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Zach Britton
Birthdate: 12/22/1987 (29 y, 3 m, 3 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-2/172     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 9, Overall: 85, Team: Baltimore Orioles
Contract: $11.4M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Britton (oblique) gave up two runs on four hits while striking out two batters in his spring debut Tuesday. (3/14/2017)
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Profile: Zach Britton is quickly making a name for himself as one of the best closers in fantasy baseball. With the help of his devastating high-90s sinker, Britton limited walks (7.1% BB%), generated a respectable number of strikeouts (29.1% K%) and -- for the kicker -- produced grounders on an eye-popping 80% of pitches put in play. It should be no surprise, then, that Britton allowed just one home run -- and only four earned runs -- on his way to a 0.54 ERA in 67 IP last year; Britton appeared in 69 games last year, and came out with a save in 47 of them. Britton won't swamp you with Ks in the same way that someone like Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen will, but he's no less dominant in the 9th inning for that. Britton has had some very minor injury troubles; he lost a few days with a sprained ankle last May, and is entering spring training getting over a mild oblique injury. Nevertheless, he has one of the highest floors of any reliever out there, and could easily be the third closer off the board (or better) in most leagues this spring. He's worth the pick. (Brice Russ)

The Quick Opinion: With solid K/BB rates and an absurd ability to generate ground balls, Zach Britton is one of the best closers in the game.

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