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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, 16,512th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Athletics 2006-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2020, 6 yrs/$155M (15-20) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 8.075, Free Agent: 2021 [*], Agents: ACES (Sam & Seth Levinson), previously: Octagon, SFX [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2006 22 BOS AL 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 4.56 1.648 10.1 0.8 4.8 6.6 1.40
2007 23 BOS AL 4 0 1.000 4.57 12 11 0 0 0 0 63.0 61 33 32 10 31 0 50 1 0 1 275 104 5.24 1.460 8.7 1.4 4.4 7.1 1.61
2008 24 BOS AL 16 6 .727 3.21 33 33 0 2 2 0 210.1 202 78 75 14 66 1 152 10 1 3 874 144 3.64 1.274 8.6 0.6 2.8 6.5 2.30
2009 25 BOS AL 15 8 .652 3.41 32 32 0 2 0 0 203.1 186 80 77 20 64 0 225 3 0 6 843 136 3.15 1.230 8.2 0.9 2.8 10.0 3.52
2010 ★ 26 BOS AL 19 9 .679 3.25 32 32 0 2 0 0 208.0 167 81 75 14 83 0 225 10 0 6 861 134 3.13 1.202 7.2 0.6 3.6 9.7 2.71 AS,CYA-4
2011 ★ 27 BOS AL 15 9 .625 3.47 31 31 0 0 0 0 191.2 166 77 74 20 75 0 182 11 0 4 799 124 3.83 1.257 7.8 0.9 3.5 8.5 2.43 AS
2012 28 BOS AL 9 14 .391 4.82 33 33 0 3 0 0 205.1 216 117 110 25 68 2 166 4 0 6 876 87 4.11 1.383 9.5 1.1 3.0 7.3 2.44
2013 29 BOS AL 15 8 .652 3.75 33 33 0 1 1 0 213.1 209 94 89 19 67 0 177 7 0 5 903 110 3.59 1.294 8.8 0.8 2.8 7.5 2.64
2014 ★ 30 TOT AL 16 11 .593 2.46 32 32 0 1 1 0 219.2 194 76 60 16 48 0 220 5 0 3 885 155 2.80 1.102 7.9 0.7 2.0 9.0 4.58 AS,CYA-4
2014 30 BOS AL 10 7 .588 2.52 21 21 0 0 0 0 143.0 128 52 40 9 32 0 149 4 0 2 580 154 2.62 1.119 8.1 0.6 2.0 9.4 4.66
2014 30 OAK AL 6 4 .600 2.35 11 11 0 1 1 0 76.2 66 24 20 7 16 0 71 1 0 1 305 159 3.13 1.070 7.7 0.8 1.9 8.3 4.44
9 Yrs 116 67 .634 3.58 253 252 0 11 4 0 1596.0 1492 679 635 145 545 4 1457 56 1 39 6683 121 3.58 1.276 8.4 0.8 3.1 8.2 2.67
162 Game Avg. 16 9 .634 3.58 34 34 0 1 1 0 215 201 91 86 20 73 1 196 8 0 5 900 121 3.58 1.276 8.4 0.8 3.1 8.2 2.67
BOS (9 yrs) 110 63 .636 3.64 242 241 0 10 3 0 1519.1 1426 655 615 138 529 4 1386 55 1 38 6378 120 3.60 1.287 8.4 0.8 3.1 8.2 2.62
OAK (1 yr) 6 4 .600 2.35 11 11 0 1 1 0 76.2 66 24 20 7 16 0 71 1 0 1 305 159 3.13 1.070 7.7 0.8 1.9 8.3 4.44
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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 143.0 21 21 52 3.27 4.16 0.17 0.16 101.3 4.21 12 1.4 -0.1 2.7 28 .568 .509 AS,CYA-4
2014 ★ 30 OAK AL 76.2 11 11 24 2.82 4.34 0.19 0.17 95.6 4.13 10 1.2 -0.1 1.9 18 .606 .507 $13,000,000 AS,CYA-4
9 Seasons 1596.0 253 252 679 3.83 4.59 0.12 0.17 103.8 4.82 159 17.6 .6 -1.1 32.6 340 .570 .512 $43,555,500
BOS (9 yrs) 1519.1 242 241 655 3.88 4.60 0.12 0.17 104.3 4.86 149 16.4 .6 -1.0 30.7 321 .568 .513 $30,555,500
OAK (1 yr) 76.2 11 11 24 2.82 4.34 0.19 0.17 95.6 4.13 10 1.2 -0.1 1.9 18 .606 .507 $13,000,000

