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R.A. Dickey (SP)

Toronto Blue Jays - 15% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

R.A. Dickey's rough April continued on Wednesday as he allowed three first inning runs to the division foe Orioles. After the first, however, he settled in and tossed five shutout innings. Dickey gave up five hits and walked two, but struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: By the very definition of the term, it was a quality start. His ERA dropped to 6.10 so he's really not that far off from his career norms of starting the season off slowly.


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R.A. Dickey took his second loss of the season on Friday, allowing four runs in only 4 1/3 innings to the Red Sox. Two of the runs were earned. He struck out three but walked four.

Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox continue to own Dickey, who has a 4.48 ERA versus them over 18 starts. He is not a reliable play in fantasy games anymore.


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Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey had the kind of knuckleball you dream about on Saturday, unfortunately catcher Josh Thole couldn't catch it. Thole dropped two third strikes and his numerous passed balls allowed runners to advance in critical situations. All told Dickey allowed seven runs (six earned) through five innings with two walks and nine strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: There's no way of predicting what the knuckleball will do on a day-to-day basis, making Dickey an extreme risk in every fantasy format. He was very good in his previous outing versus Tampa Bay, and his next start will come against the Red Sox, again, in Boston.


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Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey recorded his first win of 2016, going five-plus innings against the Rays, allowing six hits, two walks and three runs. He had three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Pitching for the league's best defense in the Jays, Dickey will certainly have his fair chance at some wins. The numbers he puts up aside those wins and innings, though, likely will not be pretty.


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R.A. Dickey allowed four runs on eight hits through five innings in Thursday's Grapefruit League matchup versus the Tigers. Dickey struck out five in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: At age 41 and with a 5.02 spring ERA, rumors of Dickey's retirement are starting to swirl around Blue Jays camp. He will likely finish the 2016 season out, the final year of his contract, before retiring. In fantasy games in 2016, however, he is likely not going to hold much value.


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Phillies rough up R.A. Dickey

Sun, Mar 13th 10:15am EDT
By Roy Widrig

After pitching very well earlier in the week vrsus the Braves, Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey struggled against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, going 4 1/4 innings and allowing three runs on five hits. He allowed a home run to David Lough and struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Typical Dickey, lights out one day, five runs the next. While this is nothing new from the knuckleballer, what is concerning is his lack of strikeouts so far in 2016 - only two over 9 1/3 IP.


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Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey breezed through the Braves lineup on Monday, tossing three innings and allowing only one hit and one walk. No runs were scored.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey looks just fine so far this Spring, allowing one run over five innings. For the most part he is a quality-start type of guy, but has the tendency to give up home runs and big innings. He is best in deep, AL-only leagues.


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Blue Jays rotation mainstay R.A. Dickey was solid over two innings in his Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday. He allowed two hits and one run with one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey has been a solid innings-contributor for the Blue Jays and should provide another 180+ innings and a 4.00-4.50 ERA for yet another season. He's mostly valuable in ideal DFS matchup and in deep AL-only leagues.


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R.A. Dickey told reporters that he underwent knee surgery following the 2015 season. The operation repaired a torn meniscus in Dickey's right knee. (Source: Gregor Chisholm on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the first word of the procedure, but Dickey told reporters that he expects to be full-go to start the regular season. Dickey showed he could continue to be a solid fantasy contributor last season despite being north of 40.


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R.A. Dickey recorded a quality start Saturday, going six innings, allowing two runs while scattering six hits. Dickey also struck out three in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: The Jays managed just two runs on three hits in the six innings Dickey pitched. Dickey remains 5-1 since the deadline, and 10-11 on the year with a 4.05 ERA. He will toe the rubber next in a home start against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.


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R.A. Dickey put together a strong start, holding the Red Sox to one run on four hits over six innings Tuesday night. Dickey left the game in a 1-1 tie, as the Jays ended up plating four in the 10th for the win.

Fantasy Impact: After back-to-back stinkers, Dickey has put together three quality starts, one of which was a complete game victory. He continues to be one of the best starting pitchers since the All-Star break, especially at a time of such importance for the Jays. Dickey is scheduled to make his next start against the Yankees Sunday in New York, however with Marcus Stroman replacing Mark Buehrle on Saturday, Dickey could be pushed back. Continue rolling with Dickey through your leagues playoffs.


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R.A. Dickey gave the bullpen a break Wednesday, registering the complete game to record his 10th win of the season. Dickey was in control allowing just one run on four hits while striking out six on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey is now 7-0 in his last nine starts, and 10-10 on the season. Dickey's ERA sits at 4.09, however much of that can be attributed to his slow start to the season. Continue rolling Dickey out in your lineups.


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R.A. Dickey worked 6.2 strong innings after back-to-back rough outings to earn his ninth win of the season. In all, Dickey allowed three runs on six hits, while striking out six on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey was coming off back-to-back rough outings which saw him allow 10 runs in 10 innings, however tonight was a different story. Dickey improves to 9-10 on the season with a 4.25 ERA. He has been one of the best pitches since the All-Star break, and will look to continue his hot second half against the Indians in a home start.


