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Tim Hudson and strikeouts

Postby flowbee » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:22 pm

This guy used to strike out a decent number of batters his first few years in the majors which made him a stud to go along with his low era/whip/wins..

But in 2004 he had just 103 k's in 188 innings, 2005 he had 115 k's in 192 innings

Has he changed his pitches to be an extreme groundball or flyball pitcher, or has he lost speed off his fastball? Can I only expect the same below average K's from him this year?
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Postby reynolds80 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:33 pm

The problem with Hudson's K rates, supposedly, is that he can't throw his splitter anymore because it hurts his arm.

He is still a solid pitcher because of three things: good control, good groundball rates, and a good defense behind him.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:00 pm

I think this is the year Hudson breaks down.
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Postby CHE » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:08 pm

I will never draft Hudson, you can get his numbers in the 20th round in a mix league ;-7
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:54 pm

Never ever ever will i draft him again.. I didn't buy the hype and then actually drafted him because the cafe convinced me and then he sucked...

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Postby reynolds80 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:23 pm

acsguitar wrote:Never ever ever will i draft him again.. I didn't buy the hype and then actually drafted him because the cafe convinced me and then he sucked...

never again


Aww, don't blame your troubles on the Cafe now!

Just kidding, I know what ya mean. ;-)
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:31 pm

he just doesnt excite me

had him once in a points based H2H and he went out with the oblique strain...dont really have any reason to draft him ever again
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Postby go_jays_go » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:49 pm

Looked good today. Struck out 8 in 4 innings.
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Postby Xtreemes » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:03 pm

go_jays_go wrote:Looked good today. Struck out 8 in 4 innings.


To put that in perspective, he was facing a mets team which only had 1 regular in the lineup, paul lo duca who got tossed by the ump in the 4th.
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Postby warrick95 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:28 pm

reynolds80 wrote:The problem with Hudson's K rates, supposedly, is that he can't throw his splitter anymore because it hurts his arm.

He is still a solid pitcher because of three things: good control, good groundball rates, and a good defense behind him.


Wait, his splitter is gone for good? There was a little blurb in the Prospectus last year that the reason why Beane was so ready to deal him was because it would be Hudson minus splitter. However, I didn't get to watch him extensively last year so I didn't see how many splitters he actually threw and nobody really writes about this sort of stuff. Does he not throw it much anymore?
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