It's amazing how some people are so quick to write guys off.
Hood was expected to be a long term project with amazing power potential.
The fact that he's hitting .300 at this point, at a full season level, should be considered a great feat at this point. Nobody should be predicting superstar status, but it HAS to be encouraging, and has to be seen as ahead of schedule.
He's striking out a lot, but he's putting the ball in play. As some have pointed out, pitch recognition is the last thing to come. As he continues to gain more experience, and gain more confidence at the plate, not only will that improve, but his power will come. Give the kid time. You have to be impressed at this point though.
He's a guy that should play an entire year at each stop, at least through this year and next. Take his success and gain confidence, while not being pushed with guys more advanced.
A big difference between Francoeur and Hood is that Hood will be given time to develop at a steady pace. Francouer was in the bigs at 21. That would put Hood there next year. He won't be at AA for two years, let alone the big league level.
He's got a bright future, and to this point, has exceeded expecations for where he should be at this point. Be patient.