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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%88%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
160.014-402.7016045
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015CHC11123.3432321000205.0183837616747207
2016CHC1442.7026261000160.0126504819445160

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Six shutout innings Sunday versus Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Lester threw six shutout innings with six strikeouts compared to just two walks in Sunday's start versus the Dodgers. He did not factor into the decision.

Lester retired the side in order three times and allowed just two men to reach second base, but his offense could not pick up him up in the slightest, costing him a chance to earn his 15th win. Lester has been quite consistent of late, as he has now thrown six consecutive quality starts with at least six strikeouts each. He'll have the opportunity to continue his recent success Friday versus the Giants.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Notches 14th win against Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (14-4) allowed a run on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over six innings in a win Monday over the Padres.

Lester extended his quality start streak to five games with Monday's start, and he has struck out at least six batters and walked two or fewer in each of those five starts. He is 4-0 in that span and has lowered his ERA to 2.81. Pitchers like Noah Syndergaard and Max Scherzer have better peripherals this season, but Lester's excellent surface numbers could place him the Cy Young conversation, especially if he keeps pitching like this down the stretch.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Cruises past Brewers for win No. 13
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Lester (13-4) struck out seven while allowing just three hits and one run over 6.2 innings in Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

Aside from a stretch of three bad starts in four sandwiching the All-Star break, Lester has been well nigh untouchable this year. He's given up one or zero earned runs an incredible 14 times in 24 starts. That said, the peripherals continue to insist Lester's due for a course correction -- his .259 BABIP and 83.6 percent strand rate are major statistical outliers (especially considering his issues with holding runners on). Don't expect huge regression, but Lester probably won't end up challenging a top-10 ERA in the National League as he is now.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: No-decision Thursday despite six strong innings
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Lester allowed just two runs with six strikeouts and one walk across six strong innings Thursday versus the Cardinals. He did not factor into the decision.

St. Louis nicked a run off Lester in the first inning and added another via solo home run as his day wound down in the sixth, but he allowed just two total baserunners in between and could have easily earned his 13th win of the season with a little run support. Lester has been excellent of late, as he has posted a 1.89 ERA with a stellar 21:3 K:BB over his last three starts. He will have the opportunity to build on his recent success in Tuesday's scheduled start versus the Brewers.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Pitches seven strong innings against Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Lester improved to 12-4 with a strong seven-inning start against Oakland on Friday. He struck out eight, walked none, and gave up six hits and two runs.

After a few shaky performances in July, Lester appears to be back to his dominant self. In his last two starts - both wins - he has a 1.20 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 15:2 K:BB in 13 innings.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 24 96 57.83
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Pittsburgh 21.121 3.8001024
vs LHB 35.200 2.270839
vs RHB 124.100 2.82037121
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/29SEA1006.04027
7/31SEA00000000
8/5@OAK1007.06208
8/11STL0006.05216
8/17MIL1006.23127
8/22@SD1006.05128
8/28@LAD0006.03026
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST /SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
21
@Colo
L4-11
22
@SD
W5-1
23
@SD
W5-3
24
@SD
W6-3
25
26
@LAD
W6-4
27
@LAD
L2-3
28
@LAD
L0-1
29
Pitt
8:05 pm
Tickets
30
Pitt
8:05 pm
Tickets
31
Pitt
8:05 pm
Tickets
1
SF
8:05 pm
Tickets
2
SF
2:20 pm
Tickets
3
SF
2:20 pm
Tickets
= probable start
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






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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
2016CHC144 2.7026261000 160.0126504819445160
Total 14183 3.48311310134001961.01801812759180676371824
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
2016CHC2747230451600 .154 .106 .064
Total 312145870596800 .103 .062 .048
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006BOSP151511011001.000
2007BOSP1211116410 .909
2008BOSP333342192123 .952
2009BOSP32323372421 .939
2010BOSP32324353532 .930
2011BOSP31312991912 .966
2012BOSP333337142123 .946
2013BOSP333332121821 .938
2014BOS-OAKP32322681621 .923
2015CHCP323230101731 .900
2016CHCP2626271116011.000
Total  3113103211012021815 .944
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
2016CHC0152149 1.102210104 .217636 9.8 .3460
Total 420721745 1.291837131151 .2458147 11.5 .3760
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
Total 66 2.8516140000 98.08033311122587
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:
32
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
11
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