Kila Ka'aihue

Kila Ka'aihue #25

  • 1B
  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 4"/240

Kila Ka'aihue MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.221 15 46 1 .687

Kila Ka'aihue Bio

  • Full Name: Micah Kilakila Ka'aihue
  • Born: 3/29/1984 in Kailua, HI
  • Draft: 2002, Kansas City Royals, 15th rd. (438th overall)
  • High School: Iolani, Honolulu, HI
  • Debut: 9/4/2008
  • Relationship(s): brother of Kala Ka'aihue
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 411 45 91 15 46 1 .221 .305 .687

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Awards

Kila Ka'aihue Awards

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2008 NW Arkansas TEX

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2008 NW Arkansas TEX

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Omaha PCL

TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/14/2008 NW Arkansas TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 NW Arkansas TEX

TEX Player of the Year

Year Team League
2008 NW Arkansas TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 NW Arkansas TEX

CAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 High Desert CAL

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/14/2007 Wilmington CAR

Kila Ka'aihue Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 7, 2015 1B Kila Ka'aihue elected free agency.
June 18, 2015 Miami Marlins signed free agent 1B Kila Ka'aihue to a minor league contract.
June 18, 2015 1B Kila Ka'aihue assigned to New Orleans Zephyrs.
June 14, 2015 1B Kila Ka'aihue assigned to New Orleans Zephyrs.
May 24, 2015 Syracuse Chiefs released 1B Kila Ka'aihue.
January 26, 2015 1B Kila Ka'aihue assigned to Syracuse Chiefs.
January 20, 2015 Washington Nationals signed free agent 1B Kila Ka'aihue to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
June 1, 2013 Reno Aces released 1B Kila Ka'aihue.
November 17, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent 1B Kila Ka'aihue to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2012 1B Kila Ka'aihue elected free agency.
June 19, 2012 Sacramento River Cats activated 1B Kila Ka'aihue.
June 16, 2012 Oakland Athletics sent 1B Kila Ka'aihue outright to Sacramento River Cats.
June 6, 2012 Oakland Athletics designated Kila Ka'aihue for assignment.
September 27, 2011 Sacramento River Cats Traded RHP Ethan Hollingsworth to Omaha Storm Chasers and Kansas City Royals Traded 1B Kila Ka'aihue to Oakland Athletics.
September 21, 2011 Kansas City Royals designated Kila Ka'aihue for assignment.
May 5, 2011 Kansas City Royals optioned 1B Kila Ka'aihue to Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 1, 2010 Kansas City Royals recalled 1B Kila Ka'aihue from Omaha Royals.
May 17, 2010 Kansas City Royals optioned Kila Ka'aihue to Omaha Royals.
May 5, 2010 Kansas City Royals recalled Kila Ka'aihue from Omaha Royals.
May 5, 2010 Kila Ka'aihue roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
April 1, 2010 Kansas City Royals optioned Kila Ka'aihue to Omaha Royals.
October 19, 2009 Kila Ka'aihue roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.

Micah Kilakila Ka'aihue Bio Info

Micah Kilakila Ka'aihue (KEY-luh Kuh-eye-HOO-a)...Is a 2002 graduate of Iolani High School in Honolulu, Hawaii...Father, Kala, spent 11 seasons in Pirates, Cardinals, Padres and White Sox organizations...brother, Kala Jr., played 7 Minor League seasons from 2005-11...sister, Elizabeth, was a First-Team All-WAC volleyball player at the University of Hawaii...Signed by Eric Tokunaga...Is 1 of 31 Hawaiian-born players to reach the Majors

2014

Played in 88 games in his second season with Hiroshima of Nippon Professional Baseball...Hit .257 with 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 40 RBI and 25 runs scored while posting a .355 OBP and a .417 slugging percentage.

2013

Began the season with ARI as a non-roster invitee to MLB Spring Training...Reported to Triple-A Reno, where he hit .313 with nine doubles, one triple, 16 home runs, 50 RBI and 53 runs scored in 53 games before being granted his release in mid-June...Signed immediately with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball and hit 14 home runs while posting a .362 OBP and a .478 SLG in 66 games.

2012 Split the season between Oakland and Triple-A Sacramento, hitting .234 (30-for-128)with 4 home runs and 14 RBI in 39 games with the A's...also appeared in 66 games with the River Cats and batted .256 (65-for-254) with 15 homers and 52 RBI...Began the season with the A's and made 21 starts at first base...was designated for assignment on June 6...Signed by the D-backs as a Minor League free agent on Nov. 17. 2011 Was on the Royals Opening Day roster and batted .195 with two home runs and six RBI in 23 games before he was optioned to Triple-A Omaha May 5...spent the balance of the season with the Storm Chasers, hitting .272 with 11 home runs and 65 RBI in 95 games...with the Royals, struck out 26 times in 23 games...hit .220 (13-for-59) with both of his home runs off right-handed pitchers...went 3-for-23 (.130) with three doubles and four of his six RBI against left-handers...his average dropped to .167 with runners in scoring position...is a .160 (12 for 75) career hitter with RISP...batted .122 against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .217 the second time and .333 the third time...started 19 games at first base...also went 4-for-14 (.286) in four games at designated hitter...went 2-for-4 with a home run in the second game of the season April 1 against Los Angeles...then went 6-for-46 (.130) over his next 13 games through April 19...was hitting .276 (8-for-29) over his final eight games before he was optioned to Omaha May 5.

