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Yu Darvish

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2016 Stats

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1-0

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1.80

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0.80

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7

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0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Darvish missed the entire 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery performed in mid-March. The timing of the surgery gives Darvish a reasonable chance to be ready for action when the season begins, thoug...

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2016 ADP:  141.36

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 220   DOB: 8/16/1986   BORN: Osaka, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Yu Darvish Contract Information:

Signed a six-year deal with the Rangers in January of 2012. The base salaries are $5.5 million (2012), $9.5 million (2013), $10 million (2014), $10 million (2015), $10 million (2016), and $11 million (2017)

May 28, 2016  –  Yu Darvish News

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Darvish (1-0) allowed just one run on three hits, struck out seven and walked one over five innings in his 2016 season debut against the Pirates on Saturday.

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Yu Darvish Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 21 JPN JPN 25 24 2 200.2 136 42 11 208 44 16 4 0 1.89 0.90
2009 22 JPN JPN 23 0 2 182.0 118 35 9 167 45 15 5 0 1.73 0.90
2010 23 JPN JPN 26 0 2 202.0 158 40 5 222 47 12 8 0 0 0 1.78 1.01
2011 24 JPN JPN 28 0 6 232.0 156 37 5 276 36 18 6 0 0 0 1.44 0.83
2012 25 MAJ TEX 29 29 0 191.3 156 83 14 221 89 16 9 0 0 0 3.90 1.28
2013 26 MAJ TEX 32 32 0 209.7 145 66 26 277 80 13 9 0 0 0 2.83 1.07
2014 27 MAJ TEX 22 22 1 144.3 133 49 13 182 49 10 7 0 0 0 3.06 1.26
2016 29 AA FRI 2 3 0 13.0 6 0 0 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.69
2016 29 AAA ROU 2 2 0 7.0 3 2 1 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 2.57 0.86
2016 29 MAJ TEX 1 1 0 5.0 3 1 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
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3-Year Averages     27 27 0 177.0 139 57 19 229 64 11 8 0 0 0 2.90 1.15
Career  (View All)     84 84 1 550.3 437 199 53 687 219 40 25 0 3.25 1.19

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Yu Darvish Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 28 Pit 5.0 3 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 3 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 3 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 3 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80

Yu Darvish Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169312000.250
2014386116388516211.246

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201610401000.100
20142196611481212.233

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20165.01007101.800.80
201472.0530881852.501.07

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201472.3540943183.611.45
Yu Darvish Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 21 JPN JPN 25 24 200.2 9.35 1.98 4.73 0.49 81.7% 1.89 2.50 .260
2009 22 JPN JPN 23 0 182.0 8.26 2.23 3.71 0.45 83.1% 1.73 2.75 .239
2010 23 JPN JPN 26 0 202.0 9.89 2.09 4.72 0.22 82.5% 1.78 2.02 .306
2011 24 JPN JPN 28 0 232.0 10.71 1.40 7.67 0.19 82.9% 1.44 1.57 .285
2012 25 MAJ TEX 29 29 191.3 10.40 4.19 2.48 0.66 1.37 70.1% 92.8 MPH 3.90 3.39 .308
2013 26 MAJ TEX 32 32 209.7 11.89 3.43 3.46 1.12 1.11 79.9% 92.9 MPH 2.83 3.43 .275
2014 27 MAJ TEX 22 22 144.3 11.35 3.06 3.71 0.81 0.95 78.7% 92.4 MPH 3.06 2.91 .348
2016 29 AA FRI 2 3 13.0 9.69 2.08 4.67 0.00 100% 0.00 1.74 .209
2016 29 AAA ROU 2 2 7.0 9.00 3.86 2.33 1.29 80% 2.57 4.34 .136
2016 29 MAJ TEX 1 1 5.0 12.60 1.80 7.00 0.00 2.50 75% 94.0 MPH 1.80 1.00 .297
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.9 7.61 4.53 1.68 1.23 76.1% 3.94 4.79 .276
Rest Of Season     0 20 129.5 8.37 4.40 1.90 1.31 75.5% 4.03 4.69 .283
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3-Year Averages     27 27 177.0 11.64 3.25 3.58 0.97 79.3% 2.90 3.09 .308
Career     84 84 550.3 11.24 3.58 3.14 0.87 75.8% 3.25 3.19 .307

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2016 Stat Review for Yu Darvish    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.00 K/BB
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12.60 K/9
ELITE
1.80 BB/9
GREAT
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
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2.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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1.80 ERA
ELITE
0.80 WHIP
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1.00 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.297 BABIP
AVERAGE
75.0% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Yu Darvish: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Darvish (elbow) has been activated off the disabled list and he will get the start Saturday against Pittsburgh.

