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Yu Darvish
Popularity: ↓ 19%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 220LBS | Age: 34

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 8 3 2.01 12 12 0 76.0 93 0.96
8 Seasons 71 56 3.47 182 182 0 1127.0 1392 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 8-3 2.01 76.0 93 0.96
8 Seasons 182 71-56 3.47 1127.0 1392 1.16

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2016 1579 250 15 6.0 86.3 13.2 33.6 .200 .339 .276 .268 .353 32.0 31.7 7.5 3.41 2.84
2017 3054 493 31 6.3 86.3 13.3 35.7 .236 .386 .296 .302 .381 31.5 27.3 7.6 3.86 3.71
2018 740 106 9 8.5 88.6 14.9 33.0 .226 .406 .335 .332 .403 32.1 27.2 11.7 4.95 4.53
2019 2848 435 32 7.4 88.6 12.6 32.6 .227 .405 .294 .302 .403 37.5 31.3 7.7 3.98 3.84
2020 1153 187 12 6.4 88.7 11.9 36.9 .228 .349 .246 .259 .354 34.2 31.3 4.7 2.01 3.01
ALL 9374 1471 99 6.7 87.5 13 34.4 .225 .380 .289 .293 .381 33.7 29.8 7.5
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Darvish relies on 6 pitches.
Cutter
(43.6%) ,
Slider
(15.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(14.7%) ,
Curveball
(12.1%) ,
Sinker
(9.5%) ,
Split Finger
(4.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Cutter 503 197 306 43.7 87.1 120 111 28 18 6 1 3 24 87 .252 .268 .405 .419 .305 .312 86.5 10 2681 31.0 21.8
2020 Slider 175 71 104 15.2 82.0 48 42 4 2 1 0 1 20 22 .095 .162 .190 .286 .178 .235 84.2 11 2789 39.7 32.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball 170 113 57 14.8 95.9 40 39 8 7 0 1 0 21 18 .205 .138 .256 .183 .208 .146 92.0 24 2582 42.3 33.9
2020 Curveball 136 31 105 11.8 77.8 32 32 8 5 2 0 1 11 21 .250 .242 .406 .405 .273 .261 89.3 8 2733 31.6 22.9
2020 Sinker 110 23 87 9.6 95.0 30 30 7 5 2 0 0 10 20 .233 .261 .300 .381 .226 .259 92.4 15 2440 17.6 20.4
2020 Split Finger 56 16 40 4.9 89.7 26 26 4 3 1 0 0 7 19 .154 .248 .192 .299 .147 .234 89.0 7 1691 22.6 21.9
2019 Cutter 1044 417 627 36.7 86.9 270 248 49 29 11 2 7 77 174 .198 .227 .343 .380 .255 .285 89.8 12 2652 31.0 28.2
2019 4-Seam Fastball 759 472 287 26.7 94.1 160 136 37 19 5 0 13 40 99 .272 .275 .596 .582 .395 .395 91.5 21 2528 29.3 22.2
2019 Slider 392 193 199 13.8 82.4 80 69 16 10 2 2 2 35 34 .232 .193 .406 .309 .321 .278 83.0 18 2725 39.2 31.5
2019 Sinker 334 184 150 11.7 93.4 112 98 25 14 4 0 7 24 74 .255 .269 .510 .470 .360 .360 88.4 4 2280 17.7 19.8
2019 Curveball 197 52 145 6.9 77.2 68 66 9 6 1 0 2 31 36 .136 .170 .242 .254 .162 .189 82.2 8 2624 31.7 31.0
