Britton picked for 12th annual All-Star Futures Game
By Dean Jones Jr.
Jun 22, 2010 | 12:27 PM
Double-A Bowie Baysox left-handed pitcher Zach Britton will represent the Orioles in the 12th annual Futures Game as part of the All-Star festivities July 11 in Anaheim.
Britton, who was ranked as the No. 63 prospect in the major leagues by Baseball America before this season, is 6-3 with a 2.62 ERA in 14 games for the Baysox.
The 22-year-old starter is 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA in three starts in June.
Last season, Britton was selected as the Carolina League Pitcher of the Year after going 9-6 with a 2.70 ERA in 25 games for the Single-A Frederick Keys. Britton finished second in the league in ERA as well as strikeouts with 131 in 140 innings.
Orioles starting pitchers Brian Matusz and Chris Tillman participated in the 2009 contest in St. Louis.
Tillman allowed two runs and two hits, while Matusz surrendered one run and one hit.