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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, 17,503rd in MLB history)   vs. TBR 6.0 IP, 3 H, 6 SO, 3 BB, 1 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Orioles 2011-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$6.75M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 3.158, Arb Eligible: 2017, 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 0 285 240 3.13 0.904 5.4 0.5 2.7 7.3 2.70
2015 ★ 27 BAL AL 4 1 .800 1.92 64 0 58 0 0 36 65.2 51 16 14 3 14 1 79 1 0 5 253 215 2.01 0.990 7.0 0.4 1.9 10.8 5.64 AS
2016 ★ 28 BAL AL 2 1 .667 0.56 67 0 61 0 0 46 64.1 36 7 4 1 18 3 69 0 0 10 244 796 2.03 0.839 5.0 0.1 2.5 9.7 3.83 AS
6 Yrs 27 21 .563 3.26 250 46 168 0 0 119 461.0 408 193 167 30 166 11 378 6 0 27 1900 128 3.41 1.245 8.0 0.6 3.2 7.4 2.28
162 Game Avg. 6 5 .563 3.26 57 11 39 0 0 27 106 94 44 38 7 38 3 87 1 0 6 436 128 3.41 1.245 8.0 0.6 3.2 7.4 2.28
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 .09 -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 .30 -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 1.77 0.3 2.5 20 .519 .508 $521,500
2015 ★ 27 BAL AL 65.2 64 0 16 2.19 4.46 0.01 -0.33 103.4 4.27 14 1.6 1.51 0.2 2.5 21 .525 .510 $3,200,000 AS
2016 ★ 28 BAL AL 64.1 67 0 7 0.98 4.58 -0.15 -0.33 105.2 4.63 25 2.7 1.67 0.7 4.1 32 .540 .517 AS
6 Seasons 461.0 250 46 193 3.77 4.45 -0.02 -0.06 102.0 4.50 34 3.8 1.64 1.1 9.6 83 .515 .508 $4,207,500

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

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2015 BAL AL 27 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 13.5
2016 BAL AL 28 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2 Yrs (2 GP) 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1.200 10.8 0.0 0.0 5.4

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 1
2015 27 BAL AL 64 253 238 16 51 6 1 3 0 3 14 79 .214 .261 .286 .547 .308 68 8 1 0 0 1 1
2016 28 BAL AL 67 244 225 7 36 8 0 1 1 0 18 69 .160 .222 .209 .431 .226 47 4 0 1 0 3 2
6 Yrs 250 1900 1706 193 408 71 5 30 13 9 166 378 .239 .307 .339 .647 .289 579 61 6 13 9 11 17
162 Game Avg. 57 436 392 44 94 16 1 7 3 2 38 87 .239 .307 .339 .647 .289 133 14 1 3 2 3 4
MLB Averages .254 .318 .401 .720 .298

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 -3.3 -0.3 186 -0.9 2.7 -3.6 .95 -0.4 -0.6 -6.7 -0.6 1.02 -4.2 0 0 1
2014 26 BAL AL 18.2 1.9 287 3.6 9.7 -6.1 1.74 2.4 -0.3 20.9 2.2 0.87 25.0 39 20 12
2015 27 BAL AL 15.4 1.6 262 3.1 8.0 -4.9 1.59 1.5 0.4 18.3 1.9 0.89 19.0 32 15 17
2016 28 BAL AL 25.3 2.6 258 6.2 9.8 -3.6 1.85 2.5 0.9 31.2 3.1 0.93 29.6 41 10 16
6 Yrs 40.5 4.3 1955 10.8 45.6 -34.8 1.28 5.9 2.5 47.6 5.0 0.94 66.1 112 45 47

