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Orlando Hudson

37-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 12/12/1977   BORN: Darlington, SC   COLLEGE: Spartanburg Methodist (SC)   DRAFTED: 43rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed by the White Sox in May of 2012.

October 3, 2012  –  Orlando Hudson News

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Hudson took on six at-bats Tuesday, recording three singles, an RBI, and a stolen base as the White Sox couldn't off the Indians in extra innings, 4-3.

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Orlando Hudson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 27 MAJ TOR 131 501 461 62 125 40 25 5 10 63 7 1 30 65 0 7 3 .271 .315 .412 .728
2006 28 MAJ ARI 157 650 579 87 166 58 34 9 15 67 9 6 61 78 4 4 2 .287 .354 .454 .809
2007 29 MAJ ARI 139 601 517 69 152 47 28 9 10 63 10 2 70 87 5 7 2 .294 .376 .441 .817
2008 30 MAJ ARI 107 455 407 54 124 40 29 3 8 41 4 1 40 62 3 3 2 .305 .367 .450 .817
2009 31 MAJ LAD 149 631 551 74 156 50 35 6 9 62 8 1 62 99 9 5 4 .283 .357 .417 .774
2010 32 MAJ MIN 126 559 497 80 133 35 24 5 6 37 10 3 50 87 5 3 4 .268 .338 .372 .710
2011 33 A+ LAK 4 13 7 6 4 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 .571 .769 1.000 1.769
2011 33 AAA TUC 2 7 4 4 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .750 .857 1.250 2.107
2011 33 MAJ SD 119 454 398 54 98 25 15 3 7 43 19 3 49 84 1 4 2 .246 .329 .352 .681
2012 34 AAA CHA 5 17 16 1 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 .313 .353 .375 .728
2012 34 MAJ SD 35 131 123 11 26 6 0 5 1 11 3 2 8 27 0 0 0 .211 .260 .317 .577
2012 34 MAJ CWS 51 152 137 10 27 8 3 3 2 17 3 1 12 24 3 0 0 .197 .262 .307 .569
2012  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ SD/CWS 86 283 260 21 53 14 3 8 3 28 6 3 20 51 3 0 0 .204 .261 .312 .572
3-Year Averages     102 368 329 37 75 19 9 5 5 35 12 3 34 67 2 2 1 .228 .301 .331 .632
Career  (View All)     1345 5,413 4,825 648 1,319 415 256 66 93 542 85 28 483 825 33 42 30 .273 .341 .412 .752

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Orlando Hudson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 44 29 4
2011 114
2010 123 2
2009 145

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Orlando Hudson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012786051.218.218.500

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012182153235.198.352.603

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012159163183.195.346.606

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201210150103.218.257.519
Orlando Hudson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 27 MAJ TOR 501 461 6% 13% 0.46 86% .298 .141
2006 28 MAJ ARI 650 579 9.4% 12% 0.78 87% .311 .167
2007 29 MAJ ARI 601 517 11.6% 14.5% 0.80 83% .338 .147
2008 30 MAJ ARI 455 407 8.8% 13.6% 0.65 85% .344 .145
2009 31 MAJ LAD 631 551 9.8% 15.7% 0.63 82% .332 .134
2010 32 MAJ MIN 559 497 8.9% 15.6% 0.57 82% .314 .104
2011 33 A+ LAK 13 7 46.2% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .429
2011 33 AAA TUC 7 4 42.9% 0% 0.00 100% .750 .500
2011 33 MAJ SD 454 398 10.8% 18.5% 0.58 79% .296 .106
2012 34 AAA CHA 17 16 5.9% 11.8% 0.50 88% .357 .062
2012 34 MAJ SD 131 123 6.1% 20.6% 0.30 78% .263 .106
2012 34 MAJ CWS 152 137 7.9% 15.8% 0.50 82% .225 .110
2012  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ SD/CWS 283 260 7.1% 18% 0.39 80% .243 .108
3-Year Averages     368 329 9.2% 18.2% 0.51 80% .272 .103
Career     5,413 4,825 8.9% 15.2% 0.59 83% .314 .139

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Orlando Hudson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hudson accounted for all the White Sox's offense in Saturday's 10-4 loss to the Rays, swatting a grand slam in the eighth inning.

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Hudson (foot) was activated off the disabled list Saturday, the White Sox's official site reports.

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Hudson (foot) is expected be activated from the DL on Saturday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Hudson (foot) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Hudson (foot) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, the White Sox's official Twitter page reports.

