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Kyle Higashioka
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 202LBS | Age: 31

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
2021 96 86 11 16 5 9 0 .186 .271 .407 .678
5 Seasons 300 280 34 52 15 36 0 .186 .237 .389 .626
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .186 5 9 0 .678
5 Seasons .186 15 36 0 .626

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2017 27 73 12 0 0 79.7 102.4 21.2 16.7 .165 .207 .069 .215 .243 16.7 30 10
2018 28 267 56 6 10.7 88.4 109.2 28 30.4 .211 .433 .248 .308 .348 30.4 20.3 7.6
2019 29 246 31 3 9.7 89.8 109.5 17.7 35.5 .165 .326 .270 .210 .386 38.7 45.6 0
2020 30 178 37 5 13.5 89.7 106.4 18.5 35.1 .237 .513 .319 .312 .404 29.7 22.9 0
2021 31 379 59 6 10.2 88.9 109.5 19.9 35.6 .206 .427 .295 .308 .384 42.4 28.1 10.4
1143 195 20 10.3 88.6 109.5 21.7 32.8 .202 .409 .267 .284 .369 34.4 28.7 6
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4




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%
2021 Fastballs 200 52.8 55 48 12 5 3 0 4 11 37 .250 .270 .563 .608 .385 .406 91.8 24 23.5 19.0
2021 Breaking 143 37.7 35 34 3 1 1 0 1 15 19 .088 .114 .206 .172 .139 .137 83.1 9 47.5 28.8
2021 Offspeed 36 9.5 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .224 .250 .423 .377 .411 90.4 35 36.4 6.3
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 .247 .181 85.8 25 35.3 30.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2021 30.5 32.2 23.7 13.6 44.1 33.9 22 3.4 25.4 35.6 18.6 6.8 10.2
31.8 34.4 21.5 12.3 44.1 38.5 17.4 3.6 23.1 36.9 18.5 7.2 10.3
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 %
2021 Changeup 1.6 1 36 9.5 6 .25 .25 .383 36.4 16.7 6.3 .224 .423 .413 33.3
2021 Curveball -4.1 -2 49 12.9 9 0 0 0 46.7 66.7 33.3 .047 .053 .045 0
2021 Cutter -0.3 0 43 11.3 13 .182 .364 .3 27.3 7.7 6.7 .275 .613 .42 40
2021 Sinker 1.7 1 55 14.5 18 .389 .778 .492 26.5 22.2 26.7 .331 .661 .414 42.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 -1 102 26.9 24 .158 .474 .35 19.6 25 21.4 .209 .554 .394 61.5
2021 Slider -1 -1 94 24.8 26 .12 .28 .187 47.7 34.6 26.5 .138 .215 .169 37.5
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 Changeup -1.5 0 22 12.4 6 .167 .667 .333 33.3 50 30 .142 .446 .236 33.3
2020 Curveball -5.5 -1 25 14 6 0 0 0 30 33.3 18.2 .094 .162 .105 0
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
2021 96 379 -4 -3 3 2 -2
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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
2021 379 48.8 70.3 75.4 21.6 42.9 41.7 33.3 45.4 32.6 6.1 69.6
1143 51.2 72.6 78.6 28 52.6 42.6 40.3 50.8 28.4 7.9 80
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 29 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

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
2021 20
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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
2021 23 5 4.7 0 2 4 1 20

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
2021 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 5 5 5 4 3 5 5 2 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 5
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 79.7 88.4 8.7 89.8 1.4 89.7 -0.1 88.9 -0.8
Launch Angle 21.2 28 6.8 17.7 -10.3 18.5 0.8 19.9 1.4
Barrel % 0 10.7 10.7 9.7 -1 13.5 3.8 10.2 -3.3
Hard Hit % 16.7 30.4 13.7 38.7 8.3 29.7 -9 42.4 12.7
Sweet Spot % 16.7 30.4 13.7 35.5 5.1 35.1 -0.4 35.6 0.5
xBA .165 .211 0.046 .165 -0.046 .237 0.072 .206 -0.031
BA 0 .167 0.167 .214 0.047 .25 0.036 .186 -0.064
xwOBA .215 .308 0.093 .21 -0.098 .312 0.102 .308 -0.004
wOBA .069 .248 0.179 .27 0.022 .319 0.049 .295 -0.024
xSLG .207 .433 0.226 .326 -0.107 .513 0.187 .427 -0.086
SLG 0 .319 0.319 .464 0.145 .521 0.057 .407 -0.114
K% 30 20.3 -9.7 45.6 25.3 22.9 -22.7 28.1 5.2
BB% 10 7.6 -2.4 0 -7.6 0 0 10.4 10.4
Swing % 53.4 46.4 -7 61.4 15 53.4 -8 45.4 -8
Whiff% 23.1 28.2 5.1 28.5 0.3 23.2 -5.3 32.6 9.4
In Zone % 56.2 50.6 -5.6 52 1.4 53.9 1.9 48.8 -5.1
Out of Zone % 43.8 49.4 5.6 48 -1.4 46.1 -1.9 51.2 5.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25 23.5 -1.5 40.7 17.2 32.9 -7.8 21.6 -11.3
First Pitch Swing % 55 39.2 -15.8 49.1 9.9 39.6 -9.5 33.3 -6.3
First Pitch Strike % 75 67.1 -7.9 73.7 6.6 72.9 -0.8 61.5 -11.4
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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 94 48 51.1 .242 .315