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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 3.5 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 5.6 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 4.8 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 4.2 5.4 91 5 26 14 1 120
MLB Averages .500 51% 52 104 -16 4.3 4.1 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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 1.743 39 20 12 53 11 7 6 65 10 7 12 19 3.2 15
2015 27 BAL AL 64 64 58 4 1 40 36 4 90% 40 0 12 0 0% 9 1.591 32 15 17 47 6 11 10 54 6 5 6 18 3.1 14
2016 28 BAL AL 67 67 61 2 1 46 46 0 100% 46 0 17 1 6% 9 1.846 41 10 16 51 7 9 11 56 6 11 6 19 2.9 15
5 Yrs 222 204 168 9 4 127 119 8 94% 134 7 41 4 10% 1.451 112 45 47 151 24 29 28 176 23 23 25 56 3.1 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%
2015 27 BAL AL 253 28% 1.2% 31.2% 5.5% 4.0% 20% 4.27 7.36 62% 11% 10.3% 3% 40 8 20%
2016 28 BAL AL 244 23% 0.4% 28.3% 7.4% 3.7% 25% 3.84 7.20 64% 13% 3.2% 3% 40 4 10%
6 Yrs 1900 29% 1.6% 19.9% 8.7% 5.6% 26% 1.81 2.82 69% 16% 6.9% 7% 370 61 16%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 20.0% 7.9% 7.6% 33% 0.83 1.11 68% 23% 7.9% 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
2015 27 BAL AL 255 904 3.55 620 68.9% 26.6% 24.8% 22.9% 25.6% 73.4% 1.4% 50.6% 66.2% 63.5% 3.1% 8 2 28.2% 72 52 6 17 62 21.5% 25 5 0 0 0
2016 28 BAL AL 246 994 4.04 626 63.6% 25.1% 28.4% 21.4% 25.1% 74.9% 2.4% 47.6% 62.0% 55.3% 4.9% 12 4 26.0% 64 34 0 8 61 11.6% 10 5 0 0 0
6 Yrs 1906 7191 3.77 4436 62.0% 27.9% 18.6% 23.1% 30.4% 72.1% 1.3% 44.7% 74.2% 54.9% 5.9% 113 64 18.7% 356 194 15 94 284 24.9% 69 38 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 63.9% 27.3% 16.3% 27.3% 29.2% 72.7% 1.4% 46.5% 77.6% 60.1% 4.6% 24.3% 23.8%

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% 1 0 0 82 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 27 BAL AL 253 51 20 0 3 0 3 3 0 2 1 8 4 1 50% 1 5 2 92 0 3 0% 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 0
2016 28 BAL AL 244 36 4 1 1 0 6 1 0 0 1 10 1 6 10% 2 10 0 86 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
6 Yrs 1900 408 75 12 30 1 41 21 9 16 14 102 56 19 55% 17 27 3 691 13 9 59% 11 8 2 1 0 0 3 3 42 0
MLB Averages 52% 72%

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
2015 27 25 20 .556 3.70 183 46 107 0 0 73 396.2 372 186 163 29 148 8 309 6 0 17 1656 112 1.311 8.4 0.7 3.4 7.0 2.09 112
2016 28 27 21 .563 3.26 250 46 168 0 0 119 461.0 408 193 167 30 166 11 378 6 0 27 1900 128 1.245 8.0 0.6 3.2 7.4 2.28 128

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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 4.50 154.0 158 86 77 12 60 97 1 1.416 9.2 3.5 5.7 1.62 0.7 28
2012 24 3 4 .429 4.80 60.0 60 35 32 6 31 53 2 1.517 9.0 4.7 8.0 1.71 0.9 12
2013 25 2 2 .500 4.50 40.0 52 22 20 4 17 18 1 1.725 11.7 3.8 4.1 1.06 0.9 8
2014 26 4 4 .500 1.78 76.0 47 17 15 4 24 62 1 0.934 5.6 2.8 7.3 2.58 0.5 71
2015 27 4 3 .571 1.91 66.0 50 15 14 3 14 79 1 0.970 6.8 1.9 10.8 5.64 0.4 64
2016 28 4 3 .571 0.84 64.0 35 7 6 1 18 69 0 0.828 4.9 2.5 9.7 3.83 0.1 67
6 Yrs 25 25 .500 3.21 460.0 402 182 164 30 164 378 6 1.230 7.9 7.4 2.30 0.6 250



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Saves s c a p y
2014 AL  37 (4th)
2015 AL  36 (3rd)
2016 AL  46 (1st)
Active  119 (17th)
Career  119 (117th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2016 AL  10 (7th)

Games Finished s c a p y
2014 AL  49 (7th)
2015 AL  58 (1st)
2016 AL  61 (1st)
Active  168 (36th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2016 AL  25 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2016 AL  2.6 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2016 AL  31.20 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2014 AL  3.6 (5th)
2015 AL  3.1 (8th)
2016 AL  6.2 (1st)
Active  10.8 (33rd)
Career  10.8 (202nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2014 AL  2.4 (10th)
2016 AL  2.5 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2016 AL  3.1 (5th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (579), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 9 (1607), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 22 (581), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (256th), 10.0 career WAR/10.0 7yr-peak WAR/10.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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