Keston Hiura

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Keston Wee Hing Natsuo Hiura (born August 2, 1996) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Hiura was born to a Chinese mother and a Japanese father.

Hiura attended Valencia High School in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California. Playing for the school's baseball team, Hiura batted .500 with 14 home runs and 30 runs batted in (RBIs) in his senior year as the Vikings won the Foothill League.

Undrafted out of high school, Hiura played college baseball at University of California, Irvine for the Anteaters. As a freshman in 2015, he hit .330 with a .392 on-base percentage (OBP), a .520 slugging percentage (SLG), seven home runs, and 52 RBIs over 56 games. As a sophomore in 2016, he hit .358 with a .436 OBP, .559 SLG, seven home runs, and 41 RBIs over 53 games. After the season, Hiura played for the United States collegiate national team.[7][8] In his junior year, Hiura batted .442 with a .567 OBP. He was named Big West Conference Player of the Year.

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Hiura in the first round, with the ninth overall selection, in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.