Kyle Higashioka
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 202LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 7, #230, New York Yankees | Edison HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 211 193 20 35 10 0 .181 .246 .389 .635
2022 248 229 27 52 10 0 .227 .264 .389 .653
2023 260 242 24 57 10 0 .236 .274 .413 .687
7 Seasons 923 858 94 180 40 0 .210 .253 .394 .647
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .181 10 0 .635
2022 .227 10 0 .653
2023 .236 10 0 .687
7 Seasons .210 40 0 .647
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

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 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 10.0 90.5 109.5 21.7 37.8 .233 .504 .272 .343 .451 48.1 28.0 8.1
2022 32 907 183 18 9.8 7.3 90.9 109.1 17.2 36.6 .254 .444 .282 .317 .381 48.1 21.0 4.8
2023 33 1010 172 19 11.0 7.3 90.1 109.2 15.5 36.6 .242 .443 .293 .309 .411 48.3 28.5 5.4
Player 3497 626 72 11.5 7.8 90.1 109.5 18.8 35.8 .234 .448 .277 .311 .401 44.4 26.4 5.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 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, Sweeper, Slurve, 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 36.1 28.4 25.1 10.4 44.3 41.0 14.8 4.9 23.0 30.1 26.8 4.9 9.8 7.3
2023 40.1 27.3 25.0 7.6 50.0 32.0 18.0 2.3 29.7 24.4 25.0 7.6 11.0 7.3
Player 34.7 31.6 23.5 10.2 46.0 36.4 17.6 3.4 24.3 30.5 22.4 7.3 11.5 7.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball 2.5 7 270 26.7 80 .275 .594 .409 16.9 20.0 16.2 .320 .705 .454 61.8
2023 Slider 0.8 2 249 24.7 56 .245 .491 .330 29.8 25.0 20.9 .200 .359 .261 41.0
2023 Sinker -1.4 -2 136 13.5 41 .282 .359 .323 16.7 17.1 30.4 .272 .426 .316 56.3
2023 Changeup -3.1 -3 102 10.1 28 .148 .296 .180 47.1 60.7 36.2 .140 .289 .184 45.5
2023 Curveball -4.5 -4 93 9.2 19 .056 .056 .047 47.6 47.4 30.0 .134 .152 .125 10.0
2023 Cutter -0.2 0 84 8.3 14 .286 .286 .257 35.1 21.4 30.0 .296 .421 .311 36.4
2023 Sweeper -2.5 -1 56 5.5 17 .235 .294 .232 36.4 35.3 30.0 .236 .302 .233 27.3
2023 Split-Finger -1.8 0 18 1.8 4 .250 .250 .225 38.5 50.0 25.0 .089 .098 .080 50.0
2023 Slurve -17.8 0 2 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .457 .907 .561 100.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 -1 254 28.0 77 .235 .441 .321 23.9 18.2 24.1 .239 .487 .341 51.8
2022 Slider -1.8 -3 188 20.7 40 .111 .250 .210 35.4 22.5 16.1 .175 .316 .241 39.3
2022 Sinker 1.4 2 176 19.4 53 .320 .540 .391 13.8 17.0 22.5 .318 .509 .363 66.7
2022 Changeup -4.2 -4 92 10.1 24 .125 .125 .113 44.2 33.3 26.7 .237 .350 .254 31.3
2022 Curveball -2.7 -2 71 7.8 12 .083 .083 .075 46.4 50.0 25.0 .161 .210 .161 50.0
2022 Cutter -4.0 -3 69 7.6 26 .292 .292 .252 12.2 7.7 10.5 .354 .615 .415 33.3
2022 Sweeper 5.6 2 39 4.3 8 .429 1.000 .693 18.8 12.5 6.3 .335 .638 .457 33.3
2022 Split-Finger 1.6 0 8 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 16.7 -- -- .000 --
2022 Slurve -17.5 -1 4 0.4 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 33.3 100.0 .057 .181 .098 50.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -2 224 27.5 64 .196 .464 .327 19.3 20.3 21.7 .229 .609 .389 55.8
2021 Slider -0.9 -2 211 25.9 57 .113 .245 .217 43.2 36.8 27.6 .199 .331 .271 40.6
2021 Sinker -1.9 -2 114 14.0 29 .286 .643 .374 22.2 17.2 21.7 .336 .683 .456 50.0
2021 Curveball -2.7 -2 83 10.2 11 .000 .000 .000 45.5 63.6 28.0 .056 .064 .053 0.0
2021 Changeup 2.8 2 81 9.9 21 .278 .556 .400 42.9 28.6 18.2 .279 .668 .436 58.3
2021 Cutter -2.7 -2 65 8.0 20 .222 .333 .285 31.4 10.0 10.5 .310 .652 .431 43.8
