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
2022 5 4 3.72 14 14 0 75.0 41 1.35
5 Seasons 29 14 3.27 83 55 1 324.2 233 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 14 5-4 3.72 75.0 41 1.35
5 Seasons 83 29-14 3.27 324.2 233 1.33

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 .270 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 .423 .316 .337 .366 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 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 1216 232 14 6 4.5 90.1 111.9 6.6 29.3 .284 .451 .312 .356 .363 44.8 13.2 11.3 3.72 4.78
Player 5217 968 56 5.8 4.1 88.8 114.6 4.6 29.5 .257 .404 .302 .330 .349 38.2 17.0 11.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hudson relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(38.6%) ,
Slider
(28%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(16.1%) ,
Curveball
(11.8%) ,
Changeup
(5.6%) ,


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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 57.3 19.4 19.4 3.9 40.9 38.8 20.3 3.0 43.5 19.0 23.3 5.2 6.0 4.5
Player 58.2 15.6 21.9 4.3 38.2 39.9 21.9 3.3 45.7 16.0 22.7 5.9 5.8 4.1
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Curveball STL R 143 80.9 47.4 -4.7 -9 8.3 0.5 6
2022 Changeup STL R 68 86.6 28.5 -0.7 -3 12.6 -1.3 -9
2022 Slider STL R 340 89.3 27.8 -3.0 -10 0.4 -3.1 -88
2022 Sinker STL R 469 92.2 25.5 3.9 18 12.7 -1.5 -10
2022 4-Seamer STL R 196 92.0 23.2 -7.7 -50 4.8 -1.5 -24
2021 Slider STL R 32 88.2 28.6 -3.5 -11 1.5 -2.3 -61
2021 Curveball STL R 21 80.7 45.8 -6.2 -12 7.6 -0.2 -2
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 -2.1 -15
2020 Slider STL R 119 88.3 29.2 -2.7 -9 0.2 -3.6 -105
2020 Sinker STL R 214 93.0 20.7 0.3 1 14.4 0.3 2
2020 Curveball STL R 110 82.1 44.4 -5.6 -11 5.7 -1.2 -17
2020 Changeup STL R 13 86.6 27.3 -1.1 -4 12.8 -0.2 -1
2020 4-Seamer STL R 132 92.6 22.1 -6.9 -45 5.0 -1.5 -24
2019 Sinker STL R 1,386 93.5 23.6 2.6 12 12.8 -1.6 -11
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 -6.8 -13 9.4 2.0 26
2019 Slider STL R 730 87.4 34.9 1.8 5 2.3 -1.3 -36
2019 Changeup STL R 75 88.1 27.1 -1.0 -3 11.6 -2.2 -16
2018 Slider STL R 120 91.3 29.0 1.7 6 2.8 -0.1 -4
2018 Sinker STL R 252 95.9 22.3 3.7 20 13.0 -0.9 -6
2018 Curveball STL R 48 86.4 38.4 -6.2 -14 7.0 1.6 29
2018 4-Seamer STL R 13 96.7 16.4 -3.1 -23 4.0 -2.8 -41
! 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 %
2022 Sinker 1.2 6 469 38.6 137 .321 .431 .399 8.9 4.4 5.2 .341 .515 .422 50.0
2022 Slider -1.6 -5 340 28.0 86 .192 .308 .241 24.2 20.9 19.6 .244 .417 .295 42.2
2022 4-Seamer -1.5 -3 196 16.1 44 .158 .211 .234 18.3 18.2 14.5 .257 .409 .338 50.0
2022 Curveball 0.2 0 143 11.8 26 .208 .250 .275 24.4 30.8 15.1 .235 .354 .287 25.0
2022 Changeup 2.6 2 68 5.6 18 .294 .647 .408 20.0 5.6 14.3 .231 .429 .298 31.3
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 1.3 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 .303 .473 .378 43.9
2019 Slider -0.6 -5 730 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 1 284 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 .268 .331 .337 24.0
2018 Slider -3.8 -5 120 27.7 31 .043 .043 .216 33.3 16.1 15.2 .145 .176 .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.
