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Michael Jordan (Washington, 1985)
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Pretty cool way to look at the relative impact of NBA All-Stars. Would be even better to see the stats against wins produced …
Yu Darvish had a phenomenal first year in the major leagues. He posted a 16-9 record while striking out 221 batters. Going on statistics alone, there is not much to critique. By all accounts, Darvish will be the Texas Rangers’ ace from Opening Day.
However, if you watched Darvish pitch last year, you know that he can perform even better. Last year was a year of adjustments for Darvish. Because of his superior talent, the adjustment appeared to go smoothly, but there are a few key things he can improve upon.
Control - Darvish’s worst enemy is himself. He has the talent to overwhelm any major league hitter when he is on. When he loses control and falls behind in counts, he loses his innate advantage. Last year Darvish’s walks seemed to come in clusters. He needs to be quicker at adjusting his mechanics mid-game. If he can auto-correct and cut down on his walks, his whole performance will improve.
Stamina - Like all rookies, Darvish was no exception to the rookie wall. It was his first time pitching the grueling MLB schedule. He had to work on fewer days rest and he had to pitch more games than he did in Japan. By building up his body and conditioning in the off-season, his stamina should see an improvement.
Let it loose factor - Darvish seemed very tight on the mound last year. Almost tense. When Darvish was at his most dominating peak in Japan, he had a looseness to his game. Last year it felt like Darvish was trying to blend in and not make a splash. This affected even his mound presence. If Darvish can get back to his free-wheeling style, even more batters will be mowed down this season.Tweet
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