Yu Darvish

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Yu Darvish has thrown 15,252 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Sinker (94mph) and Cutter (90mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (76mph), Change (90mph), Splitter (91mph) and Slow Curve (65mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has less armside movement than typical, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His slider sweeps across the zone and has some two-plane movement. His sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly above average velo. His cutter results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly above average velo and has strong cutting action. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, 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 17 of them in 2018) is thrown extremely hard and has surprising cut action. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 14 of them in 2018) is thrown extremely hard and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2018) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.