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Dakota Hudson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 215LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #34, St. Louis Cardinals | Mississippi State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 2.08 2 1 0 8.2 6 0.92
4 Seasons 24 10 3.14 69 41 1 249.2 192 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 2 1-0 2.08 8.2 6 0.92
4 Seasons 69 24-10 3.14 249.2 192 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 24 433 80 1 1.3 83.9 109 3.1 25 .210 .273 .265 .292 .266 20 16.1 15.3 2.63 3.62
2019 25 2848 526 36 6.8 89.3 114.6 3.3 31.4 .263 .422 .316 .337 .365 38.8 18 11.4 3.35 5.20
2020 26 589 104 5 4.8 89.1 110.8 8.2 26 .220 .355 .257 .291 .318 40.4 20.5 9.9 2.77 3.58
2021 27 131 26 0 0 80.1 110 3.7 23.1 .194 .233 .244 .218 .230 15.4 17.6 2.9 2.08 2.01
4001 736 42 5.7 88.3 114.6 4 29.6 .248 .390 .300 .321 .343 36.1 18.1 11.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hudson relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(45.8%) ,
Slider
(25.2%) ,
Curveball
(16%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(9.2%) ,
Changeup
(3.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Sinker 60 47 13 45.8 92.1 19 17 3 3 0 0 0 3 14 .176 .165 .176 .189 .213 .216 78.4 -3 1917 6.6 11.8 18.8
2021 Slider 33 16 17 25.2 88.3 10 10 2 0 2 0 0 2 8 .200 .206 .400 .266 .248 .203 81.5 3 2144 6.4 23.5 15.4
2021 Curveball 21 12 9 16.0 80.7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .115 .000 .145 .000 .116 72.8 43 2293 6.2 40.0 16.7
2021 4-Seam Fastball 12 3 9 9.2 91.7 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 .667 .365 .667 .436 .586 .344 86.8 25 2025 6.4 0.0 0.0
2021 Changeup 5 1 4 3.8 86.6 1381 6.5
2020 Sinker 214 125 89 36.3 93.0 53 44 11 8 2 0 1 6 38 .250 .230 .364 .312 .336 .315 88.0 0 2140 6.6 10.1 11.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 133 35 98 22.6 92.6 41 39 4 3 1 0 0 5 34 .103 .260 .128 .382 .130 .298 89.9 12 2100 6.5 11.1 13.5
2020 Slider 119 68 51 20.2 88.3 29 26 7 3 1 0 3 9 17 .269 .220 .654 .458 .411 .324 90.5 24 2362 6.4 37.1 18.8
2020 Curveball 110 34 76 18.7 82.1 25 24 2 1 0 0 1 11 13 .083 .142 .208 .296 .142 .204 89.8 7 2280 6.3 38.8 28.2
2020 Changeup 13 0 13 2.2 86.6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .126 .000 .127 .000 .118 82.8 -36 1531 6.5 20.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 63.7 12.5 18.8 5 26.3 45 28.7 6.3 51.2 15 20 5 1.3
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
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
2021 65.4 19.2 11.5 3.8 38.5 46.2 15.4 3.8 50 26.9 15.4 3.8 0
58.4 14.4 22.7 4.5 37.4 40.2 22.4 3.4 46.3 15.1 22.6 6.1 5.7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Curveball STL R 21 80.7 45.8 -6.2 -12 7.6 -0.2 -2
2021 Slider STL R 33 88.3 28.3 -3.6 -11 1.4 -2.3 -63
2021 Sinker STL R 60 92.1 23.6 2.4 12 12.2 -2.1 -15
2021 4-Seamer STL R 12 91.7 23.7 -8.1 -52 4.1 -2.5 -38
2021 Changeup STL R 5 86.6 28.1 -0.6 -2 13.5 0 0
2020 Changeup STL R 13 86.6 27.3 -1.1 -4 12.8 -0.2 -1
2020 4-Seamer STL R 131 92.6 22.1 -6.9 -46 5 -1.6 -24
2020 Sinker STL R 214 93 20.7 0.4 2 14.4 0.4 3
2020 Slider STL R 116 88.3 29.2 -2.7 -8 0.1 -3.6 -104
2020 Curveball STL R 110 82.1 44.4 -5.6 -11 5.7 -1.1 -17
2019 Sinker STL R 1385 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 -31
2019 Changeup STL R 75 88.1 27.1 -1 -4 11.6 -2.2 -16
2019 Curveball STL R 284 81.9 44.5 -6.8 -13 9.4 2 26
2018 Sinker STL R 252 95.9 22.3 3.7 20 13 -0.9 -6
2018 Slider STL R 120 91.3 29 1.7 6 2.8 -0.1 -4
2018 4-Seamer STL R 13 96.7 16.4 -3.1 -23 4 -2.9 -41
2018 Curveball STL R 48 86.4 38.4 -6.2 -14 7 1.6 30
! 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 %
2021 Curveball -1.1 0 21 16 2 0 0 0 40 50 16.7 .115 .144 .116 0
2021 4-Seamer 7.2 1 12 9.2 3 .667 .667 .6 0 0 0 .365 .436 .344 33.3
