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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
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R.A. Dickey is starting Thursday versus the A's.
Dickey was supposed to handle Friday's series opener against the Mariners, but Drew Hutchison is sick so the veteran knuckleballer will slide into Thursday's series finale in Oakland. Dickey, 40, owns a 4.70 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 74/45 K/BB ratio in 120 2/3 innings this season for the Blue Jays. Jul 23 - 11:04 AM

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R.A. Dickey delivered a strong start in a losing effort against the Rays on Saturday, hurling six innings of one-run ball.

The veteran knuckleballer allowed just four hits and a walk in the contest while punching out four. The only damage against him came on an RBI double by John Jaso in the third inning. He has been extremely inconsistent on the season, but will look to further improve upon a 4.70 ERA and 1.33 WHIP when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle on Friday.
Jul 18 - 3:50 PM

R.A. Dickey held the White Sox to two runs on four hits over seven innings in a Thursday afternoon loss.

Dickey had surrendered 11 hits (matching a career high) and five runs in his last start, a loss to the Tigers, but he bounced back against the White Sox. He allowed just four hits total in Thursday's contest, backed with six strikeouts. It was a nice way to head into the All-Star Break, but there's no obscuring what's been a disappointing season thus far for Dickey, who holds a 4.87 ERA and 1.36 WHIP to go with a 70/44 K/BB ratio over 114 2/3 innings. It would be nice if Thursday's start was a sign of what's to come in the second half for the veteran knuckleballer, but we aren't holding our breath.
Jul 9 - 4:29 PM

R.A. Dickey struggled in Saturday's loss to the Tigers, matching a career high with 11 hits allowed while surrendering five runs in his 5 2/3 innings.

Dickey also walked a pair and struck out one in the ballgame. Nearly all of the damage came in the first inning, where the Tigers struck for four runs including a two-run blast by J.D. Martinez. Dickey simply hasn't been good this season, registering a 5.02 ERA, 4.86 xFIP and 64/42 K/BB ratio across 107 2/3 innings. He'll take on the White Sox in Chicago his next time out on Thursday.
Jul 4 - 4:30 PM

R.A. Dickey notched a quality start, yielding three runs in six innings, but took the loss on Monday against the Red Sox.

Dickey punctuates a strong June with another quality start. He pitched reasonably well, giving up the three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three, but Clay Buchholz was nearly untouchable. Dickey gave up two runs in the third inning on a two-run Xander Bogaerts double, then one more in the fifth on Brock Holt's RBI single. Dickey still owns a disappointing 4.85 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 63/40 K/BB ratio in 102 innings. He'll try to knuckleball his way past the Tigers in Detroit next.
Jun 29 - 9:43 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed three runs over seven innings in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.

Dickey gave up eight hits and walked three over his seven innings of work. His two strikeouts were his lowest output since May 10. Dickey fell to 3-7 with the loss, owning a 4.88 ERA and 1.33 WHIP through 15 starts. The knuckleballer will next face the division-rival Red Sox on Monday.
Jun 23 - 9:30 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP R.A. Dickey from the bereavement list.

Dickey was given a few days off following the death of his father. The veteran knuckleballer is scheduled to start for the Jays on Tuesday night at the Rays' Tropicana Field. He's posted a promising 2.88 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 25 innings (four starts) this month.
Jun 22 - 12:38 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP R.A. Dickey on the bereavement list.

Dickey's father died earlier this week. He'll be back for his next scheduled start on Tuesday.
Source: Sportsnet
Jun 19 - 10:29 AM

R.A. Dickey beat the Mets for his third win of the year Thursday, limiting the Mets to one run and three hits over 7 1/3 innings.

Liam Hendricks finished up the 7-1 victory. Dickey has a 2.88 ERA over his last four starts, though this is the first win in that span. He'll face the Rays next time out.
Jun 18 - 10:35 PM

R.A. Dickey surrendered four runs on six hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Dickey fanned five and walked one on the afternoon. After cruising through the first three innings, the Red Sox broke through for three runs in the fourth inning, then tied the game with a solo homer from David Ortiz in the sixth. He has been a major disappointment for the Jays this year, registering a 5.40 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 51/29 K/BB mark across 81 2/3 innings. He'll look to turn things around on Thursday when he takes on the Mets.
Jun 13 - 5:04 PM

R.A. Dickey gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings of work, but got a no-decision on Sunday as the Blue Jays beat the Astros 7-6 in walk-off fashion.

The first run Dickey allowed came across in the second inning on a wild pitch, something not too uncommon for the knuckleballer. The second run scored in the third on a Jake Marisnick solo home run. Dickey gave up four hits and walked four while striking out five on the afternoon. The right-hander owns an ugly 5.35 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and a 46/28 K/BB ratio over 75 2/3 innings this season. Dickey will look for further improvement when he takes on the Red Sox in Boston next.
Jun 7 - 4:32 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Marco Estrada
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5LaTroy Hawkins
6Liam Hendriks
7Bo Schultz
8Ryan Tepera