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Jon Lester    \LEST-er\

Jonathan Tyler Lester (twitter: @JLester31)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: January 7, 1984 in Tacoma, WA
High School: Bellarmine HS (Tacoma, WA)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed August 13, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 10, 2006 (Age 22.154)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Athletics 2006-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 6 yrs/$42.75M (09-14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 7.075, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: ACES (John Yates), previously: Octagon, SFX [*]
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2006 BOS AL 22 P 15 15 0 81.1 11 0 11 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.22 0.73 .958 1.56 1.54 9 6 40% 30% 5
2007 BOS AL 23 P 12 11 0 63.0 11 6 4 1 0 .909 -2 -6 1.43 0.83 .955 1.60 1.59 4 2 33% 27% 1
2008 BOS AL 24 P 33 33 2 210.1 42 19 21 2 3 .952 0 0 1.71 1.21 .952 1.60 1.59 8 5 38% 27% 3
2009 BOS AL 25 P 32 32 2 203.1 33 7 24 2 1 .939 0 0 1.37 0.97 .953 1.53 1.51 19 6 24% 26% 6
2010 BOS AL 26 P 32 32 2 208.0 43 5 35 3 2 .930 2 2 1.73 1.25 .953 1.63 1.61 22 7 24% 26% 5 AS,CYA-4
2011 BOS AL 27 P 31 31 0 191.2 29 9 19 1 2 .966 1 1 1.31 0.90 .949 1.60 1.59 14 12 46% 28% 4 AS
2012 BOS AL 28 P 33 33 3 205.1 37 14 21 2 3 .946 0 0 1.53 1.06 .954 1.57 1.56 13 3 19% 25% 0
2013 BOS AL 29 P 33 33 1 213.1 32 12 18 2 1 .938 -3 -3 1.27 0.91 .957 1.54 1.53 12 4 25% 26% 0
2014 TOT AL 30 P 27 27 1 183.2 23 7 14 2 1 .913 -3 -3 1.03 0.78 .949 1.48 1.47 11 3 21% 27% 0 AS
2014 BOS AL 30 P 21 21 0 143.0 18 4 12 2 1 .889 -3 -4 1.01 0.76 .949 1.48 1.47 10 3 23% 27% 0
2014 OAK AL 30 P 6 6 1 40.2 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.11 0.83 .948 1.48 1.47 1 0 0% 27% 0
9 Seasons P 248 247 11 1560.0 261 79 167 15 13 .943 -5 0 1.42 0.99 .953 1.57 1.55 112 48 30% 27% 24
9 Seasons TOT 248 247 11 1560.0 261 79 167 15 13 .943 -5 -3 1.42 0.99 .953 1.57 1.55 112 48 30% 27% 24
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2006 BOS AL 22 P 0 0 -1 -1 2
2007 BOS AL 23 P -2 -6 -2 0
2008 BOS AL 24 P 0 0 -2 1 1
2009 BOS AL 25 P 0 0 2 0 -2 0
2010 BOS AL 26 P 2 2 3 0 -1 0
2011 BOS AL 27 P 1 1 -1 0 0 2
2012 BOS AL 28 P 0 0 1 -1 0
2013 BOS AL 29 P -3 -3 -2 0 0
2014 BOS AL 30 P 0 -3 -4 -1 0 -1
2014 OAK AL 30 P 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons P 0 -5 0 -3 0 -4 4
9 Seasons TOT 0 -5 -3 -3 0 -4 4

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2006 BOS AL 22 15 15 2 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 BOS AL 23 12 11 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 BOS AL 24 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 BOS AL 25 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 BOS AL 26 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 BOS AL 27 31 31 2 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 BOS AL 28 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 BOS AL 29 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 BOS AL 30 21 21 1 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 OAK AL 30 6 6 1 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 248 247 16 248 248 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2006 BOS AL 22 367 75% 28% 5 100% 0 0 0 0 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2007 BOS AL 23 275 72% 25% 5 80% 0 6 1 5 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2008 BOS AL 24 874 76% 35% 26 81% 0 19 1 15 21 15 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 2 2 1 3 100%
2009 BOS AL 25 843 69% 31% 26 77% 1 7 0 4 24 15 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 3 0%
2010 BOS AL 26 861 67% 33% 34 82% 0 5 0 4 35 23 5 3 0 0 3 2 2 2 2 0 4 50%
2011 BOS AL 27 799 70% 33% 18 89% 0 9 0 7 19 13 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 2 50%
2012 BOS AL 28 876 75% 35% 28 79% 0 14 2 11 21 19 1 2 0 0 2 2 3 1 2 1 4 75%
2013 BOS AL 29 902 75% 32% 24 79% 0 12 1 9 18 15 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 100%
2014 BOS AL 30 580 70% 29% 18 72% 0 4 1 2 12 10 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 100%
2014 OAK AL 30 163 74% 29% 3 67% 0 3 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
9 Seasons 6540 72% 32% 187 80% 1 79 6 60 167 118 13 15 1 2 12 10 13 6 11 2 22 64%
MLB Averages 76% 32% 85% 80%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
2008 Hutch Award

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2010 AL (4, 17%)
0.17 Career Shares (177th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2008 July AL Pitcher of the Month
2008 September AL Pitcher of the Month
2010 May AL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2008 May 25th AL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
2008 AL  19 (5th)

                           

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