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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)
Team: RedSox 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 Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2006 22 BOS AL 7 2 .778 4.76 4.56 15 15 0 0 0 0 81.1 91 43 43 7 43 1 60 5 0 5 367 100 1.648 10.1 0.8 4.8 6.6 1.40
2007 23 BOS AL 4 0 1.000 4.57 5.24 12 11 0 0 0 0 63.0 61 33 32 10 31 0 50 1 0 1 275 104 1.460 8.7 1.4 4.4 7.1 1.61
2008 24 BOS AL 16 6 .727 3.21 3.64 33 33 0 2 2 0 210.1 202 78 75 14 66 1 152 10 1 3 874 144 1.274 8.6 0.6 2.8 6.5 2.30
2009 25 BOS AL 15 8 .652 3.41 3.15 32 32 0 2 0 0 203.1 186 80 77 20 64 0 225 3 0 6 843 136 1.230 8.2 0.9 2.8 10.0 3.52
2010 26 BOS AL 19 9 .679 3.25 3.13 32 32 0 2 0 0 208.0 167 81 75 14 83 0 225 10 0 6 861 134 1.202 7.2 0.6 3.6 9.7 2.71 AS,CYA-4
2011 27 BOS AL 15 9 .625 3.47 3.83 31 31 0 0 0 0 191.2 166 77 74 20 75 0 182 11 0 4 799 124 1.257 7.8 0.9 3.5 8.5 2.43 AS
2012 28 BOS AL 9 14 .391 4.82 4.11 33 33 0 3 0 0 205.1 216 117 110 25 68 2 166 4 0 6 876 87 1.383 9.5 1.1 3.0 7.3 2.44
2013 29 BOS AL 15 8 .652 3.75 3.59 33 33 0 1 1 0 213.1 209 94 89 19 67 0 177 7 0 5 903 111 1.294 8.8 0.8 2.8 7.5 2.64
2014 30 BOS AL 2 2 .500 2.17 2.38 4 4 0 0 0 0 29.0 26 9 7 2 4 0 29 0 0 0 113 193 1.034 8.1 0.6 1.2 9.0 7.25
9 Yrs 102 58 .638 3.73 3.68 225 224 0 10 3 0 1405.1 1324 612 582 131 501 4 1266 51 1 36 5911 119 1.299 8.5 0.8 3.2 8.1 2.53
162 Game Avg. 15 9 .638 3.73 3.68 34 34 0 2 0 0 213 201 93 88 20 76 1 192 8 0 5 895 119 1.299 8.5 0.8 3.2 8.1 2.53

