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Zach Britton
ERA S K
0.63 32 50
Team: BaltimoreHt / Wt: 6-3 / 195 NFBC ADP: 90.98
Position: RPBorn: 12/22/1987 Birthplace: Panorama City, California
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 3rd Round by Orioles (2006)


Latest News
July 22 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET22:21 ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST9:51 PM VEN6:21 UAE (+1)9:21 PM CT-Britton needed just three pitches to record his 31st save in Friday's 5-1 win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Britton is 31 for 31 in save opportunities and lowered his ERA to 0.65. Since last allowing an earned run on April 30, he has given up 16 hits in 31 1/3 innings while walking nine and striking out 35.
July 15 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET22:31 ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST10:01 PM VEN6:31 UAE (+1)9:31 PM CT-Britton improved to 28 for 28 in save opportunities Friday.
Analysis: The left-hander hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 28 2/3 innings, striking out 32 and allowing 16 hits and nine walks over that stretch.
July 9 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET21:12 ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST8:42 PM VEN5:12 UAE (+1)8:12 PM CT-Britton remained perfect in save opportunities this season after working a perfect ninth to close out Saturday's 3-2 win over the Angels.
Analysis: The AL All-Star is now 26 for 26 in save chances and has gone 26 2/3 innings since last allowing an earned run April 30. With a 0.76 ERA and .157 batting average against, there may not be a more dominant closer in the game right now.
July 5 4:56 PM PT5:56 PM MT6:56 PM CT7:56 PM ET19:56 ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST7:26 PM VEN3:56 UAE (+1)6:56 PM CT-Britton was named an All-Star for the second time Tuesday after also making it last season.
Analysis: The Orioles closer earned his 24th save in as many chances Tuesdays, striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the Dodgers. Britton leads the AL in saves and has a 0.78 ERA.
June 15 10:33 AM PT11:33 AM MT12:33 PM CT1:33 PM ET13:33 ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST1:03 PM VEN21:33 UAE12:33 PM CT-Britton struck out two of the three batters he faced en route to an AL-leading 20th save in Tuesday's 3-2 win at Fenway Park.
Analysis: Britton has been outstanding for the Orioles, converting 14 consecutive save opportunities. He hasn't allowed a run while striking out 19 over 18 innings in his last 16 appearances.
June 10 10:11 AM PT11:11 AM MT12:11 PM CT1:11 PM ET13:11 ET17:11 GMT1:11 10:11 AM MST12:11 PM EST12:41 PM VEN21:11 UAE12:11 PM CT-Britton threw a perfect ninth inning for the third straight appearance Thursday as he improved to 19-for-19 in save opportunities.
Analysis: Britton has not allowed a run in 16 1/3 innings since the beginning of May, yielding just five hits and three walks.
May 1 11:03 PM PT12:03 AM MT1:03 AM CT2:03 AM ET2:03 ET6:03 GMT14:03 11:03 PM MST1:03 AM EST1:33 AM VEN10:03 UAE1:03 AM CT-Britton left Saturday's game after injuring his ankle.
Analysis: The Baltimore closer returned to the mound Thursday against the Yankees.
Feb. 6 11:44 PM PT12:44 AM MT1:44 AM CT2:44 AM ET2:44 ET7:44 GMT15:44 12:44 AM MST2:44 AM EST3:14 AM VEN11:44 UAE1:44 AM CT-Britton has agreed to terms on a $6.75 million contract for 2016, avoiding arbitration.
Analysis: The agreement was reached Friday. Britton was asking for $7.9 million and Baltimore countered with a $5.6 million offer before a compromise was reached. He made $3,525,000 last season. Britton went 4-1 with 36 saves in 40 opportunities last year. The left-hander had a 1.92 ERA and 79 strikeouts compared to only 14 walks.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2011 Bal 11 11 0 - 0 28 28 0 154.1 162 93 79 12 62 3 97 1.45 4.61
2012 Bal 5 3 0 - 0 12 11 0 60.1 61 37 34 6 32 3 53 1.54 5.07
2013 Bal 2 3 0 - 0 8 7 0 40.0 52 23 22 4 17 1 18 1.73 4.95
2014 Bal 3 2 37 - 41 71 0 0 76.1 46 17 14 4 23 0 62 0.90 1.65
2015 Bal 4 1 36 - 40 64 0 0 65.2 51 16 14 3 14 1 79 0.99 1.92
2016 Bal 2 1 32 - 32 45 0 0 42.2 22 6 3 1 11 2 50 0.77 0.63
Career 27 21 105 - 113 228 46 0 439.1 394 192 166 30 159 10 359 1.26 3.40

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 Bal 28 8 3 5 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .625 .625 1.125
Career 228 8 3 5 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .625 .625 1.125

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2014 Bal Total 0 0 2 - 2 6 0 0 4.2 5 2 2 0 5 2 5 3.86
    LDS 0 0 2 - 2 3 0 0 2.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 3.86
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.1 3 1 1 0 4 1 3 3.86
Career 0 0 2 - 2 6 0 0 4.2 5 2 2 0 5 2 5 3.86


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 577 99 93 96.3 91.15
Slider 56 85 79 81.9 8.85

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