2024 MLB Draft Deep Dive: Cam Caminiti, LHP, Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, Ariz

The 2024 MLB draft is set for Sunday, July 14, 2024, in Arlington Texas as part of the 2024 MLB All-Star Weekend festivities. The Phillies will pick at number 27 in the 1st round. Currently, the Phillies have 17 picks in the 2024 draft.

The baseball people here at EOP will update you on the top prospects in this year’s draft. This week we look at our projected twenty-fifth player selection (pick owned by the San Diego Padres) in the 2024 MLB draft. Cam Caminiti, LHP, Saguaro HS, Scottsdale Ariz.

Caminiti was originally a top-ranking member of the 2025 high school class. But in June 2023 he announced his reclassification. Now one of the youngest players in the 2024 draft class. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound lefthander is the top-ranked southpaw in the high school ranks. He boasts first-round talent thanks to big-time velocity from an athletic frame with an advanced feel to pitch.

He generates his velocity with a loose, easy, and athletic operation. Features a crossfire landing that adds deception. His 92-96 mph fastball is one of the best swing-and-miss heaters in the prep class. Scouts have seen him get up to 98 mph at peak.

The pitch has a great life, generates plenty of whiffs at the zone’s top, and has a chance to develop into a 70-grade offering. Caminiti throws multiple breaking balls, but scouts believe he’s a natural pronator who struggles to spin at a high level consistently.

Potential

 Both his slider and curveball register in the mid or upper 70s, with the former showing a bit of sweep and the latter more of a top-down action. Caminiti has toyed with different slider looks this spring, and some scouts have been intrigued on his good days. Finding a consistent breaking ball will be a key piece of his development.

 His mid-80s changeup is his best secondary at the moment thanks to its solid arm side fading life. Caminiti is committed to LSU and is the nephew of three-time all-star and 1996 National League MVP Ken Caminiti.

Matt Bednarczyk
Matt Bednarczyk

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