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Zach Britton | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (0) / BAL
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Zach Britton came in to record the last out of the game and snared his 32nd save in the process.
The Orioles began the ninth inning with a five run lead and Brad Brach on the mound. After he gave up two runs they brought in Britton with two outs and a man on second. Britton retired Juan Uribe on a ground-out to end the game. Britton has been elite this year. He has a 0.65 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings. Jul 23 - 11:44 PM

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Zach Britton notched a one-out save Friday against the Indians.

Odrisamer Despaigne ran into some trouble in his fourth inning of relief by allowing a pair of baserunners, so Britton was asked to come on to get the final out. He induced a fielder’s choice to end it. Fantasy owners will happily take it. Britton is a perfect 31-for-31 in save chances this season to go along with a stingy 0.65 ERA. The Orioles moved back into first-place in the American League with Friday’s victory and a loss by the Red Sox
Jul 22 - 10:16 PM

Zach Britton converted his 30th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

As Britton's save chances usually are, this one was painless. Entering to protect a three-run lead, the southpaw got a lineout, strikeout and groundout to end it. Britton is in the midst of a truly remarkable campaign, as he's nailed down all 30 of his save opportunities and has allowed just three runs -- none since April -- over 41 innings.
Jul 21 - 4:27 PM

Zach Britton pitched himself into and out of trouble to hold the Rays off the board in the ninth inning and record his 28th save of the season.

Britton allowed a one out double and an intentional walk before fanning the last two batters of the game. He is one of the best closers in baseball and has yet to blow a save this year. He has a 0.70 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 11 walks in 38 2/3 innings.
Jul 15 - 10:33 PM

Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning to secure a save in Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy led off the top of the ninth inning with a single up the middle, but Britton promptly induced two groundballs -- one of the doubleplay variety. The left-hander went 27-for-27 on save opportunities in the first half for Baltimore and boasts a 0.72 ERA in 38 total appearances for the season.
Jul 12 - 11:33 PM

Zach Britton tossed a scoreless ninth inning to secure his 27th save of the season in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Angels.

Andrelton Simmons led off the ninth inning with a single, but Britton worked around the hit to record the final three outs without further incident. Since being shifted over from starter to reliever prior to the 2014 season, Britton has been nothing short of phenomenal. This season has continued that roll, as the 28-year-old southpaw is a perfect 27-for-27 in save chances while pitching to chill 0.72 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 43/10 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 6:18 PM

Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Angels on Saturday to earn his 26th save.

Britton coaxed three ground balls from Angels hitters to close out the one-run game. The reliever leads the American League in saves with a perfect 26-for-26 record, a big part of why the O's lead the AL East heading into the second half. Britton owns a microscopic 0.74 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in 37 appearances to date.
Jul 9 - 8:28 PM

Zach Britton nailed down his 22nd save of the season on Friday, striking out one batter and allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.

Britton was fantastic as the Orioles' closer the last two years, but has been even better this year. He has a 1.17 ERA with 37 strikeouts and only eight walks in 31 2/3 innings. He has not blown a single save yet this season.
Jun 24 - 10:31 PM

Zach Britton notched his 21st save of the season Saturday as the Orioles topped the Blue Jays.

Britton gave up two walks and a single, but Josh Donaldson hit into a bases-loaded double play to end the game. Britton leads all American League closers in saves and he's sporting a 0.93 ERA in 29 innings.
Jun 18 - 6:45 PM

Zach Britton struck out four over 1 2/3 scoreless frames to earn his 20th save of the season on Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

Britton was called upon with one out in the eighth to face David Ortiz with the tying run at first base. He struck out Big Papi on three pitches before Hanley Ramirez plated a run with a single. Britton then struck out the side in the ninth. It's the second time this season the lefty has gone 1 2/3 frames to pick up a save.
Jun 14 - 10:14 PM

Zach Britton nailed down his 18th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Monday's win over the Royals.

Entering to protect a three-run lead, Britton needed just eight pitches to induce three groundouts. The All-Star closer has converted all 18 of his save chances and boasts a 1.07 ERA and 0.63 WHIP as he continues to perform like one of the top ninth-inning men in the game.
Jun 6 - 11:03 PM

Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees on Friday, earning his 16th save of the season in the process.

Britton allowed a one-out single to Chase Headley, putting the potential tying run on base, but he was quickly erased on a double play to end the night. The left-hander continues to post exceptional numbers in the ninth inning, compiling a 1.16 ERA and 0.69 WHIP while making good on each of his first 16 save opportunities.
Jun 3 - 11:13 PM

Zach Britton worked a perfect ninth inning against the Indians on Friday, protecting a two-run advantage to earn his 13th save of the season.

Britton continues to be one of the most dominant late-inning arms in all of baseball. He has successfully converted each of his first 13 save chances while posting a minuscule 1.35 ERA and jaw-dropping 0.55 WHIP to go along with a 24/4 K/BB ratio.
May 27 - 11:25 PM

Zach Britton coolly navigated his way through a five-out save in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Mariners.

Britton actually allowed a lead-off double to Ketel Marte in the ninth and later saw him advance to third base on a wild pitch, yet the lefty responded with a strikeout and two weak groundouts back to the mound. It resulted in his 11th save. The 28-year-old continues to be one of the best fantasy closers in all of baseball, lowering his ERA to a sterling 1.59 in 17 innings this year.
May 18 - 10:41 PM

Zach Britton tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Tigers on Friday for his 10th save of the season.

Britton needed just eight pitches to get through the frame. The 28-year-old recently gave the O’s a bit of a scare with an ankle injury, but he has made five straight scoreless appearances since returning to action. He now owns a 1.76 ERA and 18/3 K/BB ratio across 15 1/3 innings.
May 13 - 10:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Dylan Bundy
5Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Chaz Roe
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Brian Duensing
8Ashur Tolliver
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10T.J. McFarland
11Tyler Wilson