How Did Tim Lincecum Get "Better"?
March 14, 2011
Last year I wrote about Barry Zito's miraculous improvement due to a change in his arm slot. Now we have a great story in Tim Lincecum's ability to continue to get better.
Lincecum's 2010 postseason stats show a fantastic Strikeout to Walk ratio of 5:1 (43 K's to 9 BB's) and only 25 hits given up in 37 innings:
How did he do this vs. the #5, #7 and #13 highest scoring teams in MLB in 2010?
A great article Friday 3/11/10 in the SF Chronicle:
Tells us why:
It's ALL about the Changeup!
The changeup is now Lincecum's 2nd most thrown pitch:
What Have We Learned?!?!
If you want to have a more effective fastball, YOU MUST WORK ON THE CHANGEUP!!!!!
I have put together a handout on the changeup that you can see here.
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