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Zach Britton

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2015 Stats

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0-0

ERA

1.82

WHIP

1.01

K

41

SV

23

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Britton has always had filthy stuff which earned him plenty of prospect attention, but he simply couldn't command it with any regularity as a starter. The hefty groundball rates were nice, but he didn...

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2015 ADP:  126.44

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 12/22/1987   BORN: Panorama City, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Zach Britton Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in February of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

June 26, 2015  –  Zach Britton News

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Britton recorded save number 22 with a scoreless ninth inning against the Indians on Friday night. He allowed one hit, and struck out one.

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Zach Britton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 20 A DEL 27 27 0 147.1 118 51 9 114 49 12 7 0 3.12 1.14
2009 21 A FRE 25 24 0 140.0 123 42 6 131 55 9 6 0 2.70 1.27
2010 22 AA BOW 12 14 0 87.0 76 24 4 68 28 7 3 0 0 0 2.48 1.20
2010 22 AAA NOR 12 12 0 66.1 63 22 3 56 23 3 4 0 0 0 2.98 1.30
2011 23 AA BOW 1 3 0 11.2 14 7 3 15 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.40 1.43
2011 23 AAA NOR 1 1 0 5.0 3 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2011 23 MAJ BAL 28 28 0 154.3 162 79 12 97 62 11 11 0 0 0 4.61 1.45
2012 24 AA BOW 9 2 0 12.0 8 1 0 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.75 0.92
2012 24 AAA NOR 9 9 0 51.1 49 28 5 37 20 4 2 0 0 0 4.91 1.35
2012 24 MAJ BAL 12 11 0 60.3 61 34 6 53 32 5 3 0 0 0 5.07 1.54
2013 25 AAA NOR 19 19 0 103.1 112 49 5 75 46 6 5 0 0 0 4.27 1.53
2013 25 MAJ BAL 8 7 0 40.0 52 22 4 18 17 2 3 0 0 0 4.95 1.73
2014 26 MAJ BAL 71 0 0 76.3 46 14 4 62 23 3 2 37 4 7 1.65 0.90
2015 27 MAJ BAL 34 0 0 34.7 28 7 1 41 7 0 0 23 1 0 1.82 1.01
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3-Year Averages     30 6 0 58.9 53 23 4 44 24 3 2 12 1 2 3.52 1.31

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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Zach Britton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 1 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.82 1.01
Jun. 30 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.87 1.04
Jun. 26 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.93 1.07
Jun. 25 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.99 1.07
Jun. 23 @Bos 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.05 1.08
Jun. 21 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.82 1.04
Jun. 20 @Tor 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.88 1.05
Jun. 17 @Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.63 0.98
Jun. 15 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.69 0.94
Jun. 11 Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.75 0.97
Jun. 9 Bos 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.82 0.97
Jun. 5 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.96 1.00
Jun. 4 @Hou 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 2.05 1.00
Jun. 1 @Hou 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.21 1.08
May. 28 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.33 1.03
May. 27 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.45 1.09
May. 25 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.60 1.10
May. 22 @Mia 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.76 1.16
May. 21 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.81 1.19
May. 17 LAA 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 1.27
May. 16 LAA 1.0 4 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.21 1.21
May. 11 Tor 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.38 1.00
May. 9 @NYY 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.50 0.92
May. 8 @NYY 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.59 0.97
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 3 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0-0 4 0 0 1.80 0.80
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
12.7 9 2 2 0 4 13 0 0 0 0-0 9 0 0 1.42 1.03
Last 60 Days
24 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
24.0 21 5 5 1 4 26 0 2 0 0-0 18 0 0 1.88 1.04

Zach Britton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015361324000.118
20149322515000.170
2013557516111.327

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20159928524501.255
2014192401831704.182
2013127111236603.319

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201519.0001224312.371.05
201443.33018351310.830.78
201319.31208924.191.76

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201515.7001117401.150.96
201433.00219271032.731.06
201320.711010825.661.69
Zach Britton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 20 A DEL 27 27 147.1 6.97 3.00 2.33 0.55 73.4% 3.12 3.44 .266
2009 21 A FRE 25 24 140.0 8.42 3.54 2.38 0.39 79.1% 2.70 3.06 .307
2010 22 AA BOW 12 14 87.0 7.03 2.90 2.43 0.41 80% 2.48 3.30 .289
2010 22 AAA NOR 12 12 66.1 7.62 3.13 2.43 0.41 77.1% 2.98 3.18 .315
2011 23 AA BOW 1 3 11.2 12.05 1.61 7.50 2.41 69.2% 5.40 4.81 .399
2011 23 AAA NOR 1 1 5.0 5.40 1.80 3.00 0.00 75% 1.80 2.60 .213
2011 23 MAJ BAL 28 28 154.3 5.66 3.62 1.56 0.70 1.88 68.4% 92.1 MPH 4.61 4.18 .307
2012 24 AA BOW 9 2 12.0 8.25 2.25 3.67 0.00 90.9% 0.75 2.37 .259
2012 24 AAA NOR 9 9 51.1 6.52 3.52 1.85 0.88 64.1% 4.91 4.20 .291
2012 24 MAJ BAL 12 11 60.3 7.91 4.77 1.66 0.90 2.78 67.8% 92.0 MPH 5.07 4.43 .320
2013 25 AAA NOR 19 19 103.1 6.55 4.02 1.63 0.44 71.2% 4.27 3.86 .332
2013 25 MAJ BAL 8 7 40.0 4.05 3.83 1.06 0.90 2.71 72.3% 91.6 MPH 4.95 4.95 .336
2014 26 MAJ BAL 71 0 76.3 7.31 2.71 2.70 0.47 6.68 84.6% 95.1 MPH 1.65 3.20 .215
2015 27 MAJ BAL 34 0 34.7 10.64 1.82 5.86 0.26 7.22 82.4% 95.3 MPH 1.82 1.82 .322
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 8.09 2.64 3.07 0.61 81.1% 2.25 -0.04 .259
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 8.09 2.61 3.10 0.51 80.2% 2.25 3.02 .262
Rest Of Season     0 0 34.7 8.09 2.61 3.10 0.47 79.7% 2.25 2.94 .263
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3-Year Averages     30 6 58.9 6.72 3.67 1.83 0.61 74% 3.52 3.81 .286

