Yu Darvish will arrive in Arlington with more hype connected with his reputation than arguably any other pitcher who has moved from Nippon Professional Baseball to the MLB.
Darvish sports a career 1.99 ERA and has pitched to no higher than a 1.88 ERA in each of his last five seasons. He led the league in games started (28), innings pitched (232), shutouts (six), strikeouts (276) and WHIP (0.83) last season at the age of 24. Combine that with an 18-6 record and a 1.44 ERA, and you have someone who is coming to America with many accolades in his back pocket.
There is much more to say about Darvish aside from his impeccable stats, however. Here are 15 things you need to know about the MLB's newest ace.