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Tim Lincecum

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Tim Lincecum
Name: Timothy LeRoy Lincecum
Born: Jun 15, 1984 in Bellevue, Wash. USA
High School: Liberty HS, Renton, Wash.
College: Washington
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career113.22.451.023.6411.96
Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2006 (signed for $2,025,000)
Lincecum claims two important distinctions--he was the nation's most dominant strikeout artist in 2006, and its most unusual pitcher. As a freshman, he became the first player ever to be named both the Pacific-10 Conference's freshman of the year and pitcher of the year. Eligible for the draft as a sophomore, Lincecum didn't live up to the expectations he set for himself, which included a seven-figure signing bonus demand. The Indians took a flier on him in the 41st round, and made a run during the summer, when Lincecum led the Cape Cod League with a 0.64 ERA as a reliever, but did not sign him. After walking more than 150 batters in his first two seasons, Lincecum has adjusted, adding a slider and changeup to his repertoire. His fastball, already a plus pitch, improved a grade as he added nearly 15 pounds of muscle and has reached 98 mph this season, often sitting between 91-96. His power curveball already was one of the best in the country and has become more effective now that he also shows a slider he can throw for strikes. His changeup also has improved. Lincecum has a resilient arm; he throws constantly, often long-tossing the day after his starts. His unorthodox delivery has been described as resembling a pinwheel as he rocks back, makes his body do most of the work and seemingly brings his lightning-quick arm along for the ride. It gives him deception and tremendous stuff, and he has never complained of soreness or pain, nor has he missed a start. His delivery, resilient arm, size and stuff remind many scouts of Angels set-up man Scot Shields, and most scouts think Lincecum will thrive in a relief role. His present stuff rivals any pitcher in the draft, and he should move quickly. Lincecum's father helped develop his mechanics.
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