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Orioles | Zach Britton piling on the saves

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:30:09 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton notched his 22nd save of the season during the Orioles' 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians Friday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Britton also boasts an impressive line of ratios: 1.93 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 10.2 K/9. He has rattled off nine of his saves since Thursday, June 4, too. Perhaps, Britton isn't deserving of a top-tier mention, but he certainly is close. Barring injury, he'll be in contention for leading the league in saves.

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Orioles | Zach Britton up to 15 saves

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:20:14 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton has eight saves over his last nine appearances since Sunday, May 17. For the season, he has 15 saves with a 1.96 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 11.7 K/9.

Fantasy Tip: After locking the door 37 times last season, Britton's early success in 2015 should cement his placement among the top closers in baseball. Add his 1.46 FIP and 68.4% GB% to his strikeout acumen, and there is no reason to suspect he falters going forward. There is potential fantasy folks are drafting Britton as a top-tier reliever next spring, too.

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Orioles | Zach Britton gets 14th save

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17:26:25 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton notched his 14th save in 15 chances Thursday, June 4, against the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Britton has been one of the most efficient closers so far this season, with an even more impressive 8.33 K/BB ratio. Britton's 2.21 ERA is due for improvement, according to his staggeringly low 1.52 xFIP.

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Orioles | Zach Britton racking up saves

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:38:05 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton registered his fourth save of the season in Baltimore's 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox Saturday, April 18. It was Britton's third save in consecutive games, and his two strikeouts upped total to 10 over 6 1/3 innings and his K/9 to 14.2 for the season.

Fantasy Tip: Britton has now converted 41 of 43 save opportunities since taking over the closer role last year, and the former starter appears to have the pitch arsenal and mindset to dominate the ninth inning. It is especially encouraging to see his strikeouts adding up in bunches. Britton emerging as a high-end closer -- and potentially even breaking into the top-tier -- this season isn't out of the question.

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Orioles | Zach Britton to be rested?

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:49:57 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton may be rested Wednesday, April 8, according to manager Buck Showalter. Britton has pitched in each of the team's first two games of the season the past two days.

Fantasy Tip: If Britton is rested in a save situation against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night, Tommy Hunter would likely be the replacement for a save opportunity. Hunter isn't a bad arm to own in very deep AL-only leagues, but he should remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues.

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Orioles | Zach Britton avoids arbitration

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:14:52 -0800

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $3.2 million deal Wednesday, Feb. 4. Britton will have a chance to earn an extra $300,000 in incentives based on games finished.

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Orioles | Zach Britton exchanges arbitration figures

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:04:11 -0800

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton is asking for $4.2 million in arbitration, while the Orioles countered with $2.2 million.

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Orioles | Zach Britton leaves team

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:49:46 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton has left the team with his wife in labor in California. He is expected to be back with the team in time for Game of the American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 10.

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Orioles | Zach Britton available

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:12:28 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) said he is fine and will be available to pitch Friday, Aug. 8, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Britton injured his ankle covering first base on the final play of the game Thursday, Aug. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Britton said he was fine Thursday night, but it is good news that nothing flared up overnight. Britton has emerged as a high-end closer.

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Orioles | Zach Britton tweaks ankle

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:23:27 -0700

Baltimore Orioles CL Zach Britton (ankle) injured his ankle covering first base on the final play of the game Thursday, Aug. 7. Britton said after the game that he was fine.

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound like Britton will miss any time, but check on his status tomorrow just to make sure his ankle doesn’t tighten up overnight.

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