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
    10
  • L
    7
  • ERA
    2.52
  • K
    149
  • BB
    32


Player Notes
Jon Lester will make his Athletics' debut on Saturday against the Royals.

Advice: Coincidentally, Saturday happens to be Yoenis Cespedes (who was traded for Lester) t-shirt day at O.co Coliseum. Lester has put up a 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 149/32 K/BB ratio in 143 innings this season and should only get better at his new pitcher-friendly park.

More: San Francisco Chronicle

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Athletics acquired LHP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes.

Advice: The A's were unsatisfied with their rotation even after acquiring Jeff Samardzija (and Jason Hammel) from the Cubs, so they got a little more creative and picked up the top ace on the trade market. Lester can become a free agent after the 2014 World Series and is highly doubtful to re-sign with Oakland, but he'll give the club a big boost down the stretch and into October. The 30-year-old left-hander was sporting a 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 149/32 K/BB ratio in 143 innings this season for Boston. Now he moves to the most pitcher-friendly park in MLB.

Fri, Aug 1 Rotoworld
WEEI's Alex Speier reports that the A's have acquired left-hander Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Advice: Boston also gets a competitive-balance pick in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. Without many elite-level prospects remaining in the wake of the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade, the A's had to get creative to work out a deal for Lester. And this sure is creative. Cespedes has big-time power, a huge throwing arm, and is under contractual control through 2015, so it's a big piece to give up for the penny-pinching A's. Lester, who can become a free agent this winter, gets a sizable fantasy boost with the move to pitcher-friendly Oakland.

More: Alex Speier on Twitter

Thu, Jul 31 Rotoworld
The Cardinals and Pirates are the two teams "pushing hardest" for Jon Lester, sources tell FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi.

Advice: Rosenthal notes that the Dodgers remain involved as well. The Cardinals made a move for a starter on Wednesday, acquiring Justin Masterson from the Indians, but they remain interested in Lester as more impactful starter to pair with Adam Wainwright. Lester would immediately become the Pirates' ace down the stretch. Lester is a free agent after the season.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Thu, Jul 31 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that a trade sending Jon Lester to the Orioles is "not close."

Advice: Rosenthal didn't rule out something getting done, but it appears the two sides aren't as close to crossing the finish line as previously reported. MLB.com's Peter Gammons adds that the Red Sox still have "plenty" of alternatives if they're not able to work something out with the O's.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Wed, Jul 30 Rotoworld
MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports that the Orioles are close to acquiring Jon Lester from the Red Sox.

Advice: The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham is also hearing the deal is close and says the Red Sox will receive a pitcher in return. He mentions Miguel Gonzalez, but he would figure to be a secondary part of the deal. It appears that Lester will get to stay in the AL East and has said in the past that he would still consider re-signing with the Red Sox.

More: Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter

Wed, Jul 30 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cardinals could still go after Jon Lester even after the acquisition of Justin Masterson.

Advice: Morosi says that they would have to be willing to give up Shelby Miller to do it. It's certainly possible that the Red Sox have floated this information to Morosi in order to drive up Lester's price with other teams. On the other hand, St. Louis didn't have to surrender any of their top prospects to get Masterson, so we can't rule anything out.

More: Jon Morosi on Twitter

Wed, Jul 30 Rotoworld
MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that the Dodgers are no longer pursuing Jon Lester, David Price and Cole Hamels.

Advice: The Dodgers are refusing to give up Joc Pederson, Corey Seager or Julio Urias in any deal, which makes acquiring one of the aforementioned aces an impossibility. Gammons said they're now focused on adding a back-end starter and bullpen help. With the Cardinals also out of the picture, it appears the Lester market might be down to the Pirates and A's.

More: Peter Gammons on Twitter

Wed, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the Marlins are "not completely" out of the Jon Lester sweepstakes.

Advice: Rodriguez says the Marlins will not trade Andrew Heaney for Lester, but it sounds like they might be willing to consider just about anyone else in their system. For what it's worth, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said the club is "not going to be short-sighted" in any deals.

More: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Wed, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox have told teams that it will require "at least two elite-level prospects" to acquire Jon Lester.

Advice: It's a hefty price to pay for a two-month rental, but you can't blame the Red Sox for asking for that haul, especially when it looks like David Price might not be dealt. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has listed the Dodgers and the Cardinals as the favorites for Lester, and Lauber has been told by industry insiders that the Dodgers are the "front-runner." The Pirates and A's are lurking in the background.

More: Boston Herald

Wed, Jul 30 Rotoworld
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Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 8/2 vs. KC

Home Score Away

Saturday, August 2

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 11 11 7 3 0 0 0 1 1 75.1 46 17 12 1 30 61 1.43 1.01 .175
Home (this year) 11 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 75.1 65 26 16 2 17 87 1.91 1.09 .228
Day (this year) 10 10 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 73.1 53 23 18 4 11 82 2.21 0.87 .199
Last game vs. KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 4 0 0 0 2 8
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 25 @TB L 4-6 - 6.0 6 2 2 1 1 7 10 7 0 0 0 143.0 2.52
Jul 20 KC W 6-0 W 8.0 4 0 0 0 2 8 10 7 0 0 0 137.0 2.50
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
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 21 21 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 143.0 128 52 40 9 32 149 2.52 1.12 .238
Totals 242 241 110 63 0 0 0 10 3 1519.1 1426 655 615 138 529 1386 3.64 1.29 .249
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 15 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 21 P 21 143 4 18 12 2 1 .889
Totals 242 P 241 1519 76 256 165 15 13 .941