Posted by: portersprospectreport | September 8, 2008

Recent MLB Callup #6—Kila Ka’aihue

KK more apt to BB

KK more apt to BB


Kila Ka’aihue

What a season it’s been for this guy!  Ka’aihue decimated AA and AAA pitching, hitting .314 with 37 HR and 100 RBI.  Even more impressive were the 104 BB/67 K’s.  Ka’aihue has always controlled the strike zone well and has hit for power, but the nearly 70 point jump in batting average was unexpected.  Thusfar with K.C., Ka’aihue has started one game where he went 1-4 with a run scored.  Kila was added to the 40 man roster not only to assess his skills, but also to protect him from being eligible for the Rule 5 draft. 

Ka’aihue is slated to join the Arizona Fall League where he can continue to prove his worthiness of the 1B position for Kansas City next season.  With only Ryan Shealy and Ross Gload offering competition at 1B, Ka’aihue stands a great shot of earning the starting nod with a solid fall and spring.  Kila’s cards are pretty hot right now and a more valuable sell than buy.  I think he will be a solid MLB player, but I am not quite ready to believe that he will replicate that at the pro level.



  1. one of the nicest guys you will ever meet

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