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August 28, 2012 5:00 am

Painting the Black: The Breakout Hero of the 75-Pitch Rotation

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R.J. Anderson

The Rockies' Adam Ottavino has emerged as an excellent long man this year. Does this mean he should be moved to the rotation?

One of the Rockies’ biggest wins came before the season started. In early April, the Rockies claimed right-hander Adam Ottavino off waivers. Days before, the Cardinals had designated their former first-round pick for assignment. Despite a lively fastball, the big-bodied Ottavino’s performance in the upper-minors left much to be desired; he didn’t look like a Quad-A pitcher—those guys can get Triple-A batters out.

Ottavino reached Colorado about four weeks later. He threw two perfect innings and began a stretch of seven scoreless outings. By the time Colorado adopted a four-man rotation in late June, Ottavino had 19 appearances under his belt and a 3.20 ERA. As it turns out, Colorado’s decision to try the four-man rotation has allowed two members of their pitching staff to emerge. Without the 75-pitch limit assigned to Rockies starters, it’s possible that neither Ottavino nor Josh Roenicke—another waiver acquisition—would stick out. Yet, those are two of the Rockies’ four best pitchers on the season, per run average.

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June 1, 2010 11:27 am

Transaction Action: Bad News Birds?

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Christina Kahrl

The Cards might be short two starting pitchers, but are they really short-handed?

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Kyle Lohse on the 15-day DL (strained forearm), retroactive to 5/23; purchased the contract of RHP Fernando Salas from Memphis (Triple-A). [5/27]
Optioned RHP Fernando Salas and OF-R Joe Mather to Memphis; recalled RHP Adam Ottavino from Memphis; purchased the contract of LHP Evan MacLane from Memphis. [5/29]
Optioned LHP Evan MacLane to Memphis; recalled 1B/LF-R Allen Craig from Memphis. [5/31]

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February 19, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Despite having one of the ten best prospects in baseball, even Colby Rasmus' star cannot outshine a dull system.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Colby Rasmus, CF
Four-Star Prospects
2. Chris Perez, RHP
3. Bryan Anderson, C
Three-Star Prospects
4. Adam Ottavino, RHP
5. Jaime Garcia, LHP
6. Tyler Herron, RHP
7. Jose Martinez, SS
8. Peter Kozma, SS
9. Clayton Mortensen, RHP
Two-Star Prospects
10. Joe Mather, OF
11. Jarrett Hoffpauir, 2B















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December 21, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top Ten Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

As the hangover after a triumphant World Series win fades into the Missouri winter...put your galoshes on and run after it, because this system is weak.

Excellent Prospects
None
Very Good Prospects
1. Colby Rasmus, cf
Good Prospects
2. Jaime Garcia, lhp
3. Adam Ottavino, rhp
4. Bryan Anderson, c
5. Daryl Jones, of
Average Prospects
6. Chris Perez, rhp
7. Blake Hawksworth, rhp
8. Mark McCormick, rhp
9. Cody Haerther, of
10. Tyler Greene, ss















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