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
2014 30 OAK AL ALWC L KCR 0 0 7.36 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 8 6 6 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 31 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 6.1 2.50
5 Yrs (9 Series) 6 4 .600 2.57 14 12 2 0 0 0 84.0 67 26 24 8 23 0 73 2 0 0 340 1.071 7.2 0.9 2.5 7.8 3.17
1 ALWC 0 0 7.36 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 8 6 6 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 31 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 6.1 2.50
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
2014 BOS AL 30 0 0 0 18.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
3 Yrs (2 GP) 0 0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 21 580 537 52 128 28 3 9 10 3 32 149 .238 .285 .352 .637 .312 189 15 4 5 2 0 7
2014 30 OAK AL 11 305 284 24 66 15 0 7 6 2 16 71 .232 .273 .359 .632 .282 102 6 1 1 3 0 5
2014 30 TOT AL 32 885 821 76 194 43 3 16 16 5 48 220 .236 .281 .354 .635 .302 291 21 5 6 5 0 12
9 Yrs 253 6683 6010 679 1492 308 21 145 117 50 545 1457 .248 .315 .379 .693 .303 2277 159 56 29 43 4 48
162 Game Avg. 34 900 809 91 201 41 3 20 16 7 73 196 .248 .315 .379 .693 .303 307 21 8 4 6 1 6
MLB Averages .259 .326 .409 .735 .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 TOT AL 28.4 3.1 906 3.1 15.3 -12.2 .94 2.7 0.7 28.0 3.1 0.90 28.5 0 0 0
2014 30 BOS AL 17.4 1.9 593 1.8 10.0 -8.2 .94 1.5 0.4 17.3 1.9 0.91 16.8 0 0 0
2014 30 OAK AL 11.0 1.2 313 1.3 5.3 -4.0 .93 1.2 0.2 10.7 1.2 0.88 11.7 0 0 0
9 Yrs 131.7 13.8 6874 12.0 119.3 -107.3 .98 12.7 -0.4 139.9 14.4 0.93 146.1 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 TOT AL 32 32 16 11 5 0 6 20 12 .625 3 1 1 1 27 84% 60.8 93 18 12 4 0 15 4.1 3.7 6.9 109 0 5 25 2 122
2014 30 BOS AL 21 21 10 7 4 0 2 13 8 .619 3 1 0 0 16 76% 60.3 93 18 10 4 0 11 3.8 3.7 6.8 110 0 2 18 1 122
2014 30 OAK AL 11 11 6 4 1 0 4 7 4 .636 0 0 1 1 11 100% 61.7 87 46 2 0 0 4 4.7 3.6 7.0 108 0 3 7 1 122
9 Yrs 253 252 116 67 69 14 21 150 102 .595 27 36 11 4 156 62% 55 94 -3 120 31 2 123 5.0 5.1 6.3 104 6 69 161 16 130
MLB Averages .500 51% 50 102 -16 4.5 4.5 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 TOT AL 885 23% 1.8% 24.9% 5.4% 7.0% 32% 0.77 0.93 67% 22% 5.8% 18% 149 21 14%
2014 30 BOS AL 580 24% 1.6% 25.7% 5.5% 6.9% 31% 0.79 0.96 66% 21% 5.2% 19% 104 15 14%
2014 30 OAK AL 305 23% 2.3% 23.3% 5.3% 7.2% 33% 0.72 0.87 69% 25% 6.8% 17% 45 6 13%
9 Yrs 6683 25% 2.2% 21.8% 8.2% 7.1% 32% 0.90 1.24 67% 19% 7.1% 15% 1285 159 12%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 18.5% 8.3% 7.7% 33% 0.81 1.08 69% 20% 7.5% 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 0 0
2014 30 TOT AL 887 3493 3.94 2279 65.2% 28.1% 16.4% 28.7% 26.9% 71.9% 0.0% 46.9% 77.2% 61.2% 2.6% 23 13 28.4% 252 141 10 69 151 31.4% 39 10 0 0 0
2014 30 BOS AL 580 2307 3.98 1493 64.7% 28.3% 16.1% 29.1% 26.5% 71.7% 0.0% 46.4% 77.5% 60.2% 2.9% 17 9 27.9% 162 93 7 51 98 34.2% 29 8 0 0 0
2014 30 OAK AL 307 1186 3.86 786 66.3% 27.7% 16.9% 27.7% 27.6% 72.3% 0.0% 47.9% 76.6% 63.2% 2.0% 6 4 29.3% 90 48 3 18 53 25.4% 10 2 0 0 0
9 Yrs 6697 26321 3.93 16531 62.8% 27.5% 15.8% 28.7% 28.0% 72.5% 0.1% 45.6% 78.2% 57.9% 4.8% 321 209 23.3% 1562 823 77 409 1047 28.1% 201 109 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.4% 27.6% 15.2% 27.1% 30.1% 72.4% 1.6% 45.9% 79.1% 59.1% 4.9% 23.0% 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 TOT AL 885 194 38 6 16 0 8 13 3 5 11 33 20 2 61% 12 3 1 305 16 5 76% 13 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2014 30 BOS AL 580 128 25 3 9 0 5 8 1 2 7 25 15 2 60% 7 2 1 208 10 3 77% 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2014 30 OAK AL 305 66 13 3 7 0 3 5 2 3 4 8 5 0 63% 5 1 0 97 6 2 75% 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
9 Yrs 6683 1492 195 21 145 2 118 105 40 65 80 305 172 44 56% 48 39 8 2428 117 50 70% 89 45 27 4 1 1 24 23 106 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 117 1.304 8.5 0.8 3.2 8.1 2.49 117
2014 30 116 67 .634 3.58 253 252 0 11 4 0 1596.0 1492 679 635 145 545 4 1457 56 1 39 6683 121 1.276 8.4 0.8 3.1 8.2 2.67 121

