Orlando Thill Hudson...he and his wife Keisa have two daughters, Kamari and Kayli, and a son, Orlando II...a 1996 graduate of Darlington (SC) High School, where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football...attended Spartanburg Methodist College where he played baseball and was an All-Region selection...named to the NJCAA All-Star team.
Appeared in 119 games for the Padres, making 111 starts at second base...Made just four errors on the season, his least amount of errors in a season since committing four in his first Big League campaign in 2002 (52 games)...his .993 fielding percentage was second-best among all qualifying ML second basemen...Stole a career-high 19 bases in 22 attempts...his 86.4 stolen base percentage was tied for fourth best in the NL and tied for fifth-best in the Majors...Made two trips to the DL...first placed on the DL 5/4 with a strained right hamstring and reinstated 5/19...also placed on the DL 5/27 with a left groin strain and reinstated 6/19...Knocked in his 500th career RBI 8/12 at CIN and scored his 600th run 8/6 at PIT.
Played in his first season with MIN after signing as a
free agent in the offseason...started 123 games at second
base for the Twins...First Twins player to record a hit at Target Field, a first-inning single
off Jon Lester, 4/12...later scored the second run in Target Field that
same inning...Posted a nine-game hitting streak from 4/8-17, a 10-game hitting
streak from 4/23-5/3 and another 10-game hitting streak from 7/9-21...
recorded three three-hit games during the second streak...Scored 29 runs in a 31-game span, 4/30-6/22...Placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist 6/8-18,
missing nine games...Fell a double shy of the cycle 7/7 at TOR, tying a season-high with three RBI...Placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain 7/25-8/8, missing 12 games...Collected 35 multi-hit games...Twins went 47-17 when he scored a run and 12-2 when he scored at least twice.
Spent the season with Los Angeles (NL) after signing with the Dodgers, February 21...hit for the cycle in his first game at Dodger Stadium (eighth game overall), April 13 vs. San Francisco,
becoming the second Dodger and first since Wes Parker on May 7, 1970 to hit for the cycle...the cycle was the first ever by a Dodger at Dodger Stadium and first in a nine-inning game since Gil Hodges accomplished the feat in Brooklyn, June 25, 1949...career-high 17-game hit-streak, batting .370 (27-for-73), May 9-27...homered from both sides of the plate, July 12 at Milwaukee (fourth career multi-homer game)...along with his cycle, he became the first player in modern Dodger franchise history to accomplish both feats in the same season...just the fifth player in the Majors since the advent of division play in 1969 to accomplish the feat, joining Jose Reyes and Carlos Guillen in 2006, Mark Teixeira in 2004 and Jose Valentin in 2000 (according to the Elias Sports Bureau)...named to his second career All-Star team and went 1-for-2 with a single and a stolen base...collected his 1,000th career hit (infield single), August 6 vs. Atlanta...recorded 41 multi-hit games...batted .280 from the left side of the plate and .293 from the right side...set a career-high with 35 doubles...named best defensive second baseman by Baseball America...won his fourth Rawlings Gold Glove Award and his third with a different team...he is one of nine second basemen to have won the award at least four times (Roberto Alomar - 10, Ryne Sandberg - 9, Bill Mazeroski and Frank White - 8, Joe Morgan and Bobby Richardson - 5, and Craig Biggio, Bret Boone and Bobby Grich - 4).
