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Chicago Cubs NL Central
Jon Lester • #34 • SP
Status:Off season (on 40-man roster)
Ht/Wt:6'4", 240 lbs.
Born:Jan 7, 1984 (36 yrs) in Tacoma, WA
Hometown:Puyallup, WA
Experience:14 years
Drafted:Drafted by Boston in 2002 (2/57).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
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Scouting Report
A talented lefty with a good fastball, slider and change, he shows good composure on the mound and makes adjustments on the fly. Elevates his game with more on the line. Can finish what he starts. Struggles when he is too much of a nibbler, instead of attacking the strike zone. His health will always be a concern as long as he is toiling in the big leagues, after having already battled lymphona.
Long Range Potential: Excellent, veteran left-handed starter.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
Hutch Award 2008
Tony Conigliaro Award 2007
MLB Named to the All-Star Game 2011 (replacement - injured), 2010
Eastern League (AA) Most Valuable Pitcher 2005
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