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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 served up four earned runs in seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.
Dickey entered the outing in a great groove, but he couldn't contain the red-hot Cubs. The veteran knuckleballer walked two and allowed seven hits, including two home runs. He'll carry a 6-6 record, 4.14 ERA, and 1.36 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Wild Card-leading Diamondbacks. Jul 19 - 3:29 PM

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R.A. Dickey fired six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Dickey just keeps on rolling. He gave up eight hits, walked a pair, and hit a batter, with the lone run scoring on an infield single from Daniel Descalso in the sixth. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t get much support on this night. The knuckleballer has compiled a 1.09 ERA over his last five starts. He’s getting interesting in fantasy leagues again, but a matchup against the Cubs next time out is risky.
Jul 15 - 12:48 AM

R.A. Dickey will start the Braves' first game of the second half against the Diamondbacks.

He'll be followed by Mike Foltynewicz, Jaime Garcia, Julio Teheran and Sean Newcomb. Dickey has turned it on of late with a 2.77 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over his last five starts.
Jul 9 - 11:55 AM

R.A. Dickey fired seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Nationals on Friday.

It’s not often that a pitcher outpitches Max Scherzer these days, but that’s exactly what happened here. Dickey held the Nationals hitless until Stephen Drew led off the bottom of the sixth inning with a double. Matt Wieters followed with a single to drive in the only run. The veteran knuckleballer gave up three hits in all while walking one and striking out seven. He left in position for the win, but Jim Johnson blew the save in the bottom of the ninth. Dickey has now allowed one run or fewer in four out of his last five starts.
Jul 7 - 10:56 PM

R.A. Dickey held the Athletics to just one run in six innings to help his squad take home a 4-3 victory on Saturday.

He had to settle for a no-decision as the Braves didn't plate the winning run until the ninth inning. Dickey allowed six hits and three walks while striking out four batters in the ballgame. The veteran knuckleballer has been excellent in his last three outings. Overall he is 6-5 with a 4.44 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 16 starts. He has 62 strikeouts and 39 walks in 97 1/3 innings.
Jul 1 - 8:58 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed just one run on five hits through seven innings to beat the Brewers 3-1 on Saturday.

He gave up a run in the first inning but then cruised the rest of the way. He whiffed six batters and issued one free pass in the drama-free outing. The veteran knuckle-baller eats a lot of innings for the Braves but doesn't offer a whole lot of fantasy value in mixed leagues. He improves to 6-5 with a 4.63 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through 15 starts. He has a paltry 58 strikeouts in 91 1/3 innings.
Jun 24 - 8:59 PM

R.A. Dickey was dominant in Monday's victory over the Giants, allowing just three hits over seven shutout innings.

Dickey had his knuckleball dancing all night, racking up six strikeouts while walking only one. The 42-year-old hurler entered play on Monday with a 5.35 ERA and 1.51 WHIP across his first 13 starts, so naturally he turned in one of the most dominant pitching performances of the night. He'll replicate this fine effort when he takes on the Brewers on Saturday.
Jun 19 - 11:29 PM

R.A. Dickey was hit hard in a losing effort against the Nationals on Tuesday, allowing eight runs on eight hits over five-plus innings.

The 42-year-old knuckleballer punched out six on the night and didn't walk a batter. Ryan Zimmerman, who entered the game with a terrific history against Dickey, was his nemesis again in this one, blasting a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth. Now 4-5 on the season, Dickey will bring his uninspiring 5.35 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into Monday's showdown against the Giants.
Jun 13 - 10:52 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed a run on three hits while striking out eight over seven innings in a 3-1 win over the Phillies on Thursday.

Dickey kept the Phillies off-balance and off the board until the seventh inning, when an Odubel Herrera double and a Maikel Franco two-out single ended the shutout. His eight strikeouts were a season high for Dickey, who has just 40 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings overall. The 42-year-old is 4-4 with a 4.73 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 12 starts, and a date with the NL East-leading Nationals looms on Tuesday.
Jun 9 - 1:01 AM

R.A. Dickey gave up five runs -- four earned -- in 5 1/3 innings as his team beat the Reds in extra innings on Saturday.

The knuckleball must have been knuckling more than he could control if his five walks are any indication. He struck out two batters and gave up five hits, including a solo home run by Jose Peraza. Dickey is a tough guy to use in a fantasy lineup because he walks more batters than he strikes out. He has 34 walks and 32 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings. He has a 3-4 record with a 5.10 ERA and horrific 1.64 WHIP. Only four qualified pitchers have a higher WHIP.
Jun 3 - 10:50 PM

R.A. Dickey struggled mightily in Sunday's loss to the Giants, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on six hits over six innings.

Dickey had major issues with his control in this loss, walking five and throwing only 53 of his 87 pitches for strikes. The Giants took early advantage of his ineffectiveness, striking for two runs in the first inning, four in the second and one more in the third before settling down. Veteran knuckleballer Dickey saw his ERA rise from 4.17 to 4.65 with Sunday's dismal showing. He will carry that -- plus an unappealing 1.58 WHIP -- into a road start against the Reds next time he takes to the mound.
May 28 - 6:43 PM

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

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

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PosRoleName
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1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
2Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Jaime Garcia
3R.A. Dickey
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Sean Newcomb
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PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
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3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
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