Kyle Czaplak


All Your Favorites:

  • Food:   Chicken Parmesan/ Rocky Road
  • Movie:   Green Street Hooligans
  • Movie Character:   Will Ferrell
  • Book (Author):   Hatchet: Gary Paulsen
  • Book Character (what book?): Brian Robeson/ Hatchet
  • Show:   ESPN Baseball Tonight
  • Type of Music:   Hip-Hop/ Rap
  • Musical Artist or Band:  Meek Mill, Roach Gigz
  • Song (Artist):  Tony Story, by Meek Mill
  • City (foreign or domestic):  New York City
  • State:   California
  • Country:  USA
  • Place (anywhere):  6 hole
  • Sport:   Baseball
  • Activity:   Weight Lifting
  • Hobby:   Ping-Pong
  • Board Game:   Charades
  • Monopoly Piece:   Car
  • Quote:   “When you want to succeed as bad you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful” – Eric Thomas

Why did you choose Santa Clara?
It seemed like the perfect place for me to grow as a student, baseball player, and most importantly as a human.

What draws you to baseball? What is special about the college game?
Baseball has always been my escape from everything going on around me. It is somewhere where I can go out and compete and have fun doing it.  It is appealing to me because the game is based around failure, which makes success that much more special and gratifying. Also because you are able to form bonds unlike any other sport. College is unique in that all players across the nation share a similar drive and goal. They are not playing for money or material things.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
Seaver Whalen because he is always competing and bringing out the best in me in all aspects of the game.

Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?

  • Derek Jeter in a groundball competition.
  • Michael Jordan in 1 on 1B.
  • Bo Jackson in ping pong.
  • My grandfather when he was my age in everything.
  • Babe Ruth in a HR derby.

5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?

  • Jesus
  • Gandhi
  • Babe Ruth
  • My Grandfather
  • 2 pac

What would you do with a billion dollars?
Share it with my family and make sure everyone had everything they need/ want.  Put some of it away for my grandchildren. Build a baseball stadium/ dream house

What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
Playing Professional baseball with a great family

What does your ideal day look like?
Wake up, Eat a huge breakfast, go to the field play  a quadruple header, eat again spend the rest of the day with my family or friends.

What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
Play in a professional baseball game.