Keston Hiura Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 22 (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 6 24 2 6 1 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .333 .375 4 30 .333 25/31/44 0 0
Career 1yr 6 24 2 6 1 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .333 .375 4 30 .333 n/a
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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

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

Spring training stats on the Ides of March:

.185/.290/.444 in 27 AB

3 BB, 7 SO

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

BA's top prospect on the Braves.

SCOUTING REPORT: Hiura has a compact, powerful stroke with tremendous bat speed and the hand-eye coordination to barrel up pitches consistently. With so few moving parts in his swing, he should be able to avoid long droughts. Though not a power hitter per se, he has explosive hands and enough pop to project to be above-average in that department, with an approach of hitting to all fields. Hiura projects to hit for a high average with good power for the position. Though not a threat to steal bases, he is an average runner and shows good instincts and awareness on the basepaths and has shown the ability to take a bag when opponents aren’t paying attention. Hiura merely will have to hold his own in the field, where he has shown improvement since turning pro, with decent footwork and range. His calling card is his bat, and it’s a good one.

I can't say I saw the "explosive hands" in Arizona but I saw enough to be impressed. Tim not so much. (In the archive.)

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '18