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Jon Lester
current status: On roster
Birth Date:January 7, 1984 (30 years old)
Place of Birth:Tacoma, WA
Hometown:Puyallup, WA
Bats:L
Throws:L
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by Boston in 2002 (2nd round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Boston in 2014.
HOT
2-1, 2.25 in last 28IP
Season Stats
G GS W L CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA
YTD 26 26 13 8 1 1 0 177.2 157 63 50 11 39 181 2.53
On Pace 32 32 16 10 1 1 0 216 191 77 61 13 48 220 2.53
Scouting Report
Assets: A talented lefty with a good fastball, slider and change, he shows good composure on the mound and makes adjustments on the fly. Elevates his game with more on the line. Can finish what he starts.
Flaws: Struggles when he is too much of a nibbler, instead of attacking the strike zone. His health will always be a concern as long as he's toiling in the big leagues, after having already battled lymphona.
Career Potential: Excellent left-handed starter.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
Hutch Award 2008
Tony Conigliaro Award 2007
Named to the All-Star Game 2011 (replacement - injured), 2010
Eastern League (AA) Most Valuable Pitcher 2005