Tim Lincecum
Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum (SP)

Free Agent

Bats: L   Throws: R

The former Cy Young winner will surely pass through waivers and will then have the option to accept a minor league assignment or become a free agent.

Fantasy Impact: Lincecum had a solid start to his Angels career, throwing six innings of one run ball against Oakland, but since that start he has posted a 10.58 ERA and 2.63 WHIP in eight starts. This may be the end of the line for LIncecum.

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Tim Lincecum rocked again

Sat, Aug 6th 1:40pm EDT
By Darren Smart

Lincecum gave up six runs on nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings, he also walked two and struck out just one.

Fantasy Impact: Just another brutal start from Lincecum, who should be nowhere near your fantasy team at this point. After the game, Angels manager Mike Scioscia wouldn't confirm that Lincecum would make his next start. It's been a spectacular fall from grace for the former Cy Young winner.

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Tim Lincecum unimpressive again

Sat, Jul 30th 9:03am EDT
By Darren Smart

Lincecum went five innings, giving up four earned runs on five hits while striking out three and walking a whopping six batters.

Fantasy Impact: Timmy just isn't showing any improvement from start to start this season and is obviously best left on the wire. He now sports an ugly 8.49 ERA to go along with an equally disturbing 2.29 WHIP.

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Lincecum went 5 2/3 innings giving up three earned runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: This start was better than his previous three, but still wasn't good enough to prevent him from taking the loss. The former Cy Young winner is giving up way too many hits, having allowed 34 in his last 17 2/3 innings. He'll take a 6.85 ERA and a 2.07 WHIP into his next start.

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Tim Lincecum battered by Rays

Wed, Jul 6th 8:10am EDT
By Darren Smart

Lincecum was hit hard as he could only last 4 2/3 innings giving up five runs on 10 hits while striking out six, but still escaped with a no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Barring his first start of the season, Lincecum has not been good, as shown by his 7.50 ERA and 2.11 WHIP. He is still close to a K per inning, but that isn't enough to make up for everything else he will do to your overall line. He'll take on the Orioles in Baltimore next. Stay far, far away.

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Tim Lincecum falters again

Wed, Jun 29th 7:33am EDT
By Darren Smart

Making his 3rd start of the season, Lincecum went just 4 1/3 innings giving up five runs on seven hits while walking four and striking out seven . His record falls to 1-2 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: After a stellar first start to his Angels career, Lincecum predictably has fallen back to earth with two clunkers in a row, giving up nine earned runs over a combined 7 1/3 innings in those starts. He has a date with the Rays in his next trip to the hill, and while that may look enticing, it's probably best to leave him on the wire.

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Lincecum went just three innings, giving up four ER on seven hits while striking out two and issuing two walks.

Fantasy Impact: If history has shown us anything, it's that Timmy will probably have more starts closer to this one than his first start, where he allowed just one run over six innings. Lincecum had a 4.13 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP in 15 starts with the Giants last year. It's probably best not to expect him to improve on those numbers this season.

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Lincecum threw his first outing of the 2016 season for the Angels who had signed him recently. He went six innings allowing one run. He gave up four hits and two walks while striking out two batters.

Fantasy Impact: It was a very encouraging outing for his first time out. The Angels need pitching help and he needed a fresh start away from the team and fans who has seen him when he was a dominant ace before his decline. He probably will not get back to the fantasy monster he used to be but it is possible that he carves out a respectable second act to his career. If you are in a deep league and he is available, he is an interesting lottery ticket to take a chance on.

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Tim Lincecum is reportedly nearing an agreement with the Angels. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was earlier reported that the Angels would be willing to give Lincecum a shot as a starter, while other teams, including his former club the Giants, would view The Freak more as a RP. He would be able to generate more value as a SP, but he's still not a lock for fantasy relevance considering his poor showings over the past several seasons.

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According to Jon Heyman, Tim Lincecum has offers to become a SP for the White Sox or Angels along with a chance to join the Giants' bullpen. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It will be interested to see where The Freak lands and how he looks back in the majors. While he could opt to continue his starting role, he could also return to the team he's known in a RP role with the Giants. Either way, he won't hold immediate fantasy value considering his recent struggles, but he would be a player worth monitoring considering his pedigree.

