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Luke Hudson

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 5/2/1977   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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The Royals signed Hudson to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training in December of 2008.

April 1, 2009  –  Luke Hudson News

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Hudson will retire, the Royals' official site reports.

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Luke 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 27 AA CHA 16 16 0 86.7 70 32 9 91 25 7 7 0 3.32 1.10
2004 27 AAA LOU 3 3 0 19.0 15 6 2 17 5 2 1 0 2.84 1.05
2005 28 AA CHA 1 1 0 6.7 6 4 2 7 1 0 1 0 5.40 1.05
2005 28 MAJ CIN 21 16 0 84.7 83 60 14 53 50 6 9 0 6.38 1.57
2006 29 AAA OMA 13 2 0 35.3 30 11 0 21 7 2 0 1 2.80 1.05
2006 29 MAJ KAN 26 15 0 102.0 109 58 7 64 38 7 6 0 5.12 1.44
2007 30 AA WIC 2 2 0 7.3 8 3 1 12 2 0 1 0 3.68 1.36
2007 30 AAA OMA 2 2 0 9.0 11 5 2 14 4 0 1 0 5.00 1.67
2007 30 MAJ KAN 1 1 0 2.0 2 4 1 0 4 0 1 0 18.00 3.00
Career  (View All) MAJ   60 41 0 243.0 235 138 26 162 123 17 18 0 5.11 1.47

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Luke Hudson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Luke 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 27 AA CHA 16 16 86.7 9.45 2.60 3.64 0.93 73.3% 3.32 3.59 .285
2004 27 AAA LOU 3 3 19.0 8.05 2.37 3.40 0.95 77.8% 2.84 3.57 .262
2005 28 AA CHA 1 1 6.7 9.45 1.35 7.00 2.70 60% 5.40 5.90 .253
2005 28 MAJ CIN 21 16 84.7 5.63 5.31 1.06 1.49 61.3% 6.38 5.93 .271
2006 29 AAA OMA 13 2 35.3 5.35 1.78 3.00 0.00 70.3% 2.80 2.78 .276
2006 29 MAJ KAN 26 15 102.0 5.65 3.35 1.68 0.62 1.38 63.6% 5.12 3.99 .313
2007 30 AA WIC 2 2 7.3 14.73 2.45 6.00 1.23 77.8% 3.68 2.93 .446
2007 30 AAA OMA 2 2 9.0 14.00 4.00 3.50 2.00 76.9% 5.00 4.31 .442
2007 30 MAJ KAN 1 1 2.0 0.00 18.00 0.00 4.50 5.00 40% 18.00 15.90 .151
Career MAJ   60 41 243.0 6.00 4.56 1.32 0.96 66.3% 5.11 4.83 .285

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Worst Matchups for Luke Hudson (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Grady Sizemore BOS 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 1.000 2.333 3.333
Albert Pujols ANA 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 .750 1.750 2.550
Victor Martinez DET 4 3 1 4 0 0 0 .750 1.750 2.500
Dustin Pedroia BOS 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Michael Cuddyer COL 6 4 1 2 1 0 0 .667 1.167 1.881
Carl Crawford LA 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Aramis Ramirez MIL 6 3 1 3 1 0 0 .500 1.167 1.738
Adrian Beltre TEX 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Scott Hairston WAS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Robinson Cano SEA 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Best Matchups for Luke Hudson (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .250
Eric Chavez AZ 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .200
Nick Swisher CLE 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .200
Justin Morneau COL 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .167
Nick Punto OAK 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Torii Hunter DET 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Mauer MIN 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Kubel MIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Curtis Granderson NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Melky Cabrera TOR 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

The Royals have signed Hudson to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, the Topeka Captial-Journal reports.

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Hudson, who was designated for assignment last week, opted to file for free agency rather than going to Triple-A Omaha, the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Royals designated Hudson for assignment on Friday.

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Hudson (right shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL Friday.

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Hudson (shoulder) began tossing from 75 feet Friday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hudson (shoulder) will remain in extended spring training, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hudson (shouder) suffered a setback this week because he still doesn't have a lot of arm strength after undergoing surgery last June, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hudson (shoulder) will begin the season on the disabled list, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hudson said that his surgically-repaired shoulder is much improved and he's ready to pitch this spring, the Royals' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Luke Hudson.

2008

Hudson played just five professional games in 2007 because of shoulder problems. He underwent shoulder surgery in June and should be ready for spring training. There are concerns about how effective he'll be - particularly his 96 mph fastball - upon his return. If/when he returns, he should pitch out of a swing role, and will probably be susceptible to injury.

2007

The Royals picked Hudson up after he was cut by the Reds during spring training. He fixed a minor mechanical flaw and added a hard-diving sinker to his arsenal to get the Royals' hopes up for his future. Control continued to be a problem until a trip to Triple-A Omaha seemed to fix it. He joined the rotation in late July and went 5-2, making it through six innings in all but one start. If he can maintain his control, his big strikeout totals and sometimes unhittable pitching will take him far.

2006

Hudson followed up a tough season with a shaky Arizona Fall League campaign. Until his command improves, his upside will never be realized. It's not too late, but at this point he's not close to being a rosterable fantasy player.

2005

Hudson made a remarkable comeback last year after missing all of 2003 with a torn labrum. Even after his surgery, Hudson has one of the best fastballs in the organization. His problem right now is harnessing that fastball and getting a better command of the strike zone. Not only was his walk rate in the majors too high, but he often reached his pitch count limit by the fifth inning.

2004

Another Reds prospect that went down with a shoulder injury, Hudson had surgery on a torn labrum in April. With a full recovery usually taking 18 months, you shouldn't be expect much from him in 2004. Before the injury, Hudson might have had the best fastball in the organization.

2003

Hudson struck out 129 batters in 117 2/3 innings at Triple-A Louisville, and followed that performance by striking out 45 batters in 31 2/3 innings in the Arizona Fall League. The Reds have contemplated making him a closer if he doesn't win one of the spots in the starting rotation in spring training. The knock on Hudson is his control he walked 71 batters combined in his Triple-A and AFL outings.