Finished the year hitting .305 with eight homers, 41 RBI, and 54 runs scored in 107 games...Suffered a left wrist contusion while attempting to tag a runner at second base on Aug. 9 vs. Atlanta and missed Arizona's remaining
45 games of the season after being placed on the disabled list on Aug. 10...At the time of his injury, led all National League second basemen with a .305 batting average and was tied for fifth in the NL with
40 multi-hit games...Ranked fourth among NL second basemen that started at least 100 games with a .982 fielding percentage...committed only 9
errors in 493 total chances, the third-fewest errors among second basemen with 100 starts behind Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips
(seven) and Pittsburgh's Freddy Sanchez (seven)...started 105 of the team's 117 games at second base prior to being injured...Tied a team-record with a career-best three doubles on May 25 at Atlanta...it was the ninth time a Diamondbacks' player hit 3
doubles in a game and first since Micah Owings on Sept. 27, 2007 at Pittsburgh...Hit safely in a season-high eight straight games from May 25-June 1, batting .414 (12-for-29) over that stretch with six runs scored,
four doubles, three homers, and seven RBI...Tied a career-high with four hits on July 2 vs. Milwaukee, the 10th time in his career he has done so and the first since Aug. 18,
2007 at Atlanta
Spent his second season with ARI, playing in 139 games...made 137 starts at second base...Reached base in 33 consecutive games (26 with a hit, seven with a walk) third-best streak in franchise history...Named to the National League All-Star team as a reserve, walking once in two plate appearances...Had season ending surgery 9/10 to repair a torn ligament in his left hand...Won his third consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove after committing 10 errors in 655 total chances.
After struggling at the plate the first two months of the season, Hudson hit over .300 in three out of the last four months of the year. He finished with a career-high .287 clip. His 15 home runs, 67 RBIs, 34 doubles, nine triples and nine stolen bases were also career highs. Hudson was also a candidate for the Gold Glove Award, as he committed 13 errors and helped turn 116 double plays.
Hudson missed time with ankle and hamstring ailments. The switch-hitter batted .288 against right-handed pitchers and .227 against southpaws. Eight of his 10 home runs came against righties. Hudson played in just 49 games after the All-Star break, batting .294 with 15 extra-base hits. He batted .254 at the Rogers Centre and .287 on the road.
Set career highs in at bats (489), hits
(132), total bases (214), doubles (32), home runs (12), RBI
(58), walks (51)... Was T7th in the AL with a career high
seven triples... Finished the season batting .270 with a .341
OBP... Apr. 29 through May 3 collected an RBI in five consecutive
games (6 total)... May 10 at KC drove in a season
high four runs with his first career two-homer game... Were
also the first career home runs hitting from the right side of
the plate... May 13 vs. BOS matched career high with four
hits (4-4) and tied a club record with five runs scored (3rd
time in franchise history)... DL STINT: Was placed on the
disabled list May 28 (retro May 24) with tightness in the left
hamstring... Activated on June 16... Missed 20 games while
on the DL with the Blue Jays posting an 11-9 record... Was
the first time in his professional career to be placed on the
DL... Prior to going on the DL was batting .273 with four
home runs and 15 RBI... Following his stint on the DL batted
.269 with eight home runs and 43 RBI... June 24 vs. TB
matched a season high with four RBI... From Aug. 9 through
Aug. 31 hit in 19 of 21 games, including a career high nine
game hit streak from Aug. 23 through Aug. 31 (.314,
11-35)... IN THE FIELD: For the 2nd straight season led AL
2B in assists (449)... Led AL second baseman with 3.59 assists
per 9.0 innings and was 5th with a .984 fielding percentage...
Was T3rd among AL second baseman with 90
double plays turned... In August led the team with a .346 average
and 37 hits... Finished the season batting .260 right
handed (.324 OBP) with four home runs... From the left side
of the plate batted .273 (.347 OBP) with eight home runs...
Saw most of his action in the number two slot and batted
.271 with five home runs and 25 RBI... Away from SkyDome
batted .296 with seven home runs and 32 RBI... At home hit
just .243 with five home runs and 26 RBI... Prior to the
All-Star break hit .261 with seven home runs and 34 RBI in
66 games... In 69 games following the break batted .278
with five homers and 24 RBI.
