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Tim Hudson

38-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

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2-1

ERA

2.40

WHIP

0.77

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20

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A fractured fibula, the result of being stepped on near the ankle while covering first base, ended Hudson's season prematurely, just as he seemed to be rounding into form. He had turned in eight quali...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 174   DOB: 7/14/1975   BORN: Columbus, GA   COLLEGE: Auburn   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tim Hudson Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the Giants in November of 2013.

April 20, 2014  –  Tim Hudson News

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Hudson lasted seven innings Saturday against the Padres, but gave up two earned runs on eight hits en route to suffering his first loss of the year.

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Tim Hudson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 28 AAA SAC 1 1 0 3.0 2 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
2005 29 MAJ ATL 29 29 0 192.0 194 75 20 115 65 14 9 0 3.52 1.35
2006 30 MAJ ATL 35 35 1 218.3 235 118 25 141 79 13 12 0 4.86 1.44
2007 31 MAJ ATL 34 34 1 224.3 221 83 10 132 53 16 10 0 3.33 1.22
2008 32 MAJ ATL 23 22 1 142.0 125 50 11 85 40 11 7 0 3.17 1.16
2009 33 A Myr 2 2 0 4.7 5 3 0 3 2 0 1 0 6.43 1.50
2009 33 AAA GWI 4 4 0 12.7 18 4 0 6 1 0 0 0 2.84 1.50
2009 33 MAJ ATL 7 7 0 42.3 49 17 4 30 13 2 1 0 3.61 1.46
2010 34 MAJ ATL 34 34 0 228.7 189 72 20 139 74 17 9 0 0 0 2.83 1.15
2011 35 MAJ ATL 33 33 1 215.0 189 77 14 158 56 16 10 0 0 0 3.22 1.14
2012 36 A Rom 2 2 0 7.0 13 6 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 7.71 2.00
2012 36 AAA Gwi 2 2 0 10.2 8 1 0 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0.84 1.27
2012 36 MAJ ATL 28 28 1 179.0 168 72 12 102 48 16 7 0 0 0 3.62 1.21
2013 37 MAJ ATL 21 21 0 131.3 120 58 10 95 36 8 7 0 0 0 3.97 1.19
2014 38 MAJ SF 4 4 0 30.0 23 8 2 20 0 2 1 0 0 0 2.40 0.77
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tim Hudson
3-Year Averages MAJ   27 27 0 175.1 159 69 12 118 46 13 8 0 0 0 3.55 1.17
Career  (View All) MAJ   431 430 13 2,843.7 2647 1085 222 1916 846 207 112 0 3.43 1.23

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Tim Hudson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 19 @SD 7.0 8 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.40 0.77
Apr. 13 Col 7.3 5 4 4 2 0 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 0.65
Apr. 8 Ari 8.0 7 3 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.15 0.64
Apr. 2 @Ari 7.7 3 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.39
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.4 IP/G
22.3 20 9 8 2 0 13 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.22 0.90
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 7.5 IP/G
30.0 23 9 8 2 0 20 1 1 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.40 0.77
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 7.5 IP/G
30.0 23 9 8 2 0 20 1 1 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.40 0.77

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Tim Hudson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20132744625581215.236
20124154930871639.235
20114047133881328.247

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20132604911621025.254
20123345318811333.263
20114548322951506.227

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201357.3400451732.831.06
201294.0850642363.931.29
2011122.010409132102.291.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201374.0470501974.861.28
201285.0820382563.281.12
201186.7660632344.571.34
Tim Hudson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 28 AAA SAC 1 1 3.0 9.00 6.00 1.50 0.00 50% 6.00 4.20 .268
2005 29 MAJ ATL 29 29 192.0 5.39 3.05 1.77 0.94 77% 3.52 4.41 .290
2006 30 MAJ ATL 35 35 218.3 5.81 3.26 1.78 1.03 1.98 67.8% 4.86 4.52 .307
2007 31 MAJ ATL 34 34 224.3 5.30 2.13 2.49 0.40 2.61 72.3% 3.33 3.34 .297
2008 32 MAJ ATL 23 22 142.0 5.39 2.54 2.13 0.70 2.18 74.7% 90.3 MPH 3.17 3.88 .265
2009 33 A Myr 2 2 4.7 5.79 3.86 1.50 0.00 57.1% 6.43 3.20 .330
2009 33 AAA GWI 4 4 12.7 4.26 0.71 6.00 0.00 78.9% 2.84 2.49 .377
2009 33 MAJ ATL 7 7 42.3 6.38 2.76 2.31 0.85 2.87 77.6% 90.4 MPH 3.61 3.96 .335
2010 34 MAJ ATL 34 34 228.7 5.47 2.91 1.88 0.79 3.03 78.6% 91.2 MPH 2.83 4.21 .250
2011 35 MAJ ATL 33 33 215.0 6.61 2.34 2.82 0.59 2.18 72.7% 90.4 MPH 3.22 3.57 .281
2012 36 A Rom 2 2 7.0 1.29 1.29 1.00 0.00 57.1% 7.71 3.77 .410
2012 36 AAA Gwi 2 2 10.2 7.06 4.41 1.60 0.00 92.3% 0.84 3.10 .278
2012 36 MAJ ATL 28 28 179.0 5.13 2.41 2.13 0.60 1.98 70.6% 89.0 MPH 3.62 3.89 .279
2013 37 MAJ ATL 21 21 131.3 6.51 2.47 2.64 0.69 1.98 67.1% 89.7 MPH 3.97 3.61 .285
2014 38 MAJ SF 4 4 30.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.60 3.00 71.4% 88.8 MPH 2.40 2.83 .245
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tim Hudson
3-Year Averages MAJ   27 27 175.1 6.06 2.36 2.57 0.62 70.5% 3.55 3.53 .281
Career MAJ   431 430 2,843.7 6.06 2.68 2.26 0.70 73.6% 3.43 3.79 .284

