Dakota Hudson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 215LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #34, St. Louis Cardinals | Mississippi State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 2.08 2 1 0 8.2 6 0.92
2022 8 7 4.45 27 26 0 139.2 78 1.45
2023 6 3 4.98 18 12 0 81.1 45 1.50
6 Seasons 38 20 3.84 114 79 1 470.2 315 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 2 1-0 2.08 8.2 6 0.92
2022 27 8-7 4.45 139.2 78 1.45
2023 18 6-3 4.98 81.1 45 1.50
6 Seasons 114 38-20 3.84 470.2 315 1.39
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 23 433 80 1 1.3 0.8 83.9 109.0 3.1 25.0 .212 .275 .265 .294 .269 20.0 16.1 15.3 2.63 3.63
2019 24 2848 526 36 6.8 4.8 89.3 114.6 3.3 31.4 .263 .421 .316 .337 .365 38.8 18.0 11.4 3.35 5.09
2020 25 589 104 5 4.8 3.3 89.1 110.8 8.2 26.0 .221 .357 .257 .293 .322 40.4 20.5 9.9 2.77 3.60
2021 26 131 26 0 0.0 0.0 80.1 110.0 3.7 23.1 .195 .235 .244 .219 .232 15.4 17.6 2.9 2.08 2.00
2022 27 2253 448 27 6.0 4.5 89.0 116.9 6.3 31.7 .276 .409 .326 .343 .349 40.4 13.1 10.2 4.45 5.01
2023 28 1317 269 24 8.9 6.8 90.5 115.2 4.6 30.9 .292 .482 .350 .369 .382 45.4 12.7 9.6 4.98 6.00
Player 7571 1453 93 6.4 4.6 88.9 116.9 4.8 30.5 .265 .412 .317 .337 .352 39.2 15.7 10.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hudson relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(38%) ,
Slider
(32.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(21.8%) ,
Curveball
(5.5%) ,
Changeup
(2.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 63.7 12.5 18.8 5.0 26.3 45.0 28.7 6.3 51.2 15.0 20.0 5.0 1.3 0.8
2019 57.4 13.9 24.9 3.8 38.2 39.5 22.2 2.9 46.6 13.7 23.4 5.9 6.8 4.8
2020 57.7 17.3 17.3 7.7 41.3 38.5 20.2 3.8 40.4 19.2 22.1 8.7 4.8 3.3
2021 65.4 19.2 11.5 3.8 38.5 46.2 15.4 3.8 50.0 26.9 15.4 3.8 0.0 0.0
2022 54.2 19.2 22.5 4.0 40.8 37.7 21.4 3.8 40.8 19.0 24.8 5.6 6.0 4.5
2023 51.7 21.2 24.5 2.6 42.0 40.1 17.8 3.7 38.7 17.1 24.9 6.7 8.9 6.8
Player 55.9 17.1 23.0 4.0 39.3 39.4 21.3 3.6 43.2 16.7 23.7 6.1 6.4 4.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Changeup STL R 33 84.5 33.2 2.3 7 13.1 -0.6 -4
2023 Slider STL R 423 85.1 36.4 -0.1 0 1.3 -3.5 -73
2023 Sinker STL R 501 91.6 25.4 2.7 12 12.4 -2.2 -15
2023 Curveball STL R 73 81.3 45.5 -6.0 -12 8.2 0.8 11
2023 4-Seamer STL R 287 91.0 23.4 -6.9 -42 3.1 -2.7 -47
2022 Changeup STL R 92 86.5 28.8 -0.6 -2 12.5 -1.4 -10
2022 Sinker STL R 790 91.9 26.3 4.5 20 12.5 -1.6 -12
2022 Curveball STL R 304 80.5 46.9 -5.9 -11 7.4 -0.2 -3
2022 Slider STL R 566 87.6 31.0 -2.1 -6 0.4 -3.8 -90
2022 4-Seamer STL R 501 91.3 24.4 -8.4 -52 4.1 -2.4 -37
2021 Changeup STL R 5 86.6 28.1 -0.6 -2 13.5 0.0 0
2021 4-Seamer STL R 15 91.6 23.5 -7.9 -51 5.0 -1.5 -23
2021 Sinker STL R 58 92.1 23.5 2.4 11 12.2 -2.2 -15
2021 Curveball STL R 21 80.7 45.8 -6.4 -12 7.6 -0.1 -1
2021 Slider STL R 32 88.2 28.6 -3.5 -11 1.5 -2.3 -61
