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Jon Lester Biography
Jon Lester full names Jonathan Tyler Lester s an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He attended Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Washington. and played baseball in the school team.
Jon Lester Age
Lester was born on January 7, 1984.
Jon Lester Net Worth
Lester has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Jon Lester Wife/Is Lester Married?
Lester married Farrah Stone Johnson after two years of dating.
Jon Lester Contract
Lester signed a 6 year $155,000,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs, including a $30,000,000 signing bonus, $155,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $25,833,333. In 2019, Lester will earn a base salary of $22,500,000 and a signing bonus of $2,500,000, while carrying a total salary of $27,500,000.
Jon Lester Height
Lester stands at a height of 1.93 m tall.
Jon Lester Fangraphs
His batted ball profile has changed since his first full season with the Cubs with his GB% dropping each season (49% to 47% to 46% to 38%) with his home run rate, unsurprisingly, heading the other way (.7 HR/9 to 0.9 to 1.3 to 1.2). Recency bias may be strong with him and some owners may remember the 3.32 ERA and 18 Wins. Of the 57 qualified starters, his K-BB% was the 11th lowest at 11.1% and has been on a four-year decline (19.4% to 19.3% to 18.2% to 15.7% to 11.2%).
If it wasn’t for his 80% LOB% (8th highest) his 3.32 ERA would have been closer to his ERA estimators (~4.50).
The cause of this past season’s drop was his strikeout rate dropping from 9.0 K/9 to 7.4 K/9 with all his pitches performing worse (Contact% up 5% points) while his velocity stayed flat. They need to remember 13 Wins and 4.33 ERA from 2017.
Jon Lester Salary
Lesser earns a basic salary of $22,500,000 annually.
Jon Lester Red Sox
With the 57th Overall selection, The Red Sox selected Lester in the second round. He got the highest Signing bonus of $1 million for any Second rounder that year.
Lester posted an 11–7 win-loss record, a league-leading 2.61 earned run average (ERA) and a league-best 163 strikeouts for the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League in 2005. In 2008 he received the Hutch Awards.
In 2010 he finished fourth in voting for the 2010 AL Cy Young Award as well. In 2014, Jon Lester pitched 8 one-hit innings against the Oakland Athletics, where he had a career-high 15 strikeouts. He was traded to Oakland Athletics in 2014.
Jon Lester Baseball Reference
Jon Lester Stats
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Jon Lester Espn
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Jon Lester No-Hitter
In 2008 Lester the first ever No hitter by a Red Sox left-handed pitcher since Mel Parnell in 1956, in a 7–0 win against the Kansas City Royals.
Jon Lester Twitter
— Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 1, 2019