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R.A. Dickey

41-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

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1-3

ERA

5.73

WHIP

1.61

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25

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After a Cy Young Award winning season in 2012 with the Mets, the Blue Jays paid a mammoth price to get Dickey: a promising catching prospect named Travis díArnaud and a raw but talented pitcher named ...

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2016 ADP:  357.85

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 10/29/1974   BORN: Nashville, TN   COLLEGE: Tennessee   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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R.A. Dickey Contract Information:

In December of 2012, signed a two-year, $25 million extension through 2015 with the Blue Jays that includes a team option for $12 million in 2016.

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Dickey held the Rangers to one run in 6.1 innings in a no-decision Monday night. He allowed six hits and walked three while striking out three.

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R.A. Dickey Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 29 AA FRI 4 4 0 13.7 16 3 0 9 1 1 1 0 1.98 1.24
2005 30 AAA OKL 19 17 0 121.7 152 82 12 81 39 10 6 0 6.07 1.57
2005 30 MAJ TEX 9 4 0 29.7 29 22 4 15 17 1 2 0 6.67 1.55
2006 31 AAA OKL 22 19 0 131.7 134 72 17 61 46 9 8 1 4.92 1.37
2006 31 MAJ TEX 1 1 0 3.3 8 7 6 1 1 0 1 0 18.90 2.70
2007 32 AAA NAS 31 22 0 169.3 159 70 18 119 60 13 6 0 3.72 1.29
2008 33 AAA TAC 7 7 0 49.7 58 19 2 30 8 2 5 0 3.44 1.33
2008 33 MAJ SEA 32 14 0 112.3 124 65 15 58 51 5 8 0 5.21 1.56
2009 34 AAA ROC 2 2 0 10.3 20 14 1 3 4 0 1 0 12.19 2.32
2009 34 AAA ROC 5 5 1 33.3 39 19 1 18 9 2 1 0 5.13 1.44
2009 34 MAJ MIN 35 1 0 64.3 74 33 8 42 30 1 1 0 4.62 1.62
2010 35 AAA BUF 8 8 1 60.2 55 15 3 37 8 4 2 0 0 0 2.23 1.05
2010 35 MAJ NYM 27 26 1 174.3 165 55 13 104 42 11 9 0 0 1 2.84 1.19
2011 36 MAJ NYM 33 32 0 208.7 202 76 18 134 54 8 13 0 0 1 3.28 1.23
2012 37 MAJ NYM 34 33 3 233.7 192 71 24 230 54 20 6 0 0 0 2.73 1.05
2013 38 MAJ TOR 34 34 1 224.7 207 105 35 177 71 14 13 0 0 0 4.21 1.24
2014 39 MAJ TOR 34 34 0 215.7 191 89 26 173 74 14 13 0 0 0 3.71 1.23
2015 40 MAJ TOR 33 33 0 214.3 195 93 25 126 61 11 11 0 0 0 3.91 1.19
2016 41 MAJ TOR 6 6 0 33.0 39 21 4 25 14 1 3 0 0 0 5.73 1.61
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3-Year Averages     33 33 0 218.2 197 95 28 158 68 13 12 0 0 0 3.92 1.21
Career  (View All)     345 246 6 1,747.0 1,710 777 214 1,240 547 101 96 2 4.00 1.29

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R.A. Dickey Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 2 Tex 6.3 6 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.73 1.61
Apr. 26 CWS 6.0 8 6 6 2 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.75 1.65
Apr. 20 @Bal 6.0 5 3 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.10 1.69
Apr. 15 @Bos 4.7 6 4 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.75 1.91
Apr. 9 Bos 5.0 8 7 6 0 2 9 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 8.10 1.80
Apr. 4 @TB 5.0 6 3 3 1 2 3 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 5.40 1.60
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
18.3 19 10 10 3 6 10 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 4.91 1.36
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
33.0 39 24 21 4 14 25 0 2 0 1-3 0 0 0 5.73 1.61
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
33.0 39 24 21 4 14 25 0 2 0 1-3 0 0 0 5.73 1.61

R.A. Dickey Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20166312814502.264
201543651329319312.234
20144107242802526.223

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168513625812.316
2015448752910218513.254
20145041013211123320.241

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201617.302015636.751.62
2015115.79307439133.111.05
2014108.08409631173.751.16

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201615.711010814.601.60
201598.72805222124.831.37
2014107.7690774393.681.30
R.A. Dickey Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 29 AA FRI 4 4 13.7 5.93 0.66 9.00 0.00 82.4% 1.98 2.10 .351
2005 30 AAA OKL 19 17 121.7 5.99 2.88 2.08 0.89 60.9% 6.07 4.31 .348
2005 30 MAJ TEX 9 4 29.7 4.55 5.16 0.88 1.21 57.1% 6.67 5.72 .267
2006 31 AAA OKL 22 19 131.7 4.17 3.14 1.33 1.16 66.3% 4.92 5.25 .274
2006 31 MAJ TEX 1 1 3.3 2.70 2.70 1.00 16.20 0.60 66.7% 18.90 26.93 .192
2007 32 AAA NAS 31 22 169.3 6.32 3.19 1.98 0.96 74.1% 3.72 4.36 .282
2008 33 AAA TAC 7 7 49.7 5.44 1.45 3.75 0.36 73.4% 3.44 3.18 .337
2008 33 MAJ SEA 32 14 112.3 4.65 4.09 1.14 1.20 1.19 68.8% 85.1 MPH 5.21 5.31 .296
2009 34 AAA ROC 2 2 10.3 2.61 3.48 0.75 0.87 43.5% 12.19 5.04 .421
2009 34 AAA ROC 5 5 33.3 4.86 2.43 2.00 0.27 61.7% 5.13 3.32 .333
2009 34 MAJ MIN 35 1 64.3 5.88 4.20 1.40 1.12 1.32 74% 84.7 MPH 4.62 4.96 .321
2010 35 AAA BUF 8 8 60.2 5.53 1.20 4.63 0.45 80% 2.23 3.17 .281
2010 35 MAJ NYM 27 26 174.3 5.37 2.17 2.48 0.67 2.03 78.4% 83.9 MPH 2.84 3.77 .282
2011 36 MAJ NYM 33 32 208.7 5.78 2.33 2.48 0.78 1.63 75.6% 84.4 MPH 3.28 3.94 .288
2012 37 MAJ NYM 34 33 233.7 8.86 2.08 4.26 0.92 1.33 78.8% 83.4 MPH 2.73 3.38 .281
2013 38 MAJ TOR 34 34 224.7 7.09 2.84 2.49 1.40 1.06 71.2% 81.9 MPH 4.21 4.73 .274
2014 39 MAJ TOR 34 34 215.7 7.22 3.09 2.34 1.09 1.25 73.6% 81.9 MPH 3.71 4.39 .275
2015 40 MAJ TOR 33 33 214.3 5.29 2.56 2.07 1.05 1.33 70.6% 81.5 MPH 3.91 4.55 .262
2016 41 MAJ TOR 6 6 33.0 6.82 3.82 1.79 1.09 1.53 65.3% 80.6 MPH 5.73 4.53 .340
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.2 4.59 3.66 1.26 1.56 69.8% 4.73 5.66 .248
Rest Of Season     0 25 159.3 4.58 3.28 1.40 1.49 69.4% 4.61 5.43 .249
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3-Year Averages     33 33 218.2 6.52 2.80 2.32 1.15 71.7% 3.92 4.35 .270
Career     345 246 1,747.0 6.39 2.82 2.27 1.10 72.4% 4.00 4.34 .289

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2016 Stat Review for R.A. Dickey    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.79 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.82 K/9
WEAK
3.82 BB/9
TERRIBLE
80.6 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.53 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.73 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.61 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.53 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.340 BABIP
HIGH
65.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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R.A. Dickey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dickey is currently not in danger of losing his starting job to Drew Hutchison, MLB.com reports.

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Dickey (1-3) was shelled for six runs on eight hits over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox, striking out three with one walk.

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Dickey (1-2) pitched six innings, allowing three runs, five hits and two walks while striking out five against the Orioles on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.

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Dickey (1-2) allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits, walking four and striking out three over 4.2 innings as Toronto dropped a 5-3 decision against the Red Sox on Friday night.

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Dickey struck out nine and also surrendered eight hits, seven runs (six earned) and two walks over five innings in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Red Sox.

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For the first time in 16 years, two knuckleballers will start against each other when Dickey battles Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright on Saturday, the Toronto Sun reports.

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Dickey (1-0) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three in Monday's win over Tampa Bay.

