Friday, December 26, 2014

Scouting the 2015 Draft: Daz Cameron

Daz Cameron is the son of former MLB CF Mike Cameron.  At 6'1", 185 lbs, he is very similar in appearance to his pop and possesses the same 5 tools.  Daz also plays CF and projects to play that position in the majors with his 6.61 60 time.  He hits 90 MPH on the gun on throws from the OF.  Two scouting reports I read say his hit tool is more advanced that Mikes.  He has gap-to-gap power with HR power to the pull side.  He B-R, T-R.  His swing is described as smooth with "explosive" hand speed.

On the 18U Team USA, he was the second best hitter to Trenton Clark with a .444/.556/.852 slash line tying Clark with 3 HR's. He drew 19% walks and struck out less often at 16.7%.  In 31 HS games he hit 12 doubles, 6 HR's and had 18 SB's.

On video, I think I see a slight dip of the hands before he loads for the swing.  I don't know how much of a concern that would be, or if it is a concern at all.  The only significant negative I could find in scouting reports is that his motor maybe doesn't run at full speed all the time.

BA has him ranked #16 in the 2015 draft class while Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs has him at #8.  Teams looking for a true 5 tool CF with power will probably be hunting for  him in the draft.


  1. for anyone with post xmas blues, here is something to make you chuckle

    the nats signed popeye ugla to a minor league contract with an invite to st

    to all mlb teams, i cannot hit or field either....where is my invite?


    1. Just be relieved. When we had Cody Ross in 2011, I think, Uggla was a free agent who was friends with Ross when both were Marlins. Ross was urging the Giants to sign the slugger Uggla, and slugger Uggla to join him, Ross, on the great World Champion first-class Giants. Many Giants fans hoped fervently that we'd get him, and were disappointed when he signed with the Braves instead. He might have been our problem for much more than the what? two weeks? that he was our problem.

    2. That Dan Uggla got even 1 AB as a Giant show just how desperate the Giants 2B situation had become midseason and what a godsend Joe Panik was.

  2. Without Joe Panik becoming our everyday 2B we don't make the playoffs nor the World Series. I think he can be a star in this league.