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Tim Lincecum

30-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

W-L

10-9

ERA

4.81

WHIP

1.41

K

134

SV

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After an abysmal 2012 campaign, Lincecum showed signs of improvement in 2013 (4.37 ERA, 1.32 WHIP), but still didn't return to his Cy Young form. His drop in fastball velocity over the past two season...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 170   DOB: 6/15/1984   BORN: Bellevue, WA   COLLEGE: Washington   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tim Lincecum Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $35 million contract with the Giants in October of 2013.

September 14, 2014  –  Tim Lincecum News

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Lincecum surrendered five runs on seven hits over three innings of relief in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

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Tim Lincecum 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
2006 22 A A 6 6 0 27.2 13 6 3 48 12 2 0 0 1.95 0.92
2007 23 AAA FRE 5 5 0 31.0 12 1 0 46 11 4 0 0 0.29 0.74
2007 23 MAJ SFO 24 24 0 146.3 122 65 12 150 65 7 5 0 4.00 1.28
2008 24 MAJ SFO 34 33 1 227.0 182 66 11 265 84 18 5 0 2.62 1.17
2009 25 MAJ SFO 33 32 2 225.3 168 62 10 261 68 15 7 0 2.48 1.05
2010 26 MAJ SF 33 33 1 212.3 194 81 18 231 76 16 10 0 0 0 3.43 1.27
2011 27 MAJ SF 33 33 1 217.0 176 66 15 220 86 13 14 0 0 0 2.74 1.21
2012 28 MAJ SF 33 33 0 186.0 183 107 23 190 90 10 15 0 0 0 5.18 1.47
2013 29 MAJ SF 32 32 1 197.7 184 96 21 193 76 10 14 0 0 0 4.37 1.32
2014 30 MAJ SF 31 26 1 153.3 153 82 19 134 63 10 9 1 0 0 4.81 1.41
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3-Year Averages     32 32 0 200.2 181 89 19 201 84 11 14 0 0 0 4.00 1.32
Career  (View All)     253 246 7 1,565.0 1,362 625 129 1,644 608 99 79 1 3.59 1.26

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Tim Lincecum 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
Sep. 19 @SD 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.81 1.41
Sep. 13 LAD 3.0 7 5 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.88 1.43
Sep. 5 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.67 1.40
Aug. 31 Mil 2.0 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.41
Aug. 23 @Was 2.7 6 6 4 1 4 2 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 4.64 1.41
Aug. 17 Phi 5.0 7 2 2 0 4 2 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.48 1.37
Aug. 10 @KC 3.3 7 6 6 1 3 2 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.51 1.34
Aug. 5 @Mil 6.0 7 3 3 1 1 8 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.22 1.30
Jul. 30 Pit 3.3 5 5 5 2 3 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 4.21 1.29
Jul. 25 LAD 4.3 9 6 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.96 1.26
Jul. 22 @Phi 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.65 1.23
Jul. 20 @Mia 7.0 5 3 3 1 2 7 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 3.68 1.23
Jul. 11 Ari 7.0 3 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.66 1.25
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
6.0 7 5 5 1 1 4 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 7.50 1.33
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 2.6 IP/G
15.7 23 16 13 3 9 8 3 2 0 1-1 0 0 0 7.47 2.04
Last 60 Days
13 Games:  Avg. 3.6 IP/G
47.3 59 39 36 8 21 39 3 8 0 2-4 1 0 0 6.85 1.69

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Tim Lincecum Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014311443871976.264
201341510045851237.235
2012418102518420410.232

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201434888258221413.261
201342693319920214.260
201240788399922113.282

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201492.07308036104.011.29
2013103.056010736114.281.19
2012102.04901004974.151.39