2019 Split Finger 108 35 73 3.8 88.6 36 36 4 2 0 0 2 18 18 .111 .125 .278 .238 .156 .152 86.7 8 1438 39.2 26.1
2019 Changeup 12 1 11 0.4 83.8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1322 80.0 36.4
2019 Eephus 2 0 2 0.1 63.7 2260 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 4-Seamer CHC R 170 95.9 11.4 2.5 18 6.2 -1.5 -19
2020 Cutter CHC R 503 87.1 35 -6.1 -21 4.6 1.7 58
2020 Curveball CHC R 139 77.5 59 2.9 5 9.9 -0.2 -2
2020 Slider CHC R 175 82 42.6 2.2 6 14.9 7.4 98
2020 Sinker CHC R 110 95 18 -2 -10 13.9 -0.6 -4
2020 Splitter CHC R 56 89.7 24.3 -3.9 -14 10.7 -0.3 -2
2019 Curveball CHC R 197 77.2 59.8 3 5 11.4 0.6 6
2019 Sinker CHC R 334 93.4 22.4 0.4 2 12 -2.8 -19
2019 Splitter CHC R 108 88.6 28.7 -2.6 -8 6 -4.3 -42
2019 Cutter CHC R 1044 86.9 36.6 -6.8 -23 5.6 3.1 121
2019 Slider CHC R 392 82.4 39.9 -0.4 -1 16.7 8.8 111
2019 4-Seamer CHC R 759 94.1 14.7 1 6 3.6 -4.2 -54
2019 Changeup CHC R 12 83.8 30.5 -1.3 -4 5.3 -8.5 -62
2018 Changeup CHC R 28 88.9 27.7 -1.7 -6 6.9 -7.6 -52
2018 4-Seamer CHC R 276 94.1 14.7 1.2 7 5.4 -2.8 -34
2018 Sinker CHC R 138 93.3 22.8 0.4 2 13.8 -1.1 -8
2018 Slider CHC R 178 84.3 38 -0.1 0 11.9 5.8 97
2018 Cutter CHC R 100 89.3 26.3 -0.2 -1 4 2.3 132
2018 Curveball CHC R 19 74.4 64.7 4 7 13.2 1 8
2017 Slider LAD R 760 82.6 43.7 4.6 12 16.3 10.2 167
2017 Cutter LAD R 431 88.7 30.7 -4.8 -18 5.5 3.6 187
2017 Changeup LAD R 78 87.7 27.9 0.2 1 9.9 -4.1 -29
2017 4-Seamer LAD R 1078 94.3 13.7 0.4 3 4.4 -3.9 -47
2017 Curveball LAD R 174 73.1 67.9 6.6 11 10.7 -0.9 -7
2017 Sinker LAD R 504 93.8 20.3 0 0 13.5 -1.5 -10
2016 Splitter TEX R 37 86.6 27.4 -1 -4 9.9 -2.8 -22
2016 Sinker TEX R 324 93.2 19.5 0.3 2 11.7 -2.9 -20
2016 Cutter TEX R 150 89.2 27.3 -3.2 -13 4.8 4.3 937
2016 4-Seamer TEX R 613 94.4 12.3 1.4 10 4.3 -4.5 -51
2016 Curveball TEX R 128 72.3 68.4 6.4 10 11.6 1.2 12
2016 Slider TEX R 322 82 46.7 8.2 21 13.1 8.7 196
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Splitter -2.2 -1 56 4.9 26 .154 .192 .152 22.6 26.9 21.9 .248 .299 .234 36.8
2020 Sinker -2.9 -3 110 9.5 30 .233 .300 .233 17.6 33.3 20.4 .261 .381 .259 40.0
2020 Curveball 1.1 2 139 12.1 32 .250 .406 .281 31.6 34.4 22.0 .242 .405 .261 23.8
2020 4-Seamer -1.7 -3 170 14.7 40 .205 .256 .215 42.3 52.5 33.9 .138 .183 .146 44.4
2020 Slider -3.9 -7 175 15.2 48 .095 .190 .193 39.7 41.7 32.8 .162 .286 .246 27.3
2020 Cutter -1.8 -9 503 43.6 120 .252 .405 .324 31.0 20.0 21.8 .268 .419 .312 34.5
2019 Changeup -3.5 0 12 0.4 4 .000 .000 .000 80.0 100.0 36.4 .000
2019 Splitter -0.5 -1 108 3.8 36 .111 .278 .211 39.2 50.0 26.1 .125 .238 .152 33.3
