Daniel Claiborne Hudson (born March 9, 1987 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hudson stands 6 feet, 4 inches and weighs 220 pounds.
Hudson attended Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he finished second all-time in strikeouts with 295 (Justin Verlander is first all-time), sixth in games started with 40 and seventh in innings pitched with 292. He posted a win-loss record of 20-14, and had a 3.79 earned run average.
Hudson was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. For the remainder of the 2008 season he was assigned to the White Sox rookie-level affiliate, the Great Falls Voyagers, where he posted a W-L record of 5-4 and an ERA of 3.36 in 14 starts. He struck out 90 batters in 69 2/3 innings.