Kyle Higashioka, Catcher, New York Yankees, #38


Date of Birth: 4/20/1990
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California
Current Salary: $514,448

Kyle Higashioka, catcher for the New York Yankees, was drafted by the Yankees in 2008. He played in the Yankees' minor league system from 2008 through 2012. He missed most of the 2013 and 2014 seasons due to Tommy John surgery and a broken thumb. He played in just seven games in 2013 and 17 games in 2014.

Batting statistics for Higashioka as a minor league player from 2008 through 2016 include:

  • 513 games played
  • 434 hits
  • 101 doubles
  • 237 RBIs
  • 328 strikeouts to 161 walks
  • .242 batting average

Fielding statistics for Higashioka as a catcher in the minor leagues from 2008 through 2016 include:

  • 427 games played
  • 320 assists
  • 3,384 putouts
  • 38 errors
  • .302 caught stealing percentage
  • .990 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Kyle Higashioka
MiLB - Kyle Higashioka