player photo

11 Yu Darvish SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
98%90%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
697302.228813
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019CHC683.9831300000178.21408279331156229
2020CHC411.8050000030.0226612534

Player Updates

September 21, 2020 09:04 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Allows four runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (7-3) allowed four earned runs on nine hits across six innings to take the loss Sunday against the Twins. He struck out nine and walked one.

Darvish had allowed only two runs when he came out for the seventh inning, but he quickly gave up a double followed by a two-run home run to Max Kepler to get chased from the game. The righty hasn't been sharp lately, as he's now allowed nine hits in each of his last two outings. Darvish is still squarely in the Cy Young race, though his recent performance could be hurting his chances in a crowded field. He'll take a 2.22 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 88:13 K:BB across 69 innings into his final start of the regular season, which is scheduled for Friday against the White Sox.

September 16, 2020 08:04 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Throws seven innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish allowed three earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out seven across seven innings Tuesday against Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision.

Darvish surrendered a season-worst nine hits but still managed to last seven frames and turn in a quality start. He also maintained his control -- 77 of his 100 total pitches went for strikes -- so it appears he was just missing some feel for his pitches. For the season, Darvish still has a stellar 2.00 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP while maintaining a 79:12 K:BB across 63 innings. He currently lines up to take his next turn through the rotation Sunday against Minnesota.

September 9, 2020 11:20 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Pitches well but takes loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (7-2) allowed three earned runs across six innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Reds. He gave up two hits and three walks, while striking out nine.

Darvish was good but starting pitcher counterpart Trevor Bauer was better, as the latter combined with two relievers to shut out the Cubs. This was the first time in his last eight starts that Darvish has allowed more than a single earned run, and the Japanese righty still has a sparkling 1.77 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 72:11 K:BB through 56 innings this season. Those numbers put Darvish squarely in the National League Cy Young race, and he'll look to keep up the strong work in his next outing, which is scheduled for Tuesday against Cleveland.

September 5, 2020 12:00 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Spins gem versus Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (7-1) allowed one run on one hit and struck out 11 over seven innings in a win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Darvish was once again absolutely dominant, with the only mistake being Matt Carpenter's solo home run in the sixth inning. Over his last seven starts -- all wins -- Darvish hasn't allowed more than a run in each outing. He's also recorded double-digit strikeouts three times in that span. He's got a 1.44 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 63:8 K:BB through 50 innings this season. The right-hander's next start is expected to be at home Wednesday versus the Reds.

August 30, 2020 12:24 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Dominates Reds for sixth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (6-1) gave up seven hits and two walks over six scoreless innings Saturday to pick up the win in the first game of a doubleheader against the Reds. He struck out eight.

The Cubs defense turned two double plays behind him, but Darvish didn't need much help in carving up the Cincy lineup. The right-hander now boasts a 1.47 ERA to go along with his NL-leading six wins, and he stands a good chance of adding to that total in his next outing Thursday, on the road against the woeful Pirates.

August 23, 2020 09:48 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Earns fifth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (5-1) allowed one earned run on six hits and one walk while striking out 10 across seven innings to earn the win Sunday against the White Sox.

Darvish tamed a hot White Sox lineup, allowing only a solo home run to Jose Abreu in the second inning. He otherwise dominated, generating 26 swinging strikes on 103 total pitches while surrendering no other extra-base hits. Darvish is in the midst of a dominant campaign, as he has allowed no more than one earned run in five of his six starts. Overall, he's maintained a 1.70 ERA with a 44:6 K:BB ratio across 37 innings. He lines up for his next outing Saturday at Cincinnati.

August 19, 2020 02:48 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Picks up fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (4-1) earned the win over St. Louis on Tuesday, pitching six innings and allowing one run on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven.

Darvish allowed at least one hit in all but one of his innings, but he was able to limit the Cardinals to one run by inducing two double plays and yielding only one extra-base knock. The quality start was the fourth in a row for Darvish, each of which has resulted in a win. He has allowed only three runs in 26 innings during that span, lowering his season ERA to a pristine 1.80. The right-hander is next projected to start at home against the White Sox on Sunday.

August 14, 2020 02:56 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Dominates Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (3-1) earned the win Thursday over the Brewers with seven innings of one-run ball. He allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out 11.

Darvish was in cruise control and had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning. Justin Smoak ruined Darvish's no-hit and shutout bids with a solo home run, but it was still a dominating effort for the righty, who has now earned the win in his last three outings. Darvish will take a 1.88 ERA and 27:4 K:BB across 24 innings into his next start, which is scheduled for Tuesday against St. Louis, though the Cardinals haven't played since July 29 due to a coronavirus outbreak within the organization. If Darvish gets pushed back, he'll likely pitch against the White Sox sometime next weekend.

August 6, 2020 02:04 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Improves to 2-1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (2-1) allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Royals on Wednesday.

Darvish made his layup in Kansas City, as he did last week at home against Pittsburgh. He does not have a big strikeout game yet this season, but Darvish has issued only two walks in 17 innings which is a very encouraging sign. The right-hander tightened up his control down the stretch last year and was one of the best pitchers in the game after an ugly first half of 2019. Darvish lines up for a road start in Cleveland in the first of two starts next week.

August 1, 2020 03:00 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Earns first win of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (1-1) earned the win in Friday's contest against the Pirates. He tossed six scoreless innings, giving up two hits and one walk while fanning seven.

Darvish was coming off a less-than-stellar season debut against the Brewers, but he bounced back admirably in this one. Darvish will attempt to build off this performance ahead of his next start, scheduled for Aug. 5 at Kansas City.

