Kyle Harris Higashioka is an American professional baseball catcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 MLB draft, and made his MLB debut in 2017.



Born on  April 20, 1990 (age 31 years), in Huntington Beach, California, in the United States of America Kyle attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California.

 He played for the school’s baseball team and committed to the University of California, Berkeley to play college baseball for the California Golden Bears.



Kyle was signed to the New york Yankees in the seventh round of the 2008 MLB draft. He signed with the Yankees, receiving a $500,000 signing bonus, rather than attending college.

Kyle Higashioka is married to Alyse Higashioka. His father, Ted, is a third-generation Japanese American. Kyle learned Japanese to connect with his heritage and better communicate with former teammate Masahiro Tanaka.

Kyle Higashioka Stats: How Good is Kyle Higashioka?

kyle Higashioka Career Stats

In fact, on a per-rate basis, Steamer believes Higashioka would be a top 9 catcher in the sport. The defensive talent is all-worldly, and with an 85-90 wRC+, Higgy could make himself one of the most underrated players in the sport.

Year
Team
GP
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
SO
HR
Avg
2021
Yankees
67
193
20
35
29
17
59
10
.181
2020
Yankees
16
48
7
12
10
0
11
4
.250
2019
Yankees
18
56
8
12
11
0
26
3
.214
2018
Yankees
29
72
6
12
6
6
16
3
.167
2017
Yankees
9
18
2
0
0
2
6
0
.000
Career
139
387
43
71
56
25
118
20
.183

 

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