R.A. Dickey
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 48

Draft: 1996 | Rd: 1, #18, Texas Rangers | Tennessee

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 10 10 4.26 31 31 0 190.0 136 1.37
15 Seasons 120 118 4.04 400 300 2 2073.2 1477 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 31 10-10 4.26 190.0 136 1.37
15 Seasons 400 120-118 4.04 2073.2 1477 1.30

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 40 3264 686 30 4.4 3.4 87.4 110.9 12.5 32.7 .254 .398 .307 .315 .334 30.5 14.3 6.9 3.90 4.10
2016 41 2742 533 39 7.3 5.4 87.6 111.9 12.8 34.7 .275 .468 .338 .350 .389 35.5 17.3 8.7 4.46 5.31
2017 42 2924 602 26 4.3 3.2 86.2 115.5 10.1 30.9 .257 .399 .334 .318 .345 30.8 16.7 8.2 4.26 4.36
Player 8930 1821 95 5.2 3.9 87.1 115.5 11.8 32.7 .261 .419 .325 .327 .354 32.0 16.0 7.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Dickey relies on 3 pitches.
Knuckleball
(81.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(17%) ,
Eephus
(1.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 43.1 22.0 26.2 8.6 38.3 38.9 22.7 2.6 35.3 28.0 23.0 5.4 4.4 3.4
2016 42.4 22.7 25.0 9.9 37.0 37.0 26.1 5.6 30.2 24.6 26.5 5.1 7.3 5.4
2017 48.5 19.1 25.2 7.1 35.2 36.7 27.7 4.7 35.2 21.9 23.1 6.0 4.3 3.2
Player 44.7 21.3 25.5 8.5 36.9 37.6 25.4 4.2 33.8 25.0 24.1 5.5 5.2 3.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2017 4-Seamer ATL R 487 83.6 29.1 -3.3 -13 15.7 2.6 20
2016 4-Seamer TOR R 346 82.9 30.0 -2.9 -11 13.7 3.3 31
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2017 Knuckleball 0.4 9 2,329 79.7 629 .277 .461 .349 22.3 18.3 17.6 .249 .390 .305 29.8
2017 4-Seamer -1.2 -6 488 16.7 140 .250 .429 .364 9.0 10.0 15.9 .300 .443 .382 39.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 485 1,853 -5 -10 12 10 6
2009 289 1,099 -1 -3 7 5 8
2010 706 2,581 -16 -19 11 6 -19
2011 874 3,121 -18 -16 14 10 -10
2012 922 3,345 -14 -33 12 8 -28
2013 943 3,503 1 -25 20 10 6
2014 912 3,503 -2 -19 20 11 10
2015 913 3,385 -11 -22 21 11 -1
2016 728 2,742 -9 -12 21 9 9
2017 792 2,868 -17 -16 22 12 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3,264 53.5 67.8 82.9 28.2 72.0 45.7 58.9 49.4 19.5 8.0 77.1
2016 2,742 53.0 66.9 79.0 26.8 66.4 43.2 62.1 48.1 23.6 8.0 82.6
2017 2,924 52.7 65.7 80.9 26.7 72.2 44.2 64.8 47.4 20.5 7.9 79.7
Player 8,930 53.1 66.9 81.1 27.3 70.3 44.4 61.8 48.3 21.1 8.0 79.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 37 32 40 47 41 9 67 68 70 12 61 24 34 1 1 11
2016 12 12 14 15 15 6 20 74 40 22 37 55 24 1 1 6
2017 44 35 52 67 34 21 80 76 70 17 53 21 39 1 2 11
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.5 28 30.1 -2 12 25 10 35.7
2017 22.7 26 24.0 2 9 16 12 46.2
Player 22.1 54 54.2 0 21 41 22 40.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 28 29 35 26 31 34 29 33 31 23 35 32 21 29 28 32 30 33 25 31 41 20 28 29 30 33 38 28 22 29 39
2017 26 19 30 21 24 28 26 21 27 23 29 25 18 22 22 27 23 26 20 25 28 23 22 25 23 24 25 21 23 21 30
Player 54 48 65 47 55 62 55 54 58 46 64 57 39 51 50 59 53 59 45 56 69 43 50 54 53 57 63 49 45 50 69
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 82.3 82.9 0.6 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 76.4 76.3 -0.1 0.7
Exit Velocity 87.4 87.6 0.2 -1.4
Launch Angle 12.5 12.8 0.3 -2.7
Barrel % 4.4 7.3 2.9 -3
Hard Hit % 30.5 35.5 5 -4.7
Sweet Spot % 32.7 34.7 2 -3.8
xBA .254 .275 0.021 -0.018
BA .244 .258 0.014 0.008
xwOBA .315 .35 0.035 -0.032
wOBA .307 .338 0.031 -0.004
xSLG .398 .468 0.07 -0.069
SLG .405 .461 0.056 -0.011
K% 14.3 17.3 3 -0.6
BB% 6.9 8.7 1.8 -0.5
Swing % 49.4 48.1 -1.3 -0.7
Whiff% 19.5 23.6 4.1 -3.1
In Zone % 53.5 53 -0.5 -0.3
Out of Zone % 46.5 47 0.5 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 28.2 26.8 -1.4 -0.1
First Pitch Swing % 27 28.4 1.4 2.3
First Pitch Strike % 58.9 62.1 3.2 2.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 717 .339 405 3 0.7 312 67 21.5
2017 792 .336 441 6 1.4 351 27 7.7

Pitch Tempo

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