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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 8 10 4.13 28 28 0 157.0 186 1.06
9 Seasons 79 66 3.55 210 210 0 1284.0 1578 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 28 8-10 4.13 157.0 186 1.06
9 Seasons 210 79-66 3.55 1284.0 1578 1.15

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 30 1579 250 15 6 86.3 112.6 13.2 33.6 .197 .337 .276 .263 .345 32 31.7 7.5 3.41 2.97
2017 31 3054 493 31 6.3 86.2 112.2 13.2 35.7 .232 .374 .296 .293 .365 31.4 27.3 7.6 3.86 3.73
2018 32 740 106 9 8.5 88.6 108.3 14.9 33 .222 .395 .335 .324 .386 32.1 27.2 11.7 4.95 4.54
2019 33 2848 435 32 7.4 88.6 115.5 12.6 32.6 .223 .398 .294 .298 .395 37.5 31.3 7.7 3.98 3.97
2020 34 1153 187 12 6.4 88.7 110.9 11.9 36.9 .227 .345 .250 .268 .367 34.2 31.3 4.7 2.01 3.02
2021 35 2588 408 35 8.6 88 113.5 16.7 34.8 .205 .364 .300 .276 .355 34.1 29.1 5.8 4.13 3.23
11962 1879 134 7.1 87.6 115.5 13.8 34.5 .218 .371 .291 .286 .369 33.8 29.6 7.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Darvish relies on 7 pitches.
Cutter
(34.9%) ,
Slider
(23.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(21.4%) ,
Curveball
(8.1%) ,
Sinker
(7.7%) ,
Split Finger
(4.6%) ,
Changeup
(0%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Cutter 904 472 432 34.9 86.6 214 188 64 32 20 2 10 29 164 .340 .279 .628 .465 .426 .357 88.1 13 2773 6.2 25.6 20.0
2021 Slider 601 302 299 23.2 81.6 154 146 24 14 6 0 4 47 100 .164 .187 .288 .340 .212 .245 85.7 23 2760 6.2 22.5 21.8
2021 4-Seam Fastball 555 363 192 21.5 94.5 115 108 17 5 2 2 8 50 58 .157 .153 .435 .360 .270 .244 89.9 28 2518 6.3 34.7 26.3
2021 Curveball 209 66 143 8.1 75.3 55 53 7 6 0 0 1 19 34 .132 .148 .189 .199 .158 .173 82.3 2 2721 6.3 31.5 24.7
2021 Sinker 199 68 131 7.7 94.0 63 56 9 4 2 0 3 23 33 .161 .160 .357 .322 .269 .260 88.7 12 2408 6.3 21.7 27.4
2021 Split Finger 118 40 78 4.6 89.2 38 37 9 5 2 1 1 18 19 .243 .194 .432 .265 .294 .215 88.2 2 1451 6.3 32.8 18.8
2021 Changeup 1 0 1 0.0 80.2 1390 6.6
2020 Cutter 466 176 290 40.5 86.9 107 98 25 16 6 1 2 15 83 .255 .283 .398 .428 .312 .339 87.2 12 2779 6.5 29.5 18.5
2020 Slider 174 69 105 15.1 82.0 47 41 4 2 1 0 1 20 21 .098 .155 .195 .270 .184 .238 83.3 11 2797 6.5 40.3 32.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball 168 112 56 14.6 95.9 40 39 8 7 0 1 0 21 18 .205 .138 .256 .184 .211 .152 92.0 24 2595 6.6 42.3 33.9
2020 Curveball 134 31 103 11.7 77.7 30 30 8 5 2 0 1 9 21 .267 .256 .433 .422 .296 .290 89.3 8 2730 6.6 29.3 19.6
2020 Split Finger 108 44 64 9.4 90.2 44 44 7 5 1 0 1 19 25 .159 .206 .250 .286 .173 .212 87.0 3 1645 6.6 31.1 26.4
2020 Sinker 100 19 81 8.7 95.3 28 28 7 5 2 0 0 9 19 .250 .262 .321 .396 .246 .281 92.6 16 2492 6.6 17.8 22.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 40.4 25.2 28 6.4 37.6 38 24.4 6.4 30.8 29.6 20.4 6.8 6
2017 42.6 23.9 25.6 7.9 34.9 40.6 24.5 6.3 29.4 24.5 26.6 5.7 6.3
2018 41.5 27.4 21.7 9.4 38.7 37.7 23.6 3.8 32.1 27.4 21.7 3.8 8.5
