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Yu Darvish

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

W-L

10-7

ERA

3.06

WHIP

1.26

K

182

SV

0

2014 Preseason 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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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  9/29/2014
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)

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Darvish (elbow) still has yet to throw a baseball since going on the DL on August 13, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram 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 22 22 1 144.3 133 49 13 182 49 10 7 0 0 0 3.06 1.26
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3-Year Averages     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
Aug. 9 @Hou 4.0 9 6 5 0 4 7 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.06 1.26
Aug. 3 @Cle 7.0 4 1 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.82 1.20
Jul. 28 NYY 7.0 9 2 2 2 1 8 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.90 1.22
Jul. 23 @NYY 4.3 5 2 2 1 0 5 0 1 1 L 0 0 0 2.92 1.21
Jul. 18 @Tor 6.7 5 1 1 1 3 12 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 2.88 1.21
Jul. 9 Hou 6.0 10 6 6 1 0 8 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.97 1.21
Jul. 4 @NYM 5.0 5 4 4 1 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.63 1.19
Jun. 28 Min 8.0 4 0 0 0 1 10 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.42 1.18
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
11.0 13 7 6 0 6 15 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 4.91 1.73
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
48.0 51 22 21 6 13 64 0 7 1 3-3 0 0 0 3.94 1.33

Yu Darvish Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014386116388516211.246
2013514151499714316.212
201246412054932645.231

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20142196611481212.233
201332712631485110.165
201235210135631309.207

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201472.0530881852.501.07
2013124.076015846132.691.07
201292.710201113993.881.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201472.3540943183.611.45
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 22 22 144.3 11.35 3.06 3.71 0.81 0.95 78.7% 92.4 MPH 3.06 2.91 .348
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     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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3.71 K/BB
GREAT
11.35 K/9
ELITE
3.06 BB/9
WEAK
92.4 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
0.95 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.06 ERA
GREAT
1.26 WHIP
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2.91 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.348 BABIP
HIGH
78.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Darvish (elbow) may not pitch again this season, the Dallas Morning News reports. "With everything else we've dealt with and how important he is, we've said once he's completely asymptomatic and the doctor clears him, we'd get another scan and then if everything is clear, we'd get him back pitching," general manager Jon Daniels said. "By the calendar and how close to the end of the season we are, I don't know that it will allow him to pitch again."

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Darvish (elbow) will not travel with the Rangers at the outset of the upcoming road trip, and there's no timetable for him to begin a throwing program, Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

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Manager Ron Washington is still unsure if Darvish (elbow) will travel with the team on next week's road trip, Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

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Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tuesday that he's "backing off" his announced intent for Darvish (elbow) to pitch Aug. 25 against Seattle, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Rangers manager Ron Washington said Friday that he expects Darvish (elbow) to return to the rotation Aug. 25 against the Mariners, the Dallas Morning News 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.