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Tim Lincecum threw 41 pitches in front of 20 MLB teams during his showcase this week. The 31-year-old is seeking another shot with a major league team, preferably in a starting role. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: It's unclear how much interest there will be as a result of the showcase, and it's also TBD what Lincecum's role would be with a new team. He could require time in the minors, and even then he could be added to the bullpen instead of a starting rotation. Owners should take a wait and see approach with The Freak, but it's certainly intriguing, if nothing else.


Tim Lincecum's season is over

Thu, Sep 3rd 10:52am EDT
By Jeff Krisko

"Big Time Timmy Jim" went down with injury earlier this year and was found to have a degenerative hip issue. He's been progressing extremely slowly and his season is over, per GM Bobby Evans. (Source: Ann Killion on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This may be the end of the line for Lincecum in San Francisco, unless he wants to come back as a relief man (if he can). He hasn't been fantasy relevant in a couple years, but he's notched two Cy Youngs, two no hitters and three World Series titles as a Giant.

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San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum is not making progress since his degenerative hip diagnosis and will seek a second opinion. Lincecum has not pitched for the Giants since June 27. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: According to Giants Manager Bruce Bochy, Tim Lincecum is "far away from returning to the mound." Although Lincecum could be activated on the roster when it expands on Tuesday, I wouldn't count on seeing another start for him before the fantasy season is over.

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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters SP Tim Lincecum has been out due to a hip injury that has bothered him since the end of last season. Bochy used the term 'degenerative' to describe the ailment. (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Degenerative is certainly a red flag, but it should be noted that Bochy tried to backtrack from this term after using it. Whatever the case, it's unclear when Lincecum will be back this season. If you haven't already, you can safely drop him in all formats.

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Tim Lincecum gets blasted

Sat, Jun 27th 7:55pm EDT
By Michael Valverde

Tim Lincecum could only last 1.2 innings today, as he allowed three earned runs on four hits with two walks and just one strikeout. He also threw 41 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: This is not the kind of start any manager wants to see, and after two miserable starts, it may be to the bullpen as Jake Peavy and Matt Cain are set to arrive early in July. At this point I would not start him nor drop him, See how it plays out and go from there.

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Tim Lincecum pitched for just 1.1 inning against Sunday's matchup with the Dodgers. In such a short span, Linecum allowed seven hits and five earned runs in what would turn out to be a blowout victory for the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Lincecum has not completed a game with an ERA below 3.00 since May 25th. Averaging around 4-5 innings per game, Lincecum has not been pitching as well as he did in years past. On the season, Lincecum has a 3.86 ERA in 74.2 IP, resulting in a 7-4 record. Lincecum remains a desperation start at pitcher and is owned in only 55.2% of ESPN Fantasy Leagues.

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Tim Lincecum went only 5.2 innings, but it was a successful outing as he only allowed two earned runs with four walks, five hits, and three strikeouts. He pitched 94 pitches 52 of them being strikes. He is available for the win today,

Fantasy Impact: Timmy Lincecum has battled his way back to a solid pitcher, He has a 3.31 ERA on the season with a nice 6-3 record, 57 strikeouts in 73.1 innings pitched. He will never be the "Big Time Timmy Jim" again, but he has come a long ways since the last three seasons. where he posted ERA's of 5.18, 4.37, and 4.74 and won on average just 10 games.

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Tim Lincecum started the game strong throwing three innings of no-hit ball. In the fourth he allowed one run and then couldn't make it out of the fifth inning. He threw 102 pitches, allowed two earned runs, and struck out five while walking three and giving up four hits.

Fantasy Impact: Tim Lincecum is having a better year than he has in the last three, but he will struggle at times, and never seems to keep the ball from rolling once it starts. He finished with only allowing two earned so his 3.33 ERA won't be horribly affected and he picked up five strikeouts. Keep putting him in your lineup as your normally would.

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Tim Lincecum allowed four earned runs on five hits in six innings against the Phillies on Friday. He also walked two and struckout four in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Three of the four runs were off of two homers, one in the first and the other in the sixth, which has been a trend recently. Lincecum has now had three straight outings where he's allowed four runs (Friday's being the only one where he lasted six innings), and he's allowed five homers between the three starts. Lincecum is still worth using in all fantasy formats, but you might want to hold him back against stronger offenses until he regains his mojo.

