Jon Lester news, rumors and stats

 

Jon Lester

Chicago Cubs
Starting Pitcher | Ht: | Wt: 190


Fantasy Baseball | Draft Guide | Team News

2014 Fantasy Baseball Projections

WSVIPHERBBKERAWHIP
14020520085651713.731.29

Access our free Fantasy Baseball coverage for more!

The latest Jon Lester MLB and fantasy baseball news

From -- thru  --


Cubs | Jon Lester whiffs 14 in victory

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:57:14 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed two runs, five hits and a walk over eight innings Wednesday, July 29, against the Colorado Rockies. He also came within one of his career best by striking out 14 Rockies in the victory.

Fantasy Tip: After a dismal 4-8 start, Lester ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) has won back-to-back decisions for the first time since mid-May, and he has lasted at least seven innings in each of his six July starts. He is 2-2 in the month with a 1.66 ERA while striking out 50 batters over 43 1/3 innings. He's back, FantasyScore owners, so take advantage.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cubs | Jon Lester hurls quality start Friday

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:44:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 24, with no walks and six strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) has tossed quality starts in four of his last five outings, although he is just 1-2 over that stretch. He will make his next start against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, July 29.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cubs | Jon Lester flirts with no-hitter

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:49:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester lost a no-hit bid in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, July 18, allowing two hits and striking out seven over 7 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) hasn't been as dominant as expected this year, but he has now thrown three scoreless outings in his last four starts and has struck out at least seven in every start during the stretch. It looks like he is hitting his stride, and he could provide ace-caliber numbers a FantasyScore for a slightly discounted price.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cubs | Jon Lester flirts with no-hitter

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:57:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning Monday, July 6, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He ended up allowing two unearned runs and two hits with two walks over seven innings in a hard-luck loss. He also struck out eight batters.

Fantasy Tip: The biggest news was Lester's first career hit, snapping a 0-for-66 lifetime mark. Lester ($7,500; or 15.0% of cap) has been pitching better lately, and remains a solid FantasyScore play despite a lack of run support.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cubs | Jon Lester sharp

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:08:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed no runs on five hits while striking out seven against the New York Mets Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) hasn't been as dominant as expected in his first year in Chicago, and although he shut down the Mets, he is by no means a safe bet at FantasyScore in his next scheduled start against a St. Louis Cardinals team with a much better offense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com

Cubs | Early hook for Jon Lester

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:14:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester had his shortest outing in more than three years, allowing four runs, four hits and four walks in four innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, June 25.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) saw his ERA climb to 4.03 on the year, and he hasn't picked up a win since May 16. He inconsistency from one start to the next makes him tough to trust at FantasyScore at his price tag.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cubs | Jon Lester has decent outing

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 04:52:16 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed one run on five hits Sunday, June 14, in a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. He came in winless over his previous four outings with a 10.61 ERA. In his previous start against the Detroit Tigers, Lester allowed five runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($8,000, 16.0% of cap) remains a solid option for all FantasyScore lineups, mainly because he has a strong team supporting him in the background. It looks like he has settled down after a rough stretch.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cubs | Jon Lester has solid outing

Wed, 27 May 2015 20:53:03 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 27. He struck out 10 batters and walked two during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) has pitched well in his six starts this month and has won four of his last five decisions. He is scheduled to face the Miami Marlins in his next start and should be a solid starting option on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cubs | Jon Lester excelling in May

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:08:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester is 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA in five May starts heading into his outing against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) has turned things around after an April that had his fantasy owners pretty worried. In the long run, the southpaw should be just fine. At FantasyScore today, though, paying up for Lester against a Nationals squad that has been hot the past month may be a mistake.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Mark Gonzales

Cubs | Jon Lester earns first NL victory

Fri, 01 May 2015 16:39:10 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester worked seven scoreless innings Friday, May 1, against the Milwaukee Brewers to earn his first victory. He allowed just three hits while walking only one and striking out four batters. Lester retired 15 of the final 16 batters he faced, earning his first win since Sept. 19, 2013, when he was with the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Lester went 0-2 with a 6.23 in his first month of the season, but he has recorded back-to-back quality starts and finally earned his first win. At $7,400 (or 14.8% of cap) he is still a little bit overpriced in FantasyScore, but if he starts pitching like this on a regular basis he will be underpriced before too long.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press