21-Year-Old Outfielder – Detroit Tigers
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
While Cameron is clearly the most exciting of the offensive prospects traded to the Tigers in the Justin Verlander trade, he is not as toolsy as his 2017 numbers or last name (heís Mike Cameronís son)...
Daz Cameron Contract Information:
Signed with the Astros in July 2015.
Cameron said the adjustment to his new Low-A West Michigan team has been "smooth," Peter J. Wallner of MLive.com reports.
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Detroit Tigers Roster
MajorsBarbato, Johnny (P)
AAAlexander, Tyler (P)
A+Alcantara, Sergio (SS)
ACameron, Daz (OF)
RookieArriera, Gio (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
In terms of talent, Cameron was considered among the cream of the crop of the 2015 draft class. However, a high price tag pushed Cameron into the supplemental first round, with the Astros ultimately pulling the trigger at No. 37 overall. After spending his first professional season in rookie ball, Cameron split the first few months of 2016 between short-season ball and Low-A before a broken left pointer finger ended his campaign. The results with Low-A Quad Cities were a bit troubling, with Cameron striking out 33 times in 87 plate appearances. He's shown barely any power so far as a professional (two homers) but there's projectability with his 6-foot-2 frame, and his athleticism should carry him through the lower levels in the years ahead. Cameron has the pedigree -- he's the son of Mike Cameron, for those that hadn't heard -- but he's far enough way to where those in standard keeper leagues can safely watch from a distance.
As most people know by now, Cameron, the 37th overall pick of the 2015 draft, is the son of former All-Star Mike Cameron. Based on his pedigree and raw athletic ability, the soon-to-be 19-year-old was considered a top-10 prospect from his draft, but his asking price kept him from being selected that early. The Astros may have gotten a steal, as he profiles as a toolsy center fielder who will develop average pop and play strong defense. In 51 games between the GCL Astros and Greeneville Astros, he hit .251/.353/.309 with zero home runs, 17 RBI and 24 steals with an 11.8% walk rate. He is the kind of prospect whose numbers in the lower levels of the minors won't give an accurate representation of his big league potential, as he will be mostly projection over the next couple years. Cameron will be brought along slowly by the Astros, so close to a full season with Low-A Quad Cities is likely in the cards in 2016.