Overview — This outfielder will be in the pool of players looking for time in the field … He’s a fast runner who is a good doubles hitter, a line drive hitter.
2000 (Summer) — Hit .306 for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate Coastal League … Helped team win its league and place seventh at the national tournament … Batted .360 in nine games in Alaska.
1998-99 (At Glendale College) — Played baseball for two years under Denny Barrett … Earned All-WSC First-team honors and All-Southern California honors twice … WSC MVP in 1999 … All-State honorable mention in 1999 … Hit .364 with 71 RBI and 19 home runs … Also stole 20 bases … Was named team MVP in 1999, and team offensive MVP in 1998.
Crespi HS (Encino, CA) — Played baseball under Scott Muckey (1993-96) … Earned first team All-Mission League honors … Recipient of the Coaches Award.
Personal — Favorite MLB player is Nomar Garciaparra … His reasons for playing baseball are because he likes the pants and hitting a homerun is a great feeling … Has six brothers … Parents are Joseph and Jill Campanella … Full name is John Mario Campanella … Hobbies include acting, movies and skiing … Favorite class is Ancient Civilizations … Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella was an “adopted” uncle … Born on December 9, 1977 in Los Angeles, California.