Controlled Fury: Tim Lincecum
Thanks to loyal Mop Up Duty reader Graeme for pointing this article out to me on my fantasy darling Tim Lincecum. It is a breakdown of Lincecum’s mechanics and how he can extract such force from his slight frame.
Possessing a slight frame myself, I am fascinating by guys who can bring serious heat while weighing 165lbs. The names Pedro Martinez, Jason Frasor, Billy Wagner and others spring to mind. Add SF Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum to the list. Although it looks like he wakes up every morning with a sore neck, the writers at baseball think factory assure he has an efficient delivery. Pay close attention to how in slow motion it looks like he steps over an imaginary object in his delivery, almost jumping off the mound. Pretty interesting.