MSU's hard-throwing Hudson receives preseason attention

MSU's Dakota Hudson
Staff Writer

With Mississippi State's 2016 baseball season still almost three weeks away, the hard-throwing arm of Dakota Hudson has already gotten plenty of attention.
The junior right-hander of the Bulldogs has been picked as a preseason All-American by D1Baseball and Perfect Game, and he has been consistently projected as a top pick in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.
When you possess a 6-foot-5, 215-pound frame and can hum a fastball to the plate at more then 95 miles per hour, such accolades come. However, it’s not the physical tools and abilities of Hudson that have MSU head coach John Cohen believing his veteran hurler is on the verge of a breakout year.
It’s what lies beneath Hudson’s M-over-S ball cap that has impressed the MSU's eighth-year leader.
“Dakota has matured so much,” Cohen said. “He’s a confident young man and he deserves to be confident after what he did last summer and so far this year.”
For more on Hudson, see the story by Starkville Daily News beat writer for the Bulldogs Joel Coleman in Monday's newspaper.