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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (41) / 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 struck out seven but was charged with four runs over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.
One run scored in the first inning after Jose Bautista turned a Jacoby Ellsbury single into a triple with an ill-advised dive. Dickey didn't pitch poorly, as he yielded only five hits and a couple walks. However, after a nice three-start stretch, Dickey has now given up four runs in back-to-back outings. He'll get the Red Sox this weekend. May 24 - 10:28 PM

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R.A. Dickey served up a trio of dingers in Wednesday’s loss to the Rays, allowing five runs (four earned) in six innings.

Dickey saw his knuckleball dance down the middle of the plate too often on Wednesday, especially in back-to-back at-bats to Logan Morrison and Desmond Jennings in the fourth inning. Both mid-70s knucklers cut the plate in half and stayed too high. The 41-year-old managed to strike out six for the second-consecutive game, but that’s not much of a silver lining. He has fanned 40 batters in 54 innings, and he saw his ERA rise to 4.50 after Wednesday’s defeat. Dickey is next scheduled to take the hill against the Yankees on Tuesday.
May 18 - 10:45 PM

R.A. Dickey was brilliant in Friday’s 5-0 win over the Rangers, allowing just three singles over eight innings of shutout ball.

A throwback performance against the team who originally drafted him. This was Dickey’s longest scoreless outing since a shutout against the Rays on June 26, 2013. The veteran knuckleballer struck out six batters and walked just one. While he has pitched better of late, this was his first win since his season debut. He’ll bring a 4.31 ERA into a start against the Rays next time out.
May 14 - 1:36 AM

R.A. Dickey pitched fairly well in a losing effort against the Dodgers on Saturday, surrendering four runs (two earned) on six hits over his seven frames.

The veteran knuckleballer walked one and struck out three on the afternoon. He served up a home run to Joc Pederson in the second inning, but otherwise did a nice job keeping the Dodgers hitters off-balance. Now 1-4 on the year, he'll look to further improve upon a 5.18 ERA and 1.50 WHIP when he takes on the Rangers in Texas on Friday.
May 7 - 4:02 PM

R.A. Dickey looked good in a no-decision Monday, tossing 6 1/3 frames of one-run ball against the Rangers.

Dickey walked three and struck out just three, but he managed to hold Rangers in check for the most part, surrendering only a solo homer to Brett Nicholas in the third inning. It was the knuckleballer's best start of the season, as he entered the outing with a 6.75 ERA. He'll try to keep it going against the Dodgers this weekend.
May 2 - 10:19 PM

R.A. Dickey was lit up for six runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

There are going to be nights where Dickey's knuckleball just isn't working, and this was one of those nights. He surrendered eight hits -- including a couple homers -- while walking one and striking out three. Dickey will take an ugly 6.75 ERA into his next start versus the Rangers.
Apr 26 - 9:57 PM

R.A. Dickey went six innings on Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

It’s hard to know what to expect game-to-game from a knuckleballer. He came into the night with .388 BABIP, though, so one figured he’d begin to right the ship in his upcoming starts. Perhaps that began on Wednesday. He was unspectacular, but solid, which pretty much defines his career north of the border. He’ll next get the White Sox at home on Monday.
Apr 20 - 10:37 PM

R.A. Dickey was shelled for seven runs -- six earned -- over five innings Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Dickey struck out nine, but the Red Sox pounded out nine hits against the veteran knuckleballer -- including four doubles and a Hanley Ramirez two-run triple. Dickey is likely to be an inconsistent fantasy contributor all year, just as he's been his entire time in Toronto. A road date with these same Red Sox is next.
Apr 9 - 4:02 PM

R.A. Dickey was good enough to get a win Monday, allowing three runs over five innings in a 5-3 victory over the Rays.

Dickey surrendered six hits -- including a home run -- along with two walks while recording three strikeouts. One of the runs charged to Dickey scored after he had exited. The knuckleballer should post a decent WHIP this season but figures to be lacking in other categories. He'll get the Red Sox at home this weekend.
Apr 4 - 10:47 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings Thursday against the Tigers.

Dickey struck out five today after whiffing just two batters over 9 1/3 innings in his first three starts. Not that it really matters, but he has a 5.02 ERA for the spring.
Mar 24 - 4:52 PM

R.A. Dickey took the loss in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, allowing five hits and three runs over 4 1/3 innings.

He served up a two-run jack to David Lough in the third inning. Dickey's 3.86 ERA this spring closely resembles the 3.91 ERA he posted in 33 starts last season. The 41-year-old knuckleballer figures to open the year as Toronto's No. 3 starter behind Marcus Stroman and Marco Estrada.
Mar 12 - 4:25 PM

R.A. Dickey revealed Sunday that he underwent right knee surgery shortly after the end of last season to repair a torn meniscus.

This is the first we've heard of the operation, but Dickey said his rehab lasted just 4-6 weeks and he expects to be a full-go at the beginning of spring training. The knuckleballer is coming off a solid 2015 campaign that saw him put up a 3.91 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 126/61 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings. He turned 41 last October.
Feb 21 - 12:41 PM

According to Jeff Blair of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays could be discussing R.A. Dickey in possible trades.

After the acquisition of Drew Storen on Friday, the Jays could decide to shift Aaron Sanchez back to the rotation which would leave the veteran knuckleballer as the odd-man out. A National League scout also informed Blair that his club had interest in Dickey and that they had spoken to the Jays. A move away from the Rogers Centre could certainly be helpful for Dickey's fantasy value.
Jan 9 - 10:34 AM

Blue Jays exercised RHP R.A. Dickey's $12 million club option for 2016.

The Blue Jays could have bought out the option for $1 million, but they opted to keep him around after a strong second half. The veteran knuckleballer finished with a 3.91 ERA and 126/61 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings. He'll be going into his age-41 season in 2016.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos hinted Monday that R.A. Dickey's $12 million club option will be exercised.

AA said the veteran knuckleballer "has put himself in good position to have his option picked up." Dickey registered a 3.91 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 126/61 K/BB ratio in 214 1/3 regular-season innings for Toronto and then made two starts in the playoffs -- one good, one very bad. He turns 41 years old later this week.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 10:36:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Chad Girodo
10Pat Venditte