Tim Lincecum, the Freak

Sam Tastad@@samtastadCorrespondent IIIJuly 4, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 23:  Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on June 23, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Tim Lincecum is a freak. Lincecum is 5'11", and 160 pounds, yet he is a freak when he is on the mound.

Lincecum was drafted by the San Francisco Giants as the 10th overall pick in the first round. His first season with the Giants in 2007, he was 7-5 with a 4.00 ERA, and recorded 150 strikeouts. The next season, he won the Cy Young, went 18-5 with a 2.62 ERA, and recorded 265 strikeouts. In 2008, he pitched two complete games, and one shutout.

This season, Lincecum is showing that he is even better. He is currently 8-2 with a 2.37 ERA, and has 132 strikeouts. Plus, he already has three complete games, and two shutouts.

Lincecum has been an All-Star and has won a Cy Young, and I'm sure there will plenty more awards to come in his future. Lincecum has excellent potential and a bright future in the Major Leagues.

Lincecum even showed the Giants that he is an excellent fielder by making a superb dive and throw to first base to get the out on Monday against the Cardinals.

Lincecum has unique mechanics and excellent pitches that help make him so successful.

Tim Lincecum is the face of the San Francisco Giants organization and rotation. He pitches like an ace every game, week in and week out. Lincecum should be the starter in the All-Star Game in St. Louis in a few weeks. He deserves it the most!

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