Yu Darvish Scouting Report, From Lone Star Ball

The Texas Rangers have officially won the right to negotiate with Yu Darvish, so while that doesn't mean that Yu Darvish is guaranteed to be a Texas Ranger next season, it makes it pretty damn likely. It's hard to imagine things going wrong now - Yu Darvish isn't exactly Hisashi Iwakuma. You might remember what happened with Hisashi Iwakuma last offseason. You might not.

So now that Darvish is all but a Ranger, what does he bring to the table? Lone Star Ball offers a concise review:

Darvish throws a two seamer, four seamer, and a cut fastball, with the four seamer supposedly getting up to 95 mph. He also has a slider and a curveball, along with a changeup, although it is questionable whether his change will actually get much use in MLB, as it seems to be his sixth best pitch.

While we'll see where things go from here, the expectation is that Darvish will end up signing a contract similar to the one the Angels gave C.J. Wilson (not including the posting fee). The Rangers didn't match that offer, so if they go that high here, suffice to say it'll be pretty telling.

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