CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

World Series time! Enjoy Premium-level access to most features through the end of the Series!

Articles Tagged Yu Darvish 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

06-18

comment icon

1

What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
by
Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-12

comment icon

1

What You Need to Know: Walking the Walk
by
Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

05-12

comment icon

6

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/12
by
Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

04-29

comment icon

4

What You Need to Know: Gray Matters
by
Daniel Rathman

03-19

comment icon

9

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-07

comment icon

21

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
by
Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

02-27

comment icon

34

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

02-27

comment icon

31

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
by
Paul Sporer

02-24

comment icon

10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

01-24

comment icon

4

The BP Wayback Machine: Who Yu Gonna Call?
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-16

comment icon

2

BP Unfiltered: RISPy Business
by
Dan Brooks

09-30

comment icon

48

Regular Season Awards
by
Baseball Prospectus

08-13

comment icon

1

What You Need to Know: Albers at it Again
by
Daniel Rathman

08-12

comment icon

0

What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup
by
Daniel Rathman

07-01

comment icon

3

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 235: Alex Rios' Value/How the 2013 Pirates Were Built
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-12

comment icon

24

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
by
Sam Miller

04-08

comment icon

4

Skewed Left: Beating Yu Darvish
by
Zachary Levine

04-03

comment icon

6

Dissecting Darvish's Opening Day
by
Jason Cole, Zachary Levine, Ben Lindbergh and Harry Pavlidis

04-03

comment icon

6

BP Unfiltered: An Interesting Fact Yu Darvish Reminded Me About Last Night
by
Sam Miller

04-01

comment icon

33

Top Tools: Best Pitches
by
BP Prospect Staff

12-28

comment icon

24

Pebble Hunting: How to Pitch
by
Sam Miller

10-05

comment icon

3

Advance Scout
by
Dan Brooks

10-05

comment icon

7

Overthinking It: Baltimore's Best Bet to Beat Texas
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-03

comment icon

8

BP Unfiltered: Nothing Can Be Uncontroversial (A Collection of Tweets)
by
Sam Miller

09-27

comment icon

1

Resident Fantasy Genius: Revisiting the Foreign Imports
by
Derek Carty

09-12

comment icon

5

BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Yu Darvish Like it's 1949
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-31

comment icon

5

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week (Yu Darvish Edition)
by
Sam Miller

08-10

comment icon

9

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 10
by
Matthew Kory

08-09

comment icon

1

BP Unfiltered: Yu Darvish with Two Strikes
by
Dan Brooks

08-07

comment icon

5

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 7
by
Matthew Kory

08-02

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 12: Sam Walks to His Honda
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-27

comment icon

18

Raising Aces: Violent Trends
by
Doug Thorburn

06-27

comment icon

34

Punk Hits: The Goblins & Gauntlets Monster Manual, MLB Expansion Pack: Pitchers, Vol. 1
by
Ian Miller

06-22

comment icon

8

Weekly Planner: Week 13
by
Paul Sporer

05-24

comment icon

10

On the Beat: Wright on Track
by
John Perrotto

05-22

comment icon

6

BP Unfiltered: Google Bio Pictures and Baseball
by
Sam Miller

05-22

comment icon

7

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 22
by
Matthew Kory

05-17

comment icon

3

Resident Fantasy Genius: Catching Up With International Imports
by
Derek Carty

04-27

comment icon

14

Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
by
Sam Miller

04-25

comment icon

31

BP Unfiltered: Does Darvish Throw a Shuuto?
by
Jason Parks

04-17

comment icon

5

Western Front: They Came from Across the Sea
by
Geoff Young

04-12

comment icon

3

Raising Aces: Dissecting Darvish
by
Doug Thorburn

04-10

comment icon

0

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, April 10
by
Matthew Kory

04-10

comment icon

14

What You Need to Know: Tuesday, April 10
by
Daniel Rathman

04-06

comment icon

15

Resident Fantasy Genius: 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions
by
Derek Carty

04-03

comment icon

26

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary: Last Entry
by
Jason Parks

03-15

comment icon

17

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: My Dinner with Darvish
by
Jason Parks

10-31

comment icon

12

Resident Fantasy Genius: Yu Got the Look
by
Derek Carty

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

The Royals score 11 runs off a defending Cy Young winner for the second straight day, the A's continue to trouble Yu Darvish, and much more action from Tuesday.

