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Zack Britton
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 3, #85, Baltimore Orioles | Weatherford HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 5.89 22 0 1 18.1 16 1.69
11 Seasons 35 26 3.12 439 46 154 640.1 531 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 22 0-1 5.89 18.1 16 1.69
11 Seasons 439 35-26 3.12 640.1 531 1.25

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 28 904 159 3 1.9 89.1 108.7 -8.1 14.5 .161 .224 .242 .201 .258 34.7 31.2 5.5 1.92 1.74
2016 29 1027 162 4 2.5 88.6 108.8 -8.4 15.4 .164 .223 .191 .198 .243 27.7 29.1 7.1 0.54 1.71
2017 30 587 114 2 1.8 87.2 110.6 -5.9 20.2 .245 .314 .307 .292 .307 39.5 18 11.2 2.89 3.70
2018 31 656 111 3 2.7 87.9 110.4 -4.7 23.4 .228 .335 .281 .310 .319 37.8 20 12.9 3.10 4.12
2019 32 933 159 8 5 87.8 111.8 -8.4 16.4 .195 .296 .247 .273 .283 36.1 21.7 12.7 1.91 3.30
2020 33 289 53 2 3.8 87.4 108.1 -6.8 20.8 .185 .264 .222 .242 .255 32.1 21.1 9.2 1.90 2.46
2021 34 337 50 2 4 84.7 114.3 -3.4 24 .179 .270 .355 .285 .253 31.3 19.8 16 5.89 3.44
4733 808 24 3 87.9 114.3 -7 18.1 .190 .269 .253 .250 .275 34.3 24.3 9.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Britton relies on 2 pitches.
Sinker
(83.8%) ,
Slider
(16.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Sinker 274 181 93 83.8 92.6 72 57 16 12 3 0 1 14 44 .281 .192 .386 .289 .361 .301 86.0 -5 1953 5.7 24.8 18.7
2021 Slider 53 25 28 16.2 80.2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .110 .000 .179 .000 .125 70.2 17 2489 5.7 29.4 7.4
2020 Sinker 232 191 41 80.3 94.8 63 58 12 8 4 0 0 7 51 .207 .217 .276 .307 .246 .266 87.3 -8 2001 5.8 20.5 15.2
2020 Slider 57 36 21 19.7 81.1 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 .000 .017 .000 .038 .108 .127 91.0 34 2555 5.9 64.3 28.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 81.1 6.9 11.3 0.6 47.8 31.4 20.8 2.5 65.4 4.4 15.7 3.8 1.9
2016 80.2 6.2 13 0.6 38.9 39.5 21 1.2 70.4 5.6 14.8 3.1 2.5
2017 75.4 5.3 18.4 0.9 39.5 38.6 21.9 8.8 55.3 5.3 24.6 3.5 1.8
2018 73 9 17.1 0.9 36 47.7 16.2 1.8 61.3 6.3 24.3 3.6 2.7
2019 76.7 8.2 14.5 0.6 30.8 48.4 20.8 2.5 66 4.4 17 2.5 5
2020 71.7 5.7 20.8 1.9 35.8 37.7 26.4 1.9 60.4 13.2 15.1 1.9 3.8
2021 68 14 16 2 28 42 30 6 62 14 8 2 4
76.7 7.4 15 0.9 37.9 40.7 21.3 3.2 64 6.2 17.7 3.1 3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Slider NYY L 53 80.2 46.2 4 9 10.5 1.5 16
2021 Sinker NYY L 274 92.6 27.6 5.4 25 14.2 -0.4 -3
2020 Slider NYY L 57 81.1 47.7 6.4 15 9.8 2.2 29
2020 Sinker NYY L 231 94.8 24.5 4.3 21 13 -1.6 -11
2019 Slider NYY L 126 80.6 51.5 7.9 18 11.2 3 36
2019 Sinker NYY L 780 94.7 23.9 2.6 12 13 -1.8 -12
2018 Slider NYY L 42 81.4 49.6 7.2 17 10.6 3.8 57
2018 4-Seamer NYY L 11 95.1 18.1 -3.2 -21 5.4 -2.1 -28
2018 Sinker NYY L 603 94.8 24.7 4.3 21 11 -3.3 -23
2017 4-Seamer BAL L 39 95.8 19.7 -7 -55 5.1 -3.3 -39
2017 Slider BAL L 31 83.4 44.5 6.3 17 11.6 6.2 115
2017 Sinker BAL L 490 96.1 22.4 4 22 11.9 -3.1 -21
2016 4-Seamer BAL L 3 96 16.8 -5 -42 4 -4.5 -53
2016 Sinker BAL L 915 96.9 21.6 3 16 10.7 -3.3 -23
2016 Slider BAL L 79 82.6 45.6 7.8 21 9.5 5 112
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Slider -2 -1 53 15.7 6 0 0 0 29.4 33.3 7.4 .11 .179 .125 0
2021 Sinker 0.7 2 274 81.3 72 .281 .386 .378 24.8 19.4 18.7 .192 .289 .301 34.1
2020 Slider 0.5 0 57 19.7 13 0 0 .108 64.3 69.2 28.1 .017 .038 .127 0
2020 Sinker -0.7 -2 232 80.3 63 .207 .276 .278 20.5 11.1 15.2 .217 .307 .266 33.3
2019 Slider -3.3 -4 126 13.5 31 .033 .033 .052 61 80.6 38.5 .076 .091 .092 20
2019 Sinker -2 -16 780 83.6 206 .206 .291 .284 23.5 13.6 16.9 .22 .338 .303 36.7
2018 4-Seamer -10 -1 11 1.7 4 0 0 .35 0 0 0 .324 .369 .5 50
2018 Slider -1.8 -1 42 6.4 14 .071 .071 .164 47.1 50 35 .075 .084 .169 28.6
2018 Sinker 0.1 1 603 91.9 152 .219 .32 .309 31.3 17.8 22.5 .243 .362 .328 38.2
2017 Slider -2.4 -1 31 5.3 7 .143 .143 .129 64.3 71.4 31.3 .059 .059 .053 50
2017 4-Seamer 8.5 3 39 6.6 16 .5 .563 .472 18.2 6.3 6.7 .386 .488 .374 73.3
2017 Sinker -1.8 -9 490 83.5 130 .259 .321 .322 26.8 17.7 20.7 .241 .312 .299 35.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Sinker 226 94.8 81 14.5 10:45 9:45 60
2020 Slider 57 81.1 55 13.3 5:00 4:15 45
2021 Sinker 272 92.6 83 15.3 10:30 9:30 60
2021 Slider 53 80.2 45 12.5 5:00 4:00 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 663 2499 -15 0 11 13 9
2012 267 1057 -2 -7 8 5 4
2013 181 662 3 0 4 3 9
2014 307 1130 -8 -11 4 3 -12
2015 238 882 -5 -8 -1 1 -14
2016 248 1007 -11 -21 0 3 -30
2017 160 586 -6 -8 4 3 -7
2018 192 723 -9 -6 9 5 -1
2019 268 1016 -14 -20 3 6 -25
2020 97 375 -4 -3 0 2 -4
2021 78 327 -1 -3 1 4 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 904 47.1 63.8 83.8 37.3 38.3 43.2 64 50.3 33.8 7.9 74.3
2016 1027 43.5 62.9 79.5 35 37.3 42.9 55.9 47.4 37.8 5.5 71.4
2017 587 45.6 66.3 80.8 29.2 53.8 41.1 55.9 46 27.4 6.3 73
2018 656 43.6 60.1 81.4 25.9 43.8 36.9 49.4 40.9 32.1 6.1 62.5
2019 933 42.1 60.1 83.4 29.7 55.1 40 56.1 42 27.3 6.1 65.5
2020 289 38.8 66.1 85.1 32.2 56.1 42.2 51.3 45.3 25.2 4.5 76.9
2021 337 36.4 67.2 83.8 29.8 62.9 43.1 53.1 43 24.8 4.9 56.3
4733 43.4 63 82.1 31.8 46.5 41.3 56.3 45.4 31.4 6.2 69.3
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 100 99 100 100 100 98 98 20 39 96 81 97 100 94 19
2016 99 99 100 100 99 96 96 48 92 90 61 99 99 95 13
2017 91 22
2018 79 10
2019 85 92 97 97 61 86 86 73 53 42 8 64 85 77 6
2020 96 91 97 96 93 88 87 65 80 35 43 40 96 78 6
2021 37 3
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.9 4 4.2 0 0 2 3 75
2021 23.9 2 1.6 0 0 1 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 5 3 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 5 3 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 5
2021 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.5 96.9 0.4 96 -0.9 94.8 -1.2 94.7 -0.1 94.8 0.1 92.6 -2.2
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 84 82.6 -1.4 83.4 0.8 81.4 -2 80.6 -0.8 81.1 0.5 80.2 -0.9
Exit Velocity 89.1 88.6 -0.5 87.2 -1.4 87.9 0.7 87.8 -0.1 87.4 -0.4 84.7 -2.7
Launch Angle -8.1 -8.4 -0.3 -5.9 2.5 -4.7 1.2 -8.4 -3.7 -6.8 1.6 -3.4 3.4
Barrel % 1.9 2.5 0.6 1.8 -0.7 2.7 0.9 5 2.3 3.8 -1.2 4 0.2
Hard Hit % 34.7 27.7 -7 39.5 11.8 37.8 -1.7 36.1 -1.7 32.1 -4 31.3 -0.8
Sweet Spot % 14.5 15.4 0.9 20.2 4.8 23.4 3.2 16.4 -7 20.8 4.4 24 3.2
xBA .161 .164 0.003 .245 0.081 .228 -0.017 .195 -0.033 .185 -0.01 .179 -0.006
BA .214 .162 -0.052 .277 0.115 .201 -0.076 .182 -0.019 .174 -0.008 .262 0.088
xwOBA .201 .198 -0.003 .292 0.094 .31 0.018 .273 -0.037 .242 -0.031 .285 0.043
wOBA .242 .191 -0.051 .307 0.116 .281 -0.026 .247 -0.034 .222 -0.025 .355 0.133
xSLG .224 .223 -0.001 .314 0.091 .335 0.021 .296 -0.039 .264 -0.032 .27 0.006
SLG .286 .209 -0.077 .333 0.124 .292 -0.041 .254 -0.038 .232 -0.022 .4 0.168
K% 31.2 29.1 -2.1 18 -11.1 20 2 21.7 1.7 21.1 -0.6 19.8 -1.3
BB% 5.5 7.1 1.6 11.2 4.1 12.9 1.7 12.7 -0.2 9.2 -3.5 16 6.8
Swing % 50.3 47.4 -2.9 46 -1.4 40.9 -5.1 42 1.1 45.3 3.3 43 -2.3
Whiff% 33.8 37.8 4 27.4 -10.4 32.1 4.7 27.3 -4.8 25.2 -2.1 24.8 -0.4
In Zone % 47.1 43.5 -3.6 45.6 2.1 43.6 -2 42.1 -1.5 38.8 -3.3 36.4 -2.4
Out of Zone % 52.9 56.5 3.6 54.4 -2.1 56.4 2 57.9 1.5 61.2 3.3 63.6 2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 37.3 35 -2.3 29.2 -5.8 25.9 -3.3 29.7 3.8 32.2 2.5 29.8 -2.4
First Pitch Swing % 31.6 26.4 -5.2 31.1 4.7 17.6 -13.5 20.9 3.3 31.6 10.7 28.4 -3.2
First Pitch Strike % 64 55.9 -8.1 55.9 0 49.4 -6.5 56.1 6.7 51.3 -4.8 53.1 1.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 244 .197 184 0 0.0 60 7 11.7
2017 157 .303 117 0 0.0 40 1 2.5
2018 170 .281 116 7 6.0 54 20 37.0
2019 237 .244 173 6 3.5 64 31 48.4
2020 76 .222 60 3 5.0 16 8 50.0
2021 78 .334 55 3 5.5 23 14 60.9

Pitch Distribution