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2014 Stat Review for Tim Hudson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.00 K/9
POOR
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
88.8 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.6 HR/9
ELITE
3.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.40 ERA
ELITE
0.77 WHIP
ELITE
2.83 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.245 BABIP
LOW
71.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Tim Hudson (by OPS against, min 20 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jason Giambi CLE 24 9 3 10 2 3 0 .375 .833 1.278
Adrian Gonzalez LA 20 9 2 4 1 2 1 .450 .750 1.226
Albert Pujols ANA 32 14 3 7 2 3 0 .438 .719 1.189
Jayson Werth WAS 39 15 3 11 4 6 0 .385 .718 1.160
Ryan Howard PHI 67 22 7 17 12 11 2 .328 .687 1.112
Jeff Keppinger CHI-A 20 10 0 0 0 2 1 .500 .550 1.050
Adam Dunn CHI-A 34 11 4 7 1 6 0 .324 .706 1.049
Mark Teixeira NY-A 20 6 1 2 7 5 1 .300 .550 1.031
Miguel Cabrera DET 28 12 0 3 1 4 0 .429 .536 .987
Dan Uggla ATL 42 15 2 7 4 11 4 .357 .571 .984

Best Matchups for Tim Hudson (by OPS against, min 20 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 52 11 0 1 3 4 0 .212 .269 .524
Omar Infante KC 23 6 0 2 0 4 0 .261 .261 .522
Adam LaRoche WAS 29 6 0 3 3 2 0 .207 .207 .480
Greg Dobbs MIA 30 6 0 7 2 4 0 .200 .200 .442
Brandon Phillips CIN 24 4 0 3 1 2 0 .167 .250 .442
Gaby Sanchez PIT 22 4 0 0 0 2 0 .182 .227 .409
Miguel Olivo LA 20 2 1 1 0 6 0 .100 .300 .400
Roger Bernadina CIN 25 4 0 2 1 9 0 .160 .200 .385
Cody Ross AZ 26 5 0 2 0 6 0 .192 .192 .385
Josh Willingham MIN 23 2 0 0 3 8 0 .087 .130 .323

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Tim Hudson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hudson only gave up five hits and no walks over 7.1 innings Sunday, but he was charged with four runs and did not factor in the decision against the Rockies.

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Hudson turned in eight strong innings in a win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. He allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and zero walks, while striking out four over eight innings.

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Hudson struck out seven and held the D-Backs to three hits over 7.2 shutout innings to win his Giants debut Wednesday night.

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Hudson was rocked for the first time this spring on Tuesday, giving up four runs on five hits while walking three and striking out two over 3.2 innings.

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Hudson (ankle) made his spring debut Sunday, throwing 27 pitches over two no-hit innings versus the Diamondbacks.

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Hudson (ankle) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Friday, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Hudson (ankle) has thrown off a mound three times already and expects to be ready for the start of the season.

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Hudson (ankle) will throw a bullpen session Sunday and could be ready to pitch when spring games start, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Giants trainer Dave Groeschner said Friday that he expects Hudson (ankle) to throw bullpen sessions with his teammates as soon as spring training starts, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Hudson missed the first month of the season after offseason surgery to repair a herniated disc, but quickly returned to the form that's made him Atlanta's ace. Hudson has been one of the most consistent starting pitchers in the MLB with double-digit wins every single season of his career outside of 2009 when he only pitched seven games due to injury. For all his success, Hudson has never been a big strikeout pitcher with a career 6.0 K/9 and last season he declined to 5.1 K/9. He's survived a low strikeout rate by keeping the ball on the ground as 55.5 percent of batted balls were ground balls last season. Aside from missing time from the back injury, Hudson's numbers were largely identical to his 2011 season. As a result, he's likely set for another productive season even though he'll turn 38 in 2013.