The Tuesday Takeaway
For much of Angels starter Matt Shoemaker’s career, the odds have been stacked against him. Shoemaker went undrafted out of Eastern Michigan—where he had a 4.83 ERA and 1.36 strikeout-to-walk ratio in three seasons—and spent parts of the next seven years in the Angels’ minor league system before making his major league debut last September. On Tuesday night, Shoemaker toed the rubber against the Indians for what turned out to be the best outing of his short big league career, and he was well on his way to a complete game before a short rain delay in the ninth inning brought a premature end to his night.


The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 12, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Walking the Walk

1

Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

The Nationals move into first place, Cole Hamels and Tyson Ross duel in Philly, plus more from Wednesday and previews for today.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Nationals starting pitchers have issued four walks over their last 10 games. Combined. That’s four walks in 71 innings and just one in their last 54. Giants starter Matt Cain walked four Nats in the first inning of last night’s game alone, including the first three who stepped into the box.

That was out of character for Cain, of course, but it tied a season high for the right-hander and put the Giants halfway to their worst walk output as a staff this season. To make matters worse for the home team, three of those four walks turned into runs, two of them on this RBI single by Adam LaRoche and the third on this RBI ground out by Ryan Zimmerman.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

May 12, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/12

6

Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

Yu Darvish flirts with perfection again and Aroldis Chapman returns, plus more from a busy weekend and preview for Monday.

The Weekend Takeaway
In his first start of the 2013 season, Yu Darvish set the tone for his stellar sophomore campaign with 8 2/3 flawless innings against the Astros. When the 27th batter, Marwin Gonzalez, hit a grounder that turned into a single, the Texas right-hander threw his hands up and couldn’t help but crack a smile.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 29, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Gray Matters

4

Daniel Rathman

Sonny Gray, the Brewers bullpen, and other Monday stars, plus what to watch today.

The Monday Takeaway
First innings have been a bear for Athletics ace Sonny Gray this season. Coming into his start at Globe Life Park on Monday, Gray had issued six walks and recorded four strikeouts in the opening frame of his first four starts; his K:BB ratio thereafter was a solid 27-to-7.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth

9

Mauricio Rubio

The top four picks in redraft leagues are relatively clear-cut, but whom should you target if your selection is just outside that tier?

Depending on what you value, there’s a distinct separation in 12-team 5x5 draft formats when it comes to the fifth pick. Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt,and Andrew McCutchen all deserve to go in the no. 1-4 spots, and I don’t think there can be much debate on that. The big question facing owners picking fifth is a value-based one. I was handed the no. 5 pick in a home league, so let’s take a look at some of the names that I thought about taking there. (Note: I’m concentrating solely on 12-team leagues, so your mileage may vary).

Clayton Kershaw
Kershaw is a popular choice here judging by the ADPs across a few different sites. The reasons are obvious: Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball right now; he’s a good bet to help across four categories again this year; and there’s a decent amount of uncertainty with the position players who would also be the fifth-overall pick.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

March 7, 2014 9:26 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15

21

Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

The fantasy crew tries to peg the top 15 picks and predict breakouts from later picks.

We know from Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster that since 2004, there is a 36 percent success rate in the ADP projecting the top 15. The most in any one year is seven of 15; the least is four. With that in mind, I challenged the fantasy team to try to guess the top 15. In addition to their stab at the top 15, I had them give their answers on the following:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers

34

Bret Sayre

Stacking up the rotation arms based on their long-term fantasy potential.

To read the previous articles in this series, follow the links below:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers

31

Paul Sporer

Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.

For the previous installments in this series, click the links below:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

February 24, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers

10

Mike Gianella

Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.

For the earlier articles in this series, click below:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Flash back to a time when multiple industry insiders preferred Ian Kennedy to Yu Darvish.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

After the Rangers won the posting rights to Yu Darvish, Kevin Goldstein asked industry insiders to compare Darvish to five other starters in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Future Shock" column on December 21, 2011.

Read the full article...

With the Pitch Usage tool on BrooksBaseball, you can see how certain pitchers vary their offerings depending on the situation.

I’m writing this blog post with the knowledge that a lot of people reading this, especially those who are “inside” baseball, will be shaking their heads at the monitor once they finish. We're used to dismissing RISP statistics because the sample sizes are too small. In this case, though, we appear to see real and meaningful differences.

Read the full article...

The staff casts its ballots for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's choices may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

Read the full article...

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries