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Yu Darvish has plenty of upside ... and risk

Updated: February 25, 2012, 8:40 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
The primary reason to be somewhat cautious in judging the fantasy value of Japanese import right-hander Yu Darvish really has little to do with Hideo Nomo, Daisuke Matsuzaka and other pitchers who followed a similar path to the United States. Darvish could certainly be different. He could be special. The numbers he produced last season -- albeit in a league that we'd compare to, at best, the International League (Triple-A) -- were outstanding.

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