Brewers 2017 first-round draft pick Keston Hiura went 1-4 with an RBI in his Timber Rattlers debut on Wednesday night at Neuroscience Field. Wisconsin lost, 4-3 to the South Bend Cubs.
Hiura was batting .435 in the Arizona League before being called up to Class-A. The Brewers expect big things from the ninth overall pick in the future.
"When we looked at Keston as an amateur, we looked at a player that had a very advanced hit tool," Brewers GM David Stearns said. Stearns was in attendance on Wednesday to watch Hiura's debut.
"He was one of the best hitters in the country all three years at [University of California Irvine], probably the best hitter in the country his junior year so that's what jumps off the page," Stearns said.
Eric Sogard was also in the Fox Cities starting a two-day rehab stint with the T-Rats. Sogard went 0-3 with a strikeout. He is expected to play again on Thursday.
Hiura is also battling an elbow injury that has limited him to a DH role without throwing. He estimates a return to the field within a months time.