Player Profile: Cubs Ace Lefty, Jon Lester Accomplishments

A five-time All-Star and three-time World Series Champion,

Jon is in his fifth season with Chicago after he signed with the Cubs on December 15, 2014

Jon is one of four Cubs lefties all-time with at least four seasons of 32 games started.

Has 39 starts of at least 6.0 innings and one or fewer runs allowed since the start of a 2016, the second-most in the majors in that span behind Justin Verlander (41).

Ranks second among active left-handed pitchers in wins (178) and fourth in strikeouts (2,200) … is one of only 11 active pitchers with at least 2,000 innings pitched.

His 62 victories with the Cubs are tied for seventh-most by a lefty in franchise history
with Paul Minner … Jack Pfiester and Johnny Schmitz are tied for fifth with 69 wins.

Is the only pitcher to start at least 30 games in each of the last 11 seasons.

Ranks first in Cubs postseason history with 70.0 innings pitched and his 10 starts rank
tied for first with Kyle Hendricks

Jon ranks first among all active pitchers in the postseason with 154.0 innings pitched and third with 133 strikeouts.

Struck out 207 batters in 2015, most all-time by a Cubs left-handed pitcher.

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