The Rangers are hoping that his numbers from Japan translate to the MLB. Darvish held a career record of 93-38 and an ERA of 1.99 in the Nippon Professional Baseball League.
So far this spring, Darvish has pitched in nine innings and has given up three runs while striking out 10 and walking seven.
His control is going to have to improve if he wants to have success at the big-league level. Darvish will also have to focus in on four or five main pitches instead of the seven he is currently showcasing in spring.
If Darvish's numbers translate then the Rangers will have the best No. 4 starter in the league.