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Tim Lincecum | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Washington
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (10) / SF
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Tim Lincecum was brutalized for eight runs in 1 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Astros.
Lincecum yielded homers to Jose Altuve and Luis Valbuena in the Astros' four-run first inning and then Altuve went yard again off the veteran right-hander in Houston's four-run second. Lincecum now has an 8.70 ERA and 2.30 WHIP in 30 innings (seven starts) with the Angels. He probably shouldn't get another turn in the rotation, but Anaheim is pretty desperate. Jul 24 - 5:22 PM

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Tim Lincecum pitched poorly in Tuesday's win over the Rangers, surrendering five runs (three earned) on nine hits over five innings.

Lincecum did strike out seven, but there were few other positives to garner from the outing. Robinson Chirinos homered twice off the former ace, swatting a long solo homer in the second and a slightly-less-long two-run shot in the fourth. With Tyler Skaggs closing in on a return from Tommy John surgery and Lincecum cradling a tough 6.59 ERA and 2.09 WHIP through six starts, The Freak could find himself out a rotation spot in the near future.
Jul 20 - 1:12 AM

Tim Lincecum could lose his spot in the Angels' starting rotation when Tyler Skaggs returns from Tommy John surgery.

Skaggs could be activated for his next start after he makes an appearance for Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday night. Lincecum has pitched poorly since making his Angels' debut on June 18. In five starts, he's gone 1-3 with a disappointing 6.85 ERA while demonstrating weak velocity. Nate Smith, who has been red-hot for Salt Lake, is also a candidate to replace Lincecum in the starting rotation.
Source: angels.com
Jul 14 - 6:06 PM

Tim Lincecum couldn't quite manage a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Orioles, surrendering three runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Two of the three runs on The Freak's line scored via a home run by Chris Davis in the fourth inning. J.J. Hardy would burn him for an RBI single two frames later. This was Lincecum's fifth start since joining the Angels. The results haven't been encouraging thus far. Over 23 2/3 innings, the veteran right-hander holds an unappetizing 6.85 ERA, 2.07 WHIP and 21/11 K/BB ratio. Until he can string together a few nice starts in a row, his fantasy prospects will be limited -- even in deeper AL-only formats.
Jul 10 - 5:52 PM

Tim Lincecum allowed 10 hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Tuesday.

Lincecum probably deserved a worse fate, but the Angels provided him with enough run support that he avoided his third straight loss. Still, the right-hander now owns a 7.50 ERA and 2.11 WHIP through his first four starts. There's a learning curve when moving to a new league, but part of his struggles have been that he's just not nearly the pitcher he used to be. The 32-year-old will have a difficult test his next time out, facing the Orioles in Baltimore on Sunday.
Jul 5 - 10:36 PM

Tim Lincecum struck out seven and yielded five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Lincecum surrendered a three-run homer to Carlos Correa in the first inning, but mostly settled in after that bomb. After striking out just two in each of his first two starts, Lincecum's seven strikeouts on Tuesday stand as his season-high. His off-speed stuff, in particular, looked sharp. The veteran right-hander also walked four and exited the proceedings having thrown 101 pitches (55 strikes). After limiting the A's to one run over six innings in his mid-June season-debut, Lincecum has surrendered nine runs in his last two outings (7 1/3 innings). He will look to keep the fireworks to a minimum in a July 4 road date with the Rays next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 29 - 1:38 AM

Tim Lincecum failed to provide much length in Thursday's loss to the A's, surrendering four runs on seven hits over three innings.

Lincecum managed six innings of one-run ball in his first start with the Halos, but start No. 2 proved less successful. Three of the four runs on his line scored when the veteran right-hander coughed up a three-run homer to Marcus Semien in the second inning. Lincecum managed just two strikeouts on the evening. Once The Freak puts in a few more starts, the shape of his season will start to become more clear. As is, he offers little fantasy appeal to those outside of very deep AL-only formats. And even then, don't expect miracles. Lincecum will continue to work back into the flow of the season in a home start against the Astros next time out.
Jun 24 - 1:14 AM

Tim Lincecum held the Athletics to one run on four hits over six innings in his Angels debut, picking up the win in the 7-1 victory Saturday.

