Zach Britton Born: Age:
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Scouting Report

Game revolves around his sinker — which sits in the low 90′s — and can touch 94-95 mph at times. Throws the pitch 55%-70% of the time. Slider is a tick above average and a good weapon against lefties. Change up is average at best and he does have some difficulty differentiating it from his fastball at times. The front leg on delivery has become too stiff. This takes pressure away from a lower half drive, which limits the sharpness of his arsenal. Does a solid job of keeping his slider and sinker down in the zone, but struggles to command change up at times. MLB hitters have proven that they will not always chase his sinker, which has gotten him into pitch count troubles during games. Command has wavered with some tinkering in his mechanics. Britton has potential to start in the majors, but currently is on the outside looking in. A few scouts have noted that he could end up in the bullpen at this point.

Statistics

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2006 18 BAL-min Rk 0 4 5.29 11 11 0 34.0 35 22 20 4 20 0 21 2 1.618 9.3 1.1 5.3 5.6 1.05
2007 19 BAL-min A- 6 4 3.68 15 15 0 63.2 64 33 26 1 22 0 45 5 1.351 9.0 0.1 3.1 6.4 2.05
2008 20 BAL-min A 12 7 3.12 27 27 0 147.1 118 68 51 9 49 0 114 6 1.133 7.2 0.5 3.0 7.0 2.33
2009 21 BAL-min A+ 9 6 2.70 25 24 0 140.0 123 64 42 6 55 0 131 9 1.271 7.9 0.4 3.5 8.4 2.38
2010 22 BAL-min AA,AAA 10 7 2.70 27 26 0 153.1 139 64 46 7 51 1 124 4 1.239 8.2 0.4 3.0 7.3 2.43
2011 23 BAL-min AA,AAA 0 3 4.32 4 4 0 16.2 17 12 8 3 3 0 18 1 1.200 9.2 1.6 1.6 9.7 6.00
2011 23 BAL AL 11 11 4.61 28 28 0 154.1 162 93 79 12 62 3 97 1 92 1.451 9.4 0.7 3.6 5.7 1.56
2012 24 BAL-min AAA,AA 5 2 4.12 11 11 0 63.1 57 33 29 5 23 0 48 1 1.263 8.1 0.7 3.3 6.8 2.09
2012 24 BAL AL 5 3 5.07 12 11 0 60.1 61 37 34 6 32 3 53 2 84 1.541 9.1 0.9 4.8 7.9 1.66
2013 25 BAL-min AAA 6 5 4.27 19 19 0 103.1 112 59 49 5 46 0 75 5 1.529 9.8 0.4 4.0 6.5 1.63
2013 25 BAL AL 2 3 4.95 8 7 0 40.0 52 23 22 4 17 1 18 1 85 1.725 11.7 0.9 3.8 4.1 1.06
3 Yrs 18 17 4.77 48 46 0 254.2 275 153 135 22 111 7 168 4 89 1.516 9.7 0.8 3.9 5.9 1.51

Orioles Nation Awards

Pitcher of the Month (May 2010)
Pitcher of the Month (June 2010)

Official Awards

2009 Mid-Season All-Star (CAR)
2009 Post-Season All-Star (CAR)
2009 Pitcher of the Year (CAR)
2010 Futures Game Selection

Additional Player Information

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