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John Lackey
ERA W-L K
3.60 11-7 116
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-6 / 235 NFBC ADP: 292.20
Position: SPBorn: 10/23/1978 Birthplace: Abilene, Texas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 2nd Round by Angels (1999)


Latest News
Dec. 3 5:24 PM PT6:24 PM MT7:24 PM CT8:24 PM ET20:24 ET1:24 GMT9:24 6:24 PM MST8:24 PM EST8:54 PM VEN5:24 UAE (+1)7:24 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals have Lackey at a bargain price next season, but may be willing to sweeten the deal. General manager John Mozeliak said Wednesday he'd meet with the agent for the 36-year-old right-hander at the winter meetings next week.
Analysis: Lackey's contract calls for a $500,000 salary next season, the major league minimum, because he missed the 2012 season while recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. The right-hander just completed an $82.5 million, five-year contract he signed with Boston. Lackey was traded from the Red Sox to St. Louis last July. He went a combined 14-10 with a 3.83 ERA and was 1-0 in two postseason starts for the NL Central champion Cardinals.
Oct. 30 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET15:32 ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST3:02 PM VEN23:32 UAE1:32 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on Lackey, which is at the major league minimum. The right-hander agreed to an $82.5 million, five-year contract with Boston in December 2009 that contained a provision for a conditional team option at the minimum if he missed a season due to a specified injury. Lackey did not pitch in 2012 after reconstructive elbow surgery.
Analysis: The major league minimum next year will be $500,000 plus a cost-of-living adjustment to be determined Nov. 20, which is likely to be $9,000 to $10,000. Lackey, who turned 36 on Oct. 23, was 14-10 with a 3.83 ERA last year with the Red Sox and Cardinals and was 1-0 in two postseason starts for the NL Central champions.
Sep. 20 1:03 PM PT2:03 PM MT3:03 PM CT4:03 PM ET16:03 ET20:03 GMT4:03 1:03 PM MST3:03 PM EST3:33 PM VEN0:03 UAE (+1)3:03 PM CT-Lackey powered back into the St. Louis postseason rotation picture with 7 2-3 dominant innings in St. Louis' 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Analysis: Lackey (3-2, 4.50 ERA) was passed over in the just-completed three-game series against Milwaukee after complaining of a dead arm. The 35-year-old right-hander arrived at the trade deadline with a big-game reputation but was 2-2 with a 5.05 ERA in his first eight starts.
Aug. 4 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Lackey earned his 12th victory Sunday in his debut with the Cardinals, limiting the Brewers to two runs in seven innings of a 3-2 win.
Analysis: St. Louis is getting a hot pitcher in Lackey, who is 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA in his last four starts including Sunday's strong showing.
July 31 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-The Boston Red Sox have traded Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade.
Analysis: Lackey was 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA as the No. 2 starter in Boston's rotation.
July 27 11:25 AM PT12:25 PM MT1:25 PM CT2:25 PM ET14:25 ET18:25 GMT2:25 11:25 AM MST1:25 PM EST1:55 PM VEN22:25 UAE1:25 PM CT-Lackey fell 3-0 to the Rays on Saturday night.
Analysis: Lackey came up short in his first attempt at his 150th win, giving up three runs and eight hits over seven innings. He faces the Yankees in his next start.
July 22 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Lackey allowed one run and two hits over seven innings to win 14-1 at Toronto on Monday.
Analysis: Lackey has posted a 2.08 ERA in winning back-to-back starts. He owns a solid 3.66 mark on the season.
July 6 12:58 PM PT1:58 PM MT2:58 PM CT3:58 PM ET15:58 ET19:58 GMT3:58 12:58 PM MST2:58 PM EST3:28 PM VEN23:58 UAE2:58 PM CT-Lackey had another tough outing in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader with Baltimore, surrendering five runs and a season worst-matching 10 hits over 5 1-3 innings in a 7-4 defeat.
Analysis: Lackey is 1-2 over his last three starts with an unsightly 10.29 ERA.
June 24 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Lackey got his butt kicked Monday.
Analysis: Lackey was done after 3 2-3 innings, snapping a string of 39 straight starts going at least five innings. He gave up seven hits and walked three. Lackey needed 36 pitches to get through three innings and threw 38 pitches in getting just two outs in the fourth. He faces the Yanks next.
May 29 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Lackey allowed eight hits in 6 1-3 scoreless innings while striking out nine in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: That makes it 13 1-3 scoreless innings over his last two starts.
Apr. 30 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET12:30 ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST12:00 PM VEN20:30 UAE11:30 AM CT-Lackey pitched eight strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the slumping Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on a chilly Tuesday night.
Analysis: Lackey (4-2, 3.83 ERA) scattered six hits and allowed two runs, striking out five and walking one. He's allowed a combined three runs in his last 16 innings after giving up 12 in his previous 11.
Apr. 24 7:25 AM PT8:25 AM MT9:25 AM CT10:25 AM ET10:25 ET14:25 GMT22:25 7:25 AM MST9:25 AM EST9:55 AM VEN18:25 UAE9:25 AM CT-Lackey improved to 3-2 as the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Lackey was brilliant as he allowed one run and seven hits in eight innings with 11 strikeouts and no walks to avoid a third straight loss. He will face the Rays next.
Apr. 19 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Lackey was pounded by the O's on Friday.
Analysis: Lackey surrendered six earned runs over 5 1-3 innings. It was the second straight start in which Lackey gave up six runs and failed to make it out of the sixth inning and he gets the Yanks next - that could spell doom.
Apr. 13 11:13 AM PT12:13 PM MT1:13 PM CT2:13 PM ET14:13 ET18:13 GMT2:13 11:13 AM MST1:13 PM EST1:43 PM VEN22:13 UAE1:13 PM CT-Lackey missed a chance to get off to a 3-0 start for the first time in his career Saturday.
Analysis: Lackey was tagged for a career-high four home runs in 5 2-3 innings. He gave up 10 hits. He walked none, fanned six.
Apr. 8 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Lackey allowed one unearned run and five hits over seven innings to beat Texas 5-1 on Monday.
Analysis: Lackey is now 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA on the young season. He'll try to continue his hot start this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Apr. 3 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Lackey allowed three hits in six innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Lackey (1-0) gave up two runs, walked one and struck out six. The right-hander is 14-5 with a 3.34 ERA in 24 career starts against Baltimore.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2002 Ana 9 4 0 - 0 18 18 1 108.1 113 52 44 10 33 0 69 1.35 3.66
2003 Ana 10 16 0 - 0 33 33 2 204.0 223 117 105 31 66 4 151 1.42 4.63
2004 Ana 14 13 0 - 0 33 32 1 198.1 215 108 103 22 60 4 144 1.39 4.67
2005 LAA 14 5 0 - 0 33 33 1 209.0 208 85 80 13 71 3 199 1.33 3.44
2006 LAA 13 11 0 - 0 33 33 3 217.2 203 98 86 14 72 4 190 1.26 3.56
2007 LAA 19 9 0 - 0 33 33 2 224.0 219 87 75 18 52 2 179 1.21 3.01
2008 LAA 12 5 0 - 0 24 24 3 163.1 161 71 68 26 40 1 130 1.23 3.75
2009 LAA 11 8 0 - 0 27 27 1 176.1 177 84 75 17 47 1 139 1.27 3.83
2010 Bos 14 11 0 - 0 33 33 0 215.0 233 114 105 18 72 2 156 1.42 4.40
2011 Bos 12 12 0 - 0 28 28 0 160.0 203 119 114 20 56 1 108 1.62 6.41
2013 Bos 10 13 0 - 0 29 29 2 189.1 179 80 74 26 40 0 161 1.16 3.52
2014 Bos 11 7 0 - 0 21 21 1 137.1 137 60 55 15 32 0 116 1.23 3.60
2014 StL 3 3 0 - 0 10 10 0 60.2 69 34 29 9 15 1 48 1.38 4.30
2014 Tot 14 10 0 - 0 31 31 1 198.0 206 94 84 24 47 1 164 1.28 3.82
Career 152 117 0 - 0 355 354 17 2263.1 2340 1109 1013 239 656 23 1790 1.32 4.03

