Kyle Higashioka

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 0 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 1 mos
Position(s) C  
Ht/Wt 6-1, 190 lb
B/T R/R
School  Edison
Hometown  Huntington Beach, CA USA
Summer Team  Quakes Baseball Academy
Fall Team  Angels Elite/Royals Scout Team
MLB Debut 
Yankees  4/10/17
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
Overall
344
Position - C
NA
1.9 pops, good receiver, can hit, good all summer and WWBA
CA State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
NA
Position - C
NA
GPA
4.3
SAT
1870
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
California 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9.5
6/15/2007
Latest Showcase Report
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.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.23 sec
6/15/2007
62.84% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
C 76 mph
6/15/2007
72.27% Rank
best 87  avg 73
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 87  avg 73
 (2008 class)
Pop 1.98 sec
6/15/2007
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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