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

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 248 229 27 52 10 31 0 .227 .264 .389 .653
6 Seasons 663 616 70 123 30 87 0 .200 .245 .386 .631
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .227 10 31 0 .653
6 Seasons .200 30 87 0 .631

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
Player 2487 454 53 11.7 8.0 90.0 109.5 20.1 35.5 .231 .450 .270 .312 .397 42.9 25.6 5.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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, 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
Player 32.6 33.3 22.9 11.2 44.5 38.1 17.4 3.7 22.2 32.8 21.4 7.3 11.7 8.0
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 -0.4 -1 252 27.8 76 .239 .448 .325 24.1 18.4 24.1 .242 .493 .344 50.9
2022 Slider -0.7 -2 236 26.0 54 .184 .367 .284 30.6 18.5 13.5 .206 .363 .273 37.5
2022 Sinker 1.2 2 176 19.4 54 .314 .529 .383 13.8 16.7 22.5 .314 .501 .358 67.4
2022 Changeup -4.1 -4 94 10.4 24 .125 .125 .113 43.4 33.3 26.7 .237 .350 .254 31.3
2022 Curveball -3.5 -3 75 8.3 15 .067 .067 .060 46.9 46.7 28.0 .140 .204 .148 50.0
2022 Cutter -3.7 -2 60 6.6 20 .278 .278 .237 12.9 10.0 11.8 .385 .696 .461 33.3
2022 Splitter 1.6 0 8 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 16.7 -- -- .000 --
2022 N/A 28.6 1 4 0.4 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 0.0 -- .493 .585 .480 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 .447 .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 10.3 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 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
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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
Player 2,487 50.4 71.5 80.3 28.5 49.7 41.9 37.1 50.2 28.1 8.1 80.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 19
2018 68 19
2019 67 28
2020 35 24
2021 65 21
2022 50 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 8 5 50.0
2022 22.6 10 10.9 -1 3 9 4 40.0
Player 23.0 31 32.9 -2 15 26 12 38.7

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 8 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 10 14 10 12 12 11 10 9 11 9 8 11 8 7 8 11 9 13 13 12 14 13 12 9 12 9 13 11 11 11 13
Player 31 38 35 32 34 36 23 35 34 32 26 31 25 21 28 33 30 40 33 34 39 32 34 31 37 31 37 30 37 33 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 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 90.9 0.4
Launch Angle 21.2 28 6.8 17.7 -10.3 18.5 0.8 21.7 3.2 17.2 -4.5
Barrel % 0 10.7 10.7 9.7 -1 13.5 3.8 15.6 2.1 9.8 -5.8
Hard Hit % 16.7 30.4 13.7 38.7 8.3 29.7 -9 48.1 18.4 48.1 0
Sweet Spot % 16.7 30.4 13.7 35.5 5.1 35.1 -0.4 37.8 2.7 36.6 -1.2
xBA .174 .211 0.037 .165 -0.046 .237 0.072 .233 -0.004 .254 0.021
BA 0 .167 0.167 .214 0.047 .25 0.036 .181 -0.069 .227 0.046
xwOBA .226 .308 0.082 .21 -0.098 .312 0.102 .343 0.031 .317 -0.026
wOBA .069 .248 0.179 .27 0.022 .319 0.049 .272 -0.047 .282 0.01
xSLG .219 .433 0.214 .326 -0.107 .513 0.187 .504 -0.009 .444 -0.06
SLG 0 .319 0.319 .464 0.145 .521 0.057 .389 -0.132 .389 0