• Full name Adam Robert Ottavino
  • Born 11/22/1985 in New York, NY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 246 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Northeastern
  • Debut 05/29/2010
  • Drafted in the 1st round (30th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 (signed for $950,000).
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    Ottavino was the America East Conference pitcher of the year in 2005 and followed that up with a 2-2, 1.76 summer in the Cape Cod League, but he really burst onto the 2006 draft landscape when he held then-No. 1 Georgia Tech hitless through six innings in his first start of 2006. He struck out 12 Yellow Jackets over seven innings, despite losing 2-1. His best start of the year came a month later, when he threw a no-hitter while striking out 14 against another of the nation's highest-scoring teams, James Madison. Ottavino's best pitch is a 92-94 mph fastball that touches 95, and he complements it with a power slider that could become a plus offering. He also throws a slurvy breaking ball that projects as an average pitch if he can clean it up, and a changeup that is just a show pitch. Ottavino has a loose, easy delivery and could add velocity as he continues to fill out his lanky frame. Mechanically, Ottavino has a little tilt in the back of his delivery that causes him to get under the ball sometimes, but his arm is strong enough to compensate. His current stuff, his projection and his calm mound demeanor make for an attractive package.

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  • New York Mets activated RHP Adam Ottavino from the paternity list.
  • New York Mets placed RHP Adam Ottavino on the paternity list.
  • United States activated RHP Adam Ottavino.

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