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Jon Lester
Birthdate: 1/7/1984 (30 y, 6 m, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/240     Position: P
Drafted: 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 16, Overall: 57, Team: Boston Red Sox
Contract: $30M / 5 Years (2009 - 2013) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Lester turned in a solid performance, allowing two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out seven over six innings, but came away with a no-decision when the bullpen couldn't hold the lead in a 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday night. (7/25/2014)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2006Red Sox (AAA)11000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2006Red Sox15400000.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.20.5-0.1
2007Red Sox (A)3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Red Sox (AA)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Red Sox (AAA)14000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Red Sox12000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2007Red Sox3200000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2008Red Sox33500000.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.40.5-0.1
2008Red Sox4000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2009Red Sox32500000.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.40.5-0.1
2009Red Sox1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Red Sox326001016.7 %33.3 %.000.000.000.200.000.140-300.0-0.90.60.0
2011Red Sox31500000.0 %60.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.30.5-0.1
2012Red Sox33600000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.60.6-0.1
2013Red Sox33700000.0 %57.1 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.80.7-0.1
2013Red Sox5300000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2014Red Sox21300000.0 %66.7 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.70.30.0
Total- - -2424100102.4 %51.2 %.000.000.000.028.000.019-900.0-10.34.2-0.5
Postseason- - -13500000.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    


SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Red Sox (AAA)11000000000000000000.000
2006Red Sox15440000000003000000.000
2007Red Sox (A)3000000000000000000.000
2007Red Sox (AA)1000000000000000000.000
2007Red Sox (AAA)14000000000000000000.000
2007Red Sox12000000000000000000.000
2007Red Sox3220000000001000000.000
2008Red Sox33550000000002000000.000
2008Red Sox4000000000000000000.000
2009Red Sox32350000000002002000.000
2009Red Sox1000000000000000000.000
2010Red Sox32360000001102011000.000
2011Red Sox31550000000003000000.000
2012Red Sox33560000000003001100.000
2013Red Sox33670000000004001000.000
2013Red Sox5330000000001000000.000
2014Red Sox21330000000002000000.000
Total- - -242344100000011021015100.000
Postseason- - -13550000000002000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2006Red Sox0.0 %75.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.0-1-1.1.000-100
2006Average8.4 %16.8 %0.50.269.337.432.768.1635.0.301    .332 
2007Red Sox (A)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2007Red Sox (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2007Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2007Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2007Red Sox0.0 %50.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.00-0.6.000-100
2007Average8.5 %17.1 %0.50.268.336.423.758.1555.2.303    .331 
2008Red Sox0.0 %40.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.0-1-1.4.000-100
2008Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2008Average8.7 %17.5 %0.50.264.333.416.749.1525.1.300    .328 
2009Red Sox0.0 %40.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.0-1-1.4.000-100
