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John Lackey

36-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Stats

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6-5

ERA

3.30

WHIP

1.24

K

77

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lackey will return to St. Louis in 2015 after his option was exercised by the Cardinals following the season. The veteran righty posted a solid season in his 13th year, bolstered by a strong first hal...

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2015 ADP:  271.42

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   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.

July 2, 2015  –  John Lackey News

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Lackey (6-5) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six Wednesday against the White Sox.

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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 21 21 0 137.3 137 55 15 116 32 11 7 0 0 0 3.60 1.23
2014 35 MAJ STL 10 10 0 60.7 69 29 9 48 15 3 3 0 0 0 4.30 1.38
2014  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ BOS/STL 31 31 0 198.0 206 84 24 164 47 14 10 0 0 0 3.82 1.28
2015 36 MAJ STL 16 16 0 103.7 103 38 8 77 26 6 5 0 0 0 3.30 1.24
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3-Year Averages     30 30 0 193.7 192 79 25 162 43 12 11 0 0 0 3.67 1.21
Career  (View All)     371 370 8 2,367.0 2,443 1,051 247 1,867 682 158 122 0 4.00 1.32

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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
Jul. 1 CWS 7.0 7 2 2 1 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.30 1.24
Jun. 26 ChC 7.0 8 2 2 0 3 5 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.35 1.24
Jun. 20 @Phi 7.0 5 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.41 1.22
Jun. 15 Min 8.0 5 2 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.59 1.23
Jun. 8 @Col 4.0 12 10 8 2 0 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.74 1.29
Jun. 3 Mil 7.0 10 3 3 1 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.93 1.19
May. 29 LAD 7.0 5 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.83 1.15
May. 23 @KC 5.0 6 3 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 L 0 0 0 3.18 1.18
May. 18 @NYM 7.0 3 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 1.14
May. 13 @Cle 5.3 5 2 2 0 5 2 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.22 1.25
May. 7 ChC 7.7 5 1 1 0 1 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.20 1.17
May. 2 Pit 6.0 6 1 1 0 3 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.69 1.26
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 20 5 5 2 7 14 1 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 2.14 1.29
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
40.0 47 20 18 5 9 30 1 1 0 3-2 0 0 0 4.05 1.40
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
78.0 77 28 26 6 21 63 3 2 1 5-4 0 0 0 3.00 1.26

John Lackey Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015216251751816.266
2014424792610222411.258
201343685259619310.238

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015221529521012.252
2014409852110419113.274
201334276158318016.258

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201563.7520541421.981.16
2014101.0730962072.941.20
201391.0630771582.471.03

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201540.0130231265.401.38
201497.07706827174.731.36
201398.341008425184.481.27
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 6.07 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 21 21 137.3 7.60 2.10 3.63 0.98 1.47 74% 91.7 MPH 3.60 3.63 .310
2014 35 MAJ STL 10 10 60.7 7.12 2.23 3.20 1.34 1.25 73.3% 91.7 MPH 4.30 4.34 .328
2014  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ BOS/STL 31 31 198.0 7.45 2.14 3.49 1.09 1.40 73.8% 91.7 MPH 3.82 3.86 .316
2015 36 MAJ STL 16 16 103.7 6.68 2.26 2.96 0.69 1.39 75.2% 91.2 MPH 3.30 3.56 .306
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 12.5 7.93 2.19 3.62 1.08 74.1% 3.65 3.73 .307
Rest Of Season     0 17 103.5 7.93 2.14 3.71 1.01 73.5% 3.65 3.61 .309
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3-Year Averages     30 30 193.7 7.53 2.00 3.77 1.16 74.3% 3.67 3.87 .303
Career     371 370 2,367.0 7.10 2.59 2.74 0.94 72.1% 4.00 3.87 .314

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2015 Stat Review for John Lackey    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.96 K/BB
AVERAGE
6.68 K/9
WEAK
2.26 BB/9
GOOD
91.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.39 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.30 ERA
GOOD
1.24 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.56 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.306 BABIP
HIGH
75.2% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Lackey struck out five and walked three while holding the Cubs to two runs on eight hits over seven innings in a no-decision Friday night.

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Lackey got the win Saturday with seven innings of one-run ball, adding three strikeouts along the way.

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Lackey picked up his fifth win Monday against Minnesota as he allowed just two runs on five hits and a walk over eight innings.

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Lackey will not make his regularly scheduled start Sunday as the game has been postponed due to weather, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Lackey allowed 10 runs (eight earned) on 12 hits over four innings Monday against Colorado.

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Lackey gave up three runs and scattered 10 hits over seven innings while striking out five and walking one in a winning effort against the Brewers on Wednesday afternoon.

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Lackey (3-3) was fantastic Friday, going seven shutout innings while allowing just five hits and striking out nine in a 3-0 win against the Dodgers.

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Lackey gave up three runs on six hits over five innings while striking out two and walking a pair in a loss to the Royals on Saturday night.

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Lackey was strong in a no-decision Monday, going seven innings and allowing only one run against the Mets.

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Lackey (2-2) walked five and allowed five hits over 5.2 innings Wednesday in Cleveland, but limited the damage to just two runs, though he still took the loss.

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Lackey (2-1) dominated the Cubs over 7.2 innings Thursday, striking out 10 while allowing just one run on five hits and a walk.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 the bad clubhouse karma that blew up in September. After sitting out the 2012 season, a lighter Lackey showed up at spring training in 2013 ready to change the narrative. He was Boston's most consistent starter from April to October and had his best moments in the postseason, when he outdueled Justin Verlander in Game 3 of the ALCS and finished off the Cardinals in Game 6 to clinch the World Series. His sojourn from pariah to savior earned him the Tony Conigliaro Award, given annually to the major-leaguer who has overcome adversity. He'll enter the final year of his five-year deal as one of Boston's top three starters.

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.