R.A. Dickey
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 49
Draft: 1996 | Rd: 1, #18, Texas Rangers | Tennessee
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 11 11 3.91 33 33 0 214.1 126 1.19
2016 10 15 4.46 30 29 0 169.2 126 1.37
2017 10 10 4.26 31 31 0 190 136 1.37
15 Seasons 120 118 4.04 400 300 2 2,073.2 1,477 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2015 33 11-11 3.91 214.1 126 1.19
2016 30 10-15 4.46 169.2 126 1.37
2017 31 10-10 4.26 190 136 1.37
15 Seasons 400 120-118 4.04 2,073.2 1,477 1.30
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .314 .333 30.5 14.3 6.9 3.90 4.08
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 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 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%) ,
Four Seamer
(17.0%) ,
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 38.2 38.9 22.2 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 36.8 37.6 25.2 4.2 33.8 25.0 24.1 5.5 5.2 3.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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-Seam Fastball ATL R 487 83.6 29.1 -3.3 -13 15.7 2.6 20
2016 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 346 82.9 30.8 -3.1 -11 13.7 3.6 36
2015 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 350 82.3 31.4 -1.7 -6 13.4 3.2 32
! 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-Seam Fastball 1.3 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.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 485 1,853 5 11 -12 -10 -6
2009 289 1,099 1 3 -7 -5 -8
2010 706 2,581 17 19 -11 -6 19
2011 874 3,121 18 16 -14 -10 10
2012 922 3,345 15 31 -12 -8 27
2013 943 3,503 -1 25 -21 -10 -6
2014 912 3,503 2 19 -20 -11 -9
2015 913 3,385 11 22 -21 -11 1
2016 728 2,742 8 13 -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 53.4 67.9 83.0 28.1 71.7 45.8 58.9 49.4 19.5 8.1 76.8
2016 2,742 53.2 66.9 79.0 26.7 66.4 43.3 62.1 48.1 23.6 8.1 82.4
2017 2,924 52.6 65.8 80.9 26.7 72.2 44.2 64.8 47.4 20.5 7.9 79.6
Player 8,930 53.1 66.9 81.1 27.2 70.2 44.5 61.8 48.3 21.1 8.0 79.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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 39 47 41 9 67 68 70 12 61 24 33 1 1 11
2016 12 12 14 15 15 6 20 74 40 22 37 55 23 1 2 6
2017 44 35 52 67 34 21 80 76 70 17 53 21 39 1 2 10
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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 30.5 -3 9 27 11 39.3
2017 22.7 26 24.1 2 9 17 12 46.2
Player 22.1 54 54.6 -1 18 44 23 42.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 28 32 21 35 30 29 33 34 26 21 27 35 31 26 33 37 19 28 32 31 30 22 42 41 30 31 31 40 35 31 23
2017 26 24 21 28 28 26 28 26 22 17 22 31 20 22 24 27 23 23 25 23 23 23 32 25 18 20 23 26 28 26 18
Player 54 56 42 63 58 55 61 60 48 38 49 66 51 48 57 64 42 51 57 54 53 45 74 66 48 51 54 66 63 57 41
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 82.3 82.9 0.6 83.6 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 76.4 76.3 -0.1 77.0 0.7
Exit Velocity 87.4 87.6 0.2 86.2 -1.4
Launch Angle 12.5 12.8 0.3 10.1 -2.7
Barrel % 4.4 7.3 2.9 4.3 -3.0
Hard Hit % 30.5 35.5 5.0 30.8 -4.7
Sweet Spot % 32.7 34.7 2.0 30.9 -3.8
xBA .254 .275 0.021 .257 -0.018
BA .244 .258 0.014 .266 0.008
xwOBA .314 .350 0.036 .318 -0.032
wOBA .307 .338 0.031 .334 -0.004
xSLG .398 .468 0.070 .399 -0.069
SLG .405 .461 0.056 .450 -0.011
K% 14.3 17.3 3.0 16.7 -0.6
BB% 6.9 8.7 1.8 8.2 -0.5
Swing % 49.4 48.1 -1.3 47.4 -0.7
Whiff% 19.5 23.6 4.1 20.5 -3.1
In Zone % 53.4 53.2 -0.2 52.6 -0.6
Out of Zone % 46.6 46.8 0.2 47.4 0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 26.7 -1.4 26.7 0.0
First Pitch Swing % 27.0 28.4 1.4 30.7 2.3
First Pitch Strike % 58.9 62.1 3.2 64.8 2.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 716 .338 404 4 1.0 312 74 23.7
2017 Shifts 792 .336 441 6 1.4 351 46 13.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 780 14.0 62.2% 1.2% 412 18.0 12.9% 3.9%
2011 866 14.0 65.4% 0.2% 525 18.8 8.0% 4.2%
2012 983 12.7 75.4% 1.1% 440 17.4 17.5% 2.3%
2013 1056 13.1 73.8% 0.3% 541 18.1 13.7% 2.4%
2014 1123 13.8 66.0% 0.7% 514 18.6 6.0% 3.1%
2015 977 14.4 55.0% 2.0% 471 19.4 23.4% 8.9%
2016 807 14.8 52.2% 1.1% 417 19.3 18.7% 7.0%
2017 820 14.7 52.7% 0.1% 451 18.9 8.4% 2.7%
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Pitch Distribution