Batted .268 with nine home runs, 57 RBI and a .328 OBP in 142 games ... From the left side of the plate batted .296 with a .355 OBP ... Hit all nine of his home runs batting left handed ... From the right side of the plate batted .162 with a .224 OBP ... In May batted a season high .330 and drove in 18 runs ... April 23 at TB stole two bases, first two of ML career ... Drove in a season high four runs on two occasions ... Had four RBI on May 6 at TEX and on May 19 at CWS ... Homered in back-to-back games on June 10 & 11 vs. PIT ... Hit in a season high eight straight from Aug. 9-16 and batted .429 (12-28) during that span ... Spent most of the season batting in the 7th & 8th slot and posted a combined .267 average with six home runs and 39 RBI ... Prior to the All-Star break batted .282 with a .340 OBP, after the break batted .247 with a .311 OBP ... At SkyDome batted .281 with five home runs and 22 RBI ... On the road drove in 35 runs and batted .257 with four home runs ... As a pinch-hitter was 0-3 with a walk.
In the Field: Set the Blue Jays record for second baseman and led the AL with 477 assists ... Averaged ML high among second baseman with 3.74 assists per 9.0 innings (3.74) ... Made five errors in the first month of the season, made seven errors in the final five months of the season ... In the last 79 games committed three errors in 431 total chances for a fielding percentage of .993 ... Committed nine errors prior to the All-Star break in 82 games ... Sept. 11 at TB matched club record by a second baseman with 10 assists ... After the break made three errors in 60 games ... Overall on the season ranked 4th among AL second baseman with a .984 fielding percentage.
Career Notes: Has one career multi-homer game ... has a career .985 fielding percentage (696 total chances) in 191 games at second base.
Began the season with Syracuse (AAA) of
the International League and in 100 games batted .305 with
10 home runs and 37 RBI ... Hit in 10 straight from April 19-28
(20-42, .476) and moved his average from .200 to .333...
Was named as the IL Player of the Week for April 22-28, batting
.500 (15-30) with eight runs scored, three home runs
and seven RBI ... Homered in three straight games, April
25-27 at Durham ... Drove in a season high four runs on May
27 vs. Columbus ... Hit in a season high 11 straight from June
13-22 (20-46, .434) and then hit in 10 straight from June
24-July 4 (15-43, 349) ... In June batted .336 with four home
runs and seven RBI ... Was named to Team USA at the Futures
All-Star Game in Milwaukee and was named to the Triple-
A All-Star team for the International League ... Was rated
by Baseball America as the "Best Defensive Second Baseman"
in the International League ... Was recalled by Toronto
on July 24 and made his ML debut that day at Baltimore
(0-4, 1E) ... Picked up his first ML hit and RBI on July 26 at
Minnesota with a run scoring single ... July 30 at Kansas City
reached base five times, going 3-3 with two walks ... August
5 vs. Baltimore hit first career home run, two run shot off
Rodrigo Lopez ... August 6 vs. Seattle was 4-4 with a walk
and homered for the second straight day, solo home run off
Ryan Franklin ... July 30-August 7 hit in a season high nine
straight (14-33, .424) ... August 9-10 had back-to-back three
hit games and drove in three runs ... For the month of August had 34 hits in 29 games and batted .304 with three home
runs and 12 RBI ... September 22 at Tampa Bay recorded
second four hit game of the season (4-6) and drove in a career
high five runs including a two run home run off Jesus
Colome ... Was hitless in his last five games and finished the
season 0-19 ... Finished the season batting .276 with four
home runs and 23 RBI in 54 games ... From the left side of the
plate batted .308 with four home runs and 19 RBI ... From the
right side batted .184 with four RBI ... At SkyDome batted
.275 with two home runs and 10 RBI, while on the road hit
.278 with two home runs and 13 RBI ... Batted .347 with
RISP ... In the field committed four errors in 278 total
chances for a .986 fielding percentage.