2019 46 23.9 23.9 6.2 39.8 37.7 22.5 3.4 36.3 22.8 23 6.4 7.4
2020 43.9 16 31.6 8.6 40.1 35.8 24.1 4.3 29.9 26.2 27.3 5.3 6.4
2021 38 30.1 22.5 9.3 40 36 24 3.9 27.7 30.6 21.1 7.6 8.6
42.2 24.9 25.2 7.8 38.2 37.9 23.8 4.8 31 26.5 23.5 6.3 7.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Slider SD R 601 81.6 43.2 2.6 6 16.2 8.2 101
2021 Sinker SD R 199 94 18.3 -3.3 -15 13.4 -1 -7
2021 Cutter SD R 902 86.6 34.4 -5.3 -18 4.9 2.1 73
2021 Splitter SD R 118 89.2 27.6 -2.6 -8 7.9 -2.3 -23
2021 Changeup SD R 1 80.2 36.4 1.9 6 13.6 0.3 2
2021 Curveball SD R 210 75.2 63.2 3.2 5 9.4 -1.5 -14
2021 4-Seamer SD R 555 94.5 11.8 2.7 19 6.3 -1.1 -15
2020 Sinker CHC R 100 95.3 17.6 -2.2 -11 14 -0.6 -4
2020 Curveball CHC R 137 77.4 59.2 3 5 9.9 -0.2 -2
2020 Slider CHC R 174 82 42.7 2.3 6 14.9 7.4 100
2020 Splitter CHC R 108 90.2 25.6 -1.9 -7 6.9 -2.8 -29
2020 Cutter CHC R 466 86.9 35.6 -6.4 -22 5.1 2.2 75
2020 4-Seamer CHC R 168 95.9 11.4 2.5 18 6.2 -1.5 -20
2019 Curveball CHC R 197 77.2 59.8 3 5 11.4 0.7 6
2019 Sinker CHC R 334 93.4 22.4 0.5 2 12 -2.8 -19
2019 Cutter CHC R 1040 86.9 36.6 -6.9 -23 5.6 3.1 121
2019 Splitter CHC R 108 88.6 28.7 -2.6 -8 6 -4.3 -42
2019 Slider CHC R 392 82.4 39.9 -0.3 -1 16.7 8.9 113
2019 4-Seamer CHC R 763 94.1 14.7 0.9 6 3.6 -4.3 -54
2019 Changeup CHC R 12 83.8 30.5 -1.3 -4 5.3 -8.5 -62
2018 Curveball CHC R 19 74.3 64.7 4.1 7 13.2 1 8
2018 4-Seamer CHC R 276 94.1 14.7 1.1 7 5.4 -2.8 -34
2018 Cutter CHC R 100 89.3 26.3 -0.2 -1 4 2.3 133
2018 Changeup CHC R 28 88.9 27.7 -1.7 -6 6.9 -7.6 -52
2018 Slider CHC R 178 84.3 38 -0.1 0 11.9 5.8 97
2018 Sinker CHC R 138 93.3 22.8 0.4 2 13.8 -1.1 -8
2017 Changeup LAD R 79 87.7 28 0.3 1 9.8 -4.2 -30
2017 Curveball LAD R 174 73.1 67.9 6.7 11 10.7 -0.8 -7
2017 Slider LAD R 760 82.6 43.7 4.7 12 16.3 10.2 168
2017 4-Seamer LAD R 1078 94.3 13.7 0.3 2 4.4 -3.9 -47
2017 Sinker LAD R 504 93.8 20.3 0 0 13.5 -1.5 -10
2017 Cutter LAD R 439 88.7 30.8 -4.9 -19 5.4 3.5 185
2016 Cutter TEX R 150 89.2 27.3 -3.3 -14 4.8 4.4 973
2016 Slider TEX R 322 82.1 46.7 8.3 22 13.1 8.7 199
2016 4-Seamer TEX R 613 94.4 12.3 1.4 10 4.3 -4.5 -51
2016 Splitter TEX R 37 86.6 27.4 -1.2 -4 9.9 -2.8 -22
2016 Sinker TEX R 324 93.2 19.5 0.3 2 11.7 -2.9 -20
2016 Curveball TEX R 128 72.3 68.4 6.5 10 11.6 1.2 12
! 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 %
2021 Splitter 3.9 5 118 4.6 38 .243 .432 .297 32.8 47.4 18.8 .194 .265 .214 31.6
2021 Curveball -1.7 -4 210 8.1 55 .132 .189 .16 31.5 34.5 24.7 .148 .199 .173 14.7
2021 Sinker 1.1 2 199 7.7 63 .161 .357 .27 21.7 36.5 27.4 .16 .322 .26 30.3
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 1 555 21.4 115 .157 .435 .278 34.7 43.5 26.3 .153 .36 .244 43.1
2021 Slider -1.9 -11 601 23.2 154 .164 .288 .214 22.5 30.5 21.8 .187 .34 .245 26
2021 Cutter 0.3 3 904 34.9 214 .34 .628 .447 25.6 13.6 20 .279 .465 .358 40.9
2021 Changeup 4.2 0 1 0 0
2020 Sinker -2.9 -3 100 8.7 28 .25 .321 .25 17.8 32.1 22.5 .262 .396 .281 42.1
2020 Curveball 1.4 2 137 11.9 30 .267 .433 .3 29.3 30 18.8 .256 .422 .29 23.8
2020 4-Seamer -1.9 -3 168 14.6 40 .205 .256 .215 42.3 52.5 33.9 .138 .184 .152 44.4
2020 Splitter -0.9 -1 108 9.4 44 .159 .25 .176 31.1 43.2 26.4 .206 .286 .212 32
2020 Slider -4 -7 174 15.1 47 .098 .195 .197 40.3 42.6 32.8 .155 .27 .248 23.8
2020 Cutter -2.2 -10 466 40.4 107 .255 .398 .324 29.5 14 18.5 .283 .428 .338 36.1
2019 Changeup -3.6 0 12 0.4 4 0 0 0 80 100 36.4 0
2019 Splitter -0.6 -1 108 3.8 36 .111 .278 .211 39.2 50 26.1 .121 .234 .148 33.3
2019 Curveball -1.8 -4 197 6.9 68 .136 .242 .167 31.1 45.6 31 .173 .263 .192 16.7
2019 Slider -0.1 0 392 13.8 80 .232 .406 .33 39.2 43.8 31.5 .184 .295 .27 20.6
2019 Sinker 1.6 5 334 11.7 112 .255 .51 .37 17.7 21.4 19.8 .266 .461 .354 43.2
2019 4-Seamer 0.9 7 763 26.8 162 .275 .594 .406 28.4 24.7 22.2 .274 .576 .393 40.6
2019 Cutter -2.5 -26 1040 36.5 268 .195 .341 .263 30.3 28.7 28.2 .221 .369 .278 41.3
2018 Curveball -1.1 0 19 2.6 3 0 0 0 20 33.3 16.7 .076 .21 .118 50
2018 Changeup 2.2 1 28 3.8 9 .333 .444 .339 21.4 22.2 11.1 .266 .337 .262 28.6
2018 Cutter 0.8 1 100 13.5 14 .3 .5 .443 25 28.6 20 .197 .526 .413 50
2018 Sinker 1.2 2 138 18.6 39 .273 .485 .385 21.4 17.9 20.6 .292 .413 .357 37
2018 Slider 0.2 0 178 24.1 55 .18 .36 .271 36.1 45.5 28.4 .173 .341 .264 24
2018 4-Seamer 0.4 1 276 37.3 59 .255 .468 .382 21.4 15.3 14.8 .234 .442 .364 30.8
2017 Changeup 1.6 1 79 2.6 15 .2 .333 .227 37.9 20 17.6 .124 .151 .117 0
2017 Curveball -0.2 0 174 5.7 53 .173 .327 .208 36.6 52.8 23.9 .15 .227 .159 16
2017 Cutter -1.8 -8 439 14.4 92 .279 .477 .34 33.5 12 17.2 .337 .489 .374 27.6
2017 Sinker 1.9 10 504 16.5 113 .32 .515 .407 18.4 7.1 9.1 .307 .441 .373 34.8
2017 Slider -1.6 -12 760 24.9 212 .163 .286 .236 30 34 23 .198 .335 .26 30.2
2017 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 1078 35.3 275 .24 .435 .342 25.8 30.9 27.5 .216 .387 .298 37
! 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 Curveball 121 77.6 78 18.8 7:15 7:00 15
2020 Cutter 357 87 36 7.7 9:45 8:30 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 162 95.9 89 18.9 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Splitter 88 90.3 75 11.5 12:45 1:30 -45
2020 Sinker 90 95.3 89 18.8 12:45 1:45 -60
2020 Slider 159 81.9 54 16.3 7:45 8:30 -45
2021 Curveball 208 75.2 81 20 7:15 7:00 15
2021 Cutter 885 86.6 31 6.6 10:00 9:00 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 552 94.5 87 19.6 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Splitter 111 89.1 66 10.7 12:45 1:45 -60
2021 Sinker 199 94 90 19.3 1:00 1:45 -45
2021 Slider 590 81.6 52 17.7 7:45 8:30 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 841 3246 -19 -17 12 14 -9
2013 839 3445 -28 -27 14 15 -25
2014 603 2307 -6 -17 4 7 -12
2016 436 1659 -13 -14 7 5 -15
2017 827 3290 -10 -31 19 13 -8
2018 180 740 -3 -1 6 3 4
2019 730 2848 -6 -34 11 11 -19
2020 321 1247 -15 -15 2 5 -23
2021 639 2588 -5 -20 14 7 -4
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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 50.9 64.1 76.5 30.2 57.3 44 58.2 47.4 29.5 8.4 75.9
2017 3054 51.5 65.3 79.2 27.4 52.5 43.4 58.9 47 27.9 8 72.5
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 64.1 77.7 31.7 48.6 43.5 62.4 48.3 29.8 7.1 73.8
2020 1153 54.9 65.7 76.7 30.2 42.7 42.1 63.3 49.7 31.9 8.7 79
2021 2588 53.4 66.9 80.1 26.3 49.7 43.9 60.3 48 27.2 8.8 75.5
11962 52.2 65.2 78.5 28.5 50.8 43.4 60.2 47.7 28.7 8.2 75
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 89 93 81 61 94 49 49 93 73 95 56 87 89 58 93 60
2017 70 66 67 65 75 11 42 75 64 81 63 76 70 55 96 57
2018 55 96 75
2019 65 71 56 43 72 17 41 50 41 88 57 78 65 18 96 68
2020 86 62 74 79 89 13 58 43 65 85 92 80 86 17 99 78
2021 83 84 64 45 93 8 37 68 81 83 84 59 83 13 99 82
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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 31.1 2 9 12 21 63.6
2020 22.1 6 6.6 -1 4 7 2 33.3
2021 23.7 27 25.5 2 15 19 11 40.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 33 30 35 30 35 30 32 34 33 27 35 33 26 28 32 33 28 29 28 32 24 31 32 33 30 33 33 30 35 29 34
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
2021 27 31 31 24 32 22 25 29 26 28 32 26 17 22 24 26 19 26 27 29 17 20 24 27 26 29 24 23 26 22 31
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 93 -0.3 93 0 90.5 -2.5 90.1 -0.4 90.1 0
Offspeed Velocity 86.6 87.7 1.1 88.9 1.2 88.1 -0.8 90.2 2.1 89.1 -1.1
Breaking Velocity 79.3 80.7 1.4 83.2 2.5 80.6 -2.6 80 -0.6 80 0
Exit Velocity 86.3 86.2 -0.1 88.6 2.4 88.6 0 88.7 0.1 88 -0.7
Launch Angle 13.2 13.2 0 14.9 1.7 12.6 -2.3 11.9 -0.7 16.7 4.8
Barrel % 6 6.3 0.3 8.5 2.2 7.4 -1.1 6.4 -1 8.6 2.2
Hard Hit % 32 31.4 -0.6 32.1 0.7 37.5 5.4 34.2 -3.3 34.1 -0.1
Sweet Spot % 33.6 35.7 2.1 33 -2.7 32.6 -0.4 36.9 4.3 34.8 -2.1
xBA .197 .232 0.035 .222 -0.01 .223 0.001 .227 0.004 .205 -0.022
BA .214 .228 0.014 .235 0.007 .213 -0.022 .211 -0.002 .221 0.01
xwOBA .263 .293 0.03 .324 0.031 .298 -0.026 .268 -0.03 .276 0.008
wOBA .276 .296 0.02 .335 0.039 .294 -0.041 .25 -0.044 .3 0.05
xSLG .337 .374 0.037 .395 0.021 .398 0.003 .345 -0.053 .364 0.019
SLG .36 .397 0.037 .425 0.028 .411 -0.014 .321 -0.09 .43 0.109
K% 31.7 27.3 -4.4 27.2 -0.1 31.3 4.1 31.3 0 29.1 -2.2
BB% 7.5 7.6 0.1 11.7 4.1 7.7 -4 4.7 -3 5.8 1.1
Swing % 47.4 47 -0.4 44.5 -2.5 48.3 3.8 49.7 1.4 48 -1.7
Whiff% 29.5 27.9 -1.6 25.5 -2.4 29.8 4.3 31.9 2.1 27.2 -4.7
In Zone % 50.9 51.5 0.6 51.8 0.3 51.5 -0.3 54.9 3.4 53.4 -1.5
Out of Zone % 49.1 48.5 -0.6 48.2 -0.3 48.5 0.3 45.1 -3.4 46.6 1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 30.2 27.4 -2.8 22.1 -5.3 31.7 9.6 30.2 -1.5 26.3 -3.9
First Pitch Swing % 28.1 28.7 0.6 26.7 -2 32.3 5.6 28.3 -4 28.8 0.5
First Pitch Strike % 58.2 58.9 0.7 55.6 -3.3 62.4 6.8 63.3 0.9 60.3 -3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 414 .276 221 4 1.8 193 37 19.2
2017 764 .296 378 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 .251 113 32 28.3 182 99 54.4
2021 638 .300 324 9 2.8 314 185 58.9

Pitch Distribution