Hudson is the epitome of an efficient pitcher. He keeps the ball down in the zone, which generates a lot of hits smashed into the dirt. He was one of the best - if not the best in pitches per inning in 2003 averaging around 15 per. He is probably not going to strike out 200 batters a year like some of the other aces, but he is still a great pitcher. He will go deeper into ball games, and keep his endurance up long term by throwing less pitches. Fantasy wise, he is a notch below a guy like Wood (healthy) because he lacks the ability to strike out 200 a year. That being said, he isn't a bad guy to build a staff around.