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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%82%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
83.08-202.286928
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017CHC1384.3332321000180.21791018726460180
2018CHC822.281414000083.06225211052869

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Improves to 8-2 with win Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (8-2) allowed two runs on five hits in a win over the Cardinals on Friday, striking out three and walking one in six innings.

Lester's only runs allowed came from solo home runs off the bats of Marcell Ozuna and Matt Carpenter. He otherwise did not allow an extra-base hit and left the game with a commanding lead after throwing 102 pitches (64 for strikes). Lester has won his last four consecutive starts, and has brought his ERA down to 2.28 on the season. The southpaw has been very effective this year against both lefties and righties, holding lefties to a .203 batting average and righties to a .209 average. He'll look to continue his success in his next start at home against the Dodgers.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Dazzles again in win Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (7-2) tossed seven scoreless innings to record the win Saturday against the Pirates. He gave up just one hit and two walks to go along with five strikeouts.

Lester was simply brilliant in this one, as he needed 104 pitches (65 for strikes) to mow down 21 Pittsburgh batters. He gave up a two-out triple in the third inning but wasn't really threatened otherwise. Lester now has consecutive outings in which he's logged seven scoreless innings, which has brought his season ERA down to a stellar 2.22. The ace lefty will look to keep it rolling in his next scheduled start Friday in St. Louis.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Brillant in win Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (6-2) tossed seven scoreless innings to record the win Sunday against the Mets. He allowed just two hits and three walks while striking out seven.

After giving up four earned runs in his last start, Lester was much sharper in this one, though he started off ominously, walking the first two hitters of the game. The veteran quickly rebounded, striking out the next three batters to get through the inning unscathed, and he was hardly challenged for the rest of his outing. Lester will carry a pristine 2.44 ERA into his next start, which is scheduled for Saturday against the Pirates.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Serves up four runs Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (5-2) picked up the win Tuesday against the Pirates despite allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out six.

Prior to Tuesday's four-run outing, Lester hadn't allowed more than two runs in a game since his April 25 start against the Indians. The Pirates got to him for three runs in the first two innings, but the Cubs were able to provide some late offense in the seventh inning to move their starter into the win column. Lester hasn't provided great strikeout numbers this season (60 Ks in 69 IP), but fantasy owners have to be pleased with his superb 2.71 ERA.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Pitches well in loss Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (4-2) was a tough-luck loser Wednesday against the Indians, as he allowed just a single run over seven innings of work. He gave up six hits and a walk while striking out four.

Lester was good in this one, but he surprisingly got outdueled by Adam Plutko in a 1-0 defeat as the Cubs mustered just three hits as a team. Despite the loss, the 34-year-old lefty will carry a very strong 2.37 ERA into his next start, which is scheduled for Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs St. Louis 17.120 2.080614
vs LHB 19.000 2.370517
vs RHB 64.000 2.2502352
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
5/18@CIN1006.02118
5/23CLE0107.06114
5/29@PIT1006.08406
6/1@NYM00000000
6/3@NYM1007.02037
6/9PIT1007.01025
6/15@STL1006.05213
Two Week Schedule
JUNE
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
@NYM
W2-0
4
5
Phi
L1-6
6
Phi
8:05 pm
7
Phi
2:20 pm
8
Pitt
2:20 pm
9
Pitt
2:20 pm
10
Pitt
2:20 pm
11
@Mil
8:10 pm
12
@Mil
8:10 pm
13
@Mil
2:10 pm
14
15
@StL
8:15 pm
16
@StL
8:15 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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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
2018CHC82 2.2814140000 83.06225211052869
Total 16794 3.47363362154002267.12070945874218787322110
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
2018CHC1630140401000 .133 .133 .133
Total 36624115221171410610 .140 .129 .091
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
2018CHCP14141477001.000
Total  3633623801292331816 .953
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
2018CHC18091 0.9653101 .207335 10.3 .3550
Total 823852029 1.282138936155 .2449405 11.4 .3780
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
Total 97 2.5525210000 148.0113454215339124
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:
34
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
13
Awards:

2016: NL LCS MVP