Destin Hood Scouting Video (October 2012)

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Drafted by the Nationals in the second round of the ’08 Draft, Destin Hood has already earned four All-Star selections in his short professional career. In 2011, he hit .276/.364/.445 with the Potomac Nationals, racking up forty-seven extra-base hits in 463 at bats. This season, he slumped following a promotion to the Harrisburg Senators, hitting just .239 in April and then .197 in May. He got it together over the summer though and finished strong, batting .275 after the All-Star break.

Ryan Kelley took this footage (below) of Hood over three games in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

While playing for the Potomac Nationals in September 2011, Hood faces Frederick Keys pitchers Ryan Berry and Ryan O’Shea. He collected two hits in two games against the starting pitchers. Then, in September 2012, while playing for the Harrisburg Senators, Hood collects a hit against Flying Squirrels lefty pitcher Michael Kickham.

Hood is a premium baseball athlete. He has a great feel for contact, and hits with explosive bat speed. Despite his size, he’s a solid-average base-runner. A star high school running back on the football field, he’s blessed with premium body control and nimble feet, making him a a future plus outfielder.

Destin Hood Scouting Video (October 2012) / Baseball News Hound by Ryan Kelley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND

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Ryan Kelley

Founder and Executive Editor of BaseballNewsHound.com. Ryan is a graduate of the George Washington University, with a degree in economics. His acclaimed thesis on Major League Baseball's Labor Market is in the running for an excellence award in economics. A young economist working in Washington D.C., Ryan has extensive experience working in professional baseball. In the past, he's worked in player development, for the United States Olympic Committee and in scouting. Ryan's resume also includes jobs in journalism, social media marketing, government as well in non-profit legal services. However, sports and sportswriting are his two passions, and he strives to incorporate his unconventional career experience and academic expertise in his work at BaseballNewsHound.com. Born and raised in Connecticut, Ryan currently resides in Arlington Virginia, just outside of DC. A former amateur baseball and football player, Ryan loves both sports.

2012 MLB Competitive Balance Draft Lottery Results / Baseball News Hound by Ryan Kelley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND