Dan Hudson, RHP, White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte)
If there’s one thing that makes scouts (and those in the prospect-ranking business) nervous, it’s the out-of-nowhere guy. In 2009, Hudson was just that, as the fifth-round pick in the 2008 draft went from Low-A to the big leagues while putting up some off the best numbers in the minor leagues. Sent to Triple-A in order to get more innings, Hudson struggled in April, hitting rock bottom in his fourth start of the year when he allowed nine runs in one inning to raise his ERA to 9.37. Call it adjustments, call it small sample size, but the Hudson we saw last year, with the outstanding command of a deep arsenal is back. On Sunday, he struck out a season-high 11 over eight shutout innings while giving up three hits, and in five May starts he’s whiffed 41 in 32 innings with a 1.97 ERA. If you’re the White Sox and you’re not exactly going anywhere, why not see what you have here?
May 24, 2010
Kevin Goldstein on Dan Hudson
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