Cameron Cannon Portland Sea Dogs Infield

       
 
Age: 24
Born: October 16, 1997
Birthplace: Glendale, AZ
Height: 5-10
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 2nd round, 2019 by BOS;
21st round, 2016 by AZ
How Acquired: Draft
College: Arizona
High School: Mountain Ridge (AZ)
   

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First Pro Contract: June 15, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Vaughn Williams
Signing Bonus: $1,300,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: July 10, 2019 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: ---
MLB Debut: ---
Service Time (1/22): ---
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
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Instagram: @c_cannon2

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Undersized, compact frame. Average athlete. Close to maxed-out physically.

Hit: Starts square and utilizes a toe tap timing device. Average bat speed. Short, direct swing path. Approach is raw at present. Very aggressive in the early stages of his career. Looks to attack fastballs early in the count and rarely works deep counts. Pull-heavy approach at present. Has shown the tendency to expand the zone against breaking balls. Struggles with velocity up in the zone and changeups down. Will need to show improved discipline, especially as he faces more advanced pitching. Potential below-average hit tool.

Power: Average raw power. Below-average game power. Swing lacks lift and is designed more for hard, gap-to-gap contact than over-the-fence power. Has shown the ability to drive the ball to the pull side during batting practice.

Run: Below-average speed. Speed plays up on the basepaths due to above-average instincts. Stolen bases will not be a big part of his game.

Field: Profiles best as a second baseman if he can stick in the infield, which is not a guarantee. Profiles only in left field if he moves to the outfield. Played some shortstop early in his career, but lacked fluidity and feel there and has since moved exclusively to second and third base. Fringe-average range; hands are on the rough side. Not the most instinctual defender, has shown the tendency to let ground balls play him rather than attack the ball.
  Arm: Fringe-average arm strength. Adequate for second base, but light for the left side of the infield.

Career Notes: Drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 21st round of the 2016 draft, but honored his commitment to the University of Arizona. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020. Missed a month-and-a-half of the 2022 season with an oblique injury that he rehabbed at the minor league complex in Fort Myers.

Summation: Potential minor league depth player. Ceiling of an organizational player. Bat will have to carry him; does not project to add significant value defensively. Needs to improve defensively and refine plate approach. Has not shown the potential at the plate the Red Sox envisioned when they drafted him. If he can show the upside offensively he did coming out of college, projection could change.

Links
State of the System 2020: Middle Infielders (4.29.2020)
Scouting Report Update (9.29.2020)
Scouting Report Updates (3.1.21)
 
   
     
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2017  Arizona NCAA Coll --- 19 35 84 16 23 4 1 0 7 29 9 9 0 2 0.274 0.384 0.345 0.729
  2018 Arizona NCAA Coll --- 20 56 215 59 69 21 2 8 50 118 37 22 7 3 0.321 0.427 0.549 0.976
  2019 Arizona NCAA Coll --- 21 56 232 71 92 29 3 8 56 151 35 29 0 1 0.397 0.478 0.651 1.129
  2019 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0.111 0.200 0.111 0.311
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 42 161 17 33 12 0 3 21 54 12 37 1 0 0.205 0.289 0.335 0.624
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 23 74 311 46 94 24 0 8 39 142 17 34 9 4 0.302 0.351 0.457 0.808
  2021 Portland DNE AA Bos 23 24 94 15 21 6 0 3 14 36 5 18 0 2 0.223 0.263 0.383 0.646
 
   
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 24     stats                            
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24     stats                            
  2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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