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SoxxoS
04-25-2007, 10:26 AM
This guy has posted UNGODLY numbers in his minor league career thus far -

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/L/Tim-Lincecum.shtml

And this year he is continuing in AAA

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/stats/player.php?id=453311

25 IP - 32 K's - a .80 WHIP - .36 ERA...

But Tim Redding and countless others had great numbers in the minors - So...

How good will Lincecum be?

Britt Burns
04-25-2007, 10:43 AM
The truly amazing thing is that all of the minor league stops he has made have been in a hitter's league and a hitter's ballpark. Physically he looks like a right-handed Billy Wagner, and at this point I would say he projects to be something like a starting version of him, which is incredible. I would imagine he's got one or two starts left in the minors before he joins Frisco...

Randar68
04-25-2007, 10:51 AM
The truly amazing thing is that all of the minor league stops he has made have been in a hitter's league and a hitter's ballpark. Physically he looks like a right-handed Billy Wagner, and at this point I would say he projects to be something like a starting version of him, which is incredible. I would imagine he's got one or two starts left in the minors before he joins Frisco...

Like an Oswalt type of pitcher...

Britt Burns
04-25-2007, 10:59 AM
Like an Oswalt type of pitcher...

That's what I was looking for!! I think he could be better than Oswalt though...

SoxxoS
04-25-2007, 11:33 AM
That's what I was looking for!! I think he could be better than Oswalt though...

Then you think Lincecum could be a top 3 pitcher in baseball, as Santana is the only pitcher with better numbers than the uber-consistantly awesome Oswalt...

Pretty big shoes to fill, it should be interesting

RoobarbPie
04-30-2007, 11:50 AM
Lincecum yesterday:

6 IP, 3 HA, 0 ER, 0 BB, 14 K's

Struck out the side two innings in a row and threw 62 of 86 pitches for strikes.

I'm guessing the Giants are waiting for Ortiz to pitch even less mediocre because talent like this shouldn't stay in AAA.

eriqjaffe
04-30-2007, 12:02 PM
I bet we can trade BA and Logan for him!

102605
04-30-2007, 12:04 PM
Is this guy worth picking up now in a 12 team non-keeper fantasy league right now?

SoxxoS
04-30-2007, 01:29 PM
Is this guy worth picking up now in a 12 team non-keeper fantasy league right now?

I dont see any reason why he wont have a Dontrelle willis like rookie impact

CHIsoxNation
05-03-2007, 10:05 PM
Looks like Lincecum might get his first shot this Sunday

Right-hander Tim Lincecum, who has overmatched the Pacific Coast League with Triple-A Fresno, is the probable starter for Sunday's series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&T Park. Lincecum would replace Russ Ortiz, who went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with right elbow neuritis.

http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070503&content_id=1944924&vkey=news_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf

I hope he gets the call, they'll be on ESPN Sunday against Philly and I'd love to see this kid throw.

102605
05-04-2007, 10:17 AM
Lincecum is starting Sunday night in San Francisco. The game will be on ESPN.

I'm excited about this guy.

rdivaldi
05-07-2007, 09:48 AM
I wasn't watching the game, but it looks like he battled some wildness.

4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K

CHIsoxNation
05-07-2007, 10:01 AM
I wasn't watching the game, but it looks like he battled some wildness.

4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K

He definitely looked a bit nervous and made a few mistakes that led to some homers. But the kid did seem to have a lot of life on this fastball and you could see why he was so successful in the minors.

jabrch
05-07-2007, 10:33 AM
He threw 98 in the first, and 91 in the 4th.

balke
05-07-2007, 12:14 PM
I watched the first two innings for the most part. He was getting torched by leaving his fastball a bit too high. If he gets that thing low in the zone, he'll have a lot more success. Throwing that fast, he's gonna give up HR's. Howard just sat fastball and muscled it over the fence. With experience he might pitch inside and saw him off, or try beating him offspeed.

Tragg
05-07-2007, 10:10 PM
I think he'll be about like Johnny Bolton: better than Scott Ruffin but not quite Rodney Ruffcorn.

SoXPriDe33
05-07-2007, 10:19 PM
He threw 98 in the first, and 91 in the 4th.

I'm thinking that might have something to do with the fact that he's only 5'10" 170 lbs. He honestly looks younger then I am.

GregO23
05-07-2007, 10:49 PM
I think this guy will be the best closer in the league one day. Thats just my opinon.

jabrch
05-08-2007, 09:33 AM
I think this guy will be the best closer in the league one day. Thats just my opinon.

I think that's where he ends up - not sure about "best" or not - but I'm guessing he's a closer next year.

palehozenychicty
05-08-2007, 09:51 AM
I think that's where he ends up - not sure about "best" or not - but I'm guessing he's a closer next year.

That fastball had a lot of life on it, though. I think his size will prevent him from being a starter, but that never stopped Pedro/Koufax/Oswalt. If he can develop a slider or splitter, he'd be really nasty. The Giants would have a promising stable of pitching with Cain/Zito/Lowry/Lincecum for the next few years if they stay healthy. Now for that other Barry.....