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Kyle Higashioka CYankees

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date4-20-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age27 years, 7 months, 4 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2017 NYA 27 9 20 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .142 -1.6 0.7 -0.1
Career9201820000026000000.000.100.000.142-1.60.7-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 YAN Rk 18 50 .230 .241 .318 .345 .231 .297 108 -1.7 1.6 0.9 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 STA A- 60 247 .269 .244 .317 .352 .257 .286 94 2.6 7.8 4.4 -0.1 -3.4 11.4 1.2 11.4 1.2
2010 CSC A 90 359 .253 .256 .321 .370 .264 .262 87 -2.8 10.5 1.5 2.4 -3.1 6.1 0.9 6.1 0.9
2011 CSC A 36 144 .230 .251 .324 .375 .255 .229 101 -4.6 4.2 -1.2 0.3 -1.9 -3.6 -0.3 -3.6 -0.3
2011 TAM A+ 46 180 .224 .263 .327 .390 .254 .252 101 -7.4 5.4 3 -0.6 1.1 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 TAM A+ 37 139 .199 .261 .330 .384 .252 .198 106 -9.3 4.1 0.5 0.7 0.3 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2012 TRN AA 7 26 .118 .260 .331 .384 .260 .125 105 -3.8 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.1 -2.8 -0.2 -2.8 -0.2
2013 TRN AA 7 26 .273 .277 .346 .415 .281 .368 96 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 -0.2 1.3 0.2 1.3 0.2
2014 TAM A+ 9 31 .286 .255 .321 .381 .252 .227 105 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.6 -0.1 2.2 0.3 2.2 0.3
2014 YAN Rk 8 27 .254 .268 .341 .388 .268 .294 101 -0.2 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2015 TAM A+ 88 331 .262 .251 .312 .345 .255 .287 98 0.5 8.9 5.4 -3.1 -3.5 11.3 0.9 11.3 0.9
2015 SWB AAA 5 17 .148 .287 .346 .425 .282 .231 96 -2 0.5 0.3 -0.3 0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2016 TRN AA 63 256 .313 .262 .329 .393 .263 .305 99 13.6 6.9 3.9 12.2 -2.0 22.4 3.7 22.4 3.7
2016 SWB AAA 39 160 .275 .251 .310 .372 .248 .252 98 2.5 4.5 2.1 4.3 -1.9 7.3 1.2 7.3 1.2
2017 NYA MLB 9 20 .142 .255 .323 .419 .261 .000 105 -2.5 0.6 0.3 0.7 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
2017 STA A- 5 18 .554 .227 .297 .357 .245 .429 99 5.7 0.5 0 -0.0 0.4 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2017 SWB AAA 14 57 .255 .260 .321 .401 .252 .273 100 -0.3 1.7 1 4.6 -0.2 2.2 0.7 2.2 0.7
2017 PUL Rk 2 7 .830 .263 .339 .404 .269 .333 101 5.1 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.0 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 YAN Rk 50 5 12 1 0 1 3 2 8 0 0 .261 .306 .348 .087 .230 0.8 0.6 0.1
2009 STA A- 247 24 55 11 0 2 32 26 31 0 1 .253 .335 .332 .078 .269 11.4 -0.1 1.2
2010 CSC A 359 35 72 18 0 6 24 31 64 0 2 .225 .302 .338 .113 .253 6.1 2.4 0.9
2011 CSC A 144 14 29 6 0 4 13 9 19 0 0 .223 .280 .362 .138 .230 -3.6 0.3 -0.3
2011 TAM A+ 180 21 39 10 0 4 16 14 22 1 0 .238 .300 .372 .134 .224 2.1 -0.6 0.2
2012 TRN AA 26 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 8 0 0 .087 .154 .087 .000 .118 -2.8 0.4 -0.2
2012 TAM A+ 139 13 23 5 0 6 21 10 34 1 1 .185 .243 .371 .185 .199 -4.3 0.7 -0.4
2013 TRN AA 26 1 8 3 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 .320 .320 .560 .240 .273 1.3 0.2 0.2
2014 TAM A+ 31 5 6 3 0 1 2 4 4 0 0 .231 .323 .462 .231 .286 2.2 0.6 0.3
2014 YAN Rk 27 3 5 1 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 .217 .296 .261 .043 .254 0.9 0.0 0.1
2015 SWB AAA 17 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .176 .176 .235 .059 .148 -1.0 -0.3 -0.1
2015 TAM A+ 331 25 78 18 2 5 36 22 49 0 0 .254 .305 .375 .121 .262 11.3 -3.1 0.9
2016 SWB AAA 160 24 37 9 0 10 30 12 31 0 1 .250 .306 .514 .264 .275 7.3 4.3 1.2
2016 TRN AA 256 31 65 15 0 11 51 26 42 0 1 .293 .355 .509 .216 .313 22.4 12.2 3.7
2017 SWB AAA 57 5 14 4 0 2 11 4 7 0 0 .264 .316 .453 .189 .255 2.2 4.6 0.7
2017 STA A- 18 7 7 2 0 4 8 2 5 0 0 .438 .500 1.312 .875 .554 6.7 -0.0 0.7
2017 NYA MLB 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .000 .142 -1.6 0.7 -0.1
2017 PUL Rk 7 3 4 1 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 .800 .714 2.800 2.000 .830 5.5 -0.0 0.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2017 73 0.5068 0.5205 0.7632 0.7297 0.3056 0.7407 0.8182 0.2368 0 0.000000
Career730.50680.52050.76320.72970.30560.74070.81820.236800