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2006 22 BOS AL 81.1 15 15 43 4.76 5.08 -0.18 0.20 104.6 5.71 8 0.8 -0.0 1.6 18 .551 .505
2007 23 BOS AL 63.0 12 11 33 4.71 4.87 0.06 0.17 103.4 5.14 2 0.2 .6 -0.0 0.9 10 .521 .502 $384,000
2008 24 BOS AL 210.1 33 33 78 3.34 4.78 0.13 0.18 105.7 5.11 38 4.1 -0.2 6.1 64 .624 .525 $421,500
2009 25 BOS AL 203.1 32 32 80 3.54 4.88 -0.10 0.19 104.5 5.40 40 4.3 -0.2 6.3 64 .635 .527 $1,000,000
2010 26 BOS AL 208.0 32 32 81 3.50 4.54 0.14 0.16 105.2 4.80 28 3.2 -0.1 5.2 51 .599 .520 $3,750,000 AS,CYA-4
2011 27 BOS AL 191.2 31 31 77 3.62 4.51 0.19 0.16 105.2 4.72 23 2.5 -0.1 4.4 43 .582 .516 $5,750,000 AS
2012 28 BOS AL 205.1 33 33 117 5.13 4.47 0.29 0.17 106.2 4.62 -12 -1.2 -0.2 0.7 9 .464 .493 $7,625,000
2013 29 BOS AL 213.1 33 33 94 3.97 4.44 0.15 0.17 101.1 4.52 10 1.1 -0.2 3.0 33 .533 .507 $11,625,000
2014 30 BOS AL 29.0 4 4 9 2.79 3.84 -0.11 0.15 108.6 4.45 4 0.5 -0.1 0.7 8 .621 .503 $13,000,000
9 Seasons 1405.1 225 224 612 3.92 4.63 0.11 0.17 104.6 4.91 141 15.5 .6 -1.0 28.7 302 .569 .513 $43,555,500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2007 23 BOS AL ALCS W CLE 0 0 4.91 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.2 3 2 2 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 15 1.091 7.4 2.5 2.5 12.3 5.00
2007 23 BOS AL WS W COL 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 23 1.059 4.8 0.0 4.8 4.8 1.00
2008 24 BOS AL ALDS W LAA 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.0 10 1 0 0 3 0 11 0 0 0 56 0.929 6.4 0.0 1.9 7.1 3.67
2008 24 BOS AL ALCS L TBR 0 2 .000 4.97 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.2 14 8 7 3 2 0 15 0 0 0 53 1.263 9.9 2.1 1.4 10.7 7.50
2009 25 BOS AL ALDS L LAA 0 1 .000 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 3 3 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 28 1.333 6.0 1.5 6.0 7.5 1.25
2013 29 BOS AL ALDS W TBR 1 0 1.000 2.35 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.2 3 2 2 2 3 0 7 0 0 0 29 0.783 3.5 2.3 3.5 8.2 2.33
2013 29 BOS AL ALCS W DET 1 1 .500 2.31 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.2 13 3 3 0 4 0 7 2 0 0 51 1.457 10.0 0.0 3.1 5.4 1.75
2013 29 BOS AL WS W STL 2 0 1.000 0.59 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.1 9 1 1 1 1 0 15 0 0 0 54 0.652 5.3 0.6 0.6 8.8 15.00
4 Yrs (8 Series) 6 4 .600 2.11 13 11 2 0 0 0 76.2 59 20 18 8 21 0 68 2 0 0 309 1.043 6.9 0.9 2.5 8.0 3.24
3 ALDS 2 1 .667 1.63 4 4 0 0 0 0 27.2 17 6 5 3 10 0 23 0 0 0 113 0.976 5.5 1.0 3.3 7.5 2.30
3 ALCS 1 3 .250 3.86 6 4 2 0 0 0 28.0 30 13 12 4 7 0 27 2 0 0 119 1.321 9.6 1.3 2.3 8.7 3.86
2 WS 3 0 1.000 0.43 3 3 0 0 0 0 21.0 12 1 1 1 4 0 18 0 0 0 77 0.762 5.1 0.4 1.7 7.7 4.50

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2010 BOS AL 26 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BOS AL 27

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2006 22 BOS AL 15 367 309 43 91 20 1 7 9 6 43 60 .294 .381 .434 .814 .336 134 8 5 2 8 1 0
2007 23 BOS AL 12 275 237 33 61 7 0 10 4 2 31 50 .257 .339 .414 .753 .280 98 3 1 1 5 0 1
2008 24 BOS AL 33 874 789 78 202 44 1 14 8 5 66 152 .256 .320 .368 .688 .300 290 27 10 6 3 1 5
2009 25 BOS AL 32 843 768 80 186 31 2 20 19 6 64 225 .242 .301 .366 .667 .314 281 14 3 2 6 0 3
2010 26 BOS AL 32 861 758 81 167 31 3 14 22 7 83 225 .220 .303 .325 .628 .291 246 21 10 4 6 0 5
2011 27 BOS AL 31 799 709 77 166 31 4 20 14 12 75 182 .234 .316 .374 .690 .287 265 18 11 2 2 0 6
2012 28 BOS AL 33 876 792 117 216 49 5 25 13 3 68 166 .273 .331 .442 .773 .314 350 27 4 5 7 2 6
2013 29 BOS AL 33 903 827 94 209 52 2 19 12 4 67 177 .253 .314 .389 .703 .301 322 20 7 1 1 0 10
2014 30 BOS AL 4 113 108 9 26 4 0 2 2 0 4 29 .241 .268 .333 .601 .312 36 3 0 1 0 0 0
9 Yrs 225 5911 5297 612 1324 269 18 131 103 45 501 1266 .250 .319 .382 .700 .303 2022 141 51 24 38 4 36
162 Game Avg. 34 895 802 93 201 41 3 20 16 7 76 192 .250 .319 .382 .700 .303 306 21 8 4 6 1 5
MLB Averages .260 .328 .411 .739 .299

