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Tim Lincecum

30-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

W-L

12-9

ERA

4.74

WHIP

1.39

K

134

SV

1

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

This is just painful. Lincecum’s fall from grace has been rapid and ugly. He has actually stemmed the tide from that 5.18 ERA in 2012, but the 4.37 and 4.74 ERAs the last two years are still horrible ...

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2015 ADP:  433.13

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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.

March 22, 2015  –  Tim Lincecum News

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Lincecum (neck) made his return to the mound Saturday and tossed four innings of one-run ball, but failed to strike out any batters for the first time this spring.

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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 33 26 1 155.7 154 82 19 134 63 12 9 1 0 0 4.74 1.39
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3-Year Averages     32 30 0 179.8 173 95 21 172 76 10 12 0 0 0 4.76 1.39
Career  (View All)     255 246 7 1,567.3 1,363 625 129 1,644 608 101 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. 28 SD 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.74 1.39
Sep. 25 SD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.80 1.41
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
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.4 IP/G
4.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.23
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.7 IP/G
10.3 11 8 7 2 1 4 2 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 6.10 1.16
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 2.9 IP/G
35.0 52 36 33 7 16 26 3 6 0 3-3 0 0 0 8.49 1.94

Tim Lincecum Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014319453871976.256
201341510045851237.235
2012418102518420410.232

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201435489258321413.259
201342693319920214.260
201240788399922113.282

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201494.39308036103.911.27
2013103.056010736114.281.19
2012102.04901004974.151.39

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201461.3361542796.021.58
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 33 26 155.7 7.75 3.64 2.13 1.10 1.79 68.2% 89.6 MPH 4.74 4.38 .307
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3-Year Averages     32 30 179.8 8.61 3.80 2.26 1.05 67.5% 4.76 4.07 .312
Career     255 246 1,567.3 9.44 3.49 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 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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2.13 K/BB
POOR
7.75 K/9
GOOD
3.64 BB/9
TERRIBLE
89.6 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.1 HR/9
POOR
1.79 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.74 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.39 WHIP
POOR
4.38 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.307 BABIP
HIGH
68.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Lincecum (neck) will not pitch again until Saturday, but he still thinks the right-hander can be ready by Opening Day, Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Lincecum (neck) will play catch for the second time in three days Sunday, but does not have a timetable for pitching in a game, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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There has been no improvement with Lincecum's sore neck, but the Giants are just taking it day by day, the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports.

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Lincecum has received treatment for a stiff neck, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Lincecum is expected to begin 2015 in the starting rotation, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lincecum is currently positioned to begin 2015 as a member of the Giants' rotation, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he expects Lincecum to return to the rotation in 2015, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports. "[Lincecum], I see him going back in the rotation," Bochy said. "We have a need there. That's fair to say."

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2014

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 seasons coupled with his inability to adjust his pitching style are the main culprits of his lackluster returns in 2012 and 2013. There were encouraging signs for Lincecum in 2013, as he was able to keep his strikeout rate up (8.8 K/9) and his FIP (3.74) and xFIP (3.56) indicate there is some room for improvement. He was also able to raise the pitch value for all of his offspeed offerings from a year ago, but his fastball took a significant hit (-13.3 wFB in 2013 compared to 5.0 wFB in 2012). This was due to his inability to locate his fastball for strikes, and when he did, they were usually left over the plate. The strikeout numbers are still there for Lincecum, and there is some upside to be had if he can fix his fastball location issues. The Giants re-signed Lincecum to a two-year, $35 million contract, showing their faith in the 29-year-old righty's ability to be an effective starter going forward.

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.