24-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Drake Britton in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Drake Britton Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with Boston in March 2012.
Britton, 23, has a 3.93 ERA and 18:6 K:BB ratio through 18.1 innings for Double-A Portland.
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Drake Britton: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Drake Britton.
Britton had a truly forgettable season at High-A Salem in 2011, finishing with a 1-13 record and 6.91 ERA while showing very little command. The poor results started to make an impact mentally, but he managed to make all of his starts and hopefully learned something from the experience. And it earned him a promotion to Double-A Portland to open the 2012 season. Commanding his fastball (low-to-mid 90s) is the first order of business for Britton in 2012, in addition to ironing out some loose mechanics.
Britton, a 2008 survivor of Tommy John surgery, is moving up the organizational ranks as a pitching prospect, after a successful 2010 season at Low-A Greenville. The lefty's four-seam fastball lives in the 92-94 mph range and can be dialed up to 96 when needed, and his curveball is there. He really needs to work on the change up and perhaps develop a two-seamer or cutter. Control and command are still issues for Britton, but the Red Sox are very high on his potential. He'll open the 2011 season at High-A Salem.
Britton, 20, made three starts for Short-Season Lowell in 2009, following his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The velocity of his fastball came back, but Britton had an inconsistent release point which resulted in poor command. Being able to throw his fastball for strikes, particularly lower in the zone, will be his prime need for 2010.