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Former Yuba City Honkers baseball player, Cameron Eden meets with his high school coach, Dave Rodriguez after one of his college games at the University of California. 

 

The Major League Baseball draft continued its Day 2 coverage on Tuesday as a familiar name was called in the sixth round by the Toronto Blue Jays: Former Yuba City Honker, Cameron Eden. 

“I had no idea until I hopped on Twitter and saw the notification that I had been drafted,” said Eden. “I wasn’t exactly expecting it. I didn’t get a call from anyone or anything but it’s a super exciting moment for sure,” added Eden. 

The 2016 graduate from Yuba City High School played his collegiate ball at the University of California for the Golden Bears. 

The shortstop/center fielder earned an All-Pac-12 honorable mention during his junior campaign as he batted .370 with a .560 slugging percentage. 

“There’s no one more deserving than Cameron, he’s one of the hardest working players I’ve ever coached at Yuba City,” said Honkers head coach Dave Rodriguez. “I could tell early on that he had a plan. He was in the cage everyday no matter the weather or if anyone was going to come with him, Rodriguez added. 

Looking back on his career as a Honker, Rodriguez recanted a moment when he realized that Eden was the real deal. 

“We were playing Sierra from Stockton in a playoff game and Cameron (Eden) hit the longest home run I think I’ve ever witnessed to left-center. It had to be 400-plus,” said Rodriguez. 

As far as his future with Toronto Blue Jays, Eden couldn’t be happier to get more familiar with a city he’s never been to. 

“I’ve never been there but I think now I have a legitimate excuse to pull for the (Toronto) Raptors in the NBA Finals,” said Eden. 

When asked about what Rodriguez thought about Eden’s future he said, “Honestly I could see him being an MLB All-Star some day.”

The Major League Baseball draft continued its Day 2 coverage on Tuesday as a familiar name was called in the sixth round by the Toronto Blue Jays: Former Yuba City Honker, Cameron Eden. 

“I had no idea until I hopped on Twitter and saw the notification that I had been drafted,” said Eden. “I wasn’t exactly expecting it. I didn’t get a call from anyone or anything but it’s a super exciting moment for sure,” added Eden. 

The 2016 graduate from Yuba City High School played his collegiate ball at the University of California for the Golden Bears. 

The shortstop/center fielder earned an All-Pac-12 honorable mention during his junior campaign as he batted .370 with a .560 slugging percentage. 

“There’s no one more deserving than Cameron, he’s one of the hardest working players I’ve ever coached at Yuba City,” said Honkers head coach Dave Rodriguez. “I could tell early on that he had a plan. He was in the cage everyday no matter the weather or if anyone was going to come with him, Rodriguez added. 

Looking back on his career as a Honker, Rodriguez recanted a moment when he realized that Eden was the real deal. 

“We were playing Sierra from Stockton in a playoff game and Cameron (Eden) hit the longest home run I think I’ve ever witnessed to left-center. It had to be 400-plus,” said Rodriguez. 

As far as his future with Toronto Blue Jays, Eden couldn’t be happier to get more familiar with a city he’s never been to. 

“I’ve never been there but I think now I have a legitimate excuse to pull for the (Toronto) Raptors in the NBA Finals,” said Eden. 

When asked about what Rodriguez thought about Eden’s future he said, “Honestly I could see him being an MLB All-Star some day.”

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