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Postby Ender » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:08 am

Lets be honest here. Dickey is not throwing a knuckelball at this point. Yeah he is gripping the ball in a similar fashion to a knuckler but he has way more command of it and he is throwing it a good 15-20 MPH faster than others have. This is more or less a completely new pitch and at this point hitters have no idea how to respond to it. The thing only gives 1 rotation of the seams and seems to move in random directions so hitters have no idea what to expect from it and he can throw it with velocity and with accuracy.
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Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:10 pm

Ender wrote:Lets be honest here. Dickey is not throwing a knuckelball at this point. Yeah he is gripping the ball in a similar fashion to a knuckler but he has way more command of it and he is throwing it a good 15-20 MPH faster than others have. This is more or less a completely new pitch and at this point hitters have no idea how to respond to it. The thing only gives 1 rotation of the seams and seems to move in random directions so hitters have no idea what to expect from it and he can throw it with velocity and with accuracy.


I think the velocity is improving the accuracy. The ball is knuckling far enough to miss bats but not so far that it dives out of the strike zone.

For those that haven't been watching, RA actually throws two different knucklers. The one he uses the majority of the time at 78-82 mph and then a change up knucklers down around 60 that is more like a traditional knuckleball.
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Postby medium_robin » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:23 pm

As usual, Ender chimes in with words of wisdom. Respect!

Ender, did you make your comments before or after you read today's article about Dickey on Fangraphs?!

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.ph ... -velocity/
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Re: RA Dickey srsly?

Postby Ender » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:58 am

I haven't read that one yet, I posted mine at 12:08 AM so I'm guessing it was before that came out. I will bookmark it and read it at work tonight though for sure!
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Postby lastingsgriller » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:51 pm

garf112 wrote:
medium_robin wrote:As usual, Ender chimes in with words of wisdom. Respect!

Ender, did you make your comments before or after you read today's article about Dickey on Fangraphs?!

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.ph ... -velocity/


I think everyone has noticed the velocity is what makes him special. If we are keeping track, I mentioned it on the first page, 6/18 at 8:03 PM. :-b

Nice to see that article confirming what we are all seeing.



I'm not quite sure that everyone is seeing this. He does play for the mets,they don't get a lot of national tv exposure.

Unless you live in new York or have the MLB package, you're prolly not seeing this.
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Re: RA Dickey srsly?

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:14 pm

He'll have his stage Sunday night against the Yankees.
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Re: RA Dickey srsly?

Postby Grounded Polo » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:04 am

bigh0rt wrote:He'll have his stage Sunday night against the Yankees.


Tonight is taking too long, hurry up, I love RA Dickey day.
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Re: RA Dickey srsly?

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:15 pm

well, tonight isn't the night for Dickey. facing a top offensive lineup, 4 ER so far through 3 IP thanks to a Swisher 3 run HR.
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Re: RA Dickey srsly?

Postby footballisbetter.com » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:30 pm

How should we value Dickey for the ROS?

His last 4 starts have been pretty mediocre.
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Re: RA Dickey srsly?

Postby J35J » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:40 pm

footballisbetter.com wrote:How should we value Dickey for the ROS?

His last 4 starts have been pretty mediocre.


For ROS...maybe K/9 around 8 and ratios close to what he had last year.
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