Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tim Lincecum


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.

7 comments:

Keith said...

He's a good young SP, I don't think he'll get that many K's in his first year...but maybe. His stuff is electric. His delivery is somewhat "violent" though...may have injury problems down the road.

twenty6ix said...

There Ya Go! SF Giants baby. You forgot to mention his stellar strikeout/ip during regular season with San Jose. 6 First round picks this year baby. SF giants are base-ballin'

Josh Jones said...

haha ya the Giants finally got some picks!!. I agree with Keith, Lincecum is gonna run into injuries a lot, like Francisco Rodriguez

shane said...

you can't trade away a first rfound pick... 170K in 130 ip is unrealistic in my opinion.. and im a huge Linecum fan... he pitched ath University of Washington and is a local product on my favorite MLB team.. i think around 140 ip 145K and a 4.2 ERA with around an 8-8 record is reasonable

shane said...

you guys have no clue about injuries to pitchers... look at Mark Prior.. totally fluid motion does nothing that adds stress to his arms... yet he's fucked up... how do you explain that? Linecum is 160lbs... he doesn't put too much stress on anything.. now if he was 200lbs different story

Josh Jones said...

After thinking about it, I don't even think Lincecum will get that many innings logged because he won't come up until the break or so

Anonymous said...

"shane said...
Linecum is 160lbs... he doesn't put too much stress on anything.. now if he was 200lbs different story "

i'm not sure if this is true or not, but i have a theory. you can look to the Oakland A's rotation for evidence of this. look at rich harden. he's not a big guy by any means (190 .lbs), is in great shape, yet has been hurt numerous times. then you take a look at his rotation partner, joe blanton. he is pushing 245 .lbs, and he doesnt look like he's in the greatest of shape, yet thus far, hasnt encountered injuries. it just seems to me that the bigger, more "out of shape" (for lack of a better word) guys seem to stay healthy, for whatever reason that may be

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