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