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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scouting Report Tim Hudson

Hudson this year is 5-5 in 13 starts (82 innings), with < 5.5 K/9, but he does a great job of minimizing walks (2 BB/9), and gets the majority of his outs on ground balls (58%, down from 63% last year). His ERA is 4.06, with a 1.15 WHIP.

Hudson is a six-pitch pitcher who works quickly and throws from the three quarters arm slot. He throws a hard sinking fastball 89-92 mph (averaging 90.6), a cutter 90 mph, a late-breaking slider (85 mph), a tight curve (76 mph), a show-me change early in the count (81 mph) and a splitter he uses for strikeouts (84 mph). Over his career his three best pitches have been his fastball, split and slider. He throws first pitch fastball 63% of the time and is relying on his fastball and slider with two strikes, but is willing to throw his splitter 0-2 and 1-2 counts.

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