It would appear that St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Dakota Hudson has finally received his call to the majors.
Recently, I purchased MiLB TV, and this was my first chance to watch Dakota Hudson start. Well, he made it into the second inning before Stubby Clapp strolled out of the Memphis dugout pull him from the game. The St. Louis Cardinals are getting another prospect.
This is a well deserved promotion. Expect more moves to follow, as a 40 man spot needs to clear up.
There were a couple runners on, but nothing to warrant a manager visit. Clapp walked up to Hudson, and exchanged a few words. He tried to hide it, but he could not hold back the smile. Hudson was handed a new ball, and given a big hug by Clapp, and that was it for the start.
Well Deserved Promotion
As stated, this is a well deserved call-up. Hudson has been tearing it up at all levels of the St. Louis Cardinals farm system since being drafted. Memphis was no different. Apparently, there was some buzz in the city that this move was going to happen. Let us all be happy that it did.
This means that in some capacity, we are finally going to see Dakota Hudson at the MLB level. Hopefully as a starter, but let’s be real, the bullpen needs some help. It is doubtful that is where Hudson will end up, but it is a possibility.
There is no secret that I am a big believer in Hudson, so for him to finally get this shot is awesome. He is the second highest rated pitching prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization according to MLB Pipeline, and that is for good reason. He can certainly follow suit to the Daniel Poncedeleon debut.
A big congratulations can be extended to Hudson for earning his way to the majors. He is a great young arm with a lot of upside. I am excited to see what he can bring to the table.