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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher | #19

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (42) / 10/29/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (18) / TEX
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R.A. Dickey somehow managed to notch a quality start despite allowing 11 hits and three walks over six frames in Tuesday’s 6-5 win over the Pirates.
Pitching on three days’ rest, Dickey struck out just two and surrendered a home run to Jordy Mercer, but he managed to keep the Braves in the game, ultimately permitting three runs while throwing 102 pitches. Atlanta is probably satisfied with the knuckleballer’s 4.17 ERA, but it’s come along with an ugly 1.56 WHIP and 28/24 K/BB ratio over 54 innings. Dickey faces the Giants in San Francisco on Sunday. May 24 - 2:07 AM

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R.A. Dickey was handed a no-decision after yielding four runs (two earned) over 5 1/3 innings against the Nationals on Friday.

Dickey was at 117 pitches (his most since June 18, 2015) when he was pulled in the sixth inning. The knuckleballer yielded eight hits (including a solo homer to Daniel Murphy) and walked three while striking out four. Dickey has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven out of his eight starts this season, but he has a shaky 26/21 K/BB ratio in 48 innings while giving up 10 home runs. The former Cy Young Award winner has faded from fantasy relevance.
May 20 - 12:26 AM

R.A. Dickey allowed three earned runs over seven innings Sunday in a loss to the Marlins.

Dickey walked three and gave up five hits, including a pinch-hit go-ahead three-run homer to Marlins utilityman Tyler Moore in the bottom of the seventh inning. The veteran knuckleballer stands 3-3 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.38 WHIP through seven starts this season. He'll face the Nationals at home next.
May 14 - 3:44 PM

R.A. Dickey surrendered four earned runs over six innings Sunday in the Braves' loss to the Cardinals.

St. Louis didn't win the game until the 14th inning, so Dickey escaped the ugly outing with a no-decision. He gave up eight hits, including two homers and four doubles, while watching his season ERA climb to 4.29. Up next for the veteran knuckleballer is a road start against the Marlins.
May 7 - 5:48 PM

R.A. Dickey pitched six innings and allowed three runs Tuesday in a win over the Mets.

Dickey left his last start with quad spasms, but the problem didn't linger at all. The victory tonight makes him 3-2 with a 3.94 ERA.
May 3 - 12:21 AM

R.A. Dickey (quad) expects to make his next start.

Dickey experienced quad spams while trying to beat out a double play on Thursday. He didn't seem too concerned about it after the game and expects to start as planned Tuesday against the Mets. The 42-year-old knuckleballer is 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA through his first four starts.
Apr 27 - 5:22 PM

R.A. Dickey was removed from his start Thursday against the Mets due to a left quad spasm.

Dickey allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings before his departure. If it's truly just a spasm, the veteran knuckleballer should be fine for his next scheduled start.
Apr 27 - 3:44 PM

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

It was a bit of a tough-luck night for Dickey, who gave up just three hits while walking two but still ended up on the losing end. After an ugly first start of the year he's now turned in two pretty good ones his last two turns. He'll carry a 1-2 record and 3.86 ERA into a start against one of his former teams, the Mets, on Wednesday.
Apr 20 - 10:59 PM

R.A. Dickey limited the Padres to two runs over six innings in a win Saturday.

Things got a little dicey in the second inning, when Hunter Renfroe and Austin Hedges connected for back-to-back solo homers, but Dickey was otherwise spotless in earning his first win with the Braves. The knuckleballer struck out six while walking one on the evening. He's now 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA through two starts this year, and Dickey will get a taste of division play when the Braves host the Nationals on Thursday.
Apr 16 - 12:36 AM

R.A. Dickey gave up six runs -- three earned -- in 5 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss against the Pirates on Saturday.

This was Dickey's first start as a Brave and it didn't go well. He surrendered nine hits and issued four free passes. His teammates contributed to his woes by making two errors and allowing a passed ball -- all of which allowed runs to score. He gave up two runs in the second, two runs in the third and two runs in the sixth before being lifted after 109 pitches. He helped himself at the plate by singling in two runs to open the scoring in the second inning, but it wasn't enough to save the day.
Apr 8 - 10:52 PM

R.A. Dickey held the Mets to two runs on seven hits in six innings of work on Saturday.

He gave up a home run to Michael Conforto in the first inning but it ended up being his best outing of the spring. He lowered his ERA to 6.00 with 11 strikeouts in 21 innings. Dickey turned in a 10-15 record with a 4.46 ERA last season with the Blue Jays. The 42-year-old is now back in the National League, where he won the Cy Young Award in 2012 with the Mets.
Mar 25 - 4:19 PM

R.A. Dickey surrendered six runs -- five earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Tigers.

Dickey's springs are usually pretty shaky, and it probably doesn't help that he's working with new catchers in Atlanta. He's given up 13 runs -- eight earned -- in 9 1/3 innings through three starts.
Mar 15 - 4:59 PM

R.A. Dickey was pounded for five runs -- two earned -- in his three inning start against the Marlins on Saturday.

It all went south quickly as he allowed a home run to leadoff hitter Dee Gordon in the four-run first inning. He gave up five hits and two walks without fanning a single batter. The 42-year-old knuckleballer has a rotation spot sewn up but his fantasy owners are hoping for better than the 4.46 ERA and 1.37 WHIP he registered for the Blue Jays last year.
Mar 4 - 5:18 PM

Braves signed RHP R.A. Dickey to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with an $8 million club option for 2018.

The option comes with a $500,000 buyout, so it's an $8 million total guarantee. Dickey posted an ugly 4.46 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 126/63 K/BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings this summer with the Blue Jays and he turned 42 years old last month, but knuckleballers tend to have longer careers and the veteran righty figures to deliver better numbers in the National League. It has been well-reported that the Braves want to make significant upgrades to their roster ahead of the opening of SunTrust Park in 2017. We wouldn't call this signing particularly significant, but it is something.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:03:00 AM

R.A. Dickey blanked the Angels for five innings Friday in the Blue Jays' 6-0 victory.

Dickey came out for the sixth, but was pulled after two quick singles. Fortunately, Joe Biagini was able to strand both runners. Dickey's win was his 10th of the year. He has six career double-figure victory seasons, which doesn't seem overly impressive until one considers that he didn't have a single one before turning 35.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 01:53:00 AM

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S1Julio Teheran
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