2021 Slider 0 0 33 25.2 10 .2 .4 .25 23.5 20 15.4 .206 .266 .203 12.5
2021 Sinker -4.8 -3 60 45.8 19 .176 .176 .216 11.8 15.8 18.8 .165 .189 .215 14.3
2021 Changeup 1.3 0 5 3.8
2020 Changeup -0.1 0 13 2.2 2 0 0 0 20 0 0 .126 .127 .117 0
2020 Curveball -2.5 -3 110 18.7 25 .083 .208 .144 38.8 44 28.2 .142 .296 .204 38.5
2020 Slider 3 4 119 20.2 29 .269 .654 .416 37.1 31 18.8 .22 .458 .324 47.1
2020 4-Seamer -4.7 -6 133 22.6 41 .103 .128 .13 11.1 12.2 13.5 .26 .382 .298 44.1
2020 Sinker -0.9 -2 214 36.3 53 .25 .364 .34 10.1 11.3 11.5 .23 .312 .315 36.8
2019 Changeup 0.5 0 75 2.6 8 .143 .286 .244 26.1 0 0 .322 .377 .357 28.6
2019 Curveball 0.2 0 284 10 31 .259 .481 .353 40 35.5 25 .28 .518 .365 52.9
2019 4-Seamer -3.4 -13 371 13 107 .19 .27 .226 16.8 14 12.8 .247 .365 .283 30.2
2019 Slider -0.7 -5 730 25.6 195 .19 .345 .291 41.8 34.9 26.9 .183 .336 .279 28.4
2019 Sinker 0.4 6 1386 48.7 408 .289 .466 .373 13.2 10.3 14.3 .303 .473 .378 43.9
2018 4-Seamer 5 1 13 3 5 .2 .4 .25 50 60 30 .181 .475 .275 50
2018 Curveball 1.7 1 48 11.1 14 .214 .357 .243 27.8 35.7 22.7 .118 .155 .118 11.1
2018 Slider -3.6 -4 120 27.7 31 .043 .043 .216 33.3 16.1 15.2 .145 .176 .291 10.5
2018 Sinker 0.6 1 252 58.2 68 .255 .273 .34 14.2 8.8 13.3 .263 .325 .332 24
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
2021 Curveball 21 80.7 62 10 7:15 7:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 12 91.7 75 9.4 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 60 92.1 91 15 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 33 88.3 37 5.8 1:00 11:30 90
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 118 433 -5 -4 5 3 -1
2019 776 2934 -23 -24 22 18 -6
2020 150 589 -6 -5 2 3 -7
2021 34 131 0 -4 1 1 -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 40.6 59.3 43.6 22.8 6.7 65.5
2019 2848 47.1 65.7 85.2 25.1 52.4 41.1 56.1 44.2 23.6 7.1 75.7
2020 589 46 68.6 87.1 28.6 57.1 42.3 62.3 47 21.7 5.9 80
2021 131 52.7 66.7 93.5 25.8 56.3 42 67.6 47.3 16.1 6.9 66.7
4001 47.2 65.9 86 25.7 53.3 41.2 57.7 44.7 22.9 6.9 74.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 90 40 47
2019 22 23 42 58 9 10 53 31 29 16 12 37 22 60 22 14
2020 68 69 68 68 63 56 78 35 28 32 35 17 68 50 18 22
2021
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.9 23 22 1 11 13 12 52.2
2020 23.4 5 5 0 1 2 3 60

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 24 25 23 27 18 21 25 22 24 24 22 13 21 20 23 18 26 19 25 15 20 19 22 24 25 23 21 27 19 25
2020 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 4 4 5 6 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.9 93.6 -2.3 92.9 -0.7 92 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 0 88.1 0 86.6 -1.5 86.6 0
Breaking Velocity 89.9 85.9 -4 85.3 -0.6 85.4 0.1
Exit Velocity 83.9 89.3 5.4 89.1 -0.2 80.1 -9
Launch Angle 3.1 3.3 0.2 8.2 4.9 3.7 -4.5
Barrel % 1.3 6.8 5.5 4.8 -2 0 -4.8
Hard Hit % 20 38.8 18.8 40.4 1.6 15.4 -25
Sweet Spot % 25 31.4 6.4 26 -5.4 23.1 -2.9
xBA .21 .263 0.053 .22 -0.043 .194 -0.026
BA .196 .245 0.049 .178 -0.067 .219 0.041
xwOBA .292 .337 0.045 .291 -0.046 .218 -0.073
wOBA .265 .316 0.051 .257 -0.059 .244 -0.013
xSLG .273 .422 0.149 .355 -0.067 .233 -0.122
SLG .237 .403 0.166 .319 -0.084 .281 -0.038
K% 16.1 18 1.9 20.5 2.5 17.6 -2.9
BB% 15.3 11.4 -3.9 9.9 -1.5 2.9 -7
Swing % 43.6 44.2 0.6 47 2.8 47.3 0.3
Whiff% 22.8 23.6 0.8 21.7 -1.9 16.1 -5.6
In Zone % 48.3 47.1 -1.2 46 -1.1 52.7 6.7
Out of Zone % 51.7 52.9 1.2 54 1.1 47.3 -6.7
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 25.1 -0.3 28.6 3.5 25.8 -2.8
First Pitch Swing % 27.1 26.9 -0.2 33.1 6.2 26.5 -6.6
First Pitch Strike % 59.3 56.1 -3.2 62.3 6.2 67.6 5.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 118 .265 65 1 1.5 53 1 1.9
2019 749 .316 376 16 4.3 373 110 29.5
2020 150 .257 68 13 19.1 82 30 36.6
2021 34 .244 20 1 5.0 14 8 57.1

Pitch Distribution