Cepeda begins his first season with the Ducks and second in professional baseball. The right-hander played his rookie year of pro ball in 2019 with the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League, going 1-0 with a 5.02 ERA in 13 games. He played collegiate baseball with the Dowling College Golden Lions and St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans of the Division II East Coast Conference from 2016-2019, going 27-13 with a 3.22 ERA, one shutout, one save, and 276 strikeouts across 53 games (45 starts) and 324.0 innings pitched. He is a Long Island native out of Port Jefferson Station who attended Ward Melville High School.