BURLINGTON, VT --- 2009 Lake Monsters outfielder Destin Hood made his Major League debut on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a double as the starting leftfielder for the Miami Marlins. Hood is the 87th former Vermont player to reach the Major Leagues all-time and the seventh to make his MLB debut this season.
The second-round pick of the Washington Nationals in the 2008 draft, Hood hit .246 (34-for-138) with four doubles, two homers and 24 RBI in 38 games for the Lake Monsters during the 2009 season.
Hood then spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons in Single-A ball, 2012 and 2013 at Double-A Harrisburg before splitting time in 2014 between Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse. After spending 2015 with Philadelphia and Cleveland Double-A affiliates along with the Indians Triple-A team in Columbus, he joined the Marlins organization in 2016.
Before having his contract selected by Miami on September 1st when Major League rosters expanded, Hood was hitting .267 with 15 homers and 80 RBI in 126 games with Triple-A New Orleans.
With the September callups of Hood and Nationals reliever Matt Grace, who made his MLB debut last season with Washington, 25 different former Lake Monsters have now been on a Major League roster during the 2016 season.