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Drake Britton PCubs

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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-22-1989
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age26 years, 3 months, 10 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2011
2012
0.22013
0.12014
-0.62015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2013 BOS MLB 18 0 21.0 21 7 17 1 .260 102 9.0 3.0 0.4 7.3 47% .339 .257 1.33 3.08 3.86 100 4.30 0.1
2014 BOS MLB 7 0 6.7 5 2 4 0 .264 104 6.8 2.7 0.0 5.4 33% .238 .202 1.05 0.00 0.00 106 1.17 0.3
CareerMLB25027.7269211.2611028.52.90.36.843%.312.2441.273.022.931013.540.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2008 LOW A- 8 7 33.7 30 16 26 3 .258 95 8.0 4.3 0.8 6.9 33% .273 .257 1.36 4.65 4.27
2009 LOW A- 3 3 4.7 4 3 8 0 .266 88 7.7 5.7 0.0 15.3 20% .400 .263 1.49 2.46 1.91
2009 RSX Rk 4 4 7.0 2 4 11 0 .264 93 2.6 5.1 0.0 14.1 57% .143 .197 0.86 1.90 0.00
2010 GRN A 21 21 75.7 69 23 78 5 .267 98 8.2 2.7 0.6 9.3 50% .296 .242 1.22 3.32 2.97
2011 SLM A+ 26 26 97.7 111 55 89 12 .251 98 10.2 5.1 1.1 8.2 46% .334 .300 1.70 4.88 6.91
2012 SLM A+ 10 8 45.0 42 19 42 5 .256 97 8.4 3.8 1.0 8.4 51% .282 .274 1.36 4.50 5.80
2012 PME AA 16 16 84.7 86 38 76 3 .264 103 9.1 4.0 0.3 8.1 49% .331 .257 1.46 3.25 3.72
2013 BOS MLB 18 0 21.0 21 7 17 1 .260 102 9.0 3.0 0.4 7.3 47% .339 .257 1.33 3.08 3.86
2013 PME AA 17 16 97.3 94 36 80 5 .266 102 8.7 3.3 0.5 7.4 48% .310 .254 1.34 3.52 3.51
2013 PAW AAA 1 1 5.3 10 1 5 0 .243 102 16.9 1.7 0.0 8.4 55% .455 .318 2.06 1.89 8.44
2014 BOS MLB 7 0 6.7 5 2 4 0 .264 104 6.8 2.7 0.0 5.4 33% .238 .202 1.05 0.00 0.00
2014 PAW AAA 45 0 58.3 77 38 37 8 .257 93 11.9 5.9 1.2 5.7 46% .354 .311 1.97 0.00 5.86
2015 IOW AAA 27 11 82.3 79 33 44 7 .260 91 8.6 3.6 0.8 4.8 37% .272 .280 1.36 4.97 5.14

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 308 0.5032 0.4123 0.7717 0.5290 0.2941 0.8780 0.5778 0.2205
2014 88 0.5227 0.4432 0.7949 0.6739 0.1905 0.9032 0.3750 0.2051
Career3960.50750.41920.77690.56120.27110.88360.53270.2171

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-26 2014-06-10 Minors 15 0 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2010-04-15 2010-05-24 Minors 39 0 Left Upper Arm Strain Biceps -
2009-06-24 2009-08-23 Minors 60 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-09-23
2008-08-06 2008-09-10 Minors 35 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-09-23

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHN $
2014 BOS $
2013 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 103 dRelativity Baseball1 year/$0.5105M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2015). Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 2/4/15 after being DFA by Boston 1/30/15. Signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 4/3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Boston 11/18/11. Re-signed by Boston 3/9/12.
  • Drafted by Boston 2007 (23-714) (Tomball HS, Texas). $0.7M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .208 .322 .271 .235
11 vs R (Multi) .273 .291 .390 .236
18 Split (Multi) -.064 .031 -.119 -.001
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.024 -.027 -.064 -.028
30 vs L (2014) .000 .250 .000 .150
31 vs R (2014) .263 .263 .368 .224
38 Split (2014) -.263 -.013 -.368 -.074
39 LgAvg (2014) -.020 -.022 -.062 -.025

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BP Articles

Drake Britton is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
BP Boston: How Losing Positioned The Red Sox For SuccessDustin Palmateer2015-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Reliever News That's Fit to PrintR.J. Anderson2015-03-06
BP Unfiltered: The Special Status of the Last Man on a Prospect ListSam Miller2015-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefMatthew Trueblood2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefWilson Karaman2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefJordan Gorosh2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefR.J. Anderson2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefMike Gianella2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefChris Rodriguez2014-12-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 5Zach Mortimer2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 16Zach Mortimer2013-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Eastern League Prospects to FollowChris Mellen2013-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 5Kevin Goldstein2012-06-06
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 30Kevin Goldstein2012-05-31
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 25Kevin Goldstein2012-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: 2011 Minor League Awards: PitchersJason Parks2011-09-22
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 27Kevin Goldstein2011-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Prospect Preview: AL EastKevin Goldstein2011-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Red Sox Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Boston Red SoxJay Jaffe2010-11-11
Player Profile: Colby LewisMarc Normandin2010-10-30
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of September 8Kevin Goldstein2010-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of September 2Kevin Goldstein2010-09-03
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 4Kevin Goldstein2010-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 20Kevin Goldstein2010-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Where Will Oswalt Go?Eric Seidman2010-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 8Kevin Goldstein2010-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 14Kevin Goldstein2010-06-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Drake Britton's season? Disappointing after last year.
(John from RI)
Velocity is still there at least, but nothing else took a step forward. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Drake Britton threw 404 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Slider (81mph), Sinker (93mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph). He also rarely threw a Change (86mph).