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    Joe Hudson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Odessa, FL

    High School:
    Tampa Jesuit

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 205

    Position:
    C

    Birthdate:
    05/21/1991

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    02/13/2014

    Irish Ready To Challenge Some Of The Nation's Best In Inaugural ACC Season

    Notre Dame will play 13 games against Baseball America's preseason top 25.

    12/03/2013

    Irish Update From Around Professional Baseball

    Notre Dame had five players in the majors during the 2013 season.

    06/07/2012

    Joe Spano Signs Free Agent Contract With Toronto Blue Jays

    Southpaw is the fourth member of the 2012 Notre Dame club to sign a minor league contract this week.

    06/06/2012

    St. Louis Cardinals Draft Steve Sabatino In 26th Round

    Notre Dame has had at least three MLB draft picks in 15 of the last 18 drafts (dating back to 1995).

    06/05/2012

    Joe Hudson Selected By Cincinnati Reds In 6th Round Of 2012 MLB Draft

    Junior could return for senior season

    04/02/2012

    FB: Practice Update April 2

    UND.com updates the team practice from Monday, April 2, and looks back at the first eight practices of the spring for 2012.

    03/26/2012

    Fighting Irish Xtra 03/26

    New Host! New Player Host! But, still the same great FIX!

    05/13/2012

    Baseball vs. Rutgers

    The Irish Baseball team took on Rutgers in their 3rd game at Eck Stadium on May 13th.

    05/12/2012

    Baseball vs. Rutgers

    The Irish Baseball team took on Rutgers for the second game in the series on May 12th at Frank Eck Stadium.

    05/11/2012

    Baseball vs. Rutgers

    The Irish Baseball team took on Rutgers in the first game of the series on May 11th at Eck Stadium.

    04/29/2012

    4/29 Baseball vs. St. John's

    The men's baseball team lost to St. John's at home on April 29th.

    04/11/2012

    Baseball vs Western Michigan 4/11

    The Irish take on Western Michigan on Wednesday afternoon.

    AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner enters his junior season with a .245 career batting average, one home run and 20 RBI ... has added 27 runs scored, 11 doubles, two triples, 22 walks, three sacrifice flies, six sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases (five attempts) in 75 games (67 starts) ... in BIG EAST games, owns a career .286 batting average with one home run and 10 RBI ... has added 16 runs scored, seven doubles, 13 walks, one sacrifice fly, five sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases (two attempts) in 37 games (34 starts) ... has thrown out 37.1 percent of attempted base stealers (26 of 70), including 42.2 percent in 2011 (19 of 45) ... simply loves to play baseball ... owns all the intangibles you look for in a player and more importantly a catcher ... possesses an extremely strong and accurate throwing arm ... great receiver and leader behind the plate ... brings an above average bat with gap-to-gap power ... 2011 New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star rated as the No. 28 MLB prospect in the BIG EAST by Perfect Game .