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Tim Lincecum went seven scoreless, walking two and scattering three hits. He struck out four en route to the win.

Fantasy Impact: This brings Lincecum's ERA down to a svelte 2.08 on the season, and he didn't do this one against a slouch of an offense. This was the third time the Dodgers have been shut out this season (and the second in two games versus the Giants). Lincecum is worth an add just to see if he can continue his ways. He's no longer The Freak, but the results so far speak for themselves. He gets the Astros next time out, which will be a dice roll. Lincecum gets Ks but can be home run prone, which is exactly what can be said about the Astros offense.

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Tim Lincecum blanked the Mariners in a six-inning performance, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Tim Lincecum's season ERA now sits at a flat 2.00 after his dominant performance over the Marlins. He hasn't allowed a run in 15 innings, but The Freak likely isn't back. He has done most of his damage at AT&T Park or PetCo, two notorious pitchers parks. He takes on the Reds next week in Great American Ballpark next week. It'll be a litmus test for Lincecum as Great American is a notorious bandbox.

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Tim Lincecum gave up eight hits and four runs in four innings of work. He struck out two and walked three.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a pretty effort for Lincecum, but he pitched around issues excepting the third inning. Inconsistency is a hallmark of the last few years of Tim Lincecum. He takes on the Angels this weekend in AT&T Park and probably should be avoided if you can help it.

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The ever-inconsistent Tim Lincecum out-dueled Brett Anderson, yielding one run in six innings, striking out five and walking three.

Fantasy Impact: The 5 Ks and 3 BBs perfectly epitomize Lincecum. He's inconsistent but can reach back and throw a dazzling pitch if he needs to. He needed multiple double plays to get out of jams, but in the end, those bold enough to start Lincecum were rewarded.

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Lincecum continues to get the Giants into the next inning with good-ol double-play, He has three in three innings

Fantasy Impact: Lincecum continues to be dominating, inducing double-plays with a mix-in of strikeouts


Tim Lincecum yielded four runs on 6 IP, striking out four and walking one.

Fantasy Impact: Lincecum settled down after serving up a dinger to Nolan Arenado that yielded three of his four earned runs. He's looked decent this season but took on a struggling Padres team in PetCo and the notoriously bad on the road Rockies. He's a streamer if you believe in him in only plus matchups. He gets the Dodgers at home next week in what should be a two-start week for Lincecum. His second start is at these same Rockies, so don't go out and grab Big Time Timmy Jim in weekly leagues just yet.


Tim Lincecum allowed no runs, struck out five, walked three and allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings versus San Diego.

Fantasy Impact: Don't get too excited, even Bad Timmy somehow destroys the Padres. He's no-hit them twice, and Lincecum has a .193/.284/.281 line with 218 strikeouts in 32 prior starts versus the Dads. He'll take on Colorado Wednesday in AT&T Park.

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Tim Lincecum is set to start on the mound tonight against the San Diego Padres. This will be Lincecum's first appearance of the 2015 season. Lincecum finished 2014 with a 4.74 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. (Source: San Francisco Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lincecum, 30, is not the seemingly-unbeatable pitcher he used to be. Lincecum holds very low value tonight, facing a powerful Padres lineup in San Diego. Look elsewhere for a starting pitcher for your squad.


Tim Lincecum made his first appearance in ten days yesterday, going four innings against the Angels. Lincecum threw 41 pitches, giving up one run, two hits and a walk, while striking out none. (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Tim Lincecum faced an Angels lineup filled with backups and didn't record a single strikeout. It took a while for him to find the strike zone, but ultimately he retired 10 of the final 11 batters he faced. While the outing certainly wasn't a bad one, it unfortunately looks like the early Spring "deception" and strikeout numbers cannot yet be trusted.

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Tim Lincencum flashed some of the stuff that made him a dominating pitcher early on in his career during Friday's session. He has been training with his father in the offseason to fix his mechanics. (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: It's only Spring Training so don't expect Lincecum to win the Cy Young in 2015 because of one pitching session. It is good news however, that all things are looking consistent for the pitcher who has one of the harder deliveries to mimic. If Lincecum can head into the season with clean mechanics, he may earn his way onto a few fantasy rosters. At 30 years old, he could still revive his career to be a decent pitcher.