- Full name Cameron Jacob Saylor
- Born 10/14/1993 in West Covina, CA
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School San Diego State
Drafted in the 28th round (844th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017 (signed for $3,000).
View Draft ReportSaylor ranked No. 426 on the BA 500 in 2012 and was drafted by the Dodgers in the 33rd round as a catcher that year out of high school. Saylor bounced back and forth between pitching and catching at San Diego State, but a concussion his junior season ended his catching career. As the Aztecs' full-time closer as a redshirt senior this spring, Saylor posted a 2.78 ERA with 13 saves and 47 strikeouts in 35.2 regular-season innings. His fastball sits in the low 90's and gets up to 93 mph, and he backs it up with a quality splitter. Saylor is undersized at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds and he will be 24 in October as one of the oldest players in the class. His arm strength and quality relief work still make him a prospect likely to be drafted.
Saylor has been a famous name in Southern California for some time thanks to his defense. He's a polished receiver for a high school catcher, giving him a chance to be a slightly above-average backstop with a plus arm and quick release. Scouts have major reservations about Saylor's short, very stocky frame, which is generously listed at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds. His bat is also a significant area of concern, and few scouts project him as being better than a below-average hitter with occasional pop. Scouts also have been disappointed with his energy level this spring.