MLB

#19
R.A. Dickey
ERA W-L K
4.26 10-10 136
Team: AtlantaHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 444.12
Position: SPBorn: 10/29/1974 Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Rangers (1996)


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Oct. 23 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-The Braves have declined their $8 million option on Dickey for 2018.
Analysis: Dickey was the Braves' most consistent starter this season, going 10-10 with a 4.26 ERA in 31 starts. He said at the end of the season he would meet with his family before deciding if he would pitch in 2018.
Sep. 26 8:10 PM PT9:10 PM MT10:10 PM CT11:10 PM ET23:10 ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST10:40 PM VEN7:10 UAE (+1)10:10 PM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed two runs on five hits in 6.2 innings as the Atlanta Braves lost to the New York Mets 4-3 on Tuesday. Dickey struck out four, ending the game with a 4.26 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The 42-year-old knuckleballer, who has discussed retiring after the season, made his 300th career start and 400th appearance. If it was indeed his last one, he'll finish 120-118 with a 4.04 ERA in a career that began in 2001 and included an NL Cy Young Award with the Mets in 2012.
Sep. 22 7:58 AM PT8:58 AM MT9:58 AM CT10:58 AM ET10:58 ET14:58 GMT22:58 7:58 AM MST9:58 AM EST10:28 AM VEN18:58 UAE9:58 AM CT-R.A. Dickey improved to 10-10, allowing two runs on four hits in 8.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Thursday. Dickey struck out four, ending the game with a 4.32 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He made a strong case that the Braves should pick up his $8 million club option for 2018, but Dickey must first decide to extend his career. ''I certainly feel I have a lot more in me, yes,'' Dickey said. The win gave Dickey six straight seasons with double-digit wins. The streak began in 2012 when he was 20-6 and won the National League Cy Young Award with the Mets.
Sep. 17 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET1:18 ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST12:48 AM VEN9:18 UAE12:18 AM CT-R.A. Dickey fell to 9-10, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves lost to the New York Mets 7-3 on Saturday. Dickey did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.41 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Braves had won seven of nine but they couldn't overcome a third straight poor start by Dickey. The 42-year-old knuckleballer is 0-2 with a 10.05 ERA since beating Philadelphia on Aug. 30.
Sep. 11 2:06 AM PT3:06 AM MT4:06 AM CT5:06 AM ET5:06 ET9:06 GMT17:06 2:06 AM MST4:06 AM EST4:36 AM VEN13:06 UAE4:06 AM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed five runs on six hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 10-8 on Sunday. Dickey struck out five, ending the game with a 4.28 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The 42-year-old may be running out of gas down the stretch. Dickey has recorded a 6.14 ERA over his last five starts and has surrendered four or more runs in four of those outings.
Sep. 5 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-R.A. Dickey fell to 9-9, allowing seven runs - six earned - on eight hits and three walks in 4.1 innings, as the Atlanta Braves lost to the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Monday. Dickey struck out three, ending the game with a 4.14 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 30 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-R.A. Dickey improved to 9-8, allowing one run on seven hits and one walk in 8.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 9-1 on Wednesday. Dickey struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.91 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey is now 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last three road starts and has yielded one run or less in five of his last six outings away from Atlanta. He next takes the ball Monday against the Rangers at SunTrust Park, where he is 1-2 with a 5.04 ERA in his last four outings.
Aug. 24 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed four runs on 11 hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Atlanta Braves lost to the Seattle Mariners 9-6 on Wednesday. Dickey struck out six, ending the game with a 4.06 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 18 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET23:43 ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST11:13 PM VEN7:43 UAE (+1)10:43 PM CT-R.A. Dickey fell to 8-8, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves lost to the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Friday. Dickey struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.98 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey yielded three home runs in the sixth inning alone.
Aug. 13 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET23:42 ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST11:12 PM VEN7:42 UAE (+1)10:42 PM CT-R.A. Dickey improved to 8-7, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Sunday. Dickey struck out three, ending the game with a 3.89 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey shut down one of baseball's hottest offenses as his knuckleball was working, as has been the case for much of the past two months. The 42-year-old owns an excellent 2.12 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP while delivering nine quality starts over his last 10 outings.
Aug. 5 10:53 PM PT11:53 PM MT12:53 AM CT1:53 AM ET1:53 ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST1:23 AM VEN9:53 UAE12:53 AM CT-R.A. Dickey improved to 7-7, allowing three runs on three hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Friday. Dickey struck out three, ending the game with a 4.03 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The 42-year-old continues to be effective with his knuckleball, as he's now registered eight quality starts in his last nine assignments. Dickey is 3-2 with a 2.22 ERA during that strength and perhaps most impressively, he's only given up four homers in 56 2/3 innings.
