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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
89%83%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
202.219-502.4419752
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015CHC11123.3432321000205.0183837616747207
2016CHC1952.4432322000202.2154575521652197

Player Updates

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Available out of bullpen for remainder of series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Joe Maddon announced that Lester would be an option out of the Cubs bullpen if he is needed, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Lester pitched well in Game 5 of the World Series, and given the fact that there is an off-day before Game 6 on Tuesday, Maddon seems confident that the left-hander can come out of the bullpen at some point. It's more likely that he'll be deployed in a Game 7 so that he isn't pitching again on just two days rest, but the veteran's usage will likely depend on how the Cubs fare in Game 6.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Will start World Series opener
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Lester will start Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday against the Indians, Jesse Rogers of ESPN 1000 reports.

Lester was a natural choice to start the Cubs' first World Series game in 71 years, given that he has allowed just two earned runs in 21 innings (0.86 ERA) this postseason and just one earned run over 21 innings (0.43 ERA) in three previous World Series starts -- all games in which he picked up the win. He will be opposed by Cleveland's Corey Kluber on Tuesday night.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Pitches eight scoreless innings in NLDS opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester pitched eight scoreless innings against the Giants on Friday, getting the win in a 1-0 victory in the opener of the NLDS. He gave up five hits, struck out five, and walked none.

Lester struggled with baserunners in the first few innings before completely shutting down the Giants. He may be the frontrunner for the NL Cy Young this year, and he pitched like it Friday.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Set to start NLDS opener
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Manager Joe Maddon announced that Lester will start Game 1 of the NLDS, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.

Lester pitched incredibly well over the second half of the season, going 9-1 with a 1.46 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over his last 12 starts, so the Cubs decided to ride his hot streak into October. The left-hander will either face the Mets or the Giants in Friday's series opener.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Wins tenth in a row
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Lester (19-4) fired 6.2 shutout innings during Sunday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out seven.

The National League wins leader added to his total with his 10th straight victory, lowering his ERA to 2.28 in the process. Lester's been lights-out in the second half with a 1.34 ERA and 0.89 WHIP, allowing one earned run or less in each of his last eight starts. After winning all five of his September starts, Lester needs to beat the Reds on Saturday to achieve his first 20-win campaign.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 48.000 2.060848
vs RHB 154.200 2.56044149
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
10/1@CIN0105.06536
10/7SF1008.05005
10/15LAD0006.04113
10/20@LAD1007.05116
10/25@CLE0105.26337
10/30CLE1006.04205
11/2@CLE0003.03114
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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Fantasy Points by Week
28

31

26

19

16

38

-10

23

37

64

17

17

4

-2

0
29

25

27

16

27

43

33

27

34

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006BOS72 4.7615150000 81.1914343754360
2007BOS40 4.5712110000 63.06133321013150
2008BOS166 3.2133332200 210.12027875141066152
2009BOS158 3.4132322000 203.1186807720364225
2010BOS199 3.2532322000 208.01678175141083225
2011BOS159 3.4731310000 191.21667774201175182
2012BOS914 4.8233333000 205.121611711025468166
2013BOS158 3.7533331100 213.1209948919767177
2014BOS-OAK1611 2.4632321100 219.2194766016548220
2015CHC1112 3.3432321000 205.0183837616747207
2016CHC195 2.4432322000 202.2154575521652197
Total 14684 3.44317316144002003.21829819766182696441861
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006BOS15400000300 .000 .000 .000
2007BOS12000000000 --- --- ---
2008BOS33500000200 .000 .000 .000
2009BOS32300000200 .000 .000 .000
2010BOS32300011200 .200 .000 .000
2011BOS31500000300 .000 .000 .000
2012BOS33500000300 .000 .000 .000
2013BOS33600000400 .000 .000 .000
2014BOS-OAK32500000300 .000 .000 .000
2015CHC3262640033000 .108 .065 .065
2016CHC3359360661800 .185 .153 .102
Total 31815791007107000 .119 .083 .064
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006BOSP151511011001.000
2007BOSP1211116410 .909
2008BOSP333342192123 .952
2009BOSP32323372421 .939
2010BOSP32324353532 .930
2011BOSP31312991912 .966
2012BOSP333337142123 .946
2013BOSP333332121821 .938
2014BOS-OAKP32322681621 .923
2015CHCP323230101731 .900
2016CHCP3232351817011.000
Total  3173163291082031815 .945
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2006BOS18286 1.0596605 .294367 15.4 .4340
2007BOS05181 0.6742101 .257275 13.3 .4140
2008BOS1247197 1.3985313 .256874 11.9 .3680
2009BOS0209156 1.43196606 .242843 11.2 .3660
2010BOS0235141 1.82227606 .220861 11.3 .3250
2011BOS0211154 1.491412404 .234799 11.8 .3740
2012BOS2250172 1.61133006 .273876 12.6 .4420
2013BOS0220223 1.08124105 .253903 11.9 .3890
2014BOS-OAK0198220 1.00165103 .236885 10.1 .3540
2015CHC0217166 1.394411208 .240828 10.4 .3730
2016CHC0200187 1.152813104 .211796 9.4 .3340
Total 421201783 1.291897431151 .2448307 11.4 .3740
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007BOS10 1.93310000 9.16221048
2008BOS12 2.36440000 26.2249730526
2009BOS01 4.50110000 6.04331045
2013BOS41 1.56550000 34.2256632829
2014OAK00 7.36110000 7.18660025
2015CHC02 4.50220000 14.0137730214
2016CHC31 2.02650000 35.2279831630
Total 97 2.6322190000 133.2107423914331117
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 R-Red Sox01 13.5011000 0.25610011
2003 A-Augusta69 3.652421000106.01025443784471
2004 R-Red Sox00 0.0011000 1.00000021
2004 A-Sarasota76 4.282120000 90.1824643233797
2005 AA-Portland116 2.612626310148.1114524310457163
2006AAA-Pawtucket34 2.701111000 46.2431714502543
2007 AA-Portland10 1.5011000 6.05110044
2007 A-Greenville00 2.0833000 13.0113320215
2007AAA-Pawtucket45 3.891414200 71.2673231433151
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/240
Birthdate:
1/7/1984
Age:
33
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
11
Awards:

2016: NL LCS MVP