Nicknamed "The Freak," he won the 2008 and 2009 NL Cy Young awards for the San Francisco Giants, and helped the team win World Series Championships in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He was signed to the Angles in 2016 before becoming a free agent.
He won the Golden Spikes award as a senior at the University of Washington.
He led the National League in strikeouts 3 straight seasons from 2008 to 2010.
He was born to Chris and Rebecca Lincecum and he used his signing bonus so that his father could retire. He has a French bulldog named Cy.
He formed a dynamic duo with fellow starting pitcher Matt Cain on the San Francisco Giants.