Jay Hood
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1996-1998
Shortstop
Germantown, Tenn.

2004: Returned to Tech program as Administrative Assistant.

2003: Acquired from Allentown by St. Paul in exchange for 2B Ricky Gomez and P Miguel Perez 2/3.

2002: Released by Anaheim during Spring Training....Signed with St. Paul Saints of Northern League 5/5....debuted with St. Paul 6/4....claimed on waivers by Allentown Ambassadors 6/18.

2001: Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A) disabled list 4/5....activated by Arkansas 4/23....placed on DL 4/25....reactivated in August....joined Peoria Javelinas of Arizona Fall League in October.

2000: Once again assigned to Class A Lake Elsinore....reassigned to Class AA Erie 5/15.

1999: Assigned to Class A Lake Elsinore of the California League....opened season at second base while going 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, and two RBI 4/8 at San Bernadino....moved back to shortshop while going 0-for-17 at the plate over the next four games....sidelined by hamstring pull 4/24 vs. Modesto....went 4-for-4 with a double and four runs scored 8/16 at Lancaster as a part of a five-game (10-for-16, three doubles, one homer, six RBI) hitting streak 8/15-19....injured while going 0-for-2 to snap streak 8/20 vs. Stockton....returned to action Aug. 29 at Modesto.

1998: Signed professional contract after being selected in sixth round of June Draft by Anaheim Angels....assigned to Class A Boise of the Northwest League....went 2-for-5 in professional debut 7/19 vs. Yakima....hit first professional home run 7/24 at Portland....saw duty primarily at shortstop.

Tech Career:
1998: Selected as a team co-captain...named to Baseball America's pre-season All-America team...posted a 14-game hitting streak (22-for-57) to begin the season...hit grand slam home run 3/7 vs. Virginia...sat out 3/28-29 games vs. Duke with "muscle fatigue" injury to leg...posted three-hit efforts against Winthrop 3/31 and N.C. State 4/4...went 3-for-3 before departing with mild strain of right hamstring 4/10 vs. Southeast Missouri State...missed next four games before reappearing in lineup 4/18 at Florida State...return proved short-lived with reaggravation of the injury on a botched force play in the seventh of that game....came back again 5/3 vs. Clemson....hit two-run homer with two-outs in top of the ninth to climax comeback win over Oklahoma State 5/24 at Midwest Regional....named to Midwest Regional's All-Tournament team going 10-for-23 (.435) two homers and eight RBI in Wichita....selected second team All-ACC.

1997: Participated in USA Baseball Trials Jan. 8-12 at Tampa...Rated fourth best college prospect for 1998 draft by Baseball America...went 5-for-7 with home run and five RBI vs. Evansville 2/23...belted first inning grand slam at North Carolina 3/10...saw streak of 80 consecutive starts at shortstop come to an end the following day due to a hamstring injury...missed four games before returning to lineup 3/16 against Virginia Tech. Homered in first at-bat of that game as a part of a 4-for-5, five RBI effort...outing began a three-game, 13-RBI stretch...went on to miss first two weeks of April due to aforementioned hamstring problem...returned to action once again 4/15...later missed first three weeks of May with same injury before finally returning for NCAA Mideast Regional...reaggravated hamstring 5/24 vs. Washington. Injury cost him 27 games overall during season....invited to return for National Team's summer camp but declined in order to allow hamstring injury to heal.

1996: Named to Baseball America's All-Freshman team after hitting .276 with eight home runs and 46 RBI while starting all 64 games at shortstop. Committed 17 errors while fielding .948...Elected to attend Tech after being selected in fourth round of 1995 draft by Minnesota.

Professional Career   AVG    G   AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB  CS
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1998  Boise          .197   41  132  20  26   6   0   3   19  23  22   1
1999  Lake Elsinore  .235  102  374  48  88  14   5   3   43  24  81   8   9
2000  Lake Elsinore  .184   26  103   9  19   3   0   0    9   4  25   1   2
      Erie           .215   66  223  23  48  16   0   4   28  14  48   2   0
2001  Arkansas       .291   17   55   8  16   2   0   1    9   3  15   0   2
2002  St. Paul       .100    7   20   1   2   1   0   0    1   1   5   0   0
      Allentown      .248   59  206  27  51  17   0   3   23  15  43   2   2
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Georgia Tech Career
Year     AVG.  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB-SBA 
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1996    .276   64-64   268  43  74  11   1   8   46  14  34   2-6
1997    .340   34-34   141  39  48   8   2   4   31  20  19   2-2 
1998    .320   49-49   203  44  65  21   1  10   43  11  29   1-2
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CAREER  .306  147-147  612 126 187  40   4  22  120  45  92   5-10