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Zach Britton

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

W-L

3-2

ERA

1.65

WHIP

0.90

K

48

SV

21

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 s...

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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   

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Britton struck out the side in the 10th inning of Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Mariners, recording his 20th save of the season in the process.

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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 49 0 0 54.7 35 10 3 48 14 3 2 21 3 7 1.65 0.90
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3-Year Averages     16 15 0 84.9 91 45 7 56 37 6 5 0 0 0 4.77 1.51

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Zach Britton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 30 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.65 0.90
Jul. 29 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.68 0.89
Jul. 27 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.71 0.89
Jul. 25 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.74 0.91
Jul. 22 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.78 0.93
Jul. 21 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.81 0.95
Jul. 19 @Oak 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.85 0.97
Jul. 18 @Oak 0.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 1.86 0.97
Jul. 11 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.30 0.91
Jul. 10 Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.33 0.89
Jul. 6 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.36 0.88
Jul. 5 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.39 0.88
Jul. 3 Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.42 0.90
Jul. 2 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.45 0.90
Jul. 1 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.49 0.92
Jun. 27 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.52 0.94
Jun. 25 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.56 0.94
Jun. 24 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.60 0.94
Jun. 20 @NYY 0.7 3 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 1.64 0.97
Jun. 18 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.72 0.88
Jun. 17 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.74 0.90
Jun. 14 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.76 0.93
Jun. 12 Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.78 0.92
Jun. 11 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.80 0.92
Jun. 6 Oak 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.83 0.95
Jun. 4 @Tex 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.88 0.95
May. 31 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.91 0.91
May. 27 @Mil 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0.94 0.91
May. 26 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.65 0.87
Last 14 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
6.3 5 3 3 1 0 10 0 0 0 0-1 6 1 0 4.26 0.79
Last 30 Days
16 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
14.3 10 3 3 1 1 18 0 0 0 0-1 12 1 0 1.88 0.77
Last 60 Days
29 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
28.0 21 8 8 2 6 30 0 0 0 0-2 19 3 0 2.57 0.96

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Zach Britton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20147317313000.186
2013557516111.327
201291241019213.235

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014127301121403.186
2013127111236603.319
20121792922421013.273

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201428.730724800.000.73
201319.31208924.191.76
201228.7210261245.651.47

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201425.0021323633.601.08
201320.711010825.661.69
201231.7320272024.551.61
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 49 0 54.7 7.90 2.30 3.43 0.49 7.43 84.8% 94.8 MPH 1.65 2.98 .232
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 6.88 2.60 2.65 0.40 77.3% 2.45 -0.08 .257
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.3 6.88 2.65 2.60 0.42 77.6% 2.45 3.16 .257
Rest Of Season     0 0 23.4 6.88 2.60 2.65 0.42 77.4% 2.45 3.14 .257
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3-Year Averages     16 15 84.9 5.94 3.92 1.51 0.74 68.6% 4.77 4.26 .314

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2014 Stat Review for Zach Britton    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.43 K/BB
GOOD
7.90 K/9
WEAK
2.30 BB/9
GOOD
94.8 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.5 HR/9
GOOD
7.43 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.65 ERA
ELITE
0.90 WHIP
ELITE
2.98 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.232 BABIP
LOW
84.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Britton (arm) threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday to close the door on the Angels and earn his 18th save of the season.

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Britton's right arm (glove side) is still stiff after getting hit by a line drive in his last outing, and he will test his range of motion before Tuesday's game, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina reports.

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Britton entered Saturday's game with two runners on base and two outs in the ninth inning, but he struck out Nick Punto to earn his 16th save of the season.

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Britton blew his third save of the season on Friday against the Athletics as he gave up a walk-off three-run homer to Josh Donaldson, allowing three runs in the ninth inning.

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Britton tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Nationals to post his 15th save of the season.

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Britton tossed a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to pick up his 14th save of the season Sunday against the Red Sox.

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Britton pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to record his 12th save of the season.

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Britton struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to notch his 11th save of the season Wednesday.

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Britton tossed a scoreless ninth inning to register his 10th save in the Orioles' 4-1 win over Tampa Bay on Friday night. He allowed one hit and recorded one strikeout.

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Britton was ripped for four runs, including a Carlos Beltran walkoff home run, while retiring two batters in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

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Britton tossed a scoreless ninth for the second consecutive day to earn his ninth save of the season Wednesday afternoon.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.