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Zach Britton

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

W-L

2-0

ERA

0.00

WHIP

0.71

K

7

SV

0

2014 RotoWire 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   

April 20, 2014  –  Zach Britton News

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Britton pitched Sunday for the first time in four days and allowed two unearned runs on three hits with two strikeouts in the loss to the Red Sox.

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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 6 0 0 11.3 4 0 0 7 4 2 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.71
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Zach Britton
3-Year Averages MAJ   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
Apr. 16 TB 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.71
Apr. 12 Tor 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
Apr. 11 Tor 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.63
Apr. 7 @NYY 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Apr. 3 Bos 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
Mar. 31 Bos 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.8 IP/G
7.3 2 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1 0.00 0.68
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.9 IP/G
11.3 4 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 1 0.00 0.71
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.9 IP/G
11.3 4 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 1 0.00 0.71

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Zach Britton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013557516111.327
201291241019213.235
2011176341740205.260

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013127111236603.319
20121792922421013.273
201149063451222917.281

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201319.31208924.191.76
201228.7210261245.651.47
201187.3650503073.091.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201320.711010825.661.69
201231.7320272024.551.61
201167.0560473256.581.82
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 6 0 11.3 5.56 3.18 1.75 0.00 24.00 100% 93.8 MPH 0.00 3.02 .138
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Zach Britton
3-Year Averages MAJ   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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1.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.56 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.18 BB/9
WEAK
93.8 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
24.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.71 WHIP
ELITE
3.02 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.138 BABIP
LOW
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Zach Britton (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Michael Cuddyer COL 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 .500 1.500 2.167
Chris Carter HOU 4 2 1 4 1 0 0 .500 1.500 2.100
Alex Gordon KC 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 .750 1.250 2.000
Adrian Beltre TEX 6 3 2 4 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Trevor Plouffe MIN 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 .750 1.000 1.800
Brandon Guyer TB 5 2 1 2 0 1 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Ryan Raburn CLE 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Jason Kipnis CLE 6 4 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .833 1.583
Kyle Seager SEA 7 3 1 4 0 1 0 .429 1.143 1.571
Dustin Pedroia BOS 9 6 0 0 2 1 0 .667 .778 1.505

Best Matchups for Zach Britton (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Victor Martinez DET 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .167
Jeff Mathis MIA 5 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .167
David DeJesus TB 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Carl Crawford LA 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jed Lowrie OAK 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Derek Norris OAK 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dan Johnson TOR 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Chone Figgins LA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Lind TOR 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Rosales TEX 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Britton earned the win Monday, allowing one hit in two innings against the Red Sox.

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Britton's role in the bullpen remains undetermined and he could serve in long relief or be used in late innings, MASN's Roch Kubatko speculates.

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The Orioles appear to have made a decision to make Britton a reliever, MASN Sports reports.

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Britton tossed two scoreless innings in Sunday's spring training game and manager Buck Showalter told MASN Sports he is impressed with Britton. "Zach was real good," Showalter said. "When a quality hitter swings and misses the sinker, that's a pretty good sinker, especially at 93-95 (mph). He's been sharp. I'm excited with how he's doing. Hopefully, he's following the same path as another guy (Chris Tillman) who was out of options last spring."

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Britton allowed one run in two innings Friday against the Rays and his velocity is up compared to spring training of last year, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Britton may be the favorite to win the fifth starter job if the Orioles do not sign another starter, MASN Sports reports.

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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.