Also joining the Detroit Tigers in the Justin Verlander trade is Daz Cameron.
An outfielder with tools, Daz is the son of former Major League outfielder Mike Cameron—a player who logged a 50.7 WAR in 17 Major League seasons.
It’s obviously unfair to compare Daz to his father—or any player to their father if he was a player in the Majors.
That being said though, Daz Cameron has a chance to make a significant impact in his own right.
As of late, Cameron has been enjoying a breakout season with Houston’s Single-A affiliate, Quad Cities.
In 511 plate appearance spread over 120 games, Cameron hit .271 with a .349 on-base percentage, a .466 slugging percentage and an .815 OPS.
He tacked on 79 runs scored, 73 RBI, 32 stolen bases, 29 doubles, 14 home runs and eight triples against competition on average 1.2 years older than him.
Cameron’s speed should allow him to cover some serious ground in the Comerica Park, making for a potentially dynamic defensive pairing with Hill.
If the former Houston famrhand’s offense continues to come together more over the years, he’ll be a regular in the Detroit Tigers lineup for the long haul.