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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 27 February 2009 11:40
Tim LincecumIn his first big league season, Tim Lincecum won the NL Cy Young Award, going 18-5 and leading the majors with 265 strikeouts – defying scouts and GM’s who questioned if the barely 5’11” pitcher with the “unusual” form could withstand life as a frontline starter. In Just Go With It, in the new issue of ESPN The Magazine on newsstands now, senior writer Tim Keown explains Lincecum’s success and why fantasy players should have him on their teams this season. Go to ESPNthemag.com to check out home video of Lincecum from his early pitching days.

The MLB Fantasy Preview also reveals which pitchers to covet, and which to avoid and gives the ultimate cheat sheet for draft day – the ESPN Top 100.

ESPN's Top 15 Picks:

1. Alex Rodriguez 3B, NYY

2. Hanley Ramirez SS, FLA

3. Albert Pujols 1B, STL

4. David Wright, 3B, NYM

5. Jose Reyes, SS, NYM

6. Ryan Braun OF, MIL

7. Grady Sizemore OF, CLE

8. Miguel Cabrera 1B, DET

9. Johan Santana SP, NYM

10. Jimmy Rollins SS, PHI

11. Mark Teixeira 1B, NYY

12. Tim Lincecum SP, SF

13. Carlos Lee OF, HOU

14. Lance Berkman 1B, HOU

15. Dustin Pedroia 2B, BOS

Source: ESPN


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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