The Detroit Tigers have called up prospect Daz Cameron in lieu of an injury pileup. The prospect has been itching to work his way into the big leagues once again, and now he gets that opportunity after being called up to the big leagues.
Cameron is ranked ninth on the Detroit Tigers list of top prospects. The 24-year-old outfielder is a favorite of manager A.J. Hinch. He was looking to have Cameron called up sooner than later; while it may not be for the best reasons, he does get his wish.
He would go on to make his first start in 2021 against the Seattle Mariners. He did not get anything going at the plate of note besides a walk, but there’s plenty of baseball left for him. He is going to slot in as a platoon outfielder, one who should be more than ready to prove himself.
In 2020 he made his big league debut, but he has returned in 2021 and is looking to stick around. With the recent DFA and outright placement of JaCoby Jones in Toledo and injuries, Cameron can look to lock down a spot for the foreseeable future.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Daz Cameron is going to be looking to prove that he belongs after his call-up.
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In his first go-round with the big leagues, Cameron struggled through his 17-game debut.
He slashed .193/.220/.263 with just three extra-base hits and three RBI. He is now looking to carve a more permanent path in the big leagues.
He may be fitting a platoon role more than anything, but any opportunity should have Cameron chomping at the bit to play.
He may not be jumping off the paper at people as a prospect, but he does have a few exciting tools.
The future of the Tigers is looking up, and if guys like Cameron are going to break through, there is a lot to be excited about.
Cameron has the ability to man a corner outfield position but also could be a centerfielder.
He will bring some exciting tools defensively and should be able to tap into some offense if things work out. Cameron should be looking to get off on a better foot than he did in 2020, but time will tell for how that works out.
Cameron is one of the last remaining pieces from the Justin Verlander trade, and if Cameron can work out, that would be ideal. If not, the team will have basically given away Verlander for three prospects who did not make it or were nothing but mediocre.
Best of Luck to Daz Cameron in his second go-round with the Detroit Tigers.