Yu Darvish Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/16/1986 (36)
Yu Darvish Season Stats
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Yu Darvish News
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish threw six innings on Sunday in his most recent playoff outing. The veteran scattered four hits, a pair of earned runs, three walks, and a home run in those six innings while striking out five batters on 91 pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth game of the National League Championship Series. San Diego couldn't come away with the win in the game, ending the team's season as the Phillies won the series in five games. Overall, Darvish logged a 2.88 ERA and a 5.99 FIP in four postseason starts spanning 25 innings this year. He logged a 3.10 ERA and a 3.31 FIP, to go along with 197 strikeouts and 37 walks allowed, in 194.2 regular season innings.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish has been named the starter for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 36-year-old was expected to pitch in Game 5, but the Padres advanced without needing a fifth game. Darvish has been victorious during his first two postseason starts. He's posting a 3.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 11/2 K/BB ratio across 12 innings. The expectation is that Blake Snell will start in Game 2, but that hasn't been announced yet.
San Diego Padres right-hander Yu Darvish will start Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday on the road. Darvish was excellent in the Game 1 win over the New York Mets in the Wild-Card Series last Friday, allowing just one earned run on six hits while walking none and striking out four in seven innings of work. The 36-year-old Japanese hurler finished the 2022 regular season 16-8 with a strong 3.10 ERA (3.31 FIP), a 0.95 WHIP and a 197:37 K:BB in 194 2/3 innings over 30 starts. Darvish made four starts against the Dodgers this year, going 1-2 and surrendering seven earned runs on 18 hits (four homers allowed) while walking five and striking out 31 in 25 innings.
San Diego Padres right-hander Yu Darvish rebounded in 2022 after a difficult 2021 season. He ended the year with 16 wins, a 3.10 ERA, and 0.95 WHIP. Darvish's strikeout rate was the lowest of his career (25.6%), but he countered that with a career-low walk rate (4.8%). His cutter, four-seamer, and slider, responsible for almost 80% of his offerings, had similar movement compared to past seasons, while his fastball owned a 98th-percentile spin rate. Darvish still posted his lowest whiff rate (25.1%) over his seven campaigns, though, while batters chased his pitches an impressive 30.3% of the time, 30th among qualified pitchers. The five-time All-Star has the stuff to rebound in the strikeout department in 2023 and record something closer to his career 29.3% rate. A spike in fly balls (30.5% and 31% in 2021 and 2022, respectively) with poor barrel rates (7.5% career mark) means Darvish's 1.02 HR/9 from 2022 will inflate next season. However, the 36-year-old still produced a 3.58 xFIP and 3.49 xERA this year, and considering his 3.50 career ERA, he'll be valuable in that category. Further, Darvish's 5.4% walk rate over the past three seasons and the fact that he hasn't allowed a batting average above .235 since 2014 with low ground ball rates the last couple of seasons suggests he'll be a big help in WHIP, even if he doesn't replicate his 2022 mark. He probably won't win 16 games, but the Padres offense will be good enough to keep him above 10. Fantasy managers should be happy drafting Darvish at his ADP of 84.