It’s been the story of the last 3 years, minor leaguers come up with confidence and hot, only until Collins rots them on the bench. Eric Campbell has been an exception.
Campbell has the highest average among NL Pinch hitters, and is very versatile on the field. He has played every position on the field besides CF and C. (he’s playing at Second for the first time today: Curtis Granderson – RF Eric Campbell – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Chris Young – LF Anthony Recker – C Ruben Tejada – SS Jacob deGrom – RHP)
Yesterday, Campbell drove in the winning run, with a single in the 8th. Campbell has shown that he can produce in the clutch and has a very low strikeout rate. If your going to only have one backup infielder, I would pick Eric Campbell in a flash.