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19 R.A. Dickey SP

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October 23, 2017 02:32 PM
R.A. Dickey: Has option declined for 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves declined their 2018 team option on Dickey on Monday.

During his age-42 season, Dickey threw for a 4.46 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 31 starts. In that time he posted a 136:67 K:BB and gave up home runs at a clip of 1.2 HR/9. While his fantasy value is marginal at this point in his career, Dickey could still be a serviceable arm for a major-league club, as he's appeared in at least 30 games each year since the 2010 campaign.

September 28, 2017 05:28 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Won't start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey won't make another start before the end of the season, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Dickey was given the option to start Sunday's season finale if he wanted, but the veteran knuckleballer ultimately deferred. It appears he's content ending his season -- and possibly career -- after turning in a solid performance against the Mets his last time out. He'll finish the season 10-10 with a 4.26 ERA in 190 innings (31 starts).

September 27, 2017 05:40 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Final start could come Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey will start Sunday in Miami if he so chooses, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

It could be that the veteran knuckleballer is content riding off into the sunset, but manager Brian Snitker said Dickey would start if he wants the ball. Otherwise rookie Max Fried will get the start. The situation should become clear in the coming days. Dickey has a 6.21 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 29 innings this month.

September 26, 2017 11:04 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Loses shutout in seventh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey tossed 6.2 innings against the Mets on Tuesday, striking out four without a walk while allowing two runs on five hits. He didn't factor into the decision.

The knuckleballing veteran actually left with a lead despite losing his shutout in the seventh inning when he gave up a two-run homer to Kevin Plawecki, but the bullpen blew the game over the following two innings. This outing at Citi Field may have had special meaning for Dickey, who resurrected his career with the Mets, putting together a trio of star-caliber seasons from 2011-2013. It would be a solid end to his career if it were his last career outing, but Dickey is in fact lined up to make one more start Sunday in Miami.

September 22, 2017 01:56 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Hints at retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey suggested Thursday that he may retire after this season, the Associated Press reports.

He was emotional about his outing Thursday, saying "it could be my last start ever at a home venue." Dickey, who turns 43 next month, went on to add that he feels he still has something in the tank, but he will discuss things with his family before making any decisions regarding his playing career. The knuckleballer has endured some tough starts lately, but Dickey was quite good from mid-June to late-August (2.58 ERA, 1.24 WHIP over 13 starts) and the Braves would probably welcome him back next year if he decides to return.

September 22, 2017 12:44 AM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Evens record with strong outing against Nats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey (10-10) allowed two runs on four hits while striking out four batters through eight innings to take the win over Washington on Thursday.

The knuckleballer had posted a 10.05 ERA through his previous three starts, so this was a surprising bounce-back showing against a strong opponent. At this stage of the fantasy game, and with Dickey's recent struggles in mind, he's best viewed as a flier for his final two road starts against the Mets and Marlins. He sports a mediocre 4.32 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 6.5 K/9 for the campaign, after all.

September 17, 2017 02:28 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: September struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey (9-10) took the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings Saturday against the Mets.

Dickey continues to struggle mightily in September after impressing in July and August, in which he compiled a healthy 2.97 ERA through 11 starts. Saturday marked the first outing all season Dickey failed to record a strikeout, and he now owns a brutal 10.02 ERA and 2.09 WHIP through three starts this month. While he's proven to be a viable fantasy option over portions of the season, the knuckleballer may be too volatile to trust as the fantasy season winds to a close. His next matchup comes against the Phillies on Friday.

September 10, 2017 07:04 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Allows five runs in no-decision Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey allowed five runs on six hits and three walks across five innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Marlins. He struck out five.

Dickey's poor outing stemmed largely from a pair of rough innings -- a three-run second frame in which he walked the bases loaded with nobody out and a two-run fifth that began with three straight hits. He threw 67 percent of his pitches for strikes but missed over the plate with regularity and stacked up baserunners. Dickey has slid into a poor run of form over his last five starts, allowing at least four earned runs in four of those to raise his ERA to 4.38. He will look to get back on track Saturday against the Mets.

September 5, 2017 08:52 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Slashed for seven runs by Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey (9-9) allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts and lasted just 4.1 innings as he took the loss Monday to the Rangers.

Although one would think an aging knuckleballer like Dickey would be prone to these kinds of blowouts, this is actually the first time he's allowed more than six runs in an outing since June 13. Dickey posted a 2.58 ERA with 74 strikeouts over 83.2 innings in that stretch, reminiscent of some of his best days with the Mets. His overall season ERA sits at 4.14, but Dickey has shown he has something left in the tank in the second half this year.

August 30, 2017 03:12 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Dominates Phillies again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey (9-8) was masterful in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader in Philadelphia, nabbing the win after allowing just one run on seven hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over eight innings.

