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How good is Jon Lester?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:57 pm
by Zhangman1
Picked up Jon Lester just to make use of my DL spot. I hear he was a highly touted prospect but had problems with control last year. How good do you guys see him as being this year? Any comparisions?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:04 pm
by PlayingWithFire
never really that high on him. And seriously doubt he'll do much this year.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:06 pm
by thedude
He could be a very high upside guy. He will be the Red Sox fifth starter very soon, so there won't be much pressure on him. He will also win some games due to the BoSox offense. He will get you K's but he might hurt your WHIP some. I think he is a nice pickup.

There are good reasons he was more highly regarded than Papelbon before last year.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:31 pm
by tgalv
maybe he'll be ted lilly someday in my opinion.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:41 pm
by rong
doesn't he have cancer?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:48 pm
by SlightlyStoopid
rong wrote:doesn't he have cancer?


Not anymore.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:52 pm
by J35J
I think he has a limited ceiling because he doesn't have top notch "stuff". I think he's a #3 type mlb pitcher.....at least thats where I think he will end up.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:30 pm
by CheeseBeger
Yeah his cancer went into remission.


I've always had the impression that he had the potential to be a #2 (maybe #3 on the Red Sox super-staff B-) ) Now if he ever reaches that is to still be seen, but he does have the potential. He is young and still needs to work on some stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:33 pm
by Zhangman1
Any doubt that he'll have the #5 spot when's he's ready to go?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:34 pm
by teddy ballgame
I always thought of him as a #3 type guy. Solid but won't be winning any Cy Young's. If he doesn't get that WHIP he had last year down, he's going to have troubles.