Kyle Higashioka
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 202LBS | Age: 32

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
2022 170 154 20 31 7 20 0 .201 .250 .370 .620
6 Seasons 585 541 63 102 27 76 0 .189 .238 .381 .619
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .201 7 20 0 .620
6 Seasons .189 27 76 0 .619

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2017 27 73 12 0 0 0 79.7 102.4 21.2 16.7 .174 .219 .069 .226 .265 16.7 30.0 10.0
2018 28 267 56 6 10.7 7.6 88.4 109.2 28.0 30.4 .211 .433 .248 .308 .348 30.4 20.3 7.6
2019 29 246 31 3 9.7 5.3 89.8 109.5 17.7 35.5 .165 .326 .270 .210 .386 38.7 45.6 0.0
2020 30 178 37 5 13.5 10.4 89.7 106.4 18.5 35.1 .237 .513 .319 .312 .404 29.7 22.9 0.0
2021 31 816 135 21 15.6 10 90.5 109.5 21.7 37.8 .233 .504 .272 .343 .451 48.1 28.0 8.1
2022 32 637 120 13 10.8 7.6 90.3 109.1 20.9 35.8 .237 .428 .269 .306 .372 48.3 22.9 5.9
Player 2217 391 48 12.3 8.2 89.7 109.5 21.7 35.0 .223 .446 .265 .308 .397 42.2 26.8 6.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 50.0 8.3 16.7 25.0 58.3 33.3 8.3 8.3 33.3 25.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 25.0 44.6 16.1 14.3 42.9 42.9 14.3 1.8 16.1 46.4 19.6 5.4 10.7 7.6
2019 32.3 35.5 29.0 3.2 51.6 41.9 6.5 3.2 22.6 32.3 16.1 16.1 9.7 5.3
2020 37.8 37.8 13.5 10.8 35.1 37.8 27.0 5.4 27.0 32.4 16.2 5.4 13.5 10.4
2021 28.1 35.6 24.4 11.9 45.2 31.9 23.0 2.2 21.5 31.9 17.0 10.4 15.6 10.0
2022 31.7 32.5 21.7 14.2 46.7 37.5 15.8 6.7 16.7 35.8 25.0 5.0 10.8 7.6
Player 30.7 35.3 21.5 12.5 45.3 36.6 18.2 4.1 20.2 35.0 19.9 7.7 12.3 8.2
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 198 31.1 59 .220 .420 .318 26.2 18.6 23.9 .227 .484 .345 51.2
2022 Slider -0.8 -1 162 25.4 38 .176 .353 .278 30.4 18.4 14.6 .209 .373 .277 39.3
2022 Sinker 0.3 0 111 17.4 28 .231 .500 .341 23.6 17.9 19.2 .284 .475 .327 63.6
2022 Changeup -5.0 -4 74 11.6 21 .095 .095 .086 47.6 33.3 31.8 .206 .324 .229 35.7
2022 Curveball -3.5 -2 49 7.7 11 .091 .091 .082 50.0 63.6 35.0 .145 .168 .138 50.0
2022 Cutter 0.1 0 34 5.3 9 .375 .375 .338 12.5 11.1 7.1 .464 .842 .559 50.0
2022 N/A 29.3 1 4 0.6 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 0.0 -- .493 .585 .480 0.0
2022 Splitter 1.5 0 3 0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -0.9 -2 221 27.1 64 .196 .464 .327 18.9 20.3 22.4 .229 .609 .389 55.8
2021 Slider -0.9 -2 218 26.7 59 .109 .236 .209 42.9 39.0 28.0 .192 .319 .262 40.6
2021 Sinker -1.9 -2 117 14.3 29 .286 .643 .374 22.7 17.2 20.0 .336 .683 .456 50.0
2021 Curveball -3.0 -3 89 10.9 13 .000 .000 .000 45.8 61.5 30.8 .056 .065 .052 0.0
2021 Changeup 2.9 2 81 9.9 21 .278 .556 .400 42.9 28.6 18.2 .279 .668 .436 58.3
