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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%91%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
106.111-202.458138
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017CHC1384.3332321000180.21791018726460180
2018CHC1122.4518180000106.18635291253881

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Allows four runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester allowed four runs on six hits and three walks across 6.1 innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Reds. He struck out two.

Lester struggled early in this one, allowing a run on two hits in the third inning before yielding a two-run home run in the fourth. He was scored upon again in the fifth on a bizarre play in which Billy Hamilton stole second and came all the way around to score on a pair of defensive lapses. Though it wasn't Lester's best work, he still gave his team a chance to win and nearly achieved a quality start nonetheless. He had allowed just six earned runs total over his last 37 innings and will look to bounce back Saturday against the Padres.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Wins seventh straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (11-2) pitched five innings Sunday, yielding four runs (two earned) on three walks and nine hits in the 11-10 win over Minnesota. He struck out five and allowed a home run.

Lester has now picked up a win the last seven times he's touched the mound, bringing his season ERA down to a stingy 2.25 on the year. Still, it was anything but a clean start for the 34-year-old lefty. On the bright side, he put the Cubs on the board with a three-run blast of his own in the second inning. Lester will look to make it eight straight wins next Sunday at home against the Reds.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Locks down 10th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (10-2) got the win Tuesday, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four over five innings against the Dodgers.

Lester didn't provide much length in this one, going just five innings on 82 pitches (50 strikes) before being removed for a pinch-hitter in the sixth, but it was still good enough for his 10th win to move into a tie with Max Scherzer for the NL lead. The 34-year-old has allowed two or fewer runs in all but one start dating back to April to bring his ERA down to 2.18. The lefty has gotten the win in six straight starts and will look to continue that streak Sunday against the Twins.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Dominates Dodgers Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (9-2) pitched seven scoreless innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Dodgers. He gave up five hits and three walks to go along with one strikeout.

The low strikeout total was about the only negative for Lester, as the veteran was sharp and outdueled Los Angeles starter Ross Stripling. The 34-year-old southpaw now has wins in five straight starts, and he's lowered his ERA to a pristine 2.10 by allowing just two earned runs over his last 27 innings. Lester will look to keep it rolling in his next outing, which is scheduled for Tuesday in Los Angeles against these same Dodgers.

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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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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 24.200 2.5501019
vs RHB 81.200 2.4202862
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/3@NYM1007.02037
6/9PIT1007.01025
6/15@STL1006.05213
6/20LAD1007.05031
6/26@LAD1005.04214
7/1MIN1005.09235
7/8CIN0006.16432
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8
Cin
W6-5
9
@SF
L1-2
10
@SF
W2-0
11
@SF
L4-5
12
13
@SD
W5-4
14
@SD
W11-6
15
@SD
4:10 pm
16
17
18
19
StL
7:05 pm
20
StL
2:20 pm
21
StL
1:05 pm
DH
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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26

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27

12

16

18

28

13

43

30

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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
2018CHC112 2.4518180000 106.18635291253881
Total 17094 3.47367366154002290.22094955882220787422122
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
2018CHC2037251701300 .135 .216 .135
Total 37024816232201410910 .140 .141 .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
2018CHCP18181789001.000
Total  3673663831302351816 .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
2018CHC1103122 0.9283102 .221435 10.9 .3600
Total 824082060 1.272168936156 .2449505 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