Yu Darvish

SP · San Diego Padres

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'5" Weight 220
DOB 1986-08-16 Age 37.7
Hometown Osaka, Japan
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 11.14, 164th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy346.027162.0109131644414623980744.111.17
THE BAT271.923130.588101303911720665624.211.18

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Padres Place Yu Darvish On Injured List

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    The Padres announced Wednesday that they've placed righty Yu Darvish on the 15-day injured list due to a tightness in his neck and recalled right-handed reliever Logan Gillaspie from Triple-A El Paso in his place. Darvish's IL placement is retroactive to April 15. Darvish had been slated to take the ball for San Diego on...

    Apr 17 · MLB Trade Rumors San Diego Padres Yu Darvish Logan Gillaspie
  • Yu Darvish Placed On 15-Day Injured List

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    The San Diego Padres placed right-hander Yu Darvish (neck) on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to April 15) with neck tightness on Wednesday and recalled right-hander Logan Gillaspie from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move. It's unclear as of now if Darvish has a realistic chance to return from the IL when he's eligible on April 30, but the 37-year-old will miss at least the next couple of weeks. San Diego's starting pitching depth will be tested in the season's first month, and it's not clear yet who the main candidates are to take Darvish's spot. In his first five starts of 2024, Darvish had posted a 4.18 ERA (3.88 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP with 10 walks and 22 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings pitched. Keep the five-time All-Star stashed in an IL spot for now in fantasy leagues.

    Apr 17 · Source via San Diego Padres Yu Darvish
  • Yu Darvish Fails To Get Through Four Innings

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    San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish only lasted 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision in Wednesday's Opening Day contest versus the Los Angeles Dodgers in Seoul, South Korea. The veteran allowed two hits, one unearned run, three walks and struck out three on the day. Darvish probably could have gone longer, but the Padres defense did not do him any favors. Darvish had good results in the Cactus League this spring with a 2.89 ERA in three starts, but is coming off one his worst careers in the big leagues with a 4.56 ERA in 2023. Despite the ERA, his numbers were on par for the rest of his career. The 37-year-old isn't getting any younger, but he should remain a solid option for managers in the middle of their rotation.

    Mar 20 · Source via San Diego Padres Yu Darvish
  • Offseason In Review: San Diego Padres

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    It’s rare for the same team to be on opposite ends of blockbuster trades within one offseason. This Padres front office isn’t afraid to break convention. San Diego was the traditional “seller” in the winter’s biggest trade as they shed a lot of money. That didn’t stop them from dealing a trio of well-regarded prospects…

    Mar 19 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason San Diego Padres Pedro Avila Xander Bogaerts Jhony Brito Daniel Camarena Luis Campusano Drew Carlton Dylan Cease Jake Cronenworth Yu Darvish Austin Davis Enyel De Los Santos Jeremiah Estrada Matt Festa Logan Gillaspie Woo Suk Go Kyle Higashioka Bryce Johnson Ha-Seong Kim Michael King Stephen Kolek Tim Locastro Manny Machado Tucupita Marcano Yuki Matsui Mason McCoy Jackson Merrill Brad Miller Nate Mondou Joe Musgrove Tommy Nance Graham Pauley Wandy Peralta Tommy Pham Kevin Plawecki Jurickson Profar Zach Reks Eguy Rosario Chandler Seagle Robert Suarez Fernando Tatis Jr. Tyler Wade Matt Waldron
  • Yu Darvish To Start First Game In Seoul Series

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    San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish (elbow) has been named the Opening Day starter in Seoul, Korea, against the Dodgers. Right-hander Tyler Glasnow will oppose him. The 37-year-old's 2023 season was cut short when he underwent surgery to address elbow inflammation. However, he has looked good this spring, pitching 9 1/3 innings with a 2.89 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and 10 strikeouts. Darvish's fantasy value has fluctuated over the past several seasons. Fantasy managers will be hoping he can both stay healthy and find his strikeout stuff for 2024. For DFS purposes to kick off the year, Darvish will be one to avoid.

    Mar 12 · Source via San Diego Padres Yu Darvish
  • Yu Darvish Preparing To Pitch In Cactus League Game

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    San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish (elbow) threw 32 pitches during live batting practice on Friday, according to Dennis Lin of The Athletic. He expects that his next appearance will come in a game, and he hopes to be ready for the Padres' regular season-opening series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Korea. This is a noteworthy update out of Spring Training given that Darvish's 2023 season was cut short when he underwent surgery to address elbow inflammation. He finished the year with a 4.03 FIP, 9.31 K/9, and 2.84 BB/9 through 24 starts.

