This is Fun: Yu Darvish Still Throws Lefty (VIDEO)

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This is Fun: Yu Darvish Still Throws Lefty (VIDEO)

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Back before he signed with the Chicago Cubs, we were marveling about Yu Darvish.

No, it wasn’t because of his live fastball, sharp slider, or variety of pitches – although those things did get plenty of love at the time. Instead, it was because we saw this video:

Yu Darvish throwing a variety of pitches left-handed, with better-than-position-player velocity! And did you see the movement on his slider!

Turns out, Darvish still throws lefty in camp:

That’s just a really fun read right there about the Cubs power righty. Although it’s largely for fun, the lefty throwing does help Darvish stay balanced, physically, when he’s doing long-toss a day after throwing righty.

Sounds like there are no ambidextrous pitcher plans in the future for Darvish, though (Sun-Times): “No chance. I can’t throw strikes. And my left elbow is not good.”

It’s still fun, though.


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.