OMAHA: Finished second on the Storm Chasers with 57 walks for a .379 on-base percentage...hit .348 (32-for-92) against left-handed pitching, compared to .242 (56-for-231) against right-handers...batted .224 with the bases empty, .327 with runners on...including .337 with runners in scoring position... was 5-for-12 (.417) with a grand slam and 16 RBI with the bases loaded...hit eight of his 11 home runs on the road...eight came with runners on base and six came in the eighth inning or later...appeared in 43 games at first base...also batted .277 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 51 games at designated hitter...was 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and three RBI as a pinch-hitter...saw his most action (50 games) batting fifth...also hit .340 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 14 games batting clean-up...hit .225 over his first 14 games...then went 3-for-5 with three RBI May 27 at Memphis, his first of three three-hit games...hit safely in seven consecutive games from May 27 to June 2 (12 for 28, .429) to lift his average over .300 (.309)...finished May with a .300 batting average but did not homer...then hit .319 with six home runs and 22 RBI in June...homered in back-to-back games June 5-6, June 19-20 and June 28 and 30...had a season-best nine-game hitting streak from June 18-25...went 14-for-34 (.412) with eight runs, four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI during the streak...had three-hit games June 19 at Round Rock and June 21 at Nashville and drove in four runs in the game against Round Rock...had back-to-back four RBI games June 28 against Memphis and June 30 against Albuquerque...connected for his only grand slam of the season on the 28th, a walk-off shot in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-2 win...was batting .302 as late as July 5 but that would be his last day over .300, as he went 12-for-58 (.207) over his next 17 games...homered four times over a nine-game span from July 31 to Aug. 15... batted .214 (6 for 28) with two home runs and eight RBI in seven postseason games for the Pacific Coast League Champion Storm Chasers.
2010 Kila opened the season with Omaha (AAA) and was a PCL All-Star and Royals' Omaha Player of the Year...he ranked among the top 10 in the league in multiple categories, including first in walks and on-base percentage, at the time of his promotion on August 1...did see some brief action at the Major League level in May after being recalled on May 5...optioned on May 16...Recorded his first career 2-home run game on September 28 vs. Minnesota...also hit his fi rst Major League triple in the contest, driving in 4 and scoring a career-high 4 runs...Hit his fi rst home run of the season on August 24 in Detroit...from that point on, slugged .513 the remainder of the season. 2009 Spent the entire season at Omaha (AAA)...His 102 walks tied for the Pacifi c Coast League lead and was tied for second-most in the entire minor leagues...Enters 2010 rated by Baseball America as having the Best Strike-Zone Discipline in Royals system. 2008 Named the 2008 George Brett Award winner as the organization's top hitter...Had a breakthrough offensive season with the Royals organization...named the Northwest Arkansas and Texas League Player of the Year, Kila began his season at KC's Class AA affi liate and hit .314 (90-for-287) with a leagueleading 26 home runs and 79 RBI in 91 games...despite playing at Omaha in August, fi nished tied for the Texas League-lead in homers, while leading the league in on-base pct. (.463) and slugging pct. (.624)...Finished tied for fourth in the entire minor leagues with 37 home runs, led the minors with 104 walks, was fi fth with a .628 slugging pct. and .456 on-base pct...Promoted to Omaha on July 30 and hit .316 (36-for-114) with 11 home runs and 21 RBI in 33 games...Had his contract purchased by the Royals on September 2...he made his fi rst ML start September 5 and singled in his third at bat off Tom Mastny for his fi rst Major League hit...collected his first Major League home run on September 20 vs. Chicago, a solo shot, off Gavin Floyd 2007 Finished second among all Royals farmhands in home runs and RBI in 2007...named by Baseball America as having the Best Strike-Zone Discipline among Royals prospects entering the 2008 season. 2006 Spent the entire season at Double-A Wichita, hitting .199 with six home runs and 45 RBI in 103 games...tied for the Texas League lead in sacrifice flies (10)...hit .302 against left-handed pitching, .179 with all six of his home runs against right-handers...was 5 for 9 (.556) with the bases loaded...went homerless over his first 76 games...then hit six home runs over his final 27 contests...began the season on the disabled list with a sprained left knee...was reinstated April 13...went 4-for-24 (.167) with seven walks in eight postseason games. 2005 Batted .304 with 20 home runs and 90 RBI in 132 games with Single-A High Desert...added 97 walks for a .428 on-base percentage...tied for fourth in all of minor league baseball in walks...led the California League in walks and on-base percentage...hit .366 against left-handed pitchers, .281 against right-handers...batted .426 during the day...topped CL first baseman in total chances (1334), putouts (1220), errors (19) and double plays (136)...was named to the California League Midseason All-Star team...reached base safely via hit or walk in 37 consecutive games from May 3 to June 11...had a 15- game hitting streak from May 15-30 (26-for-62, .419)...went 4-for-5 with three doubles and six RBI against Inland Empire Aug. 8...homered twice against Lake Elsinore Aug. 29...was 5-for-14 (.357) with a home run and four RBI in three postseason games. 2004 Hit .246 with 15 home runs and 62 RBI in 125 games with Burlington...added 64 walks for a .361 on-base percentage...had a season-high six RBI against Dayton May 21...was named Midwest League Batter of the Week, Aug. 9-15 after going 7-for-20 (.350) with a double, four home runs and 12 RBI...had two home runs and five RBI at Kane County Aug. 15...went 4-for-5 with three doubles and four RBI at Beloit Sept. 2. 2003 Hit .238 in his first full season at Burlington...added 11 home runs and 63 RBI...walked 67 times for a .355 on-base percentage...homered twice at Beloit July 11 and hit seven of his 11 home runs over a 27-game span from July 1 to Aug. 18. 2002 Made his professional debut with the Royals' affiliate in the Gulf Coast Rookie League, hitting .259 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 43 games...added 26 walks for a .381 on-base percentage...hit his first professional home run against the Tigers July 19.