Jon Lester

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jon Lester has thrown 24,847 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Cutter (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph) and Sinker (92mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2014 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His cutter has well above average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His curve generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sinking action. His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it.