Zack Britton
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 3, #85, Baltimore Orioles | Weatherford HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 2 1.89 20 0 8 19 16 1.00
2021 0 1 5.89 22 0 1 18.1 16 1.69
2022 0 0 13.50 3 0 0 0.2 1 10.50
12 Seasons 35 26 3.13 442 46 154 641 532 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 20 1-2 1.89 19 16 1.00
2021 22 0-1 5.89 18.1 16 1.69
2022 3 0-0 13.50 0.2 1 10.50
12 Seasons 442 35-26 3.13 641 532 1.26
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 904 159 3 1.9 1.2 89.1 108.7 -8.1 14.5 .168 .234 .242 .209 .275 32.7 31.2 5.5 1.92 1.79
2016 28 1027 162 4 2.5 1.6 88.6 108.8 -8.4 15.4 .167 .227 .191 .201 .249 27.2 29.1 7.1 0.54 1.70
2017 29 587 114 2 1.8 1.2 87.2 110.6 -5.9 20.2 .245 .314 .307 .292 .307 39.5 18.0 11.2 2.89 3.63
2018 30 656 111 3 2.7 1.8 87.9 110.4 -4.7 23.4 .228 .334 .281 .310 .318 37.8 20.0 12.9 3.10 4.07
2019 31 933 159 8 5.0 3.3 87.8 111.8 -8.4 16.4 .198 .301 .247 .278 .290 36.1 21.7 12.7 1.91 3.36
2020 32 289 53 2 3.8 2.6 87.4 108.1 -6.8 20.8 .191 .272 .222 .249 .265 32.1 21.1 9.2 1.90 2.58
2021 33 337 50 2 4.0 2.5 84.7 114.3 -3.4 24.0 .184 .277 .355 .291 .262 31.3 19.8 16.0 5.89 3.55
2022 34 39 2 0 0.0 0.0 77.6 86.3 6.5 50.0 .354 .398 .557 .571 .505 0.0 11.1 66.7 13.50 20.38
Player 4772 810 24 3.0 1.9 87.9 114.3 -7.0 18.1 .194 .274 .255 .256 .283 33.7 24.2 10.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Britton relies on 2 pitches.
Sinker
(82.1%) ,
Slider
(17.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 81.1 6.9 11.3 0.6 47.2 30.8 20.8 2.5 65.4 4.4 15.7 3.8 1.9 1.2
2016 80.2 6.2 13.0 0.6 38.9 39.5 21.0 1.2 70.4 5.6 14.8 3.1 2.5 1.6
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 1.2
2018 73.0 9.0 17.1 0.9 36.0 47.7 16.2 1.8 61.3 6.3 24.3 3.6 2.7 1.8
2019 76.7 8.2 14.5 0.6 30.8 48.4 20.8 2.5 66.0 4.4 17.0 2.5 5.0 3.3
2020 71.7 9.4 17.0 1.9 35.8 37.7 26.4 1.9 60.4 13.2 15.1 1.9 3.8 2.6
2021 68.0 14.0 16.0 2.0 28.0 42.0 30.0 6.0 62.0 14.0 8.0 2.0 4.0 2.5
2022 50.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 76.7 7.7 14.8 0.9 37.9 40.5 21.2 3.2 64.0 6.2 17.8 3.1 3.0 1.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Sinker NYY L 32 92.6 26.9 5.3 25 14.6 0.4 3
2022 Slider NYY L 7 78.7 50.6 6.4 15 14.1 4.4 45
2021 Slider NYY L 53 80.2 46.2 4.1 10 10.5 3.0 40
2021 Sinker NYY L 274 92.6 27.6 5.7 26 14.2 -0.1 -1
2020 Slider NYY L 57 81.1 47.7 6.4 15 9.8 3.1 46
2020 Sinker NYY L 232 94.8 24.5 4.4 22 13.0 -1.4 -10
2019 Slider NYY L 126 80.6 51.5 8.1 19 11.2 4.1 58
2019 Sinker NYY L 780 94.7 23.9 2.7 13 13.0 -1.7 -11
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 11.0 -3.3 -23
2018 Slider NYY L 42 81.4 49.6 7.2 17 10.6 4.3 68
2017 Sinker BAL L 490 96.1 22.4 4.0 22 11.9 -3.1 -21
2017 4-Seamer BAL L 39 95.8 19.7 -7.0 -55 5.1 -3.2 -39
2017 Slider BAL L 31 83.4 44.5 6.4 17 11.6 6.6 134
2016 Slider BAL L 78 82.8 45.9 7.7 20 9.2 2.6 40
