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John Lackey

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

3.86

WHIP

1.13

K

17

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lackey's run in Boston has been largely a disappointment, hitting its nadir in 2011 when he had the highest ERA among starting pitchers, required season-ending Tommy John surgery and was implicated in...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS:    THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 235   DOB: 10/23/1978   BORN: Abilene, TX   COLLEGE: Grayson County (TX) CC   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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John Lackey Contract Information:

Five-year deal with Boston believed to be worth $85 million in December of 2009.

April 12, 2014  –  John Lackey News

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John Lackey Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 26 MAJ LAA 33 33 0 209.0 208 80 13 199 71 14 5 0 3.44 1.33
2006 27 MAJ LAA 33 33 2 217.7 203 86 14 190 72 13 11 0 3.56 1.26
2007 28 MAJ LAA 33 33 2 224.0 219 75 18 179 52 19 9 0 3.01 1.21
2008 29 A Ran 3 3 0 9.0 8 4 1 11 2 0 0 0 4.00 1.11
2008 29 MAJ LAA 24 24 0 163.3 161 68 26 130 40 12 5 0 3.75 1.23
2009 30 AAA SAL 2 2 0 9.7 6 3 1 8 1 0 1 0 2.79 0.72
2009 30 MAJ LAA 27 27 1 176.3 177 75 17 139 47 11 8 0 3.83 1.27
2010 31 MAJ BOS 33 33 0 215.0 233 105 18 156 72 14 11 0 0 0 4.40 1.42
2011 32 AAA Paw 1 1 0 5.2 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.59 0.58
2011 32 MAJ BOS 28 28 0 160.0 203 114 20 108 56 12 12 0 0 0 6.41 1.62
2013 34 AA Por 1 1 0 3.2 3 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.56
2013 34 MAJ BOS 29 29 0 189.3 179 74 26 161 40 10 13 0 0 0 3.52 1.16
2014 35 MAJ BOS 3 3 0 18.7 18 8 5 17 3 2 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.13
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for John Lackey
3-Year Averages MAJ   28 28 0 174.7 191 94 23 134 48 11 12 0 0 0 4.84 1.37
Career  (View All) MAJ   327 326 8 2,084.0 2152 937 220 1643 612 140 108 0 4.05 1.33

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John Lackey Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 12 @NYY 5.7 10 6 6 4 0 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.86 1.13
Apr. 7 Tex 7.0 5 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.38 0.85
Apr. 2 @Bal 6.0 3 2 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.00 0.67
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
12.7 15 7 6 4 2 11 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 4.26 1.34
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
18.7 18 9 8 5 3 17 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.86 1.13
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
18.7 18 9 8 5 3 17 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.86 1.13

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John Lackey Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201343685259619310.238
201139952281242858.343

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201334276158318016.258
201134456287910212.265

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201391.0630771582.471.03
201194.77706132126.651.64

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201398.341008425184.481.27
201165.3550472486.061.59
John Lackey Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 26 MAJ LAA 33 33 209.0 8.57 3.06 2.80 0.56 74.8% 3.44 3.16 .333
2006 27 MAJ LAA 33 33 217.7 7.86 2.98 2.64 0.58 1.00 72.4% 3.56 3.32 .308
2007 28 MAJ LAA 33 33 224.0 7.19 2.09 3.44 0.72 1.25 77.5% 3.01 3.37 .307
2008 29 A Ran 3 3 9.0 11.00 2.00 5.50 1.00 66.7% 4.00 2.87 .327
2008 29 MAJ LAA 24 24 163.3 7.16 2.20 3.25 1.43 1.23 76% 90.7 MPH 3.75 4.44 .290
2009 30 AAA SAL 2 2 9.7 7.45 0.93 8.00 0.93 66.7% 2.79 3.51 .206
2009 30 MAJ LAA 27 27 176.3 7.09 2.40 2.96 0.87 1.35 72% 91.6 MPH 3.83 3.70 .309
2010 31 MAJ BOS 33 33 215.0 6.53 3.01 2.17 0.75 1.38 69.7% 91.5 MPH 4.40 3.97 .323
2011 32 AAA Paw 1 1 5.2 6.92 0.00 0.00 1.73 100% 1.59 4.16 .158
2011 32 MAJ BOS 28 28 160.0 6.08 3.15 1.93 1.13 1.18 60.7% 91.6 MPH 6.41 4.88 .348
2013 34 AA Por 1 1 3.2 14.06 5.63 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.95 .427
2013 34 MAJ BOS 29 29 189.3 7.65 1.90 4.03 1.24 1.35 75.1% 91.7 MPH 3.52 4.01 .291
2014 35 MAJ BOS 3 3 18.7 8.20 1.45 5.67 2.41 1.00 81.3% 91.9 MPH 3.86 5.34 .267
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for John Lackey
3-Year Averages MAJ   28 28 174.7 6.90 2.47 2.79 1.19 67.1% 4.84 4.20 .319
Career MAJ   327 326 2,084.0 7.10 2.64 2.68 0.95 71.8% 4.05 3.91 .313

