Milwaukee Brewers Keston Hiura has had several high and low moments throughout his professional baseball career. The former ninth overall pick in the 2017 MLB draft debuted and broke out with the Brew Crew in 2019. Since then he has struggled to remain consistent at the plate and he did not make the Major League roster out of spring training this year. Recently he appeared on the podcast Chatter In The Box and discussed swing changes as well as what it will take to return to the big leagues.
Keston Hiura discusses swing changes and what it will take to return to the big leagues.
One thing that Keston Hiura mentioned during the interview is some swing changes that he has made. He indicates that after he broke out in 2019 and scouting reports came out, he started to form bad habits. In regards to mechanical changes he says, “I used to have a toe tap and leg kick, but with the speed of how pitchers pitch these days, the change of delivery time, everyone throwing harder now, balls moving more, that just kinda through things off a little bit. So I just try to keep everything a little more simple now.”
When asked what it will take to return to the big leagues, Hiura responded, “Consistency is obviously the big one. I think everyone knows I got drafted because of my bat and when I’m going good, I think a lot of people know that my bat deserves to be in the big leagues. I know I’m capable of doing it.”
To begin the 2023 MiLB season the Nashville Sounds have awarded him back-to-back player of the week awards. He is currently in a groove at the plate and the home run has been a big part of his game early on. Hopefully he can keep it up and get another opportunity in the big leagues.
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