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Starting Pitcher for the Texas Rangers
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Yu Darvish was born August 16, 1986, in Habikino, Osaka and is a Japanese starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers.

Darvish pitched in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as the 2009 World Baseball Classic as a member of the Japanese national team. He was considered by many to be the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball prior to his arrival in Major League Baseball in 2012.

Darvish is a right-handed pitcher who throws from a three-quarter arm slot in a drop-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 whose usual 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 Classic final in 2009}, as well as a hard slurve around 80 mph (130 km/h) with a vicious break. He complements these two with a wide repertoire of secondary pitches, including a two-seam fastball (sometimes described as a shuuto), cutter, curveball, and a splitter.

While Darvish uses both the set, or "stretch" position and the windup, he has been noted for pitching exclusively from the stretch at times, even when there is no one on base.[64] While pitching from the windup is generally thought to add velocity to pitches, the set position allows pitchers more control over baserunners. In Darvish's case the set position often is used as a way of keeping his delivery in sync and consistent.

Prior to the 2006 season Darvish's "go to" pitch was a screwball, and he tends to rely more on his off-speed pitches than his fastball. After injuring his shoulder in a exhibition game start against the 2006 World Baseball Classic Japanese national team in February 2006, because of the strain the screwball had gradually been putting on his shoulder, he took the pitch out of his in-game repertoire and worked to develop his splitter until it became an equally effective pitch that would replace the screwball. He also has succeeded in increasing his fastball velocity from year to year.

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