Yu Darvish

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2018, Yu Darvish threw 14,512 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2017, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Sinker (94mph), Cutter (89mph) and Curve (73mph). He also rarely threw a Change (88mph) and Splitter (88mph).

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Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has less armside movement than typical and has slightly above average velo. His slider sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly above average velo. His cutter has heavy sink, has extreme cut action and generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters. His curve has below average velo and has a sharp downward bite. His change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2017) is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' splitters and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters.