|Hometown:||Dana Point, Calif.|
|Previous College:||Irvine Valley College|
TITANS `07: Was the team's most consistent starter in 2007, making 19 starts in 20 appearances Was tied for 16th in the nation and ranked tied for 3rd in the Big West Conference with 11 wins Picked up his first collegiate win on Feb. 10 at UNLV by going five innings surrendering just a run on five hits Earned a win in his only relief appearance of the year, tossing two scoreless midweek innings against Loyola Marymount on May 8 Posted two complete- game shutouts (the only two shutouts of the year for Fullerton) on Feb. 17 vs. Arizona and Apr. 21 vs. Pacific The first earned him College Baseball Foundation honors, the latter earned him a Big West Pitcher of the Week honor Earned his second BWC Pitcher of the Week nod on May 14 after a pair of wins vs. Loyola Marymount (May 8) and nationally-ranked Wichita State on May 12 Struck out a career-high 11 batters on Feb. 17 vs. Arizona Was 2nd in the Big West with 5 runners picked off Was named to the All-Big West second team Was named the Titans' Co-Most Outstanding Pitcher with Wes Roemer at the 2007 team awards banquet in Nov. 2007.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE: Played two seasons (2004, 2006) for the Irvine Valley College (Irvine, Calif.) Lasers under Head Coach Kent Madole Forced to sit out the entire 2005 season with an arm injury Posted a 5-5 record with a 2.56 ERA as a sophomore in 2006, ranking fourth in conference in ERA and second in strikeouts (100) Tallied an Irvine Valley College record of 100 strikeouts in 84.1 innings and held opponents to just a .196 batting average in 2006 Set an individual game strikeout record (12) in a complete-game win over Santa Ana on Apr. 29, 2006 Was named to the 2006 All-Orange Empire Conference First Team.
DANA POINT HS: Played three seasons for Head Coach Zeke Barragan at Dana Point High School Was a two-time All-South Coast League first-teamer his junior and senior years, posting a .340 average those two seasons with 11 home runs and 57 RBI Hit .375 and led the entire Dolphin team with seven home runs and tied a school record with 34 RBI Helped the Dolphins to a 20-8 overall record in 2002, the best overall record in school's history.
PERSONAL: Born on July 9, 1985, in San Diego, Calif. Full name is Jeffrey George Kaplan Parents are Robert and Debra Kaplan Has three siblings (Lauren, Steve, and Scott) Majoring in communications Lists his dad as his greatest baseball influence Models his game after Rich Harden Would like to see Miami and North Carolina added to the Titans' schedule Likes to play other sports and spend time at the beach in his spare time Lists golf as a hobby Ranks winning the league title in high school as his greatest sports thrill Favorites include: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), Gladiator and Remember the Titans (movies).