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2003 Ana 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2004 Ana 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2005 LAA 33 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2006 LAA 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 LAA 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 LAA 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 LAA 27 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .125 .125 .125
2010 Bos 34 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .600
2011 Bos 28 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .667
2013 Bos 29 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 StL 10 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .133 .133 .133
2014 Tot 31 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .133 .133 .133
Career 356 58 3 6 2 0 0 2 0 19 0 0 .103 .103 .138

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2002 Ana Total 2 0 0 - 0 5 3 0 22.1 21 6 6 0 6 4 17 2.42
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 3.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.00
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.00
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 3 2 0 12.1 15 6 6 0 5 4 7 4.38
2005 LAA Total 0 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 16.1 15 8 8 1 10 0 12 4.41
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 7 3 3 0 9 0 9 2.38
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 8 5 5 1 1 0 3 9.00
2007 LAA Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 9 4 4 2 2 0 4 6.00
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 9 4 4 2 2 0 4 6.00
2008 LAA Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.2 11 4 4 1 4 0 6 2.63
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.2 11 4 4 1 4 0 6 2.63
2009 LAA Total 1 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 19.2 19 7 5 0 7 0 14 2.29
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.00
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.1 15 7 5 0 6 0 10 3.65
2013 Bos Total 3 1 0 - 0 5 4 0 26.0 25 8 8 0 6 0 25 2.70
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 7 4 4 0 3 0 6 6.75
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.2 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.00
    WS 1 1 0 - 0 3 2 0 14.0 14 4 4 0 3 0 11 2.57
2014 StL Total 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.0 10 5 5 0 2 1 11 3.46
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 0 8 1.29
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 4 4 0 1 1 3 6.00
Career 7 5 0 - 0 21 18 0 117.0 110 42 40 4 37 5 89 3.08

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2002 Ana Total 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
    WS 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2014 StL Total 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .500 .000
Career 21 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .333 .200


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1952 95 85 91.6 63.5
Curveball 313 82 73 78.2 10.18
Slider 721 88 79 83.7 23.45
Changeup 88 87 80 83.4 2.86

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