Toronto Blue Jays
Career W-L
76-71
 
Career ERA
4.04
Name  R.A. Dickey
Born  10/29/1974
Height  6-2
Weight  220
Number  43
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/5/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter R.A. Dickey rebounded from a poor Opening Day start with 6 2/3 shutout innings Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Dickey gave up six earned runs in five innings at Tampa Bay in his first start but scattered just five hits Saturday. He didn't walk anyone and struck out six after recording a 4/6 K/BB in the opener. The 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner had a 4.21 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP last season.
 
3/31/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter R.A. Dickey walked six and allowed six earned runs in five innings on Opening Day at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Not how Dickey wanted to start the season after he had a 4.21 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP last year.
 
2/18/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: R.A. Dickey will be Toronto's Opening Day starter. SOURCE: Shi Davidi, Sportsnet
Insight: He'll be on the mound March 31st against the Rays. Dickey's 2013 campaign was a bit of a letdown (14-13, 4.21 ERA). After starting the year 2-5, he's lucky he made it back to .500.
 
9/17/2013 9:38:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey blanked the Yankees over seven innings Tuesday to improve to 13-12. He struck out eight, walked two and allowed four hits.
Insight: Dickey has had an up-and-down season but he has gone 5-1 with a 2.88 ERA over his last 10 starts to lower his ERA from 4.86 to 4.21.
 
8/31/2013 5:20:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey held the Royals to two runs on seven hits over eight innings Saturday to improve to 11-12.
Insight: Dickey has whittled his ERA down to 4.30 after going 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA in August. He remains a risky pitcher going into September due to his trouble with the longball.
 
7/21/2013 5:41:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey has allowed 23 homers in 134 2/3 innings this season, just one less than he gave up in 233 2/3 frames last season.
Insight: In addition, his K/9 is down from 8.86 to 6.68 and his BB/9 is up from 2.08 to 3.21. Add all that up and you have a pitcher who is 8-11 with a 4.75 ERA.
 
Hot7/1/2013 7:41:00 PM
Description: Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 K's) notched his eighth win of the season Monday in a matinee against the Tigers.
Insight: Dickey is 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last two appearances. He has a 10:2 strikeout to walk ratio over that span.
 
6/26/2013 3:08:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays hurler R.A. Dickey authored his first shutout of the season, yielding just two harmless hits, to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Insight: Dickey posted three shutouts en route to an NL Cy Young award last season with the Mets but has struggled in his first year with Toronto. Heading into this contest, he had a 6-8 record with a 5.15 ERA and a 1.395 WHIP.
 
6/21/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays hurler R.A. Dickey had another rough outing Friday against the Orioles, allowing three homers and six earned runs in six innings.
Insight: Dickey has served up 17 home runs in 99 2/3 innings (1.54 HR/9) after giving up 24 in 233 2/3 innings last season (0.92 HR/9). His walk rate is also up, from 2.08/9 to 3.61/9, and his K/9 is down from 8.86 to 6.44. At this point, there doesn't seem to be any chance of Dickey returning to Cy Young form.
 
6/5/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: Jays ace R.A. Dickey threw 8 1/3 scoreless innings Wednesday in a win against San Francisco.
Insight: It was a giant improvement from his previous outing (6 IP, 11 H, 6 ER in a loss to the Braves). Dickey (5-7, 4.66 ERA) has been inconsistent this season but he's still worth holding onto in most fantasy formats.
 
5/14/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey walked two and allowed six hits, one homer and two earned runs while striking out 10 in six innings Tuesday against the Giants.
Insight: It's not quite Cy Dickey, but it's closer than the minor league level starter we have seen over the first six weeks of the season. Dickey is now 3-5 with a 4.83 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. We'll continue to monitor him for signs of his 2012 self.
 
Cold5/9/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: In a matchup of reigning Cy Young Award winners, Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey went six innings and allowed five hits and two earned runs while walking five and striking out five against the Rays on Thursday.
Insight: It's unclear how much of this can be blamed on Dickey's sore back/neck, but the knuckleballer just isn't right. He has walked 22 batters and allowed eight homers in 48 innings (5.06 ERA, 1.35 WHIP).
 
Cold5/4/2013 8:09:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter R.A. Dickey had another disastrous outing Saturday against Seattle, allowing three homers and seven earned runs in six innings.
Insight: Dickey has walked 17 batters and allowed eight homers and 25 earned runs in 42 innings. We didn't expect him to match last season's Cy-Young-Award-winning numbers after moving to the American League, but we also didn't expect to see him struggle this much considering he had a 2.84 ERA in 2010 and a 3.28 ERA in 2011. The back and neck stifness he has dealt with all season could be the cause of his struggles.
 
4/28/2013 4:43:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter R.A. Dickey says he's still pitching with pain in his neck and back and plans to have an MRI this week so the team can be more specific in its treatment, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Dickey allowed four hits (2 HR) and three earned runs over seven innings Sunday in a loss to the Yankees and has a 4.50 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP through 36 innings.
 
4/23/2013 10:47:00 PM
Description: After allowing four runs and walking five in six innings Tuesday versus the Orioles, Toronto starter R.A. Dickey admitted that he's still feeling pain in his neck and back, according to John Lott of the National Post.
Insight: Dickey left his last start after experiencing soreness in his neck and back area but he was able to make his next scheduled start Tuesday. We'll see how it affects him his next time on the hill.
 
4/18/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey is expected to make his next start, according to John Lott of the National Post. Dickey left Thursday's start due to neck and back tightness.
Insight: Dickey has allowed just seven hits and one run over his last 12 innings after giving up 15 hits and 10 earned runs over his first 10 2/3. He lines up to start next week at Baltimore.
 
4/18/2013 8:55:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey left Thursday's game due to neck and back tightness, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. The team says his removal was precautionary.
Insight: Dickey had a two-hit shutout going through six innings on just 64 pitches, so this is unfortunate. The knuckleballer has allowed just seven hits and one run over his last 12 innings after giving up 15 hits and 10 earned runs over his first 10 2/3.
 
4/14/2013 9:42:00 AM
Description: After two sub-par performances in a row to start the season, R.A. Dickey finally turned in a decent outing Saturday against Kansas City.
Insight: The 2012 NL Cy Young winner gave up just one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Dickey lowered his ERA from 8.44 to 5.82 in the process. He's scheduled to take the mound again next Thursday versus the White Sox.
 
Cold4/7/2013 4:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey was blasted for eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings Sunday against Boston. He walked two and gave up two longballs while striking out five.
Insight: Dickey's first AL East opponent didn't greet him very warmly. The knuckleballer has walked six batters and allowed three homers in 10 2/3 innings.
 
4/2/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey threw six innings and walked four batters, allowed five hits and gave up four runs (three earned) in his Toronto debut Tuesday versus Cleveland.
Insight: We don't think Dickey needs to prove that his 2.73 ERA last season wasn't a fluke since he had a 2.84 ERA in 2010 and a 3.28 in 2011, but it could be extremely difficult to duplicate a 230/54 K/BB in the American League East.