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Zach Britton

Zachary Grant Britton (twitter: @zbritton)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 22, 1987 in Panorama City, CA
High School: Weatherford HS (Weatherford, TX)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 3rd round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 23, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 3, 2011 (Age 23.102, 17,505th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Orioles 2011-2014
2015 Contract Status: 1st Year Arb Eligible (Super 2) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 2.158, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Boras Corporation [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2011 23 BAL AL 11 11 .500 4.61 28 28 0 0 0 0 154.1 162 93 79 12 62 3 97 1 0 7 666 92 4.00 1.451 9.4 0.7 3.6 5.7 1.56
2012 24 BAL AL 5 3 .625 5.07 12 11 0 0 0 0 60.1 61 37 34 6 32 3 53 2 0 4 270 84 4.32 1.541 9.1 0.9 4.8 7.9 1.66
2013 25 BAL AL 2 3 .400 4.95 8 7 0 0 0 0 40.0 52 23 22 4 17 1 18 1 0 1 182 83 4.80 1.725 11.7 0.9 3.8 4.1 1.06
2014 26 BAL AL 3 2 .600 1.65 71 0 49 0 0 37 76.1 46 17 14 4 23 0 62 1 0 0 285 233 3.13 0.904 5.4 0.5 2.7 7.3 2.70
4 Yrs 21 19 .525 4.05 119 46 49 0 0 37 331.0 321 170 149 26 134 7 230 5 0 12 1403 102 3.96 1.375 8.7 0.7 3.6 6.3 1.72
162 Game Avg. 9 8 .525 4.05 49 19 20 0 0 15 136 132 70 61 11 55 3 95 2 0 5 578 102 3.96 1.375 8.7 0.7 3.6 6.3 1.72
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2011 23 BAL AL 154.1 28 28 93 5.42 4.53 -0.13 0.16 100.3 4.83 -11 -1.1 -0.1 0.4 6 .461 .493
2012 24 BAL AL 60.1 12 11 37 5.52 4.43 -0.12 0.16 102.5 4.83 -5 -0.5 .1 -0.0 0.1 1 .460 .497 $486,000
2013 25 BAL AL 40.0 8 7 23 5.18 4.44 0.13 0.13 104.6 4.64 -3 -0.3 .3 -0.0 0.1 1 .461 .498
2014 26 BAL AL 76.1 71 0 17 2.00 4.18 0.27 -0.31 99.9 3.59 12 1.4 1.8 0.3 2.5 20 .519 .508 $521,500
4 Seasons 331.0 119 46 170 4.62 4.42 -0.00 0.05 101.2 4.52 -6 -0.5 1.7 0.2 3.0 29 .496 .503 $1,007,500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2014 26 BAL AL ALDS W DET 0 0 3.86 3 0 2 0 0 2 2.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 9 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 7.7 2.00
2014 26 BAL AL ALCS L KCR 0 0 3.86 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.1 3 1 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 15 3.000 11.6 0.0 15.4 11.6 0.75
1 Yr (2 Series) 0 0 3.86 6 0 4 0 0 2 4.2 5 2 2 0 5 2 5 0 0 0 24 2.143 9.6 0.0 9.6 9.6 1.00
1 ALDS 0 0 3.86 3 0 2 0 0 2 2.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 9 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 7.7 2.00
1 ALCS 0 0 3.86 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.1 3 1 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 15 3.000 11.6 0.0 15.4 11.6 0.75

