Name is pronounced “HEER-uh”...Is half Japanese (father) and half Chinese (mother)...Graduated from Valencia (CA) High School...Attended the University of California-Irvine...His .442 batting average (a program record) and .567 on-base percentage as a junior at California-Irvine led the nation (56g, .442, 8hr, 42rbi)...Was named 2017 Big West Field Player of the Year and First Team All-Big West as he led the conference in batting average (.442), on-base percentage (.567), slugging percentage (.693), doubles (24) and walks (50)...Was a semifinalist for the 2017 Golden Spikes Award, which is given to the top amateur player in the country...Produced a 52-game on-base streak as a sophomore in 2016, the longest streak in the country...Is a supporter of the Jessie Rees Foundation, whose mission is to encourage kids fighting cancer to Never Ever Give Up (NEGU) ...Is a supporter of Team IMPACT, a national nonprofit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with local college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes...Enjoys golf, traveling and going to concerts.
Batted .226 with 14 HR and 32 RBI in 80 games with Milwaukee... Made 67 starts (30g at 1B, 24g at DH, 9g at 2B, 4g in LF)... Had three stints (Opening Day-5/5, 5/18-7/12 and 8/3-end of season)... Belted his second career walk-off homer on 5/18 vs. Atlanta with a two-run shot in the 11th inning off Jesse Chavez, giving the team a 7-6 win... Recorded his second career two-homer game in a 5-2 win on 8/21 at Chicago-NL... Smacked his third career walk-off homer on 8/29 vs. Pittsburgh with a two-run shot in the ninth inning off Wil Crowe, giving the team a 7-5 win... Batted .319 (15-for-47) with six HR and 18 RBI in 13 games at Triple-A Nashville... Signed a one-year contract on 1/13/23, avoiding arbitration.
Batted .168 with four HR and 19 RBI in 61 games with Milwaukee...Made 46 starts (42g at 1B, 4g at 2B)...Prior to 2021 had not appeared at any defensive position in his professional career other than second base...Had four stints (Opening Day-5/2, 5/24-6/6, 6/23-7/29 and 9/30-10/1)...Was on the injured list (COVID-19) from 8/3-8/16...Made his first professional appearance in the outfield (left field) on 5/31 vs. Detroit (played 3.1 innings off the bench)...Tied his career high with four RBI in a 14-4 win on 6/28 vs. Chicago-NL...Batted .256 with eight HR and 24 RBI in 51 games at Triple-A Nashville.
Batted .212 with 13 HR and 32 RBI in 59 games with Milwaukee...Made 59 starts (49g at 2B, 10g at DH)...Made his first career Opening Day roster...Led the team in HR (13) and RBI (32) despite not recording a HR or RBI over his last 11 games of the season...Led the National League - second in MLB - in strikeouts (85)...Ranked second in the National League - third in MLB - in hit by pitches (11)...Produced a career-high four RBI in an 18-3 win on 9/15 vs. St. Louis.
Entered 2019 as the top prospect in the organization according to Baseball America... Batted .303 with 19 HR and 49 RBI in 84 games with Milwaukee... Made 79 starts, all at second base... Trailed only Ryan Braun (34 in 2007) and Prince Fielder (28 in 2006) for the most home runs in franchise history by a rookie... Had three stints with the team (5/14-6/2, 6/28-8/30 and 9/11-end)... Was on the 10-day injured list from 8/31-9/10 with a strained left hamstring... Made his Major League debut on 5/14 at Philadelphia and went 2-for-3 with a walk...his first career hit was a single off Jerad Eickhoff... Belted his first Major League home run on 5/19 at Atlanta with a solo shot off Mike Foltynewicz... Smacked his first career walk-off homer on 7/27 vs. Chicago-NL with a 2-run shot in the 10th inning off Craig Kimbrel... Produced a 15-game hitting streak from 7/7-7/27, which tied Paul Molitor (1978) and Norichika Aoki (2012) for the second-longest streak ever by a Brewers rookie (Pat Listach, 17g, 1992)...Hiura batted .458 (27-for-59) with 5 HR and 17 RBI during the streak... Recorded his first career multi-homer game in an 8-3 win on 8/7 at Pittsburgh (2hr)... Produced a career-high 4 hits in an 11-7 loss on 9/27 at Colorado, going 4-for-4 with a run, 2 doubles and a HBP... Was named National League Rookie of the Month and Brewers Player of the Month for July (25g, .355, 6hr, 18rbi)... Was named Brewers Player of the Month for August (25g, .273, 5hr, 16rbi)... Was named National League Player of the Week for 7/15-7/21, the first Brewers rookie ever to win (7g, .517, 1hr, 8rbi)... Batted .329 with 19 HR and 46 RBI in 57 games at Triple-A San Antonio...was a Pacific Coast League All-Star.
Entered 2018 as the third-best prospect in the Brewers organization according to Baseball America ... Batted .293 with 13 HR, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 123 games between Class-A Carolina (50g) and Double-A Biloxi (73g) ... Was named Brewers Minor League Player of the Month for May (29g, .377, 6hr, 17rbi) to earn a promotion to Biloxi on 6/1 ... Participated in the All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park ... Was named Arizona Fall League Most Valuable Player after batting .323 (31-for-96) with 5 HR, 33 RBI and 7 stolen bases in 23 games with the champion Peoria Javelinas...led the AFL in hits (31), RBI (33) and total bases (54).
Batted .371 with 4 HR and 33 RBI in 42 games between Rookie Arizona (15g) and Class-A Wisconsin (27g) ... Hit safely in 37 of his 42 games between Arizona (14 of 15) and Wisconsin (23 of 27) ... Began his pro career on a 10-game hitting streak with the Arizona Brewers, batting .405 (17-for-42) with 3 HR and 14 RBI ... Hit safely in his first 12 games after being transferred on 7/19 to Wisconsin, batting .408 (20-for-49) with 7 RBI ... Finished the 2017 season on the Wisconsin disabled list (8/16-9/2) with a strained left hamstring.