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 3.55 213.0 210 93 84 19 67 177 7 1.300 8.9 2.8 7.5 2.64 0.8 33
2014 30 14 10 .583 2.95 220.0 203 80 72 17 50 220 5 1.150 8.3 2.0 9.0 4.40 0.7 32
9 Yrs 101 76 .571 3.24 1595.0 1463 639 575 143 532 1457 55 1.251 8.3 8.2 2.74 0.8 253



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* 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%)
2014 AL (4, 22%)
0.39 Career Shares (128th)

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
2014 Sep 14th AL Player of the Week

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)
2014 AL  4.6 (7th)
Active  32.6 (13th)
Career  32.6 (235th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2008 AL  3.21 (4th)
2009 AL  3.41 (5th)
2010 AL  3.25 (9th)
2014 AL  2.46 (4th)
Active  3.58 (17th)

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  16 (4th)
Active  116 (22nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2008 AL  .727 (4th)
2010 AL  .679 (9th)
2011 AL  .625 (9th)
2013 AL  .652 (9th)
Active  .634 (6th)
Career  .634 (48th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2009 AL  1.230 (10th)
2014 AL  1.102 (7th)
Active  1.276 (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)
2014 AL  7.948 (8th)
Active  8.414 (20th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 AL  1.967 (10th)
Active  3.073 (50th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 AL  9.959 (2nd)
2010 AL  9.736 (1st)
2011 AL  8.546 (8th)
2014 AL  9.014 (7th)
Active  8.216 (17th)
Career  8.216 (38th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2008 AL  210.3 (7th)
2012 AL  205.3 (10th)
2013 AL  213.3 (7th)
2014 AL  219.7 (6th)
Active  1,596.0 (28th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2009 AL  225 (3rd)
2010 AL  225 (3rd)
2014 AL  220 (5th)
Active  1,457 (22nd)
Career  1,457 (215th)

Games Started s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (5th)
2012 AL  33 (4th)
2013 AL  33 (4th)
2014 AL  32 (10th)
Active  252 (27th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (9th)
2009 AL  2 (9th)
2012 AL  3 (5th)
Active  11 (28th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (1st)
2013 AL  1 (9th)
2014 AL  1 (5th)
Active  4 (34th)

Home Runs s c a p y
Active  145 (46th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2010 AL  83 (3rd)
2011 AL  75 (5th)
2012 AL  68 (9th)
Active  545 (26th)

Hits s c a p y
2012 AL  216 (2nd)
2013 AL  209 (10th)
Active  1,492 (35th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2009 AL  3.516 (6th)
2014 AL  4.583 (7th)
Active  2.673 (22nd)
Career  2.673 (74th)

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)
2014 AL  0.656 (10th)
Active  0.818 (15th)

Losses s c a p y
2012 AL  14 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2012 AL  110 (4th)
2013 AL  89 (8th)
Active  635 (41st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2008 AL  10 (8th)
2010 AL  10 (6th)
2011 AL  11 (7th)
Active  56 (35th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2012 AL  876 (8th)
2013 AL  903 (7th)
2014 AL  885 (10th)
Active  6,683 (30th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2008 AL  144 (4th)
2009 AL  136 (5th)
2010 AL  134 (6th)
2014 AL  155 (3rd)
Active  121 (10th)
Career  121 (106th)

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  2.80 (7th)
Active  3.58 (14th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (3rd)
2009 AL  28 (5th)
2010 AL  24 (5th)
2014 AL  28 (4th)
Active  133 (14th)
Career  133 (166th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2008 AL  3.4 (3rd)
2009 AL  2.9 (5th)
2010 AL  2.6 (5th)
2014 AL  3.1 (4th)
Active  13.9 (15th)
Career  13.9 (165th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2008 AL  36.03 (3rd)
2009 AL  31.60 (5th)
2014 AL  27.98 (5th)
Active  139.94 (16th)
Career  139.94 (95th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2014 AL  3.1 (9th)
Active  12.0 (24th)
Career  12.0 (147th)

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  2.7 (8th)
Active  12.7 (18th)
Career  12.7 (106th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2008 AL  3.6 (3rd)
2009 AL  3.2 (5th)
2014 AL  3.1 (5th)
Active  14.4 (17th)
Career  14.4 (101st)


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 - 1 (856), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 99 (220), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 48 (294), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 25 (216), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (244th), 32.1 career WAR/30.6 7yr-peak WAR/31.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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