Yu Darvish Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/16/1986 (37)
Yu Darvish Season Stats
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Yu Darvish News
San Diego Padres right-hander Yu Darvish (elbow) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2023 season, according to Dennis Lin of The Athletic. Over 24 starts this year, the 11-year veteran pitched to a 4.56 ERA (4.03 FIP), 1.30 WHIP, and 24.6% strikeout rate with eight wins. However, Darvish suffered an elbow injury at the end of August, and he hasn't progressed quickly enough to return to action before the end of the year. Hopefully, the 37-year-old can put this season behind him and rebound in 2024.
San Diego Padres right-hander Yu Darvish (elbow) has a bone spur in his right elbow and received a cortisone shot, according to manager Bob Melvin. Darvish will be shut down temporarily. There's still a chance he'll pitch again this season, but it's likely contingent on something changing in a big way in the National League standings. The Padres entered play on Thursday 10 games under .500 and 7.5 games out of the final wild-card spot in the NL with four teams in front of them, so it's highly unlikely they'll get into the postseason. Fantasy managers should already be preparing for the 37-year-old not to return in 2023. The five-time All-Star has had an up-and-down year in 2023, going 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA (4.04 FIP), 1.29 WHIP, 43 walks and 141 K's in 136 1/3 innings over his 24 starts.
The San Diego Padres placed right-hander Yu Darvish (elbow) on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to Aug. 26) on Monday with right-elbow inflammation and recalled right-hander Matt Waldron from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move. Darvish has really struggled in his last three starts, allowing 13 earned runs on 23 hits (two homers) while walking three and striking out 16 in 16 innings, so the reeling Padres will shut him down for at least the next two weeks. If the Friars fall any further out of contention, there's a chance we may not see Darvish pitch again in 2023. Either left-hander Rich Hill or Waldron are the most likely candidates to take Darvish's spot in the starting rotation moving forward.
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.