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Kodey Shojinaga

Position INF/C
B/T R/R
Class Fr.
Height 5-10
Weight 195
Hometown Honolulu, Hawaii
High School Mid-Pacific Institute

 

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

  • Hits: 4 [t-14th], 10 times
  • Doubles: 2 [t-10th], Pacific, Apr 12, 2024 ; TCU, Mar 09, 2024
  • Home runs: 2 [t-1st], vs Illinois-Chicago, Feb 16, 2024
  • Total bases: 11 [t-2nd], vs Illinois-Chicago, Feb 16, 2024
  • RBI: 6 [t-7th], Pacific, Apr 14, 2024
  • Runs scored: 4 [t-4th], Baylor, Apr 01, 2023
  • Walks: 2, 4 times
  • Hit by pitch: 1, 4 times
  • Struck out: 4 [t-2nd], at Texas Tech, May 19, 2023
  • Sac flies: 1 [t-16th], 4 times
  • Sac bunts: 1 [t-40th], at Charleston Southern, Mar 14, 2023
  • At bats: 6 [t-21st], 6 times
  • Field chances: 15 [t-26th], TCU, Mar 09, 2024
  • Putouts: 13, TCU, Mar 09, 2024
  • Assists: 5, Kansas State, Apr 16, 2023 ; Air Force, Apr 18, 2023 ; Oakland, Feb 26, 2023

SOPHOMORE – 2024

  • Big 12 Co-Player of the Week (Feb. 19)
  • Preseason All-Big 12 Team
  • No. 17 MLB Draft prospect for 2024 in the Big 12 by Perfect Game
  • No. 19 MLB Draft prospect for 2024 in the Big 12 by D1Baseball
  • No. 12 second basemen for 2024 by D1Baseball

FRESHMAN – 2023

  • USA Baseball Collegiate National Team training camp invitee
  • Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball Newspaper)
  • Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year
  • All-Big 12 Second Team infield
  • Big 12 All-Freshman Team (unanimous selection)
  • Appeared in 53 games (46 starts; 44 at second base, 2 at third base)
  • Overall: .378/.421/.526 (74-for-196), 11 2B, 6 HR, 32 RBI, 41 R, 16 BB
  • Conference: .418/.462/.500 (41-for-98), 8 2B, 10 RBI, 20 R, 8 BB in 24 games (23 starts)
  • Set a Kansas freshman record with a .378 batting average
  • Posted a .418 batting average and 41 hits in conference games (both a league best)
  • Led the team in batting average (.378), hits (74), multi-hit games (20), on-base percentage (.421) and OPS (.947)
  • Team-high 18-game hitting streak from 4/16-5/18/23; hit .418/.473/.519 (33-for-79), 5 2B, HR, 9 RBI, 21 R, 10 BB during the stretch
  • Hit safely in 32 of his final 35 games; slashed .397/.443/.523 (60-for-151), 10 2B, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 34 R, 14 BB during the stretch; raised his season batting average from .311 to .378
  • 11-game hitting streak from 3/29-4/14/23
  • Homered in back-to-back games vs. Texas Southern 4/11-4/12/23
  • Hit .643 (9-for-14) with 3 2B, 5 RBI and 5 R in 3 games against Baylor
  • Back-to-back career-high 4-hit games 3/31-4/1/23 vs. Baylor
  • First career home run in first career start vs. Valparaiso 2/19/23
  • Recruited as a catcher and converted to an infielder

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Played four years of baseball at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Named All-State First Team as a senior in 2022
  • Named ILH First Team as a senior in 2022
  • Ranked the No. 3 catcher and No. 15 overall prospect in the state of Hawaii by Perfect Game in 2022
  • Selected to the academic honor roll (2018-22) and President’s List (2021-22)
  • Played club ball for Hawaii Elite

PERSONAL

  • Son of Kevin and Judy Shojinaga
  • Has one younger sister, Kaiya, and one younger brother, Kyler
  • Committed to Kansas in November 2021
  • Picked Kansas over Hawaii
  • Chose Kansas because, “The level of competition in the Big 12 and being able to move away from home. It’s where the heart desired to be.”
  • Plans to go into real estate after baseball
  • Majoring in sport management