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Kyle Higashioka CYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date4-20-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age28 years, 8 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
2016
0.22017
0.82018
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 64 -0.8 -0.1 1.6 0.2
2018 NYA 28 29 79 12 2 0 3 6 16 1 0 0 .167 .241 .319 106 0.9 -0.7 3.8 0.8
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 YAN Rk 18 50 .241 .318 .345 .297 108 -1.7 1.6 0.9 110 5 0.6 0.1 1.1 0.4
2009 STA A- 60 247 .244 .317 .352 .286 94 2.6 7.8 4.4 112 1 -0.1 -3.4 3.6 1.3
2010 CSC A 90 359 .256 .321 .370 .262 87 -2.8 10.5 1.5 102 1 2.4 -3.1 1.4 1.3
2011 CSC A 36 144 .251 .324 .375 .229 101 -4.6 4.2 -1.2 106 2 0.3 -1.9 1.5 0.3
2011 TAM A+ 46 180 .263 .327 .390 .252 101 -7.4 5.4 3 113 2 -0.6 1.1 3.3 1.2
2012 TAM A+ 37 139 .261 .330 .384 .198 106 -9.3 4.1 0.5 97 2 0.7 0.3 -0.3 0.5
2012 TRN AA 7 26 .260 .331 .384 .125 105 -3.8 0.7 0.2 77 4 0.4 0.1 -0.7 0.1
2013 TRN AA 7 26 .277 .346 .415 .368 96 0.3 0.7 0.4 90 2 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.1
2014 TAM A+ 9 31 .255 .321 .381 .227 105 0.9 0.9 0.6 101 3 0.6 -0.1 0.1 0.2
2014 YAN Rk 8 27 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 TAM A+ 88 331 .251 .312 .345 .287 98 0.5 8.9 5.4 121 1 -3.1 -3.5 9.0 1.8
2015 SWB AAA 5 17 .287 .346 .425 .231 96 -2 0.5 0.3 86 3 -0.3 0.2 -0.3 0.0
2016 TRN AA 63 256 .262 .329 .393 .305 99 13.6 6.9 3.9 140 2 12.2 -2.0 12.4 3.6
2016 SWB AAA 39 160 .251 .310 .372 .252 98 2.5 4.5 2.1 136 2 4.2 -1.9 7.2 1.7
2017 NYA MLB 9 20 .255 .323 .419 .000 105 -2.5 0.6 0.3 64 21 1.6 -0.1 -0.8 0.2
2017 STA A- 5 18 .227 .297 .357 .429 99 5.7 0.5 0 145 12 0.0 0.4 1.0 0.2
2017 SWB AAA 14 57 .260 .321 .401 .273 99 -0.2 1.7 1 111 3 4.5 -0.2 0.8 0.8
2017 PUL Rk 2 7 .263 .339 .404 .333 100 5.1 0.2 0.1 150 5 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1
2018 NYA MLB 29 79 .247 .326 .416 .170 110 -5.4 2.2 1.3 106 17 3.8 -0.7 0.9 0.8
2018 SWB AAA 53 211 .253 .315 .395 .234 98 -9.6 6.2 3.2 102 1 6.6 -0.7 0.9 1.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 YAN Rk 50 46 5 12 1 0 1 16 3 2 8 0 0 .261 .306 .348 .087 0 0
2009 STA A- 247 217 24 55 11 0 2 72 32 26 31 0 1 .253 .335 .332 .078 1 1
2010 CSC A 359 320 35 72 18 0 6 108 24 31 64 0 2 .225 .302 .338 .113 2 2
2011 CSC A 144 130 14 29 6 0 4 47 13 9 19 0 0 .223 .280 .362 .138 2 1
2011 TAM A+ 180 164 21 39 10 0 4 61 16 14 22 1 0 .238 .300 .372 .134 1 0
2012 TRN AA 26 23 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 8 0 0 .087 .154 .087 .000 1 0
2012 TAM A+ 139 124 13 23 5 0 6 46 21 10 34 1 1 .186 .243 .371 .185 2 2
2013 TRN AA 26 25 1 8 3 0 1 14 5 0 5 0 0 .320 .320 .560 .240 0 1
2014 YAN Rk 27 23 3 5 1 0 0 6 1 3 7 0 0 .217 .296 .261 .043 1
2014 TAM A+ 31 26 5 6 3 0 1 12 2 4 4 0 0 .231 .323 .462 .231 1
2015 TAM A+ 331 307 25 78 18 2 5 115 36 22 49 0 0 .254 .305 .375 .121 1 0
2015 SWB AAA 17 17 2 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 4 0 0 .176 .176 .235 .059 0 0
2016 SWB AAA 160 148 24 37 9 0 10 76 30 12 31 0 1 .250 .306 .514 .264 0 0
2016 TRN AA 256 222 31 65 15 0 11 113 51 26 42 0 1 .293 .355 .509 .216 8 0
2017 NYA MLB 20 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .000 0 0
2017 STA A- 18 16 7 7 2 0 4 21 8 2 5 0 0 .438 .500 1.313 .875 0 0
2017 PUL Rk 7 5 3 4 1 0 3 14 4 1 0 0 0 .800 .714 2.800 2.000 1 0
2017 SWB AAA 57 53 5 14 4 0 2 24 11 4 7 0 0 .264 .316 .453 .189 0 0
2018 SWB AAA 211 188 16 38 10 1 5 65 22 17 44 2 0 .202 .276 .346 .144 2 0
2018 NYA MLB 79 72 6 12 2 0 3 23 6 6 16 0 0 .167 .241 .319 .153 0 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 0.4831 0.4644 0.7177 0.6667 0.2754 0.8488 0.4211 0.2823 0.0000
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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
2018 NYA $
2017 NYA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 124 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 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.

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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 Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2015 AAA -.004 -0.2 206 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.2 -0.3
2016 AAA .011 4.4 0 .000 0.0 21 .008 .000 -0.1 4.5 4.2
2017 MLB .028 1.7 305 .001 -0.1 2 .026 -.001 0.0 1.5 1.6
2017 AAA .022 4.3 748 .001 -0.3 17 .005 .001 -0.1 3.8 4.5
2018 AAA .012 7.2 1499 -.001 0.6 43 .008 .005 -0.2 7.6 6.6
2018 MLB .015 3.2 1125 -.003 0.8 14 .006 .001 -0.1 4.4 3.8

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