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55 Tim Lincecum SP
Height/Weight: 5-11/170 | Birthdate: 6/15/1984 | Birthplace: Bellevue, WA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: San Francisco | College: Washington | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $22,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 53/20 | Average Draft Position: 156.92
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Yusmeiro Petit could have more in store


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/29/2014) When the Giants bumped Tim Lincecum to the bullpen earlier this week, they weren't clear about whether or not it would be just a one-turn thing, making Petit's role going forward just as unclear.

But he showed Monday why you should be rooting for him to stick.

Granted, he won't always be as good as he was against the Rockies, allowing one run on four hits with no walks and nine strikeouts in six innings, but in seven starts to finish out last season, he was certainly serviceable, compiling a 3.59 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

I've always wondered why he hasn't gotten more of a look as a starter. A former prospect with strong numbers out of the bullpen who clearly has the endurance and pitch variety to fill in from time to time deserves better than a lifetime banishment to long relief. Fortunately, at age 29, his career hasn't passed him by yet.

I wouldn't expect more than serviceable numbers from Petit as a starter, which means in Rotisserie leagues, you're probably staying away. But his relief pitcher eligibility makes him an intriguing sleeper in Head-to-Head points leagues, provided he sticks in the starting rotation.


Tim Lincecum to be skipped in rotation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum will be replaced in the team's rotation for his next start, according to MLB.com.

Lincecum will be available out of the bullpen during this period. It's unclear whether Lincecum will miss one start, or if the move will last longer. He'll be replaced by Yusmeiro Petit Thursday. Lincecum has a 4.64 ERA over 145 1/3 innings. 


Tim Lincecum could be skipped


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum could be skipped in the rotation his next time through, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Manager Bruce Bochy said he'll consider the decision internally. Lincecum struggled Saturday, tossing just 2 2/3 innings while giving up six runs. Lincecum admitted that his struggles aren't all due to mechanical issues. "My brain is a little bit in the way," Lincecum said. It's unclear whether Lincecum will make his next start at this time. 


Tim Lincecum knocked around Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum had a tough start Saturday against the Nationals. 

Lincecum allowed six runs, four earned, on six hits over 2 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked four during the outing. Lincecum got off to a tough start. Denard Span tripled in the top of the first inning. Lincecum then gave up a walk and a run-scoring single. Though he was able to induce a double-play against Adam LaRoche, another run still managed to come across. The second inning proved to be tough as well. Span singled in a run to start off the scoring during the inning. Anthony Rendon should have been thrown out to end the threat, but Pablo Sandoval’s throwing error kept the Nationals in business. They would score two more runs in the inning, both were unearned due to the error. Lincecum wound up giving up a solo home run in the third inning. He was pulled after allowing a double to the next batter.

With the loss, Lincecum dropped to 10-9. He’ll take on the Rockies in his next start. 


Tim Lincecum needs only five innings to pick up 10th win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum only logged five innings on Sunday against the Phillies, but it was enough for the win. He scattered two runs on seven hits over five innings to improve to 10-8 on the season. He walked four and struck out two in 97 pitches, 51 for strikes.

Over his last three starts covering 14 1/3 innings, Lincecum has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 4.48 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 142 2/3 innings of work. His next start will come Saturday in Washington.

Tim Lincecum gets blasted by Kansas City


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum got blasted again on Sunday, this time by the Royals, dropping to 9-8 on the season. The right-hander was shelled for six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over 3 1/3 innings of a 7-4 defeat.

Lincecum has allowed five-plus runs for the third time in four starts. He owns a 4.51 ERA and 126:54 K:BB ratio in 137 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Sunday.

Tim Lincecum strikes out eight in no-decision vs. Brewers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum wasn't a factor in Tuesday's decision after giving up three earned runs on seven hits and one walk in six innings and striking out eight in his team's 4-3 loss to the Brewers.

Lincecum gave up a two-run home run in the third inning and another run in the fifth to fall behind 3-0, but his offense stormed back with a three-run shot in the sixth. It was a nice turnaround for the pitcher after giving up 11 earned runs in 7 2/3 innings over his previous two starts. Lincecum owns a 4.22 ERA ad 124:51 K:BB ratio in 134 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Royals Sunday.


Tim Lincecum chased in fourth inning vs. Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum wasn't a factor in the decision Wednesday after giving up five earned runs on five hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings and striking out two in his team's 7-5 win over the Pirates.

Lincecum has now turned in back-to-back poor outings after a nice five-start run, and his rough stretch comes right after he was used to pick up a save in a game last week. He surrendered two-run home runs in the third and fourth inning Wednesday after serving up two home runs in his last nine starts combined. Lincecum owns a 4.21 ERA and 116:50 K:BB ratio in 128 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Tuesday.


