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New York Yankees

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June 28, 2019 01:56 AM
Yankees' Zack Britton: Earns victory after blown save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton (3-1) allowed one run on two hits across one inning but earned the victory in an 8-7 win against the Blue Jays on Wednesday. He was also charged with a blown save.

The Blue Jays scratched out a run against Britton with a passed ball sandwiched between two singles. That blew the lead, but Britton managed to keep the game tied, and the Yankees won with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. Britton is 3-1 with a 2.62 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 26 strikeouts in 34.1 innings this season, and he's now 16-for-19 in save opportunities.

June 23, 2019 12:12 AM
Yankees' Zack Britton: Notches third save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton walked three batters in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his third save of the season in a 7-5 win over the Astros.

With Aroldis Chapman having pitched two straight days and three of the last four, the Yankees turned to their other high-priced bullpen lefty to seal the win and Britton nearly blew it -- he threw only 13 of 25 pitches for strikes but finally got Tyler White to line out with the bases loaded. He now sports a 2.51 ERA and 25:18 K:BB through 32.1 innings on the year, with two wins and 15 holds to go with his saves.

May 23, 2019 09:08 PM
Yankees' Zack Britton: Grabs second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to record his second save of the season Thursday against the Orioles.

Britton got a rare save chance after Aroldis Chapman appeared in two of the first three games in the series and threw a combined 44 pitches. He had little trouble closing the game, quickly erasing a one-out single with a game-ending double play. While he isn't likely to pick up many save opportunities without an injury to Chapman, Britton has managed a 2.42 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 22 strikeouts across 22.1 innings for the season.

April 24, 2019 02:52 AM
Yankees' Zack Britton: Grabs first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton worked a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his first save of the season in a 7-5 win over the Angels.

Aroldis Chapman had pitched the last two days, blowing the save Monday, so manager Aaron Boone turned to Britton in this one and the former O's closer got the job done. The veteran lefty's 2.61 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 10:4 K:BB through 10.1 innings so far are solid, and while he won't supplant Chapman on a regular basis, Britton's got a win and three holds in 11 appearances to go along with Tuesday's save.

March 19, 2019 09:12 PM
Yankees' Zack Britton: Cruising in spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton has yet to yield a run in his five Grapefruit League appearances this spring, striking out three and walking one over 5.2 innings.

It's a small sample size as to be expected with a reliever, but Britton certainly has looked the part of the dominant lefty the Yankees hope he will be coming out of the bullpen this season. He posted a 2.88 ERA over 25 innings after arriving to the club via trade from Baltimore last season, so the 31-year-old is a good bet to provide solid ratios, although he might find save opportunities hard to come by with the presence of Aroldis Chapman along with a handful of other talented relievers in the team's bullpen.

February 7, 2019 02:08 PM
Yankees' Zack Britton: Now going by legal first name
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton announced on Twitter that he will now go by "Zack," which is his legal first name.

The longtime Oriole -- now Yankee -- went for years by "Zach." It's "Zack" on his birth certificate, but apparently he was never bothered enough by the misspelling to correct people. Britton's mixed-league appeal is minimal heading into 2019, as he will almost certainly enter the year in a setup role in front of Aroldis Chapman. AL-only players should note this change just to avoid any confusion on draft day.

January 5, 2019 09:40 PM
Yankees' Zach Britton: Returns to Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton signed a three-year, $39 million deal to return to the Yankees on Saturday, Jeff Passan of reports.

The lefty threw 25 innings with a 2.88 ERA after a midseason move to New York last season. He'll fill a setup role in front of Aroldis Chapman this season and will have less competition for fill-in saves should Chapman get injured with David Robertson now in Philadelphia. Britton still has the elite groundball rates he had prior to a lengthy spell on the sidelines with an Achilles injury, generating a 73.0 percent groundball rate last season, but his strikeout rate slipped to 20.1 percent while his walk rate climbed to 12.4 percent. He'll need those numbers to trend back in a positive direction if he's to continue to be a shutdown reliever.

September 25, 2018 02:40 PM
Yankees' Zach Britton: Strikes out side for seventh save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton struck out the side in a scoreless inning of work to earn his seventh save of the season Monday against the Rays.

In what amounted to a bullpen game for the Yanks, the likes of David Robertson, Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Bentances were each used ahead of Britton, putting him in position to close it out with a three-run lead in the ninth. It was his third save since joining the club roughly two months ago. There is not much clarity as to who will be used in save chances for the Yankees over the final six days of the season.

September 19, 2018 12:33 PM
Yankees' Zach Britton: Picks up sixth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton was charged with one unearned run during the ninth inning against the Red Sox on Tuesday but escaped with the save. He struck out one and walked one.

