Adam McCalvy tweets that top Brewer prospect Keston Hiura has been named to the MLB Futures’ All Star team to be played prior to the All Start game in Washington D.C. for the U.S. team, and will face the World team in the game.
Keston Hiura will play for the U.S. squad in the All-Star Futures Game in Washington D.C. He’s the lone Brewers rep this year.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 6, 2018
Hiura has missed several recent games with a thumb injury, so that will need to be healthy for him to appear on July 15th at 4 p.m.
Keston has continued his solid hitting this season, and is now putting in more time at second base, after coming into his professional career with an arm injury. He has slashed a combined .322/.381/.523 (OPS .905) at A+ Carolina and AA Biloxi this season. In 328 plate appearances he has 27 doubles, 3 triples, and 9 homeruns.
Over two seasons of minor league ball, at four levels, Hiura has 41 doubles, 10 triples, and 13 homers in 515 plate appearances. His OPS is .951.
Keston was the Brewers first round selection in the MLB Amateur Draft (ninth over-all) last year after coming out of the University of California as the best college bat in the draft.
Last season the Brewers were represented by Corey Ray, Mauricio Dubon, and Lewis Brinson at the Futures game.