2020 Slider STL R 119 88.3 29.2 -2.8 -9 0.2 -3.6 -105
2020 Changeup STL R 13 86.6 27.3 -1.0 -3 12.8 -0.2 -2
2020 Curveball STL R 110 82.1 44.4 -5.6 -11 5.7 -1.1 -16
2020 4-Seamer STL R 132 92.6 22.1 -6.9 -45 5.0 -1.6 -24
2020 Sinker STL R 214 93.0 20.7 0.2 1 14.4 0.2 2
2019 Changeup STL R 75 88.1 27.1 -1.0 -3 11.6 -2.2 -16
2019 Sinker STL R 1,386 93.5 23.6 2.6 12 12.8 -1.6 -11
2019 Slider STL R 730 87.4 34.9 1.7 5 2.3 -1.3 -36
2019 4-Seamer STL R 371 93.9 19.2 -4.2 -28 4.8 -2.2 -32
2019 Curveball STL R 284 81.9 44.5 -6.9 -13 9.4 2.0 27
2018 Slider STL R 120 91.3 29.0 1.7 6 2.8 -0.2 -6
2018 Curveball STL R 48 86.4 38.4 -6.3 -14 7.0 1.6 31
2018 4-Seamer STL R 13 96.7 16.4 -3.1 -23 4.0 -2.8 -41
2018 Sinker STL R 252 95.9 22.3 3.7 20 13.0 -0.9 -6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sinker 0.4 2 501 38.0 150 .304 .519 .385 7.6 2.0 4.4 .323 .555 .404 51.5
2023 Slider -1.3 -6 423 32.1 108 .255 .426 .328 39.1 31.5 22.4 .238 .444 .327 46.0
2023 4-Seamer 0.8 2 287 21.8 73 .290 .339 .342 12.3 4.1 4.6 .335 .449 .392 35.6
2023 Curveball 0.0 0 73 5.5 16 .267 .267 .269 31.4 31.3 16.1 .185 .265 .224 30.0
2023 Changeup -1.4 0 33 2.5 7 .200 .400 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0 .254 .283 .364 20.0
2022 Sinker -0.9 -7 790 35.1 239 .317 .417 .378 7.4 6.7 8.9 .315 .453 .389 48.1
2022 Slider -0.2 -1 566 25.1 159 .217 .333 .289 25.0 15.1 14.5 .230 .378 .307 35.6
2022 4-Seamer 0.3 2 501 22.2 119 .290 .346 .319 17.4 17.6 13.9 .280 .376 .323 40.2
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 304 13.5 53 .224 .306 .284 33.7 30.2 16.7 .236 .337 .282 21.2
2022 Changeup -0.9 -1 92 4.1 26 .250 .542 .358 12.8 3.8 14.3 .297 .522 .380 30.4
2021 Sinker 5.1 3 58 44.3 19 .176 .176 .216 12.1 15.8 18.8 .168 .191 .215 14.3
2021 Slider 0.4 0 32 24.4 10 .200 .400 .250 25.0 20.0 16.7 .208 .275 .214 12.5
2021 Curveball 1.1 0 21 16.0 2 .000 .000 .000 40.0 50.0 16.7 .116 .155 .119 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -5.2 -1 15 11.5 3 .667 .667 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 .361 .402 .328 33.3
2021 Changeup -1.4 0 5 3.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Sinker 1.2 2 214 36.3 53 .250 .364 .346 10.1 11.3 11.5 .235 .319 .321 36.8
2020 4-Seamer 4.7 6 133 22.6 41 .103 .128 .130 11.1 12.2 13.5 .260 .382 .298 44.1
2020 Slider -2.9 -3 119 20.2 29 .269 .654 .416 37.1 31.0 18.8 .220 .458 .324 47.1
2020 Curveball 2.5 3 110 18.7 25 .083 .208 .144 38.8 44.0 28.2 .142 .296 .204 38.5
2020 Changeup 0.1 0 13 2.2 2 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .126 .127 .117 0.0
2019 Sinker -0.5 -6 1,386 48.7 408 .289 .466 .380 13.2 10.3 14.3 .302 .471 .377 43.9
2019 Slider 0.6 4 730 25.6 195 .190 .345 .292 41.8 34.9 26.9 .184 .337 .280 28.4
2019 4-Seamer 3.6 14 371 13.0 107 .190 .270 .226 16.8 14.0 12.8 .247 .364 .283 30.2
