Jon Lester

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jon Lester has thrown 30,021 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Cutter (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph), Sinker (92mph) and Change (86mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has slightly above average velo and has some added backspin. His cutter is blazing fast, has good "rise" and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His curve generates a high number of swings & misses 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 generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sinking action. His change generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade.