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Zach Britton

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

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Coming off a 2016 campaign in which he converted all 47 of his save opportunities, Britton experienced a down year, with injuries playing a significant role in his struggles. He battled a lingering fo...

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2018 ADP:  314.83

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Achilles     EST. RETURN:  6/5/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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:

Signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the Orioles in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

May 21, 2018  –  Zach Britton News

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Britton (Achilles) is tentatively scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on May 30, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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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 38 0 0 37.3 39 12 1 29 18 2 1 15 2 0 2.89 1.53
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3-Year Averages     57 0 0 56.7 42 10 1 60 16 2 1 32 2 0 1.59 1.02
Career  (View All)     290 46 0 501.0 449 179 31 412 184 29 22 135 3.22 1.26

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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
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Zach Britton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201740939301.250
20166016510300.185

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017121201530200.286
2016194581328501.155

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201722.0208181001.641.27
201634.7212632700.260.72

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201715.301711814.701.89
201632.30021421110.840.96
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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 38 0 37.3 6.99 4.34 1.61 0.24 10.50 80.4% 96.1 MPH 2.89 3.44 .333
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 16.4 8.85 3.11 2.85 0.36 82.7% 2.09 2.79 .295
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3-Year Averages     57 0 56.7 9.53 2.54 3.75 0.16 84.2% 1.59 2.16 .291
Career     290 46 501.0 7.40 3.31 2.24 0.56 75.4% 3.22 3.50 .295

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Zach Britton Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 65.7 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2016 67 4 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 37.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Britton (Achilles) will throw a simulated game early next week, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Britton (Achilles) is scheduled to throw batting practice May 15, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Britton will throw a bullpen session Wednesday in front of his surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Jung, and expects to receive clearance to begin a rehab assignment, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Britton (Achilles) threw from a mound Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Britton was a full participant in pitching fielding practice drills Saturday, marking the first time he went through extensive drills since suffering a ruptured Achilles' tendon in December, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Britton (Achilles) felt great after throwing 20 fastballs off a half-height mound Friday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Britton (Achilles) will throw off a half-height mound in Baltimore on Friday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Britton was able to get in some running earlier this week, the first time he has done so since undergoing surgery on his right Achilles' tendon in December, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

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2018

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2017

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 Britton had an amazing year building upon his stellar 2015 season. Britton continued a three-year run of dominance as a fantasy closer due to a nasty combination of high strikeouts and an incredibly high groundball rate. He has some risks for 2017 since his 0.54 ERA can realistically only go up and a low .244 BABIP may not be sustainable. The good news is that despite the wild card episode, his manager has supreme confidence in him and will use him often throughout the season. Even with ratio regression, he will still be very good across the board and is as safe as closers come.

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.