Dakota Hudson

Colorado Rockies
Pos: SP | Hand: R
Status: Active
player props
FPTS -2 1 3 6 8 11 13 16 18 SAL $4.8K $5K $5.3K $5.5K $5.8K $6.1K $6.3K $6.6K $6.8K $7.1K
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: -4.2
  • FPTS: -2.5
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 7.95
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: -1.75
  • FPTS: 13.15
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 7.7
  • FPTS: 9.3
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 20.75
  • FPTS: 3.75
  • FPTS: 11.4
  • SAL: $7.1K
  • SAL: $5.7K
  • SAL: $5K
  • SAL: $4.8K
  • SAL: $6K
  • SAL: $5.3K
  • SAL: $5.7K
  • SAL: $5K
  • SAL: $5K
  • SAL: $6.4K
  • SAL: $5K
  • SAL: $5.1K
  • SAL: $4.5K
  • SAL: $5K
  • SAL: $5.5K
  • SAL: $5.3K
04/21 04/25 04/27 04/28 05/01 05/03 05/08 05/14 05/18 05/19 05/26 05/30 06/01 06/05 06/10
Date Opp DKSAL FDSAL DKFPTS FDFPTS k ip ab sho w hra l er cg ha 3ba bba sba ibba whip hbp qstart 1ba k/9 2ba
2024-06-10 @ MIN $5.3K $6.5K 11.4 24 1 6 25 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 1 0 0.9 0 1 2 1.35 2
2024-06-05 vs. CIN $5.5K $6.5K 3.75 13 4 4 24 0 0 2 0 4 0 5 0 4 0 0 2.08 1 0 3 8.31 0
2024-05-31 @ LAD $5K $6.4K 20.75 37 3 7 27 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0.71 0 1 3 3.86 1
2024-05-29 vs. CLE $4.5K $6.4K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-05-25 vs. PHI $5.1K $6.4K 9.3 22 2 6 26 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 5 3 0
2024-05-19 @ SF $5K $6.3K 7.7 17 3 4 23 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 1.5 1 0 5 5.79 0
2024-05-18 @ SF $6.4K $6.4K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-05-13 @ SD $5K $6.4K 13.15 23 3 5 23 0 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 1.06 0 0 1 4.76 0
2024-05-07 vs. SF $5K $6.5K -1.75 5 2 3 20 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 5 0 0 2.73 0 0 4 4.91 1
2024-05-03 @ PIT $5.7K $6.9K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-05-01 @ MIA $5.3K $6.9K 7.95 17 2 5 26 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 1.24 1 0 4 3.18 1
2024-04-28 vs. HOU $6K $6.9K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-04-27 vs. HOU $4.8K $6.9K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-04-25 vs. SD $5K $6.9K -2.5 4 4 3 20 0 0 1 0 6 0 6 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 3 10.8 2
2024-04-20 vs. SEA $5.7K $7K -4.2 3 1 4 25 0 0 1 1 4 0 7 0 5 0 0 3 0 0 6 2.25 0
2024-04-17 @ PHI $7.1K $7.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-04-13 @ TOR $6.9K $7.1K 8.7 18 5 6 26 0 0 1 1 5 0 5 0 3 0 0 1.33 0 0 3 7.5 1
2024-04-07 vs. TB $10.8K $6.8K 10.7 25 4 6 25 0 0 0 1 3 0 7 0 1 0 0 1.33 0 1 3 6 4
2024-04-01 @ CHC $7K $6.4K 12.4 22 2 5 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 1.13 0 0 4 3.38 0
2024-03-25 @ MIL $4.5K -- 5.05 12 2 5 22 0 0 3 1 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 1.4 0 0 4 3.6 0
2024-03-19 vs. CLE -- -- 20.1 32 6 4 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0.86 0 0 3 11.57 0
2024-03-09 @ CHC $4.5K -- 2.85 7 3 2 11 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 1.71 0 0 3 11.57 0
2024-03-04 vs. SF $4.5K -- 1.5 6 1 2 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 2.5 0 0 1 4.5 1
2024-02-29 @ CHC $4.5K -- 6.45 12 1 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 1
2023-09-28 @ MIL $10.4K $6.7K 5.25 15 3 5 22 0 0 0 1 3 0 7 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 5.4 3
2023-09-22 @ SD $6.1K $6.4K 7.5 22 2 6 25 0 0 1 0 2 0 9 0 1 0 0 1.67 0 1 7 3 1
2023-09-17 vs. PHI $5.8K $6.4K 5.85 15 3 5 22 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 3 0 0 1.6 1 0 3 5.4 2
2023-09-12 @ BAL $5.6K $6.4K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-09-11 @ BAL $5.8K $6.4K -6.85 -2 2 4 23 0 0 0 1 7 0 8 0 3 0 0 2.54 0 0 6 4.15 2
2023-09-06 @ ATL $5.6K $6.2K 2.65 12 2 5 25 0 1 1 0 5 0 7 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 4 3.6 2
2023-09-01 vs. PIT $5.8K $7.7K 10.75 22 0 7 26 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0.71 0 1 2 0 1
2023-08-26 @ PHI $6.8K $7.9K -1.85 5 1 5 25 0 0 1 1 5 0 6 0 5 1 0 1.94 0 0 3 1.59 2
2023-08-20 vs. NYM $6.8K $7.3K 21.8 37 7 5 22 0 1 1 0 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 1.31 0 0 4 11.81 0
2023-08-15 vs. OAK $5.8K $6.4K 16.8 33 3 6 28 0 1 1 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 0.9 1 1 3 4.05 1
2023-08-09 @ TB $5.2K $6.1K 7.85 18 2 5 23 0 1 2 0 3 0 7 0 1 0 0 1.6 1 0 4 3.6 1
2023-08-08 @ TB $7.8K $6.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-08-02 vs. MIN $7.7K $6.1K 24.15 43 7 7 25 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 0.71 1 1 1 9 0
2023-07-27 vs. CHC $7.5K $6.1K -0.85 7 3 4 24 0 0 0 0 5 0 9 0 2 0 0 2.54 0 0 7 6.23 2
2023-07-24 @ ARI $6.1K $6.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-07-22 @ CHC $7.5K $6.1K 6.7 12 2 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1.5 0 0 1 9 0
2023-07-19 vs. MIA $7.5K $6.1K 1.75 6 1 3 16 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1.67 0 0 4 3 1
2023-07-15 vs. WSH $7.9K $6.4K 12.5 22 2 3 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 1.2 1 0 2 5.4 2
2023-07-09 @ CHW $7.9K $6.4K 5.8 10 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.5 0 0 1 13.5 1
2023-07-05 @ MIA $7.8K $6.4K 1 5 1 2 13 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 1.88 0 0 0 3.37 1
2023-07-01 vs. NYY -- -- 9.4 14 2 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.38 0 0 1 6.75 0
2023-07-01 vs. NYY $7.6K -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-06-24 vs. CHC $10.8K -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-06-10 vs. CIN $7.6K -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-06-05 @ TEX $7.6K -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-05-06 vs. DET $7.7K -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-24 @ SF $7.9K -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-19 vs. ARI $7.7K -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-03 vs. ATL $7.6K -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-03-19 @ NYM -- -- -4.95 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 10 0 2 0 0 3.27 0 0 9 4.91 0
2023-03-03 vs. MIA -- -- 2.55 9 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 2.33 0 0 4 3 0
2023-02-26 @ MIA -- -- 3.3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
2022-10-04 @ PIT $7.6K $7.3K -12.6 -10 1 2 19 0 0 0 0 7 0 9 0 2 0 0 4.13 0 0 7 3.37 2
2022-09-24 @ LAD $8.4K $7.6K 4.95 9 0 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
2022-09-17 vs. CIN $8.1K $7.6K 27.2 49 5 8 32 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 5 5.62 1
2022-08-30 @ CIN $6.1K $7.3K -1.5 5 2 4 22 0 0 1 1 5 0 9 0 1 0 0 2.14 0 0 7 3.86 1
2022-08-25 @ CHC $5.9K $7.4K 19.55 37 4 7 27 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 5.14 1
2022-08-20 @ ARI $6.1K $7.3K 4.35 13 4 4 22 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 3 1 0 1.85 1 0 4 8.31 1
2022-08-11 @ COL $5.5K $6.2K 14.45 27 6 5 21 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 4 0 0 1.6 0 0 3 10.8 1
2022-08-05 vs. NYY $6.1K $6.9K 1.6 9 2 4 20 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 2 0 0 2.25 0 0 6 4.5 1
2022-07-30 @ WSH $6.6K $6.9K 3.55 10 1 4 20 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 1.39 1 0 3 2.08 0
2022-07-14 vs. LAD $7.2K $7.1K 7 17 3 6.2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 6 0 1 0 0 1.05 3 0 3 4.05 2
2022-07-09 vs. PHI $6.8K $7K 19.1 34 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0.67 0 1 2 6 0
2022-07-04 @ ATL $6.9K $7K -6.8 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 9 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 7 4.5 2
2022-06-28 vs. MIA $6.9K $7.5K 11.05 21 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 6 0 1 0 0 1.4 0 0 4 5.4 2
2022-06-23 @ MIL $7.4K $8.4K -2.25 4 2 4.1 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 7 0 3 0 0 2.31 0 0 4 4.16 1
2022-06-18 @ BOS $8.1K $8.4K 11.85 24 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 5 0 0 1.8 0 0 4 5.4 0
2022-06-12 vs. CIN $7.1K $8.4K 0.55 9 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 9 1 2 0 0 1.57 1 0 7 2.57 1