    Feb 23 · Source via San Diego Padres Yu Darvish
  • No Lingering Health Concerns for Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove

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    San Diego Padres starting pitchers Yu Darvish (elbow) and Joe Musgrove (shoulder) have no lingering health concerns, according to manager Mike Shildt. The new Padres skipper shared the news with reporters on Sunday as pitchers and catchers are reporting for spring training. This is good news, as both Darvish and Musgrove dealt with season-ending injuries last season. Darvish was placed on the 15-day injured list in August with elbow inflammation caused by a bone spur. The injury ended up cutting his season short, and he finished the campaign with a disappointing 8-10 record, 4.56 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 141:43 K/BB over 136 1/3 innings (24 starts). Musgrove, who started the season late due to a toe injury, was shut down in early August due to shoulder-capsule inflammation in his right arm. Musgrove was effective when healthy, however, finishing with a 10-3 record, 3.05 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 97:21 K/BB over 97 1/3 innings (17 starts). Both pitchers will be key to the Padres' success in 2024, as they'll likely lose free agent and reigning NL Cy Young award winner Blake Snell, and Seth Lugo and Michael Wacha already signed with the Royals during the offseason.

    Feb 11 · Source via San Diego Padres Yu Darvish Joe Musgrove
  • No Limitations For Joe Musgrove, Yu Darvish

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    San Diego Padres manager Mike Shildt said that right-handers Joe Musgrove (shoulder) and Yu Darvish (elbow) are "ramping up full-gear, ready to go, no limitations" heading into spring training in several weeks. "They mixed in a few hitters recently. They're recovering well, so they're ready, healthy." Musgrove made only 17 starts in 2023 after being shut down in early August due to inflammation in his right shoulder. The 31-year-old was statistically solid, as he was in his first two years with the Padres, before his injury and should be a solid No. 3 fantasy starter as long as he looks healthy in spring training. Darvish, 37, is much more of a risk after he was shut down late in August due to a bone spur in his elbow. In addition to his injury, Darvish's dominance has slowly been fading in recent seasons.

    Feb 4 · Source via San Diego Padres Yu Darvish Joe Musgrove
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC297.923138.998111413812519869634.031.16
    2024 Draft Buddy346.027162.0109131644414623980744.111.17
    2024 Steamer366.129170.91010151744715926984784.071.19
    2024 THE BAT271.923130.588101303911720665624.211.18
    2024 Zeile337.327158.110913157441442300724.091.19

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


    3at LAD, vs CHC7.028.000065811777.881.63
    2vs STL8.017.001161510333.860.86
    1vs SF, vs LAD17.728.2000104700211.041.27


    22at MIL-3.014.0010316115511.251.75
    21vs ARI, vs BAL7.0212.00201321711886.001.58
    20at SEA13.016.000142601100.001.33
    19vs LAD12.017.000140510222.570.71
    18vs TEX, vs PIT23.3210.11111251140776.101.55
    17at TOR26.016.010173400000.001.17
    16at PHI27.016.010192500111.501.17
    15vs NYM6.015.000043712335.402.00
    13at SF3.016.001062700446.001.50
    12vs TB-1.015.0010518206610.801.80
    11at COL17.315.110064500446.751.69
    10vs CHC29.017.010191200000.000.43
    9at NYY, at WAS12.728.2111611330101010.381.62
    8vs KC2.315.101062610446.751.50
    7at MIN14.016.000171412223.000.83
    6vs LAD24.716.210161400211.350.75
    5vs SF11.016.000090930446.001.50
    4at ARI19.715.210055200111.591.24
    3vs MIL, at NYM17.3213.10211731001665.481.22
    2vs ARI7.015.000034302113.001.08


    Apr 14at LADW 6-34.015.000022410335.401.20
    Apr 8vs CHCW 9-83.013.0000434014412.002.33
    Apr 2vs STLL 2-58.017.001161510333.860.86
    Mar 28vs SFW 6-411.015.000071500111.801.20
    Mar 20vs LADL 2-56.713.200033200100.001.36


    Aug 25at MILL 3-7-3.014.0010316115511.251.75
    Aug 19vs ARIL 1-83.015.001071901447.202.00
    Aug 14vs BALL 1-44.017.001061810445.141.29
    Aug 9at SEAL 1-613.016.000142601100.001.33
    Aug 4vs LADL 5-1012.017.000140510222.570.71
    Jul 29vs TEXW 4-028.016.010192300000.000.83
    Jul 24vs PITL 4-8-4.714.1010338407714.542.54
    Jul 19at TORW 2-026.016.010173400000.001.17
    Jul 14at PHIW 8-327.016.010192500111.501.17
    Jul 7vs NYML 5-76.015.000043712335.402.00
    Jun 21at SFL 2-43.016.001062700446.001.50
    Jun 16vs TBL 2-6-1.015.0010518206610.801.80
    Jun 9at COLW 9-617.315.110064500446.751.69
    Jun 3vs CHCW 6-029.017.010191200000.000.43
    May 28at NYYL 7-10-7.312.2010207107723.632.63
    May 23at WASW 7-420.016.010141620334.501.17
    May 17vs KCL 3-42.315.101062610446.751.50
    May 11at MINL 3-514.016.000171412223.000.83
    May 5vs LADW 5-224.716.210161400211.350.75
    Apr 30vs SFW 6-411.016.000090930446.001.50
    Apr 23at ARIW 7-519.715.210055200111.591.24
    Apr 16vs MILL 0-116.017.0011122400111.290.86
    Apr 10at NYML 0-51.316.101051601557.111.11
    Apr 4vs ARIL 6-87.015.000034302111.801.40
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