Jon Lester

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jon Lester has thrown 26,557 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Cutter (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph) and Sinker (91mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has well above average velo. His curve generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth and has slight glove-side movement. His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His change is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it.