Cubs Quick Hits: Jon Lester’s Release Point Normal Again
Jon Lester was placed on the DL with arm fatigue in late August. Just prior to his injury stint, the lefty experienced a noticeable drop in horizontal release point, which might have been compensation for that fatigue.
But since last year’s Game 1 NLDS starter came back from the DL, his release point has looked more similar to historical trends. If the drop below scared you as much as it did me, take solace in the uptick in his most recent starts.