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#14 Gabriel Saade
Position: Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
City/State: Miami, Fla.
High School: Gulliver Prep
Gabriel Saade
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 12/15/2009

2009

  • Appeared on the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second year
  • Started 53 games at second base and appeared in 56 overall
  • Hit .237 with 29 RBI and 34 runs scored
  • Hit eight doubles, two triples and two home runs
  • Drew 30 walks for the second most on the team
  • Went 12-for-15 stealing bases
  • Led Duke with 35 double plays turned
  • Held a .963 fielding percentage for the season and led Duke with 160 assists
  • Drove in three runs four times
  • Drove in 12 two-out RBI
  • Grounded into just one double play all season
  • Committed just five errors over his final 31 games
  • Hit home runs in consecutive games against NC State, driving in a combined five RBI in a doubleheader sweep over the Wolfpack
  • Had a three-run homer in an 11-2 win over NC State and a two-run shot in an 8-7 win over the Wolfpack
  • Went 5-for-11 with one RBI and three runs in the series against Maryland

2008

  • Started 51 games at second base
  • Batted .286 with 58 hits, including 13 doubles, three triples and seven home runs
  • Drove in 44 runs and scored 43 times
  • Stole a team-high 16 bases in 18 attempts
  • Drew 28 walks for the second most on the team
  • Led the Blue Devils with 14 multi-RBI games
  • Slugged .483 with 98 total bases
  • Had a .965 fielding percentage with eight errors in 230 chances
  • Helped turn 17 of Duke's 34 double plays
  • Drove in a team-high 24 two-out RBI
  • Hit leadoff in 21 games and in the three, four or five spots in a combined 20 games
  • Collected multiple hits in 14 outings, including a 5-for-5 effort with a double and a homer against Georgia Tech (3/23)
  • Ended two games with walk-off hits, including a two-run, two-out single in the bottom of the ninth against Valparaiso (3/5)
  • Also drove in the game-winner with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth against Columbia (3/1)
  • Ended the season on a five-game hitting streak
  • Played with the Waynesboro Generals in the Valley Baseball League and batted .327 with two home runs, a .449 slugging percentage, a .431 on base percentage and 17 stolen bases in 18 attempts

2007

  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Started 49 games, including 48 at shortstop and one at second base
  • Knocked 49 hits, including 13 doubles, five home runs and three triples for a .456 slugging percentage
  • Batted .269 with 36 RBI and 34 runs
  • Had a multi-home run effort against Xavier (3/7)
  • Led the team with 137 defensive assists
  • Stole 11 bases in 13 attempts and had two stolen bases on three occasions
  • Put together a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 23 to March 7
  • Went hitless in back-to-back games just four times throughout the season
  • Did not hit into a double play all season
  • Hit .328 with runners in scoring position
  • Knocked in 16 RBI with two outs
  • Had 10 games with two or more RBI, including four three-RBI outings
  • Tagged multiple hits in 15 contests
  • Had six extra base hits in a five-game span from April 21-28
  • Was part of 25 double plays on the season
  • Played for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the summer
  • Swiped 13 bases while scoring 23 runs with the Gulls

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner at Gulliver Prep
  • Rated as the 91st overall high school prospect in the class of 2006 by Baseball America
  • Hit .401 with nine home runs and 40 RBI to earn Puma All-America honors and all-district honors during his senior season
  • Hit .410 with five home runs and 43 RBI as a junior to claim all-district accolades
  • All-district selection as a sophomore after batting .398 with five homers and 40 RBI
  • Earned all-district honors as a freshman after batting .454 with two home runs and 28 RBI

Personal

  • Born Gabriel Santiago Saade on September 7, 1987, in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Son of Hector and Marisol Saade
  • Has a brother, Carlos, and a sister, Madeleine
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