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Yu Darvish
ERA W-L K
2.97 5-3 72
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-5 / 216 NFBC ADP: 31.49
Position: SPBorn: 8/16/1986 Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Signed via MLB-Japan


Latest News
May 27 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Darvish fell to 5-3, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday. Darvish struck out four, ending the game with a 2.97 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He had been 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA in six starts since losing April 18 at Oakland.
May 22 7:00 AM PT8:00 AM MT9:00 AM CT10:00 AM ET10:00 ET14:00 GMT22:00 7:00 AM MST9:00 AM EST9:30 AM VEN18:00 UAE9:00 AM CT-Darvish improved to 5-2, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Sunday. Darvish struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.83 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish is the first pitcher to win his first seven starts against Detroit since Boston's Frank Sullivan won his first 11 from 1954-56. He's the first Texas pitcher to pull it off against any opponent since Charlie Hough beat Minnesota in nine straight from 1981-84.
May 17 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Yu Darvish improved to 4-2, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Tuesday. Darvish struck out nine, ending the game with a 2.76 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish became the sixth Japanese pitcher to reach 50 career victories. In his 109th start, he joined Hideo Nomo (123), Hiroki Kuroda (79), Hisashi Iwakuma (63), Daisuke Matsuzaka (56) and Tomo Ohka (51).
May 11 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Yu Darvish allowed three runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Wednesday. Darvish struck out six, ending the game with a 2.96 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: After Darvish went 125 and 113 pitches in his previous two outings, he was pulled after 96 pitches this time. ''We had this one tabbed as we're going to back off a little bit and not push him over that 100 mark,'' manager Jeff Banister said. Darvish did not walk a batter for the first time this season and posted a fourth straight quality start.
May 6 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET11:42 ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST11:12 AM VEN19:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-Yu Darvish allowed one run on six hits and four walks in 7.0 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Friday. Darvish struck out five, ending the game with a 2.76 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish wasn't missing bats like he was in his previous outing, when he fanned 10 in six innings to defeat the Angels last Saturday, but still managed a third straight quality start. The Texas ace is 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA over those three assignments and draws a very favorable matchup with visiting San Diego on Wednesday.
Apr. 29 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET23:43 ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST11:13 PM VEN7:43 UAE (+1)10:43 PM CT-Yu Darvish improved to 3-2, allowing two runs - one earned - on three hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Saturday. Darvish struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.79 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish threw 125 pitches, his most since May 9, 2014, when he threw 126. He has allowed four runs while striking out 18 over 14 innings in his last two starts. His next one comes Thursday at Houston, and he has not defeated the Astros since 2013, going 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA in his last seven matchups.
Apr. 23 6:29 PM PT7:29 PM MT8:29 PM CT9:29 PM ET21:29 ET1:29 GMT9:29 6:29 PM MST8:29 PM EST8:59 PM VEN5:29 UAE (+1)8:29 PM CT-Darvish pitched eight innings in Sunday's win over the Royals, his longest outing since elbow surgery two years ago.
Analysis: His pitch count of 113 was his highest since Tommy John reconstructive surgery during spring training in 2015.
Apr. 19 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Darvish shut the A's out for five innings in Tuesday's start, but got just one out while being charged with four runs in the sixth to take the loss.
Analysis: Darvish (1-2) had entered Tuesday's outing on a roll, yielding just one run in 13 innings over his previous two starts and striking out 10 over seven scoreless frames to defeat the Angels on Thursday. The Texas ace will try to bounce back when he next takes the mound Sunday at home against Kansas City.
Apr. 13 6:07 PM PT7:07 PM MT8:07 PM CT9:07 PM ET21:07 ET1:07 GMT9:07 6:07 PM MST8:07 PM EST8:37 PM VEN5:07 UAE (+1)8:07 PM CT-Darvish struck out 10 while shutting out the Los Angeles Angels on five hits over seven innings, earning his first win as he lifted the Rangers to an 8-3 victory.
Analysis: Darvish threw 103 pitches, mixing them well and keeping the Angels hitters off balance all afternoon. He had just two walks after issuing eight through his first 12 1/3 innings of the season, and his strikeout total was way up after totaling just nine in his first two games.
Apr. 9 8:05 AM PT9:05 AM MT10:05 AM CT11:05 AM ET11:05 ET15:05 GMT23:05 8:05 AM MST10:05 AM EST10:35 AM VEN19:05 UAE10:05 AM CT-Darvish allowed one run in six innings on four hits and three walks, striking out five in the Rangers' 6-1 loss to the A's on Saturday.
Analysis: Darvish has only allowed eight hits so far but he's also walked eight. His 3-10 career record against Oakland is his worst against any big league opponent.
Apr. 4 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET10:42 ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST10:12 AM VEN18:42 UAE9:42 AM CT-Darvish gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings as the Rangers blew a lead in Monday's 8-5 loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Darvish walked five, which has to be an early red flag to fantasy owners.
Mar. 7 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET23:29 GMT7:29 4:29 PM MST6:29 PM EST6:59 PM VEN3:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Darvish threw 34 of his 59 pitches for strikes in the Rangers' 3-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday. He allowed four hits and two runs, those coming on Trevor Story's homer in the first inning, with three strikeouts while pitching one batter into the fourth.
Analysis: He said afterward that he feels he's progressing very well this spring. Darvish then said that he experienced what he described as strange feelings in his elbow last season. But he said that he's not having that sensation anymore and has had no pain at all.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2012 Tex 16 9 0 - 0 29 29 0 191.1 156 89 83 14 89 1 221 1.28 3.90
2013 Tex 13 9 0 - 0 32 32 0 209.2 145 68 66 26 80 1 277 1.07 2.83
2014 Tex 10 7 0 - 0 22 22 2 144.1 133 54 49 13 49 1 182 1.26 3.06
2016 Tex 7 5 0 - 0 17 17 0 100.1 81 43 38 12 31 1 132 1.12 3.41
2017 Tex 5 3 0 - 0 11 11 0 69.2 51 23 23 9 30 0 72 1.16 2.97
Career 51 33 0 - 0 111 111 2 715.1 566 277 259 74 279 4 884 1.18 3.26

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 Tex 29 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2013 Tex 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Tex 22 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .400
2016 Tex 17 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333
Career 111 14 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 .214 .214 .500

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2012 Tex Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.2 5 3 2 0 0 0 7 2.70
    WC 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.2 5 3 2 0 0 0 7 2.70
2016 Tex Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 5 5 5 4 1 0 4 9.00
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 5 5 5 4 1 0 4 9.00
Career 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.2 10 8 7 4 1 0 11 5.40


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 541 99 88 94.4 47.5
Curveball 54 80 67 73.2 4.74
Slider 330 88 78 82.7 28.97
Changeup 25 91 83 88.1 2.19
Split-Finger 2 92 88 90 .18
Cut Fastball 187 94 84 89.3 16.42

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