Daz Cameron | OF
Cameron, 18, attends Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in Georgia and is committed to Florida. He is one of a very small number of players who have been invited to play in two Under Armour All-American Games in their careers. Daz has big league bloodlines — his father Mike Cameron played 17 years in MLB and always seemed to be connected to the Yankees in trade or free agent rumors each offseason.
Standing 6-foot-1 and 190 lbs., Cameron is not the same kind of player as his father, though the comparison is only natural. Daz is a right-handed hitter with a swing geared for contact and line drives but not much power, though his high-end bat speed suggests he could grow into some pop down the road. Mike was a low average/high power hitter while his son projects to be more of a high average/low power guy. Cameron runs well and is both an asset in center field and very likely to stay there long-term, moreso than any other 2015 draft prospect, though he isn’t the defender his father was. Mike was unreal in center. Daz has solid tools across the board but no elite carrying tool. He’s one of those good at everything, great at nothing types, and there’s some concern he stalled out this spring because he didn’t show much improvement from last year.
Baseball America, MLB.com, and Keith Law (subs. req’d) ranked Cameron as the 5th, 6th, and 12th best prospect in the 2015 draft class in their latest rankings, respectively. For what it’s worth, Law has Cameron falling out of the first round in his most recent mock draft because of bonus concerns. There’s talk Daz wants a ton of money to turn pro. The Yankees pick 16th and 30th this year and they have the sixth largest bonus pool ($7.885M), so they’re one of the few teams able to pay a player top ten money outside the top ten.