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Kevin Pillar

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

AVG

.266

HR

7

RBI

53

R

59

SB

14

2016 Preseason Projections

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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   

September 21, 2016  –  Kevin Pillar News

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Pillar went 3-for-4 with a double and scored a run in Tuesday's win over Seattle.

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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 LAN 86 375 335 49 108 29 20 4 5 57 35 6 35 53 1 1 3 .322 .390 .451 .841
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
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 A+ DUN 2 9 7 3 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .857 .889 1.000 1.889
2016 27 MAJ TOR 146 584 548 59 146 44 35 2 7 53 14 6 24 90 3 3 6 .266 .303 .376 .679
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3-Year Averages     119 443 416 51 113 33 25 1 7 38 13 4 18 67 2 3 4 .272 .306 .387 .693
Career  (View All)     394 1,444 1,352 165 361 107 79 4 24 129 40 13 60 232 9 9 14 .267 .303 .385 .688

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Kevin Pillar Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @Bos 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .303 .376 .679
Oct. 1 @Bos 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .303 .375 .678
Sep. 30 @Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .301 .373 .674
Sep. 29 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .300 .375 .675
Sep. 28 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .265 .300 .375 .675
Sep. 27 Bal 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .302 .377 .679
Sep. 26 NYY 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .302 .377 .679
Sep. 25 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .302 .378 .680
Sep. 24 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .302 .379 .681
Sep. 23 NYY 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .304 .381 .685
Sep. 21 @Sea 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .302 .380 .682
Sep. 20 @Sea 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .305 .384 .689
Sep. 19 @Sea 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .264 .300 .379 .679
Sep. 18 @LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .297 .376 .673
Sep. 17 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .261 .297 .377 .674
Sep. 16 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .297 .378 .675
Sep. 15 @LAA 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .298 .381 .679
Sep. 14 TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .298 .380 .678
Sep. 13 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .298 .381 .679
Sep. 12 TB 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .298 .382 .680
Sep. 11 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .298 .380 .678
Sep. 10 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .300 .384 .684
Sep. 9 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .300 .384 .684
Sep. 7 @NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .300 .384 .684
Sep. 6 @NYY 4 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .300 .386 .686
Sep. 5 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .294 .381 .675
Sep. 4 @TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .297 .384 .681
Sep. 3 @TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .295 .384 .679
Sep. 2 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .294 .385 .679
Aug. 31 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .294 .386 .680
Last 7 Games 22 2 6 1 0 0 4 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .320 .318 .638
Last 14 Games 47 6 15 2 0 0 5 4 7 2 1 0 1 2 .319 .365 .362 .727
Last 30 Games 101 9 27 5 0 0 7 10 17 3 1 0 1 2 .267 .330 .317 .647

Kevin Pillar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 146 146
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
2016145102195.283.407.709
2015144192125.278.361.684
2014468141.304.457.783

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016403495349.261.365.668
201544257104420.278.412.723
20147011130.243.357.631

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016269383295.301.431.765
20152903563313.283.403.726
20147515261.240.413.683

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016279214249.233.323.596
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 LAN 375 335 9.3% 14.1% 0.66 84% .372 .129
2012 23 A+ DUN 178 164 2.8% 9.6% 0.29 90% .356 .092
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 A+ DUN 9 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .857 .143
2016 27 MAJ TOR 584 548 4.1% 15.4% 0.27 84% .308 .110
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3-Year Averages     443 416 4.1% 15.1% 0.27 84% .310 .115
Career     1,444 1,352 4.2% 16.1% 0.26 83% .307 .118

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.266 AVG
AVERAGE
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.308 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.376 SLG
WEAK
.110 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.27 BB/K
POOR
4.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
15.4% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.679 OPS
POOR
.303 OBP
WEAK

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

Pillar went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

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Pillar went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

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Pillar is back in the lineup Saturday against Minnesota, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

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Pillar (illness) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

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Pillar was scratched from Friday's lineup with flu-like symptoms, Mike Wilner of Blue Jays Talk reports.

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Pillar is in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup against the Angels.

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Pillar (thumb) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Pillar (thumb) could return to the Blue Jays on Tuesday against the Angels, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Pillar (thumb) played catch and hit off a tee Monday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Pillar (thumb) was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Pillar is nursing a jammed left thumb and is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.