Keston Hiura
Keston Hiura
23-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.
Smacks solo homer
2BMilwaukee Brewers
September 25, 2019
Hiura went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Reds.
ANALYSIS
Hiura took Tyler Mahle deep in the second inning to record his 19th home run of the season. He now has three home runs in 10 games since coming off the injured list Sept. 14, also recording at least one hit in eight of those contests. The 23-year-old continues to show plenty of promise at the plate, maintaining a .300/.365/.576 line while also chipping in nine steals across 80 games this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
22
8
12
12
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
9
2
3
4
1
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+52%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+52%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .673 83 5 1 6 3 .240 .313 .360
Since 2017vs Right 1.021 265 46 18 43 6 .322 .385 .636
2019vs Left .673 83 5 1 6 3 .240 .313 .360
2019vs Right 1.021 265 46 18 43 6 .322 .385 .636
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
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home 1.062 147 24 10 25 5 .331 .408 .654
Since 2017Away .849 201 27 9 24 4 .283 .338 .511
2019Home 1.062 147 24 10 25 5 .331 .408 .654
2019Away .849 201 27 9 24 4 .283 .338 .511
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 200 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
0.23
 
BB Rate
7.2%
 
K Rate
30.7%
 
BABIP
.402
 
ISO
.268
 
AVG
.303
 
OBP
.368
 
SLG
.570
 
OPS
.938
 
wOBA
.404
 
Exit Velocity
91.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
44.2%
 
Barrels/PA
7.6%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Keston Hiura
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13 days ago
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13 days ago
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DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
15 days ago
As Martin Perez is scheduled for start for the Twins and recently struggled against the Royals, Mike Barner likes Jorge Soler and crew to once again punish the lefty.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
15 days ago
Coors Field has continued to allow plenty of offense, so Chris Morgan figures Keston Hiura and other Brewers' bats will be able to take advantage of this tradition.
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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In Sunday's lineup
2BMilwaukee Brewers
September 22, 2019
Hiura (wrist) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.
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Exits after HBP
2BMilwaukee Brewers
Wrist
September 22, 2019
Hiura went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 10-1 rout of the Pirates but was removed from the game in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch.
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First homer this month
2BMilwaukee Brewers
September 19, 2019
Hiura went 1-for-4 with a home run in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.
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Returns to starting lineup
2BMilwaukee Brewers
September 17, 2019
Hiura (hamstring) is starting at second base and batting fifth Tuesday against San Diego.
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May enter as defensive replacement
2BMilwaukee Brewers
Hamstring
September 16, 2019
Hiura (hamstring) could be available to enter Monday's contest against the Padres as a defensive replacement if his pregame workout goes as planned, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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