2019 Curveball -0.2 0 284 10.0 31 .259 .481 .353 40.0 35.5 25.0 .280 .518 .365 52.9
2019 Changeup -0.4 0 75 2.6 8 .143 .286 .244 26.1 0.0 0.0 .322 .377 .357 28.6
2018 Sinker -0.5 -1 252 58.2 68 .255 .273 .346 14.2 8.8 13.3 .267 .330 .336 24.0
2018 Slider 3.8 5 120 27.7 31 .043 .043 .216 33.3 16.1 15.2 .145 .175 .291 10.5
2018 Curveball -1.6 -1 48 11.1 14 .214 .357 .243 27.8 35.7 22.7 .118 .155 .118 11.1
2018 4-Seamer -5.0 -1 13 3.0 5 .200 .400 .250 50.0 60.0 30.0 .181 .475 .275 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 32 84.6 86 14.4 1:30 2:30 -60
2023 Curveball 70 81.4 65 10.8 7:30 7:45 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 287 91.0 73 9.3 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sinker 501 91.6 81 14.4 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 Slider 422 85.1 12 2.4 9:15 9:15 0
2022 Changeup 91 86.5 96 14.7 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Curveball 302 80.5 64 10.6 7:30 7:30 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 499 91.3 61 8.9 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 775 91.9 77 14.1 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Slider 566 87.6 27 4.5 12:15 11:45 30
2021 Curveball 21 80.7 62 10.0 7:15 7:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 15 91.6 76 10.4 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 58 92.1 91 15.0 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 32 88.2 35 5.6 1:00 11:30 90
2020 Changeup 12 86.5 97 15.2 1:30 2:00 -30
2020 Curveball 95 82.1 64 8.7 7:30 7:30 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 117 92.6 77 10.6 1:00 1:00 0
2020 Sinker 175 92.9 89 17.9 1:00 2:00 -60
2020 Slider 103 88.3 25 5.4 11:30 12:00 -30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 118 433 5 5 -5 -3 2
2019 776 2,935 21 25 -24 -18 4
2020 150 589 6 6 -1 -3 8
2021 34 131 1 4 -1 -1 2
2022 596 2,253 10 14 -18 -13 -7
2023 354 1,317 4 10 -9 -7 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 433 48.3 63.2 87.1 25.4 52.6 40.4 59.3 43.6 22.8 6.7 65.5
2019 2,848 47.0 65.8 85.2 25.1 52.5 41.0 56.1 44.2 23.6 7.1 75.7
2020 589 46.0 68.6 87.1 28.6 57.1 42.3 62.3 47.0 21.7 5.9 80.0
2021 131 52.7 66.7 93.5 25.8 56.3 42.0 67.6 47.3 16.1 6.1 62.5
2022 2,253 48.2 66.5 89.7 23.2 61.6 42.3 59.2 44.0 17.6 6.3 80.3
2023 1,317 49.3 70.3 87.9 24.6 57.3 40.8 54.8 47.1 20.2 8.7 75.4
Player 7,571 47.8 66.9 87.5 24.8 56.3 41.4 57.7 44.9 20.9 7.0 76.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 89 41 84
2019 24 24 43 60 9 10 53 31 29 16 12 37 10 55 25 12 79
2020 68 68 68 68 63 56 78 35 28 32 35 17 59 43 21 19 71
2021 25 4 70
2022 11 6 30 61 1 26 74 35 28 1 17 3 1 18 20 39 52
2023 4 4 10 20 3 36 33 12 7 1 32 9 9 14 18 46 57
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 -- 0 0.2 0 4 0 0 --
2019 22.9 23 23.1 0 5 19 11 47.8
2020 23.4 5 5.5 -1 0 3 3 60.0
2022 23.0 9 10.0 -1 9 10 3 33.3
2023 25.5 9 10.9 -2 4 5 7 77.8
