Monster Card Monday: 2011 Zach Britton

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In honor of the new baseball disk being released, this week’s Monster Card Monday edition includes a “card” from the new set.

Baltimore starter Zach Britton’s 2012 APBA card will be pretty dang good but believe it or not, it must have been downgraded.  Take a look at his 2012 hitting stats.

Split G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
2011 Totals 3 8 3 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .625 .625 1.125
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/18/2011.

 

200px-Zach_Britton_2011He went 5 for 8?  With a homerun and a double?  Are we that sure this guy is a pitcher?  Well in high school, he WAS an all-state outfielder.  By the way, there’s a great story on mlb.com about Britton including a bit about how he overcame a serious head injury from hitting a concrete light fixture chasing a foul ball.  Seems to be a trooper, this Britton.

Rookie Britton’s 11-11 win-loss record with a 4.61 ERA was enough to get him for a C in the new set.  For our purposes though, his hitting card is pretty fun, too.  His 1-1-6-6 with four 7s are enough to make me wish the Illowa APBA League didn’t use the Pitcher’s Hitting Card for American League pitchers.

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