2016 4-Seamer BAL L 3 96.0 16.8 -5.0 -43 5.1 -2.5 -33
2016 Sinker BAL L 915 96.9 21.6 2.8 15 12.7 -1.1 -8
2015 Slider BAL L 87 84.0 -- -- 8.5 3.0 55
2015 Sinker BAL L 795 96.5 -- -- 15.7 0.9 6
! 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 %
2022 Sinker -8.6 -3 32 82.1 7 1.000 1.000 .729 33.3 0.0 0.0 .949 1.078 .729 0.0
2022 Slider 8.4 1 7 17.9 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 100.0 .057 .058 .054 0.0
2021 Sinker -0.8 -2 274 81.3 72 .281 .386 .391 24.8 19.4 18.7 .192 .289 .301 34.1
2021 Slider 2.1 1 53 15.7 6 .000 .000 .000 29.4 33.3 7.4 .101 .160 .113 0.0
2020 Sinker 0.8 2 232 80.3 63 .207 .276 .272 20.5 11.1 15.2 .225 .318 .275 33.3
2020 Slider -0.4 0 57 19.7 13 .000 .000 .108 64.3 69.2 28.1 .017 .038 .127 0.0
2019 Sinker 2.0 16 806 86.4 212 .207 .291 .293 23.4 13.2 16.4 .220 .337 .307 36.7
2019 Slider 3.3 4 127 13.6 31 .033 .033 .052 61.0 80.6 37.9 .076 .091 .092 20.0
2018 Sinker -0.3 -2 603 91.9 152 .219 .320 .320 31.3 17.8 22.5 .243 .361 .328 38.2
2018 Slider 1.9 1 42 6.4 14 .071 .071 .164 47.1 50.0 35.0 .073 .082 .167 28.6
2018 4-Seamer 10.1 1 11 1.7 4 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .324 .369 .500 50.0
2017 Sinker 2.0 10 490 83.5 130 .259 .321 .322 26.8 17.7 20.7 .241 .311 .298 35.2
2017 4-Seamer -8.3 -3 39 6.6 16 .500 .563 .472 18.2 6.3 6.7 .387 .490 .376 73.3
2017 Slider 2.4 1 31 5.3 7 .143 .143 .129 64.3 71.4 31.3 .059 .059 .053 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Sinker 30 92.6 85 16.1 10:30 9:30 60
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
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
! 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 2,499 16 0 -11 -13 -8
2012 267 1,057 2 8 -8 -4 -3
2013 181 662 -3 1 -4 -3 -8
2014 307 1,130 8 11 -4 -3 13
2015 252 899 8 9 1 -1 18
2016 251 1,018 11 22 0 -3 30
2017 160 586 7 8 -4 -3 8
2018 192 723 9 7 -10 -5 0
2019 268 1,016 15 19 -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 47.8 64.1 83.8 37.8 38.2 43.0 64.0 50.3 33.8 8.0 75.0
2016 1,027 43.4 63.2 79.8 35.3 37.1 42.5 55.9 47.4 37.8 5.5 71.4
2017 587 45.6 66.3 80.8 29.2 53.8 41.3 56.3 46.0 27.4 6.5 73.7
2018 656 43.6 60.1 81.4 25.9 43.8 36.7 49.4 40.9 32.1 6.1 62.5
2019 933 42.1 60.1 83.4 29.7 55.1 40.1 56.1 42.0 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 35.8 68.4 83.8 29.5 62.9 42.8 53.1 43.0 24.8 4.9 56.3
2022 39 23.1 33.3 66.7 6.7 50.0 23.1 33.3 12.8 40.0 2.6 0.0
Player 4,772 43.3 63.1 82.1 31.6 46.4 41.0 56.1 45.1 31.4 6.1 69.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 100 99 100 100 100 98 98 20 51 96 81 97 99 93 19 2
2016 99 99 100 100 99 96 96 48 93 90 61 99 97 95 15 4
2017 90 24 9
2018 78 12 15
2019 84 92 97 97 60 87 86 73 53 42 8 64 57 74 5 9
2020 95 88 96 96 91 88 87 66 80 35 43 40 85 75 8 12
2021 32 4 5
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 20.4 1 1.8 -1 2 1 1 100.0
2017 24.1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2018 22.9 5 3.1 2 1 3 1 20.0
