Jon Lester

#31, SP, Oakland
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
    16
  • L
    11
  • ERA
    2.46
  • K
    220
  • BB
    48


Player Notes
Jon Lester was charged with six runs over 7 1/3 innings in Tuesday's Wild Card Game loss to the Royals.

Advice: Lester really settled in after a rocky start, but A's manager Bob Melvin stuck with him too long in the eighth inning after he was well past 100 pitches. He wound up getting charged with three runs that frame, two of which that scored after he exited. It wasn't the ideal finish for the impending free agent, but Lester will still get a boatload of cash this winter.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Sunday that Jon Lester will start for the Athletics in Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Royals in Kansas City.

Advice: The news doesn't come as a tremendous surprise, given his terrific track record in the postseason. Since joining the A's, the veteran southpaw has compiled a 2.35 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 71/16 K/BB ratio over 76 2/3 innings. He'll square off against James Shields to see who gets the right to take on the Angels in the Division Series.

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Tue, Sep 30 Rotoworld
Jon Lester allowed five runs -- three earned -- on eight hits over seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

Advice: Lester gave up his share of timely hits, but the Athletics committing two errors behind him didn't help the cause, either. He helped his own cause by striking out seven without walking a batter in the loss. Lester's regular season ends with a 16-11 record, 2.46 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 220/48 K/BB ratio over 219 2/3 innings between the Red Sox and A's. The lefty will be the Athletics' ace in the postseason before hitting the free agent market this winter.

Sun, Sep 28 Rotoworld
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
Sep 30 @KC L 8-9 - 7.1 8 6 6 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 7.36
Sep 24 LAA L 4-5 L 7.0 8 5 3 0 0 7 16 11 0 0 0 219.2 2.46
Sep 19 Phi W 3-1 W 7.0 5 1 1 1 2 7 16 10 0 0 0 212.2 2.41
Sep 14 @Sea W 4-0 W 6.0 4 0 0 0 4 7 15 10 0 0 0 205.2 2.45
Sep 9 @CWS W 11-2 W 8.0 7 2 2 1 2 8 14 10 0 0 0 199.2 2.52
Sep 3 Sea L 1-2 L 8.0 7 2 2 2 0 5 13 10 0 0 0 191.2 2.54
Aug 29 @LAA L 0-4 L 6.0 6 3 2 1 1 5 13 9 0 0 0 183.2 2.55
Aug 23 LAA W 2-1 - 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 7 13 8 0 0 0 177.2 2.53
Aug 17 @Atl L 3-4 L 6.0 6 4 3 2 1 5 13 8 0 0 0 170.2 2.58
Aug 12 @KC W 11-3 W 6.0 6 3 3 0 2 9 13 7 0 0 0 164.2 2.51
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