Travis Ott

Position: LHSP
Level: SS A
Affiliate: Hudson Valley Renegades
Age: 21 yrs, 2m
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 170
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 25th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH); Acquired by Rays 12/19/14

Prospect Spotlight

A season that began from the bullpen has morphed into a stellar one from the rotation for Ott, who leads all qualified NYPL arms in ERA (0.54), WHIP (0.70) and ranks fourth in SO/9 (9.1). The southpaw, a 25th-rounder from the 2013 draft acquired by the Rays as part of the three-team deal sending Will Myers to San Diego in December of 2014, comes home with a crossfire delivery from a low ¾’s arm slot, and has a loose arm action. His outing at the NYPL All-Star game was impressive, whiffing a pair of batters with a 74-to-76 mph curveball that flashed 1-to-7 shape with depth, and he also threw a below-average 88-to-91 mph fastball with minimal arm-side action, which he struggled to keep it down in the zone. He’s also got a slider and changeup in the mix, though they were not viewed in this relief outing. With added mass to his tall, lanky build, Ott could still add a few ticks to his fastball, which will help his cause in remaining in a starting rotation long term.