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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Brewers calling up top prospect Keston Hiura

Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Brewers are calling up top prospect Keston Hiura. He’s a second baseman.

Milwaukee started the season with Mike Moustakas playing second and Travis Shaw at third, but Shaw’s struggles — he’s hitting .163/.266/.281 (46 OPS+) and that just can’t happen to a team defending a division crown. With Hiura in Milwaukee, Moustakas should switch back to third more regularly while the kid gets a chance. Ken Rosenthal reports that Shaw will either go on the injured list or be sent down to Triple-A.

So, where does this rank in terms of great baseball names?

 

QLE Posted: May 15, 2019 at 05:36 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, keston hiura, prospects

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   1. salvomania Posted: May 15, 2019 at 11:42 AM (#5842277)
I can easily see myself thinking it's "Heston Kiura" for several years before I finally get it right.

Seems like a pretty nice bat.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 15, 2019 at 11:49 AM (#5842286)
So, where does this rank in terms of great baseball names?

Poorly. Sounds like some kind of tropical disease to me.

"The whole expedition was struck down by a rare variant of kestoneura"

Edit: But his full name is fantastic!

Full Name: Keston Wee Hing Natsuo Hiura
   3. PreservedFish Posted: May 15, 2019 at 11:59 AM (#5842295)
"The whole expedition was struck down by a rare variant of kestoneura"

As opposed to the more common variant, which is harmless and ubiquitous in the human microbiome.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 15, 2019 at 12:01 PM (#5842298)
As opposed to the more common variant, which is harmless and ubiquitous in the human microbiome.

Of course. I don't think we can digest lactose without a healthy amount of kestoneura in our gut.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 15, 2019 at 12:31 PM (#5842312)
His first ML hit was lined right off of the pitcher. How often does that happen? I can't think another example, off the top of my head.
   6. . . . . . . Posted: May 15, 2019 at 04:03 PM (#5842459)
I think it sounds more like one of those disorders they can only refer to euphemistically in drug ads:

Men over 50 - do you suffer from kestoniura? We can help. Ask your doctor about Savapek today.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 15, 2019 at 04:51 PM (#5842499)
ke·to·nu·ri·a

/ˌkēdəˈn(y)o͝orēə/

noun MEDICINE

the excretion of abnormally large amounts of ketone bodies in the urine, characteristic of diabetes mellitus, starvation, or other medical conditions.


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