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Drake Britton

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2016 Stats

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 5/22/1989   BORN: Waco, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 23rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Drake Britton Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with Detroit in December of 2015 that includes an invite to the Tigers' spring training.

April 13, 2016  –  Drake Britton News

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Britton threw a scoreless third of an inning Tuesday during his first appearance in the minors this season.

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Drake 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
2010 21 A GRE 22 22 0 78.2 71 25 5 81 23 2 3 0 0 0 2.86 1.20
2011 22 A SAL 26 26 0 97.2 111 75 12 89 55 1 13 0 0 0 6.91 1.71
2012 23 A SAL 16 8 0 45.0 42 29 5 42 19 3 5 0 0 0 5.80 1.36
2012 23 AA POR 16 16 0 84.2 86 35 3 76 38 4 7 0 0 0 3.72 1.47
2013 24 AA POR 1 16 1 97.1 94 38 5 80 36 7 6 0 0 0 3.51 1.34
2013 24 AAA PAW 1 1 0 5.1 10 5 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 8.44 2.16
2013 24 MAJ BOS 18 0 0 21.0 21 9 1 17 7 1 1 0 2 1 3.86 1.33
2014 25 AAA PAW 45 0 0 58.1 77 38 8 37 38 2 3 5 0 0 5.86 1.98
2014 25 MAJ BOS 7 0 0 6.7 5 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.05
2015 26 AAA IOW 28 11 0 83.1 80 47 7 45 33 7 8 1 0 0 5.08 1.36
2016 27 AAA TOL 34 0 0 38.0 38 20 3 17 21 0 3 0 0 0 4.74 1.55
3-Year Averages     12 0 0 13.8 13 4 0 10 4 0 0 0 1 1 2.60 1.23
Career  (View All)     25 0 0 27.7 26 9 1 21 9 1 1 0 2.93 1.27

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

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Drake 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
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Drake Britton Minors 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 ERA WHIP
Jul. 23 Norfolk 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.50
Jul. 19 Pawtucket 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.50
Jul. 17 Columbus 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jul. 15 Columbus 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 8 Indianapols 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 18.00 3.00
Jul. 6 Columbus 0.0 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 3 Indianapols 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 30 Indianapols 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 18.00 3.00
Jun. 27 Norfolk 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 25 Syracuse 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 9.00 2.00
Jun. 19 Rochester 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 18 Rochester 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 15 Scranton-WB 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 2.00
Jun. 13 Scranton-WB 0.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 11 Rochester 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 9 Pawtucket 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.50
Jun. 5 Indianapols 2.0 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 9.00 2.50
Jun. 3 Indianapols 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
May. 31 Louisville 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 18.00 4.00
May. 28 Buffalo 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
5.0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
7.0 11 6 6 2 6 2 1 0 0 0-0 0 7.71 2.43
Last 60 Days
20 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
19.0 25 15 15 2 13 8 2 0 0 0-1 0 7.11 2.00

Drake Britton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20148320000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201419105200.263

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20145.70004200.001.24

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20141.00000000.000.00
Drake 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
2010 21 A GRE 22 22 78.2 9.32 2.65 3.52 0.58 77.5% 2.86 2.92 .321
2011 22 A SAL 26 26 97.2 8.24 5.09 1.62 1.11 59.1% 6.91 4.86 .348
2012 23 A SAL 16 8 45.0 8.40 3.80 2.21 1.00 57.1% 5.80 4.31 .304
2012 23 AA POR 16 16 84.2 8.12 4.06 2.00 0.32 73.6% 3.72 3.25 .340
2013 24 AA POR 1 16 97.1 7.42 3.34 2.22 0.46 73.6% 3.51 3.40 .315
2013 24 AAA PAW 1 1 5.1 8.82 1.76 5.00 0.00 54.5% 8.44 1.83 .516
2013 24 MAJ BOS 18 0 21.0 7.29 3.00 2.43 0.43 1.65 70.4% 92.7 MPH 3.86 3.20 .321
2014 25 AAA PAW 45 0 58.1 5.73 5.89 0.97 1.24 72% 5.86 5.68 .352
2014 25 MAJ BOS 7 0 6.7 5.40 2.70 2.00 0.00 0.88 100% 92.4 MPH 0.00 2.90 .253
2015 26 AAA IOW 28 11 83.1 4.87 3.57 1.36 0.76 62.3% 5.08 4.55 .278
2016 27 AAA TOL 34 0 38.0 4.03 4.97 0.81 0.71 69.6% 4.74 5.15 .280
3-Year Averages     12 0 13.8 6.51 2.60 2.50 0.00 76.5% 2.60 2.62 .309
Career     25 0 27.7 6.83 2.93 2.33 0.33 76.5% 2.93 3.16 .305

