Yankees should be confident in Higashioka

NEW YORK, NY — MAY 03: Catcher Kyle Higashioka #38 and closer Aroldis Chapman #54 of the New York Yankees congratulate each other after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 8–6 in a game at Yankee Stadium on May 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Players sorted by barrels per batted ball event rate in 2021 (minimum of 100 plate appearances). Kyle Higashioka (28) ranked 0.1% below Giancarlo Stanton (27) and 0.5% higher than Vladimir Guerrero Jr (30). (Screenshot from Baseball Savant)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS — MAY 19: Corey Kluber #28 of the New York Yankees celebrates a no-hitter with Luke Voit #59 and Kyle Higashioka #66 against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Baseball writer, sometimes dip into other sports. Major advanced stats nerd. ASU Cronkite ‘23. @JordanLeandre55 on Twitter

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Baseball writer, sometimes dip into other sports. Major advanced stats nerd. ASU Cronkite ‘23. @JordanLeandre55 on Twitter

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