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Kyle Higashioka
Popularity: ↓ 9%
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 202LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 7, #230, New York Yankees | Edison HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 48 48 7 12 4 10 0 .250 .250 .521 .771
4 Seasons 204 194 23 36 10 27 0 .186 .221 .381 .602
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .250 4 10 0 .771
4 Seasons .186 10 27 0 .602

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2017 73 12 0 0 79.7 21.2 16.7 .165 .207 .069 .215 .243 16.7 30 10
2018 267 56 6 10.7 88.4 28 30.4 .211 .433 .248 .308 .348 30.4 20.3 7.6
2019 246 31 3 9.7 89.8 17.7 35.5 .165 .326 .270 .210 .386 38.7 45.6 0
2020 178 37 5 13.5 89.7 18.5 35.1 .237 .513 .319 .312 .404 29.7 22.9 0
764 136 14 10.3 88.4 22.5 31.6 .200 .401 .253 .273 .363 30.9 28.9 3.9
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 94 52.8 27 27 9 5 1 0 3 3 24 .333 .287 .704 .612 .429 .375 90.3 19 14.3 9.4
2020 Breaking 59 33.1 13 13 2 2 0 0 0 4 9 .154 .211 .154 .413 .136 .260 82.4 19 36.4 18.2
2020 Offspeed 25 14.0 8 8 1 0 0 0 1 4 4 .125 .111 .500 .343 .248 .181 85.8 25 35.3 30.8
2019 Fastballs 130 52.8 29 29 6 3 1 0 2 10 19 .207 .168 .448 .343 .266 .208 89.0 16 20.7 18.9
2019 Breaking 87 35.4 20 19 4 1 2 0 1 11 9 .211 .141 .474 .318 .262 .214 90.4 20 37.2 26.8
2019 Offspeed 29 11.8 8 8 2 0 2 0 0 5 3 .250 .211 .500 .280 .304 .205 93.4 21 42.9 35.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Splitter -18.8 -1 3 1.7 2 0 0 0 50 50 33.3 .017 .032 .015 0
2020 Cutter -0.8 0 14 7.9 4 .25 .25 .225 18.2 0 0 .331 .375 .313 0
2020 Curveball -5.5 -1 25 14 6 0 0 0 30 33.3 18.2 .094 .162 .105 0
2020 Changeup -1.5 0 22 12.4 6 .167 .667 .333 33.3 50 30 .142 .446 .236 33.3
2020 Slider -0.6 0 34 19.1 7 .286 .286 .257 41.7 28.6 18.2 .31 .628 .393 40
2020 Sinker 3.2 1 31 17.4 9 .333 1 .544 6.3 22.2 25 .276 .714 .41 42.9
2020 4-Seamer 3.7 2 49 27.5 14 .357 .643 .425 17.2 7.1 5 .281 .615 .371 38.5
2019 Splitter -6.9 0 3 1.2 1 0 0 0 33.3 100 50 0
2019 Cutter 0.8 0 17 6.9 2 .5 1 .625 33.3 0 0 .036 .049 .038 0
2019 Curveball 7.6 2 22 8.9 5 .2 .8 .4 23.1 40 22.2 .219 .677 .356 33.3
2019 Changeup -2 -1 26 10.6 7 .286 .571 .357 44.4 57.1 33.3 .241 .32 .234 33.3
2019 Sinker -4.3 -2 36 14.6 8 .25 .25 .225 11.5 25 16.7 .277 .405 .286 50
2019 Slider -1 -1 65 26.4 15 .214 .357 .227 43.3 60 28.1 .113 .191 .167 66.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.9 -1 77 31.3 19 .158 .474 .258 22.4 42.1 24.2 .135 .348 .194 27.3
2018 Curveball 0.3 0 19 7.1 3 .333 .333 .3 60 66.7 66.7 .302 .383 .3 100
2018 Changeup -5.6 -1 16 6 6 .167 .167 .15 22.2 16.7 33.3 .18 .216 .179 20
2018 Cutter -2.9 0 15 5.6 7 .143 .571 .286 25 14.3 14.3 .217 .797 .411 50
2018 Slider -3.6 -2 68 25.5 16 .063 .063 .056 45.7 25 21.1 .099 .116 .092 0
2018 Sinker -0.7 0 59 22.1 18 .2 .267 .286 26.1 22.2 44.4 .249 .448 .364 45.5
2018 4-Seamer -0.2 0 90 33.7 29 .2 .48 .34 12.5 13.8 19 .255 .582 .398 33.3
2017 Changeup 10.2 0 4 5.5 1 0 0 .9 75 0 0 .62 .716 .593 0
2017 Cutter -29.2 -1 3 4.1 2 0 0 0 33.3 50 100 .27 .309 .265 0
2017 4-Seamer -1.5 0 24 32.9 3 0 0 .233 15.4 33.3 25 .059 .061 .269 0
2017 Sinker -9.9 -2 25 34.2 7 0 0 .1 9.1 42.9 42.9 .07 .079 .155 33.3
2017 Slider -13.4 -2 14 19.2 7 0 0 0 25 14.3 20 .181 .256 .186 16.7
2017 Curveball -0.6 0 3 4.1 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 79 267 0 -8 2 2 -4
2019 57 246 2 -3 -1 0 -2
2020 67 249 -2 1 1 0 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 73 56.2 75.6 80.6 25 62.5 34.2 55 53.4 23.1 8.2 66.7
2018 267 50.6 68.9 77.4 23.5 54.8 44.2 39.2 46.4 28.2 7.5 80
2019 246 52 80.5 80.6 40.7 52.1 44.7 49.1 61.4 28.5 9.3 91.3
2020 178 53.9 70.8 82.4 32.9 63 42.7 39.6 53.4 23.2 10.1 83.3
764 52.4 73.8 80 31.3 56.1 43.1 43.6 53.5 26.7 8.8 83.6
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 29 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 50 8.3 16.7 25 58.3 33.3 8.3 8.3 33.3 25 25 0 0
2018 25 44.6 16.1 14.3 42.9 42.9 14.3 1.8 16.1 46.4 19.6 5.4 10.7
2019 32.3 35.5 29 3.2 51.6 41.9 6.5 3.2 22.6 32.3 16.1 16.1 9.7
2020 37.8 29.7 21.6 10.8 35.1 37.8 27 5.4 27 32.4 16.2 5.4 13.5
32.4 35.3 20.6 11.8 44.1 40.4 15.4 3.7 22.1 37.5 18.4 7.4 10.3
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2017 19
2018 19
2019 28
2020 24
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.6 3 1.6 1 1 2 0 0
2020 23.7 5 5.1 0 1 4 2 40

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2
2020 5 4 6 6 5 5 4 6 5 6 5 5 4 3 5 6 5 5 5 6 4 4 4 6 5 6 6 5 7 4 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 79.7 88.4 8.7 89.8 1.4 89.7 -0.1
Launch Angle 21.2 28 6.8 17.7 -10.3 18.5 0.8
Barrel % 0 10.7 10.7 9.7 -1 13.5 3.8
Hard Hit % 16.7 30.4 13.7 38.7 8.3 29.7 -9
Sweet Spot % 16.7 30.4 13.7 35.5 5.1 35.1 -0.4
xBA .165 .211 0.046 .165 -0.046 .237 0.072
BA 0 .167 0.167 .214 0.047 .25 0.036
xwOBA .215 .308 0.093 .21 -0.098 .312 0.102
wOBA .069 .248 0.179 .27 0.022 .319 0.049
xSLG .207 .433 0.226 .326 -0.107 .513 0.187
SLG 0 .319 0.319 .464 0.145 .521 0.057
K% 30 20.3 -9.7 45.6 25.3 22.9 -22.7
BB% 10 7.6 -2.4 0 -7.6 0 0
Swing % 53.4 46.4 -7 61.4 15 53.4 -8
Whiff% 23.1 28.2 5.1 28.5 0.3 23.2 -5.3
In Zone Swing % 56.2 50.6 -5.6 52 1.4 53.9 1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 43.8 49.4 5.6 48 -1.4 46.1 -1.9
First Pitch Swing % 55 39.2 -15.8 49.1 9.9 39.6 -9.5
First Pitch Strike % 75 67.1 -7.9 73.7 6.6 72.9 -0.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2017 R 20 3 15.0 .082 .000
2018 R 79 8 10.1 .224 .462
2019 R 57 19 33.3 .299 .212
2020 R 48 20 41.7 .197 .491