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Kaplan Discovering His Role

Kaplan's long term role is undetermined

One of the most effective starting pitchers on the Brooklyn Cyclones this season may not even be a starting pitcher next season. Right-hander Jeff Kaplan is discovering his game after moving from the bullpen to the starting rotation. He explained to Inside Pitch his early impressions and experiences of pro ball.

This Cyclones starter so far has been a reserved right-hander out of Dana Point, Calif., a kid who wasn't drafted until his senior year at Cal State Fullerton and whose height, 6-feet, and strikeout numbers—92 in 111 2/3 innings for the Titans this season—have never astounded. As it happens, the underdog role is one that 23-year-old Jeff Kaplan embraces. "I'd rather be a guy that no one...

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