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John Lackey
Birthdate: 10/23/1978 (38 y, 5 m, 4 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-6/245     Position: P
Drafted: 1999 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 17, Overall: 68, Team: Anaheim Angels
Contract: $32M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Lackey struck out five over six innings in Friday's spring training loss to the Indians, allowing five hits and a run. (3/25/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: John Lackey's first year in Chicago was something of a mixed bag. There were some positives, including a strikeout rate that, at 8.60 per nine, came in at its highest since 2005. He also maintained a low WHIP, at 1.06. And while his 3.35 ERA and 3.81 FIP both represented increases from 2015, they still each managed to come in below his career averages. Even with a declining ground ball rate, opposing hitters still went for a .255 batting average on balls in play, meaning that it's likely that Lackey was bailed out regularly by a historically good defense. He'll want to get that GB% back to the upper-40s where it's been for two of the last three years in order to prevent a regression in that regard. Also something of a concern is that despite a low BABIP, opposing hitters made strong contact off of Lackey, to the point where a 34.4% Hard% was the highest of his career. That, along with an increased 2.53 walks per nine innings, could indicate that a regression is on the way for Lackey. His WHIP will almost certainly rise back toward his career average of 1.30, while his strikeout rate will also likely regress back closer to the mean. Those factors make Lackey a tough sell as a legitimate fantasy option beyond anything more than a stopgap starter. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: John Lackey experienced some success in 2016, with a 1.06 WHIP that complemented a higher-than-his-average 8.60 K/9. At the same time, with an increased walk rate and opposing hitters making stronger-than-ever contact off of him, a regression from those numbers could be on the way.

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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2003vs L112.0- - -494128261716015403385.284.346.449.344
2003vs R92.0- - -39195170464516261766.265.329.453.338
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2003Home113.13.57470110191474514331384.254.311.400.311
2003Away90.25.96415113240706017333767.301.370.509.377
2003Home vs L62.0- - -2676810130286200150.276.333.402.323
2003Home vs R51.1- - -203429017178131234.223.281.399.294
2003Away vs L50.0- - -2276016041329203235.293.361.505.369
2003Away vs R40.2- - -188538029288130532.312.382.515.386
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2003Mar/Apr31.17.761544511028277191221.338.429.579.431
2003May36.04.7515642812219540430.284.321.453.335
2003Jun29.23.9412430401313471023.256.301.397.302
2003Jul40.14.46169395020203152136.255.325.349.298
2003Aug32.24.4114038902016790222.295.353.535.379
2003Sept/Oct34.02.65142296014105120119.225.296.400.301
20031st Half119.04.99517134241706618342692.281.337.450.342
