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Zach Britton Pitching to His Defense

The closer version of Zach Britton is shooting for a batted ball record.  78% of the balls in play against the Orioles relief ace this year are being hit on the ground.

Thanks to a great defense behind him only 22% of batted balls are falling for hits.

As per FanGraphs since ’02 the highest ground ball rate against was posted by Brad Ziegler in 2012 (76%).