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201459.3361522796.221.63
201394.75808640104.471.45
201284.06609041166.431.56
Tim Lincecum 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
2006 22 A A 6 6 27.2 15.88 3.97 4.00 0.99 86.4% 1.95 2.43 .258
2007 23 AAA FRE 5 5 31.0 13.35 3.19 4.18 0.00 95.7% 0.29 1.39 .225
2007 23 MAJ SFO 24 24 146.3 9.23 4.00 2.31 0.74 1.17 69.7% 4.00 3.59 .295
2008 24 MAJ SFO 34 33 227.0 10.51 3.33 3.15 0.44 1.15 78.4% 94.1 MPH 2.62 2.64 .313
2009 25 MAJ SFO 33 32 225.3 10.42 2.72 3.84 0.40 1.32 77% 92.4 MPH 2.48 2.40 .297
2010 26 MAJ SF 33 33 212.3 9.79 3.22 3.04 0.76 1.68 75% 91.4 MPH 3.43 3.27 .324
2011 27 MAJ SF 33 33 217.0 9.12 3.57 2.56 0.62 1.48 79.4% 92.3 MPH 2.74 3.34 .291
2012 28 MAJ SF 33 33 186.0 9.19 4.35 2.11 1.11 1.46 66.4% 90.4 MPH 5.18 4.28 .324
2013 29 MAJ SF 32 32 197.7 8.79 3.46 2.54 0.96 1.47 68.6% 90.2 MPH 4.37 3.89 .309
2014 30 MAJ SF 31 26 153.3 7.87 3.70 2.13 1.12 1.79 68% 89.6 MPH 4.81 4.39 .310
Today's Projections     0 0 6.0 8.50 3.73 2.28 1.19 69.9% 4.55 1.07 .305
Next 7 Days     0 0 47.6 8.50 3.81 2.23 1.10 69.5% 4.55 4.17 .308
Rest Of Season     0 0 53.6 8.50 3.80 2.24 1.09 69.5% 4.55 4.16 .308
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3-Year Averages     32 32 200.2 9.03 3.78 2.39 0.85 71.5% 4.00 3.68 .308
Career     253 246 1,565.0 9.45 3.50 2.70 0.74 73.1% 3.59 3.37 .308

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2014 Stat Review for Tim Lincecum    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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2.13 K/BB
POOR
7.87 K/9
GOOD
3.70 BB/9
TERRIBLE
89.6 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.79 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.81 ERA
POOR
1.41 WHIP
POOR
4.39 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.310 BABIP
HIGH
68.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Tim Lincecum: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lincecum will remain in the bullpen for the time being, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Lincecum will be passed over for Thursday's start against the Rockies in favor of Yusmeiro Petit, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He'll likely be available out of the bullpen beginning Thursday.

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After Lincecum was pounded for six runs (four earned) over 2.2 innings Saturday against the Nationals, manager Bruce Bochy was noncommittal when asked if the right-hander would take the ball for his next scheduled turn, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "This is something we need to talk about internally, what our best option is," Bochy said. "We'll look at it and see what the best thing is for Timmy and for us the next time around."

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Lincecum was atrocious Saturday, surrendering six runs -- four of them earned -- on 70 pitches in just 2.2 innings against the Nationals. The loss dropped his record to 10-9 on the season.

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Lincecum allowed two runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out two in five innings to get the win in the Giants' 5-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

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Lincecum was tagged for seven hits and six earned runs over 3.1 innings against Kansas City on Sunday. He walked three and punched out two.

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2014

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2013

Much was made about Lincecum's career worst season in 2012. He was hurt by a decrease in average fastball velocity to 90.4 mph, a career-worst walk rate (4.4 BB/9) and career worst HR/FB rate (14.9 percent). However, he was also hurt by a below average strand rate (67.8 percent) and his FIP (4.18) and xFIP (3.82) indicate he is likely to bounce back. Lincecum still struck out 9.2 K/9 and produced the second-best swinging-strike rate of his career at 11.3 percent, and his zone and first-pitch strike percentage were better in 2012 than 2011. Since his off season wasn't due to injury and he still strikes out batters at an elite rate, he could be a nice value this season in the San Francisco rotation.

2012

Lincecum was his usual dominant self last season, finishing with a 2.74 ERA, 1.207 WHIP and 220 strikeouts over 217.0 innings. His 3.57 BB/9IP was his worst since his rookie year, but he posted an ERA of 1.90 or lower in three of the season's final five months. Encouragingly, his average fastball velocity (92.3) was up a full mph from the previous season, while his change-up remained highly effective. Lincecum's strikeout rate has dropped each of the past three seasons, but there's no real reason to expect it to happen a fourth, as he's forcing just as many swing-and-misses as ever and appears healthy. Lincecum remains an elite fantasy option who might not cost as high a draft pick this year compared to last, and he'll be motivated with a possible big payday looming.