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Dickey underwent surgery at the end of the 2015 campaign to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, but indicated Sunday that he's doing fine, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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Dickey's club option for 2016 was exercised by the Blue Jays Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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2016

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2015

As great as Dickeyís Cy Young campaign was in 2012, it was almost impossible to envision him continuing at that level. Yeah, a knuckleballer is impervious to some of the age-related concerns that plague other pitchers, but strip away the age consideration and there still would have been an expectation of regression. He was going to a tougher league, a tougher park and coming off of a near-perfect season. The dip was more than expected, but thatís the volatility of the knuckleball and age. Plus, he had a 3.46 ERA in his last 18 starts, so projecting him to jump back under 4.00 in 2014 felt right, and he did just that. The volatility remained, though, as his eight games of five-plus earned runs tied for the fifth-most in baseball, and his 21 outings of allowing two or fewer runs was tied for sixth-most. Expect more of the same in 2015, and if you aren't prepared to be patient through the trouble spots, donít bother investing.

2014

On a team full of disappointments, Dickey was arguably the biggest, finishing with a 4.21 ERA and 7.1 K/9 in his first season as a Blue Jay. While his strikeout rate didn't dip back down to pre-2012 levels, it still represented a major drop-off from the 8.9 K/9 he posted in 2012. The silver lining is that Dickey turned in a strong 1.24 WHIP and pitched much better late in the season. His 3.55 ERA after the All-Star break actually wasn't far from what the Blue Jays could expect, given that Dickey was transitioning from the NL East to the AL East. A repeat of the 2012 Cy Young season is highly unlikely, but it won't be surprising if Dickey establishes himself as the solid starter that we saw late in 2013.

2013

It all came together for Dickey last year, as he was dominant from start to finish to earn the 2012 NL Cy Young Award. He finished with 20 wins (nine more than high previous career high), led the NL with 230 strikeouts, and was only behind Clayton Kershaw in the NL with a 2.73 ERA. The Mets exercised their $5 million option on Dickey for 2013, but then opted to trade him to the Blue Jays in December upon his agreement to a two-year, $25 million contract extension. Even with the move into a loaded AL East, Dickey's hard knuckleball mixed with his sneaky fastball is a deadly combination and should continue to keep hitters off balance most nights.

2012

Dickey dealt with a variety of ailments during the season including a split fingernail, tight left glute and partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot, yet he may have pitched his best during the last two months of the season. He once again held batters to a low BABIP (.288) proving that the previous year's mark was no fluke. Dickey's GB/FB ratio dropped slightly last year, which may be concerning given that the Mets have moved the fences in at Citi Field. The team around him isn't great, yet Dickey should still be a solid starter with a good ERA and WHIP.

2011

Dickey came out of nowhere to finish the year with a 2.84 ERA, 1.187 WHIP and 104:42 K:BB ratio in 174.1 innings with the Mets, finishing seventh in the league in ERA. Dickey might have been the best of former GM Omar Minaya's bargain basement signings. He was a groundball machine, generating twice as many groundouts than flyouts while holding batters to a .281 BABIP, which may be sustainable due to the difficulty in hitting a knuckleball. It's also possible the bottom falls out as quickly as it rose, but Dickey is locked in as the Mets' second starter while Johan Santana is sidelined.

2009

A Rule 5 refugee, Dickey came in handy last season when the Mariners needed a long man or a spot starter. Dickey transformed himself into a knuckleballer after his last stint in the majors in 2006 but certainly hasn't mastered the pitch. When he controlled it, he was effective; when he didn't, he got rocked. In half of his 14 starts, he posted a 2.33 ERA and averaged 6.2 innings per start. In the other half, he had a 13.68 ERA and averaged 4.1 innings pitched. He was better as a reliever than a starter, with a 2.00 ERA out of the bullpen. As a result, Minnesota signed him to compete for a set-up role this spring.

2006

In the minors, and with modest success, Dickey added a knuckleball to his increasingly hittable repertoire in an attempt to save his career. He surely didn't pitch well in the majors, allowing mulitple earned runs in every appearance that lasted more than an inning. That he's still on Texas' 40-man roster is a bit of a surprise. He'll compete for a bullpen role in the spring.

2005

Dickey went from a feel-good story in April to getting his brains beat in over the rest of the season. He was decent as a reliever toward the end of the year, which may be his role for 2005.

2004

Dickey was passable as a starter for Texas the final few months, though a few forgettable starts tarnished the final numbers. His best starts came against AL lightweights Detroit, Cleveland and Baltimore, but there were solid starts against Toronto and Boston mixed in too. Dickey went two days between his first career complete game shutout and his first career save, which figures to be an answer to a trivia question somewhere.

2003