Dakota Hudson
Dakota Hudson
24-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hudson, the 2018 Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year, was promoted in late July after posting a 2.63 ERA in 111 innings with Triple-A Memphis. Most impressive, especially for the PCL, was allowing just one homer. He carried that over to the majors, surrendering no long balls in 27.1 innings with St. Louis, all in relief. Hudson needs to keep the ball in the yard as his 96-mph sinker doesn't miss many bats (9.0% swinging-strike rate overall). Hudson appears to be one of several Redbirds battling for a rotation spot with the fallback of returning to the bullpen as a swingman. Considering he doesn't have an effective offspeed offering, he's better suited for relief work where his hard sinker can induce double plays when most needed. Hudson's ratios may play in simulation formats, but the lack of strikeouts is a huge detriment in standard fantasy play, regardless of his role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2016 that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
Will make team in some capacity
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 20, 2019
Hudson is expected to break camp with the Cardinals as either a starter or a reliever, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
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Hudson and John Gant are batting for the Cardinals' final rotation spot, but the loser is expected to make the team in a long-relief role. Hudson would have the edge based on spring stats, as he owns a 1.72 ERA and a 17:4 K:BB in 15.2 frames.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-49%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
 
 
-49%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .275 53 8 11 11 2 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .140 65 11 7 8 2 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .275 53 8 11 11 2 0 0
2018vs Right .140 65 11 7 8 2 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 0.00 1.05 14.1 2 0 0 8.2 5.0 0.0
Since 2017Away 5.54 1.69 13.0 2 1 0 4.2 6.9 0.0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0.00 1.05 14.1 2 0 0 8.2 5.0 0.0
2018Away 5.54 1.69 13.0 2 1 0 4.2 6.9 0.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Dakota Hudson compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
1.06
 
K/9
6.3
 
BB/9
5.9
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
96.0 mph
 
ERA
2.63
 
WHIP
1.35
 
BABIP
.246
 
GB/FB
3.57
 
Strand %
78.4%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Hudson has a huge arm and was a starter at Mississippi State, where he showed enough improvement with his command to warrant a slightly over-slot $2 million bonus from the Cardinals when he slid to them at No. 34 in the draft. He possesses a mid-90s fastball, wipeout slider and emerging curveball and changeup. He is at his best when inducing groundballs. Hudson pitched just 13.1 innings across stops at rookie ball and High-A Palm Beach following the draft due to a heavy workload in his last season in the SEC. On the plus side, Hudson allowed just one earned run and fanned 19 batters over that span. On the downside, he walked seven batters in 9.1 innings at High-A. Though the sample size is small, the numbers present a microcosm of Hudson's profile: Big arm, massive strikeout potential, questionable command. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound righty could be ready for Double-A early in 2017, and if he can show improved command, he could cruise through the upper levels, profiling as a future No. 3 starter in the big leagues.
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Turns in strong start
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 18, 2019
Hudson allowed four hits and a walk while striking out eight across five innings Monday against the Phillies.
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Location issues in latest start
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 13, 2019
Hudson threw 69 pitches over three innings in his latest Grapefruit League start against the Marlins on Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
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Could win rotation spot
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 12, 2019
Hudson is one of two finalists for the Cardinals' fifth starter spot, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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Ticketed for bullpen
PSt. Louis Cardinals
January 20, 2019
President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Saturday that he imagines Hudson opening the season as a member of the big-league bullpen, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Perfect in relief against Bucs
PSt. Louis Cardinals
August 5, 2018
Hudson (2-0) was credited with the win in Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Pirates, throwing three perfect innings of relief and striking out one.
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