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Kyle Higashioka

Kyle Higashioka


Age: 30Bats: RThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #340
Best / Worst #279 / #362
ADP #447




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Kyle Higashioka goes yard in Game 1 win over the Rays

Kyle Higashioka went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and one walk in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact

Higashioka took Blake Snell deep in the fifth inning to tie the game 3-3. It was one of four homers hit by the Yankees in Monday's win. Higashioka is hitting .333 (3-for-9) with one home run and two runs scored during the postseason.

Brad Camara20 weeks ago
Kyle Higashioka to start Game One Tuesday

Kyle Higashioka has carved out a role for himself as Gerrit Cole's personal catcher. He will get the nod behind the plate in Game One, which means Gary Sanchez will likely ride the pine with Giancarlo Stanton DHing and Clint Frazier in left field.

Fantasy Impact

Higashioka gets the pleasure of facing off against Shane Bieber in his first ever playoff start. He was a superior hitter to Gary Sanchez in the regular season but the Yankees will likely turn back to Sanchez for Game Two. Higashioka is not a recommended DFS play.

Lucas Babits-Feinerman21 weeks ago
Kyle Higashioka hits three homers in win on Wednesday

Kyle Higashioka went 3-for-4 with three home runs, five RBI and three runs scored Wednesday in the win against the Blue Jays by a 13-2 score.

Fantasy Impact

Higashioka had a career night as he had just seven home runs over 67 career games going into Wednesday. The 30-year-old catcher won't have another game like this but could see more at-bats with Gary Sanchez struggling and could be worth adding in AL-only formats.

John Aubin23 weeks ago
Kyle Higashioka hits a two-run homer on Friday

Kyle Higashioka went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during a 6-0 win over the Orioles in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact

Higashioka sat in the second game of the doubleheader as he remains in a backup role to Gary Sanchez. The 30-year-old catcher is now hitting .207 with one home run and two RBI over nine games this season.

John Aubin24 weeks ago
Kyle Higashioka sits with necks soreness

Manager Aaron Boone said Kyle Higashioka sat out Tuesday's intrasquad game due to "some slight neck soreness," Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Fantasy Impact

Higashioka apparently picked up the injury while catching during Monday's intrasquad action. The injury does not sound serious and expect the veteran catcher to be back behind the plate in a couple of days. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

John Aubin33 weeks ago
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