Higashioka returns to MLB Youth Academy

When Kyle Higashioka earned his call-up with the Yankees last April, he became the latest MLB Youth Academy alumni to break through to the big leagues.
January 18, 2018

DotF: Higashioka swats two home runs in latest rehab game

Triple-A Scranton‘s game was suspended due to rain in the middle of the fifth inning. They’re going to finish it tomorrow. Here’s the box score if you can’t wait that long. Double-A Trenton is still playing. They’re in extra innings. Here’s the box score. I’ll update this post as long as the game goes final reasonably soon. High-A Tampa (8-2 win over Florida) SS Hoy Jun Park: 0...
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August 15, 2017

WATCH: Kyle Higashioka on Wednesday's double debut

Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka discusses his first MLB start and Jordan Montgomery's MLB debut in the Yankees; 8-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

'Sweet': Yankees' 10-year minor leaguer explains 1st MLB taste

Kyle Higashioka's long road finally reached the majors on Monday Watch video NEW YORK -- It started to get real for Kyle Higashioka near the end. Then it finally happened in the Yankees' 8-1 win over the Rays on Monday. "Incredible," he said. "I don't think in my wildest dreams I could have imagined debuting at Yankee Stadium...
April 11, 2017

New York Yankees: What can Kyle Higashioka bring to the team?

There is little doubt that the biceps strain that Gary Sanchez suffered on Saturday will hurt the New York Yankees.  Dan Szymborski’s projection system, ZiPS, called for the catcher to be worth four wins above replacement, easily representing the best mark among the team’s position players.  Although Sanchez struggled in his first five games of the season, big things were expected...
April 09, 2017  |  Discuss

After 9 years, Higashioka earns 1st callup

Kyle Higashioka had just started pushing Italian food around a plate at a Buffalo, N.Y., restaurant on Saturday evening when he received the phone call that he has been waiting nine Minor League seasons to get.
April 09, 2017

WATCH: Yankees call up Kyle Higashioka

Yankees call up catcher Kyle Higashioka.
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April 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Kyle Higashioka is increasing his value

The New York Yankees have rebuilt their farm system, making them an intriguing team to watch during spring training. Fans have flocked to George Steinbrenner Field and to their televisions to catch a glimpse of Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier, but have overlooked one Kyle Higashioka. The catcher was selected in the 7th round (No. 230 overall) by the Yankees...
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March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Late-blooming Kyle Higashioka gives Yankees extra layer of catching depth

By and large, this has been a really excellent season for the Yankees in the minors. They imported several high-end prospects at the trade deadline, and the top prospects they already had have performed well. The only major negatives are Jorge Mateo‘s suspension/slump and James Kaprielian‘s injury. In the grand scheme of things, that’s not too bad. Among the best feel good stories...
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August 10, 2016

FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen’s Fortnightly Program

Episode 672 Lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen is the guest on this edition of the pod, during which he provides scouting reports on prospects — like Philadelphia’s Dylan Cozens and Minnesota’s Zack Granite and the Yankees’ Kyle Higashioka — acquitted well by the most recent iteration of Chris Mitchell’s KATOH projection system; discusses a pair of notable 2017 draft prospects...
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August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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