July 30 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Dickey allowed one run - zero earned - on six hits and three walks in 7.0 innings as the Atlanta Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Sunday. Dickey struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.08 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey tied his season high by going seven innings for the eighth time.
July 25 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-R.A. Dickey fell to 6-7, allowing four runs on five hits and five walks in 3.2 innings, as the Atlanta Braves lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-2 on Monday. Dickey struck out four, ending the game with a 4.31 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey began July with three straight very good starts but wound up with a no-decision in each. He's since dropped two in a row while permitting eight runs across 10 2/3 innings. The 42-year-old knuckleballer next faces a Phillies team he held to one run and three hits over seven sharp innings in a win on June 8.
July 19 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-R.A. Dickey fell to 6-6, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves lost to the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Wednesday. Dickey struck out five, ending the game with a 4.14 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wednesday's outing snapped a five-start stretch in which Dickey allowed one or no runs. The knuckleballer was 2-0 with a 1.09 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in those games. In his previous start Friday, Dickey gave up one run and eight hits over six innings against the Diamondbacks. He'll make his next start against those same D-backs on Monday in Arizona.
July 14 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET23:31 ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST11:01 PM VEN7:31 UAE (+1)10:31 PM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed one run on eight hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Friday. Dickey struck out four, ending the game with a 4.08 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
July 7 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET23:31 ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST11:01 PM VEN7:31 UAE (+1)10:31 PM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed one run on three hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Friday. Dickey struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.23 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey retired his first 10 batters and took a no-hitter into the sixth before allowing a leadoff double. In four starts since yielding eight runs in five innings on June 13 during a loss at Washington, he is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA.
July 1 6:03 PM PT7:03 PM MT8:03 PM CT9:03 PM ET21:03 ET1:03 GMT9:03 6:03 PM MST8:03 PM EST8:33 PM VEN5:03 UAE (+1)8:03 PM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed one run on six hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Saturday. Dickey struck out four, ending the game with a 4.44 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Since allowing a season-high eight runs in a loss at Washington, Dickey is 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his last three starts.
June 24 5:26 PM PT6:26 PM MT7:26 PM CT8:26 PM ET20:26 ET0:26 GMT8:26 5:26 PM MST7:26 PM EST7:56 PM VEN4:26 UAE (+1)7:26 PM CT-R.A. Dickey improved to 6-5, allowing one run on five hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Saturday. Dickey struck out six, ending the game with a 4.63 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey improved to 5-1 at SunTrust Park. He has won three straight home starts.
June 19 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET23:20 ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST10:50 PM VEN7:20 UAE (+1)10:20 PM CT-R.A. Dickey improved to 5-5, allowing three hits and one walk over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-0 on Monday. Dickey struck out six, ending the game with a 4.91 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey had his best start of the season, matching a season best with seven innings and holding an opponent scoreless for the first time in 14 outings.
June 13 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-R.A. Dickey fell to 4-5, allowing eight runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington Nationals 10-5 on Tuesday. Dickey struck out six, ending the game with a 5.35 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey's road struggles continued as he dropped to 1-4 with a 6.88 ERA in six starts.
June 9 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET12:02 ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST11:32 AM VEN20:02 UAE11:02 AM CT-R.A. Dickey improved to 4-4, allowing one run on three hits in 7.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Thursday. Dickey struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.73 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey's Ks were a season high, and he didn't not walk a batter for the first time in 12 starts as he won for the first time in six outings since May 2. "For whatever reason in my career, I've started slowly, and hopefully this is the beginning of the next four months of it being nice and tight," the knuckleballer said. Since he became a full-time starter in 2010, Dickey has a 4.54 ERA through May compared to 3.20 after that.
June 3 5:42 PM PT6:42 PM MT7:42 PM CT8:42 PM ET20:42 ET0:42 GMT8:42 5:42 PM MST7:42 PM EST8:12 PM VEN4:42 UAE (+1)7:42 PM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed five runs on six hits and five walks in 5.1 innings as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Saturday. Dickey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.23 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey is 0-2 with a 6.31 ERA in his last six starts. He's walked 21 in 35 2/3 innings over that span.
May 29 7:23 AM PT8:23 AM MT9:23 AM CT10:23 AM ET10:23 ET14:23 GMT22:23 7:23 AM MST9:23 AM EST9:53 AM VEN18:23 UAE9:23 AM CT-R.A. Dickey fell to 3-4, allowing seven runs - six earned - on six hits and five walks in 6.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves lost to the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Sunday. Dickey struck out two, ending the game with a 4.65 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey has walked 29 in 60 innings, but at least he didn't allow a homer for the first time in eight starts.
May 24 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed three runs on 11 hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Tuesday. Dickey struck out two, ending the game with a 4.17 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season.
May 19 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET23:26 ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST10:56 PM VEN7:26 UAE (+1)10:26 PM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed four runs - two earned - on eight hits and three walks in 5.1 innings as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 7-4 on Friday. Dickey struck out four, ending the game with a 4.13 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
May 14 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-R.A. Dickey fell to 3-3, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in 7.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves lost to the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday. Dickey struck out one, ending the game with a 4.22 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
May 7 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-R.A. Dickey allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Atlanta Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Sunday. Dickey struck out two, ending the game with a 4.29 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Dickey has now allowed eight homers in 35 2/3 innings this season.
May 2 8:53 PM PT9:53 PM MT10:53 PM CT11:53 PM ET23:53 ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST11:23 PM VEN7:53 UAE (+1)10:53 PM CT-R.A. Dickey improved to 3-2, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 9-7 on Tuesday. Dickey struck out three, ending the game with a 3.94 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 27 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-R.A. Dickey improved to 2-2, allowing three runs - two earned - on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 7-5 on Thursday. Dickey struck out three.
Analysis: He has a 3.80 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in his first four starts.
Apr. 16 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Dickey gave up two runs and seven hits in six-plus innings with six strikeouts in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Saturday.
Analysis: That's much better than his first start, when he allowed 13 baserunners in 5 2/3 innings at Pittsburgh.
Apr. 16 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Dickey gave up two runs and seven hits in six-plus innings with six strikeouts in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Saturday.
Analysis: That's much better than his first start, when he allowed 13 baserunners in 5 2/3 innings at Pittsburgh.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2001 Tex 0 1 0 - 0 4 0 0 12.0 13 9 9 3 7 1 4 1.67 6.75
2003 Tex 9 8 1 - 1 38 13 1 116.2 135 68 66 16 38 5 94 1.48 5.09
2004 Tex 6 7 1 - 1 25 15 0 104.1 136 77 65 17 33 1 57 1.62 5.61
2005 Tex 1 2 0 - 0 9 4 0 29.2 29 23 22 4 17 0 15 1.55 6.67
2006 Tex 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 3.1 8 7 7 6 1 0 1 2.70 18.90
2008 Sea 5 8 0 - 0 32 14 0 112.1 124 65 65 15 51 4 58 1.56 5.21
2009 Min 1 1 0 - 0 35 1 0 64.1 74 34 33 8 30 1 42 1.62 4.62
2010 NYM 11 9 0 - 0 27 26 2 174.1 165 62 55 13 42 3 104 1.19 2.84
2011 NYM 8 13 0 - 0 33 32 1 208.2 202 85 76 18 54 2 134 1.23 3.28
2012 NYM 20 6 0 - 0 34 33 5 233.2 192 78 71 24 54 2 230 1.05 2.73
2013 Tor 14 13 0 - 0 34 34 3 224.2 207 113 105 35 71 0 177 1.24 4.21
2014 Tor 14 13 0 - 0 34 34 1 215.2 191 101 89 26 74 2 173 1.23 3.71
2015 Tor 11 11 0 - 0 33 33 2 214.1 195 97 93 25 61 1 126 1.19 3.91
2016 Tor 10 15 0 - 0 30 29 0 169.2 169 97 84 28 63 0 126 1.37 4.46
2017 Atl 10 10 0 - 0 31 31 0 190.0 193 99 90 26 67 3 136 1.37 4.26
Career 120 118 2 - 2 400 300 15 2073.2 2033 1015 930 264 663 25 1477 1.30 4.04

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2003 Tex 38 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2008 Sea 32 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2010 NYM 27 51 7 13 2 0 0 5 3 8 0 0 .255 .296 .294
2011 NYM 33 59 0 8 0 0 0 2 1 11 0 0 .136 .150 .136
2012 NYM 34 72 3 11 0 0 0 3 0 14 0 0 .153 .164 .153
2013 Tor 34 6 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500
2014 Tor 35 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Tor 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 Tor 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 Atl 31 61 0 9 0 0 0 5 0 12 0 0 .148 .148 .148
Career 402 267 13 45 3 0 0 16 4 49 0 0 .169 .184 .180

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2015 Tor Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 6.1 9 6 5 2 2 0 4 7.11
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.2 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 1.93
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 1.2 4 5 4 2 2 0 1 21.60
Career 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 6.1 9 6 5 2 2 0 4 7.11


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 524 87 78 82.5 17.93
Slider 4 71 69 52.8 .14
Changeup 98 76 66 70.9 3.35
Knuckleball 2297 83 60 76.1 78.58


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