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Appeared in 53 games and started 51 for the Irish, 49 at catcher and two at designated hitter ... batted .239 (39-for-163) with 18 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples and 14 RBI ... added 17 walks, six sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases in four attempts ... recorded 53 total bases, posted a .325 slugging percentage and .322 on-base percentage ... posted a .989 fielding percentage ... committed four errors on 377 fielding chances with 37 assists, 336 putouts and participated in two double plays ... threw out 44.2% (19 of 45) of attempted base stealers ... committed six passed balls ... ranked second in triples, third in doubles, fourth in total bases, fourth in batting, fourth in slugging percentage, fourth in on-base percentage, fifth in runs scored and fifth in hits ... started all 26 BIG EAST games ... batted .266 (21-for-79) with 11 runs scored, six doubles, one triple and six RBI ... added 11 walks, five sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in one attempt ... recorded 29 total bases, posted a .367 slugging percentage and .363 on-base percentage ... hit .214 (18-for-84) with seven runs scored, four doubles, one triple, eight RBI, six walks, two sacrifice flies and one stolen base in three attempts in non-conference games ... batted .391 (9-for-23) with five runs scored, four doubles, four RBI, one walk and one stolen base in two attempts in the month of February ... hit .135 (7-for-52) with one run scored, one triple, three RBI, six walks, one sacrifice bunt and no stolen bases in one attempt in the month of Mar. ... batted .171 (7-for-41) with four runs scored, two RBI, four walks, four sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in one attempt in the month of Apr. ... hit .340 (16-for-47) with eight runs scored, six doubles, one triple, five RBI, six walks and one sacrifice bunt in the month of May ... batted .170 (9-for-53) with five runs scored, two doubles, four RBI, nine walks and three sacrifice bunts in home games ... hit .255 (13-for-51) with six runs scored, four doubles, one triple, three RBI, five walks, two sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in one attempt in road games ... batted .260 (20-for-77) with 15 runs scored, eight doubles, 11 RBI, nine walks, three sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in two attempts in Irish victories ... hit .260 (33-for-127) with 15 runs scored, 10 doubles, one triple, 11 RBI, 11 walks, five sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases in four attempts in day games ... batted .167 (6-for-36) with three runs scored, one triple, three RBI, six walks and one sacrifice bunt in night games ... hit .242 (39-for-161) with 18 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, 14 RBI, 16 walks, three sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases in four attempts in games started ... went 0-for-2 (.000) in games coming off the bench ... batted .375 (18-for-48) against left-handed pitching ... hit .183 (21-for-115) against right-handed pitching ... batted .282 (20-for-71) with runners on base ... batted .207 (19-for-92) with the bases empty ... went 1-for-3 (.333) with the bases loaded ... reached base 14 times in 54 opportunities when leading off an inning ... hit .238 (10-for-42) with runners in scoring position ... successful on three of five RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... advanced 39 base runners on 82 attempts, good for a percentage of .476 ... totaled eight RBI and batted .259 (14-for-54) with two outs ... registered nine multi-hit games, including a three-hit contest against vs. USF-1 on May 14 and four-hit outing against Purdue on Feb. 19 ... recorded five multi-RBI game ... registered a season-long five-game hitting streak (picked up a hit in each of the first five games of the season)... Notre Dame went 23-27 when Hudson started, including 23-25 at catcher and 0-2 at designated hitter ... the Irish went 7-7 when Hudson batted cleanup, 4-6-1 when he batted seventh and 12-14 when he hit eighth ... went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, two RBI, one double and one stolen base against Purdue on Feb. 19 (set new career highs for hits and runs scored) ... drove in two against Purdue (Feb. 19), Seattle (Feb. 25), UAB (Mar. 12), USF-2 (May 14) and Louisville (May 20) ... collected a double in each of the first four games of the season ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two doubles and two doubles against Rutgers-1 on May 7 ... went 2-for-3 in back-to-back games against Louisville on May 19 and 20 ... added two runs scored, two RBI and a triple in the meetings with the Cardinals ... picked up hits in each of Notre Dame's three games at the BIG EAST tournament.