Jesse Lowell Hodges
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 212 lb.
- High School Lambrick Park High School
Jesse Hodges has been a minor league infielder.
Hodges starred for Canada in the 2012 World Junior Championship, hitting .484/.579/.710 with six runs and five RBI in 9 games, fielding .971; no other regular starter topped a .300 average for Canada. In the Gold Medal game, he hit cleanup and was 1 for 3 with a walk and a run in a 6-2 loss to the USA. He was second in the event in average and slugging (both behind Marciano Phillippi, who only had 10 AB) and third in OBP (behind Phillippi and Reese McGuire). He led the event with 15 hits, tied for second with four doubles, tied for first with homer, led with 22 total bases (3 ahead of Jun-suk Song) and tied for third with 28 assists. He was named the tourney's All-Star third baseman. Undrafted out of high school, he was signed by Chicago Cubs scout Steve Wilson (who had once played with Jesse's father Steve).
Hodges split 2013 between the Boise Hawks (0 for 12, 5 K) and AZL Cubs (.210/.272/.293). In 2014, he hit .265/.329/.401 with 39 runs and 44 RBI in 72 games for Boise. He tied for 9th in home runs and was 7th in RBI (between Danny Canela and Justin Marra) but also led with 84 strikeouts (one more than Rashad Crawford). He led Northwest League third basemen in fielding percentage (.930), putouts (46), assists (141), double plays (13) and errors (14). He began 2015 with the South Bend Silver Hawks and joined Team Canada for the 2015 Pan American Games. Backing up Pete Orr at third base for the Gold Medalists, he played just one game, replacing Orr in a 9-1 win over Nicaragua and striking out in his only at-bat.