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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 10.0 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
2022 Changeup 67 86.6 97 14.9 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 Curveball 142 80.9 70 12.0 7:30 7:30 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 195 92.0 65 9.8 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Sinker 465 92.2 77 14.4 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Slider 340 89.3 32 5.5 12:45 11:45 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 118 433 -5 -4 5 3 -2
2019 776 2,935 -21 -26 24 18 -5
2020 150 589 -6 -6 1 3 -8
2021 34 131 -1 -4 1 1 -2
2022 311 1,216 -11 -9 12 7 -1
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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 2,848 47.1 65.7 85.2 25.1 52.4 41.1 56.1 44.2 23.6 7.1 75.9
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 6.9 66.7
2022 1,216 47.6 66.5 89.9 20.6 61.1 41.7 57.9 42.4 17.1 6.0 78.1
Player 5,217 47.3 66.0 86.9 24.5 54.8 41.3 57.8 44.1 21.6 6.7 75.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2019 24 24 42 58 9 10 53 31 29 16 12 37 24 59 23 12
2020 69 68 68 68 63 56 78 35 28 32 35 17 69 50 20 19
2021 30 3
2022 23 16 37 56 10 19 72 21 13 5 15 3 23 30 15 32
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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 0.1 0 2 0 0 --
2019 22.9 23 22.5 1 6 15 13 56.5
2020 23.4 5 5.2 0 0 2 4 80.0
2022 23.1 6 5.6 0 5 4 2 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2019 23 25 25 20 21 20 21 27 25 22 19 20 16 21 20 24 20 28 18 23 26 19 18 22 25 25 26 21 27 21 29
2020 5 5 6 5 5 5 0 5 6 6 6 5 5 4 5 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
2022 6 5 9 4 5 6 5 3 5 6 4 5 4 4 5 7 7 7 6 6 8 4 4 7 4 6 7 5 9 3 9
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.9 93.6 -2.3 92.9 -0.7 92 -0.9 92.1 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 0 88.1 0 86.6 -1.5 86.6 0 86.6 0
Breaking Velocity 89.9 85.9 -4 85.3 -0.6 85.2 -0.1 86.8 1.6
Exit Velocity 83.9 89.3 5.4 89.1 -0.2 80.1 -9 90.1 10
Launch Angle 3.1 3.3 0.2 8.2 4.9 3.7 -4.5 6.6 2.9
Barrel % 1.3 6.8 5.5 4.8 -2 0 -4.8 6 6
Hard Hit % 20 38.8 18.8 40.4 1.6 15.4 -25 44.8 29.4
Sweet Spot % 25 31.4 6.4 26 -5.4 23.1 -2.9 29.3 6.2
xBA .212 .263 0.051 .221 -0.042 .195 -0.026 .284 0.089
BA .196 .245 0.049 .178 -0.067 .219 0.041 .248 0.029
xwOBA .294 .337 0.043 .293 -0.044 .219 -0.074 .356 0.137
wOBA .265 .316 0.051 .257 -0.059 .244 -0.013 .312 0.068
xSLG .275 .423 0.148 .357 -0.066 .235 -0.122 .451 0.216
SLG .237 .403 0.166 .319 -0.084 .281 -0.038 .361 0.08
K% 16.1 18 1.9 20.5 2.5 17.6 -2.9 13.2 -4.4
BB% 15.3 11.4 -3.9 9.9 -1.5 2.9 -7 11.3 8.4
Swing % 43.6 44.2 0.6 47 2.8 47.3 0.3 42.4 -4.9
Whiff% 22.8 23.6 0.8 21.7 -1.9 16.1 -5.6 17.1 1
In Zone % 48.3 47.1 -1.2 46 -1.1 52.7 6.7 47.6 -5.1
Out of Zone % 51.7 52.9 1.2 54 1.1 47.3 -6.7 52.4 5.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 25.1 -0.3 28.6 3.5 25.8 -2.8 20.6 -5.2
First Pitch Swing % 27.1 26.9 -0.2 33.1 6.2 26.5 -6.6 28.9 2.4
First Pitch Strike % 59.3 56.1 -3.2 62.3 6.2 67.6 5.3 57.9 -9.7
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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
2022 311 .312 152 26 17.1 159 60 37.7

Pitch Tempo