Jon Lester

#31, SP, Boston
Jon Lester
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    240
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    January 7, 1984
  • Birth Place:
    Tacoma, Washington
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2002 2ⁿᵈ round by the Boston Red Sox
  • W
    9
  • L
    7
  • ERA
    2.65
  • K
    134
  • BB
    29


Player Notes
Jon Lester fanned 12 while allowing one run in seven innings Thursday against the White Sox.

Advice: Lester left with a two-run lead, but that was blown by Koji Uehara in the ninth. It was Lester's third game with at least 12 strikeouts this season (only David Price has as many), and he has a 1.01 ERA over his last six starts.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Jon Lester was outstanding in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, allowing just a pair of unearned runs on five hits over eight strong innings.

Advice: Lester punched out seven on the afternoon without issuing a walk. It's the second consecutive outing that he's gone eight innings and hasn't allowed an earned run. The only damage against him came in the third inning where a pair of runs scored on an error by Xander Bogaerts. He'll bring a 2.73 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 122/29 K/BB ratio into Thursday's matchup against the White Sox.

Thu, Jul 10 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox and Jon Lester have tabled in-season contract extension talks.

Advice: Both sides are still interested in a long-term deal, but Lester prefers to focus on pitching this season and put off contract talks. The left-hander understandably rejected a reported extension offer worth around $80 million this spring. The Red Sox will surely have to come up to $100 million or more to get something done.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Sat, Jul 5 Rotoworld
Friday's game between the Orioles and Red Sox has been postponed due to inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Arthur.

Advice: It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Scheduled starters Miguel Gonzalez and Jon Lester will be pushed back a day.

More: Roch Kubatko on Twitter

Fri, Jul 4 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Houston

Head-to-head vs. Houston
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Hou 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 9 6 6 2 0 3 10.80 1.80 .391
Away (this year) 9 9 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 61.2 57 24 22 6 14 55 3.21 1.15 .250
Night (this year) 10 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 63.2 69 27 20 4 20 60 2.83 1.40 .279
Last game vs. Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 9 6 6 2 0 3
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
Jul 10 CWS W 4-3 - 7.0 7 1 1 0 0 12 9 7 0 0 0 129.0 2.65
Jul 5 Bal W 3-2 - 8.0 5 2 0 0 0 7 9 7 0 0 0 122.0 2.73
Jun 28 @NYY W 2-1 W 8.0 5 1 0 0 2 6 9 7 0 0 0 114.0 2.92
Jun 22 @Oak W 7-6 - 7.2 4 3 2 0 2 4 8 7 0 0 0 106.0 3.14
Jun 17 Min W 2-1 W 6.1 4 1 1 0 1 6 8 7 0 0 0 98.1 3.20
Jun 12 Cle W 5-2 W 7.2 8 2 1 0 1 4 7 7 0 0 0 92.0 3.33
Jun 7 @Det L 6-8 L 4.1 12 5 5 2 1 0 6 7 0 0 0 84.1 3.52
Jun 1 TB W 4-0 W 7.0 4 0 0 0 1 12 6 6 0 0 0 80.0 3.15
May 27 @Atl W 6-3 W 6.0 8 3 3 1 3 7 5 6 0 0 0 73.0 3.45
May 22 Tor L 2-7 L 6.1 10 7 7 2 2 3 4 6 0 0 0 67.0 3.36
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 Bos 19 19 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 129.0 118 50 38 8 29 134 2.65 1.14 .243
Totals 240 239 109 63 0 0 0 10 3 1505.1 1416 653 613 137 526 1371 3.66 1.29 .250
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
Totals 240 34 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 21 0 0 .000 .028 .000 .028
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 19 P 19 129 4 17 11 2 1 .882
Totals 240 P 239 1505 76 255 164 15 13 .941