Jon Lester

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jon Lester has thrown 42,276 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2021, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2021, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Cutter (87mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph), Sinker (88mph) and Curve (73mph).


In 2021, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has much less armside movement than typical, has some natural sinking action and has slightly below average velo. His cutter results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has strong cutting action. His change has slight cut action, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His sinker has surprisingly little armside run, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sinking action. His curve has below average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement.