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Hiura among 6 Brewers non-roster invitees

January 19, 2018

The Brewers announced Friday they have invited six players to Major League Spring Training camp, including 2017 first-round pick Keston Hiura.The list also includes infielder Nate Orf, outfielder Kyle Wren and right-handed pitchers Corbin Burnes, Luis Ortiz and Jon Perrin.Hiura, 21, was the ninth player taken overall in last June's

The Brewers announced Friday they have invited six players to Major League Spring Training camp, including 2017 first-round pick Keston Hiura.
The list also includes infielder Nate Orf, outfielder Kyle Wren and right-handed pitchers Corbin Burnes, Luis Ortiz and Jon Perrin.
Hiura, 21, was the ninth player taken overall in last June's MLB Draft. He played for the Brewers' Rookie League team and at Class A Wisconsin last year, and the second baseman batted .371 in 42 games combined with 14 doubles, seven triples and four home runs. MLB Pipeline ranks Hiura as Milwaukee's No. 5 prospect.

Orf batted .320 at Triple-A Colorado Springs last year, hitting 32 doubles, while Wren hit .286 there.
No. 7 prospect Burnes, a fourth-round pick in 2016, was 8-3 with a 1.67 ERA in 26 starts at Class A Advanced Carolina and Double-A Biloxi, striking out 140 over 145 2/3 innings. Last season at Biloxi, Ortiz (No. 3 prospect) went 4-7 with a 4.01 ERA in 22 games (20 starts), and Perrin was 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 23 games (12 starts).

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com.