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R.A. Dickey

39-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

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1-3

ERA

6.26

WHIP

1.65

K

18

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 l...

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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.

April 17, 2014  –  R.A. Dickey News

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Dickey (1-3) allowed five runs and 12 baserunners (seven hits, five walks) in just 4.1 innings Thursday against Minnesota. He struck out four, needing 112 pitches even in the abbreviated outing.

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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 5 5 1 33.3 39 19 1 18 9 2 1 0 5.13 1.44
2009 34 AAA ROC 2 2 0 10.3 20 14 1 3 4 0 1 0 12.19 2.32
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 4 4 0 23.0 23 16 2 18 15 1 3 0 0 0 6.26 1.65
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for R.A. Dickey
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 33 1 222.3 200 84 25 180 59 14 10 0 0 0 3.40 1.16
Career  (View All) MAJ   276 177 6 1,307.0 1308 590 161 934 413 76 72 2 4.06 1.32

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R.A. Dickey Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 17 @Min 4.3 7 5 5 0 5 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.26 1.65
Apr. 10 Hou 7.0 6 5 5 2 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.30 1.39
Apr. 5 NYY 6.7 5 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.63 1.46
Mar. 31 @TB 5.0 5 6 6 0 6 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 10.80 2.20
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 18 10 10 2 9 14 1 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 5.00 1.50
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
23.0 23 16 16 2 15 18 1 1 0 1-3 0 0 0 6.26 1.65
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
23.0 23 16 16 2 15 18 1 1 0 1-3 0 0 0 6.26 1.65

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

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013500874011717223.258
2012426108369013311.237
201135459268320311.263

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201344390319025112.224
20125011221810222113.218
201152275281191817.251

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013116.38609938234.801.28
2012125.0103011630122.590.99
2011115.3290762683.511.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013108.36707833123.571.19
2012108.7103011424122.901.12
201193.36405828102.991.37
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 5 5 33.3 4.86 2.43 2.00 0.27 61.7% 5.13 3.32 .333
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 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 4 4 23.0 7.04 5.87 1.20 0.78 0.96 61.1% 81.6 MPH 6.26 4.85 .309
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for R.A. Dickey
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 33 222.3 7.29 2.39 3.05 1.01 74.8% 3.40 3.84 .281
Career MAJ   276 177 1,307.0 6.43 2.84 2.26 1.11 72.5% 4.06 4.35 .294

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2014 Stat Review for R.A. Dickey    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.20 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.04 K/9
WEAK
5.87 BB/9
TERRIBLE
81.6 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
0.96 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.26 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.65 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.85 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.309 BABIP
HIGH
61.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for R.A. Dickey (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Wilson Ramos WAS 13 9 1 3 0 0 0 .692 1.000 1.692
Freddie Freeman ATL 21 10 2 5 2 4 0 .476 .952 1.474
Adam Dunn CHI-A 13 6 2 4 1 3 0 .462 .923 1.423
Jayson Werth WAS 27 13 2 4 5 4 0 .481 .815 1.377
Omar Infante KC 31 16 2 5 1 2 0 .516 .774 1.289
Torii Hunter DET 15 6 0 5 0 4 0 .400 .800 1.200
Gaby Sanchez PIT 21 8 1 7 2 3 2 .381 .762 1.179
Josh Harrison PIT 14 6 0 1 1 2 0 .429 .643 1.110
Raul Ibanez ANA 33 12 3 6 2 2 1 .364 .697 1.097
Brett Wallace BAL 16 6 0 1 1 1 0 .375 .625 1.037

Best Matchups for R.A. Dickey (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Danny Espinosa WAS 23 3 0 1 1 3 0 .130 .174 .341
Jose Reyes TOR 26 4 0 0 1 5 0 .154 .154 .339
Dan Uggla ATL 26 1 1 3 4 5 0 .038 .154 .315
John Mayberry PHI 13 2 0 2 0 3 0 .154 .154 .308
Steve Lombardozzi BAL 14 2 0 1 0 4 0 .143 .143 .286
Jhonny Peralta STL 15 2 0 1 0 3 0 .133 .133 .267
Coco Crisp OAK 18 2 0 1 1 4 0 .111 .111 .261
Mark Reynolds MIL 15 1 0 0 2 4 1 .067 .067 .243
Nyjer Morgan CLE 14 1 0 0 1 3 0 .071 .071 .205
Jose Molina TB 13 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000

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

The Blue Jays and Twins have postponed Wednesday's game due to weather, likely pushing back Dickey's slated start to Thursday's doubleheader, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Dickey took the loss against Houston on Thursday, allowing five runs and six hits over seven innings. He issued three walks and struck out four.

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Dickey gave up five hits and one walk, while striking out six over 6.2 scoreless innings, in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Yankees.

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Dickey struggled badly in Monday's regular-season opener against the Rays, surrendering six runs on five hits and six walks over five innings.

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Dickey was named the Opening Day starter by manager John Gibbons on Tuesday.

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Dickey allowed two runs on five hits, walking one and striking out three over 7.1 innings as the Blue Jays defeated Tampa Bay, 6-3, Friday night.

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Dickey pitched a complete game Sunday, yet he gave up five runs on six hits with an 11:1 K:BB ratio in eight innings in Boston.

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Dickey (13-12) tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday, giving up four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts while picking up the win against the Yankees.

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Dickey gave up four earned runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings Wednesday against the Angels.

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Dickey allowed three runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four over 6.1 innings of a 6-5 win against the Twins on Friday night.

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Dickey picked up the win Saturday as he gave up two earned runs on seven hits over eight innings pitched. He walked four and struck out six.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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