2009Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2009Average8.9 %18.0 %0.49.262.333.418.751.1555.0.299    .329 
2010Red Sox16.7 %33.3 %0.50.000.200.000.200.0000.1.000 0.00-0.9.140-30
2010Average8.5 %18.5 %0.46.257.325.403.728.1455.0.297    .321 
2011Red Sox0.0 %60.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.0-1-1.2.000-100
2011Average8.1 %18.6 %0.44.255.321.399.720.1445.1.295    .316 
2012Red Sox0.0 %50.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.0-1-1.5.000-100
2012Average8.0 %19.8 %0.40.255.319.405.724.1515.2.297    .315 
2013Red Sox0.0 %57.1 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.0-1-1.7.000-100
2013Red Sox0.0 %33.3 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.00-0.7.000-100
2013Average7.9 %19.9 %0.40.253.318.396.714.1434.9.297    .314 
2014Red Sox0.0 %66.7 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.00-0.7.000-100
2014Average7.8 %20.3 %0.38.252.316.390.705.1385.0.299    .312 
Total- - -2.4 %51.2 %0.05.000.028.000.028.0000.1.000 0.0-5-9.9.019-90
Postseason- - -0.0 %40.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.0-1-1.3.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%
2006Red Sox1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2007Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2007Red Sox1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2008Red Sox3.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2008Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2009Red Sox1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2009Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2010Red Sox1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2011Red Sox0.0050.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2012Red Sox2.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2013Red Sox2.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2013Red Sox2.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2014Red Sox1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
Total- - -5.507.1 %78.6 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
Postseason- - -3.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2006Red Sox100000041216
2007Red Sox0000000000
2007Red Sox1000000459
2008Red Sox300000061420
2008Red Sox0000000000
2009Red Sox100002021113
2009Red Sox0000000000
2010Red Sox1100010131528
2011Red Sox011000041519
2012Red Sox200001051823
2013Red Sox200001052126
2013Red Sox20000004812
2014Red Sox10000003811
Total- - -1121005042114156
Postseason- - -300000081321

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2006Red Sox-0.07-0.070.00-0.92-0.090.68 0-0.100.00
2007Red Sox          
2007Red Sox-0.05-0.050.00-0.72-0.061.10 0-0.050.00
2008Red Sox-0.11-0.110.00-1.27-0.130.85 0-0.130.00
2008Red Sox          
2009Red Sox-0.10-0.100.00-1.06-0.101.00 0-0.110.00
2009Red Sox          
2010Red Sox-0.04-0.060.01-0.77-0.081.03 0-0.090.04
2011Red Sox-0.15-0.150.00-1.85-0.211.02 0-0.150.00
2012Red Sox-0.10-0.100.00-1.98-0.210.64 0-0.150.00
2013Red Sox-0.09-0.090.00-2.06-0.240.52 0-0.170.00
2013Red Sox-0.16-0.160.00-1.44-0.161.72 0-0.100.00
2014Red Sox-0.11-0.110.00-0.78-0.091.42 0-0.080.00
Total- - --0.79-0.800.01-10.70-1.150.85 0-0.980.06
Postseason- - --0.22-0.220.00-2.16-0.221.47 0-0.150.00

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2006Red Sox87.5% (91.6)6.3% (86.0)   6.3% (87.0)  
2007Red Sox        
2008Red Sox60.0% (88.7)5.0% (80.0)15.0% (79.7)10.0% (79.0)10.0% (75.0)   
2009Red Sox92.3% (89.2)  7.7% (80.0)    
2010Red Sox77.8% (92.8)14.8% (88.5)  7.4% (84.0)  3.6%
2011Red Sox73.7% (89.8)10.5% (78.0)5.3% (89.0)5.3% (69.0) 5.3% (83.0)  
2012Red Sox56.5% (92.7)21.7% (82.0)8.7% (86.0)4.3% (77.0)4.3% (81.0)4.3% (86.0)  
2013Red Sox65.4% (89.8)  19.2% (78.2)15.4% (80.5)   
