Saturday, September 3, 2016

Weekly Prospects Check In: Kyle Higashioka

The Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders have punched their ticket to the postseason and much of that has to do with the catching of Kyle Higashioka. As September call ups are now a thing in Major League Baseball these weekly check in posts will shift to players representing the Yankees and their minor league affiliates in the postseason. That begins today with Higashioka, a minor league free agent at the end of the season and a Rule 5 Draft eligible player for New York. Oh and a pretty damn good catcher and late bloomer who has finally found his stroke in professional baseball.

Let’s see what Higashioka has been up to this season statistically. FYI Higashioka leads the team currently in home runs. I say currently because obviously Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin had more but both are in the Bronx fighting for a playoff spot of their own. If you look at Higashioka a few years back you would have never guessed he would lead an affiliate in anything, let alone home runs.

This is a great story. Enjoy. 


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