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Darvish (elbow) will be capped at around 85-90 pitches in Saturday's start against the Pirates, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

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Darvish (elbow) will return to the rotation Saturday against the Pirates, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Darvish (elbow) said he's ready for his 2016 debut, FOX Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

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Darvish is scheduled to make his 2016 debut with the Rangers on Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Darvish (elbow) is expected to make one more rehab start before rejoining the Rangers' rotation, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Darvish will make his next rehab start with Double-A Frisco on Tuesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Darvish (elbow) threw four innings and 54 pitches at Triple-A Round Rock in a rehab start Thursday.

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Darvish (elbow) will make his next rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Round Rock, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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2016

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2015

Many thought Darvish would be among the select few challenging Clayton Kershaw for the top spot on the pitcher rankings after a tremendous 2013 where it seemed like he was primed for a no-hitter every time out. Despite lowering his walk rate and maintaining a tremendous strikeout rate, Darvish just wasn't himself in 2014 and even lost time to a pair of DL stints, including elbow inflammation that cost him almost all of the final two months. Was the elbow to blame for his .334 BABIP and 8.3 H/9 or was there degradation of his stuff? Darvish left his first spring training start in March after just one inning due to triceps soreness. The Rangers sent him for an MRI, which revealed a torn UCL, and he will miss the entire 2015 season following Tommy John surgery.

2014

Darvish enjoyed a Cy Young-caliber season in just his second year in the majors, leading the AL in strikeouts with 277 in 209.2 innings pitched. He also cut back a tick on his walks allowed, but he had some truly terrible luck to only end up with 13 victories on the year. Darvish pushed his swinging-strike rate up to 12.6% (from 11.8% in his first big league season), as he continues to keep hitters off balance with an arsenal of nasty offerings. He also erased concerns about having to pitch half of his games in Arlington, posting a better ERA at home (2.69) than on the road (3.05) as well as a better home-run rate in his home starts (0.9 HR/9 vs. 1.3 HR/9). In most situations, Darvish will be one of the first five starting pitchers off the board in 2014.

2013

Darvish's much anticipated rookie season was largely a success, racking up 16 wins and 221 strikeouts. He struggled at times with his control, resulting in a poor stretch in July and August, but his September (36.2 innings, 20 hits, 39:7 K:BB) deserved more attention than it received thanks to Texas' collapse over the final few weeks. One explanation for the late-season improvement was increased reliance on his cutter. It's also possible that his arsenal became a bit easier for umpires to handle with respect to the strike zone. In any event, Darvish swing-and-miss stuff, and a slight reduction in his walk rate immediately vaults him among the ranks of the American League elite.

2012

Darvish is considered Japan's top pitcher and perhaps the best player to come over from Japan since Ichiro Suzuki. He's had an ERA below 2.00 for five consecutive seasons, but had his best season in 2011. Darvish set personal bests in wins (18), ERA (1.44), shutouts (6), innings pitched (232), strikeouts (276), and walks (36). While the new pitcher-friendly ball may have helped his stats, Darvish added about 20 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame. He was also more assertive with his fastball than in previous years, frequently working at the higher end of his 92-95 mph range. He may lose a pitch from his deep repertoire and he'll have to adjust physically toward pitching more frequently with more demanding travel. Plus, he'll have to adjust mentally to not always being the best player on the field. But overall, Darvish has the polished talent to be a frontline MLB starter, and appears to have the makeup to realize his potential. Texas won his rights by bidding a record $51.7 million in the posting system with NPB. While he'll be in a hitter's park, he may quickly become an elite fantasy option.

2011

Darvish is regarded as Japan's top pitcher and is perhaps the top player in the world not playing in the U.S. He was his usual dominant self in 2010, becoming the third NPB pitcher to post four consecutive sub-2.00 ERA seasons (and the other two played in the 1950's dead ball era). MLB transfer rumors were in overdrive until October, when he announced he would stay in Japan in 2011. Darvish has always been adamant about not wanting to move to MLB, but 2010 saw him soften his stance on the idea a bit. He still has four years of service time to go before qualifying for international free agency, and Nippon Ham will want keep him around for as long as possible. Still, he could be posted ahead of the 2012 season, but more likely he won't be in the U.S. for several more years if he decides to make the move.

2010

Darvish is regarded as Japan's top pitcher and is perhaps the top player in the world not playing in the U.S. Japan's heir-apparent to Daisuke Matsuzaka has lived up to his billing with three consecutive sub-2.00 ERA, sub-1.00 WHIP seasons. Matsuzaka, by comparison, put up one sub-1.00 WHIP season and never posted an ERA below 2.13. Darvish has repeatedly denied any interest in moving to MLB, but the competition and dollars could prove difficult to resist. Any decision to move to the U.S. is unlikely before 2014.