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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #150: April 08, 2011, 04:54:32 PM »
as mentioned in the minor league thread, great story on destin today in Fredericksburg paper.

http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2011/042011/04082011/618403

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #151: April 09, 2011, 08:43:42 PM »
He's made a few nice plays tonight in rf, great arm

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #152: April 09, 2011, 08:46:08 PM »
He's made a few nice plays tonight in rf, great arm

and an RBI, and walk!!!

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #153: April 09, 2011, 09:10:04 PM »
Beautiful hit to lf

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #154: April 12, 2011, 01:32:17 AM »
Hood 2-3, 2 doubles today and a walk.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #155: April 12, 2011, 01:59:04 AM »
Hood 2-3, 2 doubles today and a walk.

he's a doubles machine and later in his career it will translate to home run power ... but the walks he's drawing is a really important thing.  have to the love the start he's had.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #156: April 25, 2011, 03:47:54 PM »
here's young stud Destin's totals/ranks in Carolina Leage:

AVG - .311 - 14th
OBP - .475 - 1st
BB - 14 - 1st
2B - 4 - t-15th

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #157: April 26, 2011, 08:45:01 AM »
Repost.

Hood's got the tools to play center field.

Kid was a big time college football recruit for a national power(Alabama) as a wide receiver. That alone tells you he has the athleticism, speed, and ability to track a ball. Range isn't an issue.


Football and baseball are different in terms of getting the ball, but the natural tools are the same. He'll have to learn to read the ball off the bat and how to take the right path to the ball. Those are things that will come with time and coaching.

With that said, I don't know if he ends up in center. He appears to profile as a corner outfielder. I dont know how his arm looks since he has signed, but when he was in high school, he had a weird release, which made his arm seem below average. Im sure they have worked on his throwing mechanics, but I don't think it would uncover a cannon.

I think Hood's upside is that of a Rondell White. He could potentially be a 25/25 guy with range and ability to make the spectacular play, but lacks the arm to profile in right or throw many people out. Remember, Rondell was hampered by the injury bug so he never fully lived up to that potential, but he was still a very solid player. My favorite baseball player of all time actually. Reason Im a National fan.

It's just going to take time. I think Hood's a guy who should play the entire year at Potomac. We don't want to hurt his progress by giving him too much too soon. Hopefully we can get him into the Arizona Fall League on the taxi squad to continue his development on a day to day basis. Next year is when I think we need to start seeing it all come together at Harrisburg.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #158: May 04, 2011, 01:21:58 PM »
He's struggling now after such a hot start, but he's putting balls in play. 

Still think he ends up with a near .300 AVG by All Star break.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #159: May 15, 2011, 03:38:47 PM »
My boy having himself a day...3-for-3, 2 rbi :clap:

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #160: May 15, 2011, 03:49:23 PM »
He's actually 4-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #161: May 15, 2011, 09:46:09 PM »
Perez also went 4-4, maybe Hood goes to Harrisburg to make room for that other prospect?

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #162: May 15, 2011, 09:56:04 PM »
Hood is not playing well enough for a promotion.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #163: May 15, 2011, 10:14:01 PM »
He's actually 4-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI.


:az:

omg dude my day has gotten even better ... i've been hyping him up for so long and even my dad said today he heard on the radio the other day they were talking about destin hood among top nats prospects.

so awesome.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #164: May 15, 2011, 10:22:15 PM »
hood has all the potential to be a very good player... kind of reminds me of B.J upton.... maybe more raw power.

I think were stacked in the OF for years to come... one of whom lead by the guy in my avatar.... LOL!

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #165: May 15, 2011, 11:06:10 PM »
hood has all the potential to be a very good player... kind of reminds me of B.J upton.... maybe more raw power.

I think were stacked in the OF for years to come... one of whom lead by the guy in my avatar.... LOL!

haha :clap:

riggleman made a good comment before the game that there's a new age of power hitting, athletic right fielders making their way to stardom ... he mentioned mike stanton, jason heyward and the kid we have in single a (my dad laughed and said hood, but obviously riggs meant harper). 

but i agree ... our OF could look very good soon (even with werth and bernadina up with the big league club now)

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #166: May 16, 2011, 08:46:34 AM »
Yesterday, in assessing team trade needs, Cafardo mentioned  the lack of available RH true corner OFs.  By that he meant power hitters. Hood is still a ways away, but there may be a place for him, if not here then in trade.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #167: May 16, 2011, 11:14:17 AM »
Yesterday, in assessing team trade needs, Cafardo mentioned  the lack of available RH true corner OFs.  By that he meant power hitters. Hood is still a ways away, but there may be a place for him, if not here then in trade.

i would love to see one day hood / perez / harper (with werth @ 1b) or who knows.  it says a lot that hood is improving tremendously on his biggest weakness from last year (strikeouts vs. walks) and he's doing it in a more advanced class.  the power will be the last to come, but he's hitting some extra base hits in recent weeks.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #168: May 16, 2011, 02:35:32 PM »
Last 10 games:
.316 AVG / .333 OBP / .605 SLG
2 HR
5 2B
4 RBI
2 SB

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #169: May 18, 2011, 09:59:11 PM »
DH went 3-for-5 with two doubles (11 on the season) and two rbi's (18) ... his average is back up to .248.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #170: May 19, 2011, 06:05:56 PM »
Destin Hood
Last 10 games:
.359 AVG / .405 OBP / .718 SLG
3 HR
5 2B
9 RBI
SB
2 BB/6 K

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #171: May 21, 2011, 12:33:15 AM »
Am a huge fan of the idea of an OF of harper and hood together.

Get another OF with last name that starts with h ... call em HHH :pimp: :az: 8)

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #172: May 21, 2011, 03:33:46 AM »
Am a huge fan of the idea of an OF of harper and hood together.

Get another OF with last name that starts with h ... call em HHH :pimp: :az: 8)

Or we could get a center fielder whose last name starts with G... ;)

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #173: May 21, 2011, 06:26:39 AM »
Or we could get a center fielder whose last name starts with G... ;)

hahahahaha yes.

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Re: Follow The Prospects: Destin Hood
« Reply #174: May 21, 2011, 10:57:22 AM »
Destin has a 1.145 OPS in his last 10 games (.350 AVG, 3 HR, 5 2B, 3B, 10 RBI, 2 BB/6 K)

those are better than harper's last 10 :shock: