Orlando Hudson # - IF

  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1977/12/12
  • POB: Darlington, SC
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 190lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 11
  • Drafted by Toronto in 1997 (43rd round).

Scouting Report

AssetsA vocal team leader on and off the field, he is especially gifted with the glove. Switch-hits and is pretty good in the clutch. Is a good athlete.
FlawsIs in sharp decline. Offensively, he's a jack-of-all trades but a master of none. While great with the glove, he sometimes makes the easy play look hard.
Career potentialVeteran infielder in decline.

Honours and Awards

2009NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2009Named to the All-Star Game
2007NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2007Named to the All-Star Game
2006NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2005AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2001Minor League Baseball - First All-Star Team (Baseball America)
2001South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/09/01Missed 15 games (toe injury).
2012/08/17Toe injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 16th, 2012).
2012/05/22Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2012/05/17Released by the San Diego Padres.
2011/09/23Missed 1 game (facial injury).
2011/09/21Facial injury, day-to-day.
2011/08/12Missed 2 games (right groin).
2011/08/10Right groin, day-to-day.
2011/07/24Missed 2 games (headaches).
2011/07/22Headaches, day-to-day.
2011/07/03Missed 1 game (shin injury).
2011/07/02Shin injury, day-to-day.
2011/06/19Missed 22 games (left groin).
2011/05/27Left groin, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 26th, 2011).
2011/05/19Missed 13 games (hamstring).
2011/05/04Hamstring, 15-day DL.
2010/12/18Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres to a two-year contract.
2010/09/03Missed 2 games (right ankle injury).
2010/09/01Right ankle injury, day-to-day.
2010/08/08Missed 14 games (strained right oblique muscle).
2010/07/25Strained right oblique muscle, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 24th, 2010).
2010/06/18Missed 16 games (wrist injury).
2010/06/08Wrist injury, early September.
2010/05/31Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2010/02/05Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2009/11/05Filed for free agency.
2009/09/25Missed 1 game (wrist injury).
2009/09/24Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2009/08/12Missed 1 game (groin).
2009/08/11Groin, day-to-day.
2009/02/21Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2008/11/01Filed for free agency.
2008/08/11Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left wrist injury).
2008/08/10Left wrist injury, early September (retroactive to August 10th, 2008).
2008/05/13Missed 6 games (hamstring).
2008/05/06Hamstring, day-to-day.
2008/05/04Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2008/05/03Hamstring, day-to-day.
2008/01/18Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.
2007/09/07Left thumb injury, day-to-day.
2007/01/16Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.
2006/09/27Missed 3 games (personal reasons).
2006/09/25Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2006/04/21Finger injury, day-to-day.
2006/01/17Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.
2005/12/27Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2005/07/14Missed 5 games (hamstring).
2005/07/06Hamstring, day-to-day.
2004/06/16Missed 20 games (hamstring).
2004/05/28Hamstring, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 24th, 2004).
2004/05/26Hamstring, day-to-day.
2003/07/08Missed 2 games (groin).
2003/07/05Groin, day-to-day.
2003/03/08Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays.
2002/09/09Missed 5 games (illness).
2002/09/04Illness, day-to-day.
2002/07/24Recalled from Syracuse (AAA).
2002/03/12Optioned to Syracuse (AAA).
2001/11/20Contract purchased from Syracuse (AAA).


2012/05/22Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
2010/12/18Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres.
2010/02/05Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins.
2009/02/21Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2005/12/27Blue Jays traded Miguel Batista and Orlando Hudson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Troy Glaus and Sergio Santos.
1997/06/03Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 43rd round in 1997.

Career Stats

2012Chicago WSAL511371027332171224314.197.262.307.569
2012San DiegoNL35123112605111827322.211.260.317.577
2012Total SD/ChAMLB862602153383282051636.204.261.312.573
2011San DiegoNL119398549815374349841934.246.329.352.681
2011Lake ElsinoreA476400136020-.571.7691.0001.769
2009LA DodgersNL149551741563569626299818.283.357.417.774
1998Medicine HatR65242507118184222366513.293.366.475.841


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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