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-02-28 2012-03-10 Camp 11 0 - Shoulder - -
2011-08-22 2011-08-29 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-07-21 2011-08-03 Minors 13 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-08-20 2010-09-07 Minors 18 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-07-23 2010-08-10 Minors 18 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 NYA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 30 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected NY Yankees 11/4/16. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/18/15 (minor-league contract).
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2008 (7-230) (Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.). $0.5M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Kyle Higashioka is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week TwoScooter Hotz2017-04-13
Expert FAAB Review: Week 2Mike Gianella2017-04-11
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-12-08
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-12-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-11 19:00:00 (link to chat)Seems the theme of every chat is about how good Ronald Acuna will be. Can we give it up for some closer to the bigs players that no one is talking about?
(Loonies from Tampa)
Oh. Look at that.

A few different ways to interpret your question. There are guys like Yohander Mendez who look awfully close to the bigs, and so despite their lack of flashiness still gets them in the Top 50. Amir Garrett is another who is breaking into the majors and looks like he may be a solid mid-rotation arm. Kind of hard to look like you're going to be a regular and not get some sort of attention.

Perhaps Kyle Higashioka is the answer here? Now I've talked about him. Hmm. (Nick Schaefer)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 asx 0 .000 0.0 2587 -.002 2.0 69 .020 -.003 -0.9 1.1 -0.1
2010 afx 0 .000 0.0 2457 -.004 3.0 71 .002 -.004 -0.0 3.0 2.4
2011 afx 0 .000 0.0 450 -.001 0.2 11 -.008 -.002 0.1 0.2 0.3
2011 afa 0 .000 0.0 1886 .001 -0.4 55 -.017 .002 0.6 0.2 -0.6
2012 afa 0 .000 0.0 958 -.001 0.2 25 -.016 -.000 0.3 0.4 0.7
2012 aax 366 .006 0.3 223 .000 -0.0 6 -.034 .001 0.1 0.4 0.4
2013 aax 546 .003 0.3 353 -.001 0.1 14 .017 .003 -0.1 0.2 0.2
2014 afa 0 .000 0.0 349 -.000 0.0 8 -.007 -.001 0.0 0.1 0.6
2015 afa 0 .000 0.0 3617 .000 -0.0 121 .012 .014 -0.9 -0.9 -3.1
2015 aaa 350 -.004 -0.2 206 .000 -0.0 0 .000 -.000 0.0 -0.2 -0.3
2016 aaa 2651 .011 4.4 0 .000 0.0 21 .008 .000 -0.1 4.3 4.3
2016 aax 4603 .018 11.9 0 .000 0.0 65 .008 .004 -0.3 11.6 12.2
2017 aaa 1216 .022 4.0 0 .000 0.0 17 .005 .001 -0.1 4.0 4.6
2017 mlb 394 .014 0.8 305 .001 -0.0 2 .026 -.001 -0.0 0.7 1.2

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