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Destin Hood

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Destin Hood
Name: Destin Dwane Hood
Born: Apr 3, 1990 in Mobile, Ala. USA
High School: St. Paul's Episcopal HS, Mobile, Ala.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2008 (signed for $1,100,000)
Hood showed his raw power and lightning-quick bat speed when he tied for the home run derby title at the Aflac Classic last fall. Raw and electric are two words scouts use to describe Hood. He has four raw tools but each with above-average projection. An exceptional athlete with a combination of strength and speed, Hood is signed to play football (wide receiver) and baseball at Alabama. At the plate, Hood has bat speed and raw power to rival anyone in this draft class, but his hit tool is currently lacking as he often swings and misses. A shortstop in high school, Hood will most definitely be moved to the outfield due to his below-average arm strength. He is a plus runner, and although his instincts are under-developed, could be an average defender in the future. The team that drafts Hood will believe in his ability to eventually hit. Upon reaching high ceiling, Hood projects as a middle of the order impact bat.
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