Long Beach State (2011): A backup catcher that played in six games ... Picked up his first collegiate hit with an RBI double at Arizona State (5/8).
Los Angeles Harbor College: Played for two seasons at LA Harbor ... Hit .238 with seven home runs and 32 RBI as a freshman ... Earned team MVP honors as a sophomore after hitting .340 with a team-leading six homers and 36 RBI ... Also hit two triples and 11 doubles ... Earned second-team all-conference honors ... Started all 40 games for LA Harbor in 2009 ... teammates with fellow Dirtbag Matt Hibbert.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Bell High School ... Earned All-League honors as a sophomore and was a two-time all-city selection ... Hit .342 as a sophomore ... Increased his production to a .400 batting average with four homers and 25 RBI as a junior ... Finished his high school career by hitting .462 with 2 home runs and 22 RBI as a senior.
Personal: Born in Los Angeles ... Parents are Juan and Maria Favela ... Majoring in American Studies.