Zack Britton

Age 32 RP
  • Born 12/21/1987
  • Bats L
  • Team: New York Yankees
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2018
2019
Sinker
86.1% Thrown 94.7 MPH 26.5 CSW%
Slider
14.0% Thrown 80.6 MPH 37.7 CSW%

Averaging 94.7 mph, Britton’s sinker is down more than 2 mph in velocity since his perfect save streak in 2016. It still notched a 30.3% O-Swing rate, but a more than 15% jump in O-Contact led to his first SwStr% below 10% since 2013. Britton had his highest walk rate of his career on the pitch and lowest strikeout rate since 2013, leading to a -0.9% K-BB rate. Britton will likely need to repeat his career-best .221 BABIP to recreate anything near the 14.8 pVAL it earned.

GIF made by Mike Guzman. Blurb written by Alexander Chase

Britton complements his bowling-ball sinker with a putaway slider to devastating effect. The pitch racked up an 80.6% strikeout rate in 2019 as batters scuffled to a .033/.065/.033 slash line against the breaking ball. When not punching out opponents, Britton’s slider effectively kept the ball on the ground, to the tune of a 60% ground-ball rate.

GIF made by NP. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen
2018
2019
Sinker
92.4% Thrown 94.8 MPH
Slider
6.4% Thrown 81.4 MPH
Four-Seamer
1.2% Thrown 95.1 MPH

Britton’s main offering left a little to be desired. The sinker only accumulated a 2.2 pVal despite being thrown over 600 times.

Although used rarely, Britton’s slider was an effective compliment pitch to his main sinker, racking up a 50% K rate and allowing a minuscule .077 AVG.

Britton threw his four-seamer only 9 times all season and for the first time in any season since 2014. It is not a true part of his arsenal.

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