2019 23.9 4 4.4 0 1 2 3 75.0
2021 23.9 2 1.6 0 0 1 1 50.0
Player 23.2 13 11.9 1 4 7 7 53.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 1
2017 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2018 5 3 2 5 2 2 4 4 2 2 2 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 2 5 4 3 3 2 3 3 2 2
2019 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 3 4 3 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 4 4
2021 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
Player 13 13 9 13 11 10 14 14 9 8 10 13 13 12 13 14 11 13 10 14 12 9 15 14 13 13 9 14 12 11 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.5 96.9 0.4 96.0 -0.9 94.8 -1.2 94.7 -0.1 94.8 0.1 92.6 -2.2 92.6 0.0
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 84.0 82.6 -1.4 83.4 0.8 81.4 -2.0 80.6 -0.8 81.1 0.5 80.2 -0.9 78.7 -1.5
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 77.6 -7.1
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 6.5 9.9
Barrel % 1.9 2.5 0.6 1.8 -0.7 2.7 0.9 5.0 2.3 3.8 -1.2 4.0 0.2 0.0 -4.0
Hard Hit % 32.7 27.2 -5.5 39.5 12.3 37.8 -1.7 36.1 -1.7 32.1 -4.0 31.3 -0.8 0.0 -31.3
Sweet Spot % 14.5 15.4 0.9 20.2 4.8 23.4 3.2 16.4 -7.0 20.8 4.4 24.0 3.2 50.0 26.0
xBA .168 .167 -0.001 .245 0.078 .228 -0.017 .198 -0.030 .191 -0.007 .184 -0.007 .354 0.170
BA .214 .162 -0.052 .277 0.115 .201 -0.076 .182 -0.019 .174 -0.008 .262 0.088 .333 0.071
xwOBA .209 .201 -0.008 .292 0.091 .310 0.018 .278 -0.032 .249 -0.029 .291 0.042 .571 0.280
wOBA .242 .191 -0.051 .307 0.116 .281 -0.026 .247 -0.034 .222 -0.025 .355 0.133 .557 0.202
xSLG .234 .227 -0.007 .314 0.087 .334 0.020 .301 -0.033 .272 -0.029 .277 0.005 .398 0.121
SLG .286 .209 -0.077 .333 0.124 .292 -0.041 .254 -0.038 .232 -0.022 .400 0.168 .333 -0.067
K% 31.2 29.1 -2.1 18.0 -11.1 20.0 2.0 21.7 1.7 21.1 -0.6 19.8 -1.3 11.1 -8.7
BB% 5.5 7.1 1.6 11.2 4.1 12.9 1.7 12.7 -0.2 9.2 -3.5 16.0 6.8 66.7 50.7
Swing % 50.3 47.4 -2.9 46.0 -1.4 40.9 -5.1 42.0 1.1 45.3 3.3 43.0 -2.3 12.8 -30.2
Whiff% 33.8 37.8 4.0 27.4 -10.4 32.1 4.7 27.3 -4.8 25.2 -2.1 24.8 -0.4 40.0 15.2
In Zone % 47.8 43.4 -4.4 45.6 2.2 43.6 -2.0 42.1 -1.5 38.8 -3.3 35.8 -3.0 23.1 -12.7
Out of Zone % 52.2 56.6 4.4 54.4 -2.2 56.4 2.0 57.9 1.5 61.2 3.3 64.2 3.0 76.9 12.7
Out of Zone Swing % 37.8 35.3 -2.5 29.2 -6.1 25.9 -3.3 29.7 3.8 32.2 2.5 29.5 -2.7 6.7 -22.8
First Pitch Swing % 31.6 26.4 -5.2 31.3 4.9 17.6 -13.7 20.9 3.3 31.6 10.7 28.4 -3.2 0.0 -28.4
First Pitch Strike % 64.0 55.9 -8.1 56.3 0.4 49.4 -6.9 56.1 6.7 51.3 -4.8 53.1 1.8 33.3 -19.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 244 .197 184 0 0.0 60 7 11.7
2017 Shifts 158 .301 118 0 0.0 40 2 5.0
2018 Shifts 170 .281 116 9 7.8 54 22 40.7
2019 Shifts 237 .244 173 10 5.8 64 36 56.3
2020 Shifts 76 .222 60 3 5.0 16 8 50.0
2021 Shifts 78 .334 55 3 5.5 23 14 60.9
2022 Shifts 9 .557 4 1 25.0 5 2 40.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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