R.A. Dickey

R.A. Dickey

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

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R.A. Dickey struggles Saturday night

R.A. Dickey didn't get the weather he needed for his knuckleball to be effective in the Braves' 7-3 loss to the Mets Saturday night. Over five innings, he allowed eight hits, five runs (all earned), and two walks while not recording any strikeouts. With the loss, Dickey's record on the year sits at 9-10. He will pitch again Friday against Ben Lively and the Phillies in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact

Nothing wrong with Dickey, he is just more effective during the warmer and more humid summer months. The Braves have not said how they will approach 2018 with Dickey but they do have an option on him for next year.

Steve Painter3 days ago
R.A. Dickey struggles against Marlins Sunday

R.A. Dickey had some struggles today against the Marlins, lasting five innings and ending up with a no-decision despite a 10-8 Braves win. Over five, he allowed six hits, five runs (all earned), and three walks while recording five strikeouts. Dickey will pitch again next Sunday against Matt Harvey and the Mets in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact

Dickey's knuckleball doesn't work as well in the fall and spring as it does in summer heat and humidity. It's cooling off now and he has struggled his last two starts.

Steve Painter1 week ago
R. A. Dickey gets loss Monday

R.A. Dickey had a tough outing Monday. Over 4 1/3, he allowed eight hits, seven runs (six earned), and three walks while recording three strikeouts as the Braves fell to the Rangers by a score of 8-2. With the loss, his record sits at 9-9 on the year. Dickey will pitch again Saturday against Adam Conley and the Marlins in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact

Dickey's knuckler had too much rotation and not enough flutter to fool anybody today. He'll look to get back on track Saturday when it will hopefully be warm and humid in Atlanta.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
R.A. Dickey impressive in win Wednesday

R.A. Dickey was stellar over eight innings Wednesday in the 9-1 victory over the Phillies. He allowed seven hits, one run (earned), and one walk while recording nine strikeouts. With the win, Dickey has a record of 9-8 on the year. He will pitch again Tuesday against Cole Hamels and the Rangers in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact

Dickey has aged over the summer like a fine wine and he just keeps on impressing, two months away from his 43rd birthday. The rule of thumb is simple: If it's warm, hot, with some humidity, like a Heat Index around 80 or above, he should be in play because it's under those conditions that his knuckleball starts dancing.

Steve Painter3 weeks ago
R.A. Dickey takes loss Friday night

R. A. Dickey was pitching a good game until he served up three home runs in the sixth to the Reds Friday night, spotting Cincinnati to a four-run lead in his last inning of work. The Reds held on and won by a score of 5-3. Over six, Dickey allowed eight hits, four runs (all earned), and one walk while recording a season-high nine strikeouts. The loss gives him an 8-8 record on the year. He will pitch again Wednesday against Erasmo Ramirez and the Mariners in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact

Other than the sixth inning, Dickey was solid. And the heat index was just right, around mid-eighties. He remains in play when the index is above 80 as a streaming option, regardless of the results today.

Steve Painter5 weeks ago