Drake Britton Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 


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Age: 25
Born: May 22, 1989
Magnolia, TX
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 23rd round, 2007
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Tomball (TX)


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Links
Road to the Show: Drake Britton

Q&A with Drake Britton
2011 Prospect Preview
The Ladder (5.4.11)
The Book: Drake Britton (5.23.11)
2012 Prospect Preview
Britton learns the hard way (4.18.12)
Britton's revival act in Portland nearly complete (8.27.12)

Scouting Report: 3/4 arm slot with delivery similar to Jon Lester's. Four-seam fastball sits 92-93 mph and tops out at 95 mph, showing good downward life and hop when on top of the ball. Has struggled to consistently hold release point, causing inconsistent fastball command. Tends to be too deliberate early in his delivery, speed up towards the end, and lose balance. Fastball command improved over the course of 2012. Also throws an average 80-81 mph slider, which he refined from a curveball that he threw earlier in his career. Loose with pitch. Does not create consistent hard snap. Lacks deep break and power. Needs tightening to miss bats at major-league level. Can command for a strike. Working on developing a changeup, which currently sits at 83-86 mph. Throws the pitch with varying arm speed and little trust when using it. Tends to float. October 2008 Tommy John surgery caused Britton to miss most of the 2009 season and ramp up slowly in 2010. Can get rattled on mound and lets bad results snowball, but improved on this in 2012. Stuff best suited for shorter outings. Late-inning reliever ceiling.

Links (cont.)
The Book: Drake Britton (9.6.12)
2013 Prospect Preview
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
Britton overcomes spring stumble to have summer... (1.22.14)
2014 Top 40 Season in Review

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2008 Lowell NYPL A Bos 19 1 2 0.333 4.28 8 7 0 0 0 33.2 30 18 16 3 16 26 1.63
2009 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 0 0 --- 0.00 4 4 0 0 0 7.0 2 0 0 0 4 11 2.75
2009 Lowell NYPL A Bos 20 0 0 --- 1.93 3 3 0 0 0 4.2 4 1 1 0 3 8 2.67
  2010 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 2 3 0.400 2.97 21 21 0 0 0 75.2 69 32 25 5 23 78 3.39
2011 Salem Car A Bos 22 1 13 0.071 6.91 26 26 0 0 0 97.2 111 81 75 12 55 89 1.62
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 23 3 5 0.375 5.80 10 8 0 0 0 45.0 42 35 29 5 19 42 2.21
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 23 4 7 0.364 3.72 16 16 0 0 0 84.2 86 41 35 3 38 76 2.00
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 24 7 6 0.538 3.51 17 16 1 1 0 97.1 94 52 38 5 36 80 2.22
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 0 1 0.000 8.44 1 1 0 0 0 5.1 10 5 5 0 1 5 5.00
  2013 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 1 1 0.500 3.86 18 0 0 0 0 21.0 21 9 9 1 7 17 2.43
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 2 3 0.400 5.86 45 0 0 5 58.3 77 41 38 8 38 37 0.97
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 0 0 --- 0.00 7 0 0 0 0 6.7 5 0 0 0 2 4 2.00
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 15, 2007 by Jim Robinson
Signing Bonus: $700,000
MiLB Debut: June 18, 2008 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 18, 2011
MLB Debut:
July 20, 2013 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
102 days
Options Remaining
: 0 (2012, 2013, 2014)
Contract (2015): ~League Minimum
Trade Restrictions
: None
     
 

Awards
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (May 28 - June 3, 2012)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (June 4-10, 2012)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (June 3-9, 2013)
2013 Eastern Leage All-Star

SoxProspects.com Awards
2010 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP
2
010 SoxProspects.com Breakout Player of the Year
2011 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - SP
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 3-9, 2013)
2014 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

 
  

 
 

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