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Birth Date8-2-1996
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age23 years, 3 months, 19 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

2019 MIL 22 84 348 95 23 2 19 25 107 8 9 3 .303 .368 .570 115 8.2 -0.5 -4.9 1.3

Statistics for All Levels

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2017 WIS A MID 27 115 .247 .319 .375 .422 100 8 3.2 -1.9 138 0 -0.4 1.1 4.6 0.7
2017 BRR Rk AZL 15 72 .261 .357 .402 .500 103 16 2.3 -1.5 231 0 0.0 0.5 9.1 1.0
2018 CAR A+ CAR 50 228 .235 .310 .357 .386 102 16.8 6.5 -3 163 0 0.6 0.6 13.8 1.9
2018 BLX AA SOU 73 307 .252 .324 .389 .323 97 5.4 8.8 -0.8 118 0 -3.5 0.6 6.1 1.2
2018 PER Wnt AFL 23 105 .270 .362 .400 .406 101 8.7 2.8 -0.4 137 0 0.0 0.1 7.6 1.1
2019 MIL MLB NL 84 348 .254 .324 .436 .402 98 20.7 10.5 -0.5 115 11 -4.9 -0.5 8.2 1.3
2019 SAN AAA PCL 57 243 .271 .348 .470 .389 95 27.2 8.4 -1.2 155 0 -1.6 0.0 19.1 2.1

Statistics For All Levels

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2017 WIS A MID 115 105 14 35 11 2 0 50 15 7 24 2 0 .333 .374 .476 .143 2 0
2017 BRR Rk AZL 72 62 18 27 3 5 4 52 18 6 13 0 2 .435 .500 .839 .403 1 0
2018 CAR A+ CAR 228 206 38 66 16 3 7 109 23 14 47 4 6 .320 .382 .529 .209 1 0
2018 PER Wnt AFL 105 96 19 31 6 1 5 54 33 6 28 7 2 .323 .371 .563 .240 1 0
2018 BLX AA SOU 307 279 36 76 18 2 6 116 20 22 56 11 5 .272 .339 .416 .143 0 0
2019 SAN AAA PCL 243 213 44 70 16 1 19 145 46 23 64 7 2 .329 .407 .681 .352 1 0
2019 MIL MLB NL 348 314 51 95 23 2 19 179 49 25 107 9 3 .303 .368 .570 .268 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 1299 0.4734 0.5135 0.6402 0.7285 0.3202 0.7567 0.4018 0.3598 0.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


Year Team Salary
2019 MIL $


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by Milwaukee 5/14/19.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2017 (1-9) (UC-Irvine). $4M signing bonus ($4.57M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 58 14 3 0 2 3 13 1 1 .259 .310 .426 107 0.0 2B -1 0.0
80o 39 9 2 0 1 2 9 1 0 .250 .308 .389 99 0.0 2B 0 0.0
70o 25 6 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 .261 .292 .435 94 0.0 2B 0 0.0
60o 13 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .250 .308 .333 89 0.0 2B 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 84 0.0 2B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean400000100.000.000.000850.02B 00.0

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2019-09-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think will have the better bat in their prime, Bo Bichette or Keston Hiura?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
Hiura, but it's close. Would rather have Bichette overall, but Hiura will be a plus-plus two or three hitters for years to come. Not saying Bichette won't be a plus-plus leadoff guy, but Hiura's bat is wayyyyy too advanced. (Tyler Oringer)
2019-08-30 16:00:00 (link to chat)After drafting Miguel Andujar in 2018, I was expecting more of the same for the 3 additional years I was allowed to keep him. Well, can I expect a repeat of 2018 next year?
(Vic from Baltimore)
Assuming his recovery is full, yeah, I think Andujar pretty much emerged fully formed in 2018. He *has* missed out on the hyperball this year, so the HR could end up in the 30s--but I would expect him to be the same hitter. Whether he can get the job back from Gio Urshela is another question...

Aaaaand Keston Hiura just hurt himself. Why do I love this game again? (Jon Hegglund)
2019-08-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league I have isan Diaz, Cavan Biggio, and Keston Hiura on my team. Would you keep all 3 and see who turns out best. Or is it obvious that Biggio is low man. and I should use him to address other needs.
(temple from madison)
If you can get someone to buy Biggio now. I would do that. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your top 10 dynasty hitting prospects right now?
(Eugene from Monroe)
For guys that haven't debuted yet, I'll say: Wander Franco, Keston Hiura, Kyle Tucker, Jo Adell, Alex Kiriloff, Austin Riley, Taylor Trammell, Brendan Rodgers, Luis Robert and Yordan Alvarez (Mark Barry)
2019-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keston Hiura can what's he doing on the bottom of the lineup every day? Is this a veteran/rookie thing? If he lingers all season, is he a drop in a redraft league?
(captnamerca from USA)
Do you only use players in the top half of lineups? I assume if he continues to hit he won't stay at the bottom, but it's probably just a lower-pressure way to work his bat into the lineup as he adjusts to the majors. I can't imagine dropping a guy you think can hit just because he's lower in the order than you like. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy baseball question for you. I have Rizzo, Bellinger, and Hoskins. 2B/3B is Keston Hiura and Chavis. Should I trade: Ozuna & Hoskins for Blackmon, Albies, and Moustakas?
(David from New York)
I get you're jammed up but lacking additional context, I don't think that's a trade I'd do, no. I'd be looking for a better third piece, probably. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is Keston Hiura here to stay? If so, how locked in is his playing time?
(Dano from Joisey)
Yes, and pretty locked in. Look for more Shaw at first when he comes back. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-05-13 16:00:00 (link to chat)With Travis Shaw playing so badly over a quarter of the season now, why is Keston Hiura not up? Is it Hiura’s defense? Faith/hope that Shaw will rebound? What gives here?
(Buff from Colorado)
I just checked Hiura's stats and ... well, holy shit. He's at .333/.406/.706 with 11 homers and 12 doubles in 36 games at Triple-A as a 22-year-old. I realize the juiced MLB ball has now inflated Triple-A power numbers to an extreme degree too, but that's an example of an elite prospect banging down the door to the majors.