Dakota Hudson Daily Fantasy News, Rankings, Projections

Pirates-Cardinals postponed due to rain Monday

Game update: Pirates-Cardinals postponed due to rain Monday

Patrick Corbin should have a long leash, but has allowed the hardest contact on the board (9.4% Barrels/BBE)

Ironically, with similarly expected conditions to Yankee Stadium tonight (temperatures in the mid-60s and negligible wind effects), Weather Edge is showing a run and power decline in such games, which makes quite a bit more sense. Overall, this park has been a positive run environment, though not as much of a power haven as Yankee Stadium.

Dakota Hudson is the low man on the pitching pole today. His 18 K% is more than 10 points below any other pitcher today with a 5.08 SIERA that’s the only mark above four and a .335 xwOBA that’s more than 30 points higher than anyone else. What he does do is keep the ball on the ground for the most part (56.9%) with that mark jumping to 63.9% against RHBs, who had a .285 wOBA and .302 xwOBA against him this year. It makes one wonder if either Asdrubal Cabrera (99 wRC+, .194 ISO vs RHP) or Matt Adams (89 wRC+, .138 ISO) could see the field over Howie Kendrick (136 wRC+, .221 ISO) or Ryan Zimmerman (65 wRC+, .148 ISO) tonight, as LHBs had a .347 wOBA (.369 xwOBA) with a 49.6 GB% against Hudson, but why fix what’s not broken? Juan Soto (155 wRC+, .303 ISO) may be the top overall bat on the slate. Adam Eaton (108 wRC+, .152 ISO) may be your top value. The Nationals top the board with 4.23 implied runs.

