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Yu Darvish

Sefat Farid Yu Darvish (twitter: @faridyu)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: August 16, 1986 in Habikino, Osaka, Japan
High School: Tohoku (Sendai, JP)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 2012 (Age 25.237, 17,748th in MLB history)   vs. SEA 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 SO, 4 BB, 5 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Team: Rangers 2012-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 6 yrs/$56M (12-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.000, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Arn Tellem & Don Nomura [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2012 ★ 25 TEX AL 16 9 .640 3.90 29 29 0 0 0 0 191.1 156 89 83 14 89 1 221 10 0 8 816 112 3.29 1.280 7.3 0.7 4.2 10.4 2.48 AS,CYA-9,RoY-3
2013 ★ 26 TEX AL 13 9 .591 2.83 32 32 0 0 0 0 209.2 145 68 66 26 80 1 277 8 1 7 841 145 3.28 1.073 6.2 1.1 3.4 11.9 3.46 AS,CYA-2,MVP-22
2014 ★ 27 TEX AL 10 7 .588 3.06 22 22 0 2 1 0 144.1 133 54 49 13 49 1 182 2 1 14 605 127 2.84 1.261 8.3 0.8 3.1 11.3 3.71 AS
3 Yrs 39 25 .609 3.27 83 83 0 2 1 0 545.1 434 211 198 53 218 3 680 20 2 29 2262 127 3.17 1.196 7.2 0.9 3.6 11.2 3.12
162 Game Avg. 16 10 .609 3.27 34 34 0 1 0 0 223 178 86 81 22 89 1 279 8 1 12 927 127 3.17 1.196 7.2 0.9 3.6 11.2 3.12
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2012 ★ 25 TEX AL 191.1 29 29 89 4.19 4.54 -0.02 0.17 107.2 5.07 19 2.1 -0.1 3.9 38 .571 .513 $5,500,000 AS,CYA-9,RoY-3
2013 ★ 26 TEX AL 209.2 32 32 68 2.92 4.42 0.20 0.17 102.3 4.49 33 3.9 -0.1 5.8 56 .621 .524 $9,500,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-22
2014 ★ 27 TEX AL 144.1 22 22 54 3.37 4.26 -0.14 0.16 99.6 4.54 16 1.9 -0.1 3.2 32 .587 .512 $10,000,000 AS
3 Seasons 545.1 83 83 211 3.48 4.42 0.03 0.17 103.3 4.71 68 7.9 -0.4 12.8 127 .595 .517 $25,000,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2012 25 TEX AL ALWC L BAL 0 1 .000 2.70 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 5 3 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 27 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 9.5
1 ALWC 0 1 .000 2.70 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 5 3 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 27 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 9.5

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2012 TEX AL 25
2013 TEX AL 26
2014 TEX AL 27 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2012 25 TEX AL 29 816 708 89 156 39 4 14 23 4 89 221 .220 .313 .346 .659 .296 245 12 10 2 7 1 7
2013 26 TEX AL 32 841 748 68 145 19 4 26 18 7 80 277 .194 .277 .334 .611 .264 250 17 8 0 5 1 4
2014 27 TEX AL 22 605 551 54 133 28 3 13 10 0 49 182 .241 .305 .374 .679 .335 206 7 2 1 2 1 2
3 Yrs 83 2262 2007 211 434 86 11 53 51 11 218 680 .216 .297 .349 .647 .296 701 36 20 3 14 3 13
162 Game Avg. 34 927 822 86 178 35 5 22 21 5 89 279 .216 .297 .349 .647 .296 287 15 8 1 6 1 5
MLB Averages .253 .317 .396 .713 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2012 25 TEX AL 9.9 1.0 852 1.3 14.3 -12.9 .96 0.9 0.4 4.3 0.4 0.96 10.5 0 0 0
2013 26 TEX AL 30.6 3.3 869 2.5 15.8 -13.3 .98 3.0 -0.5 35.5 3.8 0.87 32.0 0 0 0
2014 27 TEX AL 12.6 1.4 630 1.6 10.8 -9.3 .96 0.3 1.3 12.6 1.4 0.93 5.5 0 0 0
3 Yrs 53.0 5.7 2351 5.3 40.9 -35.5 .97 4.3 1.3 52.4 5.6 0.92 48.0 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2012 25 TEX AL 29 29 16 9 4 4 4 19 10 .655 1 1 0 0 18 62% 56.5 78 29 25 2 0 16 5.3 4.8 6.6 109 0 6 19 4 123
2013 26 TEX AL 32 32 13 9 10 4 6 17 15 .531 2 1 0 0 21 66% 63.2 96 35 12 3 0 14 4.3 4.7 6.6 108 0 5 23 4 130
2014 27 TEX AL 22 22 10 7 5 1 1 13 9 .591 1 2 2 1 14 64% 59.3 90 25 10 3 0 12 4.4 4.1 6.6 105 1 4 16 1 126
3 Yrs 83 83 39 25 19 9 11 49 34 .590 4 4 2 1 53 64% 60 96 25 47 8 0 42 4.7 4.6 6.6 108 1 15 58 9 130
MLB Averages .500 53% 52 102 -16 4.2 4.2 5.9 95

