Hiura keeps producing runs for Javelinas

Top Brewers prospect drives in three more to reach 30 in AFL

Keston Hiura's 30 RBIs are the most for any Arizona Fall League player since the 2011 season. (Arizona Fall League)

By MiLB.com Staff | November 5, 2018 11:49 PM

Keston Hiura's regular season was so impressive that the top Milwaukee prospect would have been hard-pressed to improve upon it in his Arizona Fall League encore. Somehow, he's doing just that.

Baseball's No. 30 overall prospect singled twice and drove in three runs, pushing his AFL-leading RBI total to 30 through 17 games played, nearly twice more than the next players on the list, as Peoria fell at Glendale, 9-5.


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After his six-game hitting streak -- which featured four straight multi-hit games -- ended Friday, Hiura broke through in the fifth inning at Camelback Ranch. With two men in scoring position, the second baseman laced a single to center field that plated both. Two innings later, he roped another RBI single with the bases loaded.

Through 17 games, Hiura is batting .352 (25-for-71) with four homers, three doubles and a triple. His 30 RBIs are the most on the circuit since 2011 when then-Texas prospect Mike Olt drove in 43 and Colorado's Nolan Arenado plated 33. Second-ranked Mets prospect Peter Alonso and No. 11 Rockies prospect Tyler Nevin stand tied for second with 17.

Tampa Bay's No. 9 prospect Lucius Fox -- Hiura's middle infield partner -- tallied two singles out of the leadoff spot for the Javelinas. Mariners prospects Joe DeCarlo and Ian Miller also added a pair of hits apiece.

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Glendale pounded out 12 knocks in the victory. Cleveland's No. 6 prospect Yu Chang registered two, including a double, and drove in a run. Yankees No. 16 prospect Thairo Estrada, Steve Wilkerson (Orioles) and No. 4 White Sox prospect Luis Robert plated two apiece for the Desert Dogs.

In other AFL action:

Rafters 4, Saguaros 3
Surprise put up a three-spot in the first with a two-run triple by Bryan Reynolds (Pirates) and a sacrifice fly by Charles Leblanc (Rangers). Salt River evened the score with a couple RBIs from Jaylin Davis (Twins) and an RBI groundout by Bryson Brigman (Reds). In the 10th, Monte Harrison (Brewers) slapped a two-out walk-off single to score automatic runner Brigman. Harrison stands fourth in the Fall League with 15 RBIs. Reliever Hector Lujan (Twins) picked up his first win of the campaign by working around two walks in a scoreless 10th. During the game, the Rangers announced their No. 2 prospect, Julio Pablo Martinez has completed his time in the AFL and was departing the Saguaros. Gameday box score

Scorpions 5, Solar Sox 4

Mets No. 2 prospect Peter Alonso blasted his fifth homer -- tying the Braves' Braxton Davidson for the league lead -- to back five solid innings from Giants No. 20 prospect Garrett Williams in Scottsdale's win. Alonso also singled, drove in three runs and has amassed 17 RBIs this fall. Lefty Williams (3-0) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and struck out six. Sam Wolff (Giants) fanned the side in the ninth for his first save. Matt Winn (Giants) homered off Cubs No. 8 prospect Justin Steele (1-1), who gave up four runs -- three earned -- over four frames. Sixth-ranked Cubs prospect Nico Hoerner and 18th-ranked Athletics prospect Eli White both singled twice while Detroit No. 8 prospect Daz Cameron singled and scored twice for Mesa. Ronnie Dawson (Astros) singled, scored and stole his ninth base, second-most in the AFL to Nick Heath (Royals). Gameday box score

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