Lincecum struck out just two but was in command for most of the afternoon. Things threatened to get away from him in the third inning after he allowed a run and loaded the bases with two outs, but he escaped the jam and didn't find much more trouble in his six innings of work. Lincecum touched 90 mph with his fastball and while he's not the pitcher he once was, he could still be serviceable for an Angels team in desperate need of serviceable arms. Lincecum's next start will come against these same Athletics on Thursday.
Jun 18 - 10:04 PM

Angels recalled RHP Tim Lincecum from Triple-A Salt Lake.

He'll make his highly-anticipated Angels debut on Saturday against the Athletics. The 32-year-old hurler registered a 2.65 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 19/6 K/BB ratio over 17 innings in three starts at Triple-A. He's worth monitoring in mixed leagues, but don't expect him to return to vintage form in Los Angeles.
Jun 18 - 1:23 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Tim Lincecum will join the team's rotation this weekend against the Athletics.

The expectation is that he'll pitch on Saturday. Lincecum was fantastic in his most recent tuneup start on Sunday with Triple-A Salt Lake, allowing just one hit and one walk over seven scoreless innings. Those in mixed fantasy leagues can afford to wait and see, but he should be owned in AL-only formats.
Jun 13 - 7:21 PM

Tim Lincecum dominated in his start at Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, allowing just one hit and a walk over seven scoreless innings.

Lincecum racked up eight strikeouts on the night and didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning. He's expected to join the Angels rotation during the coming week and make his debut against the Athletics over the weekend. While he was a shell of his former self in his final few years in San Francisco, he's probably worth a look in AL-only formats and in deeper mixed leagues on the off chance he recaptures some of the magic.
Jun 12 - 10:03 PM

Tim Lincecum said he'll make one start for Triple-A Salt Lake before possibly debuting with the Angels.

Lincecum has allowed five runs on six hits and five walks over 10 innings so far with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. Anaheim is desperate for rotation help, but the 31-year-old right-hander clearly isn't quite ready. If he gets through his next Triple-A outing with better results, he'll be lined up to debut next weekend in Oakland.
Jun 7 - 6:07 PM

Tim Lincecum allowed two earned runs over five innings Tuesday with Triple-A Salt Lake.

Lincecum struck out six but walked two, needing 95 pitches to get through five innings. He allowed three earned runs over five innings (88 pitches) in his first start with Triple-A Salt Lake last week. Despite the so-so results, the Angels are still planning to debut the 31-year-old right-ahnder June 12 (this Sunday) against the Indians.
Jun 7 - 4:27 PM

Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports that Tim Lincecum is expected to make his debut with the Angels on June 12.

Lincecum threw approximately 75 pitches in an extended spring training game on Saturday and his next appearance will be with Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday. He'll make one additional start for Salt Lake on June 7 before joining the Halos' rotation. "Everything felt pretty good," Lincecum said of his appearance in extended spring. "What I asked for and what the Angels are giving me is just time to move along at my own pace and figure out things that I need to."
May 29 - 10:40 AM

Tim Lincecum threw a simulated game on Monday.

Lincecum will throw one more before getting into game action with Triple-A Salt Lake. He's expected to make at least two starts in the minors before joining the Angels, which puts him on track for around mid-June.
May 23 - 6:02 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Matt Shoemaker
4Nick Tropeano
5Tim Lincecum
6C.J. Wilson
7Andrew Heaney
8Garrett Richards
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cam Bedrosian
5Jhoulys Chacin
6Cory Rasmus
7J.C. Ramirez
8Deolis Guerra
9Jose Alvarez