Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
4 days ago

Lincecum (2-3) allowed five runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks over five innings in a win Tuesday against Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Lincecum allowed two more home runs Tuesday night and now has served up six over his past five starts. He has struck out 26 batters in 17.2 innings in that stretch, but he is getting punished hard for all of his mistakes, and it's hard to see what Lincecum and his 87.8 mph average fastball can do to change that. Despite picking up the win, Lincecum's ERA is now up to an ugly 6.59.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
2 weeks ago

Lincecum (1-3) allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.2 innings Sunday, striking out four, in a 4-2 loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

He's been extremely hittable so far for the Angels, allowing a .426 BABIP through five starts and 23.2 innings, while his 21:11 K:BB isn't so great either. Lincecum will likely remain in the rotation in the second half, as the team doesn't have many other options, but don't expect him to return to his Cy Young form or anything close to it.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Lincecum lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing five runs, 10 hits and one walk while striking out six Tuesday against the Rays. He did not factor in the decision.

EDGE Analysis

After a fine debut for the Angels on June 18 against the A's (one run in six innings), the two-time Cy Young winner failed the make it out of the fifth for the third straight start on Tuesday. Although he only walked one, the righty still needed a season-high 105 pitches before getting the hook. His knack for making hitters swing and miss isn't good enough to compensate for the atrocious 7.50 ERA he's sporting through four starts with the team.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
4 weeks ago

Lincecum (1-2) served up five runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over 4.1 innings in a loss Tuesday to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The swing-and-miss stuff is still there, as Lincecum used 16 swinging strikes as he racked up the seven strikeouts. But he also threw more balls (56) than strikes (55), and he was nibbling for a reason -- he was touched up for four extra-base hits, including a Carlos Correa home run. Lincecum's fastball is still sitting in the high 80s, and as such his margin for error is going to be miniscule even when he can pick up the strikeouts in bunches like he did Tuesday night.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
1 month ago

Lincecum (1-1) lasted only three innings in his second start with the Angels, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walls in a 5-4 loss to Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Lincecum had the Oakland offense fooled in his season debut last week, but a second look at him proved to make things easier on the A's this time around. Despite that good first impression, he's got as many walks as strikeouts over his first two outings and it's been half a decade since Lincecum was a fantasy asset; don't buy into the name.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
1 month ago

Lincecum allowed a run on four hits over six innings to pick up a win in his season debut against the A's on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He struck out two and walked two in what was his first start recovering from hip surgery he underwent in September. Lincecum acknowledged after the game that he will need to focus more on inducing weak contact now than he did early in his career, as his fastball didn't get much higher than 90 mph Saturday. This may not bode well for fantasy purposes, but Lincecum could turn out to be a serviceable option in deeper leagues if he can continue to command his changeup. He will get another crack at the A's when he takes the mound Thursday.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
1 month ago

Lincecum will start Saturday's game against the A's, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Lincecum will officially join the major league roster after making a series of rehab appearances in the minor leagues. Saturday will mark Lincecum's first start in nearly a calendar year, but he's fared well while rehabbing, posting a 2.65 ERA across 17 innings of work at Triple-A Salt Lake. In a corresponding move, the Angels DFA'd Todd Cunningham to clear space on the 40-man roster.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
1 month ago

Lincecum (hip) is expected to start Saturday's matchup against the Athletics, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Lincecum's first start since June 27 of last season, and his first appearance for the Angels. He has posted a solid 2.65 ERA through 17.0 innings for Triple-A Salt Lake in 2016. It is unclear if Lincecum will face any type of inning restriction early on in his return to the big leagues.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
2 months ago

Lincecum (hip) will make one more start with Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday before presumably joining the major league rotation, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was some speculation that Lincecum could make his return to the big leagues Sunday, but he wanted to get one more minor league start under his belt in order to knock off a little more rust. This puts him in line to start June 18 when the Angels head to Oakland. David Huff will likely take another turn in the rotation while Lincecum readies himself for his 2016 debut.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
2 months ago

Lincecum (hip) is tentatively targeting a June 12 for his Angels debut, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lincecum, who signed with the Angels earlier in May, tossed a five-inning outing at extended spring training a few days earlier, marking his first competitive outing in almost a year. By all accounts, the right-hander fared well during the session, and he's now preparing to test himself out during a rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake. He'll make his first of multiple starts with Salt Lake on Thursday, and if all goes according to plan, we should see him in the Angels rotation by mid-June.