48 - Jeff Kaplan
Jeff Kaplan
Born: 07/09/1985
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dana Point, Calif.
College: Irvine Valley College
Position: RHP
B/T: R/R
Experience: 1V

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).