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Dakota Hudson Scouting Report


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Dakota Hudson’s Info

Height: 6’5″
Weight: 205
Throws: Right
Birthday: 9/15/94
School/Year: Mississippi State/Junior
Position: RHP

Dakota Hudson’s Scouting Report

Hudson has two plus pitches, with his fastball being one and the other being a nasty slider/cutter. He still needs to improve his off-speed stuff. The 6’5″ righty has solid mechanics and could be a top-of-the-rotation guy if he figures out his curveball and changeup. If Hudson doesn’t figure out those pitches he could end up in the bullpen, where he could potentially be a closer.

Strengths

  • Plus Fastball
  • Plus Slider
  • Solid mechanics
  • Has top-of-the-rotation potential

Weaknesses

  • His curveball and changeup are below average
  • Needs to improve his command


Pitches
Fastball:  93-97 MPH
Changeup: MPH
Slider: 88-91 MPH
Curveball: MPH

Dakota Hudson’s Scouting Grades

Tool Grade/Projection
Command 45/55
Mechanics 50/60
Fastball 65/70
Changeup 45/55
Slider 65/70
Curveball 45/50
Overall 55/60

Dakota Hudson’s Stats

Year Team Age W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2014 19 1 2 4.67 6 5 0 0 0 17.1 26 10 9 1 8 10 1.96
2015 20 1 1 4.32 17 0 0 0 0 16.2 16 9 8 0 11 26 1.62
2016 21 9 4 2.35 15 15 3 2 0 103.1 95 36 27 2 30 107 1.21

Dakota Hudson’s Draft Projection

Mid-Late First Round

Dakota Hudson’s Pro Comparison

Aaron Nola – Philadelphia Phillies

Where could Hudson end up in the draft?

The Mariners are an option for Hudson at 11, but they’ll most likely go in a different direction. Boston is also an option at 12, with the Blue Jays being his floor at 21. I see Hudson going to the Red Sox or the Angels at 16.


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