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Appeared in 22 games and started 16 for the Irish, each at catcher ... batted .264 (14-for-53) with nine runs scored, one doubles, one home run and six RBI ... added five walks, three sacrifice flies and one stolen base in one attempt ... recorded 18 total bases, posted a .340 slugging percentage and .311 on-base percentage ... posted a .992 fielding percentage ... committed one error on 119 fielding chances with 16 assists, 102 putouts and participated in double play ... threw out 28.0% (7 of 25) of attempted base stealers ... committed two passed balls ... tied for the second on the Irish in sacrifice flies ... saw action in 11 BIG EAST games and started eight ... batted .346 (9-for-26) with five runs scored, one double, one home run and four RBI ... added two walks, one sacrifice fly and one stolen base in one attempt ... recorded 13 total bases, posted a .500 slugging percentage and .379 on-base percentage ... hit .185 (5-for-27) with four runs scored, two RBI, three walks and two sacrifice flies in non-conference games ... batted .286 (2-for-7) with one run scored, two RBI and two sacrifice flies in the month of February ... hit .083 (1-for-12) with one run scored and three walks in the month of March ... batted .300 (3-for-10) with three runs scored and one RBI in the month of April ... hit .333 (8-for-24) with four runs scored, one double, one home run, three RBI, two walks and one sacrifice fly in the month of May ... batted .158 (3-for-19) with two runs scored, two RBI and two walks in home games ... hit .316 (6-for-19) with three runs scored, one double, one home run, two RBI, three walks, one sacrifice fly and one stolen base in one attempts in road games ... batted .444 (8-for-18) with four runs scored, one home run, four RBI, one walk, three sacrifice flies and one stolen base in one attempt in Irish victories ... hit .333 (11-for-33) with six runs scored, one home run, six RBI, four walks, three sacrifice flies and one stolen base in one attempt in day games ... batted .150 (3-for-20) with three runs scored, one double and one walk in night games ... hit .269 (14-for-52) with nine runs scored, one double, one home run, six RBI, five walks, three sacrifice flies and one stolen base in one attempt in games started ... went 0-for-1 (.000) in games coming off the bench ... batted .071 (1-for-14) against left-handed pitching ... hit .333 (13-for-39) against right-handed pitching ... batted .250 (6-for-24) with runners on base ... batted .276 (8-for-29) with the bases empty ... went 0-for-1 (.000) with the bases loaded ... reached base six times in 12 opportunities when leading off an inning ... hit .167 (3-for-18) with runners in scoring position ... successful on three of five RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... advanced 12 base runners on 30 attempts, good for a percentage of .400 ... totaled two RBI and batted .250 (5-for-20) with two outs ... registered four multi-hit games, including a three-hit contest against at Villanova on May 16 ... recorded one multi-RBI game versus Mississippi Valley State on Feb. 19 ... registered a season-long three-game hitting streak (picked up a hit in all three games of the BIG EAST series at Villanova)... Notre Dame went 5-11 when Hudson started ... the Irish went 5-1 when Hudson batted eighth ... went 2-for-4 with a run scored, two sacrifice flies and two RBI against Mississippi Valley State on Feb. 21 ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored versus Valparaiso on Apr. 28 ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored, walk, stolen base and solo home run at Villanova on May 16 ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored and RBI against Louisville on May 22.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year starter and letterwinner at Tampa Jesuit High School ... twice served as team captain ... named all-county and captured team's "Best All-Around" award each of his final two seasons ... ranked as the fifth best overall catching prospect and 30th best overall prospect from the state of Florida according to Prospectwire.com ... Tampa Jesuit opened last season with 23 consecutive victories and ascended to the top ranking in the nation for nine weeks by every major poll (ESPN Rise, Max Preps, Baseball America, Baseball Coaches Association, Easton, Baseball News) ... finished the season 26-3 ... Tampa Jesuit had nine players sign NCAA Division I scholarships over 2009-10, including Hudson ... as a senior, batted .410 with three home runs and 30 RBI ... scored a team-leading 33 runs ... recorded 33 hits, thus becoming the only player on the squad with 30 or more hits, runs scored and RBI ... posted a .485 on-base percentage and .982 fielding percentage (only four errors in 221 fielding chances) ... batted a team-best .397 as a junior ... finished second on the team with 31 hits, had a team-best nine doubles, with one triple, one home run, 21 RBI and 22 runs scored ... named second team all-county at third base as a junior ... first team Florida Bombers National Classic All-Tournament team ... helped capture the 2008 WWBA 18U Perfect Game Championship in Marietta, Ga. with the Florida Bombers ... born May 21, 1991 ... son of Amy Martin ... one sister, Ashley ... full name is Joseph Thaddeus Hudson ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major.

    Hudson's Career Statistics

    YearAVGGP-GSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSLG%BBHBPSOGDPOB%SFSH SB-ATTPOAEFLD%
    2010.26422-1653914101618.34050131.311301-1102161.992
    2011.23953-51163183910201453.325173201.322062-4336374.989
    Totals.24575-67216275311212071.329223332.320363-5438535.990

    Hudson in the BIG EAST Conference

    YearAVGGP-GSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSLG%BBHBPSOGDPOB%SFSH SB-ATTPOAEFLD%
    2010.34611-82659101413.5002061.379101-14871.982
    2011.26626-26791121610629.36711131.368051-1165163.984
    Totals.28637-3410516307111042.400131152.367152-2213234.983
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