Keston Hiura Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 25 (August 02, 1996) | 5' 11" | 190lbs. 2B-49 DH-10 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 AAA 2019 57 213 44 70 23 64 16 1 19 46 7 2 .329 .407 .681 9 26 .389 n/a
MIL NL 2019 84 314 51 95 25 107 23 2 19 49 9 3 .303 .368 .570 7 31 .402 38/24/38 20 18
MIL NL 2020 59 217 30 46 16 85 4 0 13 32 3 2 .212 .297 .410 7 35 .273 43/20/37 18 17
MIL AAA 2021 51 172 22 44 29 69 12 0 8 24 2 1 .256 .374 .465 14 34 .375 n/a
MIL NL 2021 61 173 16 29 14 77 9 1 4 19 3 0 .168 .256 .301 7 40 .269 37/22/41 -0 -0
Career 3yrs 204 704 97 170 55 269 36 3 36 100 15 5 .241 .318 .455 7 34 .333 n/a
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What is the difference in these two lines?  Is it simply better pitching that he can't adjust too, ala Rotoman's preseason comment?

2021 MiLB Stats 72 14 29 5 14 2 .403 .506 1.228

2021 MLB Stats 167 16 28 4 18 2 .168 .259 .565

Doctor G DoctorG
Jul 26

I did too, Kent.  

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Jun 12

I bought low on him yesterday. Salary: 5:1 (in first year of contract) with the hopes that he'll be a $15 player next year.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jun 11

Like the soothsayers warning to Julius Caesar.....Beware of the ides of March....in baseball...Beware of the Ides of a .400+ BABIP regression.

van wilhoite LVW
Jun 10

Nope - should have posted back then, but I was avoiding him in all my auctions once he went past $10 or 12 ($24 in CBS ... yikes!).  Now it feels $12 would have been overpaying big time.

How does a hitter's HR/FB collapse that much?  From the 25% range the last couple years, to below 4% this year.

Small sample size and all that - but that's the cautionary warning about a guy with a 30+% K rate - as long as he can keep whatever outstanding stat he has way above average (BABIP, HR/FB) he can keep a job.  If that stat collapses, even just for a small sample size, he may not get the opportunity to rebound.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 10

Not I, Alex. I looked at that K rate and passed in all 13 Leagues. I think he needs to take the JD Martinez approach and rework that swing from the ground up. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jun 10

If you didn't buy Hiura this year, admit it: you hoped to get him.

Keston Hiura (2B) MIL - Jun. 08
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=783653

Manager Craig Counsell said Tuesday that Hiura may be in store for a longer stint at Triple-A Nashville than his previous demotion this season, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 24-year-old was optioned to Nashville on Monday after going 2-for-29 with 16 strikeouts for Milwaukee following his three-week stint in the minors. Hiura may not rejoin the Brewers until after the All-Star break, and it wouldn't be surprising to see some tweaks to his swing mechanics given his 39.3 percent strikeout rate.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 9

While looking for HRs for my DW team, this guy pop'd up ... I don't believe it (35 HRs) ... but the BP projection is for 28 HRs ... so ... something's there ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Apr 1
Percentiles: Barrel 91 EV 26 xBA 10 xSLG 56 SO 4 BB 22 speed 54
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

It was a rough season to watch Brewers games. 

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 7