Jon Lester

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jon Lester has thrown 33,252 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Cutter (88mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph), Change (85mph) and Curve (74mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly above average velo and has strong cutting action. His sinker results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action. His change generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it. His curve generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo.