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Kevin Pillar

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

AVG

.290

HR

1

RBI

7

R

11

SB

2

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 3, 2016  –  Kevin Pillar News

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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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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 26 106 100 11 29 8 6 1 1 7 2 1 2 15 1 0 3 .290 .324 .400 .724
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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)     274 966 904 117 244 71 50 3 18 83 28 8 38 157 7 6 11 .270 .306 .392 .697

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 Days 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
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
Apr. 23 Oak 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .291 .320 .611
Apr. 22 Oak 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .280 .296 .576
Apr. 21 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .268 .284 .552
Apr. 20 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .284 .302 .586
Apr. 19 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .302 .322 .624
Apr. 18 @Bos 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .322 .345 .667
Apr. 17 @Bos 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .273 .308 .581
Apr. 16 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .235 .271 .506
Apr. 15 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .205 .255 .295 .550
Apr. 14 NYY 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .256 .317 .573
Apr. 13 NYY 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .231 .270 .501
Apr. 12 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .219 .265 .313 .578
Apr. 10 Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .233 .310 .543
Apr. 9 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .231 .320 .551
Apr. 8 Bos 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .238 .273 .381 .654
Apr. 6 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .278 .500
Apr. 5 @TB 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .357 .643
Apr. 4 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .333 .555
Apr. 3 @TB 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Last 7 Days 21 2 8 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .381 .409 .619 1.028
Last 14 Days 48 6 17 4 0 1 4 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 .354 .380 .500 .880
Last 30 Days 100 11 29 6 1 1 7 2 15 2 1 3 0 1 .290 .324 .400 .724

Kevin Pillar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 26 26
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
2016281141.286.429.714
2015144192125.278.361.684
2014468141.304.457.783

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20167210031.292.389.727
201544257104420.278.412.723
20147011130.243.357.631

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016459051.356.489.872
20152903563313.283.403.726
20147515261.240.413.683

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016552121.236.327.603
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 106 100 1.9% 14.2% 0.13 85% .333 .110
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3-Year Averages     286 268 4.2% 16.4% 0.26 82% .306 .108
Career     966 904 3.9% 16.3% 0.24 83% .310 .122

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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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.290 AVG
GOOD
85% Contact Rate
GOOD
.333 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.400 SLG
WEAK
.110 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.13 BB/K
TERRIBLE
1.9% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
14.2% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.724 OPS
WEAK
.324 OBP
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Kevin Pillar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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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Pillar went 2-for-3 with a double, solo homer, and a walk in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Rays.

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Pillar is out of the lineup Monday against the White Sox, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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Pillar will hit eighth in Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

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As the Jays' new leadoff hitter for 2016, Pillar is hitting just .219 with a .265 OBP through the team's first eight games.

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Pillar, who's off to a 2-for-9 start this season, made an outstanding catch in Monday's game against the Rays and is a leading candidate to compete for a Gold Glove Award in 2016, ESPN's David Schoenfield reports.

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Pillar is competing with Michael Saunders for the lead off spot, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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

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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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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.