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2012 25 TEX AL 816 43% 1.7% 27.1% 10.9% 7.0% 37% 0.88 1.22 59% 20% 6.3% 14% 153 12 8%
2013 26 TEX AL 841 39% 3.1% 32.9% 9.5% 5.8% 34% 0.72 0.91 54% 22% 11.1% 15% 141 17 12%
2014 27 TEX AL 605 36% 2.2% 30.1% 8.1% 7.3% 33% 0.58 0.69 59% 28% 6.5% 14% 101 7 7%
3 Yrs 2262 40% 2.3% 30.1% 9.6% 6.6% 35% 0.73 0.94 57% 23% 8.1% 14% 395 36 9%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 20.0% 7.8% 7.4% 33% 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2012 25 TEX AL 819 3166 3.87 1972 62.4% 28.1% 20.9% 25.9% 25.2% 71.9% 0.3% 44.8% 70.9% 58.2% 6.6% 54 31 25.2% 206 119 10 28 192 12.7% 52 22 0 0 0
2013 26 TEX AL 844 3451 4.09 2156 62.5% 30.0% 22.1% 25.9% 22.1% 70.0% 0.3% 43.8% 68.5% 57.2% 5.2% 44 23 26.5% 224 125 7 56 221 20.2% 43 20 0 0 0
2014 27 TEX AL 605 2312 3.82 1484 64.3% 30.2% 18.3% 26.4% 25.1% 69.8% 0.4% 44.9% 73.7% 61.8% 5.1% 31 18 29.4% 178 96 4 41 141 22.5% 37 12 0 0 0
3 Yrs 2268 8929 3.94 5612 62.9% 29.4% 20.7% 26.0% 23.9% 70.6% 0.3% 44.4% 70.7% 58.8% 5.7% 129 72 26.8% 608 340 21 125 554 18.4% 132 54 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.7% 16.1% 27.1% 29.2% 72.3% 1.4% 46.3% 77.8% 60.1% 4.5% 24.3% 24.1%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2012 25 TEX AL 816 156 22 3 14 0 24 9 5 9 5 50 23 12 46% 7 8 4 283 23 4 85% 20 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
2013 26 TEX AL 841 145 14 0 26 0 10 10 16 13 13 23 11 8 48% 4 7 0 259 18 7 72% 15 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2014 27 TEX AL 605 133 11 2 13 0 3 2 11 5 8 19 8 5 42% 2 14 2 228 10 0 100% 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
3 Yrs 2262 434 47 5 53 0 37 21 32 27 26 92 42 25 46% 13 29 6 770 51 11 82% 43 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 59 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2012 25 16 9 .640 3.90 29 29 0 0 0 0 191.1 156 89 83 14 89 1 221 10 0 8 816 112 1.280 7.3 0.7 4.2 10.4 2.48 112
2013 26 29 18 .617 3.34 61 61 0 0 0 0 401.0 301 157 149 40 169 2 498 18 1 15 1657 127 1.172 6.8 0.9 3.8 11.2 2.95 127
2014 27 39 25 .609 3.27 83 83 0 2 1 0 545.1 434 211 198 53 218 3 680 20 2 29 2262 127 1.196 7.2 0.9 3.6 11.2 3.12 127

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2012 25 11 10 .524 3.49 191.0 150 82 74 13 86 221 10 1.236 7.1 4.1 10.4 2.57 0.6 29
2013 26 14 9 .609 2.61 210.0 147 68 61 26 81 277 8 1.086 6.3 3.5 11.9 3.42 1.1 32
2014 27 9 7 .563 3.19 144.0 139 57 51 14 51 182 2 1.319 8.7 3.2 11.4 3.57 0.9 22
3 Yrs 34 26 .567 3.07 545.0 436 207 186 53 218 680 20 1.200 7.2 11.2 3.12 0.9 83



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 AL (22, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1766th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2012 AL (9, 1%)
2013 AL (2, 44%)
0.45 Career Shares (112th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2012 April AL Rookie of the Month

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2012 AL  3.9 (10th)
2013 AL  5.8 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2013 AL  2.83 (4th)

Wins s c a p y
2012 AL  16 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2012 AL  .640 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2013 AL  1.073 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2012 AL  7.338 (3rd)
2013 AL  6.224 (1st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2012 AL  10.396 (2nd)
2013 AL  11.890 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2012 AL  221 (5th)
2013 AL  277 (1st)
2014 AL  182 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2014 AL  2 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2013 AL  26 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 AL  89 (4th)
2013 AL  80 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2012 AL  0.659 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2014 AL  14 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2012 AL  10 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2013 AL  145 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2012 AL  3.29 (6th)
2013 AL  3.28 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2013 AL  31 (2nd)
Active  53 (50th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  3.3 (2nd)
Active  5.7 (50th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2013 AL  35.47 (1st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.0 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.8 (2nd)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 6 (391), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 30 (808), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 18 (655), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 21 (289), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (736th), 12.9 career WAR/12.9 7yr-peak WAR/12.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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