Zach Britton
Zach Britton
Zach Britton
Zach Britton
Zach Britton
Zach Britton

CLASS OF 2017

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Zach
Britton

Louisville
Batesville (HS) • IN
6-1 • 200LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Indiana Bulls-Black

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2020 DRAFT Blue Jays ROUND 5

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Feb 2017 Super 60: Louisville recruit. 6-foot-1, 195-pound left-handed hitting catcher, muscular athletic build with proportional strength. Highly athletic catcher with high-ceiling tools. Ran a 6.88 laser-timed 60 while showcasing quick, directional footwork behind the plate. Offensively, hits from a tall, relaxed setup, lower hand set, fast, athletic hands, generates advanced bat speed; shows power potential, inconsistent swing path. Registered 97 mph exit velocity with wood, and tested an event-best Trigger-to-Impact time (138 milliseconds), which measures the amount of time elapsed from the start of the bat motion until moment of impact. Defensively, fired consistent strikes to second base with pop times ranging between 1.91-2.01. Quick out the chute, over-the-top slot, clocked at 76 mph from the crouch. Athletic tools may also profile as a corner outfielder.

Fall 2016: The 6-foot-1, 190 pound Louisville commit is one of the top left-handed hitting prospects in the Mid-West. He shows an aggressive approach with quick bat speed, regularly getting the barrel through the zone with whip, producing present gap power and occasional homerun power. Behind the dish he fires consistent 2.0 pop times with accuracy along with serviceable receiving and blocking skills. He also has the athleticism and speed making him a solid defender in the outfield. Britton ran a 6.95-60 at the Area Code workout this past summer.

10/27/15: Playing for Team Indiana down in Jupiter Britton continues to show a strong bat from the left side.  Recorded the highest exit velo on Team Indiana at 98 mph. Consistently barreled up the baseball driving the right-center gap.  

7/31/14 Future Games: 
The 2017 left-handed hitting catcher introduced himself to the scouting community in a big way Thursday, showcasing one of the purest swings with easy pull-side power. He also delivered pop times of 2.01, 2.01, 2.07. The rising sophomore should get plenty of looks next spring, as he will be catching one of the top arms in the country, RHP Bryan Hoeing.

7/29/14: 
6 foot, 165 pounds, 7.19/60, 2.01-2.13 pop times,  Athletic and strong catcher that works hard behind the plate. Throws 76 mph to second base, always on target with average carry. Hits from a balanced stance with a short stride and fast bat speed. Has one of the purest swings of the class with easy pull-side power  Definite follow in the 2017 class.  

6/11/14:
6-foot, 165 pound catcher is plus receiver for a 2017. Displays good mobility side-to-side.  Solid set up, quiet.  Pop times were consistently 2.01-2.15 and on the bag.  74 mph from the crouch.  Offensively starts tall with a smooth load.  Uses a leg kick with good use of lower half.  Good athleticism in his swing.  Possesses projectable power for a 2017 with some barrel whip.  High follow in the 2017 class.


9/15/13:
5-foot-10, 168 pound freshman was w2.08-2.19 with his pop times and was 72 mph from the crouch.  Solid catch & throw catcher for his age.  Good feet and arm strength.  Overall good actions for a freshman.  At the plate hits from the left side with good bat speed.  Uses a leg kick for timing.  Lower half still needs refined.  Hard contact, line drive type hitter.  Some projectable power.  Good follow in the 2017 class.

3/10/20:With Britton it’s all about the bat. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound left-handed hitter has a pure stroke and is selectively aggressive at the plate. Against Wake Forest he showed good balance, weight transfer, separation and extension, but not his typical results, going just 3-for-11 in the series. He looks to drive the left center field gap, but hits the ball where pitched and has the ability to turn on an inner-half heater.He’s a below average runner down the line (4.37), but average underway.A former catcher with a near average arm, he’s now a serviceable defender in left field, but ultimately lacks a true position. A Day Two draft talent, his value is tied to his bat, and the more power he shows, the more helium he will receive. (Seifert)

2/16/20:After hitting a respectable .288/.368/.470 in 132 at-bats as a sophomore, Britton got off to a red-hot start in Oxford opening weekend, going 5-for-10 with three doubles and a triple as well as two walks. A 6-foot-1, 200-pound lefthanded hitter, Britton showed an advanced ability to drive the ball to the opposite field, hitting two doubles off the left-field wall and another into the left-center gap. He also showed the ability to pull the ball with authority by hitting a laser single to right field on Sunday, and he crushed a Gunnar Hoglund fastball for a triple to dead center on Saturday. Cardinals coach Dan McDonnell has always raved about Britton’s pure lefthanded stroke, and he seems liberated now that he doesn’t have to worry about his defense behind the plate (he started in left on Friday and DH’d the next two days). Britton could be this year’s version of Vanderbilt’s Philip Clarke from 2019 — just a hitting machine with one of the nation’s best lefthanded swings. He’s also athletic enough to profile fine at a corner outfield spot, but his bat makes him a top-five-rounds candidate for June’s draft. (Fitt)

8/22/19:The versatile Louisville product put together a solid summer highlighted by a nice step forward in power production, with the lefty bat slashing .286/.358/.500 with five home runs and six doubles in 110 plate appearances. Britton shows good balance in the box, accelerates the barrel well and makes consistent hard contact out front with good extension. While his power played best to the pull side, Britton showed an ability to drive the opposite gap in game action and overall did a solid job driving the ball where pitched. He struggles at times with pitch identification and can expand the zone – particularly when hitting from behind – but generally shows good feel in the box and looks the part of a stick that can hit for some average, work a walk and flash consistent gap pop with solid over-the-fence power to pull. Defensively, Britton shows an accurate arm behind the dish and is a good enough athlete to hold down an outfield corner, as well. He projects as a Day Two target and carries with him some helium potential for the spring if there’s more pop to come as the body continues to mature. (Faleris)

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