20032nd Half85.04.1336889190473913322459.268.341.452.342
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2003Low Leverage100.1- - -427102190262314270479.258.312.415.317
2003Medium Leverage94.0- - -410102211625715353666.276.349.466.351
2003High Leverage9.2- - -481930292524106.432.489.651.486
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2003Bases Empty113.1- - -512127291171717360487.269.326.443.335
2003Men on Base90.2- - -373961401008814304664.285.356.462.351
2003Men In Scoring51.0- - -218496085738274439.262.369.439.347
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2003Through 3 - 01.2- - -2620031019401.286.808.286.562
2003Through 3 - 19.0- - -79181196133015.400.658.545.534
2003Through 3 - 219.2- - -1092110650290225.269.477.286.376
2003Through 2 - 017.2- - -1072430108431408.316.514.520.446
2003Through 1 - 072.1- - -33576191443710484345.268.379.454.361
2003Through 2 - 138.1- - -1924411119184350219.284.422.448.388
2003Through 1 - 185.1- - -3587417144399330676.232.316.380.308
2003Through 0 - 1110.0- - -4471091605147121805106.257.295.382.297
2003Through 2 - 246.2- - -184268014131210259.162.266.233.236
2003Through 1 - 267.1- - -2483780252151202109.158.206.260.207
2003Through 0 - 242.0- - -15531702118420067.203.213.331.232
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2003As Starter204.04.638852234311171053166410151.276.339.451.342
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20031st Through Order as SP67.23.86297659032297291456.246.332.365.312
20032nd Through Order as SP68.15.8029780210504413151455.288.333.505.358
20033rd Through Order as SP60.23.122536413124217192237.276.336.437.333
20034th Through Order as SP7.113.50381400111143003.400.447.743.501

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2003vs L6.833.212.131.2117.2 %8.1 %9.1 %- - -1.50.32266.7 %4.414.14
2003vs R6.462.542.541.5716.9 %6.7 %10.2 %- - -1.32.28677.7 %4.934.50
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2003Home6.672.622.551.1117.9 %7.0 %10.8 %.2541.26.28678.3 %4.114.18
2003Away6.653.282.031.6916.1 %8.0 %8.2 %.3011.61.33064.2 %5.314.45
2003Home vs L7.262.902.500.8718.7 %7.5 %11.2 %.2761.42.32673.2 %3.693.92
2003Home vs R5.962.282.621.4016.8 %6.4 %10.4 %.2231.07.23387.3 %4.614.49
2003Away vs L6.303.601.751.6215.4 %8.8 %6.6 %.2931.60.31759.1 %5.294.41
2003Away vs R7.082.882.461.7717.0 %6.9 %10.1 %.3121.62.34670.2 %5.344.51
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2003Mar/Apr6.035.461.112.0113.6 %12.3 %1.3 %.3382.04.36267.6 %6.615.84
2003May7.501.007.501.2519.2 %2.6 %16.7 %.2841.28.32765.1 %3.843.85
2003Jun6.982.123.291.2118.6 %5.7 %12.9 %.2561.25.28976.4 %3.943.32
2003Jul8.033.352.400.6721.3 %8.9 %12.4 %.2551.34.31668.9 %3.403.88
2003Aug6.062.482.441.9315.7 %6.4 %9.3 %.2951.44.31074.0 %5.484.12
2003Sept/Oct5.033.181.581.3213.4 %8.5 %4.9 %.2251.21.22980.0 %4.974.86
20031st Half6.962.572.711.3617.8 %6.6 %11.2 %.2811.41.31669.9 %4.464.20
20032nd Half6.253.391.841.3816.0 %8.7 %7.3 %.2681.42.29273.0 %4.904.44
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2003Low Leverage7.092.422.931.2618.5 %6.3 %12.2 %- - -1.29.29094.4 %4.203.92
2003Medium Leverage6.323.351.891.4416.1 %8.5 %7.6 %- - -1.46.30266.4 %5.014.66
