Yu Darvish

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Yu Darvish has thrown 15,570 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph), Sinker (94mph) and Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has less armside movement than typical and has essentially average velo. His slider sweeps across the zone and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, has sweeping cut action and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 19 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo, has less armside run than typical and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 18 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2019) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight cut action and has some natural sink to it.