IP 222
ERA 4.743
WHIP 1.396
BB/9 3.122
SO/9 6.851
  • Full name Brad Eric Lincoln
  • Born 05/25/1985 in Lake Jackson, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Houston
  • Debut 06/09/2010
  • Drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2006 (signed for $2,750,000).
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    Always a talented two-way player, Lincoln began building momentum as a possible 2006 first-rounder with a breakout performance in the Cape Cod League last summer. He has continued improving and made himself a candidate to go to the Royals with the No. 1 overall pick. Lincoln raised his arm slot while on the Cape and became more confident challenging hitters. He's throwing more downhill, making his size (6 feet) less of an issue, and locating his pitches better in the strike zone. He sits at 91-93 mph with good life on his fastball, touches 95-96 most games and has peaked at 98. He holds that velocity throughout games. His curveball is equally as impressive, and he can throw it for strikes or break it out of the zone as a chase pitch. He also shows feel for a changeup that's close to an average pitch already. Lincoln is close to big league ready and his competitive makeup means he'll get everything out of his considerable ability. A lefthanded hitter with power to all fields, Lincoln led the Cougars in RBIs as a first baseman/DH. He conceivably could move to third base or the outfield as a pro, but he's too good on the mound to consider that option.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010
  • Rated Best Breaking Pitch in the Eastern League in 2009
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  • Rated Best Curveball in the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007

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