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The Ongoing Decline of R.A. Dickey in One Chart

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When free passes go through the roof and strikeouts tank, bad things tend to happen. And unfortunately, 2015 appears to be part of a longer term trend rather than a blip that might improve in the second half.

(Blue line is strikeout percentage divided by league average strikeout percentage, higher being better for a pitcher. Red line is walk and HBP percentage on the same basis, lower being better).