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Kyle Higashioka CYankees

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date4-20-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 25 days
BatsR
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0.72018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2017 NYA 27 9 20 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 59 -1.0 -0.1 1.6 0.2
2018 NYA 28 29 79 12 2 0 3 6 16 1 0 0 .167 .241 .319 98 0.1 -0.7 3.8 0.7
2019 NYA 29 18 57 12 5 0 3 0 26 0 0 0 .214 .211 .464 62 -2.5 0.6 2.1 0.3
Career5615624706848100.164.212.33680-3.4-0.17.61.1

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 YAN Rk GCL 18 50 .241 .318 .345 .297 108 -1.7 1.6 0.9 159 0 0.6 0.1 1.4 0.4
2009 STA A- NYP 60 247 .244 .317 .352 .286 94 2.6 7.8 4.4 121 0 -0.1 -3.4 5.5 1.5
2010 CSC A SAL 90 359 .256 .321 .370 .262 88 -3.5 10.5 1.6 97 0 2.4 -3.1 -0.8 1.1
2011 CSC A SAL 36 144 .251 .324 .375 .229 101 -4.7 4.2 -1.2 83 0 0.3 -1.9 -4.9 -0.4
2011 TAM A+ FSL 46 180 .263 .327 .390 .252 101 -7.4 5.4 3 99 0 -0.6 1.1 -0.2 0.9
2012 TAM A+ FSL 37 139 .261 .330 .384 .198 106 -9.3 4.1 0.5 60 0 0.7 0.3 -5.1 0.1
2012 TRN AA EAS 7 26 .260 .331 .384 .125 104 -3.8 0.7 0.2 12 0 0.4 0.1 -2.2 -0.1
2013 TRN AA EAS 7 26 .277 .346 .415 .368 95 0.4 0.7 0.4 89 0 0.2 -0.2 -0.7 0.0
2014 TAM A+ FSL 9 31 .255 .321 .381 .227 104 0.9 0.9 0.6 101 0 0.6 -0.1 -0.5 0.1
2014 YAN Rk GCL 8 27 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 83 0 0.0 0.0 -1.3 0.0
2015 TAM A+ FSL 88 331 .251 .312 .345 .287 93 2.5 8.9 5.4 106 0 -3.1 -3.5 -4.7 0.3
2015 SWB AAA INT 5 17 .287 .346 .425 .231 97 -2 0.5 0.3 43 0 -0.3 0.2 -1.3 -0.1
2016 TRN AA EAS 63 256 .262 .329 .393 .305 99 13.6 6.9 3.9 143 0 12.2 -2.0 6.8 3.0
2016 SWB AAA INT 39 160 .251 .310 .372 .252 103 1.3 4.5 2.1 126 0 4.2 -1.9 2.5 1.2
2017 NYA MLB AL 9 20 .255 .323 .419 .000 108 -2.5 0.6 0.3 59 14 1.6 -0.1 -1.0 0.2
2017 STA A- NYP 5 18 .227 .297 .357 .429 99 5.8 0.5 0 306 0 0.0 0.4 3.0 0.4
2017 SWB AAA INT 14 57 .260 .321 .401 .273 100 -0.3 1.7 1 103 0 4.5 -0.2 0.2 0.7
2017 PUL Rk APP 2 7 .263 .339 .404 .333 100 5.2 0.2 0.1 383 0 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.2
2018 NYA MLB AL 29 79 .247 .326 .416 .170 111 -5.4 2.2 1.3 98 11 3.8 -0.7 0.1 0.7
2018 SWB AAA INT 53 211 .253 .315 .395 .234 98 -9.6 6.2 3.2 55 0 6.6 -0.7 -9.1 0.6
2019 NYA MLB AL 18 57 .259 .331 .454 .321 103 -3 1.7 1 62 14 2.1 0.6 -2.5 0.3
2019 SWB AAA INT 70 270 .270 .345 .459 .276 102 7.8 9.3 5.1 122 0 15.2 -3.2 8.0 3.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 YAN Rk GCL 50 46 5 12 1 0 1 16 3 2 8 0 0 .261 .306 .348 .087 0 0
2009 STA A- NYP 247 217 24 55 11 0 2 72 32 26 31 0 1 .253 .335 .332 .078 1 1
2010 CSC A SAL 359 320 35 72 18 0 6 108 24 31 64 0 2 .225 .302 .338 .113 2 2
2011 CSC A SAL 144 130 14 29 6 0 4 47 13 9 19 0 0 .223 .280 .362 .138 2 1
2011 TAM A+ FSL 180 164 21 39 10 0 4 61 16 14 22 1 0 .238 .300 .372 .134 1 0
2012 TRN AA EAS 26 23 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 8 0 0 .087 .154 .087 .000 1 0
2012 TAM A+ FSL 139 124 13 23 5 0 6 46 21 10 34 1 1 .186 .243 .371 .185 2 2
2013 TRN AA EAS 26 25 1 8 3 0 1 14 5 0 5 0 0 .320 .320 .560 .240 0 1
2014 YAN Rk GCL 27 23 3 5 1 0 0 6 1 3 7 0 0 .217 .296 .261 .043 1
2014 TAM A+ FSL 31 26 5 6 3 0 1 12 2 4 4 0 0 .231 .323 .462 .231 1
2015 TAM A+ FSL 331 307 25 78 18 2 5 115 36 22 49 0 0 .254 .305 .375 .121 1 0
2015 SWB AAA INT 17 17 2 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 4 0 0 .176 .176 .235 .059 0 0
2016 SWB AAA INT 160 148 24 37 9 0 10 76 30 12 31 0 1 .250 .306 .514 .264 0 0
2016 TRN AA EAS 256 222 31 65 15 0 11 113 51 26 42 0 1 .293 .355 .509 .216 8 0
2017 NYA MLB AL 20 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .000 0 0
2017 STA A- NYP 18 16 7 7 2 0 4 21 8 2 5 0 0 .438 .500 1.313 .875 0 0
2017 PUL Rk APP 7 5 3 4 1 0 3 14 4 1 0 0 0 .800 .714 2.800 2.000 1 0
2017 SWB AAA INT 57 53 5 14 4 0 2 24 11 4 7 0 0 .264 .316 .453 .189 0 0
2018 SWB AAA INT 211 188 16 38 10 1 5 65 22 17 44 2 0 .202 .276 .346 .144 2 0
2018 NYA MLB AL 79 72 6 12 2 0 3 23 6 6 16 0 0 .167 .241 .319 .153 0 0
2019 SWB AAA INT 270 241 42 67 13 0 20 140 56 24 53 0 0 .278 .348 .581 .303 2 0
2019 NYA MLB AL 57 56 8 12 5 0 3 26 11 0 26 0 0 .214 .211 .464 .250 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 73 0.5068 0.5205 0.7632 0.7297 0.3056 0.7407 0.8182 0.2368 0.0000
2018 267 0.4607 0.4644 0.7177 0.6585 0.2986 0.8519 0.4651 0.2823 0.0000
2019 246 0.5122 0.6138 0.7152 0.7857 0.4333 0.8182 0.5192 0.2848 0.0000
Career5860.48810.53410.72230.72080.35600.82390.53180.27770.0000

