Yu Darvish - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022

Yu Darvish
Nick Name: Yu-San
Profession: Baseball player
Best Known For: Texas Rangers (baseball team)
Salary: $20 million
Net Worth: $23 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 16, 1986 (age 37)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Farid Yu Darvishsefat
Birth Place: Osaka, Japan
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Farsad Darvishsefat
Mother's Name: Ikuyo Darvishsefat
Siblings: 2

Kenta Darvish (brother)
Sho Darvish (brother)

High School: Gakko Hojin Nankogakuen Tohoku High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Japanese, Iranian)
Nationality: Japanese


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Seiko Yamamoto

Saeko (2007-2012)

Children: 5


Body Measurements

Height: 1.96 meter (6 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 102 kg (224.87 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Yu Darvish?

Yu Darvish is a baseball player by profession and Japanese by nationality. He is currently a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He previously had played for Texas Rangers, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Yu Darvish – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Yu Darvish’s birth took place on 16 August 1986 in Osaka, Japan. He was born Farid Yu Darvishsefat to his Iranian father Farsad Darvishsefat and his Japanese mother Ikuyo. He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings- brothers Kenta Darvish and Sho Darvish.

Yu Darvish (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Yu Darvish attended Gakko Hojin Nankogakuen Tohoku High School in northern Sendai where he was the ace pitcher. 

His ethnicity includes Japanese, and Iranian.

Yu Darvish – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Yu Darvish and his girlfriend Japanese actress and model Saeko made their relationship public in August 2007. Later he announced that she was pregnant with his son and the couple soon married on 11 November 2007. 

Their first son was born in March 2008 while their second son was born in February 2010. But he and his wife could no longer stay together. Their divorce was finalized on 18 January 2012, the same day Yu Darvish signed with the Texas Rangers.

He found love again, this time with former world-champion wrestler Seiko Yamamoto. The couple announced their relationship on 30 July 2015 and Yamamoto gave birth to their son on 29 July 2015. The couple tied the knot in 2016. Their second son was born on March 20, 2017, while their third child was born in late 2018/early 2019. Their fourth child, a baby boy was born in August 2022.

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Yu Darvish, Seiko Yamamoto in 2015 (Twitter)

Yu Darvish – Career

Early Career

Yu Darvish began playing baseball in second grade and while in junior high, he was scouted by over 50 high schools. After becoming an ace pitcher in his first year, he led his team to four straight appearances in national tournaments. 

His skills attracted both national and international attention including that of Anaheim Angels, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets. But he intended to play for a Japanese professional team.

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Professional Career

Darvish joined Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters from 2005 to 2011. In 2012 he joined the American baseball team Texas Rangers of the Major League Baseball (MLB) and played for the team until 2017. He teamed with Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017 and on 13 February 2018 signed a six-year, $126 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.

In his international career, Yu Darvish played with the Japanese national team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 World Baseball Classic, and 2013 World Baseball Classic.

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Yu Darvish (NBC Sports)


Yu Darvish’s MLB stats from 2012 to 2019 are 62 W, 51 L, ERA 3.60, G 166, GS 166, CG 2, SHO 1, IP 1024.2, H 832, SO 1253, WHIp 1.18.

Yu Darvish – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be over $23 million while his annual salary is known to be $20 million.

Yu Darvish – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Yu Darvish is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with thousands of followers. He also has a YouTube channel with almost a hundred thousand subscribers.

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