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Yu DarvishTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Chicago Cubs MLB Years: 2012-2019
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Played in Japan
Rated Prospect

PositionsP-148Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameYu Darvish
Height6-5Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 16,1986 [32.339]PlaceOsaka,Japan

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 2012 by the Texas Rangers.
Signing ScoutsRolando FernandezFelix FelizService Time7.000 (2018)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2012-MLB-#4 ... 2012-TEX-#1
MLB DebutApril 9,2012 [25.236]
OrganizationsTEX [5] CHN [2] LAN [1] Awards5Awards Voting4-141
TBC Player ID58979Retrosheet IDdarvy001MLBAM ID506433
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (33.62%) -- Slider (25.10%) -- Cutter (17.45%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (14.95%) -- Curveball (5.39%) -- Splitter (2.92%) -- Changeup (0.56%) -- Sinker (0.01%)
Fastball Velocity [2019] - 93.70 - [2018] - 94.28 - [2017] - 94.33 - [2016] - 93.64 - [2014] - 92.49 - [2013] - 92.99 - [2012] - 92.63
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (RHP) in 2012 ... Opening day starter for Texas Rangers in 2017
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts89Walks53Hittable79SO/BB75vsPower79Hitting4Durability44Team.525Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2005nullIntl--Rel18553.5314014210094.0973737748522001.549.250.674.584.961.08.500-
2006nullIntl--S/R191252.89252143200149.2128554812641155101.287.700.723.856.921.80.706-
2007Nippon Ham FightersJap PacIntl--Rel201551.822602612300207.212348429492104000.835.330.392.129.104.29.750-
2008Nippon Ham FightersJap PacIntl--ST211641.882524110200200.2136444211442084100.906.100.491.979.334.73.800-
2009Nippon FightersJap PacIntl--Rel221551.73230238200182.011836359451675000.905.840.452.238.263.71.750-
2010Nippon FightersJap PacIntl--Rel231281.782602610200202.015848405472226001.017.040.222.099.894.72.600-
2011Nippon FightersJap PacIntl--Rel24601.442802810600232.0156423753627610100.836.050.191.4010.717.671.000-
2012Texas RangersALMLBtex11ST251693.90292900000191.0156898314892218001.287.340.664.1910.402.48.6403.13
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex11ST261392.83323200000209.2145686626802777101.076.221.123.4311.893.46.5913.16
2014Texas RangersALMLBtex11ST271073.06222202100144.01335449134918214101.268.290.813.0611.353.71.5882.80
2016Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex11ST29112.25550000020.0147517241001.056.300.453.1510.803.43.500-
2016Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex75ST29012.5722000007.03321370000.863.861.293.869.002.33.000-
2016Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0122.33770000027.017107210311001.005.670.673.3310.333.10.3332.92
2016Texas RangersALMLBtex11ST29753.41171700000100.081433812311326001.127.271.082.7811.844.26.5833.00
2017Texas RangersALMLBtex11ST30694.01222200000137.0115636120451489101.177.551.312.969.723.29.4003.88
2017Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21ST30433.44990000049.2442019713613001.157.971.272.3611.054.69.5713.32
2018South Bend CubsMidwAchnST31001.5022000006.04111161000.836.001.501.509.006.00--
2018Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ST31134.95880000040.0362422721492101.438.101.584.7311.032.33.2501.40
2019Chicago CubsNLMLBchnST32344.46202000000109.085565420501268081.247.021.654.1310.402.52.4291.67
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter60493.6015915902100979.0795417392119378119657481.207.291.093.4710.973.16.5500.32
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter122.18990000033.021118311372000.975.730.823.0010.093.36.333-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter012.5722000007.03321370000.863.861.293.869.002.33.000-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter112.25550000020.0147517241001.056.300.453.1510.803.43.500-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter001.5022000006.04111161000.836.001.501.509.006.00--
Intl Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter81321.99167451225518001266.091631028158333125036300.986.500.412.368.873.75.717-
Texas Rangers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter52393.4212212202100781.26303172978529496044301.187.240.983.3811.043.27.571-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter474.59282800000149.01218076277117510181.297.311.634.2910.572.46.364-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter433.44990000049.2442019713613001.157.971.272.3611.054.69.571-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.60363600000220.01789388278526813121.207.291.093.4710.973.16.5420.32
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings7132.18606000000220.01407353207324713000.975.730.823.0010.093.36.350-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006NipponJap PacIntl-19276010000000300001.167.167.167.334106.333.000.000.1480.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2007Nippon Ham FightersJap PacIntl--20268000000000400000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2008Nippon Ham FightersJap PacIntl--21258011001000300000.125.125.250.375218.200.125.125.1570.0037.500.000.000.00100.00
2009Nippon FightersJap PacIntl--22235000000000101000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0016.670.000.000.000.00
