SOUTH BEND, Ind.– Bryan Hudson is one of the pitchers in the farm system you want on your team. He is a towering force on the mound at 6′ 8″ which creates great velocity on his pitches. In Hudson’s last time out, he completely dominated over 7 2/3 innings. He gave up only three hits and one unearned run while fanning 4 batters. For the season, Hudson was very impressive going 9-3 with a 3.91 ERA. If you take it a step further, in his last ten starts to finish the season he went 7-0 with a 3.54 ERA. He also ranked near the top of the system in strikeouts on the season (81). All this ranks as the top lefty in the organization. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Hudson start next year in Myrtle Beach or at least get up there by May.
Hudson has a well above average fastball and curveball. His fastball can already reach 94 MPH with sink. His curveball can be a hammer in the upper-70s. Hudson is still working on his changeup which would be his third pitch type. He improved his ERA and WHIP significantly in 2017 compared to ’16. Hudson looked much more polished once he finally turned twenty. The ceiling is sky-high with plenty of room to grow into an even better pitcher. Tennessee is a realistic option for the end of 2018 and he could be part of the September Cubs call-ups in 2019. The future is very bright for Hudson.
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