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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%82%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
76.16-504.137518
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018CHC1863.3232320000181.2174756724664149
2019CHC654.131511000076.18541351441875

Player Updates

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Strong in quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester allowed two runs (zero earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out six across six innings Tuesday against the Marlins. He did not factor into the decision.

Lester allowed eight baserunners but didn't surrender a free pass and held the Marlins to just two extra-base hits. His only trouble came in the third inning, when he allowed two hits after an error by Kyle Schwarber allowed the second batter of the inning to reach base. Otherwise, it was another strong outing for Lester, as he has allowed one earned run across 18 innings in three starts since returning from a hamstring injury. He'll look to keep that going in his next outing, likely to come Sunday against Milwaukee.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Cruises to easy win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (2-1) tossed seven scoreless innings to earn the win in Wednesday's 11-0 victory against the Mariners. He allowed just one hit and walk apiece, while striking out eight.

This was a vintage Lester performance, and the veteran got all the run support he needed and then some when the Cubs scored six times in the second inning. The lefty now has a stellar 1.73 ERA this season, and his 27:7 K:BB across 26 innings looks like a stat line from earlier in his career when he threw with a bit more velocity. Even if the strikeout rate doesn't stay this good for Lester, the 35-year-old should supply plenty of fantasy value moving forward. Lester's next start is scheduled for Tuesday against an exploitable Marlins team.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Yields one run in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (1-1) allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks across five innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.

The 35-year-old was about as sharp as one could have hoped with him coming back after missing two and a half weeks because a left hamstring issue. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough against the Dodgers pitching staff. Because of the injury, Lester has only made four starts this year, and one was an abbreviated one, but he still has strong numbers. Lester is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 19 innings this season. His next scheduled start is on the road against the Mariners on Wednesday.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Back from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cubs activated Lester (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Dodgers.

Lester was sidelined for about two and a half weeks with the left hamstring issue, forcing the Cubs to temporarily get by with Tyler Chatwood as their fifth starter. Though he didn't head out on a rehab assignment prior to being reinstated, Lester completed a simulated game beforehand and isn't expected to face any strict limitations with his pitch count as he returns to the active roster. Prior to getting hurt, Lester had posted a 2.57 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB over 14 innings spanning three starts.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Cleared to return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (hamstring) will start Thursday against the Dodgers, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

As expected, Lester has been cleared to rejoin the rotation for Thursday's series finale after completing a simulated game with no issues Saturday. The southpaw has been sidelined since April 8 with a hamstring injury; prior to landing on the shelf, he compiled a 2.57 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB through three starts (14 innings).

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 19.000 6.160419
vs RHB 57.100 3.4501456
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
5/18@WAS0104.110513
5/23PHI0104.07415
5/28@HOU0105.28733
6/3LAA1007.04116
6/8STL1006.05426
6/13@LAD0105.09617
6/19CHW1005.27316
Two Week Schedule
JUNE
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
16
@LAD
L2-3
17
18
CHW
L1-3
19
CHW
W7-3
20
NYM
W7-4
21
NYM
L4-5
22
NYM
L2-10
23
NYM
W5-3
24
ATL
8:05 pm
25
ATL
8:05 pm
26
ATL
8:05 pm
27
ATL
2:20 pm
28
@CIN
7:10 pm
29
@CIN
4:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
35

4

0
7

33

39

-6

-2

-5

43

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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
2019CHC65 4.1314140000 76.18541351441875
Total 183103 3.52395394154002442.122671036955246837862265
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
2019CHC1517130241000 .333 .235 .176
Total 39928719282241812810 .150 .143 .098
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
2019CHCP1414422001.000
Total  3953943931332421816 .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
2019CHC07573 1.1434002 .280330 12.6 .4840
Total 825532206 1.262259937160 .24710161 11.6 .3840
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:
14
Awards:

2016: NL LCS MVP