Dickey benefited from the extra day of rest after his scheduled Tuesday start was rained out, holding Philadelphia without an extra-base hit while tying his season high in strikeouts. The only damage against him came thanks to a trio of singles in the seventh, but the game was well out of reach at that point with Atlanta holding a 9-0 lead. Dickey would be in contention for his second NL Cy Young award if he could just face the Phillies every time out, as the veteran knuckleballer is now 2-0 with a 0.81 ERA and 25:4 K:BB over 22 innings in three starts against them this season. He'll next face one of his many former teams when the Rangers come to town Monday.

August 30, 2017 03:28 AM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Start rained out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey had his scheduled start for Tuesday against the Phillies postponed due to rain, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Braves and Phillies will make up the contest Wednesday as part of a doubleheader, with Dickey set to start Game 1 of the twin bill, while Julio Teheran takes the hill for Game 2. While Dickey will still benefit from a matchup with one of the National League's weaker teams, he'll now miss out on a potential two-start week, as he no longer lines up for a second turn Sunday against the Cubs.

August 24, 2017 05:52 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Limits damage in Wednesday's no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey gave up four runs on 11 hits and two walks over six innings while striking out six in a no-decision against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Five of those 11 hits were doubles, including two by Robinson Cano, but the knuckleballer was able to keep the ball in the park and keep the Braves in the game until Jim Johnson fell apart in the eighth inning. Dickey's been generally solid since the All-Star break, delivering five quality starts in eight outings with a 3.70 ERA and 42:18 K:BB over 48.2 innings, and he'll look to get back in the win column Tuesday in Philadelphia.

August 19, 2017 07:40 AM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Roughed up by Reds on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey (8-8) took the loss against the Reds on Friday, allowing four runs on eight hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over six innings while striking out nine.

The strikeouts were a season high and helped salvage the knuckleballer's performance from a fantasy perspective. Dickey's 3.98 ERA is outpacing his 5.06 FIP, but don't assume that's entirely a product of good luck, as the veteran has had an ERA lower than his FIP every season since 2009. He'll next take the mound Wednesday at home against the Mariners.

August 13, 2017 08:48 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Picks up road win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey (8-7) allowed one run on seven hits across seven innings in a 6-3 win Sunday over the Cardinals. He struck out three and walked two.

That's back-to-back victories for the veteran knuckleballer, who's now lasted six or more innings in nine of his last 10 starts. Dickey is entrenched as the Braves' No. 3 starter behind Mike Foltynewicz and Julio Teheran, and with a 3.89 ERA and eight wins on the season, he makes for a serviceable fantasy option in medium to deeper formats.

August 8, 2017 04:36 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Start pushed to Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey's next start has been pushed to Sunday to give him extra rest, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

He has been pretty excellent lately, firing a 2.22 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 47:19 K:BB in 56.2 innings, and the Braves will look to keep his quality outings coming by taking advantage of Thursday's off day to reshuffle the rotation. Dickey will still pitch in St. Louis, but will face Michael Wacha instead of Adam Wainwright.

August 5, 2017 12:20 AM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Delivers quality start in Friday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey (7-7) gave up three runs on three hits and a walk over six innings while striking out three in Friday's 5-3 win over the Marlins.

If it weren't for Giancarlo Stanton, who accounted for all of Miami's offense with a pair of homers off Dickey, the knuckleballer might have had a shot at his first shutout since 2013. He's now reeled off eight quality starts in his last nine trips to the mound, and Dickey will try to keep things rolling next Friday on the road against the Cardinals.

July 30, 2017 08:28 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Shines against Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey allowed a single unearned run through seven innings while striking out eight batters during Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. He didn't factor into the decision.

The knuckleballer had a rough two-start stretch leading into Sunday, but he righted the ship and has now allowed just 12 earned runs over 50.2 innings through his past eight outings. The strong span has Dickey at a 4.08 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 6.3 K/9 for the year. His recent success has him on the fantasy radar in the majority of fantasy settings, and Dickey is inching closer and closer toward matchup-proof status. He projects to face the Marlins at SunTrust Park in his next start.

July 25, 2017 02:28 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Takes loss in brutal 3.2-inning outing Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey (6-7) was chased from Monday's game against the Diamondbacks after just 3.2 innings. He allowed four runs on five hits and five walks while fanning four.

Dickey struggled with command throughout his outing, as his pitch count rose to 90 before he was removed and just over half of his offerings went for strikes. The five walks also tied for his highest number issued in a game this season. After tossing five consecutive quality starts earlier in the summer, the veteran has scuffled in his past two starts. He'll look to turn things around against the Phillies on Sunday.

July 19, 2017 04:36 PM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Quality start streak ends in loss Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey (6-6) got through seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five.

The knuckleballer was primarily undone by a pair of longballs, one of which came off the bat of the opposing pitcher Mike Montgomery. Dickey pounded the zone all afternoon by getting 60 of his 93 pitches across the plate, but he certainly didn't miss too many bats as his ERA ballooned to 4.14. This also ends his five-game quality start streak that dated back to mid-June. He'll look to right the ship in his next start Monday in Arizona.

