Prior to joining the Cubs, Yu Darvish’s command was relatively sharp. During no previous season had he walked more than 3.5 batters per nine innings. But as a Cub, the righty owns a brutal 4.6 BB/9 and now rates as having some of the worst command in MLB.
According to command+, a number that quantifies pitch location intention, Darvish ranks dead last of 156 qualified pitchers. With 100 being average, Darvish’s command+ rating is an unacceptable 86. Oy vey.
Worst Command+ starters, min 200 BF
156) Yu Darvish (86)
155) Nick Margevicius
154) Joey Lucchesi
153) Zack Godley
152) Daniel Norris
151) Trevor Bauer
150) Felix Pena
149) Tyler Beede
148) Chris Bassitt
147) Michael Wacha (94)
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— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) July 12, 2019