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2014 Stat Review for John Lackey    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.67 K/BB
ELITE
8.20 K/9
GOOD
1.45 BB/9
ELITE
91.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.86 ERA
WEAK
1.13 WHIP
GREAT
5.34 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.267 BABIP
LOW
81.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for John Lackey (by OPS against, min 22 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Hamilton ANA 29 12 4 9 4 6 0 .414 .862 1.362
Ian Kinsler DET 35 15 4 9 4 1 0 .429 .857 1.345
Adam Lind TOR 28 15 0 6 0 2 0 .536 .750 1.286
Michael Cuddyer COL 25 8 4 6 2 5 0 .320 .840 1.210
Carl Crawford LA 48 23 2 9 0 1 3 .479 .708 1.187
David Ortiz BOS 33 11 2 10 4 7 1 .333 .667 1.072
Marlon Byrd PHI 27 10 2 8 1 7 0 .370 .667 1.046
Ben Zobrist TB 27 11 0 4 5 3 3 .407 .519 1.034
Jason Giambi CLE 40 13 3 7 5 5 0 .325 .600 1.026
Chris Davis BAL 32 11 2 6 3 8 3 .344 .625 1.025

Best Matchups for John Lackey (by OPS against, min 22 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 41 8 1 1 4 9 0 .195 .293 .559
Nick Swisher CLE 64 10 2 6 9 24 2 .156 .266 .546
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 23 4 1 2 1 7 2 .174 .304 .544
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 48 11 0 3 3 7 1 .229 .271 .540
David DeJesus TB 24 6 0 2 0 4 0 .250 .250 .530
Miguel Olivo LA 29 5 1 2 0 11 0 .172 .310 .510
Elvis Andrus TEX 31 6 0 3 1 5 2 .194 .290 .509
Nick Punto OAK 24 4 1 5 0 3 0 .167 .333 .500
Matt Wieters BAL 32 6 0 2 0 6 0 .188 .188 .375
Gerald Laird ATL 30 3 0 1 2 13 1 .100 .100 .256

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John Lackey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lackey held the Rangers to one unearned run over seven innings to pick up his second win of the season Monday night.

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Lackey allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six in Wednesday's win over Baltimore. He retired the Orioles in order in four of his six frames.

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Lackey made his final spring tuneup Thursday night, throwing 6.1 innings in an exhibition game against Minnesota.

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Lackey allowed five runs on 10 hits while striking out six in 4.2 innings in an exhibition game Saturday against Atlanta. He got his pitch count up to 80.

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Lackey allowed five runs on six hits in five innings in an exhibition game against the Cardinals on Monday. He walked two, struck out three and threw 59 pitches.

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Lackey made his spring debut Tuesday, giving up three runs on four hits while striking out two in 2.2 innings in an exhibition game against Miami. He threw 47 pitches, 30 for strikes.

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Lackey struck out six of nine batters faced in a simulated game Thursday, ESPN Boston reports.

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Lackey will pitch in a simulated game against minor-league hitters Thursday, the Providence Journal reports. He is slated to make his first Grapefruit League start next Tuesday.

