Yu Darvish

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Yu Darvish has thrown 16,631 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 (94mph), Cutter (87mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Sinker (95mph) and Change (91mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (76mph), Slow Curve (64mph) and Splitter (89mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has less armside movement than typical, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, has sweeping cut action and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His slider sweeps across the zone and generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His sinker results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has less armside run than typical. His change is thrown extremely hard, has slight cut action, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His curve 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 splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2019) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' splitters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters and has slight cut action. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2019) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.