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2011 23 BAL AL 28 666 588 93 162 31 1 12 7 3 62 97 .276 .342 .393 .735 .309 231 25 1 8 7 3 9
2012 24 BAL AL 12 270 235 37 61 12 2 6 1 2 32 53 .260 .352 .404 .756 .311 95 5 2 0 1 3 2
2013 25 BAL AL 8 182 162 23 52 7 1 4 2 1 17 18 .321 .387 .451 .837 .340 73 6 1 1 1 1 2
2014 26 BAL AL 71 285 258 17 46 7 0 4 2 0 23 62 .178 .248 .252 .500 .219 65 13 1 3 0 0 2
4 Yrs 119 1403 1243 170 321 57 4 26 12 6 134 230 .258 .331 .373 .704 .296 464 49 5 12 9 7 15
162 Game Avg. 49 578 512 70 132 23 2 11 5 2 55 95 .258 .331 .373 .704 .296 191 20 2 5 4 3 6
MLB Averages .254 .318 .397 .714 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2011 23 BAL AL -9.6 -0.9 684 -1.1 10.9 -12.0 .97 0.1 -1.2 -12.9 -1.2 0.96 -0.9 0 0 0
2012 24 BAL AL -5.5 -0.5 278 -0.1 4.5 -4.7 .99 -0.2 0.1 -3.2 -0.3 0.99 -2.3 0 0 1
2013 25 BAL AL -2.7 -0.3 186 -0.9 2.7 -3.6 .95 -0.4 -0.6 -6.3 -0.6 1.01 -3.8 0 0 1
2014 26 BAL AL 17.7 1.9 287 3.5 9.6 -6.0 1.73 2.3 -0.2 20.2 2.1 0.87 24.2 39 16 16
4 Yrs -0.1 0.1 1435 1.4 27.7 -26.3 1.13 1.9 -0.6 -2.1 -0.0 0.95 17.1 39 16 18

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2011 23 BAL AL 28 28 11 11 6 2 1 15 13 .536 1 4 0 0 13 46% 47.2 86 7 14 7 0 12 3.8 3.7 5.5 90 4 17 6 1 120
2012 24 BAL AL 12 11 5 3 3 0 0 6 5 .545 1 1 0 0 5 45% 46.9 75 16 12 7 0 6 5.2 5.7 5.4 96 0 4 7 0 108
2013 25 BAL AL 8 7 2 3 2 2 0 2 5 .286 0 2 0 0 1 14% 41.7 59 28 8 0 0 4 4.4 5.0 5.2 88 1 5 1 0 101
3 Yrs 48 46 18 17 11 4 1 23 23 .500 2 7 0 0 19 41% 46 86 7 34 14 0 22 4.2 4.4 5.4 91 5 26 14 1 120
MLB Averages .500 53% 52 102 -16 4.2 4.2 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2012 24 BAL AL 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .988 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 13
2013 25 BAL AL 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 3 .955 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 11.0 50
2014 26 BAL AL 71 71 49 3 2 41 37 4 90% 48 7 10 1 10% 9 1.733 39 16 16 53 11 7 6 65 10 7 12 19 3.2 15
3 Yrs 91 73 49 3 2 41 37 4 90% 48 7 12 3 25% 1.268 39 16 18 53 11 9 7 66 11 7 13 19 3.3 15