Tim Lincecum gets roughed up in loss to Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum was hit hard Friday night at home against the Dodgers, dropping to 9-7 on the year. The right-hander permitted six runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out six over 4 1/3 innings of an 8-1 defeat.

Lincecum has allowed nine earned runs over his last 19 innings of work. He owns a 3.96 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 125 innings of work this season. He will look to pick up the pieces and get back on track Wednesday at home against Pittsburgh.


Tim Lincecum picks up a save Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum got a rare save opportunity Tuesday against the Phillies. 

Lincecum entered the game in the 14th inning with two men on base and a four-run lead. He allowed one run to score on a ground out, but wasn't charged with the earned run. Lincecum then walked Cameron Rupp, but was able to Domonic Brown to ground out to end the game. 

Lincecum tossed 2/3 of an inning, giving up one walk. It was the first save of his career. 


Tim Lincecum takes loss but delivers fifth straight quality start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum threw a fifth straight quality start Sunday against the Marlins, which is the first time he's accomplished the feat since Aug. 2011. However, he didn't get enough run support to avoid taking a loss, as Miami won 3-2.

Lincecum (9-6) ran into some early trouble, as Casey McGehee gave Miami a 2-0 lead with a two-out, two-run homer in the first inning.

He was then able to keep Miami off the scoreboard for the next five innings, which allowed San Francisco to tie the game. But Miami took the lead for good when Adeiny Hechavarria scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning.

Lincecum was charged with three runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out seven. He is expected to be back on the hill Friday against the Dodgers. Lincecum has a 1.80 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this season.


Play it cautious with Tim Lincecum


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/15/2014) When Tim Lincecum strung together three straight dominant starts beginning with a no-hitter June 25, it didn't really do much for me. Two were against the Padres, and he issued four walks in the last one. I wasn't about to get sucked in. But then when he added a fourth Friday against the Diamondbacks, I decided I should at least acknowledge the possibility that he may have finally completed the apparently glacial task of reinventing himself. Yes, I guess it's about time to take a flier on --

Oh, wait. He's already 94 percent owned.

How is that possible for a pitcher with so little to show for the last three years? Did I wait too long to make a move?

Eh ... not really. He's been about 80 percent owned since he threw the no-hitter even though he would have been a tough sell in standard mixed leagues before it. Apparently, Lincecum still carries enough name value that, to be in on him, you have to be all-in on him.

And I'm just not. As I wrote in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, there are still reasons to doubt him. I gave him what I thought was a pretty significant bump in the rankings Monday, moving him up to 76th to make me the high guy between Al Melchior, Michael Hurcomb and I, but to me, the 76th-best starting pitcher doesn't deserve anywhere close to 94 percent ownership.


Giants reveal post-break rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Giants manager Bruce Bochy revealed his post-break pitching plans, MLB.com reports.

The Giants will roll with Madison Bumgarner, Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum to open a three-game set in Miami. Ryan Vogelsong will take the mound Monday and Matt Cain on Tuesday against the Phillies in Philadelphia.


Tim Lincecum blanks Diamondbacks Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Giants starter Tim Lincecum dominated the Diamondbacks on Friday, scattering three hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings to improve to 9-5 on the year. He struck out six and walked two in 101 pitches, 68 for strikes.

Lincecum enters the All-Star break with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 19 starts (113 innings). Over his last three starts covering 23 1/3 innings, Lincecum has allowed only one earned run. His next scheduled start will come after the All-Star break, though a date has yet to be determined. 


Tim Lincecum tosses another quality start in win over Padres


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum tossed another quality start Sunday against the Padres in San Diego, improving to 8-5 on the year. The right-hander one run on three hits and four walks while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings of a 5-3 victory.

Lincecum owns a 3.91 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 18 starts (106 innings). He will make his next start Friday at home against Arizona.

Tim Lincecum follows up no-hitter with eight shutout innings


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum followed up his no-hitter with another gem Tuesday, in a 5-0 win over the Cardinals.

Though the Cardinals ended his consecutive no-hit bid in the second inning, Lincecum still put together what may have been his second-best start of the season. He tossed eight scoreless innings in the outing on just four hits, while walking two batters and striking out six batters on 113 pitches in the win.

Lincecum is now 7-5, and has lowered his ERA to 4.06 on the strength of 17 consecutive scoreless innings over his last two starts. He will try to keep his strong run going when he takes on the Padres Sunday.  


Tim Lincecum no-hitter doesn't change much


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/25/2014) Not to pooh-pooh Tim Lincecum's no-hitter against the Padres Wednesday, but ... it came against the Padres.

I'm not normally one to call a bad lineup a "Triple-A lineup," thinking it somehow amusing or original. Even the worst lineups have legitimate major-leaguers who are capable of producing against any given pitcher any given night. That's part of the absurdity of baseball and the necessity for a 162-game season.

