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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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All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #252. Tug McGraw… #253. Camilo Pascual… #254. Charlie Buffinton… #255. JON LESTER… #256. Carlos Zambrano… #257. Tom Candiotti… #258. Johnny Antonelli… 

Standard Pitching

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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 13 8 .619 2.53 26 26 0 1 1 0 177.2 157 63 50 11 39 0 181 4 0 3 716 154 2.62 1.103 8.0 0.6 2.0 9.2 4.64 AS
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 2 580 156 2.62 1.119 8.1 0.6 2.0 9.4 4.66
2014 30 OAK AL 3 1 .750 2.60 5 5 0 1 1 0 34.2 29 11 10 2 7 0 32 0 0 1 136 145 2.64 1.038 7.5 0.5 1.8 8.3 4.57
9 Yrs 113 64 .638 3.62 247 246 0 11 4 0 1554.0 1455 666 625 140 536 4 1418 55 1 39 6514 120 3.58 1.281 8.4 0.8 3.1 8.2 2.65
162 Game Avg. 16 9 .638 3.62 34 34 0 2 1 0 214 201 92 86 19 74 1 196 8 0 5 898 120 3.58 1.281 8.4 0.8 3.1 8.2 2.65
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) 3 1 .750 2.60 5 5 0 1 1 0 34.2 29 11 10 2 7 0 32 0 0 1 136 145 2.64 1.038 7.5 0.5 1.8 8.3 4.57
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 4.25 0.23 0.16 101.3 4.24 13 1.5 -0.1 2.7 28 .570 .509 $13,000,000 AS
2014 ★ 30 OAK AL 34.2 5 5 11 2.86 4.06 0.24 0.16 96.0 3.81 3 0.4 -0.0 0.7 7 .571 .502 AS
9 Seasons 1554.0 247 246 666 3.86 4.60 0.13 0.17 104.1 4.84 153 16.8 .6 -1.1 31.4 329 .568 .512 $43,555,500
BOS (9 yrs) 1519.1 242 241 655 3.88 4.61 0.12 0.17 104.3 4.86 150 16.5 .6 -1.1 30.8 322 .568 .513 $43,555,500
OAK (1 yr) 34.2 5 5 11 2.86 4.06 0.24 0.16 96.0 3.81 3 0.4 -0.0 0.7 7 .571 .502

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

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2006 22 BOS AL 15 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 23 BOS AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 24 BOS AL 33 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 25 BOS AL 32 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
2010 ★ 26 BOS AL 32 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 AS,CYA-4
2011 ★ 27 BOS AL 31 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2012 28 BOS AL 33 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
2013 29 BOS AL 33 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2014 ★ 30 TOT AL 26 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2014 30 BOS AL 21 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 30 OAK AL 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 247 43 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 22 .000 .026 .000 .026 -92 0 1 0 5 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 28 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 14 .000 .026 .000 .026 -92 0 1 0 3 1 0
BOS (9 yrs) 242 41 34 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 21 .000 .028 .000 .028 -92 0 1 0 5 1 0
OAK (1 yr) 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2006 22 BOS AL 15 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
2007 23 BOS AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $384,000 1
2008 24 BOS AL 33 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $421,500 1
2009 25 BOS AL 32 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $1,000,000 1
2010 ★ 26 BOS AL 32 6 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,750,000 1 AS,CYA-4
2011 ★ 27 BOS AL 31 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,750,000 1 AS
2012 28 BOS AL 33 6 -2 -0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $7,625,000 1
2013 29 BOS AL 33 7 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 $11,625,000 1
2014 ★ 30 BOS AL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .461 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $13,000,000 1 AS
2014 ★ 30 OAK AL 1 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .475 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1 AS
9 Seasons 223 43 -11 -0 -0 0 7 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .498 .500 -0.5 0.2 -4 $43,555,500
BOS (9 yrs) 222 41 -11 -0 -0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .498 .500 -0.4 0.2 -4 $43,555,500
OAK (1 yr) 1 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .475 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2007 23 BOS AL ALCS CLE W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 ❍ 23 BOS AL WS COL W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 24 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 24 BOS AL ALCS TBR L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 25 BOS AL ALDS LAA L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 BOS AL ALDS TBR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 BOS AL ALCS DET W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 ❍ 29 BOS AL WS STL W 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (8 Series) 13 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALDS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 26 26 1 177.2 22 6 14 2 1 .909 -3 -3 1.01 0.77 .950 1.49 1.49 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 .950 1.49 1.49 10 3 23% 27% 0
2014 OAK AL 30 P 5 5 1 34.2 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.04 0.80 .950 1.48 1.48 1 0 0% 27% 0
9 Seasons P 247 246 11 1554.0 260 78 167 15 13 .942 -5 0 1.42 0.99 .953 1.57 1.56 112 48 30% 27% 24
9 Seasons TOT 247 246 11 1554.0 260 78 167 15 13 .942 -5 -3 1.42 0.99 .953 1.57 1.56 112 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

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

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  31.4 (16th)
Career  31.4 (249th)

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  2.53 (5th)
Active  3.62 (19th)

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  13 (6th)
Active  113 (25th)

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 (39th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2009 AL  1.230 (10th)
2014 AL  1.103 (8th)
Active  1.281 (27th)

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  8.427 (25th)

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  9.169 (8th)
Active  8.212 (19th)
Career  8.212 (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  177.7 (6th)
Active  1,554.0 (35th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2009 AL  225 (3rd)
2010 AL  225 (3rd)
2014 AL  181 (6th)
Active  1,418 (25th)
Career  1,418 (224th)

Games Started s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (5th)
2012 AL  33 (4th)
2013 AL  33 (4th)
Active  246 (34th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (9th)
2009 AL  2 (9th)
2012 AL  3 (5th)
2014 AL  1 (10th)
Active  11 (29th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (1st)
2013 AL  1 (9th)
2014 AL  1 (3rd)
Active  4 (36th)

Home Runs s c a p y
Active  140 (50th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2010 AL  83 (3rd)
2011 AL  75 (5th)
2012 AL  68 (9th)
Active  536 (29th)

Hits s c a p y
2012 AL  216 (2nd)
2013 AL  209 (10th)
Active  1,455 (41st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2009 AL  3.516 (6th)
2014 AL  4.641 (7th)
Active  2.646 (25th)
Career  2.646 (77th)

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  0.557 (7th)
Active  0.811 (14th)

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  625 (45th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2008 AL  10 (8th)
2010 AL  10 (6th)
2011 AL  11 (7th)
Active  55 (35th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2012 AL  876 (8th)
2013 AL  903 (7th)
2014 AL  716 (10th)
Active  6,514 (36th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2008 AL  144 (4th)
2009 AL  136 (5th)
2010 AL  134 (6th)
2014 AL  154 (4th)
Active  120 (11th)
Career  120 (115th)

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  2.62 (6th)
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  23 (4th)
Active  127 (16th)
Career  127 (175th)

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  2.5 (4th)
Active  13.3 (16th)
Career  13.3 (175th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2008 AL  36.03 (3rd)
2009 AL  31.60 (5th)
2014 AL  22.08 (9th)
Active  134.04 (18th)
Career  134.04 (100th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Active  11.3 (28th)
Career  11.3 (158th)

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  2.2 (9th)
Active  12.2 (20th)
Career  12.2 (114th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2008 AL  3.6 (3rd)
2009 AL  3.2 (5th)
2014 AL  2.4 (9th)
Active  13.7 (18th)
Career  13.7 (108th)

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


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 - 96 (230), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 44 (317), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 23 (245), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (259th), 31.0 career WAR/29.5 7yr-peak WAR/30.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 23 Boston Red Sox $384,000 ?
2008 24 Boston Red Sox $421,500 ?
2009 25 Boston Red Sox $1,000,000 ?
2010 26 Boston Red Sox $3,750,000 3.075
2011 27 Boston Red Sox $5,750,000 ?
2012 28 Boston Red Sox $7,625,000 5.075 contracts
2013 29 Boston Red Sox $11,625,000 6.075 contracts
2014 30 Boston Red Sox $13,000,000 7.075
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$43,555,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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