Looking back at May’s Almost Mock Draft, most of the projected top-10 picks went close to where they were projected. Not Dakota Hudson.
Hudson, who has been on a roller coaster the past few months, seeing his stock rise from mid-second rounder to top-ten, wound up being selected at the back end of the first round. His roller coaster continues as he already finds himself in High-A ball.
Keep reading for more on the Cardinals draft pick.
High schooler Jason Groome may be the best pitcher in the draft, with A.J. Puk widely considered the best arm that college ball has to offer. It’s safe to assume that Riley Pint is seen as the second-best high school offering for this June’s MLB Draft, but who is the next-best collegiate arm?
Look no further than Mississippi’s State’s captain Dakota Hudson.
Hudson is the prime example of how a projectable frame and ever-improving mechanics are sometimes more enticing to scouts and prospect evaluators than mere numbers. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound righty has not had an overly impressive resume over his three years in college. You can argue that he isn’t even the Bulldogs’ best pitcher. What you can’t argue is that he has the build, velocity and pitch arsenal that has Major League Baseball teams drooling over Hudson.
Keep reading for Hudson’s profile.