12:34 pm: Hiura's promotion is official, along with the appropriate steps to open duty room.
9:33 pm: The Brewers will be exciting prospects for the second base Keston Hiura according to Robert Murray of The Athletic ( Twitter link ). The exact timing and the corresponding changes to the list are not yet clear.
The 22-year-old Hiura entered the current season as a strong consensus top-20 Prospect Leaguewide. The baseball leaflet was particularly bullish and took sixth place. If the promotion takes place before today's game, Hiura can book up to 1
The ninth overall selection of the 2017 Hiura design has been nothing but success since becoming a pro. This is more or less what was expected from the UC Irvine product, which was considered a sophisticated college dough. But he may have exceeded expectations with a breakout into the 2019 season.
With 147 recordings this year at the highest level of minors, Hiura has a hefty .333 / .408 / .698 line with 11 long balls. It's not surprising to see that power is on the rise, although for a player who scored 13 homers in 535 record appearances last year, it's certainly a completely new pop level. This surge is part of a PCL-wide jump, though Hiura still has an impressive 164 wRC +.
That does not mean that there are no concerns at all. Hiura has slightly increased his pace and exceeded ten percent for the first time, but does not draw any appreciable number of free tickets. And he has an elimination rate of 27.2% this year, a significant increase over his previous levels and a potential problem as he adjusts to the pitching of MLB It is generally expected that he will provide solid enough glove gear on the second base , It will be interesting to see how the brewers divide the playing time. Mike Moustaka is expected to continue to have more time on the third base, creating additional uncertainty for the bouts. Travis Shaw .
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