Hodges never has been a patient hitter. Hodges always has been a line-drive hitter who uses the entire field. He hangs in well against lefthanders' breaking balls, and some of the pitchers he hits best are the southpaw specialists often brought in to face him.
Baserunning & Defense
He doesn't get good jumps on grounders, but his routes are fine and his hands aren't bad. Sterling's arm leaves a little to be a desired. Hodges isn't fast, but he's a heady baserunner who rarely gets thrown out.
I can't say I know what The Retired or Inactive Players were doing locking this guy up to a long term contract. A questionable call at best. Hodges has below average skills, even for the low minors. One has to expect the Retired or Inactive Players will give him his walking papers before the end of the season.
-- Ska Nyman, A-Ball Scout