NEVADA Junior college transfer who is expected to begin the season as the starter at second base ... Transfer who has two years of junior college experience ... Should provide offense in the Pack lineup.
PRIOR TO NEVADA Irvine Valley College: Played two seasons for coach Kent Madole at Irvine Valley College in Irvine, Calif. ... Freshman year named to Southern California All-America team, Orange Empire Conference first-team, earned team silver slugger award ... Sophomore year was named CCCBCA all-academic team ... Batted .397 with 27 runs scored, 10 doubles, 33 walks, an on base percentage of .521 and a slugging percentage of .511 ... Sophomore year batted .255 with five doubles, a triple and eight RBI. High School: Twice lettered in baseball at Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, Calif. for coach Tom Faris ... Second-team All-South Coast League selection his senior year ... Scholar Athlete his junior and senior seasons ... 2010 team reached CIF Southern Section finals ... Batted .330 with 12 RBI, 28 runs scored, four doubles, two triples a home run, 13 stolen bases and an on base percentage of .476.
PERSONAL Son of Robert and Debbie Kaplan ... History major ... Plays guitar in his free time ... Brother Jeff was an All-America pitcher at Cal State Fullerton and was drafted in the 11th round of the 2008 draft by the Mets and is currently pitching in the organization ... Career highlight was making it to the 2010 CIF Southern Section championship game.