Travis Shaw is struggling, like you mentioned. So is Jesus Aguilar at first base. My guess is that the Brewers will give them another month or so to get right, considering how valuable they've both been in the past, but I do think Hiura is going to get a chance soon-ish, perhaps in a part-time role initially. Milwaukee's defensive versatility could give them some good mix-and-match opportunities with him in the fold and, while I think calling up a top prospect for a non-everyday role is generally a bad idea, a team in the thick of the playoff race doing so makes more sense. (Aaron Gleeman)
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you prefer long-term: Keston Hiura or Kyle Tucker (5x5 roto, OBP)? Both seem to have shown worrying signs so far this year. Do either have you more worried than the other?
(Jefferson Airplane from Boston)
I'm more worried about Tucker than I am Hiura. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Despite the nice surface stats and the glowing reviews, how concerning is Keston Hiura’s 25/1 K/BB ratio?
(Buff from Colorado)
Not. It's something to keep in mind going forward but we're talking 14 games here and he's never shown this type of impatience before, and when you're hitting as well as he is, well...I can't blame him for swinging. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Since your Brew Crew list isn't out yet, can you share thoughts on Keston Hiura? BA cited "best 2B in baseball" upside - are you guys similarly high on him?
(David from Atlanta, GA)
We ranked him sixth on the national list, in between Victor Robles and Forrest Whitley, and he's getting written as a 7/6 on the Brewers list, probably low risk. So yep. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keston Hiura sure sounds like the real deal (hitting at all levels so far and AFL MVP) but would likely be a key piece moved in a deal for a #1 starter (Thor, Bumgarner). Didn't 2018 show you can thrive with a bunch of #3s and 4s and a top pen?
(sportsguy21792 from WI)
It's a difficult trick to repeat though. Because those 3s and 4s are 3s and 4s because they don't do it two years in a row a lot of the time. That said, from the Brewers end I'd want to make him untouchable (while I'd be demanding him at the top if I'm the Giants or Mets). The compounding issue is they don't have a second top prospect to try and sell them like San Diego or Houston has. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your 2019 NL and AL ROY's?
(Some Guy in a Chat Room from This Chat Room)
Keston Hiura and Vlad Jr. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keston Hiura looks like a stud. Can he keep it up? How would you rank him if he sticks at 2B?
(Tommy from NY)
We are assuming he sticks at second base at this point, and he's very high on our midseason list. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Biggest prospect on the rise in rankings this year?
(Max from Boston)
Based on our sketched out midseason 50 tiers, The Jesus Lizard (mostly because I was a coward and didn't push him hard last offseason), Jo Adell, Keston Hiura, Austin Riley, Lazarito, Griffin Canning (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospects in the latest BP top 50 could you see getting moved at the deadline?
(Steve from London)
This is a fun one! So many of the Top 50 guys are on teams that are out of contention, or are so good that they're unlikely to be moved period. I feel like Keston Hiura is the big one, if the Brewers can find a starting pitcher at the deGrom level, but that seems a bit unlikely for me. I guess I'll go with Yordan Alvarez, especially if the Astros think they might upgrade at 1B over the winter. (Bryan Grosnick)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)For NL players, who are the top 5 prospects in terms of OBP skillsets?
(Avon Barksdale from Bmore)
Robles should have a high BA and get hit by enough pitches to boost the OBP, Senzel has that kind of well-rounded profile as well.
Winker and Crawford are both better in OBP leagues than BA. I'll throw Keston Hiura in here too. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Keston Hiura making it to Milwaukee with a full-time job by the start of the 2020 season ?
(Rick from Milwaukee)
Maybe if he misses a year. I suspect he will be up before then. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty League Draft - which of these top 101 players do you take with first pick? Luis Robert, Keston Hiura, Royce Lewis, Hunter Greene, Mackenzie Gore, Jo Addell
(PKIII from SC)
Oooooh, If you want surety I'd go Hiura, but I'd be sorely temped by Adell or Robert. Less interested in the pitchers. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-28 20:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Sayre ranked Shohei Ohtani, Keston Hiura, Luis Robert, Royce Lewis, and Jo Adell, respectively, as his top 5 new-signees going into 2018. Do you agree with this ranking or do you see something different that really sticks out to you?
(Ron from Texarkana)
I go Ohtani, Robert, Lewis, Hiura and Adell. I think Robert has #1 prospect in baseball upside. (Eddy Almaguer)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Keston Hiura or Heliot Ramos?
(JR from New Hampshire)
My two personal favorite (not most highly-ranked) guys from the last draft class. Hiura is the better prospect for now, but the Ramos reports have been eye-catching. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Keston Hiura the #1 2b prospect right now?
(Tony from MKE)
He needs to play 2B before he's the top 2B prospect.
-Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Purely Fantasy wise - Keston Hiura or Fernando Tatis Jr?
(James from Columbus)
Hmm, that's a tough one. I'll actually lean Hiura, but that's probably due to my skepticism of Tatis' hit tool. Hiura has to play second though, so there's risk there. -Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Purely Fantasy wise - Keston Hiura or Fernando Tatis Jr?
(James from Columbus)
Sorry, not a fantasy expert and I haven't seen Hiura in person yet but I do know that Fernando Tatis Jr. has plus power and speed.
-Nathan (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)

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