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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%90%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
89.14-403.839329
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016CHC1952.4432322000202.2154575521652197
2017CHC443.831515100089.18642381112993

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Collects fifth victory Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (5-4) allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four across seven innings to earn the win Saturday against the Marlins.

Lester's only mistake was allowing a three-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the first inning, but the Cubs offense was able to provide him plenty of run support to help him earn his fifth win of the year. He's now strung together three-straight quality starts to lower his ERA from 4.13 to 3.83, and although he's not returning the fantasy value that owners had hoped for, he's still been a useful lineup option. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Nationals.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Fans seven in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven batters over six innings during Monday's win over the Padres. He didn't factor into the decision.

It's been a disappointing fantasy campaign for the lefty, as Lester sports an underwhelming 4-4 record with a 3.83 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. The strikeouts have buoyed his value to this point, but it wouldn't be shocking if Lester continued to improve his numbers going forward. He projects to make his next start against Miami at Marlins Park.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Whiffs 10 in rout of Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (4-4) struck out 10 while allowing a single run on five hits and a walk over seven innings in Tuesday's 14-3 rout of the Mets.

This was Lester's second 10-whiff game of the season, and it brought his ERA back under the 4.00 plateau to 3.89. As that fact (and his record) would imply, it's been a spotty campaign for the southpaw, and he'd been particularly rough over his past three starts (0-2, 13 earned runs in 14.1 innings), but he's now bracketed that stretch with his two high-strikeout efforts. While expecting a repeat of last year's 2.44 ERA is unrealistic, Lester should improve upon his current mark as the season wears on. He'll make his next start Monday against the Padres.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Gives up four runs Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (3-4) was the losing pitcher Thursday against the Rockies. He lasted five innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out five.

Lester wasn't particularly sharp against a strong Colorado lineup, and he saw his season ERA jump to 4.13. That's a far cry from the 2.44 ERA he posted in 2016. However, his 3.84 FIP isn't that far off from the 3.46 mark he posted a season ago. Lester benefited from a .262 BABIP in 2016, but that figure has risen to .325 in 2017, as hitters are finding more holes against the veteran. He'll look to rebound in his next outing Tuesday on the road against the Mets.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Hurls quality start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (3-3) allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four across six innings, but didn't factor into the decision Saturday against the Cardinals.

Lester allowed a pair of first-inning runs before settling down, and although he left the game with a 3-1 deficit, the offense picked him up after his departure. After getting blasted in his last outing, he got back on track by firing his third quality start over his last four appearances. However, his 3.91 ERA has made him a disappointment for fantasy owners, and expectations for the 33-year-old should be tempered for the time being. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Rockies.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 17.000 3.710218
vs RHB 48.100 3.9102149
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
5/18CIN1006.07315
5/23SF1009.041010
5/28@LAD0103.17623
6/3STL0006.06334
6/8COL0105.06415
6/13@NYM1007.051110
6/19SD0006.05217
Two Week Schedule
JUNE /JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
@Pitt
W7-1
19
SD
W3-2
20
SD
W4-0
21
SD
L2-3
22
@Miami
W11-1
23
@Miami
L0-2
24
@Miami
W5-3
25
@Miami
1:10 pm
26
@Wash
7:05 pm
27
@Wash
7:05 pm
28
@Wash
7:05 pm
29
@Wash
4:05 pm
30
@Cin
7:10 pm
1
@Cin
4:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
8

38

3

-2

36

3

19

28

11

1

29

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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
2017CHC33 3.8611111000 65.1643228712367
Total 14987 3.45328327154002069.01893851794189706671928
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
2017CHC1122120311100 .125 .136 .091
Total 3291791012010118100 .120 .089 .067
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
2017CHCP11111239001.000
Total  3283273411112121815 .947
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
2017CHC26950 1.4668300 .258274 12.1 .4150
Total 621891833 1.301958234151 .2448581 11.4 .3750
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:
12
Awards:

2016: NL LCS MVP