2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in 13 games on the mound and made his lone start of the season at Elon (Feb. 25) … Compiled a 0-2 record with a 8.00 earned run average … Tallied 15 strikeouts against 10 walks in 18.0 innings pitched … Recorded a season-high four strikeouts at VMI (May 8) … Allowed just three earned runs over his final five appearances of the season … Came up big late in the contest at North Carolina (April 28) when he threw two perfect innings and struck out two in the 5-3 victory over the nationally-ranked Tar Heels … Fanned multiple batters in five outings.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 46 contests and made 45 starts … Was the Spartans’ first baseman for a majority of the season (44 of 45 games started) … Compiled a .258 average while also tallying 46 hits, 17 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 21 RBI and 56 total bases … Turned in 13 multi-hit and five multi-RBI efforts … Led the squad in defensive chances (440) and putouts (386) … Notched a stellar .993 fielding percentage after making just three errors the entire campaign … Put together a nine-game hitting streak from March 15-28 … Hit his first collegiate home run in the middle contest of the Samford (May 3) series in Greensboro … Recorded three hits and three RBI in the season opener over Duke (Feb. 18) as his two-run single in the bottom of the 12th gave UNCG a 9-8 victory over the Blue Devils at the UNCG Baseball Stadium … Also tallied three hits in the Blue and Gold’s 16-5 home triumph over UMES (March 19) … Clubbed his first career triple in the series finale against Furman (March 22) … Scored three runs against Western Carolina (April 5) to go along with two RBI.
2013 (Freshman): Played in seven games and made six starts before suffering a season-ending injury … Tallied four hits in 20 at bats while adding a double, two runs scored and two RBI … Posted a pair of two-hit games against Dayton in a doubleheader (Feb. 24) … Scored runs against Dayton (Feb. 24) and Albany (March 3).
High School: Earned four varsity letters at Florida Christian High School under head coach Ernie Padron … named to the All-Dade Team four-straight seasons … as a freshman, received the Patriots’ Impact Player Award … named winner of the Patriot Award in 2010 and 2012 … picked up the Coaches Award as a junior … tabbed a South Florida Baseball All-Star as a junior … led Florida Christian to a pair of District II titles … guided the Patriots to a 25-4 overall record as a sophomore as the team was ranked 24th in the state of Florida … despite missing practice time with an injury that cost him seven games, posted a batting average better than .500 as a senior … went 4-for-4 with an RBI in a 9-6 victory over Westminster Christian school in the District 16-3A final ... that performance earned him player of the week honors by the Miami Herald ... batted 7-for-7 with a home run to start postseason play.
Personal: Full name is Julian Daniel Abreu … Born Oct. 13, 1993 … undecided on a major … son of Reynaldo and Nancy Abreu … Brother Alan played baseball at Lander University and Eastern Kentucky University before entering the professional ranks as part of the Houston Astros organization.