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R.A. Dickey spotted the Angels five runs in the bottom of the first inning, however the Jays answered back with 11 unanswered runs over the next eight innings for the win. Dickey lasted six innings allowing the five runs on 11 hits for his eighth win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: That's back-to-back games now where Dickey has issued five earned runs. Luckily with the Jays league leading offense, a five run lead is never safe. Dickey has been one of the best pitchers in baseball post All-Star break so I wouldn't be too concerned. Dickey will get the Tigers at home in his next start.


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R.A. Dickey didn't have his best stuff Tuesday, pitching just four innings allowing five runs on nine hits, while striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey came into tonight's ballgame allowing just three or less earned runs in 13 of his last 14 starts. It was a minor bump in the road for Dickey who has been excellent lately. Dickey will look to rebound as he faces the Angels on the road in his next start.


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R.A. Dickey wins seventh game

Wed, Aug 12th 9:54pm EDT
By Marc Walton

R.A. Dickey put together a good performance Wednesday night, as he limited the Oakland A's to three runs on six hits while striking out four over six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey was given an early eight run cushion after a seven run outburst in the second inning to give the Jays a 10-2 lead. The win improves Dickey to 7-10 on the season. He will get the New York Yankees at home next who he owns a 1-0 record with just three earned runs over 21.1 innings pitched.


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R.A. Dickey was great for the Jays Friday night pitching seven innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out three. Dickey didn't factor into the decision as he left the game in a 1-1 tie, however the Jays managed to pickup the go-ahead run in the 10th thanks to a Jose Bautista home run.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey has now gone six straight starts surrendering two or less runs. His ERA now sits at 3.93 for the season and he seems to have figured things out during a very important playoff push. Dickey is scheduled to face the Oakland A's at home in his next start.


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R A Dickey improves to 6-10

Mon, Aug 3rd 8:27am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

R. A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings to earn his 6th win of the season as Toronto beat the Royals 5-2 on Sunday. He gave up only two hits, two walks, and struck out six while lowering his ERA to 4.06

Fantasy Impact: You have to like the way the Blue Jays are playing since making some big additions at the trade deadline. Dickey should be active in all leagues at this point.


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R.A. Dickey notches fifth win

Wed, Jul 29th 10:37pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

R.A. Dickey gave up two runs, both unearned, to pick up his fifth win of the season in an 8-2 drubbing of the Phillies. Backed by Troy Tulowitzki's big debut, Dickey lowered his ERA to 4.27 while improving to 5-10 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: While Dickey hasn't had his best season to date, he could easily have a few more wins with the high scoring Blue Jays lineup behind him. It wouldn't be surprising to see Dickey have a strong finish in a competitive AL East, especially if the Blue Jays can ad a big reliever before the deadline.


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R.A. Dickey went seven innings allowing only two runs. He gave up four hits and walked two while striking out six. Unfortunately Toronto was shutout so Dickey was handed his 10th loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: This was actually the seventh time in his last eight outings that he allowed three or fewer earned runs. He is a difficult man to recommend in a medium league but it seems reasonable to say that if he keeps giving up three or fewer earned runs with that powerful offense backing him up, he would likely start seeing more wins coming his way going forward.


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Dickey went six innings giving up three runs. He allowed nine hits/walks while striking out three. Unfortunately for his record, the Blue Jays had an unusually low scoring game so he still took the loss.

Fantasy Impact: This was actually his sixth straight outing allowing three or fewer earned runs. He is a difficult man to recommend in a medium league but it seems reasonable to say that if he keeps giving up three or fewer earned runs with that powerful offense backing him up, he would likely start seeing more wins coming his way going forward.


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Dickey went seven innings allowing three runs. He surrendered 11 hits/walks (eight hits and three walks) while striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: His numbers are not strong this season, though his last five outings have shown improvement over his early season disasters. He is a judgment call as the Toronto offense is potent and if he keeps up his recent stretch he could start getting some wins.


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Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey tossed a solid 7.1 innings of one-run ball in Thursday's win over the New York Mets. The veteran walked five batters while striking out seven, throwing 120 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Dickey has generally fared better at home than the road this year entering the a game with a 4.63 ERA at the Rogers Centre as opposed to a 6.17 ERA on the road.


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Dickey went six innings allowing four runs (three earned). He surrendered seven base runners (six hits and a walk) while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: He is not a terribly effective pitcher this season. The Blue Jays offensive potential does leave room to improve on his two victories but his damage to your ratios is hard to swallow. If you wish to stay with him, the offense and the fact that his last three outings have been better is a slight reason to hope for better days.


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The Blue Jays/Nationals game on Monday was postponed due to rain. Dickey will take the mound in the Tuesday afternoon make-up game.

Fantasy Impact: Start at your own risk.


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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:

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:

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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