July 31, 2020 03:24 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Start pushed to Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish will start Friday's game against the Pirates after his scheduled start against the Reds was postponed due to rain Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Darvish was set to face off against Luis Castillo on Thursday evening, but with rain in the forecast in Cincinnati, the right-hander will instead pitch in Chicago against the Pirates on Friday. Darvish will look to bounce back from a less-than-stellar season debut in which he allowed three runs in just four innings of work against Milwaukee.

July 25, 2020 08:56 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Takes loss in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (0-1) took the loss Saturday against the Brewers, allowing three earned runs on six hits across four innings. He struck out five and did not issue any walks.

Darvish only threw 73 pitches in the outing, but manager David Ross elected to take it easy on the righty in his first start of the season. It was an uneven performance for Darvish, who struggled early in 2019 before posting a 3.58 ERA and 0.92 WHIP over his final 24 starts. He should be able to increase his pitch count and go deeper into the game his next time out, which is slated for Thursday on the road against the Reds.

July 16, 2020 01:52 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Starting second game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish will start Chicago's second game of the season against the Brewers, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Darvish will follow Kyle Hendricks in the rotation. The right-hander posted a 3.58 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 192:29 K:BB over his final 24 starts (146 innings) in 2019 and will look to carry that form into the abbreviated 2020 season.

July 14, 2020 08:36 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Allows two runs in scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish allowed two runs across 3.2 innings in Tuesday's intrasquad game, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. He gave up two hits and two walks, to go along with three strikeouts.

Probably the most important thing here is that Darvish threw 60 pitches, so he seems to be ramping up well toward the start of the regular season. There are 10 days until Opening Day for the Cubs, so throwing Tuesday puts Darvish in line for that assignment, though Kyle Hendricks also pitched in Tuesday's scrimmage and could get the nod for the opener. Manager David Ross has yet to make a formal announcement on that front, but it's expected that Darvish and Hendricks will lead the rotation in some order with Jon Lester slotted in third.

July 5, 2020 12:16 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Pitches in intrasquad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish tossed two scoreless innings during an intrasquad game Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Darvish matched up with Kyle Hendricks, who is competing with the Japanese righty to start Opening Day. Darvish is more likely to get that nod, and it was good to see him pitch multiple innings in a scrimmage with no issue. He'll continue to participate in summer camp at Wrigley Field until the abbreviated 2020 season starts later this month.

July 1, 2020 08:20 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Likely Opening Day starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish is the likely Opening Day starter, but Chicago manager David Ross is also considering Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Realistically, the competition is between Darvish and Hendricks, with Lester's name in the mix out of respect to the veteran's track record. Darvish started to look like an ace down the stretch last year, and with the amount the Cubs are paying the Japanese righty, they have every incentive to make him their No. 1 starter for the abbreviated 2020 season.

March 12, 2020 02:52 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Competing to start Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish is competing with Kyle Hendricks to start Chicago's regular-season opener against the Brewers, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Chicago manager David Ross is not ready to commit to an Opening Day starter this early in spring training. Darvish will be making his first Cactus League start Wednesday against the Padres after battling an illness early in camp. The 33-year-old posted a 3.98 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and accumulated 229 strikeouts across 178.2 innings (31 starts) for the Cubs in 2019.

March 10, 2020 12:40 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Set to start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (illness) will start Wednesday against the Padres, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Darvish has made just one appearance this spring, as his scheduled start Thursday against the Rangers was canceled due to the flu. He pitched in a simulated game the next day, however, and is set for Cactus League action Wednesday, so he should still be fine for the start of the regular season.

March 5, 2020 06:32 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Scheduled for three innings Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (illness) is expected to pitch three innings Friday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Rangers due to flu-like symptoms, though he's apparently already feeling better. It's not yet clear whether Darvish will pitch in a Cactus League game or throw a simulated game.

March 5, 2020 11:52 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Comes down with flu
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish was scratched ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Rangers due to flu-like symptoms, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Cubs also scratched second baseman Jason Kipnis due to a case of the flu, so a bug may be passing around the clubhouse. Though Darvish will miss out on a spring start against one of his former teams, the illness isn't expected to keep him out of camp for more than a few days.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs St. Louis 24.102 4.070831
vs LHB 89.000 4.45023101
vs RHB 89.200 3.51033128
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/18STL1006.08117
8/23CHW1007.061110
8/29@CIN1006.07028
9/4STL1007.011011
9/9CIN0106.02339
9/15CLE0007.09217
9/20MIN0106.09419
Fantasy Points By Week
-1

28

26

31

49

23

34

12

19

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020CHC732.221111000069.0561817521388
2019CHC683.9831310000178.71408279331156229
2018CHC134.9588000040.0362422742149
2017LAD10123.8631310000186.7159838027658209
2016TEX753.4117170000100.381433812331132
2015TEX00---0000000.00000000
2014TEX1073.060222100144.3133544913249182
2013TEX1392.840320000209.7145686626880277
2012TEX1693.910290000191.31568983141089221
Total70563.49018121001120.0906461434137463971387
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020CHC158541.1000103.2191.0002729.26
2019CHC11651301.30000011.2131.09773110.43
2018CHC034360.9000012.2351.42518013.72
2017LAD11631711.00002112.2281.16376610.75
2016TEX175940.8000006.2141.11641610.32
2015TEX000---00000------0---
2014TEX1971420.701000114.2411.26360511.49
2013TEX11501810.80187017.1941.07584110.02
2012TEX11871531.20234008.2201.28281612.01
Total79299611.00118163463.2181.163462710.84
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2016AAA-Round Rock Express 7.02200107332.570.857
2016AA-Frisco RoughRiders 20.0550110247142.251.050
 
Player Video

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/216
Birthdate:
8/16/1986
Age:
34
Hometown:
Habikino, Osaka, Japan
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
8
Awards:

2013: AL Strike Out Leader