Yu Darvish Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/16/1986 (34)
Yu Darvish Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Yu Darvish News
San Diego Padres starter Yu Darvish picked up his first win of 2021 Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, firing seven frames of one-run ball. After two solid outings, the ace the Friars trade for showed up tonight, with Darvish collecting six strikeouts while allowing just three hits and a walk. Through three starts, the right-hander owns a clean 3.06 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 19:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 17 innings. He should be trusted in fantasy lineups this Saturday despite a tough matchup against Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
San Diego Padres starter Yu Darvish tossed six innings of one-run ball Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants, taking a no-decision. After a laborious debut, Darvish allowed just three hits and a walk en route to striking out seven across 89 pitches. His primary mistake was a solo shot to shortstop Brandon Crawford. The 34-year-old holds a 4.22 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 13:2 strikeout-walk-ratio after 10 frames. He should be trusted in fantasy lineups on the road next Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In six career starts versus the Buccos, Darvish owns a clean 2.50 ERA
San Diego Padres starter Yu Darvish lasted just 4 innings on Opening Day against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Despite laboring throughout the contest, Darvish held a 6-1 lead before unraveling in the fifth frame after 93 pitches and four earned runs. He fanned six while allowing eight hits and a walk. Even with the rough outing, the 34-year-old peppered the strike zone and seemed mostly comfortable working out of jams. Fantasy managers should rely on him next Tuesday when he attempts to right the ship against the San Francisco Giants.
One of the most surprising things to happen in baseball over the last few years is how quickly San Diego Padres starting pitcherYu Darvish fixed his walk issues. He posted an 11.7% walk rate in 2018 and then walked 44 batters in his first 66 1/3 innings in 2019. Ever since then, he has posted one of the best walk rates in baseball, recording a 7.7% mark in 2019 and bringing that down to a minuscule 4.7% in 2020. Pair that with his career-average 30% strikeout rate and you have all the makings of a true stud to anchor your staff with. His wins projection gets a boost after being traded to the Padres, a team that has one of the league's better offenses and a strong bullpen backing up their starters. Age is a minor concern -- he will turn 35 during the 2021 season -- but his diverse pitch mix (Statcast gives him credit for throwing eight different pitches over the last two years) helps maintain a high floor, even if he does start to lose a bit of velocity and precision. Darvish can be drafted with confidence at his current second-round ADP of 18.