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Jon Lester Embed This NEW

Starting Pitcher Age: 35 Exp: 12.075 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#57 overall), 2002 Country: United States 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 2019, Lester will earn a base salary of $22,500,000 and a signing bonus of $2,500,000, while carrying a total salary of $27,500,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $155,000,000
    Signing Bonus $30,000,000
    Average Salary $25,833,333
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 31 $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $30,000,000($30,000,000)
    2016 Contract details by year 32 $20,000,000 $5,000,000 $25,000,000 $25,000,000 $20,000,000($50,000,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 33 $20,000,000 $5,000,000 $25,000,000 $25,000,000 $20,000,000($70,000,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 34 $22,500,000 $5,000,000 $27,500,000 $27,500,000 $22,500,000($92,500,000)
    2019 Contract details by year 35 $22,500,000 $5,000,000 $25,833,333 $27,500,000 $27,500,000 $25,000,000($117,500,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 36 $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $27,500,000($145,000,000)
    2021 Contract details by year 37 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000 $25,000,000 $10,000,000($155,000,000)
    2022 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    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

    2014-2014Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,537,705
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,537,705
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary Yearly Cash
    2014 Contract details by year 30 $10,537,705 $10,537,705 $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
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $22,500,000 - - $22,500,000
    Est. Earnings
    (12 seasons)
    $121,055,500 $16,000,000 $150,000 $137,205,500
    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
  • 2019 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2018 CHC 34 32 181.2 174 75 67 64 149 24 18 6 0 3.32 1.31 3.39
    2017 CHC 32 32 180.2 179 101 87 60 180 26 13 8 0 4.33 1.323 0.71
    2016 CHC 33 32 202.2 154 57 55 52 197 21 19 5 0 2.44 1.016 5.59
    2015 CHC 32 32 205.0 183 83 76 47 207 16 11 12 0 3.34 1.122 2.74
    2014 BOS 32 32 219.2 194 76 60 48 220 16 16 11 0 2.46 1.102 2.83
    2013 BOS 33 33 213.1 209 94 89 67 177 19 15 8 0 3.76 1.294 3.02
    2012 BOS 33 33 205.1 216 117 110 68 166 25 9 14 0 4.82 1.383 0.26
    2011 BOS 31 31 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 15 9 0 3.48 1.257 4.36
    2010 BOS 32 32 208.0 167 81 75 83 225 14 19 9 0 3.25 1.202 5.18
    2009 BOS 32 32 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 15 8 0 3.41 1.23 6.26
    2008 BOS 33 33 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 16 6 0 3.21 1.274 6.08
    Totals 384 380 2367.0 2,182 995 920 768 2,190 232 177 98 0 3.50 1.246 40.42
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