2003High Leverage5.593.721.501.8612.5 %8.3 %4.2 %- - -2.38.472-29.7 %5.724.69
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2003Bases Empty6.912.862.421.3517.0 %7.0 %10.0 %- - -1.44.299100.0 %4.504.27
2003Men on Base6.352.982.131.3917.2 %8.0 %9.1 %- - -1.39.31728.5 %4.824.34
2003Men In Scoring6.884.761.441.4117.9 %12.4 %5.5 %- - -1.49.293-7.3 %5.364.81
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2003Through 3 - 05.40102.600.050.003.9 %73.1 %-69.2 %- - -12.60.33385.7 %36.0338.66
2003Through 3 - 15.0033.000.151.006.3 %41.8 %-35.4 %- - -5.67.43685.0 %14.7015.85
2003Through 3 - 211.4413.270.860.0022.9 %26.6 %-3.7 %- - -2.54.39688.5 %5.226.18
2003Through 2 - 04.0815.790.262.047.5 %29.0 %-21.5 %- - -3.11.31391.1 %10.339.87
2003Through 1 - 05.605.970.941.2413.4 %14.3 %-0.9 %- - -1.71.28873.5 %5.705.82
2003Through 2 - 14.468.220.540.949.9 %18.2 %-8.3 %- - -2.06.30382.2 %6.296.91
2003Through 1 - 18.023.482.300.9521.2 %9.2 %12.0 %- - -1.25.27868.7 %3.994.09
2003Through 0 - 18.671.475.890.9823.7 %4.0 %19.7 %- - -1.15.31770.3 %3.153.06
2003Through 2 - 211.384.052.810.1932.1 %11.4 %20.7 %- - -1.01.24873.5 %2.263.17
2003Through 1 - 214.571.609.080.6744.0 %4.8 %39.1 %- - -0.73.26759.1 %1.381.44
2003Through 0 - 214.360.4333.500.8643.2 %1.3 %41.9 %- - -0.79.32943.8 %1.220.99
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2003As Starter6.662.912.291.3717.1 %7.5 %9.6 %.2761.42.30671.2 %4.644.30
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20031st Through Order as SP7.453.861.930.9318.9 %9.8 %9.1 %.2461.39.28974.8 %4.184.37
20032nd Through Order as SP7.241.983.671.7118.5 %5.1 %13.5 %.2881.39.31960.6 %4.733.90
20033rd Through Order as SP5.492.821.951.0414.6 %7.5 %7.1 %.2761.37.30381.1 %4.354.51
20034th Through Order as SP3.683.681.004.917.9 %7.9 %0.0 %.4002.32.35752.6 %10.535.63

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2003vs L1.2727.6 %40.6 %31.8 %5.3 %13.3 %6.9 %63.6 %43.4 %25.4 %31.2 %12.8 %62.0 %25.1 %18006791121
2003vs R0.8824.2 %35.4 %40.4 %8.7 %13.9 %5.0 %42.9 %41.8 %28.4 %29.8 %16.1 %59.6 %24.3 %1480529951
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2003Home0.9724.9 %37.0 %38.1 %4.6 %10.8 %5.6 %44.4 %43.1 %24.0 %32.9 %12.6 %64.9 %22.6 %16906041086
2003Away1.2127.4 %39.8 %32.8 %10.2 %17.3 %6.7 %66.7 %42.2 %29.9 %27.9 %16.2 %56.5 %27.3 %1590604986
2003Home vs L1.2126.8 %40.0 %33.2 %1.6 %9.5 %6.6 %50.0 %42.4 %22.5 %35.2 %12.8 %62.8 %24.5 %975364611
2003Home vs R0.7522.5 %33.1 %44.4 %7.5 %11.9 %4.0 %33.3 %44.2 %26.0 %29.9 %12.3 %67.5 %20.1 %715240475
2003Away vs L1.3628.5 %41.2 %30.3 %10.0 %18.0 %7.4 %80.0 %44.7 %28.8 %26.5 %12.9 %61.2 %25.9 %825315510
2003Away vs R1.0626.1 %38.1 %35.8 %10.4 %16.7 %5.9 %50.0 %39.1 %31.2 %29.7 %20.3 %50.7 %29.0 %765289476
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2003Mar/Apr0.8023.9 %33.9 %42.2 %6.5 %15.2 %2.7 %66.7 %38.4 %25.9 %35.7 %14.3 %63.4 %22.3 %601228373
2003May0.9125.9 %35.3 %38.8 %13.3 %11.1 %7.3 %0.0 %36.4 %34.8 %28.8 %26.3 %43.2 %30.5 %592209383
2003Jun2.1320.0 %54.4 %25.6 %8.7 %17.4 %8.2 %50.0 %42.6 %27.7 %29.8 %11.7 %70.2 %18.1 %453161292