2019 Curveball -1.9 -4 197 6.9 68 .136 .242 .167 31.7 45.6 31.0 .170 .254 .188 16.7
2019 Slider -0.1 0 392 13.8 80 .232 .406 .330 39.2 43.8 31.5 .193 .309 .279 20.6
2019 Sinker 1.4 5 334 11.7 112 .255 .510 .370 17.7 21.4 19.8 .269 .470 .361 43.2
2019 4-Seamer 1.0 8 759 26.7 160 .272 .596 .402 29.3 25.0 22.2 .275 .582 .396 41.4
2019 Cutter -2.4 -25 1044 36.7 270 .198 .343 .265 31.0 28.5 28.2 .227 .380 .285 40.8
2018 Curveball -1.1 0 19 2.6 3 .000 .000 .000 20.0 33.3 16.7 .072 .216 .118 50.0
2018 Changeup 2.4 1 28 3.8 9 .333 .444 .339 21.4 22.2 11.1 .266 .337 .258 28.6
2018 Cutter 0.4 0 100 13.5 14 .300 .500 .443 25.0 28.6 20.0 .197 .523 .415 50.0
2018 Sinker 1.3 2 138 18.6 39 .273 .485 .395 21.4 17.9 20.6 .310 .446 .378 37.0
2018 Slider 0.2 0 178 24.1 55 .180 .360 .259 36.1 45.5 28.4 .167 .336 .261 24.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.3 1 276 37.3 59 .255 .468 .379 21.4 15.3 14.8 .243 .464 .379 30.8
2017 Changeup 1.8 1 78 2.6 15 .200 .333 .227 35.7 20.0 17.6 .128 .163 .134 0.0
2017 Curveball -0.1 0 174 5.7 53 .173 .327 .208 36.6 52.8 23.9 .154 .231 .166 16.0
2017 Cutter -1.7 -7 431 14.1 90 .286 .488 .351 34.5 12.2 18.3 .341 .502 .382 28.4
2017 Sinker 1.9 9 504 16.5 113 .320 .515 .406 18.6 7.1 9.1 .321 .468 .394 34.8
2017 Slider -1.9 -14 760 24.9 212 .163 .286 .234 30.0 34.0 23.0 .200 .340 .262 30.2
2017 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1078 35.3 275 .240 .435 .345 26.2 30.9 27.5 .222 .401 .308 37.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 4-Seam Fastball 165 95.9 89 19.0 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Changeup 55 89.6 87 14.2 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Sinker 108 95.0 90 18.6 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Cutter 454 87.3 37 7.4 9:45 8:45 60
2020 Curveball 137 77.5 79 18.8 7:15 7:00 15
2020 Slider 172 82.0 54 16.3 8:00 8:30 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 432 1652 -16 -9 7 3 -15
2017 820 3274 -11 -29 20 11 -9
2018 176 736 -3 -1 5 2 4
2019 716 2814 -6 -33 12 9 -18
2020 318 1240 -15 -14 2 4 -23
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 1579 51.1 63.8 76.5 30.2 57.1 44.1 58.2 47.4 29.5 8.5 76.3
2017 3054 51.5 64.9 79.5 27.3 52.7 43.4 58.9 46.8 28.2 8.0 72.1
2018 740 51.8 65.3 80.4 22.1 55.7 42.4 55.6 44.5 25.5 9.6 77.5
2019 2848 51.5 62.9 79.2 31.3 49.3 43.5 62.4 47.5 30.4 7.1 71.8
2020 1153 55.0 65.1 77.2 30.1 42.9 42.1 63.3 49.3 32.2 8.7 78.0
ALL 9374 51.9 64.2 78.7 28.9 51.4 43.3 60.1 47.2 29.4 8.0 74.1
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 40.4 25.2 28.0 6.4 37.6 38.0 24.4 6.4 30.8 29.6 20.4 6.8 6.0
2017 42.6 23.9 25.6 7.9 34.9 40.6 24.5 5.7 29.4 24.7 26.6 5.7 6.3
2018 41.5 27.4 21.7 9.4 38.7 37.7 23.6 1.9 32.1 27.4 21.7 3.8 8.5
2019 46.0 23.9 23.9 6.2 39.8 37.7 22.5 3.2 36.3 22.8 23.0 6.4 7.4
2020 43.9 16.0 31.6 8.6 40.1 35.8 24.1 4.3 29.9 26.2 27.3 5.3 6.4
ALL 43.3 23.4 26.0 7.3 37.7 38.5 23.8 4.6 32.0 25.4 24.2 5.9 6.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 91 94 85 66 95 49 48 93 70 95 56 87 91 58 93 59
2017 70 68 67 63 75 11 42 72 64 81 63 77 70 55 95 57
2018 54 95 75
2019 69 74 58 45 75 18 41 50 42 88 57 80 69 17 96 68
2020 87 61 73 78 89 13 58 43 65 85 92 80 87 16 98 77
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.2 33 30.4 2.6 7 12 21 63.6
2020 22.1 6 6.6 -0.6 4 7 2 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 33 29 32 29 34 29 32 34 33 27 35 33 25 27 31 33 27 28 27 32 23 30 31 33 29 33 32 29 35 28 33
2020 6 7 10 7 8 5 7 7 7 7 8 7 4 6 7 7 4 7 6 7 5 5 5 8 7 9 7 5 7 5 8
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 93 -0.3 93 0 90.5 -2.5 90.2 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 86.6 87.7 1.1 88.9 1.2 88.1 -0.8 89.7 1.6
Breaking Velocity 79.3 80.7 1.4 83.2 2.5 80.6 -2.6 80 -0.6
Exit Velocity 86.3 86.3 0 88.6 2.3 88.6 0 88.7 0.1
Launch Angle 13.2 13.3 0.1 14.9 1.6 12.6 -2.3 11.9 -0.7
Barrel % 6 6.3 0.3 8.5 2.2 7.4 -1.1 6.4 -1
Hard Hit % 32 31.5 -0.5 32.1 0.6 37.5 5.4 34.2 -3.3
Sweet Spot % 33.6 35.7 2.1 33 -2.7 32.6 -0.4 36.9 4.3
xBA .2 .236 0.036 .226 -0.01 .227 0.001 .228 0.001
BA .214 .228 0.014 .235 0.007 .213 -0.022 .211 -0.002
xwOBA .268 .302 0.034 .332 0.03 .302 -0.03 .259 -0.043
wOBA .276 .296 0.02 .335 0.039 .294 -0.041 .246 -0.048
xSLG .339 .386 0.047 .406 0.02 .405 -0.001 .349 -0.056
SLG .36 .397 0.037 .425 0.028 .411 -0.014 .321 -0.09
K% 31.7 27.3 -4.4 27.2 -0.1 31.3 4.1 31.3 0
BB% 7.5 7.6 0.1 11.7 4.1 7.7 -4 4.7 -3
Swing % 47.4 46.8 -0.6 44.5 -2.3 47.5 3 49.3 1.8
Whiff% 29.5 28.2 -1.3 25.5 -2.7 30.4 4.9 32.2 1.8
In Zone Swing % 51.1 51.5 0.4 51.8 0.3 51.5 -0.3 55 3.5
Out of Zone Swing % 48.9 48.5 -0.4 48.2 -0.3 48.5 0.3 45 -3.5
First Pitch Swing % 27.9 28.2 0.3 26.7 -1.5 30.8 4.1 27.6 -3.2
First Pitch Strike % 58.2 58.9 0.7 55.6 -3.3 62.4 6.8 63.3 0.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 415 .276 221 4 1.8 194 37 19.1
2017 765 .296 379 10 2.6 386 93 24.1
2018 180 .335 92 0 0.0 88 6 6.8
2019 730 .294 355 22 6.2 375 92 24.5
2020 295 .247 113 32 28.3 182 99 54.4

Pitch Distribution