Kyle Higashioka
Kyle Higashioka
28-Year-Old CatcherC
New York Yankees
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kyle Higashioka in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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Left off ALDS roster
CNew York Yankees
October 4, 2018
Higashioka isn't included on the 25-man roster for the ALDS against the Red Sox, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Higashioka was an active member of the team for the AL Wild Card Game, but he won't take the field for the Yankees' upcoming series. He's yet to receive any playing time in the 2018 postseason.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+86%
OPS vs LHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .479 32 4 2 4 0 .129 .156 .323
Since 2016vs Right .459 67 4 1 2 0 .136 .239 .220
2018vs Left .560 25 2 2 4 0 .160 .160 .400
2018vs Right .554 54 4 1 2 0 .170 .278 .277
2017vs Left .143 7 2 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000
2017vs Right .077 13 0 0 0 0 .000 .077 .000
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+52%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+94%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .545 59 6 3 6 0 .135 .237 .308
Since 2016Away .359 40 2 0 0 0 .132 .175 .184
2018Home .737 41 4 3 6 0 .194 .293 .444
2018Away .379 38 2 0 0 0 .139 .184 .194
2017Home .111 18 2 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000
2017Away .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Kyle Higashioka compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
7.6%
 
K Rate
20.3%
 
BABIP
.170
 
ISO
.153
 
AVG
.167
 
OBP
.241
 
SLG
.319
 
OPS
.560
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
2016 served as a breakout campaign of sorts in the minor league ranks for the 26-year-old Higashioka. The catcher was limited to a total of 24 games between 2013 and 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and he was slow to shake off the rust after that, but he found his stroke to the tune of 21 home runs, 81 RBI and a combined .276/.337/.511 slash line across both Double-A and Triple-A this year. Though he's always projected as a good power hitter, it's difficult to determine how much stock should be put into his 2016 season, as he floundered at the lower levels of the minors in the early parts of his career. Additionally, a sudden and sustained emergence like this is uncommon for someone who will turn 27 in the first month of the 2017 season. Higashioka was added to the 40-man roster for Rule 5 protection, and will compete with Austin Romine for the honor of backing up Gary Sanchez.
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To serve as backup catcher
CNew York Yankees
July 24, 2018
Higashioka was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
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Heads back to minors
CNew York Yankees
July 19, 2018
Higashioka was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.
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Back in bench role
CNew York Yankees
July 8, 2018
Higashioka is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
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Homers again in win over Braves
CNew York Yankees
July 4, 2018
Higashioka went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Braves.
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Earns fourth straight start
CNew York Yankees
July 4, 2018
Higashioka will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday against the Braves.
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