Prospect Call Up – Milwaukee Brewers – Keston Hiura – 2B

Prospect Call Up – Milwaukee Brewers – Keston Hiura – 2B

The Milwaukee Brewers have decided to call up their top prospect in second baseman Keston Hiura. Second base has been clearly a position of need this season as they have experimented with Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas both seeing time at second, but that position should now be solidified for years to come.

Hiura has the best hit tool stll in the minors (Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Nick Senzel could both be argued has as good if not better hit tools, but both have already made their debuts). The one concern with Hiura was, and still is to an extent, is his defense as he has seen a lot of at DH after undergoing Tommy John surgery while still at UC Irvine and his recovery was slow.

The upside for Hiura is a perennial .300+ hitter who can run into 20+ home runs a season while playing a solid second base and regularly being the starting second baseman for the NL All-Star team in the future.

(Day job has my writing time extremely limited so there will be more frequent and in depth articles to come after next week.)

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