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2016 Stat Review for Drake Britton    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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0.81 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.03 K/9
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4.97 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.7 HR/9
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0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.74 ERA
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1.55 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.15 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.280 BABIP
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69.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Britton signed a minor league contract with the Tigers on Friday.

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Britton cleared waivers Friday and was assigned to Triple-A Iowa, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Britton pitched a scoreless inning Saturday and is in contention for one of the remaining spots in the Cubs' bullpen, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Britton could make the Cubs' pen as a situational lefty, the team's official site reports.

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Britton was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Wednesday.

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Britton was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Friday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Britton threw a scoreless third of an inning in Tuesday night's loss to the Pirates. Opponents are now 1-for-13 against him this year.

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Britton was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Britton was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket after being called up for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader, the Boston Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Drake Britton.

2015

Britton, a starter his entire minor league career, was an unexpected addition to Boston's bullpen during its championship run in 2013. The organization decided he would convert to reliever full time -- most of his starting success came at the lower levels of the minors -- and he was in the mix to open the season in Boston's bullpen until they signed Chris Capuano. At Triple-A Pawtucket, Britton was pounded by opposing batters and the control problems that dogged him during his career re-surfaced. Britton admitted to losing focus after being demoted to the minors, calling into question his mental makeup. He recovered and pitched well late in the season for the PawSox and threw a scoreless 6.2 innings in September for Boston. The Red Sox have a couple of openings for a left-handed reliever but the re-signing of Craig Breslow and the acquisition of Robbie Ross from Texas suggested Britton was not in their plans. He lost his spot on the 40-man roster after Boston signed Alexi Ogando and was designated for assignment. The Cubs claimed him off waivers. Chicago president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is familiar with Britton when both were in the Boston organization.

2014

Britton had a wild ride in 2013. It didn't start well, with an arrest for driving under the influence during spring training, and his first two months for Double-A Portland were similarly ominous (4.69 ERA in 48 innings). Ever since his dynamite 2010 season in Low-A, Britton hasn't been able to keep it up for long stretches at subsequent levels. Control has been an issue, as well as pitching around trouble and maintaining composure. Through it all, his stuff remained high, he maintained steady K/9 rates, and the Red Sox were still optimistic about his upside. In late May, Britton turned things around and was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, but his stay there was short, as the Red Sox called him up to Boston due to a need for a lefty reliever to replace Andrew Miller (foot). Britton had initial success in the majors as a low-leverage reliever, but it wasn't sustained. As a starter, he still needs to develop his off-speed repertoire, and it's unclear if the organization is committed to him as a starter or reliever.

2013

Britton salvaged his career in 2012 after two disastrous campaigns where he seemed to lost command and control of every pitch in his repertoire. Just when it looked like he was straightening out, Britton was arrested on a DUI charge this past spring, calling into question his maturity and focus. The highlight of arsenal remains his fastball, which tops out with frequency in the 95-96 mph range. Britton has inconsistent mechanics, causing the command and shape of his pitches to waver. He'll remain on a starter's track this season, but unless he can sustain consistent mechanics over longer stretches, Britton's future may that of a reliever.

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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.