Keston Hiura

Born: 08/02/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: 2B
Seconday Position: OF
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#9 overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 13th, 2018
Dates Seen: 5x--April/November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Peoria Javalinas
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame w/ boxy and compact build. More of a skill player than plus athlete.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 50 55 Above-Average Regular Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 50 60 Hitterish w/ plus offensive tools; outstanding approach and sense of the strike zone; stays within himself and can produce contact and power. Will swing/miss some when opening up on one, but knows when to shorten up and keep an AB alive. Could hit in the big leagues right now, future plus hit tool as he adjusts to ML pitching.
Hitterish w/ plus offensive tools; outstanding approach and sense of the strike zone; stays within himself and can produce contact and power. Will swing/miss some when opening up on one, but knows when to shorten up and keep an AB alive. Could hit in the big leagues right now, future plus hit tool as he adjusts to ML pitching.
Game Power 50 50 Swing-path and approach get the most out of raw power. 15-20 HR bat w/ plenty of doubles.
Swing-path and approach get the most out of raw power. 15-20 HR bat w/ plenty of doubles.
Raw Power 50 55 Power looks above-avg in BP more than it shows in game action. Shows flashes of being able to really drive his pitch w/ loft to pullside.
Power looks above-avg in BP more than it shows in game action. Shows flashes of being able to really drive his pitch w/ loft to pullside.
Run 45 45 Runs better underway than up the line, but has surprising wheels for his body type and shows quality BR instincts.
Runs better underway than up the line, but has surprising wheels for his body type and shows quality BR instincts.
Field 45 45 2B only, but has worked hard to get to playable there. Range and first step will always be limited, but hands and glovework have improved and looks able to stay at position.
2B only, but has worked hard to get to playable there. Range and first step will always be limited, but hands and glovework have improved and looks able to stay at position.
Throw 45 45 Fringy arm, but better than it was when he signed. Has worked himself into a playable thrower, able to finish 6-4-3 DP w/ improved carry.
Fringy arm, but better than it was when he signed. Has worked himself into a playable thrower, able to finish 6-4-3 DP w/ improved carry.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Plus Plus
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Profiles safely as an above-avg regular, bat-first 2B w/ potential for .275-.300 average/15-20 HRs at peak. Defensive and baserunning limitations hold back holistic value, but he's a professional hitter who will produce enough at the plate to have value.