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R.A. Dickey (SP)

Toronto Blue Jays - 33% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R
R.A. Dickey knocked around

Tue, May 26th 9:22pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Dickey lasted only five innings tonight giving up five earned runs to the White Sox. He will not factor in the decision even though he left the game with a 6-5 lead. Chicago scored one run in the sixth to end Dickey's hope for the win. Dickey gave up eight hits and walked two batters on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey hasn't been pitching well and is being hit hard. With the other Blue Jays starters showing some promise after slow starts, Dickey needs to follow suit before you should consider starting him.

 

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Dickey battling long balls

Sat, May 16th 8:59am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

R.A. Dickey's record fell to 1-5 after getting shelled by the Astros Friday night in Houston. Dickey gave up ten hits and seven runs in his five inning of work and failed once again to keep the ball in the yard. Dickey gave up two dingers on the night, with the big blow a three run shot coming off the bat of Jose Altuve that gave the Astros a 7-1 lead. That was all Dallas Keuchel needed on what was an off night for the Houston pitcher, who gave up an uncharacteristic four runs himself.

Fantasy Impact: When Dickey doesn't have his nastiest knuckler moving, he's serving up batting practice as it just tumbles into the strike zone. Until Dickey can get it dancing more consistently, it will be hard to predict what days to start him on your fantasy team. Like all Toronto starters right now, Dickey is a roll of the dice.

 

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Red Sox take R.A. Dickey deep

Sun, May 10th 6:10pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

R.A. Dickey gave up six earned runs to the Red Sox and lost to Clay Bucholz 6-3 on Sunday. He surrendered seven hits and three walks, with the big damage coming from home runs by Mike Napoli (3-run shot) and Pablo Sandoval (2-run shot). Toronto starters had only given up two earned runs in the Blue Jays last three games and were looking toward their ace to keep the streak of quality starts going. Plagued by the long ball once again, Dickey just couldn't get it done.

Fantasy Impact: Even the Toronto ace has been too inconsistent to roster at this point. See if you can find a taker that sees Dickey as a buy low candidate.

 

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R.A.Dickey beats Yankees

Mon, May 4th 10:09pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

R.A. Dickey scattered three hits and three walks over eight innings to beat the Yankees 3-1 at the Rogers Centre Monday night. He gave up only one run to lower his ERA to 4.38.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey didn't strike anyone out, but it was still a very solid outing from the knuckleballer. He kept his team in the game all night until the Blue Jays took the lead for good with a three run eighth. He may be the only Toronto starter worth rostering right now.

 

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R.A. Dickey pitched 6 1/3 solid innings in his season debut Wednesday night against the Yankees. Dickey allowed one run on four hits while walking three and adding four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately for R.A. Dickey, a rough eighth inning by the bullpen cost Dickey the win, but he was still very effective to start his season. Dickey is looking to get off to a good start this year following a disappointing start to 2014, before finishing the year strong. He should be a player owners will enjoy having on their rosters this year and should earn more wins pitching for an improved Blue Jays team.

 

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R.A. Dickey is relaxed and in good physical shape as he hopes to have his best season since being traded to Toronto prior to the 2013 season. Dickey has taken a slower approach this spring following his rough starts to the year in 2013 and 2014. (Source: Yahoo Sports)

Fantasy Impact: R.A. Dickey, now 40 years old, is preparing for his 19th professional baseball season and is hoping to rekindle some of his 2012 Cy Young Award winning dominance. With an improved defense and some key offensive additions, R.A. Dickey should have more help behind him leading to more victories and better numbers for his fantasy owners. If you are in one of the few leagues Dickey is not owned, pick him up before another owner does.

 

R. A. Dickey throws solid six

Sun, Mar 22nd 9:40am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

In his third spring start, Dickey threw a full six innings Saturday, giving up two runs (both unearned) and five hits. He appears ready for a nice year. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Dickey is looking more and more like the pitcher the Jays traded for and could be undervalued after last year's under achieving performance. Draft with confidence as he had that knuckler dancing all spring.

 

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RA Dickey pitched two scoreless innings with great movement on his knuckleball in his first spring start. He retired the six batters he faced in the first and second innings, striking out the side in the first frame. "Sometimes it's not about anything other than throwing a good knuckleball; it doesn't matter the conditions, it doesn't matter the humidity," Dickey would state after the game. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Dickey lives and dies with the knuckler, so this is encouraging news. When he has that knee buckling knuckler moving he can put plenty of K's on the board. He should get great support from that big Blue Jay lineup as well, so 15 wins are a reasonable expectation if he stays healthy.

 

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