Thankfully the Yankees entered the ninth inning with a two-run cushion, so the error by Gleyber Torres didn't result in a blown save. The save was Britton's second since joining the Yankees at the July trade deadline, and the 30-year-old is likely to continue pitching primarily in a setup role with closer Aroldis Chapman (knee) set to return later this week.

August 24, 2018 11:32 PM
Yankees' Zach Britton: Collects first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton allowed one run on two hits in the 10th inning as he notched the save Friday against the Orioles.

Britton was deployed with a three-run lead, and after surrendering a solo home run to Chris Davis, Britton managed to slam the door. He was called upon to pick up the save after Chad Green and Dellin Betances were used earlier in the game. Britton, Green and Betances will continue to be in the mix for save opportunities until Aroldis Chapman (knee) returns from the disabled list.

August 23, 2018 01:36 PM
Yankees' Zach Britton: Part of temporary closer committee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton, David Robertson (shoulder) and Dellin Betances are expected to share closing duties while Aroldis Chapman remains sidelined with a knee injury, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

It's unclear how long the committee system will last, as the duration of Chapman's absence won't become clear until after an MRI. The Yankees are likely to play the matchups with their trio of high-leverage relievers, which would give Britton the clear advantage in certain situations as the only lefty among the set. The southpaw has been mediocre at best since joining the Yankees, however, posting a 5.23 ERA and a 9:6 K:BB in 10.1 innings, so there's a chance manager Aaron Boone will trust the righties more regardless of the matchup.

July 25, 2018 10:44 AM
Yankees' Zach Britton: To join Yankees on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton will join the Yankees back in New York prior to Thursday's series opener against the Royals, Erik Boland of Newsday Sports reports.

Britton will not be available for Wednesday's game in Tampa Bay after being acquired by the Yankees on Tuesday night. The left-hander has logged a 3.45 ERA and 1.34 WHIP across 15.2 innings of work in 2018. Britton is set to take on a new role in the Bronx, as Aroldis Chapman will continue to serve as the closer. Manager Aaron Boone stated he intends to utilize Britton in "a variety of different roles" out of the bullpen, per Boland.

July 25, 2018 01:12 PM
Yankees' Zach Britton: Officially acquired by Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees officially acquired Britton from the Orioles in exchange for minor-league pitchers Dillon Tate, Josh Rogers and Cody Carroll.

Britton will head to the Yankees and join a stacked bullpen with the likes of Aroldis Chapman, David Robertson and Dellin Betances. Britton should slot into a setup role in front of Chapman with his new club. The 30-year-old has a 3.45 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 15.2 innings since coming off the disabled list in mid-June, but he has allowed only three hits and zero runs over his last eight appearances.

July 25, 2018 01:08 AM
Orioles' Zach Britton: Traded to Yankees pending medicals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees have reached an agreement to acquire Britton from the Orioles for three minor-league pitchers, pending medical examinations, Jon Heyman of reports.

The included minor-leaguers are reportedly right-hander Dillon Tate, left-hander Josh Rogers and right-hander Cody Carroll, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Trade talks have elevated drastically between the two sides over the last day as the Yankees push to add the top reliever on the market to their already strong bullpen. Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports the deal is likely to be finalized Wednesday.

July 25, 2018 01:08 AM
Orioles' Zach Britton: Could be heading to Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees are the "clear front-runner" to acquire Britton in a trade with the Orioles, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The Yankees have scratched right-hander Dillon Tate from his scheduled start Tuesday for Double-A Trenton, as he appears to be the key piece of the potential deal. The trade seems likely to be completed in the near future, with Jon Heyman of reporting a multi-prospect trade is being finalized. Aroldis Chapman would remain the closer for the Yankees, and Britton would further strengthen a strong back-end of the bullpen if the deal is reached.

July 15, 2018 09:44 PM
Orioles' Zach Britton: Notches save No. 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton slammed the door for the save Sunday against the Rangers as he allowed no runs on one hit and one walk across one inning.

Britton hasn't allowed a run in seven straight outings, dating back to June 27 against the Mariners. After picking up his fourth save of the season, Britton sits with a 3.68 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with one hold and 13 strikeouts over 14.2 innings heading into the second half of the season.

July 15, 2018 12:24 AM
Orioles' Zach Britton: Nabs third save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton walked one and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to pick up his third save of the season in a 1-0 win over the Rangers.

It may only be a matter of time before the lefty is traded to a contender, but Britton is starting to find his pre-injury form again as the O's closer, reeling off six straight scoreless appearances with a 6:2 K:BB to lower his ERA on the year to 3.95.

