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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%81%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
181.218-603.3214964
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017CHC1384.3332321000180.21791018726460180
2018CHC1863.3232320000181.2174756724664149

Player Updates

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Grabs 17th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (17-6) picked up the win in Saturday's 8-3 victory over the White Sox, giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits over five innings while striking out four.

The veteran southpaw is putting together an impressive finish to the regular season, going 5-1 with a 1.96 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 41:8 K:BB through 41.1 innings over his last seven starts. Lester will make one more trip to the mound before the playoffs when he takes on the Pirates at Wrigley Field on Thursday.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Whiffs nine through seven scoreless
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (16-6) picked up the win Saturday against the Reds, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out nine across seven scoreless innings.

Lester was dialed in Saturday, which should ease any concerns that the back tightness that forced him from his last start would linger. The veteran southpaw racked up a season-high nine strikeouts en route to his team-best 16th win of the year. He's off to an impressive start to September, posting a 2-1 record, 1.45 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 23:4 K:BB across three starts (18.2 innings). Lester will look to keep things rolling, with a road start against the White Sox next on the docket.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: In line for start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (back) is listed as Chicago's starting pitcher for Saturday's game against the Reds, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

As expected, it looks like Lester will be capable of making his upcoming start after leaving Monday's outing with lower-back tightness. During that game, he allowed three earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven in 5.2 innings versus Milwaukee. On the year, Lester has logged a 3.57 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with a 7.3 K/9 across 29 starts.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Leaves with back tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester exited Monday's start against Milwaukee due to back tightness, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Lester didn't look right during the sixth inning, and he was eventually removed with two outs in the frame after the trainer was called out to the mound. The injury isn't expected to keep Lester out of action for long, although we won't know more about his availability moving forward until further evaluation.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Tosses six shutout frames vs. Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (15-5) allowed no runs on eight hits while striking out seven over six innings as he secured the victory Sunday against Philadelphia.

Lester managed to notch his third win in his last four starts, as despite allowing a fair amount of traffic on the bases, he kept the Phillies off the board for six frames. He continues to serve as one of Chicago's more reliable starting pitchers this season, sporting a 3.53 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 126 strikeouts through 158 innings. Lester will take the mound next Friday against Washington.

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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
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Fantasy Points by Week
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16

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28

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43

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27

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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
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
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:
34
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
13
Awards:

2016: NL LCS MVP