Kyle Higashioka

Kyle Higashioka #38

  • C
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/200
  • Age: 27

Kyle Higashioka 2017 Stats

AB AVG HR RBI SB OPS
18 .000 0 0 0 .100

Kyle Higashioka MLB Career Stats

AB AVG HR RBI SB OPS
18 .000 0 0 0 .100

Kyle Higashioka Bio

  • Full Name: Kyle Harris Higashioka
  • Born: 4/20/1990 in Huntington Beach, CA
  • Draft: 2008, New York Yankees, 7th rd. (230th overall)
  • High School: Edison, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Debut: 4/10/2017
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2017 Stats 18 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .100
MLB Career Stats 18 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .100
  • Status: Reassigned to Minors

Kyle Higashioka Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2017 Yankees AL 20 10 79.64 124.94 -8.46 16.37 36.67
MLB Avg - - - - 87.84 187.01 -0.52 12.98 40.99
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2017 Yankees AL 20 10 79.64 124.94 -8.46 16.37 36.67
MLB Avg - - - - 87.84 187.01 -0.52 12.98 40.99

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Kyle Higashioka 2017 Projections

Duration G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Rest of Season
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7 24 3 5 8 1 0 1 3 2 0 5 0 0 .208 .269 .375 .644
Cumulative
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16 42 5 5 8 1 0 1 3 4 0 11 0 0 .119 .196 .214 .410
Duration G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Rest of Season
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7 24 3 5 8 1 0 1 3 2 0 5 0 0 .208 .269 .375 .644
Cumulative
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16 42 5 5 8 1 0 1 3 4 0 11 0 0 .119 .196 .214 .410

Kyle Higashioka News

Kyle Higashioka Fantasy News

May 5, 2017 at 2:57 PM ET

Yankees welcome Sanchez back from disabled list

The Yankees welcomed Gary Sanchez back to the lineup for Friday's series opener with the Cubs at Wrigley Field, with the power-hitting catcher reporting that his right biceps felt "100 percent" following a brief Minor League rehabilitation stint.

April 9, 2017 at 2:14 PM ET

After 9 years, Higashioka earns 1st callup

Kyle Higashioka had just started pushing Italian food around a plate at a Buffalo, N.Y., restaurant on Saturday evening when he received the phone call that he has been waiting nine Minor League seasons to get.

Awards

Kyle Higashioka Awards

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2016 NY Yankees AL

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/12/2016 Scranton/WB INT

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/26/2016 Trenton EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2016 Trenton EAS

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Tampa FSL

Kyle Higashioka Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 17, 2017 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders placed C Kyle Higashioka on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 15, 2017.
May 5, 2017 New York Yankees optioned C Kyle Higashioka to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
April 9, 2017 New York Yankees recalled C Kyle Higashioka from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
March 31, 2017 New York Yankees optioned C Kyle Higashioka to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
November 4, 2016 New York Yankees selected the contract of Kyle Higashioka from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
August 3, 2016 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
June 23, 2016 Trenton Thunder activated C Kyle Higashioka from the 7-day disabled list.
June 16, 2016 Trenton Thunder placed C Kyle Higashioka on the 7-day disabled list. left thumb injury
June 14, 2016 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
May 26, 2016 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
April 4, 2016 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
November 29, 2015 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
November 18, 2015 New York Yankees signed free agent C Kyle Higashioka to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 7, 2015 C Kyle Higashioka elected free agency.
September 1, 2015 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Tampa Yankees.
April 13, 2015 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Tampa Yankees from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
April 9, 2015 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Tampa Yankees.
February 5, 2015 New York Yankees invited non-roster C Kyle Higashioka to spring training.
August 5, 2014 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Tampa Yankees from Trenton Thunder.
July 25, 2014 Trenton Thunder sent C Kyle Higashioka on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees1.
July 24, 2014 Trenton Thunder sent C Kyle Higashioka on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees2.
July 23, 2014 Trenton Thunder sent C Kyle Higashioka on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees1.
April 3, 2014 Trenton Thunder placed C Kyle Higashioka on the 7-day disabled list.
September 18, 2013 Trenton Thunder activated C Kyle Higashioka from the 60-day disabled list.
August 19, 2013 Trenton Thunder transferred C Kyle Higashioka from the 7-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 1, 2013 Trenton Thunder placed C Kyle Higashioka on the 7-day disabled list. right elbow soreness
April 4, 2013 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Yankees.
January 31, 2013 New York Yankees invited non-roster C Kyle Higashioka to spring training.
July 3, 2012 Kyle Higashioka assigned to Tampa Yankees from Trenton Thunder.
June 14, 2012 Kyle Higashioka assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Yankees.
May 6, 2012 Kyle Higashioka assigned to Tampa Yankees from Charleston RiverDogs.
April 5, 2012 Kyle Higashioka roster status changed by Charleston RiverDogs.
February 8, 2012 New York Yankees invited non-roster C Kyle Higashioka to spring training.
August 29, 2011 Charleston RiverDogs activated C Kyle Higashioka from the 7-day disabled list.
August 22, 2011 Charleston RiverDogs placed C Kyle Higashioka on the 7-day disabled list.
August 19, 2011 Charleston RiverDogs placed C Kyle Higashioka on the temporarily inactive list.
August 3, 2011 Charleston RiverDogs activated C Kyle Higashioka from the 7-day disabled list.
July 21, 2011 Charleston RiverDogs placed C Kyle Higashioka on the 7-day disabled list.
June 23, 2011 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from Tampa Yankees.
April 7, 2011 Kyle Higashioka assigned to Tampa Yankees from Charleston RiverDogs.
February 11, 2011 New York Yankees invited non-roster C Kyle Higashioka to spring training.
September 25, 2010 Kyle Higashioka roster status changed by Charleston RiverDogs.
August 22, 2010 Charleston RiverDogs placed C Kyle Higashioka on the 7-day disabled list.
August 10, 2010 Charleston RiverDogs activated C Kyle Higashioka from the 7-day disabled list.
July 23, 2010 Charleston RiverDogs placed C Kyle Higashioka on the 7-day disabled list. Left groin strain
April 6, 2010 C Kyle Higashioka assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from Staten Island Yankees.
February 8, 2010 New York Yankees invited non-roster C Kyle Higashioka to spring training.
June 18, 2009 Kyle Higashioka assigned to Staten Island Yankees from GCL Yankees.

