Keston Hiura Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 23 (August 2, 1996) | 5' 11" | 190lbs. | Bats: Right Minors: 2b-79 dh-42 ph-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIL A+ 2018 50 206 38 66 14 47 16 3 7 23 4 6 .320 .382 .529 6 21 .386 n/a
MIL AA 2018 73 279 36 76 22 56 18 2 6 20 11 5 .272 .339 .416 7 18 .323 n/a
MIL NL 2019 61 231 37 71 20 80 16 2 14 35 8 3 .307 .377 .576 8 31 .416 36/24/40 17 15
Career 1yr 61 231 37 71 20 80 16 2 14 35 8 3 .307 .377 .576 8 31 .416 n/a
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Back in the Show (with Travis Shaw sent to AAA). Should be the regular.

mike fenger mike
Jun 28

I did some digging last weekend and here's what I found. "Triple-A baseball has switched to the MLB baseball this season and we're
seeing a power explosion. Here are some statistics to back that up. In
the PCL in 2018, 19 players hit 20 or more homers. 16 players drove in
70 or more runs. In 2019, 36 players are on pace for 20 or more homers.
32 players are on pace to drive in 70 or more runs. There are currently
only six qualifying SP in the PCL with an ERA under four. It sort of
makes that 1.74 ERA that Zac Gallen owns even more impressive. In the
International League in 2018, 5 players hit 20 or more homers. 7 players
drove in 70 or more runs. In 2019, 24 players are on pace for 20 or
more homers. 17 are on pace to drive in 70 or more runs. Yes, it's
definitely time to look at the Triple-A production in a very different
light!"

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jun 15

This year every team in both Triple-A leagues is a hitter's park because they are using the MLB baseball. In Double-A, using the old minor league baseball, homers are actually down -- or they were in the first month (not sure if they still are).

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 15

While San Antonio was Pades' AA club, my understanding is that it was NOT a hitter's park ... 

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 15

BA today:

Keston Hiura, 2B, Brewers. Hiura drove in five RBIs for Triple-A San Antonio. The infielder blasted a solo home run, followed by a grand slam in the second inning. It was Hiura‚Äôs third multi-homer game of the season. The Brewers' top prospect hit five homers in 17 big league games -- albeit striking out 23 times -- before being optioned to Triple-A on June 3rd to make room for Travis Shaw. Hiura's line in eight games since returning to Triple-A: .324/.361/.735 with four homers. That'll do.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 14

Most leagues like that have a 140 AB threshold ... he'll be back up by the end of the year, and likely he'll easily rack up that extra 100 ABs.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 3

Optioned to AAA.

Normally, I'd be outraged. But I just so happen to play in a league where the clock doesn't start on the minor league player until you bring him up or he's no longer a rookie.

Seeing what happened with Carter Kieboom, and quite frankly not needing him (Wong, Cesar, Iglesias in my middle, A Russell on bench), I opted to leave him on my bench to see what happens rather than make him active.

Now it's possible that I gain an extra year with him. As an added bonus, if he retains his farm status this season, I can keep him and he won't count against my auction money even if he's on the opening day roster next season.

How does the arbitration clock fit into all this? I'm sure that's a consideration. Also the fact that his glittery numbers come with a huge amount of strikeouts.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Jun 3

Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Brewers are calling up prospect second baseman Keston Hiura.

Get excited, Brewers fans. It didn't look like there was going to be a spot for Hiura in the Brewers' lineup at the start of the year, but Travis Shaw's ongoing struggles have changed the timeline. Hiura, 22, was mashing in Triple-A this year with a .333/.408/.698 batting line and 11 homers over 37 games. There's been questions about his defense, but there's no doubt that he can hit. He's worth an immediate pickup in mixed fantasy leagues on upside alone.


Frank Smith Pancho
May 14

Shaw traditionally hits righties far better than he hits lefties ... by 130 OPS points.  Fortunately for the Brewers, they have Hernan Perez, who plays a much better defense than Shaw and career wise has a decent .745 OPS against lefties.

Which gives them some slack to play the platoon for another month while they see if Shaw heats up, and not go starting Hiura's arb clock.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 6

Hit HRs #9 and #10 yesterday, and is hitting .327 on the season.

In a totally unrelated note, Travis Shaw went 0-7 yesterday, and is hitting .177

Keith Prosseda andypro
May 5