July 15, 2017 08:40 AM
Braves' R.A. Dickey: Extends quality start streak to five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dickey struck out four and allowed one run on eight hits and two walks over six innings in a no-decision against Arizona on Friday.

The knuckleballer has now given the Braves quality starts in each of his last five outings, posting a stellar 1.09 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB in 33 innings over that stretch. Given the nature of his signature pitch, Dickey's effectiveness could evaporate at a moment's notice, but in most fantasy formats he's a must-start while he's dialed in like this. He'll next take the mound Wednesday at home against the Cubs.

Situational Stats
vs Miami 18.011 5.50079
vs LHB 86.100 3.9602654
vs RHB 103.200 4.5104182
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week
Pitching Stats
2001TEX01 6.75400000 12.013993074
2003TEX98 5.0938131111 116.213568661653894
2004TEX67 5.6125150011 104.113677651743357
2005TEX12 6.67940000 29.2292322421715
2006TEX01 18.90110000 3.18776011
2008SEA58 5.2132140000 112.112465651525158
2009MIN11 4.623510000 64.1743433843042
2010NYM119 2.8427262100 174.1165625513442104
2011NYM813 3.2833321000 208.2202857618954134
2012NYM206 2.7334335300 233.2192787124954230
2013TOR1413 4.2134343100 224.2207113105351071177
2014TOR1413 3.7134341000 215.219110189261474173
2015TOR1111 3.9133332000 214.11959793251161126
2016TOR1015 4.4630290000 169.2169978428663126
2017ATL34 4.6510100000 60.06638311142930
Total 113112 4.03379279156221943.21906954871249846251371
Batting Stats
2001TEX4000000000 --- --- ---
2004TEX25000000000 --- --- ---
2005TEX9000000000 --- --- ---
2006TEX1000000000 --- --- ---
2008SEA32411000000 .250 .250 .250
2009MIN35000000000 --- --- ---
2010NYM2751713053800 .296 .294 .255
2011NYM3359080211100 .150 .136 .136
2012NYM34723110301400 .164 .153 .153
2013TOR34622010000 .333 .500 .333
2014TOR35900000200 .000 .000 .000
2015TOR33300000100 .000 .000 .000
2016TOR31100000100 .000 .000 .000
2017ATL102003050600 .150 .150 .150
Total 381226133901644300 .190 .186 .173
Fielding Stats
2004TEXP25153172220 .935
2006TEXP1100000 ---
2009MINP351156810 .933
2011NYMP33326775825 .970
2012NYMP343360124446 .933
2013TORP343453114021 .962
2014TORP343442172324 .952
2016TORP30293533112 .971
2017ATLP10102161410 .952
Total  3792794811103561526 .969
More Pitching Stats
2001TEX11316 0.8112001 .28353 15.0 .6090
2003TEX5114127 0.9872125 .292513 13.7 .4670
2004TEX1128122 1.1065415 .311480 14.9 .4970
2005TEX04328 1.6830002 .254134 14.6 .4470
2006TEX035 0.6000000 .47118 24.31.5290
2008SEA4141124 1.19675111 .284500 14.2 .4490
2009MIN18063 1.3551104 .290293 15.1 .4550
2010NYM3245153 1.70931011 .251713 10.9 .3610
2011NYM2279198 1.5273519 .256876 11.4 .3820
2012NYM2244198 1.3643514 .226927 9.8 .3620
2013TOR0221257 0.9283217 .242943 11.5 .4220
2014TOR2234228 1.1032205 .233914 11.6 .3990
2015TOR1247244 1.0964329 .244884 11.2 .4050
2016TOR0177187 1.0621415 .258728 12.6 .4610
2017ATL18952 1.8811104 .284270 14.9 .5090
Total 2322582002 1.216837341082 .2578246 12.1 .4210
Postseason Pitching Stats
2015TOR01 7.11220000 6.19652124
Total 01 7.11220000 6.19652124
Minor League Pitching Stats
1997 A-Charlotte14 6.9486000 35.0513227801232
1998 A-Charlotte15 3.305700038 60.0583122902253
1999 AA-Tulsa67 4.5535110010 95.010560481324059
1999AAA-Oklahoma22 4.3762000 22.223121111717
2000AAA-Oklahoma89 4.493023201158.116783791376585
2001AAA-Oklahoma117 3.752424300163.0164776814745120
2002AAA-Oklahoma87 4.093719100154.017681708447109
2003AAA-Oklahoma11 1.2032000 15.014321034
2004 AA-Frisco11 1.9844000 13.216530019
2005AAA-Oklahoma106 5.991917100121.215288811283981
2006AAA-Oklahoma98 4.922219311131.2134807217114661
2007AAA-Nashville136 3.723122300169.1159807018760119
2008AAA-Tacoma25 3.4477000 49.258251923830
2009AAA-Rochester21 5.1855110 33.039201910918
2010AAA-Buffalo Bisons42 2.2588210 60.055211533837

Player Info

Nashville, TN
Atlanta Braves
MLB Experience:

2012: NL Cy Young;NL Strike Out Leader
2013: AL Gold Glove-SP