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Yu Darvish

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

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1-0

ERA

1.61

WHIP

1.11

K

29

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ha...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 225   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)

April 23, 2014  –  Yu Darvish News

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Darvish will have his next start pushed back to Monday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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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 4 4 0 28.0 23 5 1 29 8 1 0 0 0 0 1.61 1.11
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3-Year Averages MAJ   30 30 0 200.5 150 74 20 249 84 14 9 0 0 0 3.32 1.17

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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
Apr. 21 @Oak 6.0 8 3 3 1 4 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.61 1.11
Apr. 16 Sea 7.0 7 2 2 0 2 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.82 0.86
Apr. 11 Hou 8.0 1 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Apr. 6 @TB 7.0 7 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.14
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 16 5 5 1 7 23 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 2.14 1.10
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
28.0 23 5 5 1 8 29 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.61 1.11
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
28.0 23 5 5 1 8 29 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.61 1.11

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Yu Darvish Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013514151499714316.212
201246412054932645.231

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201332712631485110.165
201235210135631309.207

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013124.076015846132.691.07
201292.710201113993.881.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201385.763011934133.051.07
201298.76701105053.921.28
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 4 4 28.0 9.32 2.57 3.63 0.32 0.80 86.7% 92.3 MPH 1.61 2.45 .306
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Yu Darvish
3-Year Averages MAJ   30 30 200.5 11.18 3.77 2.96 0.90 74.8% 3.32 3.27 .291

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2014 Stat Review for Yu Darvish    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.63 K/BB
GREAT
9.32 K/9
ELITE
2.57 BB/9
AVERAGE
92.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
0.80 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.61 ERA
ELITE
1.11 WHIP
GREAT
2.45 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.306 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
86.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Yu Darvish (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dustin Pedroia BOS 7 4 0 1 0 2 0 .571 1.000 1.571
Didi Gregorius AZ 7 3 1 3 0 1 0 .429 1.143 1.571
Brandon Moss OAK 18 6 4 6 2 4 0 .333 1.056 1.484
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 12 5 2 4 3 3 0 .417 .917 1.479
Daric Barton OAK 10 5 1 2 2 2 0 .500 .800 1.383
Prince Fielder TEX 9 3 1 3 4 3 0 .333 .778 1.316
Matt Dominguez HOU 14 4 3 4 1 6 0 .286 .929 1.262
Kole Calhoun ANA 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 .333 .833 1.262
Mike Trout ANA 28 9 4 6 6 10 1 .321 .786 1.227
Justin Maxwell KC 6 2 1 1 0 3 0 .333 .833 1.167

Best Matchups for Yu Darvish (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mike Carp BOS 7 0 0 0 1 5 0 .000 .000 .125
Howie Kendrick ANA 16 0 0 0 2 7 0 .000 .000 .111
Brennan Boesch ANA 8 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .111
Endy Chavez SEA 8 0 0 1 1 2 1 .000 .000 .111
Robbie Grossman HOU 8 0 0 0 1 5 1 .000 .000 .111
Austin Jackson DET 9 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 .000 .100
Chris Carter HOU 11 0 0 1 0 7 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Miller SEA 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Eric Hosmer KC 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Elmore OAK 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Darvish will likely have his start pushed back to Monday against Oakland, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

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Darvish had a rather ordinary outing Monday, striking out six batters over six innings of three-run ball in a 4-3 win over the A's.

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Darvish allowed seven hits, two earned runs and two walks with eight strikeouts over seven innings Wednesday against the Mariners. He came away with a no-decision despite the solid effort.

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Darvish (thumb) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

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Darvish has downplayed the severity of the cut on his thumb and doesn't think it will present any issues for Wednesday's start against the Mariners, FOXSports.com reports.

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Darvish was removed after the eighth inning of Friday's start versus the Astros with a cut on his right thumb, reports Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.

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Darvish (neck) was outstanding in his 2014 debut, tossing seven shutout innings with six strikeouts and seven hits allowed to earn the victory over the Rays on Sunday afternoon.

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Darvish (neck) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, the Rangers' VP of Communications reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.