November 12, 1964 |
|September 8, 1987, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 10, 1994, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Earned run average||5.06|
David Alan Otto (born November 12, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1987-1994. Dave is a 1982 graduate of Elk Grove High School. At 6'7" he is the tallest pitcher to hurl for Elk Grove's Grenadiers. He was also a basketball standout in high school.
Otto was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the second round (52nd overall) of the 1982 MLB Draft, but elected to attend the University of Missouri instead. He was picked in the second round again three years later, this time thirteen slots earlier at 39th overall and by the Oakland Athletics with whom he would sign.
Career as a broadcaster
Dave Otto often filled in for Ron Santo on the Chicago Cubs radio broadcasts on WGN Radio. He worked alongside Chip Caray on Fox Sports Net during Steve Stone's two-year absence in 2001-2002 and has worked for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
- 1982 Major League Baseball Draft, Rounds 1–10 – Pro Sports Transactions.
- 1985 Major League Baseball Draft, Rounds 1–10 – Pro Sports Transactions.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference