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Hudson was born on September 15, 1994, he went to Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap, Tennessee. During his junior year in 2012, he committed to play collegiate baseball at Mississippi State University.

As a senior, he had a 1.09 ERA with 124 strikeouts in 64 innings pitched. Hudson was picked by the Texas Rangers in the 36th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, however, he did not sign and instead attended Mississippi State.

Hudson made five starts and one relief appearance as a rookie in 2014. He went 1–2 with a 4.67 ERA and 10 strikeouts. He made 17 bullpen appearances as a sophomore in 2015, going 1–1 with a 4.32 ERA and 26 strikeouts.

On July 27, 2018, Hudson got promoted to the main leagues. He finished the season at St. Louis, where he posted a 4–1 record with a 2.63 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP in 27+13 relief innings thrown.

Hudson has been selected St. Louis’ fifth starter for the 2019 season. During the regular season, he went 16-7 with a 3.35 ERA in 33 games (32 starts), striking out 136 batters in 174+23 innings, and had the greatest ground ball rate in the majors (56.9 percent) and the lowest fly ball percentage in the league (21.3 percent).

He recorded the greatest walks/9 innings ratio in the big leagues (4.43), the highest walks percentage in the major leagues (11.4 percent), and the lowest strikeouts/walks ratio in the majors (1.58).

Dakota Hudson’s current earnings have been a topic of discussion for a while now, Dakota currently earns a salary of $1,050,000.

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