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Scouting Yankees Prospect #26:Kyle Higashioka

The Yankees drafted catcher Kyle Higashioka in the seventh round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Edison High School in California. Already a plus defensive catcher who is big league ready on that side of the ball, his lackluster offensive numbers to date help disguise what is a pretty good offensive player too.

Vital Statistics: Name: Kyle Higashioka Position: Catcher DOB: April 20, 1990 Height: 6'1" Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right He hit just .225 for the Charleston RiverDogs last year despite having one of the better offensive approaches around, prompting nearly everyone who watched him in 2010 to call him one of the unluckiest players they've ever seen. "Playing in any other park he...