Jon Lester

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jon Lester has thrown 25,625 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (74mph) and Sinker (90mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other LHP:
His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sink. His fourseam fastball is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2015) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2015) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action.