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2011 23 BAL AL 666 26% 1.8% 14.6% 9.3% 6.6% 27% 1.14 1.77 73% 17% 5.7% 7% 145 25 17%
2012 24 BAL AL 270 34% 2.2% 19.6% 11.9% 7.4% 33% 1.55 2.23 66% 16% 9.4% 10% 63 5 8%
2013 25 BAL AL 182 30% 2.2% 9.9% 9.3% 6.6% 23% 1.38 1.73 77% 22% 7.3% 8% 39 6 15%
2014 26 BAL AL 285 33% 1.4% 21.8% 8.1% 3.9% 24% 3.04 5.68 67% 14% 9.1% 8% 43 13 30%
4 Yrs 1403 30% 1.9% 16.4% 9.6% 6.2% 27% 1.47 2.26 71% 17% 7.0% 8% 290 49 17%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.7% 7.9% 7.4% 33% 0.83 1.10 68% 21% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2011 23 BAL AL 667 2509 3.76 1498 59.9% 28.6% 12.7% 25.0% 33.8% 71.4% 1.0% 42.8% 82.2% 53.2% 6.4% 43 30 13.6% 91 41 4 33 64 34.0% 14 10 0 0 0
2012 24 BAL AL 271 1068 3.94 620 58.7% 30.5% 17.4% 22.6% 29.5% 69.5% 2.7% 40.8% 74.9% 50.9% 7.7% 21 9 18.1% 49 24 2 17 36 32.1% 6 9 0 0 0
2013 25 BAL AL 182 663 3.64 399 60.3% 29.3% 11.8% 22.3% 36.6% 70.7% 0.4% 42.6% 83.3% 53.8% 6.0% 11 9 16.5% 30 15 1 6 12 33.3% 4 1 0 0 0
2014 26 BAL AL 285 1053 3.69 673 63.9% 27.0% 21.8% 21.5% 29.6% 73.0% 0.0% 46.6% 70.1% 55.1% 6.3% 18 10 17.5% 50 28 2 13 49 21.0% 10 8 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1405 5293 3.77 3190 60.5% 28.7% 15.4% 23.4% 32.4% 71.3% 1.1% 43.1% 78.4% 53.2% 6.6% 93 58 15.7% 220 108 9 69 161 30.0% 34 28 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.9% 27.7% 15.8% 27.1% 29.4% 72.3% 1.4% 46.2% 78.1% 59.9% 4.6% 24.0% 24.1%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2011 23 BAL AL 666 162 22 7 12 1 10 7 5 7 5 49 30 7 61% 9 7 0 254 7 3 70% 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 17 0
2012 24 BAL AL 270 61 9 1 6 0 8 3 3 4 2 14 9 3 64% 2 4 1 110 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013 25 BAL AL 182 52 10 2 4 0 9 3 1 2 2 14 8 2 57% 2 1 0 67 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
2014 26 BAL AL 285 46 10 1 4 0 5 4 0 1 3 7 4 0 57% 2 0 0 82 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1403 321 51 11 26 1 32 17 9 14 12 84 51 12 61% 15 12 1 513 12 6 67% 10 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 27 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2011 23 11 11 .500 4.61 28 28 0 0 0 0 154.1 162 93 79 12 62 3 97 1 0 7 666 92 1.451 9.4 0.7 3.6 5.7 1.56 92
2012 24 16 14 .533 4.74 40 39 0 0 0 0 214.2 223 130 113 18 94 6 150 3 0 11 936 89 1.477 9.3 0.8 3.9 6.3 1.60 89
2013 25 18 17 .514 4.77 48 46 0 0 0 0 254.2 275 153 135 22 111 7 168 4 0 12 1118 88 1.516 9.7 0.8 3.9 5.9 1.51 88
2014 26 21 19 .525 4.05 119 46 49 0 0 37 331.0 321 170 149 26 134 7 230 5 0 12 1403 102 1.375 8.7 0.7 3.6 6.3 1.72 102

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2011 23 8 9 .471 4.73 154.0 162 90 81 12 62 97 1 1.455 9.5 3.6 5.7 1.56 0.7 28
2012 24 3 4 .429 4.80 60.0 61 36 32 6 32 53 2 1.550 9.2 4.8 8.0 1.66 0.9 12
2013 25 2 2 .500 4.73 40.0 53 23 21 4 17 18 1 1.750 11.9 3.8 4.1 1.06 0.9 8
2014 26 4 4 .500 1.89 76.0 49 18 16 4 24 62 1 0.961 5.8 2.8 7.3 2.58 0.5 71
4 Yrs 17 19 .472 4.09 330.0 325 167 150 26 135 230 5 1.394 8.9 6.3 1.70 0.7 119



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Saves s c a p y
2014 AL  37 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
2014 AL  49 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2014 AL  3.5 (5th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2178), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1397), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (777th), 3.4 career WAR/3.4 7yr-peak WAR/3.4 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Zachary Grant Zach zack Britton

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