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2006 22 BOS AL 1.6 0.2 385 0.2 7.6 -7.4 1.18 -0.0 0.2 2.9 0.3 1.00 -0.0 0 0 0
2007 23 BOS AL 2.0 0.2 280 0.1 5.1 -5.0 1.02 0.1 0.0 1.2 0.1 0.92 0.9 0 0 1
2008 24 BOS AL 32.6 3.4 892 3.2 15.5 -12.3 .92 2.4 1.2 36.0 3.6 0.91 32.7 0 0 0
2009 25 BOS AL 28.3 2.9 873 2.7 15.7 -13.1 1.00 3.2 -0.6 31.6 3.2 0.91 37.1 0 0 0
2010 26 BOS AL 24.4 2.6 894 2.8 15.7 -13.0 1.00 3.2 -0.4 20.9 2.1 0.95 31.2 0 0 0
2011 27 BOS AL 18.3 1.9 827 1.2 14.1 -12.9 .98 1.6 -0.3 19.7 2.0 0.94 17.7 0 0 0
2012 28 BOS AL -12.4 -1.2 894 -1.5 15.2 -16.6 .99 -0.9 -0.6 -10.9 -1.1 0.94 -9.0 0 0 0
2013 29 BOS AL 8.5 0.9 923 0.2 15.1 -14.9 .92 0.5 -0.3 10.4 1.1 0.93 7.2 0 0 0
2014 30 BOS AL 5.6 0.6 114 0.5 2.2 -1.6 1.01 0.8 -0.3 6.1 0.7 0.85 8.8 0 0 0
9 Yrs 108.9 11.3 6082 9.4 106.2 -96.8 .98 10.8 -1.3 118.1 12.0 0.93 126.4 0 0 1

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2006 22 BOS AL 15 15 7 2 6 3 0 9 6 .600 4 2 0 0 5 33% 46.6 80 18 6 2 0 5 6.1 7.1 5.4 100 0 7 8 0 116
2007 23 BOS AL 12 11 4 0 7 1 0 9 2 .818 2 3 0 0 5 45% 48.2 72 24 6 0 0 7 6.1 6.2 5.5 97 0 10 1 0 108
2008 24 BOS AL 33 33 16 6 11 1 0 22 11 .667 4 7 2 2 20 61% 54.8 94 13 22 5 1 15 5.6 5.5 6.4 100 2 13 17 1 130
2009 25 BOS AL 32 32 15 8 9 0 1 22 10 .688 3 7 2 0 23 72% 57.2 88 16 16 4 0 17 5.0 4.4 6.4 106 1 4 25 2 122
2010 26 BOS AL 32 32 19 9 4 1 2 20 12 .625 2 3 2 0 20 63% 58.8 84 2 15 1 0 18 5.1 5.3 6.5 105 1 7 21 3 124
2011 27 BOS AL 31 31 15 9 7 2 4 16 15 .516 2 2 0 0 19 61% 55.9 81 12 13 3 1 14 5.3 6.5 6.2 103 2 7 20 2 127
2012 28 BOS AL 33 33 9 14 10 2 5 13 20 .394 6 4 3 0 17 52% 49.2 73 -3 11 5 0 17 4.0 4.8 6.2 104 0 10 20 3 122
2013 29 BOS AL 33 33 15 8 10 4 3 19 14 .576 1 7 1 1 20 61% 53.6 90 16 19 7 0 15 5.0 4.8 6.5 108 0 6 24 3 124
2014 30 BOS AL 4 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 .500 0 0 0 0 4 100% 63.0 73 57 3 1 0 3 2.0 1.9 7.3 109 0 0 4 0 113
9 Yrs 225 224 102 58 64 14 17 132 92 .589 24 35 10 3 133 59% 54 94 -3 111 28 2 111 5.1 5.3 6.3 104 6 64 140 14 130
MLB Averages .500 50% 50 101 -13 4.5 4.6 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2007 23 BOS AL 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.022 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0 20
1 Yr 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.022 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0 20

