Jon Lester

#34, SP, Chi Cubs
Jon Lester
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    240
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    7 January, 1984
  • Birth Place:
    Tacoma, Washington
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2002 2ⁿᵈ round by the Boston Red Sox
  • W
    16
  • L
    11
  • ERA
    2.46
  • K
    220
  • BB
    48


Player Notes
Jon Lester (arm) threw 54 pitches Thursday in a minor league game.

Advice: Lester struck out three of the 12 batters he faced while giving up one hit and one walk. The southpaw was scratched from Saturday's scheduled start due to a tired arm, but he said that Thursday was "good" and a "normal day." He will make another minor league start next week, likely stretching out to 75-80 pitches, which should put him track to start Opening Night against the Cardinals on April.

More: MLBlogs.com

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Jon Lester (arm) is expected to throw 60 pitches Thursday in either a minor league game or a B-game.

Advice: Lester was scratched from Saturday's scheduled start due to a dead arm, but all involved have downplayed the significance and he made it through a bullpen session Monday without incident. Assuming all goes well Thursday, he'll make another start next week (likely in another minor league game) as his final tuneup for Opening Night on April 5. It's worth noting that keeping him on the minor league side would allow the Cubs to backdate him on the disabled list if there's an unexpected setback.

More: David Kaplan on Twitter

Thu, 26 Mar Rotoworld
Jon Lester (arm) is scheduled to throw a side session on Monday.

Advice: The veteran left-hander told the media Saturday that he feels fine and that there is no pain at all in his arm, just normal fatigue. There's no reason to believe at this point that he won't be ready to take the mound when the Cubs kick off the regular season on April 5.

More: Jesse Rogers on Twitter

Tue, 24 Mar Rotoworld
Jon Lester's scheduled start on Saturday has been pushed back due to a "dead arm" period.

Advice: While far from ideal, it's something pitchers often go through in spring training and it doesn't appear that any exams are currently scheduled. Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't think Lester starting on Opening Night on April 5 will be affected. The left-hander was knocked around for six runs over 3 1/3 innings on Monday in his last outing.

More: Gordon Wittenmyer on Twitter

Sat, 21 Mar Rotoworld

Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 4-5 vs. STL

Home Score Away

Sunday, 29 March - (Preseason)

Head-to-head vs. Kansas City

Head-to-head vs. Kansas City
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. KC 13 13 9 3 0 0 0 1 1 88.0 61 23 18 1 33 73 1.84 1.07 .196
Away (this year) 15 15 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 99.2 92 38 34 11 25 96 3.07 1.17 .247
Day (this year) 14 14 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 101.0 81 33 26 6 16 104 2.32 0.96 .218
Last game vs. KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 8 5 5 0 2 5
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
16 Mar @SD L 0-7 L 3.1 7 6 6 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 16.20
11 Mar LAD W 4-3 - 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 0.00
6 Mar Cin L 2-5 - 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2006 Bos 15 15 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 81.1 91 43 43 7 43 60 4.76 1.65 .295
2007 Bos 12 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 63.0 61 33 32 10 31 50 4.57 1.46 .257
2008 Bos 33 33 16 6 0 0 0 2 2 210.1 202 78 75 14 66 152 3.21 1.27 .256
2009 Bos 32 32 15 8 0 0 0 2 0 203.1 186 80 77 20 64 225 3.41 1.23 .242
2010 Bos 32 32 19 9 0 0 0 2 0 208.0 167 81 75 14 83 225 3.25 1.20 .220
2011 Bos 31 31 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 191.2 166 77 74 20 75 182 3.47 1.26 .234
2012 Bos 33 33 9 14 0 0 0 3 0 205.1 216 117 110 25 68 166 4.82 1.38 .273
2013 Bos 33 33 15 8 0 0 0 1 1 213.1 209 94 89 19 67 177 3.75 1.29 .253
2014 Oak 11 11 6 4 0 0 0 1 1 76.2 66 24 20 7 16 71 2.35 1.07 .232
2014 Bos 21 21 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 143.0 128 52 40 9 32 149 2.52 1.12 .238
Totals 253 252 116 67 0 0 0 11 4 1596.0 1492 679 635 145 545 1457 3.58 1.28 .248
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 Bos 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 Bos 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 Bos 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 Bos 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2011 Bos 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 Bos 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 Bos 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 Bos 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 Oak 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 16 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 22 0 0 .000 .026 .000 .026
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2006 Bos 15 P 15 81 0 11 11 0 0 1.000
2007 Bos 12 P 11 63 6 11 4 1 0 .909
2008 Bos 33 P 33 210 19 42 21 2 3 .952
2009 Bos 32 P 32 203 7 33 24 2 1 .939
2010 Bos 32 P 32 208 5 43 35 3 2 .930
2011 Bos 31 P 31 191 9 29 19 1 2 .966
2012 Bos 33 P 33 205 14 37 21 2 3 .946
2013 Bos 33 P 33 213 12 32 18 2 1 .938
2014 Bos 21 P 21 143 4 18 12 2 1 .889
2014 Oak 11 P 11 76 4 8 4 0 0 1.000
Totals 253 P 252 1596 80 264 169 15 13 .943