Cameron Cauley, a prep shortstop from Texas, has rapidly moved up MLB draft boards over the last year. Now, Cauley is squarely in the draft conversation and a potential second or third-round pick in July’s draft.
Cauley is known for his above-average speed. He went 52 of 53 on stolen-bases attempts in his senior year at Barbers Hill High School in Belvieu, Texas. The right-handed hitter profiles more as a top-of-the-order hitter but added strength to his 5-foot-11 frame over the last year to impact the baseball more consistently this spring.
You can read an in-depth feature story on Cauley and his skills HERE.
Below is a follow-up conversation with Cauley from my interview with him in October. In this interview, we discuss his senior season and development throughout high school, including his rise up draft boards over the last year. Cauley also discusses how he has handled the draft attention and his commitment to Texas Tech.
View this edition of the Baseball Prospect Journal Draft Conversation with Cameron Cauley here:
Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for six years. He has interviewed 253 of the top draft prospects in that period, including three No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today, MLB.com and The Arizona Republic, have quoted his work, while he’s appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.