2012

Hudson generates ground balls (56.7 percent of batted balls last season), which helps overcome mediocre control and strikeout rates. However, he increased his strikeout rate last season to 6.61 K/9IP, his highest since 2001, and had the lowest walk rate of his Braves career. He's also been durable since returning from 2009 Tommy John surgery as he's had at least 16 wins and 215 innings pitched each of the last two seasons. However, Hudson had surgery in November to fix a herniated disc in his back and is now expected to miss the first month of the regular season. If he's healthy, he should produce similar results as Atlanta's No. 1 or No. 2 starter, but health is hardly a guarantee for him at this point.

2011

Hudson surprisingly looked better in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery than at any point in his Atlanta career. The average velocity on his fastball climbed above 91 mph -- a level not seen since 2004 with Oakland. He also had the best groundball rate (64.1 percent) of his Atlanta career. The results were 17 wins, a 2.83 ERA and his most innings pitched since 2003. While Hudson looked better than ever, there are some signs he pitched worse than his numbers indicate. He still had just an average strikeout rate (5.5 K/9IP) with mediocre control (139:74 K:BB ratio). However, he's had a strong career without dominating peripheral numbers. He'll be counted on again as Atlanta's No. 1 or No. 2 starter.

2010

Hudson looked healthy in his seven starts after returning from July 2008 Tommy John surgery and will be the No. 2 or No. 3 starter for the Braves in 2010 after agreeing to a new three-year contract. While seven starts is a small sample size, he didn't show any of the flaws that plagued him early in his Atlanta career when he had a declining strikeout rate and gave up too many home runs. He also didn't show the initial control problems that typically plague Tommy John patients when they first return to the majors. He could quickly return to his 2007 form as a result.

2009

Hudson was on the way to repeating his 2007 career rebound season before leaving a start in late July due to a sore elbow. He ended up tearing a ligament and underwent Tommy John surgery. It's possible he could return late in 2009, but we'll most likely see him again in 2010.

2008

Hudson rebounded from the worst season of his career and remarkably turned around a decline in his control and strikeouts. While he's not striking out as many batters as during his glory days with Oakland, he saw a strong decline in his home runs allowed and dramatically improved his strikeout-to-walk rate. How to explain the turnaround? Hudson underwent an offseason weightlifting and conditioning program similar to the one he utilized before his arrival in Atlanta. He had quit the program after several oblique injuries, but remained healthy last season. As long as he keeps the ball in the park, he could produce a similar season as Atlanta's No. 2 starter.

2007

Hudson had the worst season of his career as a general decline in his conrol and strikeouts finally caught up with him. He's been mediocre during his Atlanta career, going 27-21 with a 4.23 ERA the past two seasons. He was actually healthy last season too, avoiding the oblique muscle injuries that plagued him the past few years. Hudson has seen his K:BB rate decline sharply and his homers allowed surge with the Braves. Despite a slight increase in strikeouts last season, he'll need to reverse those trends in a big way to return to his former level as Atlanta's No. 3 starter.

2006

Hudson's first season with Atlanta looked much like his last with Oakland. He posted a decent ERA and missed time again due to an oblique muscle injury. While his strikeout rate stabilized after a downward trend the last six seasons, he had a career-worst K/BB ratio and gave up the most home runs per inning of his career. He should post similar numbers again this season, but unless he begins to strike out more batters, don't expect a return to the dominant stats he had in Oakland. The risk remains to the downside.

2005

Hudson regressed as predicted in 2004. He simply didn't miss enough bats to post a 1.075 WHIP as he did in 2003, and a steadily declining K/9IP rate was part of it: 8.71, 7.51, 6.93, 5.73, 6.08, 4.91 since joining the majors. It's hard to maintain a sub-3.50 ERA with that K/9IP rate, but it's not impossible, and it's still tough to get the ball out of the infield against him, much less over the fence. A nagging oblique injury shelved him for half a dozen starts in 2004, but it might have saved him from a Roy Halladay-like breakdown in 2005. He'll need to strike more batters out, however, to be an elite starter in 5 x 5 leagues.

2004

Hudson yielded a whopping 40 fewer hits than the year before despite nearly identical peripherals (K:BB, K:9IP), a "skill" that recent research has shown isn't reliably repeatable. He's a good bet to regress a bit, back to the 1.20 WHIP range, but he's a reliable source of 240 innings year after year.

2003

Talk about sneaking in under the radar - Hudson posted a career-best 2.98 ERA and was considered the third best pitcher on his team. You can pretty much book it that he'll be ordinary the first two months, only to start the Tim Hudson Four Months of Filth tour once June 1 rolls around. The strikeout promise he showed as a rookie isn't panning out, which just means he's only in the top five among AL starters. Never topped 120 pitches in a start last year, astonishing for a guy who tossed 238 innings.