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With power-hitting third baseman Travis Shaw slumping, Milwaukee calls up one of many prime prospects within the minors to compete for his spot.
The Athletic reported Tuesday that the Milwaukee Brewers will name up prime prospect Keston Hiura from the minors in what’s going to doubtless be a problem to incumbent third baseman Travis Shaw’s job.
Hiura was drafted as a second baseman and has performed there completely within the minors, the transfer is probably going geared toward Shaw. The Brewers have had each Shaw and Mike Moustakas play second and third the previous two seasons, however each are naturally third basemen. After hitting greater than 30 dwelling runs in every of the previous two seasons, Shaw has cratered this season. He has hit solely .163 with 4 dwelling runs and eight RBI this season.
Hiura, against this, has seen his energy hitting take off this season. He has hit 11 dwelling runs in 129 at-bats at Triple-A San Antonio to this point. He has additionally hit .333 with 29 RBI and an OPS of 1.106. Hiura was the No. 9 general decide within the June 2017 MLB Draft out of UC Irvine. He hit higher than .400 in faculty and continued to hit on the skilled degree.
Hiura, a 22-year-old righthanded hitter, hit .371 and .293 in his first two seasons within the minors. Nonetheless, his energy potential actually took off this season. With Hiura within the lineup, it’s anticipated that Moustakas will return to 3rd base on a full-time foundation. Moustakas has performed nicely to this point with 10 dwelling runs this season.