Tim Hudson (SP)
Tim Hudson gave up 3 runs in 6 innings Wednesday vs. the Rockies, with two of them coming off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki.
Fantasy Impact: Hudson gave up Tulo's two-run bomb, but other than that was very solid. He allowed six hits, struck out three and walked none. Hudson has already declared this is his last ride through the MLB. He performed very well at home in 2014, but struggled on the road. Going into 2015, he's an NL-only option or a streamer in mixed leagues while at home.
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Tim Hudson told CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic that he believes 2015 to be his last season. (Source: CSN Bay Area)
Fantasy Impact: Hudson also said that he considered going out on top, mentally retiring and un-retiring on the flight home from Game Seven of the World Series last year. Hudson, 39, has never been a big strikeout guy, but if he can keep up his 3.57 ERA and 1.23 WHIP from last season, he should be a viable streaming option in mixed leagues, or a back of rotation player in NL-only leagues.
Tim Hudson underwent ankle surgery to clean bone spurs on his ankle, and is expected to miss a couple of months. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: The Giants are hoping that Hudson, 39, will be ready for opening day. The uncertainty surrounding his availability will very likely suppress his value on draft day. He posted a very serviceable 3.57 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 31 starts in his first season with the Giants in 2014, but injury and age may finally be catching up to Hudson, who is likely in his final season.
Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. The 39-year-old right-hander reached and won the World Series in his 16th major league season. He said Tuesday he plans to fulfill his $23 million, two-year contract with the Giants, then possibly call it a career. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Hudson was an all-star candidate in the first half of the 2014 season, but struggled down the line with an injury. At 39 years old, it's hard to know what Hudson can bring to the table after a long World Series winning season. It's fully possible that he has a similar first half in 2015, but to expect a full season of quality starts may be hard to believe. Draft Hudson with his age in mind.