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Daz Cameron

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Daz Cameron
Name: Dazmon Jaroid Cameron
Born: Jan 15, 1997 in McDonough, GA
High School: Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, McDonough, Ga.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (37th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2015 (signed for $4,000,000)
Cameron, the son of former All-Star Mike Cameron, has been one of the most well-known players in the draft class for several years and became just the fifth underclassman to play in the Under Armour All-American Game when he appeared in the event in 2013. Longtime area scouts believe there are a lot of similarities between father and son, giving Daz the advantage in polish and Mike the edge in athleticism. Despite Daz's pedigree and long track record, however, the Florida State commit has been one of the most divisive players this spring. Cameron's feel for the game has long impressed scouts. Nearly every other part of his game has drawn scrutiny. He hasn't always performed well against premium pitching, raising questions about his approach at the plate. But his exceptional hand-eye coordination and incredibly fast hands give him a chance to make the necessary adjustments as he gets more experience. He is content to drive the gaps now, but he produces elite bat speed and has the potential for above-average power. Cameron is a smooth defender in center field, thanks to his advanced outfield actions and instincts. Some scouts think his defense is big-league ready and that he may one day rival his father defensively. Others believe he's not a true plus runner and as a result will eventually move to an outfield corner. Teams that believe in Cameron's defense and his ability to make adjustments at the plate see him as a future five-tool player and top 10 pick.
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