Tall, huge frame; stabbing arm action, below-average arm speed, three-quarter slot; mild head whack, poor extension, stiff delivery, doesn't repeat well
Eugene Emeralds (Short Season, Cubs)
20: Minor-League arm
Two-seamer, tail and sink, quality plane; average movement, fringe command, struggles to hit target in any quadrant; velocity dropped to 83-85 mph by the third inning
12-7 action, short break, poor command, below-average movement; spiked the pitch occasionally, could not reliably use to throw strikes; did not generate any whiffs, poor projection
Late sinking action, fringe command, misses down, arm slows
Chicago's third-rounder in 2015, Hudson lacks the delivery, control, and impact offerings to project as a starter. His frame and peak velocity both suggest a future role at a higher level, perhaps out of the bullpen, but he has a long developmental path ahead of him to reach the upper minors.