Eric Singleton Campbell was originally signed by Mets scout Art Pontarelli…graduated from Norwich (CT) Free Academy and was a member of the state champion baseball team in 2003…attended Boston College where he was co-captain on the baseball team…was named to the All-ACC Second Team as a sophomore in 2007…was teammates with Pete Fratus and one of the driving forces behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014.
Spent the entire season at Triple-A Las Vegas where he batted .276 with 16 home runs and 65 RBI in 94 games…added 54 walks for a .382 on-base percentage…the 16 home runs were his most as a minor leaguer and his 64 runs scored matched his best from 2010…hit .337 (33-for-98) against left-handed pitching compared to .252 (59-for-235) against right-handers…had a .303 average with runners in scoring position…belted 14 of his 16 home runs at home and collected 18 of his 24 doubles on the road…slugged .570 at home, .423 on the road…hit .321 in April, .412 in August and .243 in between…batted .303 at night, .077 in 12 games during the day…had a .414 on-base
percentage when leading off an inning…started 48 games at first base, 34 at third base and four at second base…committed just one error at third base (.986 fielding percentage) and three at first base (.993)…made two errors in seven games overall at second base for a .917 fielding percentage… went 2-for-11 (.182) in three games as the designated hitter and was 0-for-2 with a walk as a pinch hitter…also allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks in 2.2 innings in two relief appearances (13.50 ERA)…hit in every spot in the batting order, with his most action coming with 19 games in the three spot.
LAS VEGAS: Reached base safely in each of his first 14 games through April 24, batting .333 with a .455 on-base percentage…had a season-high seven-game hitting streak from April 16-24 (12- for-30, .400)…had back-to-back three-hit games April 18 at Sacramento and April 19 at Fresno… the three hits were a season high…batted .321 with 10 walks and a .441 on-base percentage in 15 games in April…then hit .230 in 22 games in May but drew 15 walks for a .367 on-base percentage…pitched the final 1.2 innings of Las Vegas 14-3 loss to Fresno on May 6 (3 h, 1 r, 0 er, 1 bb)…it was his second career outing on the mound, with the first also coming for Las Vegas on April 15, 2013 against Colorado Springs…homered and drew a season-high three walks in four plate appearances against Tacoma on May 13…had an RBI in eight consecutive games from June 2-15 (12 RBI total) and drove in 18 runs over an 11-game span from June 2-20…made his second pitching appearance of the season and the third of his career June 6 against Round Rock (1.0 ip, 4 h, 4 r, 4 er, 1 bb, 1 hr)…started that game at first base and was 0-for-4 when he took the mound in the top of the ninth inning…then hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth…that started a streak of three consecutive games with a home run through June 8…matched his season high with a seven-game hitting streak from July 3-13…went 12-for-31 (.387) with three home runs, 10 RBI and nine runs scored during the streak…had his lone two-homer game of the season and matched his season high with four RBI on July 11 against Salt Lake…went 6-for-39 (.154) with two RBI over a 12-game stretch from July 15 to Aug. 1…then had five straight multiple hit games from Aug. 2-7 and went 17-for-30 (.567) with six doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI, eight walks and seven multiple hit games over an eight-game stretch from Aug. 2-10…had back-to-back four RBI games Aug. 2 and 3 against Oklahoma City…hit .412 with four home runs, 17 RBI, 13 walks and a 1.300 OPS in 15 games in August…was placed on the injured list Aug. 18 with a strained left thigh…was reinstated Sept. 1 and went 0-for-8 over his final two regular season games…hit .300 (6-for-20) with four runs, two doubles, two RBI and two walks in five postseason games.
Spent the entire season at Triple-A New Orleans in the Miami organization before a biceps injury ended his season in early August…batted .313 with six home runs and 68 RBI in 95 games…added 58 walks and was hit by a pitch nine times for a .420 on-base percentage…his on-base percentage ranked second in the Pacific Coast League and was sixth best among all full season minor leaguers…also ranked ninth in the PCL in batting and walks…his RBI were his most as a minor leaguer…was named to the PCL Midseason All-Star Team…hit .333 (19-for-57) against left-handed pitchers compared to 309 (83-for-269) against right-handers…had a .343 batting average with runners in scoring position…hit all six of home runs with runners on base…went 4-for-7 (.571) with a walk with the bases loaded…batted .339 with a .413 on-base percentage when leading off an inning…also hit .329 at home, .328 at night, .335 as a second baseman and .375 in the eighth inning or later…appeared in 58 games at second base, 24 at third base, eight at first base, two at shortstop, two in left field and one in right field…committed four errors as a second baseman for a .984 fielding percentage and two as a third baseman for a .963 fielding percentage…also made one error in left field…went 3-for-5 (.600) in one game as the designated hitter and was 0-for-1 with a walk and a RBI as a pinch hitter…hit in every spot in the batting order…saw his most extensive action from the three spot where he hit .338 in 64 games.