2021 Cutter -2.7 -2 63 7.7 19 .235 .353 .300 29.4 5.3 5.6 .328 .691 .454 43.8
2021 Splitter 22.0 2 9 1.1 2 .500 1.000 .625 33.3 50.0 25.0 .187 .396 .237 100.0
2020 4-Seamer 3.5 2 50 28.1 14 .357 .643 .425 16.7 7.1 5.0 .281 .615 .371 38.5
2020 Slider -0.7 0 34 19.1 8 .250 .250 .225 33.3 25.0 18.2 .289 .569 .359 33.3
2020 Sinker 3.2 1 30 16.9 9 .333 1.000 .544 6.7 22.2 25.0 .276 .714 .410 42.9
2020 Changeup -1.5 0 22 12.4 6 .167 .667 .333 33.3 50.0 30.0 .142 .446 .236 33.3
2020 Curveball -4.6 -1 22 12.4 5 .000 .000 .000 42.9 40.0 22.2 .086 .164 .102 0.0
2020 Cutter -2.8 0 17 9.6 4 .250 .250 .225 18.2 0.0 0.0 .331 .375 .313 0.0
2020 Splitter -18.9 -1 3 1.7 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 33.3 .017 .032 .015 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -1.0 -1 77 31.3 19 .158 .474 .258 22.4 42.1 24.2 .135 .348 .194 27.3
2019 Slider -0.8 -1 69 28.0 15 .214 .357 .227 41.9 60.0 26.5 .113 .191 .167 66.7
2019 Sinker -4.4 -2 36 14.6 8 .250 .250 .225 11.5 25.0 16.7 .277 .405 .286 50.0
2019 Changeup -2.0 -1 26 10.6 7 .286 .571 .357 44.4 57.1 33.3 .241 .320 .234 33.3
2019 Curveball 8.9 2 18 7.3 5 .200 .800 .400 25.0 40.0 28.6 .219 .677 .356 33.3
2019 Cutter 0.8 0 17 6.9 2 .500 1.000 .625 33.3 0.0 0.0 .036 .049 .038 0.0
2019 Splitter -7.0 0 3 1.2 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 -1 95 35.6 30 .192 .462 .328 12.2 13.3 19.0 .260 .586 .400 36.4
2018 Slider -3.6 -2 68 25.5 16 .063 .063 .056 45.7 25.0 21.1 .099 .116 .092 0.0
2018 Sinker -0.2 0 54 20.2 17 .214 .286 .303 27.3 23.5 44.4 .239 .429 .358 40.0
2018 Curveball 0.3 0 19 7.1 3 .333 .333 .300 60.0 66.7 66.7 .302 .383 .300 100.0
2018 Changeup -5.6 -1 16 6.0 6 .167 .167 .150 22.2 16.7 33.3 .180 .216 .179 20.0
2018 Cutter -2.9 0 15 5.6 7 .143 .571 .286 25.0 14.3 14.3 .217 .797 .411 50.0
2017 Sinker -9.9 -2 25 34.2 7 .000 .000 .100 9.1 42.9 42.9 .070 .079 .155 33.3
2017 4-Seamer -1.5 0 24 32.9 3 .000 .000 .233 15.4 33.3 25.0 .059 .061 .269 0.0
2017 Slider -2.3 0 14 19.2 7 .000 .000 .150 25.0 14.3 20.0 .211 .299 .217 16.7
2017 Changeup 10.2 0 4 5.5 1 .000 .000 .900 75.0 0.0 0.0 .620 .716 .593 0.0
2017 Curveball -0.7 0 3 4.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Cutter -29.1 -1 3 4.1 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 50.0 100.0 .270 .309 .265 0.0
! 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 1 -3 -1 0 -2
2020 67 249 -2 1 1 0 0
2021 209 807 -9 -8 7 4 -7
2022 169 636 -6 -7 4 3 -6
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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 25.0 62.5 34.2 55.0 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 80.0
