Today, I look at the 20 most similar pitchers for R.A. Dickey. And by similar, I mean the three skill based stats of K/9, BB/9 and GB/FB over the past two years with a heavier weight given to the 2012 season (over the 2011). Now Dickey had what some would call a breakout year in 2012, so his 2011 stats which are weighted lower, bring down his numbers slightly. But in most likeliehood, Dickey is not going to repeat his 2012 numbers, so I think all is well here. So what kind of skillset (age and pitch repetoire withstanding) compares to Dickey's?
Here are the top twenty most similar pitchers over the past two years, given the constraints listed above.
Top 20 Most Similar Pitchers
Not a bad little list. Dickey is obviously up there in age and doesn't have the longest of "ace" pitching resumes but this list is enough to make your baseball fan mouth water. A good strike-out rate, low walk rate and a decent amount of ground balls. Not bad.