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Timmy's Mechanical Flaw Fix = 94 MPH Fastball?


Hey All,

Tim Lincecum's fastball is once more touching the mid-90's, due to the fix of a mechanical flaw with his delivery...apparently, his front shoulder was flying open, causing at least part of his velocity loss.

I hope he's got enough video to where he can solidify this fix, and then look to do something about those 20+ pitch innings.

I think Lincecum has the perfect model for a future version of himself in Tim Hudson. His breaking stuff is already good enough to get lots of swings and misses, and a 94 MPH fastball would be more than good enough to get guys out with stuff above their hands.

If he can learn to keep his meat and potatos fastball down in the strike zone, and move it from side to side, he could be a devastating starter again.

Hey...I HAD to find SOMETHING positive in that fustercluck of a game last night.

Chimps
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Re: Timmy's Mechanical Flaw Fix = 94 MPH Fastball?


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ChimpsDigTheLongBall wrote:


I think Lincecum has the perfect model for a future version of himself in Tim Hudson. His breaking stuff is already good enough to get lots of swings and misses, and a 94 MPH fastball would be more than good enough to get guys out with stuff above their hands.




I think the biggest thing Timmy can mimic is the groundball inducing skills.

The GO/AO and GB/FB ratios for Timmy have pretty much the same from 2012 to current. But in 2008-2011, he was much effective at getting groundballs and groundball outs. His stuff is perfect for inducing worm-burners.

His fastball at the knees at 90 still makes his split breaking out of the zone unhittable. He's also been snapping off that Uncle Charlie more often.

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Hey chef,

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His fastball at the knees at 90 still makes his split breaking out of the zone unhittable.



If Lincecum could keep his base fastball in the lower quarter of the strike zone, moving it from side to side, a la Hudson, we'd have our Cy Young winner back.

I find it amazing to watch Lincecum rebuilding himself from The Freak to...well, to The Freak Part II. He's never going to be a run of the mill pitcher.

Watch...he'll put it all together for a Cy Young type season in 2015...just in time for his year 31 contract.

Chimps..a cynic to the end!

Chimps
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