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Kevin Pillar

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2017 Stats

AVG

.256

HR

16

RBI

42

R

72

SB

15

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

With leadoff man Devon Travis on the mend to open 2016, Pillar was afforded the top spot in one of the most potent batting orders in baseball. Unfortunately, he was unable to lock down the role, hitti...

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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 29, 2017  –  Kevin Pillar News

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Pillar has left the club to join his wife, who is soon due to give birth, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca 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 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
2017 28 MAJ TOR 154 632 587 72 150 54 37 1 16 42 15 6 33 95 3 3 6 .256 .300 .404 .704
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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)     548 2,076 1,939 237 511 161 116 5 40 171 55 19 93 327 12 12 20 .264 .302 .390 .693

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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. 1 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 30 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 29 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .300 .404 .704
Sep. 26 @Bos 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .257 .302 .407 .709
Sep. 25 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .300 .405 .705
Sep. 24 NYY 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .256 .302 .408 .710
Sep. 23 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .301 .406 .707
Sep. 22 NYY 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .303 .409 .712
Sep. 21 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .303 .410 .713
Sep. 20 KC 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .304 .413 .717
Sep. 19 KC 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .304 .412 .716
Sep. 17 @Min 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .304 .411 .715
Sep. 16 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .304 .413 .717
Sep. 15 @Min 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .306 .416 .722
Sep. 14 @Min 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .303 .410 .713
Sep. 13 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .302 .409 .711
Sep. 12 Bal 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .303 .410 .713
Sep. 11 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .303 .412 .715
Sep. 10 Det 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .303 .413 .716
Sep. 9 Det 4 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .302 .413 .715
Sep. 8 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .297 .402 .699
Sep. 6 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Bos 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .299 .405 .704
Sep. 4 @Bos 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .299 .405 .704
Sep. 3 @Bal 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .300 .407 .707
Sep. 2 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .303 .411 .714
Sep. 1 @Bal 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .303 .406 .709
Aug. 31 @Bal 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .301 .402 .703
Aug. 30 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .300 .400 .700
Last 7 Games 16 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .294 .313 .607
Last 14 Games 39 5 7 2 0 0 0 1 7 1 1 1 0 0 .179 .220 .231 .451
Last 30 Games 104 12 28 6 0 3 8 4 16 1 1 1 0 0 .269 .303 .413 .716

Kevin Pillar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 153 153
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
2017143214103.336.559.940
2016145102195.283.407.709
2015144192125.278.361.684

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201744451123212.230.354.628
2016403495349.261.365.668
201544257104420.278.412.723

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017292316179.240.373.652
2016269383295.301.431.765
20152903563313.283.403.726

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172954110256.271.434.756
2016279214249.233.323.596
20152964162312.274.395.701
Kevin Pillar vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .378 .187
2012 23 A LAN 375 335 9.3% 14.1% 0.66 84% .371 .129
2012 23 A+ DUN 178 164 2.8% 9.6% 0.29 90% .342 .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% .350 .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% .345 .186
2014 25 MAJ TOR 122 116 3.3% 23% 0.14 76% .333 .130
2015 26 MAJ TOR 628 586 4.5% 13.5% 0.33 85% .306 .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% .306 .110
2017 28 MAJ TOR 632 587 5.2% 15% 0.35 84% .280 .148
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3-Year Averages     443 416 4.1% 15.1% 0.27 84% .307 .115
Career     2,076 1,939 4.5% 15.8% 0.28 83% .297 .126

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Kevin Pillar Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 120 4 31 2 4 73 2 44 0
2015 CF 1236 24 389 15 24 635 19 394 6
2015 RF 26 0 4 0 0 18 0 4 0
2016 CF 1293 47 311 26 47 666 18 264 8
2017 CF 1343.3 20 306 10 20 698 10 354 5
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 8
2015 CF 4 5 5 0 0 1 0 13 0 14
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CF 6 12 8 0 0 -1 -2 24 0 21
2017 CF 1 6 4 0 0 3 2 10 0 15

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2017 Stat Review for Kevin Pillar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
5.2% BB Rate
POOR
15.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.704 OPS
POOR
.300 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.256 AVG
WEAK
.280 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.404 SLG
WEAK
.148 ISO
WEAK

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

Pillar went 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Tigers on Saturday.

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Pillar is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.

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Pillar went 3-for-5 with a double in Friday's 1-0 loss to the Orioles.

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Pillar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Pillar is batting sixth and playing center field Friday against the Cubs, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Pillar is not in the lineup against the Rays on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Pillar went 2-for-4 with a double, his 27th of the year, and one RBI in Tuesday's loss to Tampa Bay.

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Pillar is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

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Pillar is not in the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

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Pillar is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Pillar went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against the Royals.

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Pillar is batting sixth and playing center field Thursday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 .278/.314/.399, tied his professional season high with 12 home runs and added 25 stolen bases in an efficient 29 attempts (86 percent success rate). After striking out nearly one out of every four plate appearances in his first season, Pillar nearly slashed his strikeout rate in half, as he struck out just 85 times in 628 plate appearances (13.5 percent). Combine that contact rate with his speed and Pillar should be able to maintain a solid batting average going forward. Pillar will also be in one of the best lineups in the league again next season with the Blue Jays, so a high run total like last year’s 76 is certainly possible again.

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.