Abbott Haffar, a freshman pitcher/outfielder at UC Riverside, has signed with the Corvallis Knights for the 2018 season.

He is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-hander from Simi Valley High in Simi Valley, California. He was a key member of a UCR recruiting class that was ranked 35th nationally by Baseball America and earned 2017 California Region honorable-mention honors from Perfect Game.

Haffar was a 2017 Los Angeles Daily News preseason all-area selection as an outfielder. Another 2018 signee, UC Santa Barbara freshman pitcher/outfielder Ben Fariss, was also an all-area selection. Haffar and Fariss were also named as “2017 players to watch” by the Los Angeles Times.