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


Player Notes
Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network on Sirius XM hears that the Blue Jays, Mariners, Brewers, Cardinals, Dodgers, Orioles, and Marlins are the teams that are "in" on Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester.

Advice: With this many teams involved, it's increasingly likely that the Red Sox will find a deal to their liking. Lester is due to become a free agent after the season, so teams will be paying for a rental, but he's capable of putting a contender over the top. The 30-year-old has a 2.52 ERA and 149/32 K/BB ratio over 143 innings this season.

More: Jim Bowden on Twitter

7 hours ago Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are among the teams who have called the Red Sox about left-hander Jon Lester.

Advice: As Heyman notes, the Brewers have been aggressive with in-season moves before, but it's not clear if they have the pieces to get a deal done. Rookie right-hander Jimmy Nelson is one possibility. Of course, the Brewers aren't alone in their interest for Lester, as the Dodgers, Mariners, Pirates and Orioles have also reportedly been in touch with the Red Sox.

More: CBSSports.com

7 hours ago Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mariners have been in touch with the Red Sox regarding Jon Lester.

Advice: Of course, the Mariners have been linked to the Rays' David Price for a long time now, but Lester would almost certainly cost less since he's due to become a free agent this offseason. The Dodgers and Orioles have also reportedly called the Red Sox about Lester, but they figure to get calls from most contenders leading up to Thursday's trade deadline.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Jul 29 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Orioles are among the teams who have contacted the Red Sox about Jon Lester.

Advice: Hey, it doesn't hurt to ask. Still, it's probably unlikely that the Red Sox would deal Lester to a division rival, even for just two months. The Dodgers are among the other teams who have expressed interest in Lester, who suddenly appears to be a legitimate possibility to be dealt before Thursday.

More: Jon Paul Morosi on Twitter

Mon, Jul 28 Rotoworld
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, there is a "growing expectation from rival execs" that the Red Sox will move Jon Lester before the July 31 trade deadline.

Advice: The Red Sox have failed to work out a long-term contract extension with Lester, who can become a free agent after this season, and so they might as well get something for him before he hits the open market. The Dodgers are known to have interest and many other contending teams will likely be in contact with the Boston front office over the next couple of days. Lester, 30, boasts a 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 149/32 K/BB ratio in 143 innings this year for the 48-57 Red Sox.

More: Buster Olney on Twitter

Mon, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Red Sox are listening to offers on Jon Lester and that the Dodgers are among the teams inquiring.

Advice: The Red Sox are still seeking a huge return package for the All-Star southpaw. The Red Sox have been rumored to have interest in Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, so perhaps there could be something brewing here. Lester has made it clear that he wouldn't be open to signing an extension as a condition of any deal, and that his preference would be to re-sign with the Red Sox.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Mon, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Jon Lester admitted Friday that even if he is traded before next week's non-waiver trade deadline, he would be open to returning to the Red Sox as a free agent next season.

Advice: Lester hasn't hidden his desire to remain with the Red Sox, and as they currently sit in the cellar of the American League East, it's an idea that may make sense for them as an organization. If they can flip the star southpaw for the best prospects they can get at the deadline, and then re-sign him over the Winter, the organization will be strengthened.

More: CSN New England

Sun, Jul 27 Rotoworld
Jon Lester gave up two runs over six innings against the Rays on Friday.

Advice: His lone mistake was a two-run homer by Desmond Jennings in the fifth inning. He left in line for the win, but the Rays took the lead in the seventh inning. The southpaw struck out seven and walked one in the no-decision and now owns a dominant 0.93 ERA and 34/3 K/BB ratio in 29 innings over four starts this month. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight straight starts. He'll try to keep it going when he makes his final start of July next week against the Blue Jays.

Sat, Jul 26 Rotoworld
Red Sox principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that extension talks with impending free agent Jon Lester have been tabled until after the 2014 season.

Advice: Lester doesn't want to be distracted any longer by in-season contract negotiations and probably wants a taste of the open market -- where there could be crazy money flying around this winter. The 30-year-old left-hander is putting together the best season of his career at the perfect time, boasting a 2.50 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 142/31 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that the Red Sox were prepared to offer him "$100 million for five years, or thereabouts."

More: Boston Herald

Fri, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Jon Lester picked up his 10th win of the season after shutting out the Royals over eight innings on Sunday.

Advice: Lester was, once again, phenomenal. The lefty limited the Royals to four hits and two walks while striking out eight. He has now allowed one earned run or fewer in seven out of his last nine outings. Lester's ERA is down to 2.50 with a 1.12 WHIP and a 142/29 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. He'll look to continue the success when he takes on the Rays in Tampa on Friday.

Thu, Jul 24 Rotoworld
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Tuesday, July 29

Head-to-head vs. Toronto

Head-to-head vs. Toronto
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Tor 30 30 15 9 0 0 0 2 1 193.1 144 84 82 19 67 167 3.82 1.09 .206
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
Night (this year) 11 11 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 69.2 75 29 22 5 21 67 2.84 1.38 .277
Last game vs. Tor 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 10 7 7 2 2 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 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