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Kila Ka'aihue

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 3/29/1984   BORN: Kailua, HI   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 15th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks in November 2012.

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Ka'aihue has signed a one-year, 35 million yen contract with the Hiroshima Carp, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Kila Ka'aihue Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 A BUR 125 471 390 57 96 40 23 2 15 62 1 0 64 98 3 5 9 .246 .361 .431 .792
2005 21 A HIG 132 590 493 84 150 53 31 2 20 90 2 1 97 97 0 0 0 .304 .428 .497 .925
2006 22 AA WIC 102 395 327 40 66 21 15 0 6 45 0 1 49 73 5 10 4 .202 .305 .303 .608
2007 23 A WIL 60 242 207 28 52 17 8 0 9 42 1 0 35 38 0 0 0 .251 .360 .420 .780
2007 23 AA WIC 70 288 244 37 60 25 13 0 12 40 0 0 41 40 1 0 2 .246 .359 .447 .806
2008 24 AA NWA 91 376 287 64 90 37 11 0 26 79 3 2 80 41 0 5 4 .314 .463 .624 1.087
2008 24 AAA OMA 33 139 114 27 36 15 4 0 11 21 0 0 24 26 0 0 1 .316 .439 .640 1.079
2008 24 MAJ KAN 12 24 21 4 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .804
2009 25 AAA OMA 131 555 441 83 111 45 27 1 17 57 0 1 102 85 1 7 4 .252 .392 .433 .825
2010 26 AAA OMA 94 416 323 67 104 41 16 1 24 78 2 0 88 69 1 3 1 .322 .465 .601 1.066
2010 26 MAJ KAN 52 206 180 22 39 15 6 1 8 25 0 1 24 39 1 1 0 .217 .307 .394 .702
2011 27 AAA OMA 95 388 323 43 88 30 19 0 11 65 1 1 57 81 0 6 2 .272 .379 .433 .812
2011 27 MAJ KC 23 96 82 6 16 6 4 0 2 6 0 0 12 26 1 1 0 .195 .295 .317 .612
2012 28 AAA SAC 66 305 254 44 65 31 16 0 15 52 1 1 44 60 0 4 3 .256 .367 .496 .863
2012 28 MAJ OAK 39 139 128 13 30 13 9 0 4 14 1 0 10 28 0 0 1 .234 .295 .398 .693
2013 29 AAA REN 53 235 192 38 60 26 9 1 16 50 0 1 38 41 0 3 2 .313 .426 .620 1.046
3-Year Averages     31 116 105 9 23 9 6 0 3 10 0 0 11 27 0 0 0 .219 .293 .362 .655
Career  (View All)     126 465 411 45 91 35 19 1 15 46 1 1 49 95 2 2 1 .221 .305 .382 .687

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Kila Ka'aihue: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 22 12
2011 19 4
2010 34 15

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Kila Ka'aihue Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012372141.297.459.793

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201291113100.209.374.654

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012608380.267.483.774

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012685161.206.324.622
Kila Ka'aihue Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 A BUR 471 390 13.6% 20.8% 0.65 75% .292 .185
2005 21 A HIG 590 493 16.4% 16.4% 1.00 80% .346 .193
2006 22 AA WIC 395 327 12.4% 18.5% 0.67 78% .242 .101
2007 23 A WIL 242 207 14.5% 15.7% 0.92 82% .269 .169
2007 23 AA WIC 288 244 14.2% 13.9% 1.03 84% .250 .201
2008 24 AA NWA 376 287 21.3% 10.9% 1.95 86% .291 .310
2008 24 AAA OMA 139 114 17.3% 18.7% 0.92 77% .325 .324
2008 24 MAJ KAN 24 21 12.5% 8.3% 1.50 90% .278 .143
2009 25 AAA OMA 555 441 18.4% 15.3% 1.20 81% .277 .181
2010 26 AAA OMA 416 323 21.2% 16.6% 1.28 79% .348 .279
2010 26 MAJ KAN 206 180 11.7% 18.9% 0.62 78% .233 .177
2011 27 AAA OMA 388 323 14.7% 20.9% 0.70 75% .333 .161
2011 27 MAJ KC 96 82 12.5% 27.1% 0.46 68% .259 .122
2012 28 AAA SAC 305 254 14.4% 19.7% 0.73 76% .279 .240
2012 28 MAJ OAK 139 128 7.2% 20.1% 0.36 78% .271 .164
2013 29 AAA REN 235 192 16.2% 17.4% 0.93 79% .326 .307
3-Year Averages     116 105 9.5% 23.3% 0.41 74% .267 .143
Career     465 411 10.5% 20.4% 0.52 77% .252 .161

