Dakota Hudson

American professional baseball pitcher

dakota hudson
American professional baseball pitcher Source: ESPN

Dakota American pitcher Ryan Hudson plays for the Major League Baseball team St. Louis Cardinals. Additionally, he participated for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals, a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals at the rookie level.

Early Life and Family

On October 10, 1994, Dakota Hudson was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the United States.

Sam Hudson, his father, was a military attorney. He later rose to the position of judge.

Hunter Hudson is one of Dakota’s three brothers. Dakota is a year Hunter’s senior.

The Hudson family spent most of their time in the US army training facility. They moved from one fort to another, including Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Leonard Wood in the Missouri Ozarks.

Since they were young, the Hudson Brothers have enjoyed baseball. They used to play it in the backyard of their home.

Outside of his backyard, Hunter Hudson played baseball. He actually used to be a member of Tennessee Tech University’s baseball team, the Golden Eagles.


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Amateur Baseball Career

In Dunlap, Tennessee, Hudson attended Sequatchie County High School. In his junior year of high school, in 2012, he made a commitment to Mississippi State University.

He made one relief appearance and started five games as a freshman in 2014. Hudson had a 1-2 record, a 4.67 ERA, and 10 strikeouts.

Similar to that, as a sophomore in 2015, he made 17 relief appearances. He also had a 1-1 record, a 4.32 ERA, and 26 strikeouts.

In 64 days of work, Hudson had a 1.09 earned run average (ERA) while striking out 124 batters.

In the Cape Cod Baseball League, he later pitched for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. It happened in the 2015 summer.

Then, in 2016, he returned to start his junior year of high school.

For the Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball team, he made 17 starts. Hudson pitched 113 innings, compiling a 9-5 record, a 2.55 ERA, and 115 strikeouts.

He was consequently selected for the All-SEC Baseball First Team.

Professional Baseball Career

Top prospects for the 2016 Major League Baseball draft included Hudson. He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round, 34th overall.

In exchange for the Chicago Cubs signed free agent Jason Heyward, they were given a pick.

He agreed to a $2 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.


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2016 Season

In four games, he pitched four scoreless innings. He was then given a promotion to play for the St. Louis Cardinals’ Class A Advanced affiliate, the Palm Beach Cardinals.

Hudson finished the 2016 campaign with an 8-appearance bullpen record of 1-1 and a 0.96 ERA.

2017 Season

He played for the Springfield Cardinals to start the 2017 campaign. The St. Louis Cardinals’ Double-A affiliate is the Springfield Cardinals.

Additionally, on June 27, 2017, he was chosen to start the Texas League All-Star Game.

In 18 starts in 2017, Hudson had a 9-4 record and a 2.53 ERA. On July 29, he was then given a promotion to the Memphis Redbirds. The St. Louis Cardinals’ triple-A affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds, play baseball.

He made seven starts for the Memphis Redbirds, going 1-1 with a 4.42 ERA.


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2018 Season

Later, he started the 2018 campaign with the Memphis Redbirds. His name was chosen as the Pacific Coast League All-Star Game’s starting pitcher. It took place on July 11.

In addition, Hudson participated in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game in July 2018 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.

He won 12 games in Triple-A during the 2018 campaign. He made 7 starts and had a 12-2 record and 2.42 ERA.

Third, in the Pacific Coast League was his score. Additionally, Hudson had a 5-0 record in June and a 1.06 ERA while only allowing four runs in 34 innings.

In addition, he pitched 104 innings for the Memphis Redbirds in 2018 and only allowed one home run.


In September 2020, Hudson was given the diagnosis with a flexor tendon problem in his throwing arm. He uses his right hand.

The cords that link the forearm muscles to the bones in the fingers and thumb are known as flexor tendons. A baseball right-hander, whose primary job involves hand movements, would undoubtedly find it difficult to play.

In September 2020, Hudson is forced to abandon his start after just two innings due to arm discomfort.

A recommendation for surgery was made after an MRI was performed on him.

On September 28, 2020, the top starting pitchers for the Cardinals underwent Tommy John surgery.

Major League

On July 27, 2018, Hudson was promoted to the major leagues after putting in a lot of effort in the minor league.

He played for the St. Louis Cardinals for the remainder of the 2018 MLB season. In fact, he pitched 27 13 innings of relief and had a 4-1 record, 2.63 ERA, and 1.35 WHIP.

The fifth starter for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019 was subsequently designated as Hudson. In the 2019 regular season, he started 32 of his over 33 games played.

He had a record of 16-7, a 3.35 ERA, and 136 strikeouts in 174 2/3 innings. Additionally, Hudson had a 56.9% ground ball percentage, the highest in the majors.

He also had the lowest major league average for fly balls (21.3%).

With 86, he had the most wins among major league pitchers. In the major leagues, he also had the highest walk rate per nine innings (4.43).

Salary and Net Worth

Hudson’s baseball career has brought in a ton of money. His average annual salary is thought to be around $20,000,000.

Relationship| Wife and Son

On December 9, 2017, Hudson and Ashlen Cyr, his longtime partner, got married.

Nolan Hudson, their son, is their only child. On May 7, 2018, Nolan was born.


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Body Measurement| Height, and Weight

Talking about his height, he stands 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) tall and weighs around 98 kg (216 lbs.).  He has an athletic body and mesmerizing Light Brown eye.

Social Media Presence

Professional Baseball pitcher, Dakota is active on Instagram.


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Which college did Dakota Hudson attend?

Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap, Tennessee, was Dakota Hudson’s first school. The Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, then accepted him.

What is the pitching velocity of Dakota Hudson?

Dakota Hudson primarily focused on his 93 mph four-seam fastball, sinker, and cutter among all of his pitching styles. He also uses an 87 mph change and an 82 mph sinker when playing.

What are the MLB stats for Dakota Hudson?

Dakota Hudson currently has a 3.17 ERA and 186 strikeouts in MLB. He also has a 23-10 win-loss record.

Quick Facts

Full Name Dakota Ryan Hudson
Known As Dakota Hudson
Birth Date October 10, 1994
Birth Place Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Age 27 years old
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Sequatchie County High School, Dunlap, Tennessee
Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
Horoscope Libra
Father’s Name Sam Hudson
Mother’s Name Not Known
Sibling Three brothers (an elder and two younger)
Brother’s name Hunter Hudson (elder)
Height 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm)
Weight 98 kg (216 lbs.)
Build Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Light Brown
Marital Status Married
Spouse Ashlen Cyr
Children A son
Children’s name Nolan Hudson
Profession Baseball Player
Position Pitcher
Active Since 2014
Affiliations Major League Baseball (MLB)
MLB Debut July 28, 2018
Plays for St. Louis Cardinals
Salary $20,000,000 on average annually
Net Worth Over $25 million
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter






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