2021 Split-Finger 22.0 2 9 1.1 2 .500 1.000 .625 33.3 50.0 25.0 .187 .396 .237 100.0
2021 Slurve -5.2 0 7 0.9 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .054 .068 .049 0.0
2021 Sweeper -5.5 0 4 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seam Fastball 3.5 2 50 28.1 14 .357 .643 .425 16.7 7.1 5.0 .281 .615 .371 38.5
2020 Slider -1.1 0 31 17.4 7 .143 .143 .129 25.0 28.6 20.0 .221 .519 .306 40.0
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 -1.9 0 20 11.2 5 .400 .400 .360 28.6 0.0 0.0 .417 .483 .396 0.0
2020 Split-Finger -18.9 -1 3 1.7 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 33.3 .017 .032 .015 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -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 Split-Finger -7.0 0 3 1.2 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -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 66 24.7 15 .067 .067 .060 47.1 26.7 23.5 .106 .124 .097 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
2018 Sweeper -3.3 0 2 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .007 .010 .006 0.0
2017 Sinker -9.4 -2 26 35.6 7 .000 .000 .100 9.1 42.9 42.9 .070 .079 .155 33.3
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 0 23 31.5 3 .000 .000 .233 15.4 33.3 25.0 .059 .061 .269 0.0
2017 Slider -3.8 0 11 15.1 7 .000 .000 .150 14.3 14.3 33.3 .211 .299 .217 16.7
2017 Changeup 10.3 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 Slurve 1.9 0 3 4.1 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 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 2 -3 -1 0 -2
2020 67 249 -2 1 1 0 0
2021 209 807 -9 -8 7 4 -7
2022 254 939 -3 -15 6 3 -9
2023 260 1,010 -2 -5 1 3 -3
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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 49.8 68.4 78.0 24.6 54.5 44.2 39.2 46.4 28.2 7.5 80.0
2019 246 52.0 80.5 80.6 40.7 52.1 45.1 49.1 61.4 28.5 9.3 91.3
2020 178 53.9 70.8 82.4 32.9 63.0 43.3 39.6 53.4 23.2 10.1 83.3
2021 816 48.9 68.5 79.0 25.5 43.3 43.1 31.8 46.6 31.3 6.8 74.1
2022 907 50.4 72.2 81.5 28.5 49.2 39.6 36.3 50.6 26.8 8.7 82.3
2023 1,010 51.2 67.1 80.7 31.0 48.4 40.7 33.5 49.5 28.6 8.2 73.5
Player 3,497 50.7 70.2 80.4 29.2 49.3 41.5 36.1 50.0 28.3 8.1 78.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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 Arm
Strength
2017 31 18
2018 68 17
2019 67 32
2020 36 27
2021 65 21
2022 50 18
2023 48 12
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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 3.6 -1 2 2 2 66.7
2019 21.6 3 1.5 2 1 2 0 0.0
2020 23.7 5 5.3 0 1 4 2 40.0
2021 23.5 10 11.5 -2 7 8 5 50.0
2022 22.6 10 10.9 -1 2 10 4 40.0
2023 23.0 10 10.6 -1 6 10 3 30.0
Player 23.0 41 43.4 -2 19 36 16 39.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 3 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 6 5 2 3 3 4 5 3 3
2019 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 0 2 3 2 1
2020 5 6 5 5 6 5 6 5 4 4 5 6 4 5 5 6 4 5 6 6 6 7 6 6 4 4 6 5 6 6 4
2021 10 13 12 9 12 10 11 12 7 10 10 10 14 10 12 13 12 13 11 10 12 13 13 14 13 11 12 11 13 11 11
2022 10 9 10 8 10 9 11 10 8 8 8 9 14 13 13 12 13 12 11 9 12 11 13 13 9 10 9 14 14 12 14
2023 10 8 10 11 10 9 12 10 9 9 9 12 12 9 13 12 13 12 11 11 12 8 16 14 11 8 10 10 11 10 7
Player 41 43 41 37 43 38 45 41 31 35 36 42 52 42 47 48 47 47 44 42 47 45 55 54 41 37 40 46 52 44 40
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 79.7 88.4 8.7 89.8 1.4 89.7 -0.1 90.5 0.8 90.9 0.4 90.1 -0.8
Launch Angle 21.2 28.0 6.8 17.7 -10.3 18.5 0.8 21.7 3.2 17.2 -4.5 15.5 -1.7