James Kaprielian
James Kaprielian

Player Profile

Tustin, Calif.

High School:
Beckman HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195




Bruins Overcome Four-Run Deficit to Defeat Cal Poly, 6-4

Williams drives in three runs while Vander Tuig earns 11th win of the season.


No. 8 UCLA Closes Out Regular Season with 6-4 Win over Stanford

Early runs propel Bruins to victory over the Cardinal in regular season finale


No. 8 UCLA Baseball Falls to Stanford, 2-1, in Series Opener

Plutko allows just two runs in seven innings in the loss.


No. 8 UCLA Baseball Records 2-1 Win over UC Santa Barbara

Berg records fourth save in a row while Valaika hits go-ahead sac fly in the sixth.


No. 8 UCLA Baseball Sweeps USC with 5-2 Victory

Berg sets UCLA single-season saves record while John Savage wins 400th career game.


UCLA Baseball vs. Arizona

UCLA Baseball vs. Arizona; UCLA 7, Arizona 1; May 11, 2013


UCLA Baseball vs. Cal State Fullerton

UCLA Baseball vs. Cal State Fullerton; Cal State Fullerton 9, UCLA 6; April 2, 2013

2012 (summer)
Tallied 30 strikeouts, two saves and a 1.73 ERA in 11 games (4 starts) for the Wenatchee Applesox of the West Coast League...recorded 10 strikeouts and a 1.64 ERA in the playoffs, leading the Applesox to their third league title in four years and fifth overall...named the No. 3 overall prospect from the West Coast League by Baseball America.

High School
Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Beckman High School (Irvine, Calif.) under head coach Kevin Lavelle...selected in the 40th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners...posted a career record of 33-3 with a 0.96 ERA, 250 strikeouts and 23 complete games at Beckman...went 12-2 with a 0.84 ERA, striking out 112 batters in 83.1 innings pitched and recording 10 saves during his senior season...threw two no-hitters against Woodbridge High School and University High School as a senior...ranked No. 75 on Baseball America's top 500 2012 MLB Draft eligible player list...2012 USA Today and Louisville Slugger first-team All-American selection...2012 Beckman High School and Pacific Coast League Athlete of the Year...two-time All-CIF Division III and first-team All-Orange County selection (2011-12)...named the CIF Southern Section Division III Player of the Year as a junior (2011)...went 11-1 with a 0.92 ERA, 80 strikeouts, four saves, nine complete games and five shutouts during his junior season...earned three victories in CIF Southern Section Division III playoff games as a junior, hurling shutouts in his first two playoff wins while leading Beckman to the 2011 CIF Division III Southern Section Championship...went 10-0 with a 1.70 ERA in 57.2 innings as a sophomore (2010)...named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year three times (2010-12)...also earned All-Pacific Coast League honors and Irvine News All-City honors three years in a row (2010-12), getting named the Irvine News All-City MVP in 2011...was also a three-year letterwinner in football as a wide receiver, linebacker and safety under head coach Ken Mushinski...2012 All-CIF Division III selection...also earned All-Pacific Coast League and All-City honors in football in 2012.

Full name: James Douglas Kaprielian...born March 2, 1994 in Laguna Hills, Calif...parents are Douglas and Barbara Kaprielian...has a sister, Alison...admires former UCLA standout and Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson...undeclared major.