Tim Lincecum 97 MPH Fastball Analysis


Tim Lincecum can pitch 97 mph because he has an efficient delivery. Our Somax analysis measures his Range, Sequence, Separation and Speed to show how he does it. Tim shares a large Stride Angle with Hall of Fame pitchers Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax, Greg Maddux, Tom Seaver, Juan Marichal, and Warren Spahn. Pitchers with a small Stride Angle often have a large ERA—as their stiff lower body cannot contribute much power to the pitch. A small Stride Angle also places more stress on the arm, leading to overuse injuries and a short career.