Kyle Higashioka

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 2 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 1 mos
Position(s) C  
Ht/Wt 6-1, 190 lb
School  Edison
Hometown  Huntington Beach, CA USA
Summer Team  Quakes Baseball Academy
Fall Team  Angels Elite/Royals Scout Team
MLB Debut 
Yankees Apr 10, 2017
MLB Draft 
Round 7 by Yankees in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 California - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - C
1.9 pops, good receiver, can hit, good all summer and WWBA
CA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - C

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
Kyle Higashioka is a 2008 C with a 6'1'', 190 lb. frame from Huntington Beach, CA who attends Edison HS. He has a big, thick strong build and is physically mature. Higshioka is a high energy catcher who does everything well behind the plate. He threw 76 mph during drills with a best pop time of 1.98, but was 1.93 between innings and 1.91 during games. He has a quick transfer and quick hands receiving the ball. Offensively, Higashioka is a see ball, attack ball type of hitter who is very aggressive at the plate. He has a simple approach at the plate, opens quickly and puts a consistent hard swing on the ball. He shows pull power with some lift in his swing and has very nice bat speed. He's going to need to work on balance issues and will be susceptible to pitchers who can change speeds, but Higashioka looks like an offensive threat at a premium position who pitchers will respect. He plays very hard and has lots of fun on the field. Higashioka is also an excellent student who has a verbal commitment to UC Berkeley.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.23 sec
62.84% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
C 76 mph
72.27% Rank
best 87  avg 73
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 87  avg 73
 (2008 class)
Pop 1.98 sec
67.03% Rank
best 1.74  avg 2.04
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 1.73  avg 2.07
 (2008 class)
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