Dakota Hudson

Dakota Hudson

Age: 24College: Mississippi StateBats: RThrows: R

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Dakota Hudson allows three home runs in win Sunday

Dakota Hudson allowed three runs on five hits over five innings in the Cardinals' 6-4 win over the Mets on Sunday. He walked two and struck out five while improving to 1-1.

Fantasy Impact

All three of the runs Hudson allowed were solo home runs, and he's served up eight in 18.1 innings this season. The amount of home runs Hudson has allowed is shocking considering he allowed eight total across his entire minor league career. Home run prevention has always been his best skill, and if Hudson isn't doing that he isn't doing much of value for fantasy owners. His next start comes Saturday vs. Cincinnati.

Elliott Baas3 days ago
Dakota Hudson hammered for six runs Monday

Dakota Hudson allowed six runs on eight hits over 3.2 innings in the Cardinals' 10-7 loss to the Brewers on Monday. He walked three and struck out three in the no decision.

Fantasy Impact

Hudson also served up two home runs in this one, and has now allowed five home runs in 13.1 innings this season. Hudson may have had a 2.79 ERA coming into this start, but he also had a 7.29 FIP and 14.3% walk rate coming into this game, so he should not have been trusted regardless of the surface stats. His next start comes Sunday against the Mets, and he should not be used in any formats in that game.

Elliott Baas1 week ago
Dakota Hudson can't make it through five Tuesday

Dakota Hudson pitched 4.2 scoreless innings in the Cardinals'4-0 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday. He allowed six hits, four walks, and struck out four in the no decision.

Fantasy Impact

Even though Hudson didn't allow a run, it took him 100 pitches to get 14 outs and he left with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth. It was a little frustrating, because Hudson would've earned a win had he gotten the final out. Walks were a huge problem for Hudson last year, as he posted a ghastly 15.3% walk rate in 27.1 innings. There's enough prospect pedigree here to make Hudson interesting, but he doesn't have much value outside of NL-only leagues right now. His next start comes Monday at the Brewers, and no fantasy owners should start him in that game.

Elliott Baas2 weeks ago
Dakota Hudson picks up two-out save Wednesday

Dakota Hudson picked up a two-out save in the Cardinals' 5-4 extra inning win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Hudson was called upon after Alex Reyes loaded up the bases in a one-run, extra innings scenario on Wednesday. Jordan Hicks was unavailable today and manager Mike Schidlt had already burned through most of his bullpen, so he had to rely on Hudson to preserve the victory. Hudson should continue to work as a starter for now, and his next scheduled start is on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Elliott Baas3 weeks ago
Dakota Hudson serves up three home runs in loss Saturday

Dakota Hudson allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over 4.1 innings in the Cardinals' 4-2 loss to the Brewers on Saturday. He struck out six and walked two.

Fantasy Impact

Hudson also allowed three home runs in this game, which is surprising since Hudson's best skill as a prospect was home run suppression. He allowed one home run total in 139 innings last season between Triple-A and the majors. That being said, a lineup like Milwaukee's is a big leap from Triple-A hitters. Poor control and a lack of dominance are what we should really worry about with Hudson, and he's best left on the bench next time out, even at home against San Diego.

Elliott Baas4 weeks ago