Jesse Hodges previously played with Team Canada at the 2012 18U Baseball World Cup, winning a silver medal while being named the Canadian MVP and selected to the All-World Team as a third baseman. It was during that tournament where he was noticed by the Chicago Cubs after having been passed over during the MLB Draft. He joined the organization the next season and has been playing in their system ever since. In 2015 he began playing with their A affiliate, the South Bend Cubs.
Family: Father Steve Hodge played baseball for Team Canada and professionally with the Atlanta Braves organization… Mother Sharon Furtado… Younger sisters Abby Hodges, Emma Furtado, Sarah Furtado…
Getting into the Sport: Started playing baseball with a plastic bat as soon as he could walk… Was enrolled in t-ball at age 4… Comes from a baseball family; his great-grandfather owned a semi-pro team and his grandfather played and scouted… Outside Interests: Enjoys fly fishing, going on adventures…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
IBAF WCup (18U): 2012 – SILVER