Author Topic: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood, OF  (Read 55458 times)

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Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #125: March 28, 2011, 03:21:37 PM »
Glad to see Destin starting to really get it and embrace being a pro ballplayer. Just from looking at his stats it looks like he should concentrate on his pitch recognition and patience to help boost his OBP. Seems like he should have the natural tools to hit for average and put up some power when he grows into his body, but the difference between a .333 OBP and a .366 OBP, for an outfielder, is the difference between a credible starter and a career replacement.
Good for Destin.

Hope he continues to improve this year!

yup.  i like how he acknowledges the areas he needs to improve, most notably the k's.  he was a shortstop drafted out of high school, but i think he's done a nice job adjusting to the OF life.  he's mostly a corner OF (he played primarily RF, but he saw a lot of time in LF last year too). 

i think he projects to be anywhere from a 2-6 hitter and would love if he can get his work done, improve, move up the farm and be a corner OF alongside Harper.