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Player Profile: R.A. Dickey

R.A. Dickey was quite the sensation last year, posting a 2.84 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. The question is, is he going to come back down to earth? History indicates that he will.

The knuckleballer  has posted an ERA no lower than 4.62 in his career, and a WHIP no better than 1.48, each stats with the exception of last season. He doesn’t strike many players out (hovers around 100 on a good year) and won’t give you too many innings. He also ranks in the top third of MLB in BAPIP, indicating that he had some luck on his side last season.

Throughout his career, he has bounced back and forth between being a starter and reliever until being a starter stuck last year, at age 35.

Whoa, red flag.

Dickey posted his best numbers ever as a 35 year old. Another bad sign.

In the end, Dickey composed one of the best seasons we’ve seen from a person coming out of nowhere, especially at his age. Owners that were able to latch on last year for the ride, I congratulate you and hope you had fun with a pick-up of the century candidate, but the buck stops there. Last year.

It’s possible Dickey may have just simply figured it out last season and will have a couple more productive seasons, but I won’t be drafting Dickey on my fantasy team this year.


One response to “Player Profile: R.A. Dickey

  1. thepidemic March 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    haha, yeah I think I have to agree with your point about Dickey, and yes i did pick him up on one of my teams last year! I was fun while it lasted, and you’re right; it only can go in the other direction for Dickey from here…

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