Destin Hood

Position: OF
Born: 4/3/1990
Height: 6'2
Weight: 210
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent November 12, 2015 (MIA). Originally drafted in the second round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .267 with 15 homers, 80 RBIs and 11 steals in 126 games at New Orleans (Triple-A), along with 29 doubles.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from New Orleans on September 1.
MLB Debut Date: 9/2/2016

Debut Details
September 2, in a 6-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The starting left fielder, he batted eighth and went 2-for-4. In his first at-bat in the top of the third inning he struck out on a foul tip against starter Carlos Carrasco. In the fifth, with one out, he doubled into the right field corner off the first pitch he saw from Carrasco. In his next at-bat, in the seventh inning, he singled to left field off Carrasco. In his last at-bat of the night, in the ninth inning, he struck out swinging against reliever Cody Allen.

Player Notes
A heavily recruited high school football star who turned down a scholarship to play for his home state’s Crimson Tide (who went on to win three titles during the time he would have been on the team), a succession of injuries, including a wrist injury, slowed a promising career but it seems to be back on track now. Between his time as a top Nationals’ prospect and signing with the Marlins during this past off-season, Hood also spent time in the Indians’ and Phillies’ farm systems. In 2015, between three team — Reading (Double-A/Phillies), Akron (Double-A/Indians) and Columbus (Triple-A/Indians) — he combined to hit .270 in 99 games, adding 10 homers, 58 RBIs and 26 doubles for a .456 SLG. He’d hit a combined .298 with 11 home runs, 42 RBIs and 26 doubles in just 106 games between Auburn (Short-Season A), Harrisburg (Double-A) and Syracuse (Triple-A) in his last year with the Nationals’ organization in 2014.