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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / TEX
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Yu Darvish wasn't at his best on Sunday, but still managed to earn his fifth victory of the season by limiting the Tigers to two runs on five hits over five innings.
Darvish racked up seven strikeouts on the night while walking four. He needed 105 pitches to battle through his five frames, but was able to limit the damage overall and turn in a relatively solid start. Now 5-2 on the season, the right-hander owns a 2.83 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 68/27 K/BB ratio through 63 2/3 innings on the year. He'll take on the Blue Jays his next time out in Toronto on Saturday. May 21 - 11:48 PM

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Yu Darvish limited the Phillies to one run over seven innings and struck out nine in a victory Tuesday.

Darvish has walked a total of two batters his last two times out after issuing 21 free passes in his first seven outings. The victory tonight makes him 4-2 with a 2.76 ERA. Next up for him is a start in Detroit on Sunday.
May 16 - 11:32 PM

Yu Darvish surrendered a pair of home runs but turned in a quality start in a no-decision effort versus the Padres on Wednesday.

He gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings of work. He struck out six batters without issuing a walk. Both homers were of the solo variety, with Wil Myers taking him deep in the first inning and Erick Aybar in the second. Darvish's record holds at 3-2 with a 2.96 ERA after eight starts. He has 52 strikeouts and 21 walks in 51 2/3 innings.
May 11 - 12:48 AM

Yu Darvish pitched seven innings and held the Mariners to one run in a no-decision Friday.

Darvish ended up with five strikeouts and four walks, so this wasn't one of his more dominant outings. He was effective, though, as none of the walks came back to haunt him. The one run scored on Robinson Cano's homer in the fourth.
May 6 - 3:33 AM

Yu Darvish will make his next start Friday against the Mariners in Seattle.

Darvish was previously lined up for Thursday, but the Rangers want to give him an extra day of rest after he threw 125 pitches in his most recent start. The Rangers haven't named Thursday's starter yet, but A.J. Griffin's return from the DL appears likely.
May 1 - 3:34 PM

Yu Darvish allowed two runs - one earned - with three hits and four walks allowed over six innings while recording 10 strikeouts in a win Saturday against the Angels.

After a bit of a sluggish start Darvish is starting to round into ace-like form. He has struck out 12 batters over his past 26 1/3 innings while allowing a total of just seven earned runs and 16 hits. The 30-year-old has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option across the board after a couple of difficult and injury-marred campaigns.
Apr 30 - 12:04 AM

Yu Darvish surrendered two runs on five hits over eight innings in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Darvish struck out eight and walked one in the contest. Both runs to score on his line came on solo home runs, with Mike Moustakas and Jorge Bonifacio taking him deep back-to-back in the third inning. Otherwise, this was a sharp performance by the 30-year-old right-hander. He will bring a 3.03 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 31/13 K/BB ratio (32 2/3 innings) into a home start against the Angels next time he takes to the mound.
Apr 23 - 6:21 PM

Yu Darvish was undone by a rough sixth inning Tuesday in Oakland, getting charged with four runs over 5 1/3 frames.

Darvish faced the minimum through the first five innings, allowing just one single while notching four strikeouts. The wheels suddenly came off in the sixth, as the right-hander yielded his first walk and then a one-out, two-run homer to Adam Rosales to knot things up before getting pulled following a double and another walk. The Rangers' bullpen allowed both inherited runners to score, leaving Darvish with a disappointing line even though he was great most of the night. He'll try to get back in the win column versus the Royals on Sunday.
Apr 19 - 1:20 AM

Yu Darvish held the A's to one run on four hits over six innings but took the loss Saturday.

Darvish could only watch as his counterpart, Kendall Graveman, nearly no-hit the Rangers, with the club only managing two hits and one run all night. Along with his four hits allowed, Darvish also walked three and struck out five. It was a much better showing than his first time out, and the right-hander should only continue to get sharper. His next start will come Friday at the Mariners.
Apr 8 - 11:09 PM

Yu Darvish yielded four runs and walked five in 6 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Indians.

Darvish's first Opening Day start was a rather sloppy affair, as he threw just 56 of his 98 pitches for strikes. He also walked eight batters in 12 2/3 innings this spring, though that didn't stop him from posting a 2.84 ERA then. The control will get better with more innings under his belt.
Apr 3 - 10:58 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Bannister announced Saturday that Yu Darvish will start on Opening Day against the Indians on April 3.

The decision ultimately came down to Darvish or Cole Hamels for the Opening Day honor. The right-hander has looked good in Cactus League competition, compiling a 2.54 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 17/8 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings. With his massive strikeout potential, he's rightfully being selected as a top-10 starting pitcher in fantasy drafts.
Mar 25 - 12:07 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said during an appearance on 1310 The Ticket on Monday that the club is open to in-season extension talks with Yu Darvish.

Nothing appears imminent, but there's no deadline for talks at the end of spring training. "Where we left [it] is that either side can privately open it or raise it at any point," Daniels told Norm Hitzges of 1310 The Ticket on Monday. "No set deadlines or anything like that. The lines of communication are open, and the relationship is very good. That's a great starting point." Darvish, 30, can become a free agent after the season. If he stays healthy, he could be one of the top names on the open market this winter.
Mar 21 - 9:39 AM

Yu Darvish was on point in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Reds, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits over 4 2/3 innings while striking out six.

The Reds hit up Darvish for solitary runs in the second and fifth innings, but he was otherwise able to keep the scoreboard clean. He has pitched well this spring, having now struck out 17 over 12 2/3 innings. So long as he can maintain his health, he offers an upside fantasy arm.
Mar 18 - 6:49 PM

Yu Darvish whiffed six across 3 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Giants on Monday.

Darvish gave up four hits and walked a pair, but as he often does he was mostly able to get out of trouble due to the strikeout. The right-hander holds a 3.38 ERA with 11 punchouts over eight innings this spring. Darvish will be entering his walk year this season.
Mar 13 - 10:53 PM

Yu Darvish allowed two earned runs in three innings Tuesday in his Cactus League start against the Rockies.

Trevor Story popped him for a two-run homer in the first inning. Darvish gave up four total hits and issued two walks, though he did also strike out three. The right-hander carries massive fantasy value into the 2017 season after returning from Tommy John surgery to post a 3.41 ERA, 1.116 WHIP, and 132/31 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings (17 starts) for the Rangers in 2016.
Mar 7 - 5:48 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
8Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Keone Kela
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Jake Diekman
10Dario Alvarez