NEW ORLEANS: Got off to a slow start as he hit .179 over his first 12 games through April 25…then reached base safely in 23 consecutive games from April 26 to May 21…hit .440 with a .520 on-base percentage during the streak, which boosted his batting average to .358 and his on-base percentage to .450…had a season-best 11-game hitting streak from April 28 to May 8…was 22-for-45 (.489) with 11 runs, 10 RBI and seven multiple hit games over that span…had his first of two four-hit games May 7 at Omaha and then drove in a season-high four runs the next day at Round Rock…went 3-for-30 (.100) over a nine-game stretch from May 22 to June 3…batted .360 with a .454 on-base percentage in May…ranked fourth in the PCL in on-base percentage and fifth in batting…then hit .360 with a .473 on-base percentage in June…ranked second in RBI (26) and walks (20), fourth in on-base percentage, sixth in OPS (1.031) and eighth in batting…went 12-for-23 (.522) over a six-game stretch from June 6 to 11…matched his season-high with four hits and four RBI June 6 at Las Vegas and fell a home run short of the cycle…was hitting .332 through games of July 7 but then went 20-for-79 (.253) over his final 23 games to finish the year at .313… started at second base for the PCL in the Triple-A Star Game July 11 at Columbus and went 0-for2 with a walk and a run scored…matched his season-high with four RBI Aug. 4 at Albuquerque… was placed on the disabled list Aug. 8 with a strained left bicep and missed the remainder of the season.
Had three stints with the Mets...Began the season with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League before being recalled for the first time on April 15...Optioned back to the 51s on May 5...Recalled by New York on May 16... Optioned back to Vegas on August 10...Recalled for the final time on September 1....Recorded an RBI in three consecutive games for the first time in his career from April 16-18....Hit .286 (10-35) after the All-Star break....Had a .308 (4-13) average as a pinch-hitter....Tied his career-high with three hits on September 27 at Cincinnati...It was the third time he accomplished the feat....Scored a career-high three runs on June 28 vs. Cincinnati. Walked a career-high three times on September 27 at Cincinnati....Tied a career-high by reaching base four times on June 28 vs. Cincinnati and September 27 at Cincinnati, also done on July 4, 2014 vs. Texas... Became the second Met to score three runs without recording an at-bat on June 28...It was also done by Mookie Wilson on July 17, 1986 at Houston... Put down a squeeze bunt in the top of the 18th inning on July 19 at St. Louis to score Curtis Granderson from third and give the Mets a two-run lead...Mets won the game, 3-1... Gave the Mets a lead with a two-run pinch-hit single in the seventh inning on July 21 at Washington...Flipped a, 2-1, deficit to a 3-2 Mets lead.... On August 4 at Miami delivered a pinch-hit, RBI single with two outs in the eighth that proved to the difference in a 5-1 win... Swiped a career-best two bases on June 7 at Arizona....Was leading the Pacific Coast League in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage when he was recalled on April 15.
Made his major league debut on May 10 after the Mets selected his contract from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League earlier that day...Remained with the Mets for the rest of the season...Made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter...Hit a sacrifice fly before striking out in his first major league at-bat later in the game...Collected his first hit on May 11 vs. Philadelphia (off Cole Hamels)...Hit .500 (6-12) through his first six games, tying Mike Vail (10-20 in 1975) and Daniel Murphy (9-18 in 2008) for the highest mark through six major league games in franchise history (minimum 10 at-bats)...Had six RBI through his first eight games, tied for the sixth most in franchise history through a player's first eight games...Hit a go-ahead three-run home run off Travis Wood on August 15 vs. Chicago (NL)...Finished with a season-best three RBI...Earlier that afternoon, the team did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...Campbell's teammate at Boston College, Pete Frates, was one of the driving forces behind the challenge after being diagnosed with ALS in 2012...Two of his three home runs gave the team the lead...Had a career-best three hits on June 28 at Pittsburgh and July 4 vs. Texas...Hit his first career home run on May 21 vs. Los Angeles (NL) off Hyun-Jin Ryu...Had a season-best 10-game hitting streak (.432, 16-37) from June 27-July 13...Stole home on August 29 vs. Philadelphia, becoming the first Mets player to do so since Jason Pridie in 2011...Had two outfield assists...In his first start in leftfield, had an assist as part of a double play to end the eighth inning, May 22 vs. Los Angeles (NL)...In his second start in leftfield, threw out Washington's Jayson Werth at the plate on August 5...Went 8-28 (.286) with two sac flies, seven walks and a hit-by-pitch as a pinch-hitter.Started games at first base (14), third base (13), leftfield (6), rightfield (2), second base (1) and designated hitter (1)...Also appeared in two games at shortstop...Hit .172 (15-87) after the All-Star break and .340 (35-103) before it.
Hit .357 (50-140) after the All-Star Break for Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...In May, fashioned a .352 (25-71) average...In 24 July contests, he compiled a .321 (17-53) mark and a .355 (38-107) mark in 31 contests in August...Batted .339 (37-109) vs. lefthanded pitching and .302 (70-232) vs. righthanders...Saw action at first base, third base, leftfield and rightfield...With men in scoring position, he batted .368 (42-114)...Also hit .350 (28-80) with runners on and two outs...Had 32 multiple hit games on the year: 22 games with two hits and 10 contests with three hits...Knocked in four runs twice; May 1 at Reno and June 19 at Tucson...Put together four, multiple hit games in a row from June 13-June 16, three games with two hits and one game with three hits (9-13, .692).
Named to the Eastern League All-Star team.
Was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the week ending May 10.