Tuesday, February 20, 2007
2006. The MLB forces the San Francisco Giants to keep their 1st round draft pick, the first time in a long while. The Giants are a team notoriously known for trading away their first round picks, depleting their farm system, which is now rated lower than any other team by countless sites. But in this particular draft, the Giants were about to make their draft pick, the first time their scouts had experienced this is quite awhile. They decided to select the Washington Huskie phenom pitcher Tim Lincecum. Lincecum was known for his distinguishable wind-up and deadly curveball. He had just come off a season where he posted a 12-4 record with a 1.94 ERA. In 2006, Tim played 6 games for the San Jose Giants and posted a 2-0 record and a 1.95 ERA. Now, in 2007, Lincecum is atop the Giants best prospect list and looking at potentially being in the National League Rookie of the Year award this year. IF Tim has any kind of good season, the Giants rotation will finally be filled, as they were desperately looking for a 5th starter. My prediction for Lincecum's rookie year is a 4.52 ERA with 140k's in 130 IP.