As most many of you already know, Daniel Vogelbach came up lame last night. The result was a significant hamstring injury and a trip the 10-day injured list.
Significant hamstring strain for Daniel Vogelbach, per Craig Counsell. "He was in quite a bit of pain," Counsell said. They'll have to call up someone from Nashville, he said.— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) June 23, 2021
The someone to take Vogelbach’s place will be Keston Hiura.
1B Daniel Vogelbach placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 23, 2021
INF Keston Hiura recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/IIfkMmIf7G
To this point in the season, Vogelbach hit 7 home runs in 198 plate appearances. All in all this season he has been a league average hitter or slightly below (98 wRC+) in a spot in the lineup that has been much worse when he is not manning the position. If you take into account his numbers since June 3, he has been much better than league average (123 wRC+) and has even been a force in the lineup.
The unsurprising move of calling up Hiura to take his place comes as he has put up some really strong numbers in AAA. He is slashing .403/.506/.722 in Nashville in 89 plate appearances. Unfortunately his demotions to AAA come from the fact he has not capably hit major league pitching in two years. Hopefully he has righted the ship and is on his way to being the hitter he showed in 2019 and the hitter he has the potential to become.
Baseball statistics courtesy of Fangraphs