31. Jon Lester
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 7, 1984 in Tacoma, WA USA
  • Weight: 249 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: June 10, 2006
  • Final Game: October 02, 2021
  • Hutch Award - 2008
  • NLCS MVP - 2016
  • Cy Young - 2010
  • Cy Young - 2014
  • Cy Young - 2016
 
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A Second Round pick in 2002, Jon Lester debuted for the Red Sox in 2006, and in the next season, he was a small part of Boston's 2007 World Series win over Colorado.  He won a game in the Fall Classic, which would be the springboard for what would transpire next.

Lester would morph into the team’s ace, and in 2008 he went 16-6 with a no-hitter.  The left-hander, who had overcome Lymphoma years earlier, was awarded the Hutch Award for his perseverance and dedication to the game.

He would remain a top-level pitcher, winning at least 15 Games in three of his next four seasons, and had 225 Strikeouts in both 2009 and 2010.  The latte was his best season as a member of the Red Sox.  He would post a 19-9 record and was fourth in Cy Young voting.  He was named an All-Star this season, and would again in 2011 and 2014.  Lester had a more active role in the Red Sox playoffs, culminating in another World Series Championship in 2013.

Lester would go to another All-Star Game in 2014, but he was traded at the deadline to the Oakland A’s.  Lester went 110-63 with 1,386 Strikeouts with Boston.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round of the Amateur Draft 6/4/02.
  • Departed: Traded to the Oakland Athletics with Jonny Gomes and Cash for Yoenis Cespedes and a 2015 Competitive Balance Round B Pick 7/31/14.
  • Games Played: 242
  • Notable Statistics: 110 Wins
    63 Losses
    3.54 ERA
    241 Games Started
    10 Complete Games
    3 Shutouts
    1,519.1 Innings Pitched
    1,386 Strikeouts
    3.60 FIP
    1.287 WHIP
    2.62 SO/BB
    29.3 bWAR

    13 Playoff Games
    6 Wins
    4 Losses
    2.11 ERA
    76.2 Innings Pitched
    68 Strikeouts
    1.04 WHIP
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (2007 & 2013)
    All-Star (2010, 2011 & 2014*)
    Hutch Award (2008)
    Highest SO/9 (2010)

    *Lester was traded to the Oakland Athletics midway through the season.
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