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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/29/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
Contract: view contract details

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R.A. Dickey allowed two runs over seven innings and took the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Both runs scored in the fifth inning. Dickey gave up eight hits and walked one while striking out six batters, so he did fine, but Jordan Zimmermann was a little bit better. This was his first quality start since May 4. He'll bring a 5.53 ERA into a start against the Astros this weekend at home. Jun 2 - 3:40 PM

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R.A. Dickey allowed five runs in five innings, taking a no-decision as the Blue Jays walked off 10-9 winners on Tuesday.

Dickey allowed two runs on a single and a sacrifice fly in the second inning, then three more in the fifth on a Jose Abreu three-run home run. He gave up eight hits overall with a pair of walks and five strikeouts. It's been three weeks since Dickey's last quality outing, as he has a terrible 5.77 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 35/23 K/BB ratio in 64 innings. He'll try to turn it around in his next start against the Nationals on the road.
May 26 - 11:05 PM

R.A. Dickey went the distance for the first time this year Thursday as the Blue Jays beat the Angels 8-4.

Dickey allowed a two-run homer in the ninth, so this one didn't do as much for his ERA as it might have. Still, it was a fine outing. He allowed just five hits, walked two and struck out seven. He's now 2-5 with a 5.49 ERA and will get the White Sox next.
May 21 - 9:56 PM

R.A. Dickey was tagged for seven runs over five innings in a loss to the Astros on Friday.

The struggles continue for Dickey, who gave up 10 hits, including two home runs. The knuckleballer now has three starts this season where he has allowed at least six earned runs. His ERA sits at 5.76 for the year and he owns a disappointing 23/19 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. He just can't be trusted in most fantasy leagues right now.
May 15 - 11:37 PM

R.A. Dickey gave up six runs in six innings, taking the loss on Sunday versus the Red Sox.

Dickey might have been able to see his way out of first-inning trouble had Mike Napoli not hit a three-run home run to make it 4-0. Pablo Sandoval tacked on with a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Overall, Dickey yielded seven hits and three walks without registering a strikeout. Following the outing, the knuckleballer's ERA jumps back up to 5.00 with a 1.29 WHIP and a 20/19 K/BB ratio in 45 innings. He'll look for a rebound performance in his next start in Houston against the Astros.
May 10 - 3:55 PM

R.A. Dickey tossed eight strong innings, allowing only one run, in a win against the Yankees on Monday.

Dickey was working on a shutout until Garret Jones brought home a run in the seventh with a ground out. The knuckleballer gave up only three hits and three walks in total, and didn't record a strikeout. The outing moves Dickey into the win column for the first time this season, improving his record to 1-3. He also owns a 4.38 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 20/16 K/BB ratio in 39 innings. Dickey will match up against the Red Sox at home in his next outing.
May 4 - 9:33 PM

R.A. Dickey dropped to 0-3 after giving up four runs in seven innings Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Dickey has lost some velocity off his knuckler this year and it might be starting to cause him problems, though it should be noted that walks were a bigger problem for him than hits in his first three starts. In the last two, he's given up 18 hits and three homers in 11 2/3 innings. He doesn't figure to be a mixed-league asset going forward.
Apr 29 - 10:57 PM

R.A. Dickey was absolutely lit up by the Rays on Friday, surrendering eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits in just 4 2/3 innings.

Dickey entered the fourth inning holding a 2-0 lead. That didn't last long, as James Loney and Rene Rivera both hit two-run bombs off the veteran knuckle-baller. It worsened in the fifth, as Dickey allowed five more Rays to touch the plate. There was no big hit in that frame, just a slow, cruel trickle of sacrifice flies, run-scoring ground-outs and run-scoring fielding errors. When the dust settled, he had allowed seven earned runs on nine hits. While the ghastly outing pumped his ERA to 5.25, it should be noted that he entered the game with a 3.26 mark. He's posted an ERA north of 4.00 just one time in the last five seasons. It's not going to get any easier in his next outing, though, as he'll face a potent Red Sox team on the road.
Apr 25 - 12:38 AM

R.A. Dickey pitched decently in a no-deision against the Braves on Saturday, allowing four runs on four hits over his seven innings of work.

The veteran right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing four free passes. He also gave up a pair of homers, with Freddie Freeman and A.J. Pierzynski each taking him deep. Dickey will carry a 3.26 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 16/12 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday where he'll again search for his first victory.
Apr 18 - 4:05 PM

R.A. Dickey issued a pair of bases-loaded walks, ultimately leading to a loss in Monday's start against the Rays.

Dickey allowed back-to-back lead-off singles in the fourth inning, then got two quick outs and it appeared as if he'd get out of the inning. He then issued three consecutive walks -- one to load the bases, two to force in runs -- as the Rays broke a scoreless tie. Overall, Dickey allowed three hits, walked five, and struck out six. His outing certainly could have been much worse. Dickey will try to put his command issues behind him when he takes on the Braves at home in his next start.
Apr 13 - 10:02 PM

R.A. Dickey held the Yankees to one run in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday.

Dickey walked three and threw just 51 of his 94 pitches for strikes, but the Yankees couldn't do much damage against him. It didn't help his ball-strike ratio that Russell Martin was struggling to handle the knuckler. Those two will probably remain paired for a while, but one imagines the Jays would eventually like to go back to Josh Thole as Dickey's personal catcher. Right now, there just isn't any room for him on the roster, not with Dioner Navarro still around.
Apr 8 - 10:43 PM

R.A. Dickey held the Phillies to a pair of unearned runs over six innings in a victory Saturday.

Dickey was working with Russell Martin again today, and the pairing didn't result in any passed balls. However, manager John Gibbons said before the game that he's leaning towards going back to Josh Thole as Dickey's personal catcher. Maybe that's the safe choice for the Jays, but it could take away a little fantasy upside from Dickey, since that puts a weaker bat in the Jays' lineup for all of his starts.
Mar 21 - 5:21 PM

R.A. Dickey pitched five innings of two-run ball as a Blue Jays split-squad beat the Canadian Junior National Team 17-3.

Of course, stats from this one won't count, which is too bad for young outfield Roemon Fields, who went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI. Working with Russell Martin, Dickey has allowed four runs in 11 innings this spring. Martin had two passed balls today, but aside from that, the pairing seems to be working fine.
Mar 15 - 4:20 PM

R.A. Dickey threw two hitless innings and struck out three Friday as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 5-4.

Josh Thole was Dickey's personal catcher last year, but he's expected to work with Russell Martin regularly this season. They'll be trying to work out any kinks in the relationship this spring.
Mar 6 - 6:08 PM

R.A. Dickey took a loss Sunday despite holding the Orioles to one run and two hits in six innings.

It was Dickey's first loss in eight outings since Aug. 13. Dickey finished the year with a 14-13 record, just like he did in his first year in Toronto in 2013. However, this year's 3.71 ERA was a big improvement over last year's 4.21 mark. He still has another guaranteed year at $12 million left on his contract, so he'll be back at the front of Toronto's rotation at age 40.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
3Steve Tolleson
4Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Brett Cecil
2Aaron Loup
3Roberto Osuna
4Steve Delabar
5Liam Hendriks
6Ryan Tepera
7Scott Copeland
8Bo Schultz