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6. Destin Hood, OFDOB: 4/3/90Height/Weight: 6-1/225Bats/Throws: R/RDrafted/Signed: 2nd round, 2008, St. Paul's Episcopal HS (AL)2011 Stats: .276/.364/.445 at High-A (128 G)Tools Profile: Plenty of themYear in Review: Among the most athletic players in the system, Hood made great strides in converting his athletic ability into baseball skills.The Good: A much improved approach was the key to Hood's step forward in 2011. He learned to lay off breaking balls out of the strike zone and did a better job of recognizing pitches he could drive, leaving scouts to believe he can be an average hitter capable of hitting 15-20 home runs annually. He's filled out a bit since signing but remains a plus runner who should steal 15-20 bases annually. He's an average right fielder with a strong arm.The Bad: Hood is a streaky hitter who can be guilty of tinkering when things go bad. He has plenty of skills, but scouts don't see star-level tools in him, and he'll need to continue hitting to play in an outfield corner.Ephemera: In a strange split, Hood was a perfect 11-for-11 when stealing a base off a left-handed pitcher but was just 10-for-16 against righties.Perfect World Projection: Solid, all-around, everyday outfielder.Fantasy Impact: He could end up being worth more in fantasy leagues due to his power/speed combination.Path to the Big Leagues: Hood will face a big test at the upper levels by starting 2012 at Double-A Harrisburg.ETA: 2014
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