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Tim Lincecum

29-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

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2014 RotoWire 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.

April 15, 2014  –  Tim Lincecum News

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Lincecum was better Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing just one earned run on five hits. He also fanned five in as many innings before making way to reliever David Huff.

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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 3 3 0 15.0 20 12 5 17 1 0 1 0 0 0 7.20 1.40
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tim Lincecum
3-Year Averages MAJ   32 32 0 200.2 181 89 19 201 84 11 14 0 0 0 4.00 1.32
Career  (View All) MAJ   225 223 6 1,426.7 1229 555 115 1527 546 89 71 0 3.50 1.24

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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
Apr. 15 LAD 5.0 5 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.20 1.40
Apr. 9 Ari 4.0 7 7 7 2 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 9.90 1.60
Apr. 3 @Ari 6.0 8 4 4 2 0 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
15.0 20 12 12 5 1 17 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.20 1.40
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
15.0 20 12 12 5 1 17 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.20 1.40
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
15.0 20 12 12 5 1 17 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.20 1.40

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Tim Lincecum Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201341510045851237.235
2012418102518420410.232
201145310349862126.217

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201342693319920214.260
201240788399922113.282
201144711737902709.226

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013103.056010736114.281.19
2012102.04901004974.151.39
2011111.36701034773.071.22

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201394.75808640104.471.45
201284.06609041166.431.56
2011105.77701173982.381.19
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 3 3 15.0 10.20 0.60 17.00 3.00 1.64 56.3% 89.9 MPH 7.20 5.47 .372
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tim Lincecum
3-Year Averages MAJ   32 32 200.2 9.03 3.78 2.39 0.85 71.5% 4.00 3.68 .308
Career MAJ   225 223 1,426.7 9.63 3.44 2.80 0.73 73.5% 3.50 3.29 .309

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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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17.00 K/BB
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10.20 K/9
ELITE
0.60 BB/9
ELITE
89.9 MPH Fastball
WEAK
3.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.64 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.20 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.40 WHIP
POOR
5.47 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.372 BABIP
HIGH
56.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Tim Lincecum (by OPS against, min 15 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Paul Goldschmidt AZ 24 13 7 17 2 5 1 .542 1.458 1.994
Aaron Hill AZ 17 9 0 2 5 4 1 .529 .765 1.401
Wilin Rosario COL 16 6 2 4 5 4 2 .375 .875 1.399
Chris Iannetta ANA 15 6 1 4 8 4 0 .400 .733 1.373
Michael Cuddyer COL 18 7 1 4 0 3 0 .389 .778 1.167
Jesus Guzman HOU 17 7 1 3 3 3 1 .412 .647 1.147
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 18 6 2 2 1 5 1 .333 .722 1.091
Rickie Weeks MIL 19 5 2 5 5 6 0 .263 .632 1.072
Ryan Howard PHI 31 8 4 7 5 12 0 .258 .710 1.071
Ryan Braun MIL 21 7 2 7 1 6 0 .333 .667 1.058

Best Matchups for Tim Lincecum (by OPS against, min 15 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Hunter Pence SF 31 5 0 1 2 8 1 .161 .194 .406
Clint Barmes PIT 23 3 1 4 0 5 2 .130 .261 .391
Ike Davis PIT 18 3 0 1 1 8 0 .167 .167 .377
Josh Rutledge COL 16 3 0 2 0 2 0 .188 .188 .375
David Wright NY-N 23 3 0 1 3 13 1 .130 .130 .361
Ryan Ludwick CIN 23 3 0 3 3 11 0 .130 .130 .361
Russell Martin PIT 20 2 0 1 3 6 0 .100 .100 .317
Yonder Alonso SD 21 2 0 1 1 8 0 .095 .095 .232
Dee Gordon LA 16 1 0 0 1 4 0 .063 .063 .180
Raul Ibanez ANA 16 1 0 0 0 5 0 .063 .063 .125

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

Lincecum was hit hard by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, giving up seven earned runs in only four innings pitched.

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Lincecum (illness) allowed four runs and eight hits over six innings at Arizona on Thursday, but recorded a no-decision. He did not walk a batter and struck out seven.

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Lincecum (illness) will start Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Lincecum (illness) said he felt better Wednesday and is on track to start Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Although his knee appears to be sound, Lincecum has been dealing with a bout of food poisoning and could be scratched for Thursday's start against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Lincecum (knee) will run and throw a bullpen session Tuesday, and he still expects to make his first scheduled start of the season Thursday against the Diamondbacks, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lincecum (knee) plans to make his scheduled start against the Diamondbacks on Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "I've got to listen to them," he said of the Giants' training staff. "But right now I feel I should be fine."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.