Daz Cameron is no stranger to the big leagues. He made his MLB debut with the Tigers in 2020 and since, he’s split time playing in the minors and with the big league team.
This season, the 25-year-old has appeared in four games with Detroit and he wants to make sure that he performs well enough to stay in the big leagues throughout the season.
Cameron has recorded a hit in his last two games, definitely a good sign for the talented outfielder.
On May 17, he went 1-for-3 against the Tampa Bay Rays. He made his next appearance five days later against the Cleveland Guardians and recorded his first RBI of the season in his first at-bat of the game.
He also flashed some leather against the Guardians too. In the bottom of the fifth inning, he robbed a potential home run hit by Amed Rosario and turned it into a double play.
Daz Cameron takes a homer away and turns it into a double play! pic.twitter.com/7uhlZJAoqv
— MLB (@MLB) May 22, 2022
Cameron finished the game with two hits to go along with his RBI.
Putting Cameron at the bottom of the lineup has proved to work well so far. The ninth batter is sometimes seen as another leadoff hitter.
You want a player who knows how to get on base and can keep the defense on its toes at the bottom of the lineup, and Cameron fits that really well.
He has speed and can hit for average and power. And the brother knows how to track down balls in the outfield. With the Tigers dealing with multiple injuries, Cameron is now being called upon to step and make some things happen for his team.
Last season, Cameron was making some noise on the field and it was gaining some attention across the league. There was a stretch where he hit three home runs in nine games. His bat was on fire and he was helping the Tigers in a big way at the plate.
On Father’s Day last year, he hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give the Tigers a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. And what made things even better that game was his father, former MLB player Mike Cameron, was in attendance and it was the first time he saw his son play in person at the big league level.
In today’s A Bro Convo with @tellyhughes 17-year MLB veteran Mike Cameron, whose son @daz_cameron16 a rookie with the Detroit Tigers, made him proud on Father’s Day as it was the first time he saw him play live on the field. Watch the full video https://t.co/QNPpTTuRaF #MLBbros pic.twitter.com/CkeJna0diQ
— MLBbro.com (@MLBbrodotcom) June 22, 2021
“That was definitely something that I will never forget,” Daz Cameron told the Detroit News after that performance. “I was glad to see my family here.”
It doesn’t get any better than that.
Cameron is a talented ball player and he’s already proven that he has what it takes to play on the big stage.
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) May 22, 2022
If he can be consistent and make an impact at the plate and in the field, the Tigers would have to consider keeping him around much longer. There’s a reason that he’s a player they keep calling up, they know what he brings to the team.
It’s all about how he performs when he gets that opportunity, and so far this season, he’s giving the Tigers a reason to keep him around. This brother is someone you want to keep tabs on throughout the season.