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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 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

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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

R.A. Dickey picked up his 14th win of the season, allowing two runs over seven innings, as the Blue Jays trampled the Mariners on Tuesday.

Both runs scored in the third inning on Robinson Cano's two-run single. Otherwise, Dickey was stingy, allowing five hits and a pair of walks while striking out six in the effort. Now at 3.78, his ERA is the lowest it has been all season, and he has a 1.24 WHIP and a 171/71 K/BB ratio to go along with it. Dickey wraps up his season on Sunday at home against the Orioles.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 09:54:00 PM

R.A. Dickey was handed a no-decision after allowing two runs in six innings as the Blue Jays watched the Yankees walk off 3-2 winners on Thursday.

Dickey was in line for the loss until Jose Bautista tied the game up in the eighth inning with a two-run home run. The knuckleballer had allowed five hits, one of which was a Derek Jeter solo homer, while walking one and striking out three. He's pitched much better as of late, and has lowered his ERA to 3.82 with a 1.25 WHIP and a 165/69 K/BB ratio. Dickey will match up against the Mariners at home on Tuesday in his next outing.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 10:01:00 PM

R.A. Dickey picked up his 13th victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Rays to three runs on four hits over seven strong innings.

The veteran knuckleballer struck out five while walking a pair on the afternoon. He hasn't quite been the dominant force that he was with the Mets, but Dickey continues to provide valuable innings for an inexperienced Blue Jays staff. He boasts a 3.84 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 162/68 K/BB ratio over 196 2/3 innings on the year. He'll look to keep it rolling when he takes on the Yankees in New York on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 04:01:00 PM

R.A. Dickey tossed seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Blue Jays' win over the Red Sox.

Dickey was really sharp, yielding only six hits and striking out four without surrendering a walk. He's now 12-12 with a 3.84 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 157/66 K/BB ratio in 189 2/3 innings (30 starts) this season. A home matchup with the Rays is next on the schedule.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 04:37:00 PM

R.A. Dickey earned his 11th win, holding the Rays to two runs on two hits and three walks over seven innings on Tuesday.

Dickey starts September off strong, as he hopes to have a third month with a sub-4.00 ERA -- the others occurring in May and July. The right-hander punched out six Rays en route to his win on Tuesday. Now with a 3.94 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 153/66 K/BB ratio, Dickey will go for win number 12 at Fenway Park against the Red Sox on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:30:00 PM

R.A. Dickey was placed on revocable waivers by the Blue Jays on August 25, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

The Jays placed a bunch of players on waivers, which is pretty standard procedure for teams in August. It will soon be known whether he cleared waivers or was claimed by a team. Dickey is owed $12 million in 2015 with a $12 million club option for 2016. The knuckleballer is 10-12 with a 4.00 ERA this season.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3Jonathan Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Kevin Pillar
CF1Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Miguel Castro
3Aaron Loup
4Preston Guilmet
5Roberto Osuna
6Liam Hendriks
7Jeff Francis
8Andrew Albers