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Lackey will be available out of the bullpen Sunday for Game 4 of the World Series, Jenny Dell of NESN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Lackey missed all of the 2012 season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but is now ready to pitch again and is in Boston's rotation plans for 2013. Other than eating up innings, there has been little good in Lackey's performance since signing with the Red Sox. He gives up a ton of baserunners, and has experienced declining strikeout rates and increasing walk rates. He has managed 26 wins in two seasons with Boston, largely due to enhanced run support. We are talking about expensive wins here. Add on that he is coming off an elbow injury, and there are enough warning signs to stay clear of Lackey.

2012

Little was expected from Lackey entering the 2011 season and he didn't exceed those expectations. He finished 12-12 and he should thank his teammates, who supported him with 9.39 runs per game. He authored a 6.41 ERA in 160 innings, historically-bad numbers. Lackey missed some starts early on with an elbow injury, which eventually required Tommy John surgery and will force him to miss the entire 2012 season. He could be the most unpopular athlete in Boston these days.

2011

For better or worse, Lackey threw the most innings of any Boston starter in 2010. He gave up a ton of hits and walks, but Red Sox manager Terry Francona didn't have to waste his bullpen when Lackey started -- mostly because Lackey was given very good run support. Aside from that, Lackey did not perform up to the level of the five-year, $82.5 million contract he signed last winter. His per-nine numbers moved in the negative direction across the board. If you want to hang your hat somewhere, Lackey was at his best in September, he pitched reasonably well against the Yankees, and was healthy. He'll return as Boston's fourth starter, and there's something to be said for pitching on a contending team that's capable of scoring runs for you, but there's some negative perception and performance he needs to turn around in 2011.

2010

For the second season in a row, Lackey owners had to wait to open their draft-day present, as the right-hander missed seven starts with an elbow strain. Once healthy, he was as effective as ever, and even with the missed time was the top free-agent starting pitcher available over the winter. The question, for owners real and fantasy, is whether Lackey can make 33 starts a year. It's an eight-round difference at the draft table, maybe $8 million a season in the real world. His build and the lack of surgeries say that he can, and the Red Sox seem to agree after signing him to a five-year, $85 million contract in December.

2009

Lackey wasn't nearly as dominant in 2008 as he was the previous season and he finished the season with only 12 wins, good for fourth on the team. Lackey, who only made 24 starts last season, finished with less than 30 starts for the first time since he was a rookie in 2002; but he still managed to post a 3.75 ERA and strike out 130 batters in 163.1 innings pitched. The Angels exercised their 2009 club option on Lackey in October, while a long-term deal could be worked out before he hits the open market as a free agent next winter.

2008

Following a strong 2007 season that saw him finish third in the AL Cy Young voting, Lackey has ascended into the top tier of major league pitchers. Lackey went 19-9 with an AL-leading 3.01 ERA and 179 strikeouts in 224 innings. Lackey is in his prime, so his numbers should be very good again next year and he'll remain the ace for a competitive Angels club for the foreseeable future. Statistically, he's not far from the likes of Johan Santana and Jake Peavy, but he's relatively under the radar given the lack of postseason hardware.

2007

One of the AL's most reliable sources of strikeouts, Lackey hasn't taken that next step forward in improving his command. He's a very slight improvement from being a No. 1 starter, and this is the year he gets there. He'll challenge for the Johan Santana Award.

2006

Lackey showed solid improvement in 2005 and is a sleeper breakout candidate for 2006. His 199 strikeouts (in 209 innings) topped his previous season high of 151 (in 204 innings). The most important trend to note is his post All-Star break performance where he was 8-1 with a 2.57 ERA.

2005

Lackey almost duplicated his 2003 season in 2004, but he wasn't exactly repeating a success. He's been just average since his debut, and with each passing year it's looking increasingly likely that's all he'll ever be. Consider him trade bait if he starts hot.

2004

Lackey's first full year in the rotation can't be considered a success, but it wasn't exactly a failure either. His strikeouts jumped while his walks and hits allowed dropped, and that has to count for something. That said he still gives up too many home runs. If you have a reserve list, be patient with him. If you don't, let someone else take the risk.

2003

The answer to the trivia question of who won Game 7 of the World Series for the Angels is John Lackey. Once he was given a chance to start in July, Lackey impressed and became a marginal fantasy threat in AL-only leagues. Should be the No. 5 starter this season and will start at least 22 games.