2010Nippon FightersJap PacIntl--23263010000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.2980.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2011Hiroshima Toyo CarpJap CenIntl--24286020000001000000.333.429.333.762207.333.000.167.35314.290.000.000.000.000.00
2012Texas RangersALMLBtex11p25293010000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.2950.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex11p26323000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2014Texas RangersALMLBtex11p27225011000000200000.200.200.400.600215.333.200.200.2570.0040.000.000.000.00100.00
2016Texas RangersALMLBtex11p2923110011000100001.333.3331.3331.666413.0001.0001.000.6720.0033.330.0033.333.00100.00
2017Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21p309170100000011402000.059.111.059.1701020.333.000.059.0875.0070.0014.000.000.000.00
2018Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1131812011000000702000.083.083.167.2502114.200.084.083.1040.0050.000.000.000.00100.00
2019Chicago CubsNLMLBchnp3219341400020001701100.118.114.118.2324036.222.000.000.0990.0047.220.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter121772920130014405101.117.127.182.30914384.242.065.078.0001.1952.3844.001.1977.0033.33
Intl Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter155360510010011201001.139.162.167.3296138.208.028.056.0002.6331.5812.000.000.0020.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter27461510020002403100.109.106.130.2366150.217.021.022.0000.0048.000.000.000.0020.00
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9170100000011402000.059.111.059.1701020.333.000.059.0005.0070.0014.000.000.000.00
Texas Rangers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter8514131011000600001.214.214.500.7147214.286.286.286.0000.0042.860.007.1414.0066.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games16210331230140015907101.117.127.182.309194112.242.065.078.0001.1952.3844.001.1977.0033.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2012Texas RangersALMLBtex25P29291911914-133331.0001.140.1723485.2-29100.017.9
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex26P3232209914-123231.0000.720.1118772.0-32100.019.6
2014Texas RangersALMLBtex27P2222144616-122221.0001.000.1510-100.0-22100.013.6
2016Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex29P5--12-1331.0000.60------5100.03.6
2016Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex29P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2016Texas RangersALMLBtex29P171710039-212121.0000.710.1213-100.0-17100.010.5
2017Texas RangersALMLBtex30P2222137513121918.9470.820.1316288.9-22100.013.6
2017Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30P994935-1881.0000.890.164-100.0-9100.05.6
2018South Bend Cubs MidwAchn31P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2018Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31P8840421-76.8570.750.156185.7-8100.04.9
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P139139870497328124122.9840.880.14901486.5-1390.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5--12-1331.0000.60------50.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2012Texas RangersALMLBtex2529----------
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex2632----------
2014Texas RangersALMLBtex2722----------
2016Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex295----------
2016Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex292----------
2016Texas RangersALMLBtex2917----------
2017Texas RangersALMLBtex3022----------
2017Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan309----------
2018South Bend Cubs MidwAchn312----------
2018Chicago CubsNLMLBchn318----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2008JapanOlympicsTournament21015.1432100007.08440510201.8610.290.006.4312.862.005.14.000
2012Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB25103.60404000015.012661821201.337.200.604.8012.602.633.601.000
2013Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB26111.98440000013.28332315000.835.271.321.989.885.001.98.500
2014Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB27203.68440000014.21466148001.278.590.612.454.912.003.681.000
2015Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28000.0011000001.0100001001.009.000.000.009.0000.00.000
2016Texas RangersDiv SeriesMLB29019.0011000005.05554140001.209.007.201.807.204.009.00.000
2017Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB30202.84440000012.211541817101.567.820.715.6812.082.133.551.000
2017Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB30101.8011000005.02111070000.403.601.800.0012.6001.801.000
2017Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB30101.4211000006.16111170001.158.531.421.429.957.001.421.000
2017Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB300221.6022000003.19982200003.5524.305.405.400.000.0024.30.000
2018Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31302.79550000019.114761520400.996.520.472.339.314.003.261.000
2019Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32202.25440000012.08530914101.426.000.006.7510.501.563.751.000
Summer Olympics Totals - 1 yrs015.1432100007.08440510201.8610.290.006.4312.862.005.14.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs1112.8526224000088.368322863796801.196.930.613.779.782.593.26.917
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs115.40220000010.07665111000.806.304.500.909.9011.005.40.500
