4 60.7 44.1 29.8 8.3 65.9
2023 1,024 47.4 58.6 83.9 26.7 54.2 39.7 58.8 41.9 26.1 7.2 79.7
Player 7,648 48.6 56.8 80.3 24.4 49.0 39.5 55.9 40.1 29.2 7.6 65.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 92 50 92
2016 75 27 89
2017 37 80 71 57 11 72 36 90 59 75 1 78 1 73 47 91
2018 99 99 99 96 93 92 92 94 88 97 8 92 13 64 67 96
2019 88 97 98 96 61 92 91 99 95 88 3 81 1 62 80 96
2020 65 70 68 66 59 74 62 13 2 78 29 49 2 51 42 98
2021 69 84 91 90 28 90 90 93 95 63 7 64 7 75 78 94
2022 97 92 96 96 93 97 97 99 97 89 77 78 45 59 65 90
2023 77 85 90 87 43 95 95 58 39 53 15 50 23 27 60 91
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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 1.9 1 1 1 1 33.3
2017 21.4 8 6.8 1 1 6 2 25.0
2018 21.6 5 5.0 0 5 5 2 40.0
2019 22.0 6 5.3 1 2 2 3 50.0
2020 23.6 2 1.4 1 3 0 1 50.0
2021 23.1 6 6.6 -1 2 4 3 50.0
2022 24.1 6 5.8 0 2 5 2 33.3
2023 22.9 7 6.7 0 3 6 1 14.3
Player 22.3 43 39.6 3 19 29 15 34.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 2
2017 8 8 6 6 7 6 8 6 5 5 7 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 9 7 8 8 8 9 7 6 7 8 8 7 3
2018 5 8 5 6 4 3 6 4 5 2 5 10 5 5 5 5 6 5 4 7 4 4 9 6 6 3 2 4 5 4 3
2019 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 7 6 5 5 5 7 6 5 3
2020 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
2021 6 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 7 8 7 7 7 6 6 5 8 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 7
2022 6 4 4 6 7 5 7 5 4 5 5 7 5 6 5 8 5 5 6 6 5 5 7 7 5 5 8 8 6 6 6
2023 7 6 3 7 8 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 6
Player 43 42 33 42 42 36 43 37 34 32 38 49 37 39 38 43 39 38 42 42 39 38 50 45 38 35 39 45 42 39 31
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.8 93.9 -0.9 94.3 0.4 92.5 -1.8 92.4 -0.1 92.8 0.4 94.7 1.9 93.7 -1.0 91.4 -2.3
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 86.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 88.3 0.0 88.4 0.1 89.1 0.7 87.6 -1.5
Breaking Velocity 84.2 81.8 -2.4 81.7 -0.1 81.4 -0.3 81.9 0.5 81.0 -0.9 80.6 -0.4 81.0 0.4 79.6 -1.4