Daniel Hudson Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 35 (March 09, 1987) | 6' 3" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right P-40
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAD AAA 2018 1 0 0 0 5 0 4.2 0 0 4 5 0.00 0.86 0.43 7.7 9.6 0.00 n/a
LAD NL 2018 3 2 0 3 40 1 46.0 38 6 18 44 4.11 1.22 1.22 3.5 8.6 .272 37/27/36 2 3
TOR AL 2019 6 3 2 8 45 1 48.0 38 5 23 48 3.00 1.27 1.19 4.3 9.0 .274 41/14/45 10 8
WAS NL 2019 3 0 6 3 24 0 25.0 18 3 4 23 1.44 0.88 0.98 1.4 8.3 .240 29/21/50 12 8
WAS NL 2020 3 2 10 0 21 0 20.1 15 6 11 28 6.20 1.28 1.45 4.9 12.4 .235 18/24/57 22 12
SD NL 2021 2 4 0 4 46 0 38.0 34 8 18 54 5.21 1.37 1.45 4.3 12.8 .328 28/23/49 -1 1
WAS NL 2021 8 2 0 28 62 0 65.0 46 8 14 96 2.22 0.92 1.00 1.9 13.3 .303 31/17/52 17 15
LAD NL 2022 2 3 5 9 25 0 24.1 17 1 5 30 2.22 0.90 0.86 1.8 11.1 .293 53/21/26 9 6
Career 13yrs 64 46 32 76 533 61 839.2 759 94 271 824 3.78 1.23 1.23 2.9 8.8 .301 n/a
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Fantastic!  If I were him, I'd cry again when I first put that ring on my finger!  But then again, if I were him, I'd have called it quits!  Go, Huddy!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Nov 4 '19

Nice piece by Jeff Wiser at BP today about Daniel Hudson's Strange Baseball Voyage. In the paid area, unfortunately, but this gives the flavor. 


... Hudson was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks at the 2010 trade deadline (with David Holmberg) for Edwin Jackson. Although he opened the season back in Triple-A for Chicago, Arizona dealt for the young righty and he paid immediate dividends. In 11 starts for the D-Backs that year, he produced 1.69 ERA and 3.51 DRA to go 7-1. The Diamondbacks had a building block on their hands and “Huddy,” as he’d come to be called, became an instant fan favorite. The team had lost rotation stalwart and Cy Young winner Brandon Webb in 2009 and looked for someone to take his place. An organization that had relied on stellar pitching from guys like Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, and Webb thought they had a new dynamic duo on their hands in Ian Kennedy and Hudson. The pieces were in place to make another go at the crown but they lost in the 2011 NLDS to Milwaukee.

Things fell apart quickly for both the Diamondbacks and Hudson in 2012. After just nine starts and with an unsightly 7.35 ERA, he underwent Tommy John surgery. The excruciating recovery, well-chronicled in Jeff Passan’s The Arm, was effective enough for Hudson to return to action the following summer. But during his lone 2013 rehab start in Double-A Mobile in June, he experienced another surge of pain in his right elbow as his fastball dipped from 95 mph in the first inning to 85 mph in the second. Hudson thought he may be experiencing a mere setback in his rehab, but a call from a team doctor unveiled the unfortunate truth that he had torn his rebuilt UCL. “I just remember dropping the phone as soon as I hung up, and I just laid on the bed and cried for like 10 minutes,” Hudson recalled. “I thought about not doing it again and calling it quits.” Who could blame him?

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 4 '19

I wonder if he got his glove back?

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 31 '19

A money pitch to Seager if there ever was one. First slider of the at-bat.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 5 '19

He almost won it for me this year -- with his fluke win on Saturday. The official scorer had half a dozen pitchers to choose from and chose him.

I picked him up in late June as a straight waiver claim. In 36 games (I had him on reserve for much of July), he had seven wins and seven saves, posting a 10.07 Ratio and 1.83 ERA.

As Branch Rickey said, luck is the residue of claiming a pitcher every chance you get.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1 '19

Not today, as Hudson recorded his eighth save. He's going to win a few folks Leagues with that late contribution to the Saves category.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Sep 27 '19

Washington Nationals – Daniel Hudson saved both games of the doubleheader yesterday. Sean Doolittle picked up a hold in game one by pitching a scoreless 8th inning. Hudson has six straight scoreless appearances, recording four saves during that time, but he still thinks they need Doolittle as their closer. The Nationals have clinched a playoff spot and we will see if that allows them to throw Doolittle into a save situation during the last week of the season. 

Hierarchy remains: *Hudson | Doolittle | Strickland.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 25 '19

A serious case of wish-fulfillment. In the next email...

Sean Doolittle placed on the IL

August 18, 2019

Washington Nationals – The Nationals placed Sean Doolittle on the IL on Sunday with right knee tendinitis. Daniel Hudson has been the most effective arm in the bullpen lately and is likely the best bet for saves in the near future. Hunter Strickland could also get a look.

Updated hierarchy: *Hudson | Strickland | Rodney.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 18 '19

I despaired at the MLB trade deadline when Hudson went to the Nats, instead of Giles to anybody. But now...

Washington Nationals — Sean Doolittle blew a three-run lead giving up three home runs and four runs in just 13 pitches.  Doolittle’s velocity was down and manager Davey Martinez said he may need to reconsider Doolittle’s workload.   If Doolittle receives more rest, that could open up more save chances for Daniel Hudson, Hunter Strickland and maybe even our old friend, Fernando Rodney.

Hierarchy remains: Doolittle | Hudson | Strickland.

Peter and I are just about the only ones in the ADL who like the experimental rule of keeping the stats of players traded to the NL, even though virtually every team has reason to be glad.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 18 '19

Oh. I also have Hudson. Claimed him three weeks, figuring he might close when Ken Giles was traded.

Now I'm going off line.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31 '19