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July 7, 2010

Jake Peavy to the DL with “detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder”

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 7, 2010 3:09 pm
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White Sox Press Release:

Prior to tonight’s game vs. the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder and recalled right-hander Jeffrey Marquez from Class AAA Charlotte.

… Marquez, who has no major-league experience, will wear uniform No. 48.

Chris DeLuca:

Detatched lat for Peavy likely means he’s out till Sept. best-case. White Sox will pursue starter on trade market.

Dan Hudson says hi.

UPDATE: Peavy’s injury will probably require surgery. And that likely means the season is over for Peavy.

UPDATE #2: Will Carroll wonders if Peavy will be able to come back at all:

Injury expert Will Carroll immediately tweeted a dark diagnosis for Peavy. In a video released Wednesday afternoon, Carroll pointed to Oakland starter Ben Sheets, St. Louis starter Brad Penny and Boston ace Josh Beckett as injury comps for Peavy, but in each case, the pitchers merely had to recover from strains, not full tears.

“Can he come back at all becomes the question,” Carroll said.

UPDATE #3: Mark Gonzales also wonders about Peavy’s career:

The probable loss of Jake Peavy for the rest of the season cast an uncertain pall on the White Sox’s postseason hopes as well as the long-term future of their marquee pitcher. …

UPDATE #4: Video of Peavy’s comments (4:37).

Will Carroll agrees he’s out for this year but he sounds a bit optimistic for Peavy coming back afterwards:

The question now becomes whether or not Peavy can come back at all. There are no comparables for this. Again, I went to my doctors and therapists, who think that he can come back. “It’s not a cuff,” said one ortho, “and putting the muscle back in place isn’t difficult. It’s an anchor. It’s not like there’s multiple structures or ways to do it really.” A physical therapist put it more succinctly: “If a nail comes out of your wall, you hammer it back in place. That’s all this is.” We’ve seen players come back from detached muscles before.

And another animation of the injury, this one by ESPN’s injury guru, here.


Is Dan Hudson is getting called up? not yet [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 7, 2010 1:48 pm
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Jonathan Mayo on the MLB futures games roster (twitter):

[Anthony] Slama and [Bryan] Morris added because phillies Jarred Cosart is on the DL and whitesox Dan Hudson is getting called up

Scott Merkin (twitter):

Daniel Hudson out of the #mlbfutures game, almost certainly meaning he will pitch Sunday for the whitesox

Mark Gonzales says not so fast (twitter):

Peavy DL, Marquez promoted.

UPDATE: Mark Gonzales explains:

He likely will be available in relief for the next four games.

July 1, 2010

John Sickels on Dan Hudson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 1, 2010 1:17 pm
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John Sickels:

White Sox prospect Dan Hudson is currently having a strong season in Triple-A: 11-3, 3.57, 102/29 K/BB in 88 innings, 78 hits for Charlotte. The K/IP ratio is a huge positive, and his control has been good, the only negative is a fairly high home run rate with 12 dingers given up. Overall, though, he’s having a fine campaign that consolidates the progress he made last year, when he began the season in the Sally League and ended it in the majors. I think he’s going to be a better pitcher than some who rank higher on most prospect lists.

And Kevin Goldstein:

Dan Hudson, RHP, White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte): 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K. Dominant of late; 2.06 ERA in last eight starts with twice as many strikeouts (54) than hits allowed (27) in 48 innings.

And FutureSox:

Hudson has been terrific this year, but if there’s one quip, it’s that he doesn’t usually last past the 6th inning, so perhaps efficiency is something for him to work on.

And a video interview (9:14).

June 29, 2010

Why did you listen to Ozzie, Kenny? Why?

JJ looks at what it will take to land Adam Dunn:

Granted, getting Dunn would probably mean parting with one good prospect and another marginal one. Cowley points out that Brent Morel isn’t a fit with Washington thanks to Ryan Zimmerman, but I have to wonder if Dayan Viciedo would interest the Nats. Viciedo should ultimately will end up a first baseman, and while the Nationals do have a first base prospect in Double-A, Viciedo could provide a more immediate impact.

The elephant in the room is Dan Hudson, who I would hate to see the Sox trade for a half-year rental player. In fact, there really aren’t a whole lot of circumstances in which I’d be okay with the Sox trading Hudson.

Kenny, you screwed up. If you had not listen to Ozzie and signed Jim Thome in the off-season, you wouldn’t be in a situation where you have to give up 6 years of Dan Hudson (or Flowers) for 2-3 months of Adam Dunn. And what did Big Jim sign for? $1.5 million. You gave $1.5 million to Mark Kotsay. Hell, you gave $14 million to Mark Teahen. Losing Dan Hudson for $1.5 million. That would suck…

June 22, 2010

Dan Hudson was selected for the Futures Game

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 22, 2010 8:58 pm
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While a call up to the Majors is not yet in the offing for Hudson, one of the talents mentioned by Williams, the right-hander has been honored in another way. Hudson was selected to take part in the XM All-Star Futures Game, as part of the U.S. Team roster, featuring many of the top Minor League prospects in baseball.

Mark Buehrle, John Danks, Gavin Floyd and Alex Rios are just some of the players on the current White Sox roster who have previously played in this game. Hudson posted a 14-5 record with a 2.32 ERA and 166 strikeouts in 26 starts over four Minor League stops for the White Sox last season and has followed up that stellar effort with a 9-3 record and 3.89 ERA in 14 starts for Triple-A Charlotte this season.

… The 12th annual Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com’s Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on XM 175. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game.

5 pm CT on Sunday, July 2 @ Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA.

Lingo @ BA:

Hudson made his major league debut last season and is ready to contribute in Chicago whenever the club needs him. He offers three solid pitches with natural deception and strong command.