Hit a combined .306 with 36 doubles, 11 triples, eight home runs and 79 RBI in 139 games between Tennessee of the Southern League (AA) and Syracuse of the International League (AAA)...Opened the season with Tennessee where he was an SL All-Star selection and named to the AA All-Star Team for American League affiliates...Baseball America honored him as the Best Defensive Second Baseman in the Southern League and as the Minor League All-Star Second Baseman...Opened the season with Tennessee and hit .307 wit 34 extra-base hits and a league high eight triples in 80 games...Hit just .275 in April with one home run and 12 RBI...Season best nine game hit streak from April 10 to 18...Had a season high four RBI on April 24 vs Huntsville...In May hit .324 with 12 doubles, two home runs and 20 RBI...Finished the month with an eight game hit streak, May 22 to 31, in which he had four multi hit games and seven RBI...Hit .310 in June and had 16 walks in 24 games...Walked in five consecutive games from June 4 to 10...Appeared in six July games, hitting .350 with three RBI, before joining Syracuse...Hit .304 with the SkyChiefs in 55 games with 14 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 27 RBI...Homered in his AAA debut on July 7 at Toledo...Hit in 12 of his first 14 games with the SkyChiefs and batted .477...With Syracuse in July hit .377 with nine doubles, a triple, two home runs and 16 RBI...Collected RBI in five straight games from August 4 to 8...On the season played a combined 125 games at second base and 18 at third base...Following the season reported to Scottsdale of the Arizona Fall League where he was named to the All-Prospect team, hit .426 in 19 games with 13 extra-base hits and 20 RBI...Then represented the United States at the Baseball World Cup, capturing a silver medal...In 10 games at the World Cup he hit .429(18-42) with 12 runs scored, two doubles, two triples, four RBI and seven stolen bases in seven attempts...Was selected as the Athlete of the Year by USA Baseball.
Combined to hit .272 with 71 runs scored, 20 doubles, nine home runs
and 63 RBI between Dunedin of the Florida State League (A) and
Tennessee of the Southern League (AA)...Opened the season with
Dunedin where he hit .285 with seven home runs and 48 RBI in 96
games...Was selected to the FSL mid-season All-Star team...Had a
nine game hit streak to start the season...Hit .333 in April with 12
RBI...In June hit .308 with four home runs and 15 RBI...Hit three
home runs in the span of four games from June 5 to 8...Hit .371
against left-handed pitching with five HR and 25 RBI and .244
against right-handed pitching with two home runs and 23
RBI...Appeared in 21 July games hitting .224 with nine RBI before
joining Tennessee...Collected an RBI in seven straight games from
July 27 to August 3...With the Smokies hit .239 in 39 games with
four doubles, three triples, two home runs and 15 RBI...Hit .293
with runners in scoring position.
Hit .267 with 36 doubles, six triples, seven home runs and 74 RBI
for Hagerstown of the South Atlantic League (A)...Ranked fifth in
the league in doubles...Hit .304 in April with two home runs and 10
RBI...Named the leaguebs Player of the Week from April 30 to May
6...Hit .429 (12-28) with two home runs and 10 RBI during a seven-
game hitting streak April 27-May 2...In May hit only .241 but
collected three home runs and 25 RBI...Had a season high five RBI on
May 1 at Charlotte-WV...Had a season high four hits on August 15 vs
Piedmont...Finished the season on a 10-game hit streak...Hit .281 at
home and .253 on the road...Hit .254 against LHP and .271 against
RHP...Hit .429 (6-14) and drove in 18 runs with the bases
loaded...Played 103 games at third base, 22 in the outfield, nine as
the DH and twice at second base.
Made his pro debut with Medicine Hat of the Pioneer League (A) where
he hit .293 in 65 games with 18 doubles, a triple, eight home runs
and 42 RBI...Hit in six of his first seven pro games...On June 25
hit a grand slam home run...From July 28 to August 13 he hit in 11
of 13 games posting a .340 mark with 15 runs scored, five doubles,
four home runs and 14 RBI...Hit in 10 straight games to end the
season, from August 25 to September 3...Hit .310 on the road with
ten doubles, 21 RBI and 29 runs scored...Played 64 games at second