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34 Jon Lester SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/240 | Birthdate: 1/7/1984 | Birthplace: Tacoma, WA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $11,625,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/93 | Average Draft Position: 28.48
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)225.0016.009.000.002.921.11220.0052.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
219.216-1102.4622048
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140000000320
20130000000330
 
Injury Report
Arm - Out until at least early April
(Updated: 19150331)
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Kansas City 20.230 2.610520
vs LHB 49.200 1.9901152
vs RHB 170.000 2.59037168
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/27/2014Jon Lester, SP CHC
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
Starling Marte, LF PIT
12/27/2014Jon Lester, SP CHC
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
Felix Hernandez, SP SEA
Andrew Miller, RP NYY
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
12/27/2014Sonny Gray, SP OAK
Byron Buxton, CF MIN
Yan Gomes, C CLE
Jon Lester, SP CHC
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
8/12@KC1006.06329
8/17@ATL0106.06315
8/23LAA0007.05117
8/29@LAA0106.06215
9/3SEA0108.07205
9/9@CHW1008.07228
9/14@SEA1006.04047
9/19PHI1007.05127
9/24LAA0107.08307
9/30@KC0007.18625
 
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Cubs pitcher Jon Lester throws 84 pitches in minor league game

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/31/15) Cubs pitcher Jon Lester tossed 84 pitches in a minor league game in Arizona Tuesday, striking out four in the outing.

"I wasn't the sharpest today but got to where we needed to," Lester said. "Once we get into a game with some fans and some adrenaline, I think things will sharpen up a little bit."

Lester, who is dealing with a tired arm, was scratched from his last Cactus League start. He is still on track to start Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals.

"We'll figure it out," Lester said. "In this game, there's always things you have to overcome, and this is part of it. Come Sunday, everything will be fine. We'll go out there and have a game plan."

Cubs' Lester says he has a 'normal day' during minor-league outing

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/15) Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester threw 54 pitches in a minor-league game Thursday, per MLB.com. Lester gave up one hit and one walk, while striking out three of the 12 batters he faced.

“What I was really watching was him and watching his face and he never seemed like anything bothered him, so I know his arm feels great and that’s all I was worried about,” manager Joe Maddon said. “He felt good and his energy was good (Thursday). … He threw some nice fastballs, nice cutters, yeah, yeah, yeah, but I thought he looked comfortable and that’s the most important thing.”

Thursday was the first time Lester pitched in a game since being scratched last week due to a tired arm. Lester is scheduled to make one more start before the season opener (April 5) against the Cardinals. He is scheduled to throw 75-80 pitches in a minor-league start next week.

“Today was good, today was a normal day,” Lester said. “[I’ll] come back tomorrow and go about work again.”

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester could be 'restricted' for Opening Day

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/24/15) Cubs pitcher Jon Lester may be on a pitch count and "restricted" for his Opening Day start against the Cardinals April 5, according to ESPN.

Lester, in his first season with the Cubs, missed his most recent spring start with arm fatigue.

"He might somewhat be restricted regarding length in that first game," manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday.

Maddon also said Lester has thrown 70 pitches in a start this spring and will be limited to 60 Thursday. Lester is expected to pitch in minor league games for the next two weeks to control the environment.

"I'm not concerned who he pitches against," Maddon said. "He just needs somebody standing up there so he gets the requisite number of pitches thrown. If he says he feels good, then I feel good."

"Everything is fine," Lester said Tuesday. "At the time it felt like the right thing to do. There is no reason to push yourself."

Cubs' Jon Lester throws 40 pitches Tuesday, will throw 60 Thursday

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/15) Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester threw 40 pitches during a side session Tuesday, according to baseball analyst Bruce Levine. He is expected to stretch out to 60 pitches during a minor-league game Thursday, per the Chicago Tribune.

“We want to be able to control the number of pitches,” manager Joe Maddon said, per MLB.com. “If he’s having a long inning, then we can flip it over and get him into the dugout. It’s just more of a controlled environment. He’s fine, we want to be able to control it.”

Lester missed his last spring start Saturday due to arm fatigue, but the Cubs are expecting him to be ready for Opening Day.

“I’m not concerned who he’s pitching against, just so he’s standing up there and gets the requisite number of pitches thrown,” Maddon said. “If he says he feels good, I feel good.”

Cubs' Jon Lester throws side session, on track for Opening Day

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/15) Cubs pitcher Jon Lester threw a side sesson Monday after being scratched from his last scheduled start due to a tired arm and said he's on schedule for Opening Day, MLB.com reports.

"Today was more getting out there, getting my feet under me and going through my normal routine," Lester said Monday. "The other stuff will be there. We’re still in the process of building arm strength and arm speed and that will come as the innings get higher. I’ve always felt it takes me a little longer, maybe toward the end of May, when you feel strong, you feel good and just go through the five days with the games, throwing 100 something pitches every fifth day. It takes some time to where you’re consistent with everything."

Lester has allowed six earned runs in 8 1/3 innings this spring while striking out nine and walking one.

 
 
 

 
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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
Total 11667 3.58253252114001596.01492679635145565451457
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
Total 25336000112200 .026 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006BOSP151511011001.000
2007BOSP1211116410 .909
2008BOSP333342192123 .952
2009BOSP32323372421 .939
2010BOSP32324353532 .930
2011BOSP31312991912 .966
2012BOSP333337142123 .946
2013BOSP333332121821 .938
2014BOS-OAKP32322681621 .923
Total  253252264801691513 .943
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
Total 417031430 1.301175028139 .2486683 11.8 .3790
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
Total 64 2.5714120000 84.0672624822373
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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