Destin Dwane Hood... single...hit .485 with 19 extra base hits, including 8 HR, 32 RBI and 17 steals as a senior at St. Paul's Episcopal High School (AL), graduating in 2008...same high school as former Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy...earned spot on USA Today's All-USA High School Baseball Team...was named 5A Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, and the High School Baseball Player of the Year by the Mobile Press-Register...on the gridiron, led St. Paul's to the 5A state championship as both a wide receiver (56 catches, 995 yards) and defensive back...exploits earned First-Team All-State recognition from the Birmingham News...earned AFLAC All American honors and won AFLAC's Home Run Derby (8 long balls)...signed a National Letter of Intent to play football and baseball at the University of Alabama.
Returned to the Marlins organization and spent the entire season at New Orleans (AAA)...limited to just to 62 games with the Baby Cakes due to a left wrist strain, his fewest games played since his 1st pro season in 2008 (25 G)...was on the disabled list, 6/16 through the end of the season.
Spent entire Minor League season at Triple-A New Orleans, leading Zephyrs in at-bats (476), hits (127), doubles (29) and RBI (80), while ranking second in runs scored (61), triples (3) and home runs (15)...Named Marlins' Minor League Player of the Month for April after batting .320 (24x75) with 15 runs scored, five doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI. RBI total for month was tied for second in Pacific Coast League, while six home runs were tied for fourth...Drove in season-high four runs on April 7 at Omaha, all coming on first-inning grand slam off Miguel Almonte. Tied mark on April 23 at Nashville, going 2x5 with a three-run home run...Recorded season-long 10-game hitting streak from July 24-August 4, batting .357 (15x42) over streak...Named to PCL Midseason All-Star team after batting .252 (79x313) with 13 home runs and 62 RBI prior to break...After All-Star break, finished out season batting .294 (48x163) with two home runs and 18 RBI...Notched season-high four hits on Aug. 13 at Las Vegas, going 4x5 with two doubles and three runs scored. Recorded 37 multi-hit efforts, including three three-hit affairs...Was exceptional against left-handed pitchers, posting a .331 (43x130) average with 13 doubles, five home runs and 21 RBI. Against right-handed pitchers, hit .243 (84x346) with 10 home runs and 59 RBI...Had contract selected by Miami on September 1 and made Major League debut on Sept. 2 at Cleveland...In debut, went 2x4 with a double. Doubled of Carlos Carrasco in fifth inning to mark first Major League hit...In final game of season, October 2 at Washington, went 2x4 with two runs scored, a home run and two RBI. First career HR came off Max Scherzer in fourth inning.
Signed with Cleveland as a minor league free agent on 12/2/14 and was a non-roster invite to spring training...opened the season in Columbus (AAA) and was transferred to Akron (AA) on 5/5...was released by Cleveland on 7/15 and signed by Philadelphia on 7/17...assigned to Reading (AA) and finished the season with the Fightin Phils.
Split the season between Harrisburg (AA) and Syracuse (AAA) in final season in Washington organization...also spent 3 games at Auburn in August on an injury rehab, missing 22 days from 7/27-8/17 with right shoulder soreness...combined on the year he hit .298 (116-389) with 26 doubles, 11 homers and 42 RBI in 106 games (.348/.460/.808)... started the season in Harrisburg and was promoted to Syracuse for the first time on 5/1 after hitting .329 (24-73) in Double-A over the first month of the season...hit .333 (36-108) in May with Syracuse with 9 2B, 4 HR, 13RBI (.919OPS), including a 2-homer game on 5/26 at Rochester...hit .315 (34-108) off LHP for the season with 6 HR and 14 RBI (.923 OPS).
Entered the 2013 season rated by Baseball America as the 17thbest prospect in the Nationals chain.
Spent the entire 2012 campaign with Harrisburg, save for a short rehab stint in Auburn (wrist).
Earned Single-A Carolina League midseason and postseason All-Star honors...finished 2nd among Washington farmhands with 83 RBI...for his efforts in 2011, was named an MiLb.com organizational all-star.
Earned midseason and postseason All-Star honors in the Single-A South Atlantic League....entered 2010 rated as the No. 10 prospect in the Nationals' chain, according to Baseball America.
Entered 2009 as the 7th-rated prospect.
Made pro debut with GCL Nats.