Ottavino was born in Manhattan on 22nd November 1985 and relocated to Brooklyn when he was three years old. He went to P.S. 39, The Henry Bristow School in Brooklyn’s Park Slope area, junior high school at I.S. 240 Andreas Hudde, and graduated from the Berkeley Carroll School in Park Slope in 2003.
He went to one of the aforementioned schools with future and now ex-teammate Dellin Betances, who was a few classes younger. They played in the same baseball league as youngsters, and Ottavino characterized him as “extremely tall and lanky,” adding that he evolved into his well-built 6’8″ frame as he grew older. Ottavino was drafted in the 30th round of the 2003 MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, but he did not sign.
Ottavino attended Northeastern University and played collegiate baseball for the Northeastern Huskies. Ottavino owns the Northeastern career and single-season strikeout marks.
He was selected Pitcher of the Year in the America East Conference in 2005. Following the 2005 season, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Harwich Mariners.
How Much Does Adam Ottavino Make?
Adam Ottavino currently earns $4,000,000 per year.