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2015 Stat Review for Zach Britton    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.86 K/BB
ELITE
10.64 K/9
GOOD
1.82 BB/9
GREAT
95.3 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
7.22 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.82 ERA
GREAT
1.01 WHIP
GOOD
1.82 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.322 BABIP
HIGH
82.4% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Zach Britton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Britton gave up one run on three hits Saturday, but still came away with his 19th save of the season.

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Britton earned his 18th save of the season in Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.

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Britton pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his 17th save of the season Thursday against the Red Sox.

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Britton needed five outs Tuesday to lock down his 16th save of the season, keeping the Red Sox off the board to secure the win.

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Britton tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Astros on Wednesday en route to his 12th save of the season.

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Britton struck out a pair and scattered two hits while tossing a scoreless ninth inning Monday night en route to his seventh save of the season.

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Britton recorded the final two outs Saturday to notch his sixth save of the season.

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Britton picked up his fourth save of the season Saturday, striking out two batters in a perfect ninth inning.

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Britton got all four of his outs on the ground Tuesday against the Yankees en route to his second save of the season.

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Manager Buck Showalter would prefer not to use Britton on Wednesday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Britton struck out the side in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Rays for his first save of the season.

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Britton has thrown two scoreless innings this spring and his fastball has topped out in the mid-90s, MASN Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Britton seems to be a shell of his former prospect self entering 2014. A good part of last season was spent on a shuttle between Baltimore and Norfolk. Neither location turned out to be a successful stop, as Britton had just a 93:63 K:BB ratio in a combined 143.1 innings. His 4.1 K/9 with the Orioles is his worst at any level since he became a pro. The good news as far as Britton is concerned is that he is out of minor league options, meaning the Orioles will have to keep him on the 25-man roster or risk losing him to another organization at the end of spring training. On the other hand, a crowded depth chart in Baltimore has put his future with the team in doubt.

2013

Britton had some lofty expectations after showing off good stuff in his 2011 debut, but a bum shoulder caused him to miss the first month and a half. Britton's rehab lasted nearly two months and he never really regained his 2011 form. Britton had control issues, issuing 4.8 BB/9. He kept the ball on the ground with a 2.85 GB/FB ratio, but 14.3 percent of his flyballs turned into home runs. Expect Britton to compete for the last spot in the Baltimore rotation, though he will more than likely start the season at Triple-A.

2012

Britton was one of the few pitchers in the Orioles organization to avoid utter disaster in 2011. He still ended up with a 4.61 ERA, but some of that can be pinned on his defense his 52 percent groundball rate combined with a 5.66 K/9IP should typically produce an ERA closer to 4.00 (according to FIP). Look for the 24-year-old to continue to grow in 2012 the next challenge is controlling the strike zone, as he needs to improve the 3.62 BB/9IP he posted as a rookie last season. Keep an eye on Britton's health throughout spring training as he was slowed by inflammation in his pitching shoulder soon after reporting to Florida.

2011

Britton was excellent in stops at Double-A and Triple-A and things went so well the Orioles were rumored to call him up in September. He is now regarded as Baltimore's best prospect following the graduation of Brian Matusz and Jake Arrieta, and scouts seem to have him pegged as a No. 3 starter in the future. Britton should compete for a rotation spot in spring training, but it is more likely the Orioles will wait until at least June to give him the call. Britton has consistently averaged a 2.21 K/BB ratio in the minors, showing good command for such a young left-handed pitcher, which should ease his eventual transition into the big leagues.

2010

As far as Baltimore pitching prospects go, Britton has gone largely unnoticed. He had a stellar campaign in High-A (improving his strikeout rate from 6.96 K/9IP to 8.42) and should open 2010 in Double-A. He throws a low-90s sinking fastball that has kept hitters pounding the ball into the ground at his first two stops (2.81 G/F in 2008, 3.38 in 2009) along with an improving slider. Britton should arrive in early 2011 unless he gets a callup in September. All things considered, he is an interesting, but not elite, prospect. In the worst-case scenario, Britton appears to have a future as a left-handed setup man.