Player 23.5 46 49.7 -4 22 37 24 52.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 23 27 17 21 26 25 26 23 21 15 21 23 26 25 22 22 19 19 22 24 27 27 30 27 21 22 19 27 28 23 17
2020 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 5 5 6 4 6 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 5
2022 9 5 10 9 12 10 11 7 8 6 9 16 11 8 10 11 8 7 10 10 12 12 18 10 4 6 12 14 13 10 11
2023 9 10 10 12 13 11 12 9 12 9 11 13 9 10 13 11 14 9 12 12 11 10 13 11 9 7 11 11 11 11 10
Player 46 47 44 49 57 52 55 45 45 35 46 61 50 49 50 50 47 40 49 53 56 54 68 53 39 40 48 58 57 50 43
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.9 93.6 -2.3 92.9 -0.7 92.0 -0.9 91.7 -0.3 91.4 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 88.1 0.0 86.6 -1.5 86.6 0.0 86.5 -0.1 84.5 -2.0
Breaking Velocity 89.9 85.9 -4.0 85.3 -0.6 85.2 -0.1 85.1 -0.1 84.5 -0.6
Exit Velocity 83.9 89.3 5.4 89.1 -0.2 80.1 -9.0 89.0 8.9 90.5 1.5
Launch Angle 3.1 3.3 0.2 8.2 4.9 3.7 -4.5 6.3 2.6 4.6 -1.7
Barrel % 1.3 6.8 5.5 4.8 -2.0 0.0 -4.8 6.0 6.0 8.9 2.9
Hard Hit % 20.0 38.8 18.8 40.4 1.6 15.4 -25.0 40.4 25.0 45.4 5.0
Sweet Spot % 25.0 31.4 6.4 26.0 -5.4 23.1 -2.9 31.7 8.6 30.9 -0.8
xBA .212 .263 0.051 .221 -0.042 .195 -0.026 .276 0.081 .292 0.016
BA .196 .245 0.049 .178 -0.067 .219 0.041 .273 0.054 .283 0.010
xwOBA .294 .337 0.043 .293 -0.044 .219 -0.074 .343 0.124 .369 0.026
wOBA .265 .316 0.051 .257 -0.059 .244 -0.013 .326 0.082 .350 0.024
xSLG .275 .421 0.146 .357 -0.064 .235 -0.122 .409 0.174 .482 0.073
SLG .237 .403 0.166 .319 -0.084 .281 -0.038 .375 0.094 .441 0.066
K% 16.1 18.0 1.9 20.5 2.5 17.6 -2.9 13.1 -4.5 12.7 -0.4
BB% 15.3 11.4 -3.9 9.9 -1.5 2.9 -7.0 10.2 7.3 9.6 -0.6
Swing % 43.6 44.2 0.6 47.0 2.8 47.3 0.3 44.0 -3.3 47.1 3.1
Whiff% 22.8 23.6 0.8 21.7 -1.9 16.1 -5.6 17.6 1.5 20.2 2.6
In Zone % 48.3 47.0 -1.3 46.0 -1.0 52.7 6.7 48.2 -4.5 49.3 1.1
Out of Zone % 51.7 53.0 1.3 54.0 1.0 47.3 -6.7 51.8 4.5 50.7 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 25.1 -0.3 28.6 3.5 25.8 -2.8 23.2 -2.6 24.6 1.4
First Pitch Swing % 27.1 26.9 -0.2 33.1 6.2 26.5 -6.6 29.7 3.2 29.1 -0.6
First Pitch Strike % 59.3 56.1 -3.2 62.3 6.2 67.6 5.3 59.2 -8.4 54.8 -4.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 118 .265 65 1 1.5 53 6 11.3
2019 Shifts 749 .316 376 20 5.3 373 144 38.6
2020 Shifts 150 .257 68 15 22.1 82 41 50.0
2021 Shifts 34 .244 20 2 10.0 14 8 57.1
2022 Shifts 596 .326 319 57 17.9 277 140 50.5
2023 Shades 354 .350 180 19 10.6 174 145 83.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 116 19.8 0.9% 6.0% 84 24.6 0.0% 13.1%
2019 903 17.9 14.7% 0.6% 456 26.4 0.0% 19.3%
2020 180 19.0 7.2% 2.2% 85 26.3 0.0% 18.8%
2021 43 19.0 7.0% 0.0% 18 24.0 0.0% 5.6%
2022 668 16.4 29.0% 2.1% 417 24.2 0.0% 12.5%
2023 365 14.4 60.8% 0.5% 214 20.3 0.0% 1.4%
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Pitch Distribution