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Drake Britton

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

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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 (4.6...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   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 one-year, $503,000 contract with Boston in March 2014.

March 28, 2014  –  Drake Britton News

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Britton was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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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 8 0 0 10.1 8 1 0 8 7 0 0 2 0 0 0.87 1.49
3-Year Averages MAJ   18 0 0 21.0 21 9 1 17 7 1 1 0 2 1 3.86 1.33

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

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Drake Britton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Drake Britton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20134312510110.278

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013415211201.282

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201313.310011202.031.20

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20137.70106517.041.57
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 8 0 10.1 7.13 6.24 1.14 0.00 93.3% 0.87 3.70 .281
3-Year Averages MAJ   18 0 21.0 7.29 3.00 2.43 0.43 70.4% 3.86 3.20 .321

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2014 Stat Review for Drake 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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1.14 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.13 K/9
WEAK
6.24 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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0.87 ERA
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1.49 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.70 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.281 BABIP
AVERAGE
93.3% Strand Rate
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Worst Matchups for Drake Britton (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jake Elmore OAK 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Jordan Pacheco COL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Alex Gordon KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Mark Reynolds MIL 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Brett Gardner NY-A 2 1 0 3 2 1 0 .500 1.500 2.250
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Billy Butler KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
A.J. Pollock AZ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Anthony Gose TOR 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Chris Stewart PIT 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Drake Britton (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Molina TB 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Konerko CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Desmond Jennings TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Barnes COL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Taylor Teagarden NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Jones BAL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Didi Gregorius AZ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
David Lough BAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Rutledge COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
DJ LeMahieu COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Britton struck out four of the first five batters he faced in two scoreless innings of relief in Saturday's exhibition game against Minnesota.

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Britton threw 1.1 scoreless innings Thursday night in Boston's loss to Tampa Bay.

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Britton finished out Tuesday night's game with two scoreless relief innings in Boston's win over Baltimore.

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Britton suffered the loss Friday night at Kansas City, giving up two runs on one hit and one walk in two-thirds of an inning.

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Britton picked up his first major-league win Wednesday night, pitching the final two innings of Boston's 15-inning win over Seattle. He struck out two and allowed three hits.

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Britton pitched two scoreless innings Monday night in Boston's loss to Tampa Bay.

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Britton made his major league debut Saturday, pitching a clean inning in Boston's loss to the Yankees.

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Britton was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Sunday's game, the Boston Globe reports.

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Britton is being considered as a starter for Boston's game against Oakland on Sunday, the Boston Herald reports.

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Britton was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Herald reports.

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Britton won his third consecutive start Sunday, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out one for Double-A Portland.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.