R.A. Dickey

R.A. Dickey

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

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ATL @ LAD
Sat, 7/22 9:10pm
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21%
 
ESPN
20%

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R.A. Dickey suffers loss against Cubs Wednesday

R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings against the Cubs Wednesday, allowing seven hits, four runs (all earned), and two walks while recording five strikeouts as the Braves fell to the Cubs and Mike Montgomery by a score of 8-2. Dickey will pitch again Monday against Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

Fantasy Impact

Dickey is an interesting pitcher. He has to have two things for the flutterball to have any chance for success, heat, and humidity. So if you own him, look at the weather before you trot him out. With The dog days of August upon us, he's apt to make good hitter's look pretty silly.

Steve Painter2 days ago
R.A. Dickey earns quality start against Arizona Friday night

R.A. Dickey pitched six fairly solid innings Friday night, earning a quality start but not factoring into the decision in the Braves 4-3 win over Arizona. Over six, he allowed eight hits, one run (earned), and two walks while recording four strikeouts. He will pitch again Wednesday against Mike Montgomery and the Cubs in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact

Dickey may not score elite points but it's fun watching him pitch when the temp and humidity make his knuckleball flutter, frustrating many hitters. If you need a spot starter and the weather looks right, you could do worse.

Steve Painter6 days ago
R.A. Dickey stellar over seven Friday night

R.A. Dickey pitched seven solid innings against the Nationals Friday night, allowing only three hits, one run (earned), and one walk while recording seven strikeouts. He was in line to earn the win but the Braves bullpen did not secure the 4-1 lead he left the game with, and the Nationals won, 5-4, with a 10th inning walk-off single from Daniel Murphy. Although events prevented a win, Dickey did earn a quality start.

Fantasy Impact

It was a disappointing loss for the Braves, but Dickey produced a gem over his seven innings. The heat index was sitting at 92 in Washington when he left the game and that represents primetime conditions for his knuckler. If you need someone for a spot start, and conditions are favorable, then give him some consideration.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
R.A. Dickey effective over six Saturday

R.A. Dickey pitched six effective innings against the Athletics Saturday, scattering six hits, allowing one run (earned), walking three while striking out four, leaving the game with a 2-1 lead but ended in a no-decision when the bullpen slipped and let Oakland tie the game in the eighth. The Braves' rallied in the ninth and won by a score of 4-3. Dickey will pitch again Friday against Max Scherzer and the Nationals in Washington.

Fantasy Impact

Dickey, with his age and junk pitch, aren't appealing to many fantasy owners. But when the weather turns warm and humid, those pitches befuddle many a good hitter. If you're in a deep league and need a fill-in to cover a DL stint, give him some consideration if the match-up and the weather look good.

Steve Painter3 weeks ago
R.A. Dickey solid over seven Saturday

R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Brewers scattering five hits, walking one, and striking out six, on the way to his sixth victory. The bullpen did their job, holding the Brew Crew scoreless over the final two innings, and the Braves won, 3-1. Dickey will pitch again Friday against Daniel Gossett and the Athletics in Oakland.

Fantasy Impact

The weather is getting warmer and the humidity is rising, two key ingredients for Dickey's knuckleball to be effective. He won't always be as good as he was today but he still has the ability to be effective if you need a streamer.

Steve Painter4 weeks ago