Tim Lincecum

Texas Rangers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2021, Tim Lincecum threw 24,929 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2016, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2016, he relied primarily on his Splitter (81mph) and Sinker (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph), Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Curve (74mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (85mph).


In 2016, compared to other RHP:
His splitter is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' splitters, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, has slight cut action, has some natural sink to it and has slightly below average velo. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run, has below average velo and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 13 of them in 2016) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, has exceptional depth and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 16 of them in 2016) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is straight as an arrow, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has below average velo and has some natural sinking action. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2016) has an exceptional bite, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has below average velo, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement.