Tuesday, February 14, 2012
R.A. Dickey is a top defensive pitcher.
Anybody who has read their Bill James 2012 Handbook will be happy to see that the Mets own R.A. Dickey came in 2nd place in the Fielding Bible awards, making him the 2nd best defensive pitcher in baseball after Miami's Mark Buehrle. The Fielding Bible Awards are established in a similar fashion to the MVP and Cy Young awards with a group of judges ranking players and receiving higher point totals for better ranks with the higest point total winning. Dickey received a total of 61 points from the panel comprised of fan polls, video replay, journalists and other baseball experts (including my personal fave, Strat-o-Matic creator Hal Richman).
Along with his fantastic pitching stats and now quantitatively superior defense make it clear Dickey is one of the top pitchers in the game. For more on the great R.A. check out The Dickey Report.