R.A. Dickey

R.A. Dickey

SP - ATL
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 43College: TennesseeBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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ATL @ NYM
Tue, 4/25 7:10pm
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ROS Rank P #215
Projection (?) 0 pts

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R.A. Dickey outstanding in loss Thursday night

R.A. Dickey pitched an outstanding game Thursday night, going for seven innings and allowed three hits and three runs (all earned) while walking two and striking out three. One of the hits was a two-run homer off the bat of Ryan Zimmerman in the sixth inning. He threw 73 pitches and 53 of those were strikes, a nice 73%. But it was tough sledding as the Nats won 3-2, behind the strong effort of Stephen Strasburg. With the loss, Dickey's record falls to 1-2. Next up for him is Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, Wednesday in New York.

Fantasy Impact

Dickey pitched a beautiful game, and he earned a quality start. Not much more you can ask for when you face Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. Worth a look for deeper rotations.

Steve Painter4 days ago
R.A. Dickey notches the win against San Diego Saturday night

R.A. Dickey did what good pitchers do, he had command issues to start the game but fought through them to earn a quality start and a win Saturday night against the Padres. Over six innings, he allowed seven hits and two runs (both earned) while walking one and striking out six. Both runs allowed came off of solo shots from Wil Myers and Austin Hedges. The win, a 4-2 victory, evens Dickey's record at 1-1, while the Braves, with a 3-game winning streak going, stand at 4-6. Next up for Dickey is Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals, Thursday in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact

This wasn't an easy game for Dickey, but he proved he still knows how to battle in a game where he lacks good command or at least starts off that way. His value lies in the number of innings he will give you and the fact he should receive adequate run support to engender a few wins.

Steve Painter1 week ago
R.A. Dickey gets the loss against Pirates Saturday

R.A. Dickey came within one out of a Quality Start Saturday as the Braves fell to the Pirates 6-4 at PNC Park. Dickey didn't dazzle by any stretch, but he pitched well enough to keep the Braves in it, even contributing a two-run single in the second inning. Over 5 2/3, he allowed nine hits and six runs (three earned) while walking four and striking out four. The Braves defense played sloppy ball, committing two errors, which allowed the Pirates to stay in the game. Dickey reported after the game that he felt great and admitted that the team is just not clicking on all cylinders yet. With the loss, Dickey starts the year at 0-1 while the Braves stand at 1-4. He is scheduled to face Clayton Richard and the Padres next Saturday in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact

Dickey's fantasy value is rather limited but he is an innings-eater on a club that is dependent upon him for at least the first-half of the season, if not the entire year. For deeper leagues that are always in search of that, therein lies his value. He is likely to track for 10-12 wins with the possibility of adding a few Quality Starts to that. By no means should he be a target but he is someone to watch if you have rotational depth on your roster.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
R.A. Dickey goes six solid in final spring tune-up

R.A. Dickey pitched six innings in what was arguably his best spring performance against the Mets Saturday. He allowed seven hits and two runs (both earned) while walking one and striking out three. He had a shaky first inning, allowing a triple and home run in a 3-batter span but settled down and retired 12 of the next 13 batters. He'll pitch Friday in an exhibition game against the Yankees at the Braves new home park before taking the mound April 7th in Pittsburgh for his regular season debut.

Fantasy Impact

It would be awesome if Dickey could offer a similar performance to his 2012 year, the last season he pitched in the National League. But that was some 800 innings ago and he really doesn't enjoy much fantasy value these days. If you're in a league that drafts 600 MLB players perhaps, but otherwise it's best to look elsewhere. Yes, he's an innings eater but doesn't offer much else when compared to other pitchers with similar costs.

Steve Painter4 weeks ago
R.A. Dickey has poor outing against Tigers Wednesday

R.A. Dickey, whom the Braves are hoping will provide some innings to at least start the year, was hammered Wednesday by the Tigers. Over 4 1/3 innings, he allowed eight hits and six runs (five earned) while walking two and striking out three. Dickey's ERA this spring now sits at 7.71. Add this spring to last year's performance and you'll understand the Braves concern at this point.

Fantasy Impact

The number one thing fantasy owners want from their pitching is consistency, and Dickey is really struggling with that right now. I'll say avoid for now until he can get things right. Honestly, I wonder if that will ever happen.

Steve Painter6 weeks ago