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2006 22 BOS AL 367 18% 1.9% 16.4% 11.7% 7.6% 31% 0.66 0.99 68% 21% 5.1% 12% 86 8 9%
2007 23 BOS AL 275 28% 3.6% 18.2% 11.3% 6.2% 28% 0.55 0.65 66% 21% 9.7% 17% 58 3 5%
2008 24 BOS AL 874 29% 1.6% 17.4% 7.6% 6.8% 29% 0.96 1.32 72% 17% 5.0% 12% 171 27 16%
2009 25 BOS AL 843 26% 2.4% 26.7% 7.6% 6.3% 29% 0.93 1.38 63% 20% 8.0% 11% 157 14 9%
2010 26 BOS AL 861 24% 1.6% 26.1% 9.6% 5.6% 29% 1.17 1.78 61% 17% 6.3% 10% 163 21 13%
2011 27 BOS AL 799 25% 2.5% 22.8% 9.4% 6.9% 33% 1.03 1.38 64% 14% 9.7% 20% 160 18 11%
2012 28 BOS AL 876 26% 2.9% 19.0% 7.8% 9.0% 37% 0.99 1.52 69% 20% 9.3% 14% 178 27 15%
2013 29 BOS AL 903 22% 2.1% 19.6% 7.4% 8.1% 35% 0.83 1.03 70% 22% 6.4% 16% 163 20 12%
2014 30 BOS AL 113 27% 1.8% 25.7% 3.5% 5.3% 23% 0.85 1.00 68% 21% 6.1% 20% 16 3 19%
9 Yrs 5911 25% 2.2% 21.4% 8.5% 7.1% 32% 0.92 1.29 67% 19% 7.3% 14% 1152 141 12%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 18.3% 8.4% 7.8% 33% 0.80 1.08 69% 19% 7.6% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2006 22 BOS AL 370 1507 4.07 892 59.2% 30.8% 13.2% 26.9% 29.0% 69.2% 0.2% 41.0% 80.9% 53.8% 7.6% 28 19 19.2% 71 39 5 13 47 21.7% 7 9 -3 0 0
2007 23 BOS AL 276 1083 3.92 658 60.8% 26.0% 14.7% 29.9% 29.3% 74.0% 0.0% 45.0% 80.1% 49.3% 8.0% 22 12 16.7% 46 27 2 10 40 20.0% 5 10 -1 0 0
2008 24 BOS AL 874 3308 3.78 2109 63.8% 26.5% 13.7% 29.2% 30.6% 73.5% 0.3% 46.9% 81.4% 58.0% 6.3% 55 35 20.7% 181 107 12 35 117 23.0% 19 19 0 0 0
2009 25 BOS AL 846 3400 4.02 2135 62.8% 26.7% 18.6% 28.9% 25.8% 73.3% 0.0% 46.0% 74.6% 54.3% 5.7% 48 36 24.1% 204 100 11 64 161 28.4% 22 12 -3 0 0
2010 26 BOS AL 862 3357 3.89 2068 61.6% 28.0% 18.0% 27.7% 26.3% 72.0% 0.0% 44.3% 75.0% 58.8% 4.9% 42 29 22.6% 195 94 4 74 150 32.9% 30 13 -1 0 0
2011 27 BOS AL 802 3192 3.98 1974 61.8% 27.8% 15.8% 29.5% 26.9% 72.2% 0.0% 44.7% 78.1% 58.0% 4.2% 34 20 25.7% 206 104 10 49 133 26.9% 29 14 -3 0 0
2012 28 BOS AL 876 3421 3.91 2130 62.4% 27.5% 15.5% 27.0% 30.0% 72.5% 0.4% 45.2% 78.6% 58.2% 4.2% 37 25 21.7% 190 101 8 40 126 24.1% 27 10 0 0 0
2013 29 BOS AL 904 3560 3.94 2286 64.2% 26.7% 14.4% 30.4% 28.5% 73.3% 0.0% 47.1% 80.4% 60.8% 3.5% 32 20 24.0% 217 110 15 55 122 31.1% 23 12 -1 0 0
2014 30 BOS AL 113 437 3.87 290 66.4% 28.3% 13.4% 30.7% 27.6% 71.7% 0.0% 47.6% 81.3% 65.5% 2.7% 3 1 30.1% 34 16 1 13 16 44.8% 5 2 0 0 0
9 Yrs 5923 23265 3.93 14542 62.5% 27.4% 15.7% 28.8% 28.1% 72.6% 0.1% 45.4% 78.4% 57.5% 5.1% 301 197 22.7% 1344 698 68 353 912 27.9% 167 101 -12 0 0
MLB Averages 3.80 63.3% 27.6% 15.0% 27.1% 30.2% 72.4% 1.6% 45.8% 79.2% 59.0% 4.9% 22.8% 24.7%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2006 22 BOS AL 367 91 6 0 7 0 19 4 3 5 2 25 13 2 52% 0 5 0 146 9 6 60% 7 5 2 1 0 0 5 4 18 0
2007 23 BOS AL 275 61 3 0 10 0 7 7 3 4 6 16 8 1 50% 1 1 0 104 4 2 67% 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
2008 24 BOS AL 874 202 25 4 14 0 9 11 3 8 6 40 23 5 58% 5 3 2 323 8 5 62% 6 5 2 0 0 0 3 3 11 0
2009 25 BOS AL 843 186 24 2 20 0 10 13 7 5 15 32 19 6 59% 3 6 1 300 19 6 76% 15 6 4 0 0 0 6 6 15 0
2010 26 BOS AL 861 167 27 2 14 1 22 10 4 10 4 49 24 12 49% 5 6 1 295 22 7 76% 16 6 5 1 1 0 5 5 18 0
2011 27 BOS AL 799 166 19 2 20 0 17 17 3 7 13 30 21 2 70% 6 4 0 288 14 12 54% 9 10 5 1 0 1 4 4 5 0
2012 28 BOS AL 876 216 28 3 25 1 12 17 8 15 10 52 32 7 62% 6 6 2 323 13 3 81% 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2013 29 BOS AL 903 209 25 2 19 0 14 13 6 6 13 28 12 7 43% 10 5 1 344 12 4 75% 11 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0
2014 30 BOS AL 113 26 7 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 3 1 75% 0 0 0 37 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 5911 1324 164 16 131 2 110 94 37 60 71 276 155 43 56% 36 36 7 2160 103 45 70% 77 40 25 4 1 1 24 23 95 0
MLB Averages 53% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2006 22 7 2 .778 4.76 15 15 0 0 0 0 81.1 91 43 43 7 43 1 60 5 0 5 367 100 1.648 10.1 0.8 4.8 6.6 1.40 100
2007 23 11 2 .846 4.68 27 26 0 0 0 0 144.1 152 76 75 17 74 1 110 6 0 6 642 102 1.566 9.5 1.1 4.6 6.9 1.49 102
2008 24 27 8 .771 3.81 60 59 0 2 2 0 354.2 354 154 150 31 140 2 262 16 1 9 1516 123 1.393 9.0 0.8 3.6 6.6 1.87 123
2009 25 42 16 .724 3.66 92 91 0 4 2 0 558.0 540 234 227 51 204 2 487 19 1 15 2359 128 1.333 8.7 0.8 3.3 7.9 2.39 128
2010 26 61 25 .709 3.55 124 123 0 6 2 0 766.0 707 315 302 65 287 2 712 29 1 21 3220 129 1.298 8.3 0.8 3.4 8.4 2.48 129
2011 27 76 34 .691 3.53 155 154 0 6 2 0 957.2 873 392 376 85 362 2 894 40 1 25 4019 128 1.290 8.2 0.8 3.4 8.4 2.47 128
2012 28 85 48 .639 3.76 188 187 0 9 2 0 1163.0 1089 509 486 110 430 4 1060 44 1 31 4895 119 1.306 8.4 0.9 3.3 8.2 2.47 119
2013 29 100 56 .641 3.76 221 220 0 10 3 0 1376.1 1298 603 575 129 497 4 1237 51 1 36 5798 118 1.304 8.5 0.8 3.2 8.1 2.49 118
2014 30 102 58 .638 3.73 225 224 0 10 3 0 1405.1 1324 612 582 131 501 4 1266 51 1 36 5911 119 1.299 8.5 0.8 3.2 8.1 2.53 119