June 13, 2010

9 K / 3 BB in 6.0 IP for Dan Hudson today (6/13)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 13, 2010 7:55 pm
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Hudson, D (L, 8-3) 6.0 4 3 3 3 9 2 3.91
Whisler 1.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 5.02
Braun 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.48
Threets 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.87

June 11, 2010

Dan Hudson makes it to another Baseball America prospect hot sheet

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 11, 2010 1:42 pm
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At #5:

Team: Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox)

Age: 23

Why He’s Here: 1-0, 0.00, 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 Ks

The Scoop: Dan Hudson is playing a waiting game at this point. He struggled in April as he got over the disappointment of not making the big league roster, but since then, he’s 6-0, 2.02 in his last eight starts. He’s been even better this month, as he’s allowed one run in 12 innings. But even though the White Sox’s starting rotation has been a serious disappointment (John Danks is the only starter with an ERA under 4.80), there’s no obvious candidate to be released, so Hudson will likely have to wait until an injury or the White Sox go into fire-sale mode to make it back to the big leagues.

Tyler Flowers gets a mention too.

June 10, 2010

6/8: 10 K / 0 BB for Dan Hudson, 6/4: 8 K / 0 BB for Terry Doyle

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 12:27 pm
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Hudson, D (W, 8-2) 7.0 5 0 0 0 10 0 3.86
Nunez, J (S, 1) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 6.00


Doyle (W, 2-2) 8.0 4 0 0 0 8 0 2.77
Bellamy (S, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1.63

And 6/4:

Doyle 7.1 3 2 2 0 4 0 2.70
Infante (BS, 2)(L, 1-1) 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.14

THT Fantasy on Dan Hudson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2010 11:39 am


Dan Hudson / Chicago White Sox

Projecting Hudson’s control moving forward has always been his biggest asset, and 2010 has been no different. His strikeout numbers continue to jump off the stat sheet, but I have concerns that his low-90s fastball won’t deliver the same level of strikeouts in the majors. His flyball rate has always been high, which is another knock against him. But his slider could be a cure-all type of offering.

June 1, 2010

Joe Cowley says season’s over; but he has a plan!

Cowley says replace Mark Buehrle and Gavin Floyd with Cliff Lee and Daniel Hudson, re-sign Freddy Garcia, trade Bobby Jenks, re-sign J.J. Putz, pickup Matt Thornton’s option, say goodbye to Paul Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski, Carlos Quentin, promote Dayan Viciedo and Tyler Flowers, sign Carl Crawford or Adam Dunn, and sign the one and only Juan Uribe.

I say forget free-agents and the money in the draft and international scouting.

May 28, 2010

Dan Hudson makes to Baseball America’s Hot Sheet [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 28, 2010 6:20 pm
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Hudson at #3:

Team: Triple-A Charlotte (International)

Age: 23

Why He’s Here: 1-0, 0.00, 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 11 SO, 1 BB

The Scoop: Hudson hit rock bottom on April 27, when in a start against Columbus he allowed nine runs on eight hits in only one inning of work. After that outing, his ERA stood at 9.37 and he had allowed six homers through four starts. In five turns since, Hudson has dominated the IL just like we knew he could. He’s gone 3-0, 1.97 while striking out 41, walking just six and allowing one home run in five starts. With his 11-strikeout showing last Sunday, Hudson breezed past Aroldis Chapman to assume the league lead for strikeouts per nine innings with 10.99.

UPDATE: From BA’s prospect hot sheet chat:

Michelle (Florida): Hey do you think you could tell me a little more about Dan Hudson and what kind of potential he has. Also do you see a promotion any time soon to the White Sox.

Jim Shonerd: Hudson has the potential to be a middle-of-the-rotation guy. He’s got a solid low 90s fastball and a good changeup, both of which he can use to pound the strike zone. His delivery has some deception, but it’s high maintenance, which can lead to inconsistency. Given how the White Sox rotation has performed this year and the fact that Hudson went all the way from low A to the majors last year, he could certainly get called back there if there’s an opening. It’s still just his second full season though, so more time to learn in Triple-A won’t hurt.

May 24, 2010

Kevin Goldstein on Dan Hudson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 24, 2010 3:10 pm
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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 23, 2010

11 K / 1 BB for Dan Hudson today (5/23)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 23, 2010 5:17 pm
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Hudson, D (W, 5-2) 8.0 3 0 0 1 11 0 4.47
Dolsi 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.09


Facing the International League’s top scoring team Sunday, though, Hudson was in control. After allowing a leadoff single to the Clippers’ Jose Constanza and another single to Brian Buscher two batters later, Hudson got out of the first and never gave Columbus another chance.

May 13, 2010

BDD’s Dan Hudson Major League Projection

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 13, 2010 2:35 pm
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first, what are MLP’s? explanation here

so, from the pitchers major league projections::

Player Name Age IP IP* H 2B 3B HR BB HP K K9 ERA
Daniel Hudson 23 129.2 180 186 34 5 13 52 11 213 10.7 3.63

from the batters major league projections:

Tyler Flowers 24 1408 600 503 119 35 1 25 82 7 129 .237 .352 .464 0 5.3
Jared Mitchell 21 138 600 495 116 49 4 7 106 3 161 .235 .374 .395 21 4.9


Justin Smoak 23 520 600 497 130 28 0 23 90 7 108 .262 .383 .460 0 6.0

May 10, 2010

Dan Hudson on his pitching arsenal

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 10, 2010 11:44 am

Wagner @ MiLB.com:

The 23-year-old features a running fastball that sits in the low 90s as well as a change-up he said he will “throw to anybody in any count.” Though his slider is his third-best pitch, Hudson said, “When it’s on, it’s really on, but when it doesn’t work, I rely on my change-up more.”

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