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Milwaukee Brewers: Prospect Spotlight Keston Hiura

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MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 9: Mark Notz of Des Moines, Iowa plays catch in the parking lot of Miller Park with friend Phil Kaplan before the opening day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Houston Astros on April 9, 2004 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 9: Mark Notz of Des Moines, Iowa plays catch in the parking lot of Miller Park with friend Phil Kaplan before the opening day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Houston Astros on April 9, 2004 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The Milwaukee Brewers are making moves. Trading for Christian Yelich and signing Lorenzo Cain last night is a huge move for The Brew Crew.

It was a crazy night for a lot people. The Milwaukee Brewers system is deep, and can handle the hit of losing Lewis Brinson and Isan Diaz. One of their top prospects is second baseman Keston Hiura.

Hiura is a stud with the bat, but we’ll get back to that later. Right now, we’re going to talk about the elephant in the room. Hiura played only 21 innings in the field during his first taste of professional baseball in 2017.

Hiura’s injury history will scare you as much as his defense will. His projections defensively are not kind, and he could be a liability. The DH will never be adopted by the National League. Alas, Hiura is so good with the bat, it can make a fan dream…

Back to Hiura and his offense prowess, shall we?

Hiura played in 42 games, across two levels of the Minors, and hit .371 in 187 plate appearances. But that’s not all! What else does Hiura bring? He has an advanced eye at the plate for starters. He had a .422 OBP with 14 walks. Also, more than a third of Huira’s hits went for extra bases in Low-A Wisconsin.

Hitting has never been the issue with Hiura. However, if he can find consistency in the field, his future will be in the middle of the Milwaukee Brewers lineup for many years to to come.

The Brewers traded some of the best prospects in the system a few days ago. Hiura benefits from that directly. He’s already ranked as the Brewers top prospect in MLB Pipeline’s updated Top 100 list.

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The Milwaukee Brewers are going for it now, based on the recent roster moves. The team is setting up well. However, Hiura is a player who will help sustain what is to come. He will play a vital role in the future of The Crew if he can find a position.

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