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2006 22 5 4 .556 3.67 81.0 86 37 33 7 41 60 5 1.568 9.6 4.6 6.7 1.46 0.8 15
2007 23 4 3 .571 3.57 63.0 56 28 25 9 28 50 1 1.333 8.0 4.0 7.1 1.79 1.3 12
2008 24 14 9 .609 2.61 210.0 191 68 61 13 62 152 9 1.205 8.2 2.7 6.5 2.45 0.6 33
2009 25 14 9 .609 2.84 203.0 175 71 64 19 60 225 3 1.158 7.8 2.7 10.0 3.75 0.8 32
2010 26 14 9 .609 2.94 208.0 164 76 68 14 82 225 10 1.183 7.1 3.5 9.7 2.74 0.6 32
2011 27 12 9 .571 3.09 192.0 163 73 66 20 74 182 11 1.234 7.6 3.5 8.5 2.46 0.9 31
2012 28 11 12 .478 4.48 205.0 215 113 102 25 68 166 4 1.380 9.4 3.0 7.3 2.44 1.1 33
2013 29 13 11 .542 3.51 213.0 210 92 83 19 67 177 7 1.300 8.9 2.8 7.5 2.64 0.8 33
2014 30 2 1 .667 2.48 29.0 26 9 8 2 4 29 0 1.034 8.1 1.2 9.0 7.25 0.6 4
9 Yrs 89 67 .571 3.27 1404.0 1286 567 510 128 486 1266 50 1.262 8.2 8.1 2.60 0.8 225



