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Zach Britton

#23 | C | Blue JaysTOR
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Zach Britton
Name: Zachary Tyler Britton
Born: Sep 9, 1998 in Batesville, IN
High School: Batesville (Ind.) HS
College: Louisville
High School: Louisville
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (136th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020 (signed for $97,500)
Britton was one of just three Louisville players to start all 17 games during the 2020 season. A career .280/.395/.455 hitter, Britton has a pretty lefthanded swing with good bat speed and impressive exit velocity numbers. His hitting ability is the best tool, and before play shut down for the 2020 season, he led all Division I hitters with 11 doubles. Britton's power has been more doubles than over-the-fence in his time in the ACC, though he did hit five home runs in 28 games with a wood bat last summer in the Cape Cod League. It’s possible with a few swing adjustments Britton could be geared for more home run juice. Defensively, Britton fits best in left field, where he’s a fringy runner with an arm that ranges from a 45- to 50-grade tool. He’s caught in the past but has been behind catchers at Louisville. During his time in the Cape, scouts did not think he was a good receiver behind the plate. Britton’s value comes from his bat. His power potential from the left side puts him in fifth-to-seventh round consideration.
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