Keston Hiura
Keston Hiura
22-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Milwaukee Brewers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
One of the best hitters in the minors, Hiura was challenged (by his standards) for the first time at Double-A, but closed out the year strong, being named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League. He hit .323/.371/.563 with five homers and a 28:6 K:BB in 96 at-bats in the AFL, where he was sent to get more reps at second base, as an elbow injury limited him to DH duty early in his pro career. A side effect of his offensive exploits in the AFL may be that he needs less time at Triple-A before the Brewers summon their top prospect to the majors. He will need to force the issue, but if he appears to have mastered Pacific Coast League pitching, he could get the call early this summer. Hiura should hit for a high average -- he is a career .313 hitter in 165 minor-league games. He is aggressive at the plate, but regularly barrels balls to all fields, so that approach should work for him. Hiura may develop 25-homer pop and could chip in 10-plus steals early in his career. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Brewers in June of 2017 that includes a $4 million signing bonus.
Keeps hitting in minors
2BMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
June 13, 2019
Hiura is 9-for-29 (.310) with two home runs, two doubles and seven RBI in seven games since being optioned to Triple-A San Antonio.
ANALYSIS
Hiura hit the ball well with San Antonio (1.106 OPS) prior to making his big-league debut May 14, hit the ball well for the Brewers (.864 OPS) over his 17 games with the big club, and has continued hitting the ball well since returning to the Triple-A level (.941 OPS). The Brewers have not indicated when they plan to call him up again, but that day may not be too far down the road -- and he figures to hit the ball well again whenever it comes.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
7
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
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#9
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .846 13 1 1 2 0 .308 .308 .538
Since 2017vs Right .869 56 7 4 7 1 .275 .339 .529
2019vs Left .846 13 1 1 2 0 .308 .308 .538
2019vs Right .869 56 7 4 7 1 .275 .339 .529
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .733 15 1 1 1 1 .267 .267 .467
Since 2017Away .903 54 7 4 8 0 .286 .352 .551
2019Home .733 15 1 1 1 1 .267 .267 .467
2019Away .903 54 7 4 8 0 .286 .352 .551
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Keston Hiura compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.13
 
BB Rate
4.3%
 
K Rate
33.3%
 
BABIP
.361
 
ISO
.250
 
AVG
.281
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.531
 
OPS
.865
 
wOBA
.376
 
Exit Velocity
91.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
39.0%
 
Barrels/PA
8.7%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Looking to add an impact bat with their first selection in the 2017 draft, the Brewers snapped up Hiura with the ninth overall pick. His statistics from his final collegiate season speak directly to his potential at the plate -- he led the country in both batting average (.442) and OBP (.567) while adding 33 extra-base hits and walking more than he struck out over his 199 at-bats. Further demonstrating that he possesses a special bat, he posted a 1.033 OPS in his first professional season. It won't be long before Hiura is ready to hit in the big leagues, while likely manning the keystone. An elbow injury has limited him -- not much, clearly -- since 2016, but he hopes to put that behind him this offseason. His potential to hit for a very high average while hitting 20-plus home runs and qualifying at a scarce position make him one of the top two or three targets for dynasty leagues from last year's draft class. As an advanced college hitter, he should move quickly and could reach the majors as soon as 2019.
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Returns to minors
2BMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
June 3, 2019
Hiura was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Monday.
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Enters cleanup spot
2BMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
June 2, 2019
Hiura will start at second base and bat cleanup in Sunday's series finale at Pittsburgh.
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Pops third homer
2BMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
May 28, 2019
Hiura went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Twins.
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Day off Sunday
2BMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
May 26, 2019
Hiura is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Phillies.
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Hits first major-league home run
2BMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
May 19, 2019
Hiura went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a victory over Atlanta on Sunday.
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