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Hudson left Wednesday's game in the sixth inning after fouling a ball off his left foot, Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

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Hudson went 2-for-5 with a run scored in the White Sox's win over the Twins on Wednesday.

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Hudson will move into a utility role in the wake of the White Sox's acquisition of Kevin Youkilis, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Hudson is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs, according to the Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Orlando Hudson.

2013

The White Sox picked up Hudson in May to play third base when Brent Morel was hurt. He played the position fairly well considering he had never played third in his professional career, but his bat fell off completely. His playing time disappeared once the team acquired Kevin Youkilis, and it does not look like Hudson will be in the organization's plans moving forward. Hudson may be able to land a utility infield role for 2013, but the offensive ability he once possessed may have dried up for good.

2012

The O-Dog is still under contract with the Padres, but with talk that the team is looking to dump him before the start of the season, he could be with a different organization by the time spring training starts. The well-traveled, 10-year veteran continued to slow last season and posted a career-low .246/.329/.352 slash line with just seven home runs. He did swipe a career-high 19 bags and posted a 10.8 percent walk rate, but he also saw his strikeout rate climb to a career-high 18.5 percent, and the likelihood of him improving is extremely low. Obviously, it depends on where he begins the season, but he is looking much more like a reserve player these days.

2011

Hudson had his worst season at the plate last year by hitting just .268/.338/.372. He still drew walks at a good clip, but his power declined sharply while playing in spacious Target Field. He had two stints on the DL with wrist and oblique injuries, so health may have been a factor. While he had an off season at the plate, he remained a premium defender with baseball's third-best UZR at second base. He signed a two-year deal with San Diego in the offseason and will take over everyday duty at second base. He's a candidate to rebound at the plate given that he didn't see a big drop-off in his skill set, but any gains may be offset by his move to baseball's best pitcher's park.

2010

Hudson batted .283/.357/.417 while accumulating his highest at-bats total (551) since 2006. He also won yet another Gold Glove, but realistically, Hudson's season is going to be looked upon as a failure considering his late-season benching in favor of Ronnie Belliard. Hudson batted just .227 after August 31 while Belliard hit .356 during that span. Minnesota signed him to a one-year deal and he'll start at second base, hit second in the order and provide a large upgrade over the worst hitting second base corps in the AL.

2009

Before breaking a bone in his left wrist in August, Hudson hit .305 with eight homers and 41 RBI in what was likely his third and final season with Arizona. As the only elite second baseman on the market, Hudson's combination of Gold Glove defense and offensive upside -- as a switch-hitter, no less -- will fetch a hefty sum from a club looking to bolster its infield defense. As long as he doesn't end up in a cavernous home park, Hudson should once again produce as a steady option for roto players planning on a safe investment in double-digit homers and steals.

2008

Hudson missed most of September and all of the D-Backs' postseason run with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Prior to going down with the injury, he was turning in a strong season - including a career-best .376 OBP - with the usual Gold Glove defense at second base. He's simply a good all-around player and should continue to put up similar double-digit home-run totals so long as he stays in a hitters' park like Chase Field. Hudson is expected to be 100 percent healthy and ready to go for spring training.

2007

A lot of his value is wrapped up in his Gold Glove, but unless you play Strat or Scoresheet, you won't be able to capture that. Last year's line is basically the top of his range, kind of Ray Durham without the speed. Don't overproject based on his improvement last year.

2006

Chronic hamstring problems are going to keep Hudson's stolen base totals in check, and various other injuries always seem to crop up to force him out for 20 games every year. When he did play, Hudson gave back some advances in his walk rate, and his power dipped as a result. However, his gold glove work could help boost Arizona pitching after coming over in a trade from Toronto.

2005

Hudson improved greatly against left-handed pitching (.793 OPS in 2004 versus .412 in 2003) which helped boost his overall numbers last season. A hamstring injury sidelined him for a few weeks, but there's some upside here as he enters his prime.

2004

Hudson should probably just give up trying to hit right-handed, or at least let Kate Hudson try it instead. He did nothing outside of May and June, hitting four home runs and driving in 25 runs over the other four months. Carlos Tosca is not hesitant to use his bench players when his starters struggle (see Chris Woodward in 2003), so there are all sorts of caveats to apply here. Be careful.

2003

Playing the final two months for Toronto, Hudson did most of his damage at the plate early on. Had just one home run after August 17 and hit just .226 in September. Barring a trade, Toronto is going to use spring training to see if Hudson or Felipe Lopez will emerge as the second baseman. Lopez has the higher upside, but also likely the greater trade value. Don't expect both to be around on April 5 if Toronto can get fair value for one of them.