Jon Lester Scratched

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Jon Lester was scratched from his scheduled start against the Giants yesterday with an illness. My guess is he is expected to make his next start, unless this illness persists into next week.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Jon Lester to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 15.84 projected fantasy points puts him at #46 behind Carlos Carrasco and ahead of Yonny Chirinos. He has averaged 1.44 fantasy points in his past 57 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 1.98 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#54) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 94%, he is the #43 most highly owned starting pitcher. Jon Lester is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #96 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#44 Jon Gray (93% OWN)16.9 FP, 1.88 per game54 FP, 41 gp, 1.3 per game (#46)
#45 Carlos Carrasco (75% OWN)16.1 FP, 4.03 per game138 FP, 32 gp, 4.32 per game (#16)
#46 Jon Lester (94% OWN)15.8 FP, 1.98 per game86 FP, 33 gp, 2.61 per game (#37)
#47 Yonny Chirinos (77% OWN)15.7 FP, 3.93 per game86 FP, 33 gp, 2.61 per game (#37)
#48 Zac Gallen (88% OWN)15.6 FP, 1.74 per game86 FP, 33 gp, 2.61 per game (#37)

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

JON LESTERFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 201915.83.72.1454211.9
-- Per Game (8 Proj)2.00.470.265.65.31.5
8/12 to 8/18 (2 Games)1.40.410.275.84.91.3
8/19 to 8/25 (2 Games)0.420.440.295.45.11.8
2019 Season-3.979812812932
-- Per Game (24 GP)-0.170.380.335.35.41.3
2018 to 201982271430627896
-- Per Game (57 GP)1.40.470.255.44.91.7