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Yu Darvish Biography

YuDarvish was born August 16, 1986, in Habikino, Osaka and is a Japanese startingpitcher for the Texas Rangers.

Darvishpitched in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as the 2009 World Baseball Classicas a member of the Japanese national team. He was considered by many to be thebest pitcher in Japanese professional baseball prior to his arrival in MajorLeague Baseball in 2012.

Darvish is a right-handed pitcher who throws from a three-quarter arm slot in adrop-and-drive motion with exceptionally large frame for Japanese baseball,listed at 6 ft 5 in and 215 lb. In NPB he threw a four-seam fastball whoseusual speed is around 147 to 152 km/h (91 to 94 mph) and tops out at 156 km/h(97 mph) {Only 1 pitch measured 161 km/h (100 mph) in World Baseball Classicfinal in 2009, as well as a hard slurve around 80 mph (130 km/h) with avicious break. He complements these two with a wide repertoire of secondarypitches, including a two-seam fastball (sometimes described as a shuuto), cutter,curveball, and a splitter.

WhileDarvish uses both the set, or stretch position and the windup, hehas been noted for pitching exclusively from the stretch at times, even whenthere is no one on base.[64] While pitching from the windup is generallythought to add velocity to pitches, the set position allows pitchers morecontrol over baserunners. In Darvish's case the set position often is used as away of keeping his delivery in sync and consistent.

Priorto the 2006 season Darvish's go to pitch was a screwball, and hetends to rely more on his off-speed pitches than his fastball. After injuringhis shoulder in a exhibition game start against the 2006 World Baseball ClassicJapanese national team in February 2006, because of the strain the screwballhad gradually been putting on his shoulder, he took the pitch out of hisin-game repertoire and worked to develop his splitter until it became anequally effective pitch that would replace the screwball. He also has succeededin increasing his fastball velocity from year to year.

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