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Monday, May 11, 2015


Saturday, May 09, 2015

BtBS: Has Tim Lincecum version 2.0 finally downloaded?

If the early returns this season represent a conscious change and not just a streak of luck, then Lincecum may have successfully re-invented himself. His FIP is at its lowest value since 2011 (his most recent valuable season), and he’s cut his HR/9 rate by 72.72%.

These positive results likely stem from Lincecum’s new ability to induce ground balls. Up until this season, his career GB% was 46.7%, just above the league average of 44%. In 2015 however, Lincecum has raised his GB% to a career high of 56.3%. He’s currently 14th among qualified starters. This represents the most drastic change in Lincecum’s pitching strategy.

Aside from his GB%, there’s another notable albeit less immediately identifiable change with Lincecum this year—his horizontal release point.

 

bobm Posted: May 09, 2015 at 09:46 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Giants notes: Tim Lincecum’s legacy is written, but his denouement is not - Giants Extra

How could I not post an article with “denouement” in the title?

Jim Furtado Posted: March 22, 2015 at 08:12 AM | 10 comment(s)
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