On the brink of elimination, a lineup shuffle for the Cardinals in game three had no effect, and there’s probably not much more they could do in game four either. With a 3-0 series lead, Patrick Corbin likely has the longest leash tonight and costs less than $10K on either site. His 28.5 K%, 3.88 SIERA, 3.09 DRA and .303 xwOBA hardly stand out on a four man board that includes Gerrit Cole or even his own rotation, though he was likely one of the top 10 pitchers in the National League. Corbin did have that awful relief outing against the Dodgers, but still struck out 14 of the 41 he faced in the series. Corbin does have the highest aEV (88.9 mph) and Barrels/BBE (9.4%) on the board, so it’s the strikeout rate that really gives him value and it does make some middle of the order St Louis bats interesting here. Paul Goldschmidt (148 wRC+), Marcell Ozuna (92 wRC+), Jose Martinez (160 wRC+) and Tommy Edman (151 wRC+) all exceeded a .260 ISO vs LHP this year, while Yadier Molina (130 wRC+, .147 ISO) had a .382 xwOBA with the platoon advantage, but has the disadvantage of having the speed of a 37 year-old catcher.

Cards/Braves features two highest GB rates in the majors, but lowest K rates on the board

The game in St Louis features the two highest ground ball rates in baseball this year (more than 100 IP), but also the only two strikeout rates on the board lower than 23% in Dallas Keuchel (18.7 K%, 60.1 GB%) and Dakota Hudson (18 K%, 56.9 GB%). They are also the only pitchers on the board above a .300 wOBA (both are above .330) and above 35.5% 95+ mph EV (both are above 38%). While these are clearly the bottom two pitchers on the board from a daily fantasy standpoint and further burdened by the prospect of elimination (in Hudson’s case) or working on just three days rest (in Keuchel’s case), none the less, either must be considered in a secondary role on DraftKings, where they’re the two lowest priced pitchers on the board. One reason is the favorable environment in St Louis, a clear pitcher’s park in the cooler months of the season. Another is the fact that it’s hard to call any pitcher really safe today. Even Max Scherzer fails to fit that description in an elimination game against the Dodgers.

All that said, this is certainly not a spot to avoid batters either. RHBs were right around a .340 wOBA and xwOBA against Keuchel this season, still with a 59.3 GB%, but much lower than LHBs (.277 wOBA, 70 GB%). The frightening thing here though, is that this St Louis lineup features just three batters above a .150 ISO vs LHP this year and also just three above a 97 wRC+. Tommy Edman (151 wRC+, .262 ISO) is just one of two above both and he’s batting seventh. The other, and clearly the most coveted batter in this lineup, is Paul Goldschmidt (148 wRC+, .298 ISO).

For the road team, Hudson’s splits have been even worse. LHBs are above a .350 wOBA and xwOBA this year with a ground ball rate (50.2%) nearly 15 points lower. This makes Freddie Freeman (154 wRC+, .280 ISO vs RHP) the clear top bat here, but also adds value to cheaper bats in Nick Markakis (112 wRC+, .147 ISO), Matt Joyce (131 wRC+, .163 ISO) and Brian McCann (97 wRC+, .178 ISO), who has very similar numbers to Ozzie Albies against RHP (98 wRC+, .177 ISO) this year.

Brewers have hit five HRs against Dakota Hudson this year

Dakota Hudson has allowed HRs in streaks this year, but has also changed as the season’s gone on. He had been a contact prone ground ball machine, but more recently, he’s increased strikeouts with reduced ground balls. However, not much has changed in terms of results or even expected results (.386 xwOBA last 30 days). Since the start of July (eight starts), he has a 19.2 K%, but just a 47.2 GB%. Nine of his 19 HRs have come at home, split evenly between RH and LH batters, but LHBs do have a .389 wOBA against him that’s nearly 100 points higher than RHBs. This is well confirmed by Statcast (.390 xwOBA). Fifteen of his 69 runs have been unearned. The Brewers (split high 17.5 HR/FB vs RHP) are one of the hottest offenses on the board (156 wRC+, 29.2 HR/FB last seven days). Despite the normally power suppressing environment in St Louis, the heat diminishes that somewhat, giving Milwaukee left-handed power a bit of an edge tonight and considering their moderate 4.61 implied run line, Brewers could run a bit under the radar tonight if players still believe Hudson to be a ground ball prominent pitcher. Christian Yelich (218 wRC+, .433 ISO vs RHP last calendar year), Trent Grisham (91 wRC+, .211 ISO), Mike Moustakas (113 wRC+, .260 ISO) and Yasmani Grandal (114 wRC+, .199 ISO) make up a dangerous stack tonight. Grisham’s $3.5K price tag on DraftKings paving a way towards the higher priced bats. Although the Brewers haven’t faced Hudson since April and not at all in St Louis yet, they have hit five of the 19 HRs he’s allowed this year.

