Jon Lester

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2022, Jon Lester threw 45,694 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2021, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2021, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Cutter (87mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph), 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 results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight cut action and has some natural sink to it. His sinker has heavy sinking action, has surprisingly little armside run, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly below average velo. His curve has below average velo and has slight glove-side movement.