News and Notes – 2/13/21
Trying to finalize my personal 2B rankings and dug a little into Keston Hiura. There is positive history in the minors to suggest a successful upcoming season. However, the 2020 vs. 2019 season comparison is less than favorable. Take this for what it is: a glimpse into a player based on relatively small sample sizes in both 2019 and 2020.
|Pull Percentage||27%/31% (statcast/fangraphs)||36%/38%|
|Hard Hit Percentage||44%||29%|
2019 Average Exit Velocity = 91.4 mph (28th MLB)
2019 Max Exit Velocity = 112.4 mph (94th MLB)
Looking at Statcast images below show a significant dropoff in year-to-year exit velocity.
Projections have him at ~30 home runs and 12 stolen bases | .246-.258 batting average
Projected cleanup for Milwaukee
Quick TakeI’m ok passing on Hiura.