Zach Britton New York Yankees

Age: 34 (December 22, 1987) | 6' 1" | 200lbs. | Throws: Left
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BAL A+ 2018 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 3 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.0 0.0 1.22 n/a
BAL AA 2018 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
BAL AAA 2018 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.1 3 0 0 3 2.70 0.90 0.90 0.0 0.0 .319 n/a
BAL AL 2018 1 0 4 1 16 0 15.1 11 1 10 13 3.52 1.37 1.14 5.9 7.6 .249 64/26/10 3 2
NYY AL 2018 1 0 3 8 25 0 25.0 18 2 11 21 2.88 1.16 1.06 4.0 7.6 .244 78/11/11 5 4
NYY AL 2019 3 1 3 29 66 0 61.1 38 3 32 53 1.91 1.14 0.95 4.7 7.8 .226 77/13/9 13 11
NYY AL 2020 1 2 8 3 20 0 19.0 12 0 7 16 1.89 1.00 0.82 3.3 7.6 .242 72/13/15 24 14
NYY AA 2021 0 0 0 0 3 2 3.0 2 1 1 4 6.00 1.00 1.33 3.0 12.0 .183 n/a
NYY AAA 2021 0 0 0 0 5 3 4.0 5 2 3 5 13.50 2.00 2.38 6.8 11.2 .323 n/a
NYY AAA 2021 0 0 0 0 2 1 1.1 3 1 2 1 27.00 3.75 4.12 13.5 6.8 .420 n/a
NYY AL 2021 0 1 1 11 22 0 18.1 17 2 14 16 5.89 1.69 1.47 6.9 7.9 .296 68/12/20 -3 -1
NYY AL 2022 0 0 0 2 3 0 0.2 1 0 6 1 13.50 10.50 6.00 81.0 13.5 .532 50/50/0 -2 -1
Career 12yrs 35 26 154 54 442 46 640.0 546 39 264 532 3.14 1.27 1.15 3.7 7.5 .285 n/a
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The final 2014 bid limits that were posted for this player:
AP 4x4: $2
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '14
I got him in 4x4 a little late (for freeze purposes, where he'll be $15) but earlier than the competition, which placed me right in the middle of the pack in saves which, frankly, put me in the money, given my mediocre hitting.  If he can keep the walk rate, he'll earn plenty again.
Mike Landau ML-
Dec 6 '14

I certainly have noticed all the great changes and used the column sorts, etc....really great stuff.

As for Britton last year, he was gold. I am in an old school 4x4 league with Mike Gianella and I certainly did not see the career resurgence as a closer.My bad.


Keith Cromer Slyke
Dec 5 '14

I hope the winter faithful (all 20 of you) are noticing some of the great things that are happening here. The seldom visited Stats, for example, will be a popular destination when we are finished.

If you go to your account and click on Columns Shown, you'll see some key new information that can be displayed in Stats. My bid, Peter's bid, Mike's bid, Your Bid. Yep, your bid.

You can undisplay anything that you don't want to see (or that doesn't fit on the page when you print it).

Save changes.

Go to Stats.

Show pitchers by $4x4 descending.

You'll see that the sixth best pitcher in all of baseball last year, as measured by the impact they made in 4x4 leagues, was Zach Britton.

If you have elected to display the three sets of bids we show on the player pages, you'll see that I actually was kind of high on Zach last year. Not wildly high -- comparatively. You would think I would have claimed him in the reserve draft of the American Dreams if I didn't buy him in the crapshoot.

But I didn't.

Think how interesting it will be next year to run this sort in Stats and see your bids.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 5 '14
First drafts from The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2015. Comments welcome:

As a starter he had a great sinker and some other pitches that weren't as good. As a closer he had the sinker, and that was enough. When Tommy Hunter struggled early in the season and landed on the DL in May, Britton eased into the closing job, but by the time Hunter returned in June he was setting Britton up. That sinker of Britton's led to a 6.68 GB/FB ratio, an unheard of number of worm killers that led to the undrafted Britton emerging as the fantasy game's most profitable pitcher. The impressive thing about the sinker, which he threw about 90 percent of the time, was that hitters knew it was coming and couldn't touch it. He's going to have to prove he can sustain that to be worth full closer money this year. He hasn't shown he can count on anything else.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 10 '14
Closer churning for me, too. Nate Jones, too. As well as Frieri (for a total price of $22 as keepers, which seemed pretty good in mid-March).

I did not take a shot at Britton. Tried Belisario, Ovieto, Cecil. Still hanging onto Putnam and Yates, treading water. Cheered Yates first save, a quiet one on Sunday. 15 Ks, 3 bb, in 15 innings. Not much work for him so far, but I keep looking at those 2014 numbers in Durham.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
Jul 22 '14
I've been playing closer lotto this season after drafting Nate Jones: Delabar, Albuquerque, Belisario, Britton. Well, got one right, finally.
Mike Landau ML-
Jul 21 '14
Pretty nifty ERA even after last night's game in Oakland. But I tough way for the O's to begin the second half.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 19 '14
If you don't know, LVW, who does?

Buck made an interesting observation after the game. Lots of people can throw a pitch that sinks, the trick is throwing it for a strike. Batters have to swing at Zach's.
Alex Patton Alex
May 16 '14
I don't what the record is for a full season; but Brad Ziegler's was 76% in 2012.
van wilhoite LVW
May 15 '14