Campbell enjoyed a successful senior season with the Eagles, hitting .306 with six home runs and 41 RBI. However, he was up and down in his first two seasons in the Mets organization. With the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2008 he hit .260 with a .358 slugging percentage, and hit just .249 in 95 games with Savannah last season.
So far, the 2010 season has marked a turning point in Campbell's career. He began the season with Port St. Lucie and tore the cover off the ball, hitting .336 in 38 games. His performance, combined with Binghamton's injury troubles, earned him promotion to Double-A on May 22nd. He is satisfied with how the start of the season has gone
"I just got called up to Binghamton, but I started off in St. Lucie pretty well," he said. "It allowed me to give them confidence to bring me up here and fill in for some guys that are hurt."
Being less selective during his at-bats has been one of the keys to Campbell's turnaround this season.
"I was just aggressive on good pitches to hit," he said. "It seemed like when I was going good that the pitchers were making more mistakes, throwing balls towards the middle of the plate and I was just capitalizing on it."
It would have been tough to predict Campbell's hot start in St. Lucie, not only because of his performance the past two seasons, but also because of the way he felt before the start of the season.
"I didn't swing (the bat) great in Spring Training. As soon as I got to St. Lucie I started off with a couple of good games and it just continued from there," Campbell said.
The promotion to Double-A has been gratifying for Campbell. He's glad to have an opportunity to play at a higher level, but plans on approaching the game the same way.
"I was obviously excited," Campbell said. "My expectations…I really have none. I'm just looking to continue what I was doing down in St. Lucie and not try to change a whole lot."
"Once you have a few good games it seems like it brings about some more good games, and before you know it, you're on a little hot streak, and that's how it's kind of gone this year. Last year, I never really got hot. I was always just average the whole year. This year I had a few good games put together and it gave me some confidence," Campbell said.
In his first six games with the B-Mets, Campbell is 9-for-24 with one home run, eight RBI and three runs scored. All eight of his RBI have come in the last three games, with the home run hit in Thursday's loss versus Richmond.
He joined the team as it was in the midst of a rough patch; they had lost 11 of 12 games before Tuesday's victory. Campbell wants to help the team get back to their winning ways from earlier this season.
"We've lost two out of three (since I've been here)," he said prior to Tuesday night's game. "It seems like we're struggling swinging the bat a little bit. Hopefully in the next couple of games we can get it going and start a little bit of a streak."
Campbell has filled in for Zach Lutz at third base in his first four Eastern League games. Lutz went on the disabled list on May 25th with a left foot fracture. Throughout his career, including earlier this season, Campbell has also played first base and left field. Playing multiple positions is something he takes pleasure in.
"I'm happy with it," Campbell said. "It brings something new to the table every day. If I haven't worked on first base in a while, I can go over there and take infield at first. It keeps me bouncing around and it breaks up doing the same thing over and over every day."
Campbell already feels comfortable in the B-Mets' clubhouse, and looks forward to playing with his new teammates.