Destin Hood

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 2 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 2 mos
Position(s) SS  OF
Ht/Wt 6-2, 185 lb
School  St. Paul's Episcopal
Hometown  Eight Mile (Mobile), AL USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 2 by Nationals in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (Southeast - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS
Serious power, runs well, athletic, arm plays, put on BP power display in Cincy, showed big power at Aflac
AL State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Destin Hood is a 2008 SS/OF with a 6'2'', 185 lb. frame from Eight Mile (Mobile), AL who attends St. Pauls School. He has a very live and well put together build and looks like the football standout (WR) that he is. Hood was one of the big revelations of the event and proved it during batting practice, when he hit 7 balls out of the park. He showed a simple swing that you would have thought was a line drive/contact swing until the ball rocketed off the barrell and ended up 360-400 feet away seemingly every swing. Hood has exceptionally easy bat speed and easy power. His game approach was a bit more anxious and unbalanced than his BP swing but the same raw bat speed and ability were there. He could be a very special hitter down the road as he gets more repetitions. Hood is a primary shortstop now due to his athleticism but will likely be a centerfielder in the future. He has 6.6 speed and is reportedly faster than that and plenty of arm strength. It will be fun to watch him develop offensively! Selected to 2007 Aflac All-American team.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 6.62 sec
97.78% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
OF 88 mph
89.84% Rank
best 97  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 101  avg 80
 (2008 class)
IF 86 mph
92.64% Rank
best 95  avg 77
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
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