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Zach Britton

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2017 Stats

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0-0

ERA

2.81

WHIP

1.81

K

11

SV

5

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The last time Britton was seen on a field, it was when manager Buck Showalter was saving him for the wild card save that never happened. It is a shame that is the last memory we have of him because Br...

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2017 ADP:  58.61

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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    Show ContractHide Contract

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Zach Britton Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $11.4 million contract with the Orioles in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

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Britton struck out two batters during a scoreless ninth inning during Sunday's win over Houston.

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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 71 0 0 76.3 46 14 4 62 23 3 2 37 4 7 1.65 0.90
2015 27 MAJ BAL 64 0 0 65.7 51 14 3 79 14 4 1 36 4 0 1.92 0.99
2016 28 MAJ BAL 69 0 0 67.0 38 4 1 74 18 2 1 47 0 0 0.54 0.84
2017 29 A DEL 2 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017 29 A ABE 2 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017 29 A FRE 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017 29 AA BOW 2 0 0 3.2 4 2 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 1.88
2017 29 MAJ BAL 15 0 0 16.0 22 5 0 11 7 0 0 5 0 0 2.81 1.81
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3-Year Averages     68 0 0 69.7 45 10 2 71 18 3 1 40 2 2 1.29 0.90
Career  (View All)     267 46 0 479.7 432 172 30 394 173 27 21 125 3.23 1.26

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Zach Britton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 20 Tex 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.81 1.81
Jul. 18 Tex 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.73
Jul. 16 ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.71
Jul. 14 ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 1.69
Jul. 9 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.75
Jul. 7 @Min 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.91
Jul. 5 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.90 1.80
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 10 4 4 0 3 4 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.14 1.86
Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 10 4 4 0 3 4 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.14 1.86
Last 60 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 10 4 4 0 3 4 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.14 1.86
Zach 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. 3 Lynchburg 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 2.00
Jun. 30 Lynchburg 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 29 Altoona 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 26 Altoona 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.00 2.00
Jun. 24 Lakewood 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jun. 22 Lakewood 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jun. 20 Hudson Val 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 3 1 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 1.80 1.00
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 4 1 1 0 3 8 0 0 0 0-0 0 1.29 1.00

Zach Britton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201717425100.333
20166016510300.185
20157229310000.145

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017557517100.347
2016194581328501.155
2015181501141613.243

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20179.00037402.001.78
201634.7212632700.260.72
201534.3301840422.360.99

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20177.00024303.861.86
201632.30021421110.840.96
201531.31118391011.440.99
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 71 0 76.3 7.31 2.71 2.70 0.47 6.68 84.6% 95.1 MPH 1.65 3.20 .215
2015 27 MAJ BAL 64 0 65.7 10.83 1.92 5.64 0.41 8.47 82.3% 95.9 MPH 1.92 2.07 .311
2016 28 MAJ BAL 69 0 67.0 9.94 2.42 4.11 0.13 9.77 94.5% 96.3 MPH 0.54 1.99 .244
2017 29 A DEL 2 1 2.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.70 .216
2017 29 A ABE 2 1 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .000
2017 29 A FRE 2 0 2.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.70 .216
2017 29 AA BOW 2 0 3.2 14.06 5.63 2.50 2.81 80% 4.91 6.01 .427
2017 29 MAJ BAL 15 0 16.0 6.19 3.94 1.57 0.00 9.50 82.8% 96.0 MPH 2.81 3.14 .392
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 8.73 2.34 3.73 0.33 81.3% 1.90 -0.69 .268
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.8 10.18 2.36 4.31 0.29 81.8% 1.83 2.14 .287
Rest Of Season     0 0 27.0 9.54 2.45 3.90 0.27 82.2% 1.81 2.29 .279
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3-Year Averages     68 0 69.7 9.17 2.33 3.94 0.26 86.9% 1.29 2.31 .255
Career     267 46 479.7 7.39 3.25 2.28 0.56 75.3% 3.23 3.49 .295

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Zach Britton Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 65.7 0 19 0 0 36 -1 66 0
2016 P 67 5 12 5 0 35 3 67 5
2017 P 16 0 1 0 0 9 1 16 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Zach Britton    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.57 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.19 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.94 BB/9
WEAK
96.0 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
9.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.81 ERA
GOOD
1.81 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.14 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.392 BABIP
HIGH
82.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Britton allowed two runs on two hits and a walk during the ninth inning of Thursday's win over Texas.

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Britton will return to his role as closer, according to manager Buck Showalter, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Britton may be nearing a return to the closer role, MLB.com reports. "I'm not sure [when I'll be used in save situations]," Britton said after Sunday's game. "[Manager Buck Showalter] had mentioned the every-other-day thing, but I would assume if we got some winnable games, I'll throw later and kind of hang around for a save situation."

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Britton (forearm) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.

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Manager Buck Showalter hinted Tuesday that Britton (forearm) will likely be eased back into the closer's role once he's activated from the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. "We'll move towards returning [Britton] to that role," Showalter said. 'We'll see what [Wednesday's] game allows us to do."

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Britton (forearm) said he expects to be activated from the 60-day disabled list ahead of Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

The Orioles certainly do not regret moving Britton from the rotation to the bullpen. Britton followed up his breakout 2014 season with another excellent season as Baltimore's closer until lat and back issues nagged him a bit in September. He added one mph to his fastball velocity in 2015, and vastly improved several key ratios from 2014 to 2015. His BB/9 improvement was good (2.7 in 2014 to 1.9 in 2015); his K/9 was even better (7.3 in 2014 to 10.8 in 2015); and his groundball rate is just plain unfair (75.3% in 2014 to 79.1% in 2015). Unfortunately, his BABIP increased almost 100 points to a semi-human .308, and that negated his improvements and prevented him from improving on his ERA and WHIP. Britton will enter 2016 as the unquestioned closer and one of the best relievers in the game. He proved he is not a one-year wonder.

2015

Britton has always had filthy stuff which earned him plenty of prospect attention, but he simply couldn't command it with any regularity as a starter. The hefty groundball rates were nice, but he didn't miss as many bats as the stuff suggested, and the contact-heavy approach yielded far too many hits and homers. The Os decided that it might work better in short spurts and their unsettled ninth-inning situation afforded them an opportunity to try Britton out as their new Jim Johnson. He walks a few more than Johnson, but also carries a better strikeout rate. The foundation of a remarkably elite groundball rate was still there, though, and it resulted in a boatload of success for the left-hander. There is enough skepticism about Britton that you shouldn't have to pay full price for the ERA and WHIP from last year, but owning him offers some potential upside. Dont rule out more strikeouts to compensate for a BABIP drop, which could vault him up a tier or two in the closer ranks.

2014

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 stop, as Britton had just a 93:63 K:BB ratio in a combined 143.1 innings. His 4.1 K/9 with the Orioles is his worst at any level since he became a pro. The good news as far as Britton is concerned is that he is out of minor league options, meaning the Orioles will have to keep him on the 25-man roster or risk losing him to another organization at the end of spring training. On the other hand, a crowded depth chart in Baltimore has put his future with the team in doubt.

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.