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Zach Britton
ERA S K
2.65 6 13
Team: BaltimoreHt / Wt: 6-3 / 195 NFBC ADP: 58.61
Position: RPBorn: 12/22/1987 Birthplace: Panorama City, California
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 3rd Round by Orioles (2006)


Latest News
July 23 4:03 PM PT5:03 PM MT6:03 PM CT7:03 PM ET19:03 ET23:03 GMT7:03 4:03 PM MST6:03 PM EST6:33 PM VEN3:03 UAE (+1)6:03 PM CT-Zach Britton recorded his sixth save, allowing no runs on no hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Houston Astros 9-7 on Sunday. Britton struck out two, ending the game with a 2.65 ERA and 1.76 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Britton set the AL record by converting his 55th straight save opportunity, breaking the mark held by Tom Gordon, who notched 54 straight saves with Boston from 1998-99. Britton started his run on Oct. 1, 2015, added 47 in a row last season and is 6 for 6 this year.
July 20 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET23:03 ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST10:33 PM VEN7:03 UAE (+1)10:03 PM CT-Zach Britton allowed two runs on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers 9-7 on Thursday. Britton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.81 ERA and 1.81 WHIP on the season.
July 18 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET22:36 ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST10:06 PM VEN6:36 UAE (+1)9:36 PM CT-Zach Britton allowed two hits without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Tuesday. Britton struck out two, ending the game with a 1.80 ERA and 1.73 WHIP on the season.
July 16 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Zach Britton allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Sunday. Britton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.93 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
July 14 8:56 PM PT9:56 PM MT10:56 PM CT11:56 PM ET23:56 ET3:56 GMT11:56 8:56 PM MST10:56 PM EST11:26 PM VEN7:56 UAE (+1)10:56 PM CT-Zach Britton allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Chicago Cubs 9-8 on Friday. Britton struck out one, ending the game with a 2.08 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.
July 9 5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET20:20 ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:50 PM VEN4:20 UAE (+1)7:20 PM CT-Zach Britton did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins 11-5 on Sunday. Britton struck out one, ending the game with a 2.25 ERA and 1.75 WHIP on the season.
July 8 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET0:05 ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST11:35 PM VEN8:05 UAE11:05 PM CT-Zach Britton allowed two runs on three hits in 1.0 inning as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Friday. Britton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.45 ERA and 1.91 WHIP on the season.
May 5 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)10:28 PM CT-Britton has been activated for the 60-day DL and allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in one inning at Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Analysis: Britton went on the disabled list a second time in early May with a left forearm strain. The left-hander is 5 for 5 in save opportunities with a 1.00 ERA. He has converted 54 save opportunities in a row, tied for second-most since the save became an official statistic in 1969.
May 5 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Zach Britton allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Thursday.
Analysis: Britton struck out one, ending the game with a 1.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP on the season.
May 2 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET22:12 ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST9:42 PM VEN6:12 UAE (+1)9:12 PM CT-Zach Britton allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Tuesday. Britton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.13 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Britton worked one scoreless innings after he was activated off the disabled list earlier Tuesday. He didn't actually retire any betters, putting the first two on before a pop up that fell in turned into a wacky triple play.
Apr. 16 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Britton (strained left forearm) has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and will be available for Tuesday's game in Boston.
Analysis: Though he's managed to keep his consecutive saves streak ongoing, Britton hasn't been quite as dominant as usual. The standout closer was touched for a run and three hits in the ninth inning of his last appearance April 14, and he's allowed 13 baserunners in seven innings.
Apr. 15 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET0:11 ET4:11 GMT12:11 9:11 PM MST11:11 PM EST11:41 PM VEN8:11 UAE11:11 PM CT-Britton struck out former teammate Steve Pearce with runners at first and second to earn his fifth save on Friday.
Analysis: Britton matched Tom Gordon by converting his 54th consecutive opportunity, the second-longest streak ever. The record belongs to Eric Gagne (84).
Apr. 14 10:13 AM PT11:13 AM MT12:13 PM CT1:13 PM ET13:13 ET17:13 GMT1:13 10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST12:43 PM VEN21:13 UAE12:13 PM CT-Britton worked out of a ninth-inning jam to close out the Orioles' 2-1 victory at Toronto on Thursday and extend his streak of consecutive save conversions to 53.
Analysis: Britton did make it interesting by allowing a one-out single and a walk and then uncorking a wild pitch to put the tying run on third. He got Kevin Pillar to ground out without advancing the runner, however, before finishing off his fourth save of the young season. Though the standout closer owns a 1.67 WHIP thus far, he's yet to allow a run in six innings.
Apr. 7 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET23:09 ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST10:39 PM VEN7:09 UAE (+1)10:09 PM CT-Britton worked a perfect ninth Friday for his second save of the season and 51st in a row.
Analysis: Britton's run of 51 consecutive saves represents the fifth-longest streak since the stat became official in 1969. It’s the longest active streak in the majors.
Apr. 5 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT-It wasn't easy but Britton locked up his 50th straight save with a scoreless ninth Wednesday against Toronto.
Analysis: Britton, who hasn't blown a save since 2015, has worked three scoreless innings in two games, but has allowed five hits and two walks with two strikeouts. The 50 converted saves in a row represent the fifth-longest streak since the stat became official in 1969. It’s the longest active streak in the majors.

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 47 - 47 69 0 0 67.0 38 7 4 1 18 3 74 0.84 0.54
2017 Bal 0 0 6 - 6 16 0 0 17.0 22 5 5 0 8 0 13 1.76 2.65
Career 27 21 126 - 134 268 46 0 480.2 432 198 172 30 174 11 396 1.26 3.22

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 268 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 252 98 93 96 92.99
Slider 19 86 80 83.4 7.01

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