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Kila Ka'aihue: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ka'aihue was released by the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

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Ka'aihue went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and a home run in Sunday's 8-4 win over Triple-A Tacoma.

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Ka'aihue continued his stellar play for Triple-A Reno on Friday, going 3-for-4 with with two home runs, two runs scored and five RBI.

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Ka'aihue agreed to a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Baseball America reports.

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Ka'aihue cleared waivers Saturday and was assigned to Triple-A Sacramento, the A's official Twitter feed reports.

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Ka'aihue was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Wednesday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Ka’aihue was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and a home run in a 12-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday.

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The A's intend to go with Ka'aihue as the everyday starter at first base for the foreseeable future, the team's web site reports.

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Ka'aihue is starting at first base Saturday after Daric Barton was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Ka'aihue is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins, the Athletics' official Twitter page reports.

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2014

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2012

Ka'aihue was designated for assignment by the Royals this winter, traded to the A's a few days later, on the heels of a season spent largely at Triple-A Omaha after a brief stint as the starting first baseman in Kansas City to start the year. His third stint at Omaha was a step back from his 2010 season, and his contact rate dropped for the second straight season. Ka'aihue will enter spring training in competition at first base with Daric Barton and Brandon Allen, but he's 28 and his time to lock up a big league job is running out.

2011

Ka'aihue's usage in 2010 was strange to say the least. An accomplished minor league hitter, Ka'aihue wasn't utilized much by the Royals and spent plenty of time both on the Royals' bench and with their Triple-A affiliate. He figures to see more time this year at first with Billy Butler slotting in more frequently as the designated hitter. Ka'aihue sports nearly a career .400 OBP in more than 4,000 minor league at-bats, so he certainly has earned the chance to show what he's made of at the next level. If he finally gets an opportunity, Ka'aihue could be a nice cheap source of power in deeper formats.

2010

Kaaihue regressed in both batting average and home runs this past season at Triple-A, finishing with a disappointing .252/.392/.433 line. As a member of the Royals' 40-man roster, his path to big league at-bats may be clearer with Mike Jacobs out of the picture, but his regression at Triple-A will likely force Kaaihue to prove himself soon. Kaaihue's strength makes him a power threat, however, his bat is on the slowish side and that has a tendency to impact his overall contact. At best, he will be in a reserve role for the Royals in 2010 if he sticks at all. Long term, his ability to draw walks (102:85 BB:K, 441 at-bats) may not be enough to give him an everyday spot if the power has truly dried up.

2009

Kaaihue came from virtually nowhere to slug 37 home runs between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha in 2008, and was not phased when he changed levels. He showed great plate discipline during this breakout (104 walks to 67 strikeouts in 401 at-bats), but was still a little slow around the bases. His minor league performance earned him a September callup, but he sat on the bench the whole time. It looks like the team wants him to get a little bit more experience, maybe even a year at Triple-A, and the club’s current glut of first basemen should make that possible.

2006

Kaaihue enjoyed the hitter-friendly California League in 2005, finishing with career highs in home runs, average and almost every other category. His OPS was .925 after averaging .763 over his first three seasons. The positive indicators - 97 walks and a .428 OBP - can't be thrown out as aberrations from a hitter's league. With similar success in 2006, he will have everyone Googling Kilakila Kaaihue.