2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Adam Ottavino
Colby Conway takes a deep dive into the numbers of New York Yankees reliever Adam Ottavino and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Adam Ottavino already had a rapport of being one of the most dominant, filthy relievers in the game. With a deadly fastball and dynamic secondary stuff, it’s no surprise that Ottavino’s K/9 was over 10.5 for the fourth straight season, including a career high 12.98 mark last season. Ottavino took his best year as a professional straight to the bank, cashing a $27 million contract with the New York Yankees for the next three seasons. While he won’t close for the Yankees, as southpaw Aroldis Chapman has that gig, he does have closing experience (17 career saves), but you aren’t drafting Ottavino as a reliable source of saves. The veteran right-hander may have limited fantasy upside, but a sub-3.00 ERA with a K/9 above 12.0 surely plays in all formats, and his average draft position (ADP) is far from expensive.
Looking at his Statcast metrics, Ottavino’s 2018 was absolutely superb, as he ranked among the game’s elite in numerous categories. See for yourself, courtesy of Baseball...