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Zach Britton
Birthdate: 12/22/1987 (29 y, 3 m, 1 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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DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
Total- - -- - -11535.0712110000060.127061373463232405347
DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
2012-08-30BALCHW1101.1311000008.0307110000001081
2012-09-04BAL@TOR1100.0011000007.027400021000878
2012-08-24BALTOR1102.7011000006.227422020110668
2012-08-18BAL@DET1100.0011000007.027600031000569
2012-07-27BALOAK1009.5311000005.226666230010228
2012-08-07BALSEA1007.2011000005.025874221000623
2012-07-22BAL@CLE1100.0011000006.024400020000569
2012-07-17BAL@MIN1009.0011000004.023644060000129
2012-09-15BAL@OAK10111.2511000004.021455140110431
2012-09-09BALNYY10113.5011000003.119555050010227
2012-08-01BAL@NYY10123.6211000002.218777130000312
2012-10-03BAL@TBR0000.0010000001.030000000001