Dwight Britton

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Dwight Elry Britton

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dwight Britton peaked at AA. His father Elry Britton played for the Nicaraguan national team, as did Dwight.

Britton signed with the Seattle Mariners on his 16th birthday; the scouts were Luis Molina and Nemesio Porras. He debuted as a pro with the 2004 Aguirre club, hitting .233. He batted .254 with the 2005 DSL Mariners and .251/.329/.366 for the 2006 VSL Mariners. He had 11 assists and just one error in 58 games in center field in 2006. Coming to the US, he put up a .263/.318/.288 line for the 2007 AZL Mariners and stole 9 bases without getting caught. In 2008, Dwight batted .253/.312/.424 for the Pulaski Mariners.

Britton split 2009 between Pulaski (.288/.352/.466) and the Clinton Lumber Kings (5 for 26, 4 BB). In 2010, his 7th pro season, he hit only .216/.288/.345 with 50 strikeouts in 148 at-bats for the Everett AquaSox, though he was 9-for-10 in steal attempts. He got a one-game look at AA with the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx and went 2 for 3 with a homer, 2 runs and 3 RBI.

In the 2011 Baseball World Cup, Britton was a one-man show for the Nicaraguan national team, hitting .478/.586/.565. He had four runs; none of his teammates had more than two. He had 11 hits; Sandor Guido at 6 was next for Nicaragua. He led the team with two doubles and his six walks were double anyone else. His two steals were half the team total. He finished second in the Cup in average, 11 points behind Cuban Rusney Castillo.