Isiah Kiner-Falefa is an American professional baseball shortstop for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Texas Rangers.
The Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii, was where Kiner-Falefa received her education. During the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, the Texas Rangers selected him in the fourth round of available players.
In 2013, he spent the entire year playing for the Rangers of the Arizona League, where he made his first professional appearance and batted.322 with 11 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 41 games.
In 2014, he was a member of the AZL Rangers, the Hickory Crawdads, and the Spokane Indians, all of which were baseball teams for which he batted.
246 with 16 RBIs in 79 games, and then in 2015 he played with Hickory and the High Desert Mavericks, where he batted.296 with 40 RBIs in 98 games. In total, he played in 102 games.
During his time with the Frisco RoughRiders in 2016, Kiner-Falefa recorded a batting average of.256 and contributed 27 runs batted in in 108 games.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Parents: Meet Kimberley Kiner and Fili Falefa
Professional baseball shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa was born to his parents Kimberley Kiner (mother) and Fili Falefa (father).
Speaking in an interview with KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello, he said; “If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be here, and I think he knows that. The backyard stuff, the going to the parks, finding a park that the lights are still on, I mean, we were both dedicated. He was just as dedicated as me, so being able to have him just as a parent sitting back and watching, it’s really special.”