Micah Kilakila Ka'aihue (KEY-luh Kuh-eye-HOO-a)...Is a 2002 graduate of Iolani High School in Honolulu, Hawaii...Father, Kala, spent 11 seasons in Pirates, Cardinals, Padres and White Sox organizations...brother, Kala Jr., played 7 Minor League seasons from 2005-11...sister, Elizabeth, was a First-Team All-WAC volleyball player at the University of Hawaii...Signed by Eric Tokunaga...Is 1 of 31 Hawaiian-born players to reach the Majors
Played in 88 games in his second season with Hiroshima of Nippon Professional Baseball...Hit .257 with 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 40 RBI and 25 runs scored while posting a .355 OBP and a .417 slugging percentage.
Began the season with ARI as a non-roster invitee to MLB Spring Training...Reported to Triple-A Reno, where he hit .313 with nine doubles, one triple, 16 home runs, 50 RBI and 53 runs scored in 53 games before being granted his release in mid-June...Signed immediately with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball and hit 14 home runs while posting a .362 OBP and a .478 SLG in 66 games.
Split the season between Oakland and Triple-A Sacramento, hitting .234 (30-for-128)with 4 home runs and 14
RBI in 39 games with the A's...also appeared in 66 games
with the River Cats and batted .256 (65-for-254) with 15
homers and 52 RBI...Began the season with the A's and made 21 starts at first
base...was designated for assignment on June 6...Signed by the D-backs as a Minor League free agent on
Was on the Royals Opening Day roster and batted .195 with two home runs and six RBI in 23 games
before he was optioned to Triple-A Omaha May 5...spent the balance of the season with the Storm
Chasers, hitting .272 with 11 home runs and 65 RBI in 95 games...with the Royals, struck out 26 times
in 23 games...hit .220 (13-for-59) with both of his home runs off right-handed pitchers...went 3-for-23
(.130) with three doubles and four of his six RBI against left-handers...his average dropped to .167 with
runners in scoring position...is a .160 (12 for 75) career hitter with RISP...batted .122 against a pitcher
the first time he saw him in a game, .217 the second time and .333 the third time...started 19 games
at first base...also went 4-for-14 (.286) in four games at designated hitter...went 2-for-4 with a home
run in the second game of the season April 1 against Los Angeles...then went 6-for-46 (.130) over his
next 13 games through April 19...was hitting .276 (8-for-29) over his final eight games before he was
optioned to Omaha May 5.
OMAHA: Finished second on the Storm Chasers with 57 walks for a .379 on-base percentage...hit .348
(32-for-92) against left-handed pitching, compared to .242 (56-for-231) against right-handers...batted
.224 with the bases empty, .327 with runners on...including .337 with runners in scoring position...
was 5-for-12 (.417) with a grand slam and 16 RBI with the bases loaded...hit eight of his 11 home runs
on the road...eight came with runners on base and six came in the eighth inning or later...appeared in
43 games at first base...also batted .277 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 51 games at designated
hitter...was 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and three RBI as a pinch-hitter...saw his most action (50
games) batting fifth...also hit .340 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 14 games batting clean-up...hit
.225 over his first 14 games...then went 3-for-5 with three RBI May 27 at Memphis, his first of three
three-hit games...hit safely in seven consecutive games from May 27 to June 2 (12 for 28, .429) to lift
his average over .300 (.309)...finished May with a .300 batting average but did not homer...then hit .319
with six home runs and 22 RBI in June...homered in back-to-back games June 5-6, June 19-20 and June
28 and 30...had a season-best nine-game hitting streak from June 18-25...went 14-for-34 (.412) with
eight runs, four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI during the streak...had three-hit games June 19
at Round Rock and June 21 at Nashville and drove in four runs in the game against Round Rock...had
back-to-back four RBI games June 28 against Memphis and June 30 against Albuquerque...connected
for his only grand slam of the season on the 28th, a walk-off shot in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-2
win...was batting .302 as late as July 5 but that would be his last day over .300, as he went 12-for-58
(.207) over his next 17 games...homered four times over a nine-game span from July 31 to Aug. 15...
batted .214 (6 for 28) with two home runs and eight RBI in seven postseason games for the Pacific Coast
League Champion Storm Chasers.
