Yu Darvish Age: How Old Is Yu Darvish?

Yu Darvish, also known as Farid Yu Darvishsefat, is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres who is of Japanese descent.

Darvish has also played for the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball, as well as the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Yu Darvish

As a member of the Japanese national team competing internationally, Darvish pitched in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Before joining Major League Baseball in 2012, he was widely regarded as the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball. Darvish was third in the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year voting during his debut MLB season.

The following year, he led the Major Leagues in strikeouts (277) and ended fourth in the AL in earned run average (ERA) (2.83), placing him second in the voting for the AL Cy Young Award.

In fewer innings worked than any other starting pitcher in MLB history, Darvish hit the 500 strikeout plateau on April 6, 2014.

Darvish was born Farid Yu Darvishsefat in Habikino, Osaka, to an Iranian father, Farsad Darvishsefat, and a Japanese mother, Ikuyo.

His father was a soccer player for Florida State University. Farsad’s grandparents established an Iranian travel firm and sent his son to Berkshire School in Massachusetts’ Berkshire County in 1977, where he participated in competitive motorcycle racing and played soccer.

How Old Is Yu Darvish?

Yu Darvish is 35 years old. He was born on 16 August 1986.