But this Padres lineup is historically bad. The Padres as a team entered Wednesday batting .216 with a .616 OPS. Adam Wainwright has done better than that.

Granted, Lincecum's no-hitter isn't as out-of-nowhere as, say, Armando Galarraga's near perfect game -- he did throw one just last year, against these same Padres -- but it's not like he appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough in his most recent starts. Five of his last eight were actually quality starts, but altogether, he compiled just a 4.40 ERA and 1.30 WHIP during that stretch.

His problems this year are the same as they've been since his big drop in velocity two years ago: too many walks, too many home runs, too many pitches overall ... except against the Padres.

He'll remain on waivers in my leagues.


Tim Lincecum no-hits Padres for second time in a year


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Just over 11 months after he first accomplished the feat, Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum tossed the second no-hitter of his career Wednesday against the Padres.

Lincecum faced just one batter over the minimum over the course of a 4-0 win, as he allowed Chase Headley to reach on a walk. After requiring 148 pitches to finish his previous no-hitter -- also against the Padres -- Lincecum was much more efficient Wednesday. He finished the game with 113 pitches thrown. He closed out the ninth inning with little drama, inducing three easy groundball outs to finish the job.

Lincecum struck out six batters and walked one while completing the feat, the third of the 2014 season. The win pushed Lincecum to 6-5 on the season, while lowering his ERA to 4.42.

Lincecum followed up his no-hitter a year ago with one of his worst starts of the season, as the 148-pitch count took its toll. He will look for better results when he next takes the mound, Tuesday against the Cardinals. 


Tim Lincecum strikes out just one, drops to .500


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum fell back to .500 Friday, in a 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Lincecum failed to toss a quality start for the first time in three trips to the mound, as he was charged with four runs over six innings of work. He allowed seven hits and a walk, while striking out a season-low one batter on 97 pitches.

Lincecum took the loss to drop his record to 5-5 on the season, while his ERA rose to 4.90 in 82 2/3 innings of work. His next start is set for Wednesday against the Padres. 


Tim Lincecum looks sharp in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Giants starter Tim Lincecum looked sharp on Friday against Rockies, but had his solid outing spoiled by the bullpen in the ninth, settling for a no-decision. The right-hander permitted two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings of a 4-2 victory.

Lincecum owns a 4.81 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP through 14 starts (76 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Friday at Arizona. He is 0-1 with a whopping 9.90 ERA in two starts against Arizona this season.

Tim Lincecum gets back on track Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Giants starter Tim Lincecum got back on track with a solid outing Sunday against the Mets, improving to 5-4 on the year. The right-hander yielded three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings of work in a 6-4 win.

Over his last two starts covering 10 1/3 innings, Lincecum has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 4.97 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP in 13 starts (70 2/3 innings). He will look to win back-to-back starts for the first time this season on Friday at home against Colorado.

Tim Lincecum hit hard, falls to .500


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Giants starter Tim Lincecum was handed an early lead thanks to Hunter Pence's solo home run in the first inning Tuesday. That was the only time he would be ahead in the game, as the Giants fell to the Reds, 8-3.

Lincecum was tagged for four runs in the first inning, putting the Giants behind for good. That wasn't all the Reds would manage, as he was charged with eight runs on six hits and three walks in just 4 1/3 innings of work. He struck out three batters, while throwing 86 pitches before he was pulled from the start.

Lincecum is now 4-4 after going winless in his last two starts, and his ERA rose to 5.01 with this outing. He will try to get back on track in his next outing, set for Sunday against the Mets. 


Tim Lincecum unconcerned about blister


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum left Wednesday's game against the Cubs after 96 pitches due to a blister on his right middle finger, but told MLB.com Thursday he is not concerned about the issue at this point.

Lincecum said he will avoid the types of ointments or other substances some pitchers use to treat blisters. He will let it dry out naturally, and expected to make his next scheduled start, Tuesday against the Reds. 


Tim Lincecum tosses five no-hit innings vs. Cubs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum didn't record a decision Wednesday despite tossing five no-hit innings while walking four and striking out five in his team's 5-0 win over the Cubs.

Lincecum needed 96 pitches to get through five innings, so the team decided to pinch-hit for the wild-but-effective starter in the bottom of the fifth. He owns a 4.18 ERA and 61:28 K:BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. Lincecum is slated to face the Reds in Cincinnati Tuesday.


Tim Lincecum wins despite six walks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum could only be described as "effectively wild" Friday, but he did enough to earn the 6-2 win over the Twins.

Despite walking six batters over six innings, Lincecum limited the Twins to just two runs. He scattered five hits and struck out four batters, while throwing just 57 of 112 pitches for strikes in the win.

Lincecum improved his record to 4-3 with the win, while improving his ERA to 4.55, the lowest it has been at any point this season. His next start is set for Wednesday against the Cubs.