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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%66%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
140.113-503.7211352
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017CHC1384.3332321000180.21791018726460180
2018CHC1353.7225250000140.1133655822652113

Player Updates

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Knocked around for five runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester threw five innings Sunday, yielding five runs on eight hits and two walks in the 10-6 loss to San Diego. He struck out just one batter and allowed two home runs in the no-decision.

Lester's summer struggles continue as his season ERA has jumped from 2.18 to 3.44 since the end of June. During that same span, the 34-year-old lefty has also posted an abysmal 26:19 K:BB ratio in 35.2 innings. Lester allowed a pair of solo homers Sunday, coming from Freddy Galvis and Franmil Reyes, as well as a two-run triple from Eric Hosmer. Things won't get easier in his next start as Lester will take on the Nationals in Chicago on Saturday.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Takes loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (12-4) allowed four earned runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Pirates. He struck out three.

After shutting down the Diamondbacks in his last start, Lester was much more hittable in this one. The veteran lefty ran into trouble in the third inning, when he allowed a run-scoring double followed by a two-run home run by Francisco Cervelli. Lester gave up another run in the fifth before departing having thrown 101 pitches. The 34-year-old still carries a solid 3.22 ERA and will look for better results in his next outing, which is scheduled for Sunday against the light-hitting Padres.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Strong performance against Diamondbacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester tossed six strong innings against Arizona on Wednesday, giving up just four hits and no walks while striking out seven. He allowed just a single run on a solo homer but did not factor into the decision.

It was the veteran lefty's strongest performance in a while, though it didn't earn him a win, as the Cubs couldn't grab the lead until the eighth inning. Lester has an excellent 3.06 ERA and a 12-3 record on the season, though the underlying numbers are not so optimistic. He's benefitted from an unsustainably high 81.5 percent strand rate and an unsustainably low .257 BABIP. Advanced ERA estimators such as FIP and SIERRA suggest that his ERA should be north of 4.50. More performances like the one he had Wednesday will bring those numbers down, however. He'll look to keep the momentum going Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Gets hit around Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (12-3) allowed eight earned runs on seven hits and five walks over three innings Friday against the Cardinals to take the loss.

This was easily Lester's worst start of the season, as he hadn't allowed more than four earned runs in any of his previous appearances. The rough outing bumped the veteran lefty's ERA from 2.58 to 3.14. Lester has been mostly excellent all year, so this is likely just a blip on the radar. He'll look to bounce back in his next start, which is scheduled for Wednesday against Arizona.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Earns 12th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (12-2) allowed three earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven across 5.1 innings to earn the win Sunday against the Padres.

Lester was wild, allowing three walks while also hitting Freddy Galvis with a pitch in a bases-loaded situation, forcing in his second earned run. That caused his short outing -- he needed 101 pitches to record 16 outs -- though he still managed to strike out seven batters, his highest total since June 3. While it wasn't the strongest performance to enter the All-Star break on, Lester currently ranks first in the National League in wins (12) and fifth in ERA (2.58).

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Pittsburgh 29.031 3.720825
vs LHB 32.100 4.4501229
vs RHB 108.000 3.5004084
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/15@SD1005.16337
7/20STL0103.07851
7/25ARI0006.04107
7/31@PIT0105.07433
8/5SD0005.08521
8/11WAS0103.210815
8/16@PIT1006.05008
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
WAS
W4-3
13
14
MIL
L0-7
15
MIL
W8-4
16
@Pitt
W1-0
17
@Pitt
W1-0
18
@Pitt
L1-3
19
@Pitt
L1-2
20
21
@DET
7:10 pm
22
@DET
7:10 pm
23
CIN
8:05 pm
24
CIN
2:20 pm
25
CIN
2:20 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
-2

26

2

27

12

16

18

28

13

43

30

21

23

27

7

13

-15

19

-2

-10

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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
2018CHC135 3.7225250000 140.1133655822652113
Total 17297 3.53374373154002324.22141985911230797562154
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
2018CHC2749351701600 .102 .163 .102
Total 37726017232201411210 .134 .135 .088
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
2018CHCP252520812001.000
Total  3743733861302381816 .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
2018CHC1136152 0.97105103 .253592 12.2 .4300
Total 824412090 1.272189136157 .2469662 11.5 .3820
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