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Yu Darvish

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

W-L

9-6

ERA

2.92

WHIP

1.20

K

159

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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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 (9-6) gave up two runs on four hits while striking out five over 4.1 innings in Wednesday’s rain-shortened game against the Yankees.

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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 19 19 1 126.3 110 41 11 159 42 9 6 0 0 0 2.92 1.20
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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

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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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
Jul. 23 @NYY 4.3 4 2 2 1 0 5 0 1 1 L 0 0 0 2.92 1.20
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
Jun. 22 @LAA 6.0 5 5 4 2 4 9 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 2.62 1.22
Jun. 17 @Oak 5.0 8 7 4 0 5 8 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.39 1.21
Jun. 11 Mia 9.0 6 0 0 0 3 10 0 1 1 W 0 0 0 2.11 1.13
Jun. 6 Cle 7.0 9 4 4 2 3 8 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.36 1.14
Jun. 1 @Was 8.0 5 0 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.08 1.08
May. 22 @Det 7.0 6 2 2 0 3 6 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.35 1.11
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 19 9 9 3 3 25 0 4 1 1-2 0 0 0 4.76 1.29
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
36.0 33 18 17 6 10 50 0 7 1 2-3 0 0 0 4.25 1.19
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
72.0 67 31 27 8 26 94 0 11 2 6-4 0 0 0 3.38 1.29

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Yu Darvish Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143159433701228.251
2013514151499714316.212
201246412054932645.231

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201419060936912.201
201332712631485110.165
201235210135631309.207

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201465.0430801732.491.03
2013124.076015846132.691.07
201292.710201113993.881.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201457.0520742573.321.42
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 19 19 126.3 11.33 2.99 3.79 0.78 0.84 78.7% 92.3 MPH 2.92 2.86 .334
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 6.6 11.31 3.12 3.62 0.76 77.1% 2.92 2.83 .309
Rest Of Season     0 11 77.2 11.31 3.17 3.57 0.81 77.6% 2.92 2.91 .307
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Yu Darvish
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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3.79 K/BB
GREAT
11.33 K/9
ELITE
2.99 BB/9
WEAK
92.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
0.84 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.92 ERA
GREAT
1.20 WHIP
GOOD
2.86 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.334 BABIP
HIGH
78.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Darvish allowed just one run on five hits, walking three and racking up 12 strikeouts over 6.2 innings of a 5-1 win over Toronto on Friday night.

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Darvish was tagged with his fifth loss of the season Wednesday against the Astros. He gave up six runs on 10 hits with eight strikeouts over six innings.

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Darvish was hit in the head with a ball while playing catch in the outfield before Tuesday's game, but everything checked out OK and he is expected to make his start Wednesday, Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

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Darvish tossed five innings, surrendering four earned runs on five hits and two walks while recording six strikeouts versus the Mets on Friday night.

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Darvish has been scratched from Thursday's start due to the weather, and he will instead pitch Friday against the Mets at Citi Field, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Darvish could have Thursday's scheduled start against the Orioles skipped due to the expected storms in the Baltimore area, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Darvish (8-4) dominated the Twins on Saturday, tossing eight scoreless innings while striking out 10 in the winning effort.

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Darvish labored through six innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks while racking up nine strikeouts in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Angels.

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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.