* - 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)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2008 AL  6.0 (8th)
2009 AL  6.2 (10th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2008 AL  6.1 (4th)
2009 AL  6.3 (3rd)
2010 AL  5.2 (5th)
2011 AL  4.4 (9th)
Active  28.7 (16th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2008 AL  3.21 (4th)
2009 AL  3.41 (5th)
2010 AL  3.25 (9th)
Active  3.73 (20th)

Wins s c a p y
2008 AL  16 (8th)
2009 AL  15 (10th)
2010 AL  19 (2nd)
2011 AL  15 (10th)
2013 AL  15 (6th)
2014 AL  2 (7th)
Active  102 (21st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2008 AL  .727 (4th)
2010 AL  .679 (9th)
2011 AL  .625 (9th)
2013 AL  .652 (9th)
Active  .638 (6th)
Career  .638 (42nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2009 AL  1.230 (10th)
Active  1.299 (24th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 AL  8.233 (7th)
2010 AL  7.226 (4th)
2011 AL  7.795 (10th)
Active  8.479 (20th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 AL  1.241 (8th)
Active  3.209 (43rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 AL  9.959 (2nd)
2010 AL  9.736 (1st)
2011 AL  8.546 (8th)
Active  8.108 (16th)
Career  8.108 (37th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2008 AL  210.3 (7th)
2012 AL  205.3 (10th)
2013 AL  213.3 (7th)
2014 AL  29.0 (1st)
Active  1,405.3 (33rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2009 AL  225 (3rd)
2010 AL  225 (3rd)
2014 AL  29 (2nd)
Active  1,266 (24th)

Games Started s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (5th)
2012 AL  33 (4th)
2013 AL  33 (4th)
2014 AL  4 (1st)
Active  224 (30th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (9th)
2009 AL  2 (9th)
2012 AL  3 (5th)
Active  10 (28th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (1st)
2013 AL  1 (9th)
Active  3 (38th)

Home Runs s c a p y
Active  131 (45th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2010 AL  83 (3rd)
2011 AL  75 (5th)
2012 AL  68 (9th)
Active  501 (27th)

Hits s c a p y
2012 AL  216 (2nd)
2013 AL  209 (10th)
2014 AL  26 (7th)
Active  1,324 (36th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2009 AL  3.516 (6th)
2014 AL  7.250 (7th)
Active  2.527 (26th)
Career  2.527 (98th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2008 AL  0.599 (3rd)
2009 AL  0.885 (9th)
2010 AL  0.606 (5th)
Active  0.839 (15th)

Losses s c a p y
2012 AL  14 (4th)
2014 AL  2 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2012 AL  110 (4th)
2013 AL  89 (8th)
Active  582 (41st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2008 AL  10 (8th)
2010 AL  10 (6th)
2011 AL  11 (7th)
Active  51 (32nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2012 AL  876 (8th)
2013 AL  903 (7th)
2014 AL  113 (1st)
Active  5,911 (34th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2008 AL  144 (4th)
2009 AL  136 (5th)
2010 AL  134 (6th)
Active  119 (10th)
Career  119 (143rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2008 AL  3.64 (10th)
2009 AL  3.15 (5th)
2010 AL  3.13 (6th)
2014 AL  2.38 (9th)
Active  3.68 (19th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (3rd)
2009 AL  28 (5th)
2010 AL  24 (5th)
Active  111 (18th)
Career  111 (208th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2008 AL  3.4 (3rd)
2009 AL  2.9 (5th)
2010 AL  2.6 (5th)
Active  11.5 (18th)
Career  11.5 (213th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2008 AL  36.03 (3rd)
2009 AL  31.60 (5th)
2014 AL  6.15 (10th)
Active  118.11 (19th)
Career  118.11 (119th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Active  9.4 (34th)
Career  9.4 (220th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2008 AL  2.4 (8th)
2009 AL  3.2 (5th)
2010 AL  3.2 (4th)
2014 AL  0.8 (4th)
Active  10.8 (19th)
Career  10.8 (137th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2008 AL  3.6 (3rd)
2009 AL  3.2 (5th)
2014 AL  0.7 (10th)
Active  12.0 (18th)
Career  12.0 (125th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 5 (445), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 92 (246), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 41 (341), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 21 (284), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (292nd), 28.3 career WAR/27.0 7yr-peak WAR/27.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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