2014Red Sox81.8% (90.1)18.2% (79.0)      
Total- - -72.3% (90.8)9.7% (82.9)3.9% (83.3)6.5% (77.3)5.8% (80.1)1.9% (85.3) 0.6%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Red Sox              
2008Red Sox20.0 %      15.0 %  65.0 %   
2009Red Sox69.2 %7.7 %   15.4 % 7.7 %      
2010Red Sox67.9 %10.7 %    14.3 %   7.1 %   
2011Red Sox26.3 %42.1 %   5.3 %10.5 %5.3 %  10.5 %   
2012Red Sox30.4 %8.7 %4.4 %4.4 % 17.4 %17.4 %13.0 %  4.4 %   
2013Red Sox38.5 %15.4 % 7.7 % 11.5 %7.7 %11.5 %  7.7 %   
2014Red Sox27.3 %54.6 %    18.2 %       
Total- - -40.7 %17.1 %0.7 %2.1 % 7.1 %10.0 %7.9 %  14.3 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Red Sox             
2008Red Sox88.8      74.1  78.0  
2009Red Sox89.090.4   89.6 80.2     
2010Red Sox93.089.2    88.2   84.0  
2011Red Sox91.788.4   91.378.069.2  83.4  
2012Red Sox92.696.585.785.8 90.784.977.8  81.1  
2013Red Sox89.790.7 78.2 88.280.276.9  82.5  
2014Red Sox90.390.2    79.2      
Total- - -91.290.185.780.7 89.883.376.0  79.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2006Red Sox-0.7-0.2   -0.2 -5.00-22.06   -18.09 
2007Red Sox              
2008Red Sox-0.8-0.1-0.2-0.10.0  -6.61-12.83-7.63-7.371.69  
2009Red Sox-1.0  -0.2   -8.22  -18.21   
2010Red Sox-0.3-0.3  0.1  -1.61-6.45  7.17  
2011Red Sox-0.9-0.2-0.1-0.2 0.0 -6.66-7.92-5.38-18.04 3.74 
2012Red Sox-0.5-1.0-0.3-0.1-0.1-0.1 -3.76-19.23-13.48-5.70-8.00-11.76 
2013Red Sox-1.1  -0.2-0.4  -6.20  -3.02-9.47  
2014Red Sox-0.70.0     -7.68-0.59     
Total- - --6.0-1.7-0.6-0.7-0.3-0.3 -5.34-11.59-9.21-7.18-3.13-8.70 

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Red Sox             
2008Red Sox-0.2      -0.3  -0.8  
2009Red Sox-0.70.0   -0.2 -0.2     
2010Red Sox-0.3-0.2    -0.3   0.1  
2011Red Sox-0.5-0.4   0.0-0.2-0.2  0.0  
2012Red Sox-0.2-0.20.0-0.1 0.0-1.0-0.3  -0.1  
2013Red Sox-0.3-0.5 -0.1 -0.30.0-0.2  -0.3  
2014Red Sox-0.1-0.6    0.0      
Total- - --2.3-2.00.0-0.2 -0.6-1.4-1.1  -1.0  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Red Sox             
2008Red Sox-5.03      -9.19  -6.05  
2009Red Sox-7.95-4.33   -11.38 -18.21     
2010Red Sox-1.76-7.22    -6.45   7.17  
2011Red Sox-9.49-5.17   -4.08-10.42-18.04  -0.17  
2012Red Sox-2.93-12.45-3.78-11.76 -0.85-24.09-9.56  -8.00  
2013Red Sox-2.90-12.50 -5.71 -8.801.10-5.77  -13.23  
2014Red Sox-2.83-10.10    -0.59      
Total- - --4.04-8.45-3.78-7.73 -5.67-10.14-9.98  -4.96  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2006Red Sox50.0 %37.5 %43.8 %25.0 %100.0 %57.1 %50.0 %50.0 %18.8 %
2006Average23.5 %66.6 %46.1 %57.4 %88.5 %81.0 %52.6 %58.8 %8.5 %
2007Red Sox         
2007Average25.0 %66.6 %45.9 %60.8 %88.2 %80.8 %50.3 %58.7 %8.6 %
2008Red Sox40.0 %60.0 %50.0 %50.0 %83.3 %70.0 %50.0 %80.0 %15.0 %
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009Red Sox50.0 %55.6 %53.9 %100.0 %80.0 %85.7 %69.2 %80.0 %7.7 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2010Red Sox21.1 %75.0 %37.0 %75.0 %50.0 %60.0 %29.6 %33.3 %14.3 %
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.5 %
2011Red Sox10.0 %55.6 %31.6 %0.0 %100.0 %83.3 %47.4 %100.0 %5.3 %
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
2012Red Sox36.4 %41.7 %39.1 %25.0 %60.0 %44.4 %52.2 %83.3 %21.7 %
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.1 %
2013Red Sox30.8 %53.9 %42.3 %75.0 %85.7 %81.8 %50.0 %57.1 %7.7 %
2013Average31.0 %65.5 %46.4 %66.6 %87.0 %79.5 %44.7 %60.3 %9.3 %
2014Red Sox20.0 %50.0 %36.4 %100.0 %66.7 %75.0 %54.6 %100.0 %9.1 %
2014Average30.7 %65.4 %46.4 %65.7 %87.2 %79.4 %45.3 %60.5 %9.3 %
Total- - -30.0 %53.3 %41.3 %54.2 %77.5 %68.8 %48.4 %70.7 %12.8 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Red Sox        
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Red Sox22.2 %72.7 %50.0 %100.0 %62.5 %70.0 %55.0 %19.2
