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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
94%85%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
181.218-603.3214964
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017CHC1384.3332321000180.21791018726460180
2018CHC1863.3232320000181.2174756724664149

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

Lester allowed seven runs on seven hits and two walks across 2.2 innings during Wednesday's spring game against the Athletics.

Lester hasn't had much luck yet in spring training with a 9.53 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 11.1 innings. The veteran left-hander is set to take the mound in the season opener March 28 against the Rangers and should continue to ramp up his workload as spring training begins to wind down.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Suffers first loss of spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester surrendered three runs on four hits and a walk and struck out four over 3.2 innings Thursday against Colorado.

Lester gave up a pair of home runs and posted his worst start of the spring so far in a 7-5 loss. The 35-year-old left-hander has posted a 5.19 ERA with 10 punchouts over 8.2 frames over three starts to kick off spring training and will continue to fine-tune his pitch arsenal as Opening Day nears.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Named Opening Day starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester was named the Cubs' Opening Day starter Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

Lester's status as the top pitcher in a playoff contender's rotation combined with his 3.32 ERA last season could lead him to be overrated by some fantasy players. Unfortunately for the Cubs, the lefty's underlying stats last season didn't paint a particularly pretty picture. His strikeout rate fell four points to an unimpressive 19.6 percent, while his 8.4 percent walk rate was his highest mark since 2011, leading to a 4.39 FIP, a number which certainly doesn't suit a playoff hopeful's ace. At his age (35), a continued slide is more likely than a sudden turnaround.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Allows two runs Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester allowed two runs over three innings in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers. He gave up three hits and a walk, while striking out three.

All of the damage came on a two-out, two-run home run from Travis Shaw in the first inning, but Lester settled in from there. The veteran lefty now has a 3.60 ERA and and six strikeouts through his first five innings of work this spring as he looks to build on a successful 2018 campaign in which he recorded a 3.32 ERA, 18 wins and 174 strikeouts across 32 starts (181.2 innings).

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Opens spring on positive note
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester retired six of the seven batters he faced in his Cactus League debut Monday against the Padres, striking out three and giving up no hits and one walk.

Lester dispatched the Padres in efficient fashion in his first outing of 2019, but that alone won't eliminate concerns about the lefty's chances of remaining an anchor for the Chicago rotation this season. He's coming off a campaign in which he went 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA, but a closer look under the hood reveals major downturns in his K-BB% (11.2 percent) and groundball percentage (37.7 percent), his lowest in both categories since 2008 and 2007, respectively. It may be tough to buy into Lester delivering another quality ERA as he enters his age-35 season.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Colorado 5.200 0.00035
vs LHB 36.000 4.2501634
vs RHB 145.200 3.09048115
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/22@DET1005.27113
8/27NYM0006.05333
9/2@PHI1006.08007
9/10MIL0105.28327
9/15CIN1007.02029
9/22@CHW1005.08204
9/27PIT1006.03043
Two Week Schedule
MARCH
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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
2017CHC138 4.3332321000 180.21791018726460180
2018CHC186 3.3232320000 181.2174756724664149
2019CHC00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 17798 3.50381380154002366.02182995920232797682190
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
2017CHC3254581642610 .203 .259 .148
2018CHC3459471902200 .119 .169 .119
Total 38427018252221411810 .136 .137 .093
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
2017CHCP3232371423011.000
2018CHCP323223914001.000
Total  3813803891312401816 .954
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
2017CHC3185155 1.281912403 .259763 12.1 .4300
2018CHC1173195 0.96149204 .256761 12.1 .4100
2019CHC000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 824782133 1.262229537158 .2469831 11.5 .3810
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
2017CHC00 1.88320000 14.16331087
2018CHC00 1.50110000 6.04110019
Total 97 2.5126220000 154.0117464315340133
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:
35
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
13
Awards:

2016: NL LCS MVP