Eric Campbell was 2 for 3 with a solo home run during Wednesday’s game against the A’s in Oakland.
Campbell, 27, is batting .301 with a .348 OBP, three home runs and 15 RBI in 61 games with the Mets this season, during which has played all four infield positions, as well as left and right field.
Campbell was drafted by the Mets in the 8th round of the 2008 amateur draft and got his first bit-league at bat earlier this year.
He’s batting .324 in the 29 games he has started, during which he’s hit all three of his home runs.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I’m not sure what to make of Campbell. He has a very compact swing with not a lot of torque, so I don’t think he’s ever going to be the type of power hitter that his size and stature suggest he should be. I really like how he stays back on the ball and flicks pitches to right field, but I just don’t see him as a power guy. So, I’m not sure how he fits in, given this team’s overall needs. That said, no doubt, the guy can hit enough and should be on the roster. It would be great if he could end up being more, but my hunch is he’s best used as a super-utility guy, platoon-mate at first base and/or pinch hitter .