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Yu Darvish

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

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10-12

ERA

3.86

WHIP

1.16

K

209

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Darvish's road to recovery from Tommy John surgery had some speed bumps, as a return trip to the disabled list with neck and shoulder issues occurred just three starts into his comeback. He didn't get...

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2017 ADP:  31.49

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 216   DOB: 8/16/1986   BORN: Osaka, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By TEX In 2012   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 will start Game 7 of the World Series against the Astros on Wednesday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times 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
2016 29 AA FRI 2 5 0 20.0 14 5 1 24 7 1 1 0 0 0 2.25 1.05
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 17 17 0 100.3 81 38 12 132 31 7 5 0 0 0 3.41 1.12
2017 30 MAJ TEX 22 22 0 137.0 115 61 20 148 45 6 9 0 0 0 4.01 1.17
2017 30 MAJ LAD 9 9 0 49.7 44 19 7 61 13 4 3 0 0 0 3.44 1.15
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TEX/LAD 31 31 0 186.7 159 80 27 209 58 10 12 0 0 0 3.86 1.16
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3-Year Averages     19 19 0 122.3 107 43 12 157 40 8 6 0 0 0 3.16 1.20
Career  (View All)     131 131 1 832.3 674 316 92 1,021 307 56 42 0 3.42 1.18

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Yu Darvish Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017386104309219016.262
2016194631736624.207

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017380105286716111.194
2016222691445718.221

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201794.348010430185.251.26
201657.0620721884.261.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201792.36401052892.441.06
201643.3130601342.280.97
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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 5 20.0 10.80 3.15 3.43 0.45 80% 2.25 2.50 .286
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 17 17 100.3 11.84 2.78 4.26 1.08 1.15 74% 93.3 MPH 3.41 3.14 .314
2017 30 MAJ TEX 22 22 137.0 9.72 2.96 3.29 1.31 1.25 70.7% 94.2 MPH 4.01 4.03 .285
2017 30 MAJ LAD 9 9 49.7 11.05 2.36 4.69 1.27 1.38 76% 94.2 MPH 3.44 3.42 .319
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TEX/LAD 31 31 186.7 10.08 2.80 3.60 1.30 1.28 72.1% 94.2 MPH 3.86 3.80 .294
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3-Year Averages     19 19 122.3 11.55 2.94 3.93 0.88 77% 3.16 2.89 .336
Career     131 131 832.3 11.04 3.32 3.33 0.99 74.8% 3.42 3.33 .305

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Yu Darvish Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 P 100.3 0 9 0 0 57 -1 0 0
2017 P 137 -1 11 -1 0 72 0 0 0
2017 P 49.7 1 3 1 0 22 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 P -2 0 0 0 0 0 -2
2017 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
2017 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Yu Darvish    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.60 K/BB
GOOD
10.08 K/9
ELITE
2.80 BB/9
AVERAGE
94.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.3 HR/9
WEAK
1.28 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.86 ERA
AVERAGE
1.16 WHIP
GOOD
3.80 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.294 BABIP
AVERAGE
72.1% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Darvish will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Astros on Friday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Darvish will not make another start before the end of the regular season, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

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Darvish (10-12) allowed just one run on two hits while striking out nine across seven innings in a victory over the Padres on Monday.

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Darvish didn't factor into the decision Tuesday in Philadelphia despite allowing just one unearned run on four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over 5.1 innings.

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Darvish (3-3) fired seven shutout innings while allowing just three hits and striking out five in a winning effort over the Giants on Wednesday.

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Darvish (2-3) took the loss after giving up five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over 4.1 innings against the Rockies on Friday.

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Darvish (2-2) took the loss to the Padres in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing five runs on eight hits and three walks over three innings. He struck out five.

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Darvish will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader in San Diego, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

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Darvish (8-10) allowed three runs -- all earned -- on six hits in five innings of a 3-2 loss to the visiting Brewers on Sunday.

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The Dodgers activated Darvish (back) from the 10-day disabled list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Brewers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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, though a late-April or early-May return may be more likely. Darvish's numbers in 2014 were a slight dip from his excellent 2013 campaign, thanks to a large jump in BABIP (.275 to .348), but a healthy Darvish should find himself near the top of pitcher rankings by season's end. He gives Texas a formidable duo along with Cole Hamels, and Hamels' presence should allow Texas to bring Darvish back up to speed at a slightly slower pace out of spring training if needed.

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.