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
2019 NYA $
2018 NYA $
2017 NYA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 124 d1 year/$562,900 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$562,900 (2019). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/8/19 ($160,207 in minors).
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/18.
  • 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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 61 13 3 0 2 5 13 0 0 .236 .311 .400 89 0.0 C 1 0.0
80o 40 8 2 0 1 3 9 0 0 .222 .282 .361 81 0.0 C 1 0.0
70o 25 5 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 .217 .280 .391 76 0.0 C 0 0.0
60o 13 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .167 .231 .250 71 0.0 C 0 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 66 0.0 C 0 0.0
Weighted Mean500000100.000.000.000680.0C 00.0

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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 lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 asx .000 0.0 2587 -.002 2.0 69 .020 -.003 -0.9 1.3 -0.1
2010 afx .000 0.0 2457 -.004 3.0 71 .002 -.004 0.0 2.2 2.4
2011 afa .000 0.0 1886 .001 -0.4 55 -.017 .002 0.6 0.2 -0.6
2011 afx .000 0.0 450 -.001 0.2 11 -.008 -.002 0.1 0.2 0.3
2012 aax .006 0.3 223 .000 0.0 6 -.034 .001 0.1 0.8 0.4
2012 afa .000 0.0 958 -.001 0.2 25 -.016 .000 0.3 0.7 0.7
2013 aax .003 0.3 353 -.001 0.1 14 .017 .003 -0.1 0.1 0.2
2014 afa .000 0.0 349 .000 0.0 8 -.007 -.001 0.0 0.1 0.6
2015 aaa -.004 -0.2 206 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.2 -0.3
2015 afa .000 0.0 3617 .000 0.0 121 .012 .014 -0.9 -1.3 -3.1
2016 aaa .011 4.4 0 .000 0.0 21 .008 .000 -0.1 4.5 4.2
2016 aax .018 11.9 0 .000 0.0 65 .008 .004 -0.3 11.4 12.2
2017 aaa .022 4.3 748 .001 -0.3 17 .005 .001 -0.1 3.8 4.5
2017 mlb .028 1.7 305 .001 -0.1 2 .026 -.001 0.0 1.5 1.6
2018 mlb .015 3.2 1125 -.003 0.8 14 .006 .001 -0.1 4.4 3.8
2018 aaa .012 7.2 1499 -.001 0.6 43 .008 .005 -0.2 7.6 6.6
2019 aaa .021 15.4 163 .000 0.0 41 .003 .002 -0.1 15.1 15.2
2019 mlb .013 1.9 683 -.001 0.1 12 .007 .002 -0.1 1.7 2.1

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