As I type this, the current temperature is -3F so thoughts of warm summer nights full of baseball are just that, thoughts. So to warm us up and make the time go by a lot faster I decided to round up the 20 hottest MLB players that make me want to get out there and play the field. Each day I will be posting the baseball hottie of the day leading up to the Cubs pitchers and catchers reporting day. As I was doing my “research” and going through all 30 MLB team rosters, I realized that I apparently like a lot of Giants’ players. Let me just say that this is my list of who I think fits the bill, I am in no way discriminating any other baseball players. I bet if every girl did this, they would end up with a different result. So please, share your thoughts and if you agree or disagree with me. While some of this does have to do with physical attributes, it’s not the only reason why I chose that specific player. Also, I decided to just leave it open to current, active, MLB players because let’s face it, if I had included every player, Kris Bryant would trump them all and this list wouldn’t even exist. Here we go!
#20 – Tim Lincecum
Born: June 15, 1984 (29)
Birthplace: Bellevue, WA
Bats: L Throws: R
MLB Debut: May 6th. 2007 (SF Giants)
There is just something so appealing about Tim. His smile, his hair, and the way he delivers a pitch. Compared to other pitchers, he looks short and skinny, with not a lot of power in his delivery, but don’t let his physique fool you, his long stride and unorthodox mechanics allows him to generate velocity despite his build. He had his two best years in 2008 and 2009 and established himself as one of the top elite pitchers in the game. He has struggled some the last two seasons; he was even converted to a relief pitcher in the 2012 MLB Playoffs. 2013 seemed to be better after adjusting his approach, fastball and having more control of his pitches. Hopefully, he can get back to form in 2014 and show what initially got him into the game in the first place. He still remains as one of my favorites, although, I do have one request for him…bring back the long hair!
W-L record: 89-70
Strikeout total: 1, 510
2X World Series Champion (2010, 2012)
4X All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Babe Ruth Award (20100
2X CY Young Award (2008, 2009)
No-hitter against the Padres at Petco Park on July 13, 2013.
Thanks for reading and come back tomorrow to see who made the cut for #19.