Wiry frame; very skinny top half with minimal muscle; mildly thicker bottom half; very projectable body with much room for growth; might be one of those body types that does not ever put on muscle.
8/22/14 - 8/24/2014
Lowell Spinners (Short Season, Red Sox)
Nothing to note
30; Organizational Player
Average bat speed; hands can be noisy; sometimes will drop and drift; gets under pitches and fouls them off; also makes his swing elongated because of the extra movement with the hands; drops his entire backside at times; makes him unbalanced and the feet cannot provide a stable placement for finishing his swing; stabs at pitches too often; swing can become opened up and will exploit his entire front side; overall pitch recognition is average but struggles to identify same-side spin; swing needs work but flashes productive swings here and there; slap hitter that will rely on barrel control; the noise needs to be lessened for true production.
No power; poor raw strength; bat speed and mild lift are not enough to even help him hit for below-average power.
3.97 and 3.94 on digs; explosive speed; gets to second gear very quickly; speed is a weapon in all phases of his game.
Viewed three games in LF; plus-plus speed helps him cover a moderate amount of ground; routes are not ideal but speed and agility make up for most deficiencies; gets a good jump on balls but routes are misguided at times; pure athleticism to play CF; routes are fixable.
Well below-average strength; not much effort on his throws; either lofts the ball or his throw dies quickly in the ground; arm is a liability in the corners; room for muscle and growth might add some strength; not likely to alter his arm much.
Hudson is an extremely gifted athlete, but very raw as a baseball player. His glove and speed are his true weapons, with the bat needing heavy refinement. He is currently displaying an extreme amount of inconsistencies with his approach and swing, which are creating excessive noise and poor results. Hudson looks overwhelmed at the plate at times, but flashed enough ability to pique my interest throughout the series.
Hudson's ceiling is likely limited to a solid org player, but there is always the possibility that he surprises and becomes a fourth OF type down the road. The defense and speed are weapons.