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Kevin Pillar

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Stats

AVG

.278

HR

12

RBI

56

R

76

SB

25

2016 RotoWire Projections

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Pillar earned the starting center field job for the Jays and rode it out the entire season. He was mostly in there for his amazing outfield defense, but Pillar held his own at the plate, as he hit .27...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 1/4/1989   BORN: West Hills, CA   COLLEGE: Cal State Dominguez Hills   DRAFTED: 32nd Rd   

October 1, 2015  –  Kevin Pillar News

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Pillar is out of the lineup Thursday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Kevin Pillar Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 22 R BLU 60 256 236 44 81 27 17 3 7 37 8 4 10 36 4 3 3 .343 .373 .530 .903
2012 23 A+ DUN 42 178 164 16 53 11 8 2 1 34 16 3 5 17 1 6 2 .323 .339 .415 .754
2012 23 A LAN 86 375 335 49 108 29 20 4 5 57 35 6 35 53 1 1 3 .322 .390 .451 .841
2013 24 AA NEW 71 327 304 44 95 27 20 2 5 30 15 8 19 31 0 0 4 .313 .361 .441 .802
2013 24 AAA BUF 52 218 201 30 60 27 19 4 4 27 8 5 12 39 1 2 2 .299 .341 .493 .834
2013 24 MAJ TOR 36 110 102 11 21 7 4 0 3 13 0 1 4 29 2 0 2 .206 .250 .333 .583
2014 25 AAA BUF 100 434 405 57 131 52 39 3 10 59 27 6 21 48 0 4 4 .323 .359 .509 .868
2014 25 MAJ TOR 53 122 116 19 31 11 9 0 2 7 1 2 4 28 0 1 1 .267 .295 .397 .692
2015 26 MAJ TOR 159 628 586 76 163 45 31 2 12 56 25 4 28 85 4 5 5 .278 .314 .399 .713
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3-Year Averages     82 286 268 35 71 19 14 0 5 25 8 2 12 47 2 2 2 .265 .299 .373 .672

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Kevin Pillar Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .314 .399 .713
Oct. 3 @TB 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .278 .314 .400 .714
Oct. 2 @TB 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .311 .397 .708
Oct. 1 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Bal 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .312 .397 .709
Sep. 29 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Bal 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .309 .395 .704
Sep. 27 TB 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .307 .395 .702
Sep. 26 TB 4 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .269 .306 .392 .698
Sep. 25 TB 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .266 .303 .386 .689
Sep. 23 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .264 .300 .377 .677
Sep. 22 NYY 3 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .264 .300 .378 .678
Sep. 21 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .296 .367 .663
Sep. 20 Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .261 .296 .369 .665
Sep. 19 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .296 .370 .666
Sep. 18 Bos 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .296 .371 .667
Sep. 17 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .297 .370 .667
Sep. 16 @Atl 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .263 .297 .372 .669
Sep. 15 @Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .261 .294 .370 .664
Sep. 13 @NYY 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .295 .370 .665
Sep. 12 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .295 .369 .664
Sep. 12 @NYY 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .295 .369 .664
Sep. 11 @NYY 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .297 .372 .669
Sep. 10 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .300 .376 .676
Sep. 8 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .267 .301 .377 .678
Sep. 7 @Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .302 .378 .680
Sep. 6 Bal 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .267 .302 .379 .681
Sep. 5 Bal 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .300 .373 .673
Last 7 Days 17 2 8 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 .471 .500 .529 1.029
Last 14 Days 42 6 21 6 0 2 8 4 6 5 1 0 1 0 .500 .532 .786 1.318
Last 30 Days 94 12 33 9 0 3 11 6 14 8 1 1 1 0 .351 .392 .543 .935

Kevin Pillar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 158 14 142 3
2014 47 30 16 7 3
2013 34 33 1 1

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Kevin Pillar Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015144192125.278.361.684
2014468141.304.457.783
2013343120.235.382.680

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201544257104420.278.412.723
20147011130.243.357.631
20136882110.191.309.534

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152903563313.283.403.726
20147515261.240.413.683
2013403150.150.250.421

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152964162312.274.395.701
2014414010.317.366.707
2013628280.242.387.686
Kevin Pillar Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 22 R BLU 256 236 3.9% 14.1% 0.28 85% .383 .187
2012 23 A+ DUN 178 164 2.8% 9.6% 0.29 90% .356 .092
2012 23 A LAN 375 335 9.3% 14.1% 0.66 84% .372 .129
2013 24 AA NEW 327 304 5.8% 9.5% 0.61 90% .336 .128
2013 24 AAA BUF 218 201 5.5% 17.9% 0.31 81% .354 .194
2013 24 MAJ TOR 110 102 3.6% 26.4% 0.14 72% .257 .127
2014 25 AAA BUF 434 405 4.8% 11.1% 0.44 88% .349 .186
2014 25 MAJ TOR 122 116 3.3% 23% 0.14 76% .337 .130
2015 26 MAJ TOR 628 586 4.5% 13.5% 0.33 85% .309 .121
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3-Year Averages     286 268 4.2% 16.4% 0.26 82% .306 .108

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2015 Stat Review for Kevin Pillar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.278 AVG
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85% Contact Rate
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.309 BABIP
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Power

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.399 SLG
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.121 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.33 BB/K
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4.5% BB Rate
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13.5% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.713 OPS
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.314 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Kevin Pillar

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Kevin Pillar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pillar went 3-for-4 Saturday with two doubles, a run scored, two RBI and his 25th stolen base of the season.

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Pillar was 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, and a stolen base in the Toronto's win over Tampa Bay on Friday night.

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Pillar went 3-for-3 with a double and solo homer in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Yankees.

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Pillar is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

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Pillar went 1-for-3 with a home run, a stolen base and two runs scored in Sunday's victory over the Orioles.

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Pillar went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, two RBI and two runs Sunday against Detroit.

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Pillar went 3-for-5 with his eighth home run of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Rangers.

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Pillar went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's victory over the Angels.

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Pillar is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

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Pillar went 2-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases and a run scored in Tuesday's victory over the A's.

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Pillar went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.

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Pillar went 1-for-4 on Saturday with a solo shot, his seventh home run of the season.

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Pillar went 1-for-5 with a pair of steals in Wednesday's win over Tampa Bay.

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Pillar went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's victory over the Mets.

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Pillar went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Mets.

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2015

Pillar posted the best numbers of his professional career at Triple-A Buffalo last season, swatting 10 homers and stealing 27 bases in 33 attempts while carrying an .868 OPS. He appeared in 53 games for the Jays, where his strikeout rate spiked upon promotion to the big leagues for the second straight year (24.6 career K% in MLB). The departure of Anthony Gose will help to clear Pillar's path to a place on the Opening Day roster, but that route could be obstructed if the Jays acquire veteran outfield help through free agency or trade. At 26, he doesn't have much left to prove at Triple-A, and Pillar could exceed expectations if he finds a way to cut back on the strikeouts against top-level pitching. More likely, he'll end up on the small side of a platoon in the long run, after pounding lefties at Buffalo (.387/.400/.645) and posting a mediocre line against righties (.259/.316/.424).

2014

Pillar reached the majors for the first time in 2013, producing an unsightly .206/.250/.333 line over 110 plate appearances. He fared much better at Triple-A Buffalo, where he turned in a .299/.341/.493 line after earning a midseason promotion from Double-A New Hampshire. Pillar's lack of power has allowed him to fly under the radar as a prospect, even though he possesses good speed and above average contact skills. He'll probably be more of a fourth or fifth outfielder than a starter, and he could compete for a reserve role in spring training.