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Posted: February 03, 2021, 6:49 PM Post
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Just checking stats, last year he would have been the 23rd ranked 1B out of 26 qualified, offensively


I don't think you can count last year... What would he have been in 2019 with his 2019 stats?

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umphrey said:
Just checking stats, last year he would have been the 23rd ranked 1B out of 26 qualified, offensively


I don't think you can count last year... What would he have been in 2019 with his 2019 stats?

In 2019 his wRC+ of 140 would have put him 3rd out of 21 qualifiers, just after Alonso (143) and Rizzo (142), and ahead of Freeman (138), Santana (136), and Olson and Bell (both 135).


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Posted: February 03, 2021, 7:18 PM Post
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turborickey said:
umphrey said:
Just checking stats, last year he would have been the 23rd ranked 1B out of 26 qualified, offensively


I don't think you can count last year... What would he have been in 2019 with his 2019 stats?

In 2019 his wRC+ of 140 would have put him 3rd out of 21 qualifiers, just after Alonso (143) and Rizzo (142), and ahead of Freeman (138), Santana (136), and Olson and Bell (both 135).


Woa!

I hope that Hiura returns for 2021!

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Hiura defense at second is a concern but at first i will be more worried. Sign Jedd next


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Posted: February 05, 2021, 9:44 AM Post

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hiura's future position is first base.


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hiura's future position is first base.

Not Hiura related but this tweet was a few below and I thought it was fun to look at and dream on. Imagine the Bucks in Brewer pinstripes?! Would you take any of the Bucks to Brewers jersey designs? The blue?
https://twitter.com/ryaninsix/status/1357462897358745600?s=20


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Posted: February 05, 2021, 10:19 AM Post
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Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed Friday that Keston Hiura will move to first base this season.

It was the expectation after the team signed Kolten Wong, a move they officially announced Friday. "We believe he can do this," Stearns said Friday of Hiura's move to first base. Hiura has only played second base as a pro, but he's been one of the worst fielders in baseball there and there's always been speculation that he could move positions eventually. It's happening probably earlier than the Brewers expected, but it's also likely for the best. With Hiura moving to first, Daniel Vogelbach is now a bench bat, assuming there's no universal designated hitter.

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"We believe he can do this," Stearns said Friday of Hiura's move to first base.

With certain GM's that statement would be a sure sign that he's being traded. ;-)

If Hiura can play average defense at first base, he is going to be a long-term answer for a big question the Brewers had. I hope he's able to prove the naysayers wrong.

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I'm sure it happens a lot with other organizations but it sure seems like we have had a lot of players come up with good bats that are forced to move to 1B or the OF or we just have to get rid of them because they are terrible defensively.


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I'm sure it happens a lot with other organizations but it sure seems like we have had a lot of players come up with good bats that are forced to move to 1B or the OF or we just have to get rid of them because they are terrible defensively.


I think Melvin liked power guys, and they made the majors because "the bat plays." Defense always seemed secondary during the Melvin era. Under Stearns, the Brewers seem to like athletic guys, and they've drafted a lot of middle infielders and center fielders. As they grow and develop, they're sometimes moved to corner positions, but I don't think it's been a big thing since Stearns has taken over. Of course, he hasn't had too many position players graduate to the majors.

Hiura is an odd case. He hurt his elbow in college and played DH there, and most people thought he would need elbow surgery after he was drafted. The Brewers didn't force him under the knife, but they too had him DH in the lower minor league levels.

Counsell has defended him by saying that he really hasn't had much time playing defense, so he thought that he'd get better as he got more reps. That may well be the case, but the Brewers need to win, so they can't let a player develop at the MLB level. There is reason for concern with him moving, but I think there is also reason to believe that he will do just fine at first base.

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Posted: February 05, 2021, 11:51 AM Post
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"We believe he can do this," Stearns said Friday of Hiura's move to first base.

With certain GM's that statement would be a sure sign that he's being traded. ;-)


This was my first thought, actually. Seems like the dreaded 'vote of confidence' that usually precedes the exact opposite happening! [smile]


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Keston with a great attitude.......

https://twitter.com/willsammon/status/1 ... 34273?s=21

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Posted: February 05, 2021, 4:37 PM Post
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Via Adam McCalvy...

The Brewers have had a new Opening Day 1B every year since Prince Fielder left after 2011:

2012: Mat Gamel
2013: Alex Gonzalez
2014: Lyle Overbay
2015: Adam Lind
2016: Chris Carter
2017: Eric Thames
2018: Ryan Braun
2019: Jesus Aguilar
2020: Justin Smoak
2021: Keston Hiura?


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2013: Alex Gonzalez


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I had totally forgotten about Chris Carter's existence.

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I had totally forgotten about Chris Carter's existence.



Invader3K said:
I had totally forgotten about Chris Carter's existence.



Invader3K said:
I had totally forgotten about Chris Carter's existence.



Clearly trying to ensure it doesn't happen again


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Don’t you summon him when you say his name three times?

That is a very interesting list, I didn’t really realize how unsettled 1B has been for this long.


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Don’t you summon him when you say his name three times?


Sixto... You’re scaring me...


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