2011

Lincecum's 2010 season wasn't as good as his previous two years in which he won-back-to-back Cy Young awards, but he led the National League in strikeouts for the third straight season and was hardly a bust for his fantasy owners. While his strikeout rate dropped slightly, the main difference in his 2010 campaign was an uptick in homers allowed, as he served up 18 long balls after yielding 21 combined over the previous two years. Lincecum's fastball velocity has dropped every year he's been in the big leagues, bottoming out at 91.3 mph last season, but he posted a 1.94 ERA and a 0.936 WHIP with a 52:8 K:BB ratio over 41.2 innings in September, so he's not exactly free falling into a decline phase. There isn't a stronger bet for strikeouts in all of baseball, and coming off something of a down year, Lincecum's price tag should be cheaper at draft tables. He's a fine investment to make.

2010

Lincecum has won back-to-back Cy Youngs over his first full two years as a starter, as he was somehow even better in 2009 despite seeing his average fastball velocity drop from 94.1 mph in 2008 to 92.4 mph last season. His 10.4 K/9IP mark was second only to Rich Harden (10.9) among qualified starters, and he also showed improved command. His changeup was the single most effective pitch in all of MLB in 2009, and his ability to limit homers is starting to become a trend rather than fluke. Lincecum also improved his groundball rate and held opponents to an MLB-low .561 OPS last year. To put that in perspective, the lowest OPS by a batter (who qualified) last season was Emilio Bonifacio at .611. The Giants� much-improved defense is also great news for Lincecum moving forward. After averaging the most number of pitches per start in MLB in 2008 (109.03), Lincecum averaged the third most last season (107.469), so he�s been worked hard. Still, thanks to the Giants failing to make the playoffs and rarely skipping their fifth starter, Lincecum barely eclipsed the dangerous 3,400-pitch total (3,439), so despite his small frame, he�s no more of an injury risk than any other hurler. He should be the first pitcher off the board in 2010 fantasy drafts.

2009

Lincecum was brilliant in 2008, finishing 18-5 with a 2.62 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 265 strikeouts over 227 innings. He still walks too many batters (3.3 BB/9IP), but that's really the only area to complain about. His 10.51 K/9IP mark led baseball by a wide margin, which was important since he had one of the league's worst defenses playing behind him. Lincecum features a two-seam fastball that can reach 98 mph, which is unheard of. He also possesses one of the game's best curveballs. What really pushed him over the top in 2008, however, was the development of his changeup, which has turned into a third plus pitch. Lincecum's fantastic season earned him a Cy Young award, but high pitch counts and a big jump in innings pitched make him something of an injury risk moving forward. Still, there isn't a pitcher in baseball with more upside.

2008

Lincecum flew through the minors last year, allowing just one run over 31 innings (0.29 ERA). Of the 116 batters he faced, he struck out 46 of them. In other words, he fanned 40 percent of the hitters that stepped up to the plate historically good. Lincecum didn't quite dominate major league hitters the same way, but he did finish with an impressive 150:65 K:BB ratio over 146.1 innings while holding batters to just a .226 average. He faded down the stretch, but since he threw 50 more innings than he did his previous year in college, that should have been expected. At 5-11, 170 pounds, Lincecum's durability has rightfully been questioned, but he's never had a hint of arm trouble, despite his unique mechanics. His stuff, however, is unquestionably ace material. He has a fastball that reaches the upper 90's, a devastating curveball and a developing changeup that could prove lethal. Once Lincecum improves his command and learns a little bit more about pitching, his potential is endless. While he doesn't come without risk, Lincecum is the type of fantasy pick that could win your league for you.

2007

Lincecum, the 10th overall pick from the 2006 draft, has a devastating curve and a fastball that can reach 100 mph. He averaged 14.3 K/9 in college but slipped in the draft because he's a bit undersized. That certainly didn't prove to be a problem in the minors last year, where he fanned 58 batters in 31.2 IP and compiled a 1.71 ERA. He projects as a No. 1 starter and could be ready to contribute as early as this year. He's definitely someone to watch out for.