Daz Cameron
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Day-To-Day
Injury Elbow
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Cameron would have likely benefited from more seasoning at Triple-A after slashing a meager .214/.330/.377 during his first prolonged stint at that level in 2019. However, last season's cancellation of the minor-league campaign shut down that possibility, and Cameron predictably struggled after receiving his first big-league callup in September. The speedy outfielder slashed .193/.220/.263 over 59 plate appearances and logged a 32.2 K%, which is not far from what you'd expect given the fact that Cameron missed all of summer camp and had little time to train prior to the callup. On a positive note, the young prospect collected 10 hits over his final 30 at-bats, perhaps making a case for an Opening Day roster spot in 2021. Cameron's defense and speed are his primary assets and should earn him a long look in the majors, but he'll need to improve his contact skills to stick as more than a fourth outfielder. Read Past Outlooks
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#600
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Astros in July of 2015. Traded to the Tigers in August of 2017.
Still increasing activities
OFDetroit Tigers
Elbow
February 24, 2021
Cameron (elbow) was tracking pitches but not swinging Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Cameron has been limited to begin spring training due to a right elbow that he sustained while playing in Puerto Rico during the offseason. The 24-year-old hasn't yet resumed a full throwing program, but manager AJ Hinch was hopeful that he'd be able to take batting practice within the coming days. Cameron will likely be back to full speed in time for Opening Day, but he could have to settle for a backup role in the outfield if he doesn't get enough opportunities during spring training.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+161%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+161%
OPS vs LHP
2019
No Stats
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left 1.333 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.000
Since 2018vs Right .511 48 3 0 3 1 .217 .250 .261
2020vs Left 1.333 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.000
2020vs Right .511 48 3 0 3 1 .217 .250 .261
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2019
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2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .488 19 1 0 1 0 .167 .211 .278
Since 2018Away .536 36 2 0 2 1 .229 .250 .286
2020Home .488 19 1 0 1 0 .167 .211 .278
2020Away .536 36 2 0 2 1 .229 .250 .286
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Daz Cameron compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.11
 
BB Rate
3.4%
 
K Rate
32.2%
 
BABIP
.289
 
ISO
.070
 
AVG
.193
 
OBP
.220
 
SLG
.263
 
OPS
.483
 
wOBA
.215
 
Exit Velocity
82.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.7%
 
Barrels/PA
3.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Cameron's Triple-A manager (Doug Mientkiewicz) got fired after the season, in part because the organization's desired center fielder of the future now owns a .214 AVG in 135 games at that level after having success at High-A and Double-A. There actually were some positives to take away: Despite hitting .214 with a 28.8 K%, Cameron was only 16 percent worse than the average International League hitter. He was the fourth-youngest hitter in the league but ranked in the top-20 in steals (17) and BB% (11.7), all while playing quality defense in center field. Cameron can use the whole field, he just struggled to make consistent hard contact, although he can still show above-average raw power when he connects. He is only heading into his age-23 season, so perhaps with more of a player's manager, he will be able to unlock something. Regardless, the Tigers will likely see what they have in him sometime this summer.
Cameron is quietly knocking on the door of the big leagues in an organization bereft of outfield talent after climbing three levels of the minor leagues in 2018. His 53-game run in the Eastern League was the best stretch of Cameron's pro career. He showcased an ideal all-fields approach (43.5 Pull%, 32.7 Oppo%), good patience (11.1 BB%), above-average power (.185 ISO), plus speed and above-average center-field defense, all while striking out at a manageable clip (23.5 K%). Cameron did not look out of place next to many of the game's best hitting prospects in the AFL, where he hit .342/.435/.468. He is still honing his craft as a hitter and as a base stealer (33-for-51 on SB attempts, including the AFL), but should have the green light on the rebuilding Tigers. The clear top center fielder in the entire organization, Cameron should get the call this summer if he holds his own against Triple-A pitching.
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 (he’s Mike Cameron’s son) may suggest. After a down 2016, he did an excellent job re-establishing his value at Low-A, particularly in the second half. Still just 20 years old, he was 28 percent better than the average hitter in the Midwest League while showing off quality power and speed, although neither tool projects as plus. After displaying significant swing-and-miss issues prior to last year, he was able to post his best strikeout rate (21.5 percent) since he was in the Gulf Coast League. Cameron also walked at an excellent clip (9.2 percent) for a future center fielder. He could eventually be a Shin-Soo Choo-esque fantasy outfielder who chips in positive contributions everywhere without being a standout in any one category. The Tigers should send him to High-A this year and he could reach the majors in 2020.
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.
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Still bothered by elbow
OFDetroit Tigers
Elbow
February 22, 2021
Tigers manager AJ Hinch said Sunday that Cameron remains limited due to the right elbow injury he sustained while playing in Puerto Rico during the offseason, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Should be ready for spring training
OFDetroit Tigers
Arm
January 29, 2021
Cameron, who left the Puerto Rican Winter League with an arm injury, appears healthy and is expected to be ready for spring training, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Dealing with sore arm
OFDetroit Tigers
Arm
January 4, 2021
Cameron went to Florida to have his sore right arm examined Monday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Doubles twice in loss
OFDetroit Tigers
September 22, 2020
Cameron went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Twins.
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Two-hit effort Saturday
OFDetroit Tigers
September 19, 2020
Cameron went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Saturday's 5-2 win over Cleveland.
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