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Full Name: Robert Alan Dickey Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/205 First Game: April 22, 2001
Birthdate: October 29, 1974 MLB Experience: 5 years
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Robert Alan Dickey (born October 29 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers. Dickey has had limited success as a starting pitcher and is currently attempting to become a knuckleball pitcher. He has been with the Rangers organization since he was drafted in 1996, without interruption. The most notable (though rather dubious) moment of his career was on April 6, 2006 when Dickey allowed 6 home runs in one game, tying the post-1900 record which is also shared by another knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield.

In 2003, R.A. Dickey adapted a pitch called "The Thang", which is supposedly a mix between a splitter and a curve. It is not known whether or not Dickey himself invented the pitch, however.

At the beginning of the 2006 season, the Rangers gave Dickey a chance to try out his knuckleball at the major league level by naming him the 5th starter. However, after giving up 6 home runs in his first start on April 6, he was demoted to the Rangers' AAA minor league affiliate, the Oklahoma Redhawks, where he still remains.


Most people believe that R.A. Dickey's best season was 2003, when he struck out 94 batters.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
2001 TEX A 4 0 0 1 6.75 4 9 9 0 0 0 12 13 3 7 1 1 0
2003 TEX A 38 13 9 8 5.09 94 68 66 1 1 1 116.2 135 16 38 5 5 5
2004 TEX A 25 15 6 7 5.61 57 77 65 0 0 1 104.1 136 17 33 1 5 4
2005 TEX A 9 4 1 2 6.67 15 23 22 0 0 0 29.2 29 4 17 0 2 2
2006 TEX A 1 1 0 1 18.90 1 7 7 0 0 0 3.1 8 6 1 0 0 0
Total 77 33 16 19 5.72 171 184 169 1 1 2 266 321 46 96 7 13 11

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2001 TEX A P 4 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.000
2003 TEX A P 38 13 116.2 5 14 0 1 0 1 7 2 1 1.000
2004 TEX A P 25 15 104.1 7 22 2 0 0 2 6 5 4 .935
2005 TEX A P 9 4 29.2 1 9 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 1.000
2006 TEX A P 1 1 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total P 77 33 266 14 46 2 2 0 5 17 9 5 .968

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2001 TEX A 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 TEX A 38 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 TEX A 25 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 TEX A 9 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 TEX A 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 77 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transactions

  • Selected by Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 3, 1993).
  • Selected by Texas Rangers in the 1st round (18th pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 4, 1996 - signed September 12, 1996).
  • Granted free agency (October 11, 2006).

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