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Starting Pitcher Age: 32 Exp: 9.075 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#57 overall), 2002 Agent(s): Josh Yates (ACES)
  • Current Contract

    Jon Lester signed a 6 year / $155,000,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs, including a $30,000,000 signing bonus, $155,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $25,833,333. In 2016, Lester will earn a base salary of $20,000,000. Lester has a cap hit of $25,000,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $155,000,000
    Signing Bonus $30,000,000
    Average Salary $25,833,333
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year 31 $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year 32 $20,000,000 $5,000,000 $25,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year 33 $20,000,000 $5,000,000 $25,000,000
    2018 Contract details by year 34 $22,500,000 $5,000,000 $27,500,000
    2019 Contract details by year 35 $22,500,000 $5,000,000 $27,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 36 $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 37 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000
    Contract Notes:
    • 2021 Option includes a $10M buyout
    • 2021 vests with 200 IP in 2020, or 400 IP between 2019-20
    • Full No trade clause
    • Signing Bonus: $15M in 2015, $3M from 2016-20
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,537,705
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,537,705
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2014 Contract details by year 30 $10,537,705 $10,537,705
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2002 Player Cash Earnings - $1,000,000 - $1,000,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $384,000 - - $384,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $421,500 - - $421,500
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - $50,000 $3,800,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 - $50,000 $5,800,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,625,000 - - $7,625,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $11,625,000 - - $11,625,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,462,295 - $50,000 $2,512,295
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $10,537,705 - - $10,537,705
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 $15,000,000 - $30,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    Est. Earnings (10 seasons) $78,555,500 $16,000,000 $150,000 $94,705,500
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $22,500,000 - - $22,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $22,500,000 $2,500,000 - $25,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 $12,500,000 - $27,500,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    $168,555,500 $31,000,000 $150,000 $199,705,500
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Jon Lester ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($25,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #7
    Chicago Cubs: #1
    Starting Pitcher: #6

    Total Cash ($20,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #25
    Starting Pitcher: #11

    Average Annual ($25,833,333) Rank
    MLB: #7
    Starting Pitcher: #6
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP
    2016 CHC 26 25 154. 123 50 48 43 154 19 14 4 0 2.81 1.078
    2015 CHC 32 32 205. 183 83 76 47 207 16 11 12 0 3.34 1.122
    2014 BOS 32 32 219.2 194 76 60 48 220 16 16 11 0 2.46 1.102
    2013 BOS 33 33 213.1 209 94 89 67 177 19 15 8 0 3.76 1.294
    2012 BOS 33 33 205.1 216 117 110 68 166 25 9 14 0 4.82 1.383
    2011 BOS 31 31 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 15 9 0 3.48 1.257
    2010 BOS 32 32 208. 167 81 75 83 225 14 19 9 0 3.25 1.202
    2009 BOS 32 32 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 15 8 0 3.41 1.23
    2008 BOS 33 33 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 16 6 0 3.21 1.274
  • Calculated Market Value

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    • MLB Rank: 0

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

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    Base Calculated Value

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    Statistical Comparisons

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    Jon Lester's Calculated Market Value

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