Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish

SP - TEX
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 31Bats: RThrows: RCountry: JPN

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MIN @ TEX
Tue, 4/25 8:05pm
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ROS Rank P #6
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Yu Darvish outstanding in outing against Royals

Yu Darvish served notice on Sunday that he intends to have a strong year for the Rangers. Over eight innings, he allowed five hits and two runs (both earned) while walking one and striking out eight. The only blemish was in the third inning when he allowed two solo home runs. With the win, Darvish improves to 2-2 on the year. Next up for him is Ricky Nolasco and the Angels, Saturday in Arlington.

Fantasy Impact

Darvish has everything he needs to have a tremendous year, indeed if things break his way he may find himself in the Cy Young conversation at year's end. Load up on him, trade for him, and enjoy the rewards.

Steve Painter1 day ago
Yu Darvish gets the quick hook in loss to Athletics Tuesday night

Yu Darvish was terrific through five innings Tuesday night against the Athletics, but that quickly changed in the sixth when he changed his approach in the game. Through five, he aggressively attacked the zone but when he got a two-run lead, he became tentative, and that cost him the game and the ire of coach Jeff Banister, who appeared frustrated as Darvish struggled and appeared to have yanked his ace over the matter. Over 5 1/3 innings pitched, and only 82 pitches, Darvish allowed three hits and four runs (all earned) while walking two and striking out four. With the 4-2 loss, he is now 1-2 on the year. Next up for him is Jason Hammel and the Royals, Sunday in Arlington.

Fantasy Impact

There was no word after the game about any injury so it appears he was yanked by what many saw, just a complete change in approach by Darvish. Unusual, yes, but things are tough all-around for the Rangers these days unless you are A.J. Griffin. And therein lies the point, things will return to normal sooner rather than later in Arlington. And that includes Darvish.

Steve Painter6 days ago
Yu Darvish twirls seven splendid innings against the Angels Thursday

Yu Darvish made a statement today with seven sparkling innings against the Angels. He allowed five hits and no runs while walking two and striking out 10. It was a performance the Rangers sorely needed as they went on to win the game, 8-3. With the win, Darvish is now 1-1 on the year while the Rangers' stand 4-5. Next up for him is Jesse Hahn and the Athletics, Tuesday at Oakland.

Fantasy Impact

Owners of Darvish are smiling because most know that this is only the beginning of what could be a tremendous season for him. He's motivated and committed to excel this year and it's going to be fun to watch.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
Yu Darvish tagged with the loss Saturday night

Yu Darvish was inefficient Saturday, allowing three walks, but he pitched well enough to earn a Quality Start. On a night when the Rangers offense went missing, three walks can make a difference, and everything with the Rangers is under a microscope now as they deal with a 1-4 start. Over six innings, Darvish allowed four hits and one run (earned) while walking three and striking out five. Darvish is now 0-1 on the year and faces Ricky Nolasco and the Angels on Thursday in Anaheim.

Fantasy Impact

There is no reason to panic about Darvish. In fact, he appears set to have a very nice season, perhaps even a great one. If someone in your league wants to bail and offers you a trade, go for it. He's fine, he's healthy, and the results will come.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
Yu Darvish struggles against Indians Monday

Yu Darvish, pitching in his first Opening Day start, struggled against the Indians over 6 1/3 innings Monday night. He allowed four hits and four runs (all earned) while walking five and striking out four. The team gave Darvish a 5-1 lead in the third and he let it slip through his hands but the Rangers still had a slim one-run lead when he left the game. A normally reliable bullpen faltered as well, leading to an 8-5 loss. Darvish was not a factor in the decision. He next faces the Athletics at home on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

This was just one of those games when the pitching was off, and that's it. I'm still very bullish on Darvish and believe he'll have a tremendous year. And it's very unusual for Sam Dyson to have an off-night, so Darvish is safe, both for Wins and Quality Starts, going forward. On the DFS side, he is worthy of consideration anytime he takes the mound.

Steve Painter3 weeks ago