Yu Darvish, a Japanese professional baseball starting pitcher who played for the teams Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers, is currently a free agent due to his injury. Even though he is out of his league, Darvish still enjoys a huge amount of net worth blessed by his successful career.
So, everyone's interested to know about his economic valuation and his salary with his playing career. Today in this section, let's know all about his net worth, career, and awards.
Yu Darvish's Net Worth and Earnings
Yu Dervish, with his record of 500 strikeout mark in fewer innings pitched than any starting pitcher in MLB history, is reportedly enjoying the net worth of $23 million.
Darvish who was considered as one of the best high school pitchers got signed by Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters with a base salary of $133,800 and signing bonus of $892,000 in 2004 NPB amateur draft along with Yokohama Senior High School right-hander Hideaki Wakui.
He was again re-signed by the team on 22 December 2007 for $1.76 million-plus payment at piece rates, up $1.28 million from 2006, becoming the youngest player in Japanese baseball history to reach $1.76 million.
Yu Darvish playing for Nippon Ham Fighters
On December 1, 2008, he extended his contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters for $2.38 million and increased to $2.91 million on December 9, 2009. With his franchise, his annual salary reached up to $6,065,490 in 2011.
However, after departing from the fighters, he played for Texas Rangers from 2012 season with a 6-year contract of $60 million with an average annual salary of $9.5 million.
Later in mid-2017, he was traded to Los Angeles Dodgers for prospects Willie Calhoun, A.J. Alexy, and Brendon Davis, but became a free agent after the season.
Dog Person Yu Darvish's House
Yu with his flooding income bought a house at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, in Dallas, Texas. The purchased price of the property of 2,844 square-foot luxury is still unrevealed.
Yu Darvish's House in Dallas
Source: celebrity detective
The penthouse with three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a half, three terraces, and offers skyline view was listed for the worth of $2,690,000 and sold for an undisclosed amount.
Well, this doesn't end here as he bought Joseph Palladino’s Bluffview House in late 2013 with the payment of around $3,730,030. Have a look at the 1.10 acres luxury property.
Yu Darvish bought Bluffview house
Source: Candys dirt
Adding up to the surprise, Darvish bought the house for his dogs. Really lucky dogs!
One of his favorites is his black french bulldog, nicknamed Kuu which breed is worth between $1400 to $2000.
Darvish is a Brand Ambassador
Darvish, along with his baseballer fame, is also known for being the brand ambassador of Grand Seiko watch. Even though the contract value of Darvish with Grand Seiko is yet to be revealed, probably he signed for a huge amount.
Yu Darvish, a brand ambassador of Grand Seiko
The watch's price ranges from $4000 to $ 10,000 along with the difference in feature and luxury.
Besides this, Darvish, who also appeared for Asahi Dry Black Beer and Pocari Sweat, is fond of brands like Apple and Asics and drives S65 AMG Coupé car which costs $236,250.
Talking about philanthropy, he personally donated more than half a million dollars to the relief fund and helped raise money for the Japanese Red Cross afterJapan suffered from Tohuku earthquake in 2011.
Even after being traded away from the organization, he made a $100,000 donation to the Rangers' fundraising for Hurricane Harvey.
Yu Darvish Achievements in his Career
After being selected by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in 2004 NPB amateur draft, Darvish played for the Fighters till 2011 along with his re-signed contracted with the team.
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
While in the Fighters in 2007 season with his record of 24 strikeouts, he totaled in his two starts being second-highest single pitchers in series history and the highest in a series on five series.
For his presentation, he was presented with both his first career Eiji Sawamura Award and also won the Golden Glove and Best Nine awards that year. The Pacific League Most Valuable Player Award winner marking himself as a prominent player he was selected for 2007 Asian Baseball Championship which led them to the qualifying round.
Have a look at his career highlights in the Fighters.
Darvish, stunning all with his play, in 2008 he finished second in all three Triple Crown categories and moving on with his game, he entitled with Pacific League strikeout title for 3 times with his accomplishment in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
By 2012, he signed with Texas Rangers in MLB after the Nippon Ham Fighters were eliminated in the first round of the Pacific League in 2011. With his first MLB strikeout of Dustin Ackley on April 9, 2012, he was named the AL Rookie of the Month for his fierce performance in the field.
The AL strikeout leader of 2013, began to experience soreness in his right triceps which eventually was reported torn in his right elbow and he took a break in 2014 season.
Yu Darvish after his right elbow injury
On August 24, 2016, he with his return gave a hit to his 1st career MLB home run in an away game against the Cincinnati Reds, the first home run by a Rangers pitcher since Bobby Witt.
Los Angeles Rodgers
Darvish, along with Ichiro Suzuki and Daisuke Matsuzaka, who chose not to play in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, on July 31, 2017, was traded to Los Angeles Dodgers, where famous baseballers like Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner play.
Darvish won his one start in the 2017 NLDS with 31 total starts of a 10-12 record, 209 strikeouts, and a 3.86 ERA. But, failed to get out of the second inning in either of his two starts against the Houston Astros and after the season, for the first time in his career, he became a free agent.
Here is a video of Darvish debut 10 strikeouts while in LA Dodgers.
He was later signed by Chicago Cubs with a six-year contract worth $126 million.
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Let's wait for the day for Darvish to shine in the field!