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53 Zach Britton RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/195 | Birthdate: 12/22/1987 | Birthplace: Panorama, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Baltimore | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 76/68 | Average Draft Position: 292.50
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Zach Britton secures 14th save of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton worked his way past a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning for the save Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox. The right-hander needed only 10 pitches to secure a 7-6 win in extras. He has converted 14 of 16 save chances, with a 1.36 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP in 46 1/3 innings.

Zach Britton earns 13th save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 13th save in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close out his team's 7-4 win over the Red Sox.

Britton needed 17 pitches in the outing but was able to work a clean frame. He's surrendered just two hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings since taking his first loss of the season on June 20. Britton owns a 1.39 ERA and 35:13 K:BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings.


Zach Britton picks up 12th save Thursday vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton secured his 12th save Thursday, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

Britton needed just 10 pitches to put together his sixth straight scoreless outing, with the only hit coming on a leadoff double. He owns a 1.42 ERA and 35:13 K:BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings.


Zach Britton fans two for 11th save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton made quick work of the Rangers in the ninth inning Wednesday, in a 6-4 win.

Britton retired the Rangers in order for the save, and needed just 10 pitches to do so. He struck out two batters for his 11th save in 13 chances, while lowering his ERA to 1.45 in 43 1/3 innings of work. 


Zach Britton works perfect ninth for save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton saved his first game in more than a week Friday, as he closed out a 4-1 win over the Rays.

Britton blew his last save chance a week ago, and didn't get another until Friday's, with a three-run lead. He made that lead stand up, as he tossed a perfect ninth, with one strikeout, for his 10th save.

Britton has been a terrific option out of the bullpen for the Orioles this season, and is 10 for 12 on save tries. He has a 1.52 ERA in 41 1/3 innings of work. 


Zach Britton melts down in rare blown save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton stumbled through his worst outing of the season Friday, as he blew his second save in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees.

Britton, who had allowed just three earned runs all season entering Friday, was tagged for four runs while recording just two outs this time around. He allowed those four runs on three hits and a walk, including a game-ending three-run home run by Carlos Beltran.

Britton's ERA skyrocketed nearly a full run after Friday, though it still sits pretty at 1.64 in 38 1/3 innings. He is 9 of 11 on save opportunities. 


Zach Britton earns ninth save in impressive fashion


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton tossed a perfect ninth Wednesday, fanning two, as he earned his ninth save in 10 chances. Britton has needed just 54 pitches to record his last six saves.

Britton has a 0.72 ERA after stifling the Rays on Wednesday.


Zach Britton picks up save with six pitches


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton made quick work of the Rays Tuesday, as he closed out a 7-5 win.

Britton set the Rays down in order in the inning, as he picked up three quick groundball outs. He needed just six pitches to close out the game, and has thrown 10 or fewer in an inning in six of his last eight appearances.

Britton is 8 for 9 on save opportunities this season, with an 0.74 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 36 2/3 innings of work.  


Zach Britton closes out Blue Jays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his seventh save of the season Saturday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

Britton struck out one and worked his way past a walk, needing only 10 pitches to complete a scoreless outing in the ninth. He is 7 of 8 in save chances, with a 0.76 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP in 35 2/3 innings.

Zach Britton closes out Blue Jays Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton struck out one and worked his way past a hit to secure a scoreless ninth inning for the save Thursday against the Blue Jays. Britton is 6 for 7 in save chances with a 0.78 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 34 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton secures save No. 5


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton made it more interesting than it had to be, but still got the save in a 6-5 win over the Rangers Wednesday.

Pitching with a one-run lead, Britton didn't have much room for error. He had even less after allowing a leadoff single. He erased that baserunner with a double play, but then allowed a two-out single, bringing Michael Choice up as the winning run. Britton struck choice out to end the game, and he ended up tossing just eight pitches to pick up the save, despite allowing two hits.

Britton is 5 for 6 since becoming the closer, and still has an 0.88 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 30 2/3 innings this season. 


Zach Britton closes out Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton worked his way past a base hit and needed only eight pitches to complete a scoreless ninth inning for the save Saturday afternoon against the Astros in Houston.

Britton lowered his ERA from 0.94 to 0.91 following Saturday's 4-1 win. He owns a 0.91 WHIP and 19:9 K:BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton blows save opportunity Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton suffered his first blown save of the season Tuesday, giving up one earned run on two hits in one inning of work in his team's 7-6 loss to the Brewers.

Britton's first run surrendered in May came when a pinch-runner went station to station on a sacrifice bunt, ground out and infield single to tie the game. Britton is now 3 for 4 in save opportunities and owns a 0.94 ERA and 18:9 K:BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton earns third save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton picked up his third save Monday after tossing a scoreless 10th inning in his team's 7-6 win over the Brewers.

Britton gave up a hit and a walk in the final frame, but he was able to keep any runners from crossing home plate. He owns a 0.65 ERA and 18:9 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton picks up second save


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Orioles reliever Zach Britton converted his second save in as many chances Sunday, tossing a perfect ninth to close out Baltimore's 4-2 win over Cleveland. Britton struck out one and lowered his ERA to 0.68. He's 3-0 with a WHIP of 0.83.


Darren O'Day to interfere with Zach Britton?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/21/2014) Well, that was weird.

Zach Britton, who recorded the Orioles' last save and appeared to be the favorite to replace struggling Tommy Hunter as closer, entered in the eighth inning of a blowout win over the Pirates Tuesday. Granted, he hadn't pitched in five days, but usually when a team brings in its closer for extra work, it's still in the ninth inning.

Hunter, meanwhile, pitched the seventh inning, so it's not like he's any closer to regaining the role. But what about Darren O'Day, who recorded the final two outs? He seemed like the obvious choice to fill in as closer before Britton threw his hat in the ring.

In this case, Showalter chose to play the matchups, bringing Britton in to face of a stretch of the Pirates' lineup that included two left-handed batters and a switch-hitter. With two right-handed batters due up next, he then brought in O'Day, who hit one and ended up having to retire a left-handed batter anyway. Would Showalter have done the same in a save situation? Would he have done the same May 15, when Britton recorded his first save, if O'Day hadn't already pitched in that game?

Don't get too cozy, Britton owners. Nothing has been determined yet.


Zach Britton the Orioles reliever to own


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/16/2014) Those who speculated Zach Britton would take over for Tommy Hunter as Orioles closer appeared to be dead on Thursday night, when he pitched a perfect ninth inning for his first career save.

I now consider myself among them.

Darren O'Day, my horse in this race, actually entered the game in the sixth inning and pitched the seventh as well, showing precisely the versatility that most likely compelled manager Buck Showalter to look elsewhere.

And Britton could be fine. The failed starting pitcher prospect is unproven as a reliever and not much of a bat-misser, but he throws hard and is an extreme ground ball pitcher, meaning he'll at least keep the ball in the yard. So far, he's done much more than that, compiling a 0.81 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 17 appearances.

My gut tells me it's his job until he falters, which means I'd be willing to cut Tommy Hunter for him if it came to that. Maybe he will falter and, by that point, Hunter will have redeemed himself, but given Hunter's lack of track record as a closer, it's probably not a Jim Johnson or Ernesto Frieri situation where the Orioles are looking to get him back in the role.


Zach Britton gets save chance following Tommy Hunter's demotion


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) The Orioles did not turn to Tommy Hunter to close out Thursday's game against the Royals, after manager Buck Showalter expressed concern about his recent performance. Zach Britton instead got the call, for his first career save chance.

Britton got the call with a one-run lead and quickly finished the outing. He retired the Royals in order for the save, closing out a 2-1 win.

Britton has been lights out for the Orioles out of the bullpen this season, allowing just one run in 22 1/3 innings of work. 


Examining Orioles closer candidates


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/15/2014) Nobody knows exactly who will get the next save for the Orioles, but most likely, it won't be Tommy Hunter, who has blown consecutive save opportunities and allowed eight earned runs in his last four appearances.

Though Zach Britton, with his 0.84 ERA in 16 appearances, has been mentioned as a possible replacement, Darren O'Day would be the more logical choice as a right-handed reliever accustomed to late-inning pressure. He has a 0.60 ERA in 16 appearances and a 2.06 ERA in 153 appearances since joining the Orioles in 2012.

Granted, he wasn't much of a candidate for the role this spring since moving him there would create a hole in the eighth inning, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Manager Buck Showalter knows he can trust O'Day to deliver, and trust may beat out everything else at this point.

It's reason enough to take a flier on O'Day if you own Hunter or are otherwise short on saves. 


Zach Britton closer candidate for Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Buck Showalter has mentioned Orioles left-hander Zach Britton as a potential closer, MLB.com has reported. Britton owns a 0.84 ERA as a short reliever. He has not allowed a run in his last seven appearances and has given up just 12 hits in 21 1/3 innings this season.

Current closer Tommy Hunter has been struggling in recent outings. Showalter has given indications that he could be out of that role.


Zach Britton throws three strikes for third win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton struck out the only batter he faced Saturday on three pitches to eventually earn his third win in his team's 3-2 10-inning victory over the Royals.

Britton (3-0) came into the game after the Royals delivered a two-out double in the top of the 10th and immediately ended the scoring opportunity. He owns a 1.17 ERA and 10:5 K:BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings.


Work in offseason fueling Zach Britton's impressive start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Orioles reliever Zach Britton has been nearly perfect on the mound this season. He is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA through five appearances, allowing just two hits and three walks in 8 1/3 innings.

Britton attributes his success to working hard in the offseason, which included finding a consistent arm slot while pitching out of the stretch.

Britton's velocity is also up this year. He's increased the velocity on his fastball from 91.4 mph in 2013 to 93.9 mph this season.

"I think it's (the increased velocity) the sum of everything," he said, per MASNsports.com. "A cleaner delivery with the help of (pitching coach) Dave (Wallace) and (bullpen coach) Dom (Chiti). Just been throwing out of the stretch. If I stay in the bullpen the whole year I'm sure we'll talk about getting back to the windup eventually.

"It was something they felt, just make it simple for me coming out of the pen. But I think, physically where I am at, adding the weighted balls, cleaning up my delivery, better arm slot. All that stuff equals better and more consistent velocity."


Zach Britton collects second win of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton was awarded the win Saturday night against Toronto in extras. The left-hander struck out one and walked one in two scoreless innings pitched. David Lough slapped an RBI single in the bottom of the 12th, giving the team a 2-1 win.

Britton (2-0) has not allowed a run over his first 8 1/3 innings pitched.


Zach Britton gets a day of rest Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton was slated to pitch Friday, but will get a day of rest, according to MASN.

Britton was initially supposed to pitch, but was not listed on the lineup card Friday. He'll likely pitch Saturday. Britton is expected to open the year in the team's bullpen. He posted a 4.95 ERA in 40 innings last year.


Zach Britton likely to open year in O's bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday the team still views Zach Britton as a starting pitcher, but hinted he's probably going to open the season as a reliever, per The Baltimore Sun. Showalter said Britton will continue to pitch multiple innings in case "something happens between now and the end of spring that he’s an option for us as a starter also."

Britton has yet to make a start this spring, but he has a 1.29 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in four relief appearances. He's allowed just one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings, while striking out seven.