Keston Hiura

Born: 08/02/1996 (Age: 22)
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: July 5th, 2018
Dates Seen: June 13-17, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Biloxi Shuckers
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Sturdy, thick frame. Strong in both upper and lower halves.
Swing Mechanics
Shoulder-width, open setup, hands by ear, bat to shoulder. High-leg left, lowers hands into moderate load, direct path to ball, keeps bathead in zone, bat path for line drives and flyballs; still head, excellent leg engagement, quiet actions
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 45 60 Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 55 70 Lets ball travel deep, hard contact to all fields. Squares up everything w elite barrel-control; read and ripped good CH to deep CF; approach needs refinement to select best early-count pitches to hit, expands on good spin. Feel to hit projects for plus approach at maturity.
Lets ball travel deep, hard contact to all fields. Squares up everything w elite barrel-control; read and ripped good CH to deep CF; approach needs refinement to select best early-count pitches to hit, expands on good spin. Feel to hit projects for plus approach at maturity.
Game Power 40 55 Showed it with pullside, line drive HR. Presently choses spots carefully, works deep counts. With development will find more pitches to drive and elevate.
Showed it with pullside, line drive HR. Presently choses spots carefully, works deep counts. With development will find more pitches to drive and elevate.
Raw Power 55 55 Hits it out to both power alleys. Direct batpath, elite barrel-feel, plus batspeed, strong legs generate power.
Hits it out to both power alleys. Direct batpath, elite barrel-feel, plus batspeed, strong legs generate power.
Run 50 45 Average runner now, with frame that will slow a step as he ages. Not an asset but not a clogger on the bases.
Average runner now, with frame that will slow a step as he ages. Not an asset but not a clogger on the bases.
Field 45 45 Solid hands; fringy footwork and lateral quickness. Made a play up middle, but feet are stretched here.
Solid hands; fringy footwork and lateral quickness. Made a play up middle, but feet are stretched here.
Throw 45 45 2B/LF-only arm. Length on release. Could be liability turning two.
2B/LF-only arm. Length on release. Could be liability turning two.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Plus
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Would be a 70 if not for fringy defense. Bat compensates for glove. Will produce among top players at the position; .300 hitter with over 20 HRs. Will likely move to LF by late 20s; the bat plays anywhere.