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Kevin Pillar

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

AVG

.243

HR

2

RBI

15

R

16

SB

4

2016 Preseason Projections

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R

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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   

May 20, 2016  –  Kevin Pillar News

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Pillar is out of the lineup Friday against the Twins, Sportsnet's Barry Davis 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
2016 27 MAJ TOR 48 195 185 16 45 16 13 1 2 15 4 1 4 28 1 1 4 .243 .273 .357 .630
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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
Career  (View All)     296 1,055 989 122 260 79 57 3 19 91 30 8 40 170 7 7 12 .263 .298 .384 .682

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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
May. 26 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .273 .357 .630
May. 25 @NYY 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .274 .359 .633
May. 24 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .276 .364 .640
May. 22 @Min 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .282 .372 .654
May. 21 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .277 .363 .640
May. 20 @Min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .283 .372 .655
May. 19 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .283 .372 .655
May. 18 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .290 .381 .671
May. 17 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .297 .391 .688
May. 16 TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .304 .401 .705
May. 15 @Tex 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .279 .314 .415 .729
May. 14 @Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .311 .406 .717
May. 13 @Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .311 .406 .717
May. 11 @SF 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .315 .413 .728
May. 10 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .324 .427 .751
May. 9 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .333 .441 .774
May. 8 LAD 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .338 .455 .793
May. 7 LAD 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .445 .778
May. 6 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .336 .443 .779
May. 5 Tex 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .339 .423 .762
May. 4 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .327 .396 .723
May. 3 Tex 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .291 .330 .408 .738
May. 2 Tex 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .324 .400 .724
May. 1 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .271 .307 .375 .682
Apr. 30 @TB 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .309 .380 .689
Apr. 29 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .290 .326 .616
Apr. 27 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .303 .341 .644
Apr. 26 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .302 .341 .643
Apr. 25 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 24 Oak 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .266 .301 .342 .643
Last 7 Days 25 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .160 .200 .360
Last 14 Days 54 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 8 2 0 0 1 0 .148 .145 .185 .330
Last 30 Days 110 7 26 10 0 2 10 3 15 3 1 1 1 1 .236 .261 .382 .643

Kevin Pillar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 48 48
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
2016602173.267.400.679
2015144192125.278.361.684
2014468141.304.457.783

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201612514181.232.336.607
201544257104420.278.412.723
20147011130.243.357.631

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201681121111.296.469.799
20152903563313.283.403.726
20147515261.240.413.683

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161044143.202.269.499
20152964162312.274.395.701
2014414010.317.366.707
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
2016 27 MAJ TOR 195 185 2.1% 14.4% 0.14 85% .277 .114
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3-Year Averages     286 268 4.2% 16.4% 0.26 82% .306 .108
Career     1,055 989 3.8% 16.1% 0.24 83% .301 .121

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2016 Stat Review for Kevin Pillar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.243 AVG
POOR
85% Contact Rate
GOOD
.277 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.357 SLG
POOR
.114 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.14 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
14.4% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.630 OPS
TERRIBLE
.273 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Returning from a day off due to chest soreness, Pillar went 2-for-4 with a double, two steals, two RBI and a run in Sunday's "brawlgame" against the Rangers.

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Pillar (chest) is back in the lineup in center field and will bat leadoff Sunday against the Rangers, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Pillar (chest) has been scratched from Saturday's lineup, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Manager John Gibbons said he's going to try a platoon system at leadoff. Pillar will hit first against lefties while Michael Saunders, a left-handed hitter, will take the role against right-handers, the Toronto Sun reports.

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Pillar was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run as Toronto scored a 5-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday night.

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Back in the leadoff spot for the first time since mid-April, Pillar went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run in Thursday’s 12-2 win against the Rangers.

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Pillar is leading off Thursday against the Rangers, Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star reports.

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Pillar went 3-for-4 with a double while scoring the team's only run in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

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Pillar attributes much of his recent success to improving plate discipline while having a more consistent approach at the plate, SportsNet reports.

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2016

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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.