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Scouting Yanks Prospect #21: Kyle Higashioka

The Yankees drafted catcher Kyle Higashioka in the seventh round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Edison High School in California. Signability concerns caused him to slip in the draft that year and he has now quickly developed into one of the better all-around catchers in the organization.

Vital Statistics: Name: Kyle Higashioka Position: Catcher DOB: April 20, 1990 Height: 6'1" Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right He hit just .253 with a pair of home runs for the Staten Island Yankees in 2009, but he proved to be very clutch despite being one of the youngest position players in the league and his defensive game was widely regarded as very advanced. "I think it went pretty...

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