Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/28/13
Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America Tim Lincecum had an extremely disappointing season in 2012 with career worsts in losses, ERA, WHIP, earned runs, walks, wild pitches, and homeruns allowed. He has slid far down the rankings lists for 2013 with an average draft position so far of 125, which in a 12 team league has him going in the 11th round. That is a far cry from the days of seeing him go in the first and second round just a couple of short years ago. Many have lost faith in The Freak, but I am here to make the case that Lincecum will bounce back in 2013 with a close look at some numbers that didn’t necessarily go his way last year and an analysis of his pitching repertoire. The first thing I want to take a look at is Lincecum’s comparisons when it comes to BIP% to BABIP.  BIP is the percentage of all plate appearances with the end result being the ball is put into play.  Tim’s BIP for 2012 was consistent with his career average, actually to the percentage point at 61%,
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