Former Top Prospect & 9th Overall Pick Elects Free Agency

Keston Hiura, a former top prospect and the ninth overall draft pick, has made a notable move by entering free agency following his 2023 season with the Milwaukee Brewers' Triple-A team, the Nashville Sounds.

Hiura's baseball journey has been marked by ups and downs.

He initially rose through the minor league ranks with impressive batting averages and power hitting, but upon reaching the majors, he faced challenges, particularly in 2020 and 2021.

In 2022, Hiura showed signs of improvement, although strikeouts remained an issue.

Now at 27 years old, he has decided to explore new opportunities in the world of free agency.

With a strong showing in Triple-A, where he posted a .308/.395/.565 slash line with 23 home runs and 77 runs batted in, Hiura hopes to revitalize his career and find a clearer path back to the major leagues.

His move has sparked interest within the baseball community, and teams may consider giving him a chance to make his mark once again in the big leagues.

Over his four-year career in the majors, Hiura holds a .238/.318/.453 triple-slash line, with 50 home runs, 132 RBIs, 20 stolen bases, and 131 runs scored across 284 games played.

He was the 9th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft by the Brewers. Photo Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports