Yu Darvish

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Yu Darvish threw 25,435 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Slider (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Sinker (94mph), Curve (76mph) and Splitter (89mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (90mph), Change (88mph) and Slow Curve (68mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His slider sweeps across the zone, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His sinker has well above average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His curve has a sharp downward bite and has slightly below average velo. His splitter is thrown extremely hard and has slight cut action. His cutter generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has slightly above average velo. His change is much firmer than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2022) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.