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.