Found February 11, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
In his first MLB season, Yu Darvish walked 10.9% of all batters he faced, which led to a rate of 4.19 BB/9. That 10.9% mark was good for 95th out of the 99 pitchers who threw at least 150 innings, and only Edinson Volquez, Francisco Liriano, Tim Lincecum, and Ubaldo Jimenez had worse walk rates. That’s not very good company. In spite of his difficulties issuing free passes, Darvish still managed a 1.28 WHIP, which was actually good for 62nd of those 99 pitchers. While 1.28 isn’t great, it definitely won’t kill you. In fantasy terms, it’s on the lower end of respectable. Year one of Darvish’s major league career was a huge success, and year two should end up being even better. Despite posting a higher ERA after the All-Star Break than before (4.26 versus 3.59), Darvish actually had better peripheral stats in the second half. His 10.56 K/9, 3.65 BB/9, 14.9% infield fly rate, 1.18 WHIP, and 2.80 FIP after the break were all better than their first-half counterparts, and Darvish’s secon...
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