Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Graduated from Woodland High School in Woodland, Calif., in 2006 ... Earned four varsity letters in baseball for head coach Javy Valdivia ... Team captain his senior season ... Four-time All-Sierra Foothill League ... Three-time all-city honoree ... All-state his senior year ... Batted .480 as a senior and tied Dustin Pedroia’s school record for hits (50) his junior year ... Also earned three varsity letters as a wide receiver on the football team.
Full name: Robert Dunstan Abel ... Born 12/14/87 in Sacramento, Calif. ... Son of Robert and Kim Abel ... Has one sister, Danielle, who attends San Diego State ... Area of academic interest in business.