FanGraphs Audio: Adam Ottavino Talks Slider-Slinging

Episode 962

On this week’s episode, David Laurila welcomes veteran major league reliever Adam Ottavino to the program.

Ottavino shares his thoughts on the lockout and spring training before the pair go in-depth on pitching itself. We hear about the nuances of slider usage, who the right-hander models himself after, and the idea of evolving your pitching game before hitters can adapt to it. Ottavino also describes how pitching in different parks can feel, what it was like to play for both the Yankees and the Red Sox, the story of his pair of major league hits, and what his own future may have in store.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 36 minute play time.)

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