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Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
Dakota Hudson: Dakota Hudson has thrown 3,119 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2019, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph) and Cutter (88mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (82mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).
His sinker generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sinking action. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink and has strong cutting action. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slightly above average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider has exceptional depth and has short glove-side cut. His change is thrown extremely hard and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.
Sean's Note: Hudson is an extreme ground ball pitcher with 57% of his contact on the ground. He doesn't strike out many hitters and his walk rate is above average at 10.7%. His FIP of 4.99 is way higher than his 3.54 ERA, so he has been very lucky. Left handed hitters fare better against Hudson than right handed batters.
Final Thoughts: Just win please, I'm begging you.
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