July 11, 2018 01:44 PM
Orioles' Zach Britton: Earns first win of 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton (1-0) earned his first win of the season by allowing one hit and striking out two during the ninth inning against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Britton entered the game in a 5-5 tie, and the Orioles were able to produce the walkoff victory in the bottom of the frame. The 30-year-old appears to be rounding into form after returning from the disabled list in mid-June, as he's allowed only two hits and a walk over his last five appearances (five innings).

July 10, 2018 12:12 PM
Orioles' Zach Britton: Nails down second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton allowed no runs on one hit and struck out one across one inning as he slammed the door for save No. 2 during Game 1 of Monday's twin bill against the Yankees.

Britton managed to close out the game after getting two groundballs and a strikeout. Following Monday's outing, he's put together four scoreless outings, bringing his ERA down to 4.63 with nine strikeouts across 11.2 innings this season. Britton appears to be returning to form after missing significant time with an Achilles injury.

June 28, 2018 05:04 PM
Orioles' Zach Britton: Blows save Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Britton served up a two-run home run to Kyle Seager in the ninth inning Wednesday to blow his first save of the season in an eventual 8-7 extra-innings loss to the Mariners.

It was the first homer Britton's allowed in eight appearances since coming off the disabled list. He did strike out a batter in the frame, but his 7:6 K:BB through 7.2 innings is just as discouraging as his 7.04 ERA. The left-hander is far from his peak form, but at least he's been handed Baltimore's last two save opportunities.

Situational Stats
vs LHB 8.100 2.160510
vs RHB 31.200 2.2701523
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2011BAL1111 4.6128280000 154.116293791216297
2012BAL53 5.0712110000 60.1613734623253
2013BAL23 4.95870000 40.0522322411718
2014BAL32 1.65710003741 76.1461714412362
2015BAL41 1.92640003640 65.2511614311479
2016BAL21 0.54690004747 67.03874101874
2017BAL21 2.89380001517 37.1391212101829
2018BAL-NYY20 3.1041000710 40.2291614332134
2019NYY31 2.254300036 40.0291010212033
Total 3423 3.143744600145161 581.25072312033610225479
Batting Stats
2011BAL28835120100 .6251.125 .625
2012BAL12000000000 --- --- ---
2013BAL8000000000 --- --- ---
2014BAL71000000000 --- --- ---
2015BAL64000000000 --- --- ---
2016BAL69000000000 --- --- ---
2017BAL38000000000 --- --- ---
2018BAL-NYY41000000000 --- --- ---
2019NYY43000000000 --- --- ---
Total 374835120100 .6251.125 .625
Fielding Stats
2011BALP28283292124 .938
2012BALP12111211010 .917
2017BALP380103610 .900
2018BAL-NYYP410113712 .909
Total  374461392910557 .964
More Pitching Stats
2011BAL3218126 1.9373007 .276666 13.1 .3930
2012BAL38339 2.2612004 .260270 14.2 .4040
2013BAL15836 1.7821101 .321182 15.8 .4510
2014BAL013221 6.9020000 .178285 8.3 .2524
2015BAL19513 7.9203205 .214253 9.0 .2864
2016BAL311014 8.14100010 .162254 7.5 .2090
2017BAL16510 7.2031104 .277161 13.7 .3332
2018BAL-NYY06616 4.4430007 .201169 11.7 .2923
2019NYY16910 7.7011101 .209162 11.3 .2883
Total 13896285 3.4320115039 .2372402 11.5 .33216
Postseason Pitching Stats
2014BAL00 3.86600022 4.25220055
2018NYY00 5.40400000 5.05332024
Total 00 4.661000022 9.210552079
Minor League Pitching Stats
2006 R-Bluefield04 5.291111000 34.0352220422021
2007 A-Aberdeen64 3.681515000 63.2643326152245
2008 A-Delmarva127 3.122727100147.111868519649114
2009AFA-Frederick96 2.702524000140.012364426955131
2010AAA-Norfolk Tides34 3.001212000 66.0633122312356
2010AA-Bowie Baysox73 2.481514000 87.0763324432868
2011AAA-Norfolk Tides01 1.8011000 5.03110013
2011AA-Bowie Baysox02 5.7333000 11.01411731215
2012AAA-Norfolk Tides42 4.9199000 51.1492928502037
2012AA-Bowie Baysox10 0.7522000 12.084101311
2013AAA-Norfolk Tides65 4.271919000103.11125949554675
2017ASX-Aberdeen IronBirds00 0.0011000 1.00000011
2017AFA-Frederick Keys00 0.0020000 2.01000012
2017AFX-Delmarva Shorebirds00 0.0021000 2.01000012
2017AA-Bowie Baysox00 4.9140000 3.24221025
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Panorama, CA
New York Yankees

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