Kila opened the season with Omaha (AAA) and was a PCL All-Star and Royals' Omaha Player of the Year...he
ranked among the top 10 in the league in multiple categories, including first in walks and on-base percentage, at
the time of his promotion on August 1...did see some brief action at the Major League level in May after being
recalled on May 5...optioned on May 16...Recorded his first career 2-home run game on September 28 vs. Minnesota...also hit his fi rst Major League triple
in the contest, driving in 4 and scoring a career-high 4 runs...Hit his fi rst home run of the season on August 24 in Detroit...from that point on, slugged .513 the remainder of the
Spent the entire season at Omaha (AAA)...His 102 walks tied for the Pacifi c Coast League lead and was tied for second-most in the entire minor
leagues...Enters 2010 rated by Baseball America as having the Best Strike-Zone Discipline in Royals system.
Named the 2008 George Brett Award winner as the organization's top hitter...Had a breakthrough offensive season with the Royals organization...named the Northwest Arkansas and Texas
League Player of the Year, Kila began his season at KC's Class AA affi liate and hit .314 (90-for-287) with a leagueleading
26 home runs and 79 RBI in 91 games...despite playing at Omaha in August, fi nished tied for the Texas
League-lead in homers, while leading the league in on-base pct. (.463) and slugging pct. (.624)...Finished tied for fourth in the entire minor leagues with 37 home runs, led the minors with 104 walks, was fi fth
with a .628 slugging pct. and .456 on-base pct...Promoted to Omaha on July 30 and hit .316 (36-for-114) with 11 home runs and 21 RBI in 33 games...Had his contract purchased by the Royals on September 2...he made his fi rst ML start September 5 and singled
in his third at bat off Tom Mastny for his fi rst Major League hit...collected his first Major League home run on
September 20 vs. Chicago, a solo shot, off Gavin Floyd
Finished second among all Royals farmhands in home runs and RBI in 2007...named by Baseball America as having the Best Strike-Zone Discipline among Royals prospects entering the
Spent the entire season at Double-A Wichita, hitting .199 with six home runs and 45 RBI in 103
games...tied for the Texas League lead in sacrifice flies (10)...hit .302 against left-handed pitching, .179
with all six of his home runs against right-handers...was 5 for 9 (.556) with the bases loaded...went homerless over his first 76 games...then hit six home runs over his final 27 contests...began the season
on the disabled list with a sprained left knee...was reinstated April 13...went 4-for-24 (.167) with seven
walks in eight postseason games.
Batted .304 with 20 home runs and 90 RBI in 132 games with Single-A High Desert...added 97
walks for a .428 on-base percentage...tied for fourth in all of minor league baseball in walks...led the
California League in walks and on-base percentage...hit .366 against left-handed pitchers, .281 against
right-handers...batted .426 during the day...topped CL first baseman in total chances (1334), putouts
(1220), errors (19) and double plays (136)...was named to the California League Midseason All-Star
team...reached base safely via hit or walk in 37 consecutive games from May 3 to June 11...had a 15-
game hitting streak from May 15-30 (26-for-62, .419)...went 4-for-5 with three doubles and six RBI
against Inland Empire Aug. 8...homered twice against Lake Elsinore Aug. 29...was 5-for-14 (.357) with
a home run and four RBI in three postseason games.
Hit .246 with 15 home runs and 62 RBI in 125 games with Burlington...added 64 walks for a
.361 on-base percentage...had a season-high six RBI against Dayton May 21...was named Midwest
League Batter of the Week, Aug. 9-15 after going 7-for-20 (.350) with a double, four home runs and 12
RBI...had two home runs and five RBI at Kane County Aug. 15...went 4-for-5 with three doubles and
four RBI at Beloit Sept. 2.
Hit .238 in his first full season at Burlington...added 11 home runs and 63 RBI...walked 67
times for a .355 on-base percentage...homered twice at Beloit July 11 and hit seven of his 11 home runs
over a 27-game span from July 1 to Aug. 18.
Made his professional debut with the Royals' affiliate in the Gulf Coast Rookie League, hitting
.259 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 43 games...added 26 walks for a .381 on-base percentage...hit his first professional home run against the Tigers July 19.