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Rockies | Adam Ottavino has new approach

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:52:10 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino has dominated right-handed hitters in the last two seasons, allowing a .218 batting average. However, lefties hit .333 off of him. He has since tweaked his approach against left-handers, breaking out a cut fastball and putting his changeup in his back pocket. So far in 2015, lefties are 0-for-5 with one walk against him.

Fantasy Tip: Ottavino has the pure stuff to stick in the Rockies' closer role for the entire season if he can stay healthy. Adding a new wrinkle to his arsenal and approach should make him more effective against lefties, too. After Walt Weiss named him the closer earlier this week, he should now be owned in 100% of standard leagues. If he's still available in your league, pounce quickly.

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Rockies | Adam Ottavino picks up first save

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:53:23 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino picked up his first save of the season over the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 14, after manager Walt Weiss declared Ottavino the team's closer over RP LaTroy Hawkins. Ottavino struck out all three hitters he faced. "Otto was dominant tonight," Weiss told reporters after the game. "He's got closer's stuff."

Fantasy Tip: Ottavino should now be owned in all fantasy baseball leagues. Hawkins could eventually earn the closer's role back, but it's unlikely. There's no real reason to hold onto him in any leagues if he's not pitching in the ninth.

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Rockies | Adam Ottavino named closer

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:24:49 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino will take over closer duties, according to manager Walt Weiss.

Fantasy Tip: Ottavino needs to be picked up in most formats. LaTroy Hawkins can be released in all but NL-only leagues.

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Rockies | Adam Ottavino not used for save

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:12:16 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino was not used Monday, April 13, against the San Francisco Giants despite a save chance. RP Rafael Betancourt came on for the ninth inning and worked a perfect frame.

Fantasy Tip: Ottavino has more long-term fantasy potential than Betancourt and deposed closer LaTroy Hawkins, and he was likely rested since he threw 19 pitches Saturday and 16 pitches Sunday. Ottavino has not allowed a run while yielding just one hit and one walk with seven strikeouts over 4 ⅓ innings in four relief appearances so far. He’ll definitely get save chances sooner rather than later.

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Rockies | Adam Ottavino will receive save chances

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:08:40 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino will receive save opportunities with RP LaTroy Hawkins no longer closing for the time being, according to manager Walt Weiss.

Fantasy Tip: Ottavino is worth adding in all formats, as there are no bad saves. Add his 9.3 K/9 mark over the past three seasons, and he'll help in the punch-out department, too. Hawkins can be replaced in all but NL-only leagues, but even there, he doesn't carry significant value.

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Rockies | LaTroy Hawkins removed from closer role

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:01:08 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins will not be used in the closer role for the time being, according to manager Walt Weiss. RP Rafael Betancourt will close Monday, April 13, if needed, and then Weiss will play the matchups. RP Adam Ottavino will also receive opportunities to close.

Fantasy Tip: Ottavino is the arm to target, and he would likely close Monday, but he has pitched in consecutive days. Ottavino should be owned in all formats. Betancourt is nothing more than a speculative saves add in deep formats and NL-only leagues. Hawkins, meanwhile, can be replaced in the majority of formats, as he is only worth holding in NL-only leagues. Expect Ottavino to take the job and run with it, though. He has posted a 9.3 K/9 over the past three seasons, too.

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Rockies | Adam Ottavino to see save chances

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:54:13 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino could see occasional save opportunities during the regular season when CL LaTroy Hawkins needs a break, according to manager Walt Weiss.

Fantasy Tip: It appears as though the Rockies are trying to groom Ottavino to be their future go-to guy in the ninth inning, with the 42-year-old Hawkins entering his 21st and final season. He should be on your draft radar during the middle to later rounds of NL-only fantasy keeper leagues.

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Rockies | Adam Ottavino pitched up in zone

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:22:26 -0800

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino said started pitching up in the zone on purpose late last year, and he finished 1-4 with a 3.60 ERA in 65 innings over 75 outings. "I also paid attention to guys like Lance Lynn or Jordan Zimmermann. They're doing similar things. That area, that's like a strike, but just a little bit too high. It yields a lot of weak popups and swings and misses," Ottavino said.

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Rockies | Adam Ottavino, Rockies avoid arbitration

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:07:28 -0800

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal Monday, Jan. 26.

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Rockies | Adam Ottavino exchanges arbitration figures

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:08:20 -0800

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino is asking for $1.475 million in salary arbitration, while the Rockies offered $1 million, according to a source.

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