Daz Cameron

Position: CF
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Quad Cities River Bandits
League: Florida State League
Age: 19
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd., (#37 overall) 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU), Traded 8/31/17 (DET)

Prospect Spotlight

Cameron profiled as a prospect with all-around average tools and not a lot of flash. His initial exposure to full-season ball is treating him roughly, with the Peach State native appearing overmatched at the plate and struggling to make contact. The 2015 sandwich-round pick is giving away at-bats early, expanding the zone and often working from behind in the count. Additionally, Cameron has failed to square-up the ball with authority when he is making contact, perhaps causing him to press even more.

Defensively, Cameron gets the job done in center and could profile as an above-average glove in time. He shows a good understanding of the game and natural actions across the field, which helps to bolster the floor on the profile. Still, it’s apparent through even brief looks that there is work to be done. Given his life growing up around the game with his father Mike, who enjoyed an impressive 17-year career in the major leagues, the hope is that his understanding of the game, and the struggles that come with it, will help him to deal with this early adversity. –Mauricio Rubio