Zackary Grant Britton, known professionally as Zach Britton until February 2019, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Baltimore Orioles.
Britton graduated from Weatherford High School in Texas and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round of the 2006 MLB draft.
Initially a starting pitcher, Britton converted to a closer and led the American League in saves in 2016 and was named to the AL All-Star team in 2015 and 2016. From September 20, 2015, to August 23, 2017, Britton converted 60 straight saves, an American League record. The Orioles traded Britton to New York during the 2018 season.
The Baltimore Orioles traded Britton to the New York Yankees in exchange for Dillon Tate, Cody Carroll, and Josh Rogers. Britton went on to post a 2.88 ERA in 25 appearances for the Yankees in the 2018 season.
His 1.86 ERA from 2016 to 2018 was the lowest in major league baseball of all pitchers with 100 or more innings pitched. Britton signed a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year with the Yankees on January 11, 2019
How Much Does Zack Britton Earn As Take Home Pay?
Zack Britton signed a 3 year / $39,000,000 contract with the New York Yankees, including $39,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $13,000,000. In 2022, Britton will earn a base salary of $14,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $14,000,000. Contract Notes: Player opt-out available after 2020.
How Many Awards Has Zack Britton Won?
- 2× All-Star (2015, 2016)
- AL Reliever of the Year (2016)
- AL saves leader (2016)