2019 246 52.0 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 63.0 42.7 39.6 53.4 23.2 10.1 83.3
2021 816 49.0 68.5 78.7 25.3 43.7 43.1 31.8 46.6 31.3 6.8 74.1
2022 637 50.2 69.9 78.9 28.1 42.7 39.0 33.5 49.1 30.7 8.2 78.8
Player 2,217 50.5 70.8 79.3 28.1 48.0 41.9 36.4 49.7 29.4 7.9 79.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 29.4 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA
2017 31 19
2018 68 19
2019 67 28
2020 35 24
2021 65 21
2022 53 19
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 23.1 3 3.3 0 2 3 1 33.3
2019 21.6 3 1.7 1 1 2 0 0.0
2020 23.7 5 5.5 -1 1 4 2 40.0
2021 23.5 10 11.5 -2 8 7 6 60.0
2022 22.5 7 8.1 -1 1 6 4 57.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 3 4 4 2 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 4 2 3 4 5 4 5 3 3 2 5
2019 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2
2020 5 4 7 6 6 6 0 6 6 7 5 5 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 4 5 6 6 6 6 4 7 4 7
2021 10 14 13 10 12 13 10 13 12 12 9 12 10 7 10 11 11 13 11 11 13 11 13 10 12 10 11 11 14 14 13
2022 7 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 8 6 5 6 9 7 9 9 9 10 9 9 7 9 8 9 8 8 8 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 79.7 88.4 8.7 89.8 1.4 89.7 -0.1 90.5 0.8 90.3 -0.2
Launch Angle 21.2 28 6.8 17.7 -10.3 18.5 0.8 21.7 3.2 20.9 -0.8
Barrel % 0 10.7 10.7 9.7 -1 13.5 3.8 15.6 2.1 10.8 -4.8
Hard Hit % 16.7 30.4 13.7 38.7 8.3 29.7 -9 48.1 18.4 48.3 0.2
Sweet Spot % 16.7 30.4 13.7 35.5 5.1 35.1 -0.4 37.8 2.7 35.8 -2
xBA .174 .211 0.037 .165 -0.046 .237 0.072 .233 -0.004 .237 0.004
BA 0 .167 0.167 .214 0.047 .25 0.036 .181 -0.069 .201 0.02
xwOBA .226 .308 0.082 .21 -0.098 .312 0.102 .343 0.031 .306 -0.037
wOBA .069 .248 0.179 .27 0.022 .319 0.049 .272 -0.047 .269 -0.003
xSLG .219 .433 0.214 .326 -0.107 .513 0.187 .504 -0.009 .428 -0.076
SLG 0 .319 0.319 .464 0.145 .521 0.057 .389 -0.132 .37 -0.019
K% 30 20.3 -9.7 45.6 25.3 22.9 -22.7 28 5.1 22.9 -5.1
BB% 10 7.6 -2.4 0 -7.6 0 0 8.1 8.1 5.9 -2.2
Swing % 53.4 46.4 -7 61.4 15 53.4 -8 46.6 -6.8 49.1 2.5
Whiff% 23.1 28.2 5.1 28.5 0.3 23.2 -5.3 31.3 8.1 30.7 -0.6
In Zone % 56.2 50.6 -5.6 52 1.4 53.9 1.9 49 -4.9 50.2 1.2
Out of Zone % 43.8 49.4 5.6 48 -1.4 46.1 -1.9 51 4.9 49.8 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 25 23.5 -1.5 40.7 17.2 32.9 -7.8 25.3 -7.6 28.1 2.8
First Pitch Swing % 55 39.2 -15.8 49.1 9.9 39.6 -9.5 31.8 -7.8 33.5 1.7
First Pitch Strike % 75 67.1 -7.9 73.7 6.6 72.9 -0.8 63.5 -9.4 59.4 -4.1
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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
2021 R 205 88 42.9 .241 .310
2022 R 168 83 49.4 .317 .212

Pitch Tempo