Value Arm

Hudson is nothing sexy and won't rack up a ton of strikeouts, but he has SP2 appeal for me tonight on the multi-pitcher sites. There's not a ton of cheap pitching to love, and he gets to face a Royals team that simply lacks punch right now. They also lack any semblance of elite left-handed hitting, especially with Alex Gordon slumping. That's good news for Hudson, who has a massive 65% ground ball rate against RHBs this year. It's difficult to see him getting blown up, and a respectable score is all we need from our SP2 on this relatively ugly slate for arms.

LHBs are in a strong spot against Dakota Hudson (.379 wOBA) in Cincy

Dakota Hudson has been increasing his strikeouts (21.4 K%, 12.5 SwStr% last four starts). Combining anything near a league average strikeout rate with his 60.1 GB% would make him an interesting pitcher. However, after allowing just a single HR over a 10 start stretch, he’s also allowed five of them over this four start stretch and sustains a double digit walk rate on the year (10.3%). Due to the power surge, his xwOBA has actually increased over the last month (.351). The ground balls keep the overall barrels reasonable (7.3% per BBE) despite contact that leans a bit too much on the hard side (89.4 mph aEV, 41.9% 95+ mph EV). He also has a substantial platoon split which favors Jesse Winker (117 wRC+, .230 ISO vs RHP last calendar year) and Joey Votto (94 wRC+, .139 ISO) at the top of the order, along with Scooter Gennett (103 wRC+, .176 ISO) in the middle. LHBs own a .379 wOBA with an xwOBA 10 points higher and a 49.4 GB% that’s 20 points lower than RHBs against Hudson. While this trio of lefties hasn’t performed up to expected standards this season, price tags at $4K or below on DraftKings and $3.1K or below on FanDuel serve to compensate in a power friendly park that could provide an additional weather boost tonight. The Reds (4.91) are one of just six teams implied for 4.9 runs or higher tonight.

Ground Ball Specialist

Dakota Hudson is nothing special, but he is a viable option at pitcher tonight and has more value on multi-pitcher sites where you need a salary saver at SP #2. Dakota Hudson leads the major leagues with a 61.7% ground ball rate this year. That numbers rises to over 70% against right-handed hitters, and that benefits him against a Padres team where most of their power (Tatis, Machado) hits from the right side. There's no massive upside here, but Hudson is a solid value play.

Value SP #2

If you are seeking a safer value arm tonight, Hudson makes the most logical sense. He has the highest ground ball rate in the league this season at 61.4%, and his ground ball ability is ridiculous against right-handed bats. The Marlins only have two lefties in their projected lineup tonight, and those two are J.T. Riddle and an aging Curtis Granderson. The Marlins have an implied team total of just 3.5 runs, and Hudson should be just fine in this spot against easily the worst offense in baseball. Sure, he won’t rack up a ton of strikeouts, but he’s a perfectly viable value arm and an SP #2 on multi-pitcher sites. I’ve tagged him as my second core arm on all sites.

Start of CIN-STL will be delayed due to rain Wednesday

The start of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday evening will be delayed due to inclement weather approaching the stadium. There’s yet to be any confirmation of an official start time, and the Cardinals have not yet committed to a specific timeline for providing further updates. The definitive late start is potentially better news for the prospects of starting pitchers like Dakota Hudson not being pulled from the game early because of a mid-game stoppage, but as Kevin Roth detailed in the latest update to his MLB weather forecast, there's still some late postponement risk here if the teams don't feel like waiting out a lengthy delay.