Yu Darvish
SP TEX
2 days ago

Darvish has been named the Opening Day starter for April 3 against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

It will be Darvish's first Opening Day start of his career and a well-deserved honor in his fifth season with the team. The 30-year-old righty returned from Tommy John surgery last season to compile a 3.41 ERA and a 132:31 K:BB ratio over 17 starts, and could be on track to return to his dominant pre-surgery form. Darvish will form a powerful rotation duo with teammate Cole Hamels, who will likely start the second game of the season.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
4 weeks ago

Darvish threw a simulated contest Thursday, giving up three runs on three hits (including a home run) and two walks, while striking out three in 2.2 innings, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports. He threw 31 strikes in 51 pitches.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander's line looks ugly but mostly served to get his stuff right before logging a spring game. While the club will continue his progression at a controlled pace, Darvish, who spun a 3.41 ERA last year with 132 strikeouts in 100.1 frames after returning from Tommy John surgery rehab, will remain coveted as a fantasy ace.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
1 month ago

Darvish is planning to re-incorporate the split-finger fastball into his pitching repertoire, Evan Grant of Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

He used the pitch intermittently before undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015 and pitching coach Doug Brocail asked him not to incorporate it last season. Darvish had a down year in 2016, posting a career-worst 3.41 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 17 starts. The repertoire change may not induce a miracle, but it provides another weapon for the Ranger ace.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
6 months ago

Darvish has been announced as the starting pitcher for Game 2 of the Rangers' ALDS series with the Blue Jays, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish will follow Cole Hamels in the Rangers' rotation and take the ball Friday afternoon. Darvish had a couple rough starts in September, but he finished the season on a high note, giving up just one earned run and posting a 21:2 K:BB in 13 innings over his final two starts -- both victories.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
6 months ago

Darvish (7-5) struck out 12 and allowed just one run over six innings in a victory over the Rays on Friday. He also yielded just three hits and one walk.

EDGE Analysis

Since getting tagged for seven runs in five innings against the Athletics on Sept. 17, Darvish has given up just one run and struck out 21 batters in his last 13 frames. He's allowed just seven base runners during that stretch. Darvish finishes the regular season with a 3.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 132 strikeouts in 100.1 innings.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
6 months ago

Darvish (6-5) fired seven innings of scoreless, two-hit ball in Saturday's 5-0 victory over the A's. He walked one and struck out nine.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish looked like a completely different pitcher than the one the A's had battered for seven runs on seven hits and four walks last Saturday. He displayed impeccable control, getting 67 of his 99 pitches into the strike zone and inducing a whopping 18 swinging strikes. The 30-year-old has quality starts in two of his last three trips to the mound and will try to finish the regular season in winning form against the Rays next Friday.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
6 months ago

Darvish (5-5) allowed seven runs on seven hits and four walks Saturday while striking out eight over five innings in a 11-2 loss against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

It was all downhill for Darvish after he allowed a leadoff home run to Joey Wendle to start the game and then ran into jams in the second, third and fifth innings. He's now given up five or more runs and seven hits in two of his three September starts. While these implosions are having a negative effect on his ERA and WHIP, the Japanese right-hander is still an elite K artist, striking out 27.7 percent of hitters on the month and 30.2 percent for the second half of the season.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
6 months ago

Darvish's next start has been moved to Saturday against the A's, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers are lining up their postseason rotation while also giving Darvish some extra rest. He lines up behind Cole Hamels, who starts Friday -- a preview of how the Rangers will deploy their top two starters in October. This works out well for Darvish's owners, as he faces a mediocre A's offense at home instead of a talented Astros offense on the road. Derek Holland will start Wednesday in his stead.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
7 months ago

Darvish allowed one run on three hits, struck out nine and walked one over 6.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Angels on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

When he left in the seventh, the game was tied and the go-ahead run for the Angels was on third base, and it would have been charged to Darvish had it scored. It didn't, allowing Texas to go on to win 2-1. The 30-year-old has struck out at least nine batters six times since the All-Star break. His next start will be Friday against the Angels once again.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
7 months ago

Darvish (5-4) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four over four innings to take the loss Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

After holding opponents to two or fewer earned runs in eight of his first 10 starts this year, Darvish has now given up at least three earned runs in three straight contests to raise his ERA from 2.75 to 3.45. This is currently the highest ERA he's posted in any of the last three years.