Daz Cameron’s Rookie Season Continues To Teeterboard

Daz Cameron’s Rookie Season Continues To Teeterboard

The Detroit Tigers optioned outfielder Daz Camron to the Toledo Mud Hens on August 29th ‘to get his swing going,’ the organization explains.

The team is currently looking for another arm down the stretch, and with the way Cameron‘s batting average continues to plummet, the decision came swiftly.

manager AJ Hinch told the Detroit Free Press:


“We will take at least a 10-day period to get Daz’s rhythm, timing, and get his swing going in the right direction.” Hinch added, “He needs to play every day, something he is not doing right now. Hopefully, at some point between now and the end of the season, he gets more time up in the big leagues here.”


A minor setback makes for a significant comeback as Cameron lifted a two-run dinger to left field in his first game back in the minors.

He finished the day 1-for-5 with two RBI and one home run.

eron wanted to make sure those in attendance and the hire-ups were paying attention.

So, on day three, he opened the game with a loud solo home run to left-center to put his team up 1-0.

Through 136 at-bats, the 24-year-old is hitting .279 in Toledo with 14 RBI, seven walks, and a couple of blasts.

The demotion seems to be working out as it is essential for Daz to get consistent at bats for his swing to take shape.


“There are days he comes with different hand placements, different rhythm, different timing; That is hard to do at this level,” said Hinch. When we’ve seen the electrifying skills, and I think he’s going to be back in short order, but consistency can only come with playing.”


Cameron was hitting .177 with 14 hits, 11 RBI, four bases on balls, and three home runs in 25 MLB games. 

One of his homers came on Father’s Day with his MLB Dad Mike in the stands.

Mike Cameron Got His Wish For Father’s Day | Son Daz Showed Out

Injuries have continued to plague his illustrious career. Toe strains and elbow problems have kept the rookie out of a potentially All-Black outfield featuring fellow MLBbros “Real Deal” Akil Baddoo and Derek “Thrill” Hill. 

But the kid is not bereft of talent as big-time players make big-time plays.

Daz did that against the Toronto Blue Jays when he connected on a two-out RBI double in extras to put the Tigers ahead on the day Miguel Cabrera joined the exclusive 500-home run club.


All indications point to Cameron making a jump back to the show between now and mid-September due to the 10-day eligibility stint a player must complete after an organization options them to the minor league.

It seems the team has this one right. Taking one step back will make for a triumphant return for Daz in the long run. He’s got the pedigree and the skills to play a long time in the league. 

Daz Cameron | Second Generation MLBbro Is Trying To Stick In The Bigs

Daz Cameron | Second Generation MLBbro Is Trying To Stick In The Bigs

Daz Cameron has been around the game of baseball since he was a young boy. He grew up watching his father, Mike Cameron, who played for 17 years and had 278 career bombs. 



Now, Daz is putting himself in a position to have an MLB career like his father. The 24-year-old is currently playing in the Detroit Tigers’ organization for the Triple A-affiliate, Toledo Mud Hens.

According to MLB.com, Daz is the ninth-ranked prospect throughout the organization and the Tigers still have high hopes for the second-generation MLBbro. 

The skilled outfielder made his MLB debut during the 2020 COVID-shortened season with the Tigers.



His first big league hit came on September 11, an RBI single off Chicago White Sox starter Lucas Giolito. Making the feat even more memorable was the fact that his father connected for his first career hit in Chicago too.

“For him to have his first hit and for me to get my first hit here is kind of surreal,” he said to the Detroit Free Press. “It’s something I’ll remember forever.”

Daz finished the season batting .193 with three RBI in 17 games. 

The Tigers decided to option Daz to Toledo at the start of the 2021 season. So far, he’s had success playing with the Mud Hens. 

He faced a minor setback after the 2020 season. Our MLB bro played in the Puerto Rican Winter League during the offseason and found out that he was diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

In an article from the Detroit Free Press that was published in March, Daz talked about the experience of trying to play through the pain.

“I tried to play through it,” Cameron said. “That didn’t work out. … I told the manager down there to just give me a couple of days. After a couple of days, my arm still wasn’t good.”

Tigers’ manager AJ Hinch believes Daz will appear in the majors again.

“His attention to detail with his outfield work has been good,” Hinch said. “I think his athleticism is obvious. We’ve got to get him back in center field when he gets back to playing in the outfield and give him more time out there given his jumps and his speed, and then see if we can develop him as a center fielder.”

“Bat speed is there. Strength is coming. We got to get him healthy, get him back to playing multiple positions in the outfield. He’s already been a big leaguer. I think he’s going to be a big leaguer. We just have to get it all together before we can figure out where he fits.”

Through nine games with the Mud Hens, he’s batting .350 with nine RBI and seven runs scored. He’s getting off to a hot start early on in the season and if he can continue to have this kind of success, he’ll find himself back on the Tigers’ roster.

It’s certainly going to be a battle for Daz as he’s competing with Jacoby Jones, who has spent five seasons with the Tigers.

Jones is currently with the Mud Hens and the competition will only fuel Daz to compete at a high level.

Daz has displayed his abilities throughout his minor league career. He started his professional career with the Houston Astros, who selected him with the 37th overall pick in the 2015 draft.



In 2017, Daz was traded to the Tigers in a deal involving Justin Verlander. 



The Tigers were high on the talented outfielder and when he gets that opportunity to suit up for Motown’s baseball team, he will take full advantage of it.