2003Jul1.1027.0 %38.3 %34.8 %5.0 %7.5 %0.0 %100.0 %42.7 %23.9 %33.3 %12.0 %55.6 %32.5 %620236384
2003Aug1.1930.7 %37.6 %31.7 %3.1 %21.9 %10.5 %66.7 %50.5 %21.5 %28.0 %13.1 %61.7 %25.2 %488181307
2003Sept/Oct0.8628.4 %33.0 %38.5 %4.8 %11.9 %8.3 %0.0 %46.4 %26.4 %27.3 %7.3 %74.6 %18.2 %526193333
20031st Half1.0823.1 %39.9 %37.0 %7.9 %12.9 %5.3 %44.4 %39.2 %28.8 %32.0 %16.1 %60.0 %23.9 %19417011240
20032nd Half1.0730.3 %36.0 %33.7 %5.6 %14.6 %7.4 %66.7 %47.6 %23.8 %28.6 %11.7 %62.3 %26.0 %1339507832
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2003Low Leverage1.1726.3 %39.7 %34.0 %7.5 %13.2 %6.5 %40.0 %44.8 %26.8 %28.4 %15.5 %58.0 %26.5 %15995721027
2003Medium Leverage0.9924.3 %37.7 %38.0 %6.3 %13.5 %6.4 %63.6 %42.6 %24.4 %33.0 %12.9 %64.4 %22.8 %1519574945
2003High Leverage1.0038.9 %30.6 %30.6 %9.1 %18.2 %0.0 %50.0 %26.3 %44.7 %29.0 %15.8 %57.9 %26.3 %16262100
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2003Bases Empty1.1324.9 %39.8 %35.3 %4.5 %12.8 %6.0 %50.0 %43.9 %24.9 %31.2 %15.1 %59.2 %25.7 %19056991206
2003Men on Base1.0027.8 %36.1 %36.1 %10.5 %14.7 %6.3 %60.0 %41.0 %29.3 %29.7 %13.2 %63.4 %23.4 %1375509866
2003Men In Scoring1.0426.4 %37.5 %36.1 %7.7 %15.4 %3.7 %50.0 %39.2 %28.4 %32.4 %13.5 %62.8 %23.7 %851353498
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2003Through 3 - 00.6716.7 %33.3 %50.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %16.7 %33.3 %16.7 %83.3 %0.0 %1279730
2003Through 3 - 10.7528.2 %30.8 %41.0 %18.8 %6.3 %8.3 %100.0 %37.5 %37.5 %25.0 %22.5 %47.5 %30.0 %437265172
2003Through 3 - 21.9228.3 %47.2 %24.5 %7.7 %0.0 %8.0 %0.0 %39.6 %32.1 %28.3 %15.1 %62.3 %22.6 %723355368
2003Through 2 - 00.6028.4 %26.9 %44.8 %10.0 %13.3 %0.0 %100.0 %39.7 %29.4 %30.9 %10.3 %63.2 %26.5 %475292183
2003Through 1 - 00.7828.1 %31.5 %40.4 %9.5 %10.5 %2.7 %75.0 %42.7 %24.7 %32.6 %15.1 %59.0 %25.9 %1375679696
2003Through 2 - 10.9026.1 %35.1 %38.8 %9.6 %7.7 %2.1 %50.0 %44.1 %26.5 %29.4 %15.4 %61.8 %22.8 %982508474
2003Through 1 - 11.1423.7 %40.7 %35.7 %8.1 %10.5 %7.1 %50.0 %47.7 %21.4 %30.9 %17.3 %60.1 %22.6 %1664689975
2003Through 0 - 11.3725.0 %43.4 %31.6 %5.0 %12.0 %8.0 %50.0 %44.3 %27.7 %28.0 %13.2 %63.8 %23.0 %18015271274
2003Through 2 - 21.1121.6 %41.2 %37.3 %5.3 %2.6 %4.8 %0.0 %48.0 %22.6 %29.4 %10.8 %65.7 %23.5 %1100462638
2003Through 1 - 21.1120.8 %41.6 %37.6 %4.3 %10.6 %9.6 %0.0 %47.2 %21.6 %31.2 %12.0 %64.0 %24.0 %1275415860
2003Through 0 - 21.2125.6 %40.7 %33.7 %3.4 %13.8 %8.6 %0.0 %40.7 %27.9 %31.4 %10.5 %64.0 %25.6 %714163551
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2003As Starter1.0726.1 %38.3 %35.6 %7.0 %13.6 %6.1 %55.6 %42.7 %26.8 %30.6 %14.3 %60.9 %24.8 %328012082072
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20031st Through Order as SP1.1424.0 %40.5 %35.5 %7.0 %9.9 %7.4 %62.5 %42.3 %26.0 %31.7 %19.2 %62.0 %18.8 %1172445727
20032nd Through Order as SP1.0128.6 %35.9 %35.5 %6.5 %16.9 %5.1 %33.3 %39.0 %29.2 %31.8 %10.8 %61.4 %27.8 %1107396711
20033rd Through Order as SP1.0626.4 %37.8 %35.8 %7.2 %10.1 %5.5 %50.0 %47.7 %23.1 %29.2 %13.3 %59.0 %27.7 %881320561
20034th Through Order as SP1.1820.0 %43.3 %36.7 %9.1 %36.4 %7.7 %100.0 %40.6 %37.5 %21.9 %12.5 %62.5 %25.0 %1204773