Kyle Harris Higashioka Bio Info

Last name is pronounced he-GAH-shi-Oh-kah…married Alyse in November 2016. Graduated from Edison (Calif.) High School in 2008, where he batted .382 with 7HR and 31RBI as a senior and earned All-County honors…was selected as the starting catcher for the 2008 Orange County All-Star South team...was the 2006 All-Sunset League "Rookie of the Year."

2016

Combined with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to bat .276 (102-for-370) with 55R, 24 doubles, 21HR and 81RBI in 102 games…set career highs in runs, hits, doubles, home runs and RBI and walks (38)…entered the season with just 30HR in 411 career minor league games and his previous single-season career high was 8HR in 2011…caught 30.2% of potential basestealers (29-of-96). Among Yankees farmhands, tied Chris Gittens for the lead in home runs (21) and ranked third in RBI (81). Batted .366 (41-for-112) with 10 doubles, 9HR, 26RBI and a .696 slugging pct. off left-handed pitching…hit .236 (61-for-258) with 14 doubles, 12HR, 55RBI and a .430 slugging pct. off right-handers. Began the season with Trenton, batting .293 (65-for-222) with 31R, 15 doubles, 11HR and 51RBI in 63 games…was named an EL Mid-Season All-Star…was named the Eastern League "Player of the Week" for the period from 6/20-26, hitting .467 (7-for-15) with 6R, 1 double, 4HR and 12RBI in four games…went 3-for-5 with 3R, 1 double, 2HR and 7RBI on 6/26 at Akron. Also played for Scranton/WB, hitting .250 (37-for-148) with 24R, 9 doubles, 10HR and 30RBI in 39 games…was named the International League "Player of the Week" for the period from 6/6-12, batting .545 (12-for-22) with 7R, 4 doubles, 3HR and 13RBI in five games over the span…included was a multi-HR game with 5RBI on 6/10 at Columbus. Combined between Trenton and Scranton/WB to bat .420 (29-for-69) with 21R, 8 doubles, 9HR and 32RBI in 18 games in June. Appeared in seven playoff games for the Governors' Cup-champion RailRiders, batting .250 (6-for-24) with 1R, 2 doubles and 7RBI. Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/4/16.

2015

Combined at Single-A Tampa and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to hit .250 (81-for-324) with 27R, 19 doubles, 2 triples, 5HR and 37RBI in 93 games…threw out 40-for-136 potential base stealers (29.4%). Began the season with Tampa, batting .254 (78-for-307) with 25R, 18 doubles, 2 triples, 5HR and 36RBI in 88 games and was named a FSL Mid-Season All-Star. Was promoted to Scranton/WB on 9/1, batting .176 (3-for-17) with 2R, 1 double and 1RBI in five games. After becoming a free agent in November, re-signed with the Yankees to a minor league contract on 11/18/15.

2014

Split time with the GCL Yankees 1 and Single-A Tampa to bat .224 (11-for-49) with 8R, 4 doubles, 1HR, 3RBI and 7BB in 17 games…caught 6-of-24 (25.0%) potential base stealers. Started the season with the GCL Yankees 1 and hit .217 (5-for-23) with 3R, 1 double, 1RBI and 3BB in eight games. Was transferred to Tampa on 8/5 and batted .231 (6-for-26) with 5R, 3 doubles, 1HR, 2RBI and 4BB in nine games. Following the season, batted .409 (9-for-22) with 4R, 3 doubles, 1HR and 2RBI in six games with the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.

2013

Appeared in seven games with Double-A Trenton and batted .320 (8-for-25) with 1R, 3 doubles, 1HR and 5RBI…threw out 4-of-16 (25.0%) of potential base stealers.

2012

Combined at Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to bat .170 (25-for-147) with 14R, 5 doubles, 6HR and 23RBI in 44 games…appeared in 29 games as a catcher and threw out 15-of-34 (44.1%) potential base stealers.

2011 Spent the first half of the season (4/7-6/21) with Single-A Tampa, batting .238 (39-for-164) with 10 doubles, 4HR and 16RBI...appeared in all but two games as catcher (two as DH), throwing out 21-of-60 (35.0%) potential base stealers...was transferred to Single-A Charleston on 6/23 for the remainder of the season, batting .223 (29-for-130) with 6 doubles, 4HR and 13RBI in 36 games. 2010 Played the entire season with Single-A Charleston and batted .225 (72-for-320) with 18 doubles, 6HR and 24RBI in 90 games...hit .192 (41-for-213) prior to the All-Star break, compared to .290 (31-for-107) in the second half...committed just six errors in 479 total chances, catching 27-of-83 potential base stealers (32.5%). 2009 Batted .253 with 11 doubles, 2HR and 32RBI in 60 games with short-season Single-A Staten Island...led all league catchers in games (57), chances (497) and putouts (451) and ranked fifth in caught stealing percentage (25.3, 19-for-75). 2008 Made his professional debut, appearing in 18 games with the GCL Yankees and making 14 starts behind the plate...hit .261 with 1 double, 1HR and 3RBI.