Ottavino, a Brooklyn native who turned 33 last November, is coming off a dominant season with the Rockies:
Across parts of eight big-league seasons, Ottavino owns an Ottavino not long ago claimed he could strike out Babe Ruth "every time."of 125 with a K/BB ratio of 2.67. Ottavino's 95-mph sinker in tandem with his hard slider make him one of baseball's best relievers from the right side. As for his confidence,
In the Bronx, he'll join what was already looking like a dominant bullpen. From the right side, manager Aaron Boone can turn to Ottavino, Dellin Betances, Chad Green, and Tommy Kahnle. From the left side, he's got Aroldis Chapman and Zach Britton. On paper that's one of the most dominant bullpens in recent memory, and that's a huge asset for a team with World Series aspirations. That's especially the case now that the game has become so reliever-reliant in the postseason.