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Red Sox60.0 %50.0 %53.9 %100.0 %75.0 %85.7 %61.5 %15.4
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Red Sox16.7 %80.0 %39.3 %66.7 %62.5 %63.6 %35.7 %22.0
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Red Sox14.3 %41.7 %31.6 %0.0 %100.0 %83.3 %63.2 %19.7
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Red Sox36.4 %41.7 %39.1 %25.0 %60.0 %44.4 %52.2 %20.5
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Red Sox33.3 %47.1 %42.3 %66.7 %87.5 %81.8 %65.4 %20.7
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Red Sox0.0 %57.1 %36.4 % 75.0 %75.0 %63.6 %20.9
2014Average29.8 %63.0 %45.9 %63.1 %87.4 %79.3 %48.7 %23.0
Total- - -25.4 %54.6 %41.4 %62.5 %73.8 %70.7 %55.0 %20.2

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2006Red SoxP151581.10110000000 9   1.000 
2007Red SoxP121163.0641010000 4   .909 
2008Red SoxP3333210.119212023300 8   .952 
2009Red SoxP3232203.17242111001 19   .939 
2010Red SoxP3232208.05353032200 22   .930 
2011Red SoxP3131191.29191012101 14   .966 
2012Red SoxP3333205.114212022201 13   .946 
2013Red SoxP3333213.112182111001 12   .938 
2014Red SoxP2121143.04122111100 10   .889 
Total- - -P2422411519.1761651531212904 111   .941 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2006Red SoxP81.12  0-10              
2007Red SoxP63.00  0-2-2              
2008Red SoxP210.11  0-20              
2009Red SoxP203.10  020              
2010Red SoxP208.00  032              
2011Red SoxP191.22  0-11              
2012Red SoxP205.10  010              
2013Red SoxP213.10  -1-2-3              
2014Red SoxP143.0-1  -1-1-3              
Total- - -P1519.14  -2-3-5              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012Red SoxP205.10.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)100.0%      (1)100.0%     (2)50.0%      (2)90.0%    (20)
2013Red SoxP213.10.0%      (5)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)50.0%     (2)100.0%      (2)93.8%    (16)
2014Red SoxP143.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)40.0%      (5)91.7%    (12)
Total- - -P1519.10.0%      (6)0.0%      (4)50.0%      (2)75.0%     (4)55.6%      (9)91.7%    (48)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2006Red Sox-1.20.0 0.5-1.20.50.00.1-0.6-0.1($0.2) 
2007Red Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$0.4
2008Red Sox-1.40.0 0.5-1.40.50.00.2-0.7-0.1($0.3)$0.4
2009Red Sox-1.40.0 0.5-1.40.50.00.2-0.7-0.1($0.3) 
2010Red Sox-0.90.0 0.6-0.90.60.00.2-0.10.0($0.1) 
2011Red Sox-1.30.0 0.5-1.30.50.00.1-0.7-0.1($0.3) 
2012Red Sox-1.60.0 0.6-1.60.60.00.2-0.7-0.1($0.3) 
2013Red Sox-1.80.0 0.7-1.80.70.00.2-0.9-0.1($0.5) 
2014Red Sox-0.70.0 0.3-0.70.30.00.1-0.30.0($0.2) 
Total- - --10.30.0 4.2-10.34.20.11.2-4.7-0.5($2.2)$0.8

  • $30m / 5 Years (2009 - 2013) + 1 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Boston Red Sox on 3/15/2009 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2009: $1M, 2010: $3.8M, 2011: $5.8M, 2012: $7.6M, 2013: $11.6M
    • 2014 Team Option: $13M ($0.2M buyout)
      • Option is voided if Lester is traded and has finished first or second in Cy Young
    • Incentives: $50,000 for All Star $50,000 for LCS MVP $100,000 for WS MVP $100,000 for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd place, $50,000 for 3rd place) $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd place, $50,000 for 3rd place)
    • Agent / Agency: Josh Yates, ACES (previously Alan Nero)
    • Originally Reported By: Jeff Passan
    • Source: sports.yahoo.com
    • Submitted by olerudshelmet
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  • 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 16, Overall: 57
    • Team: Boston Red Sox
    • School: Bellarmine Prep HS (Puyallup, WA)