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs101.4211000006.3611117001.118.531.421.429.957.001.421.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs0221.6022000003.3998220003.3024.305.405.400.000.0024.30.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2017Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB3012000000000101000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2017Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB3012000001001100000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.3333.331.000.000.000.00
2018Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3125010000000300000.200.200.200.400105.500.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2019Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3212010001000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 2 yrs37020001000400000.286.286.286.572207.667.000.0000.0057.140.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs12000000000101000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs12000001001100000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.3333.331.000.000.000.00

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2012AL Rookie of the Month (April) ... MLB All-Rookie Team (P) ... MLB All-Rookie Team (Baseball America) (P)3
2013Texas League Player of the Year ... Texas Rangers Player of the Year2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-11-02SPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL32.078Team Roster on 2018-11-02
2018-08-19SPChicago CubsSouth Bend (A)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to South Bend (A) for rehab32.003Team Roster on 2018-08-19
2018-08-10SPChicago CubsSouth Bend (A)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL31.359Team Roster on 2018-08-10
2018-06-25SPChicago CubsSouth Bend (A)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to South Bend (A) for rehab31.313Team Roster on 2018-06-25
2018-05-26SPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Right triceps tendinitis31.283Team Roster on 2018-05-26
2018-05-15SPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.272Team Roster on 2018-05-15
2018-05-07SPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Parainfluenza virus31.264Team Roster on 2018-05-07
2018-02-10SPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 6-year contract for 2018-2023 ($126m) Opt-out clause after 201931.178Team Roster on 2018-02-10
2017-11-03SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency31.079  
2017-08-26SPLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.010Team Roster on 2017-08-26
2017-08-19SPLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Lower back tightness31.003Team Roster on 2017-08-19
2017-07-30SPLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Rangers to Dodgers for Willie Calhoun, A.J. Alexy and Brendon Davis30.348Team Roster on 2017-07-30
2016-07-17SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.335Team Roster on 2016-07-17
2016-06-14SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right shoulder discomfort29.302Team Roster on 2016-06-14
2016-05-28SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.285Team Roster on 2016-05-28
2016-05-16SPTexas RangersFrisco (AA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Frisco (AA) for rehab29.273Team Roster on 2016-05-16
2016-04-03SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Recovery from right elbow surgery29.230Team Roster on 2016-04-03
2015-10-22SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.067Team Roster on 2015-10-22
2015-04-05SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Right elbow surgery28.232Team Roster on 2015-04-05
2014-11-04SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.080Team Roster on 2014-11-04
2014-09-07SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL28.022Team Roster on 2014-09-07
2014-08-13SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right elbow inflammation27.362Team Roster on 2014-08-13
2014-04-06SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.233Team Roster on 2014-04-06
2014-03-31SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Neck stiffness27.227Team Roster on 2014-03-31
2013-07-22SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL26.340Team Roster on 2013-07-22
2013-07-11SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Upper back strain [Fatigue]26.329Team Roster on 2013-07-11
2012-05-08SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActive--25.265Team Roster on 2012-05-08
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-01-18ContractSigned by Rangers 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2012Texas RangersTeam Payroll255,500,000-1641081++2,954,887480,0005,500,000
2013Texas RangersTeam Payroll269,500,000-104789++3,023,990490,00015,000,000
2014Texas RangersTeam Payroll2711,000,000-92590++3,256,497500,00026,000,000
2016Texas RangersTeam Payroll2910,000,0005112787++3,498,245507,50036,000,000
2017Texas RangersTeam Payroll3011,000,0006113688++3,651,709535,00047,000,000
2017Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll3011,000,0006113788++3,651,709535,00047,000,000
2018Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3125,000,000-11199++4,360,045545,00072,000,0002018-02-10 - Signed to 6-year contract for 2018-2023 ($126m) Opt-out clause after 2019
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red