Eric Campbell (baseball)

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Eric Campbell
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Eric Campbell (left) during 2014 MLB Spring training
New York Mets – No. 29
Born: (1987-04-09) April 9, 1987 (age 27)
Norwich, Connecticut
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 10, 2014 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .263
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 16

Eric Singleton Campbell (born April 9, 1987) is an American professional baseball player for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. Campbell is of Scottish descent.

Baseball career[edit]


Prior to playing professionally, he attended Norwich Free Academy and then Boston College. As a freshman at Boston College, he hit .260. He improved his batting average to .350 with 20 doubles and 41 RBI in 52 games as a sophomore and as a junior, he hit .306 with 18 doubles, 43 runs and 41 RBI in 53 games. He was drafted by the Mets in the 8th round of the that year's amateur draft.

Minor Leagues[edit]

He began his professional career in low-A with the Brooklyn Cyclones that summer, hitting .260 and fielding .949 at third base, his main position. He split 2009 between the Savannah Sand Gnats, where he hit .248, and St. Lucie Mets, with whom he had 6 hits in 22 at-bats. In 2010, he played for the GCL Mets (going 3-for-11 at the plate), St. Lucie (with whom he hit .335 in 46 games) and the Binghamton Mets (with whom he hit .279 in 50 games). With Binghamton in 2011, he batted .247. With Binghamton again in 2012, he hit .297, earning a spot on the Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star team.[1] He reached Triple-A for the first time in 2013, hitting .314 with 25 doubles, eight home runs and 66 RBI in 120 games for the Las Vegas 51s.

Major Leagues[edit]


He was called up by the Mets after Josh Satin was sent down on April 9. His first Major League at bat and RBI came on May 10 with the bases loaded. He hit a sacrifice fly to bring in a run. He would stay in the game replacing Lucas Duda at 1st base. Later in that game he struck out. On May 21 he hit his first Major League Home run off Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu.[2]


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