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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%91%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
197.219-402.2819149
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015CHC11123.3432321000205.0183837616747207
2016CHC1942.2831312000197.2148525020549191

Player Updates

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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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Cubs' Jon Lester: Wins ninth straight decision Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Lester (18-4) tossed seven beautiful innings, allowing one run on six hits and no walks while striking out five Reds in Tuesday's victory.

Tuesday marked a career-high seventh straight start in which Lester allowed no more than one run. The Cubs' ace threw 63 of 97 pitches for strikes, including nine swings and misses, while lowering his ERA to 2.36, its best mark since late-June. Over four September starts (31 innings) Lester has displayed amazing control, issuing just three walks for a ridiculous 0.9 BB/9 during the month. The southpaw has now won his last nine decisions with his last loss coming on July 3. Lester will look to continue building his resume for the NL Cy Young when he takes on the Pirates in his next start Monday.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Continues magical September
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester struck out eight over eight scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Wednesday. He gave up just three hits and walked one and improved to 17-4 on the year.

Lester's second-half run won't get the same press teammate Jake Arrieta got last year, but he's given up just one run over 24 innings in his three September starts, and his ERA during his last nine starts is a minuscule 1.02. He's never finished higher than fourth in Cy Young voting, but he just might win the award this year.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Seven scoreless innings Friday versus Astros
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Lester improved to 16-4 with Friday's win over the Astros, firing seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and no walks.

The southpaw was in top form Friday, as he threw 64 percent of his pitches for strikes, including 13 of the swinging variety, and gave up just one extra-base hit. Lester has been excellent over his last eight starts, as he owns a minuscule 1.17 ERA and a 6-0 record across 53.2 innings during that span. He will have the opportunity to keep it rolling Thursday versus the Brewers.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Next start bumped back
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Lester will get his next scheduled start pushed back, as Mike Montgomery is set to take the hill for the Cubs on Wednesday against the Brewers, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Lester tossed an impressive complete game Friday, and on regular rest, he would have been in line to start Wednesday's series finale. Instead, it appears manager Joe Maddon will take advantage of Thursday's team day off and get Lester some extra rest before Friday's series opener against the Astros. The Cubs certainly have postseason aspirations, and considering Lester's track record of clutch playoff performances, it might be wise to preserve the 32-year-old for October baseball. Not only will he get extra rest, but the team will also preserve Lester for a tougher matchup against the Astros, who are batting just .246 against southpaws this season (good for No. 25 in the league).

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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 47.200 1.700848
vs RHB 150.000 2.46041143
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/22@SD1006.05128
8/28@LAD0006.03026
9/2SF1009.03124
9/9@HOU1007.07007
9/14@STL1008.03018
9/20CIN1007.06105
9/25STL1006.23017
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
Mil
L1-3
19
Cin
W5-2
20
Cin
W6-1
21
Cin
W9-2
22
23
StL
W5-0
24
StL
L4-10
25
StL
W3-1
26
@Pitt
7:05 pm
Tickets
27
@Pitt
7:05 pm
Tickets
28
@Pitt
7:05 pm
Tickets
29
@Pitt
7:05 pm
Tickets
30
@Cin
7:10 pm
Tickets
1
@Cin
4:10 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

33

27

34

55


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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
2016CHC194 2.2831312000 197.2148525020549191
Total 14683 3.43316315144001998.21823814761181686411855
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
2016CHC3257350661800 .175 .140 .088
Total 3171559907107000 .114 .077 .058
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006BOSP151511011001.000
2007BOSP1211116410 .909
2008BOSP333342192123 .952
2009BOSP32323372421 .939
2010BOSP32324353532 .930
2011BOSP31312991912 .966
2012BOSP333337142123 .946
2013BOSP333332121821 .938
2014BOS-OAKP32322681621 .923
2015CHCP323230101731 .900
2016CHCP3131351817011.000
Total  3163153291082031815 .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
2016CHC0195183 1.152513104 .208771 9.2 .3280
Total 421151779 1.291867431151 .2448282 11.4 .3730
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