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Kevin Pillar

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2018 Stats

AVG

.254

HR

7

RBI

28

R

34

SB

10

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Pillar now has three full major-league seasons in the books, and at this point, it seems safe to say that he is what he is. His walk rate has ranged from 4.1 percent to 5.2 percent over the past three...

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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    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Pillar Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Blue Jays in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 10, 2018  –  Kevin Pillar News

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Pillar went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Sunday in a 13-3 win over Baltimore.

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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
2018 29 MAJ TOR 71 287 268 34 68 30 21 2 7 28 10 1 13 53 0 4 2 .254 .289 .425 .714
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3-Year Averages     153 612 573 69 153 46 34 1 11 50 18 5 28 90 3 3 5 .267 .305 .387 .693
Career  (View All)     619 2,363 2,207 271 579 191 137 7 47 199 65 20 106 380 12 16 22 .262 .301 .395 .695

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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
Jun. 19 Atl 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .289 .426 .715
Jun. 17 Was 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .254 .289 .425 .714
Jun. 16 Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .287 .422 .709
Jun. 15 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .290 .427 .717
Jun. 13 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .295 .434 .729
Jun. 12 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .299 .440 .739
Jun. 11 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .300 .444 .744
Jun. 10 Bal 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .304 .451 .755
Jun. 9 Bal 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .264 .302 .439 .741
Jun. 8 Bal 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .300 .440 .740
Jun. 7 Bal 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .297 .426 .723
Jun. 6 NYY 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .296 .425 .721
Jun. 5 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .302 .435 .737
Jun. 3 @Det 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .301 .423 .724
Jun. 2 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .303 .428 .731
Jun. 1 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .309 .436 .745
May. 30 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .314 .444 .758
May. 29 @Bos 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .315 .448 .763
May. 28 @Bos 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .323 .460 .783
May. 27 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .277 .319 .456 .775
May. 26 @Phi 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .325 .466 .791
May. 25 @Phi 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .322 .463 .785
May. 24 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .324 .462 .786
May. 23 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .323 .467 .790
May. 22 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .325 .475 .800
May. 20 Oak 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .332 .486 .818
May. 19 Oak 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .297 .335 .491 .826
May. 18 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .337 .497 .834
May. 17 Oak 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .308 .344 .509 .853
May. 16 @NYM 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .343 .503 .846
Last 7 Games 28 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .214 .357
Last 14 Games 57 7 13 2 0 3 7 0 11 1 1 0 2 0 .228 .220 .421 .641
Last 30 Games 112 10 21 5 0 3 11 4 25 2 1 0 2 1 .188 .212 .313 .525

Kevin Pillar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 72 72
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
2018818261.173.346.553
2017143214103.336.559.940
2016145102195.283.407.709

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018187265229.289.460.785
201744451123212.230.354.628
2016403495349.261.365.668

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018139237216.281.532.841
2017292316179.240.373.652
2016269383295.301.431.765

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201812911074.225.310.578
20172954110256.271.434.756
2016279214249.233.323.596
Kevin Pillar vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Anibal Sanchez ATL 12 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .417 .417 .417 .833

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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
2018 29 MAJ TOR 287 268 4.5% 18.5% 0.25 80% .288 .171
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3-Year Averages     612 573 4.6% 14.7% 0.31 84% .299 .120
Career     2,363 2,207 4.5% 16.1% 0.28 83% .296 .133

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Kevin Pillar Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
CF 2018 617.7 0 18 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.25 BB/K
POOR
4.5% BB Rate
POOR
18.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.714 OPS
POOR
.289 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.254 AVG
WEAK
.288 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.425 SLG
WEAK
.171 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Pillar is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against Baltimore.

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Pillar is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.

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Pillar went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI, a run, a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the Twins.

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Pillar went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in Sunday's victory against the Rangers.

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Pillar went 2-for-4 with two solo homers in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

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Pillar went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a strikeout in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

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Pillar went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

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Pillar went 3-for-4 and scored a run in Sunday's victory over the Yankees.

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Pillar agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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, hitting just .198/.231/.291 in 86 at-bats as Toronto's table setter. Despite the disappointment, Pillar found a home at the bottom of the lineup and hit .277 when penciled in at the bottom third of the order, including .324/.369/.419 in 148 at-bats as the eighth hitter. Pillar is a solid contact hitter (82.2 percent rate in 2016) but has minimal power for an outfielder (.109 ISO) and doesn't get on base enough (.303 career OBP) to make him more than a below-average offensive threat (80 wRC+ last season). After swiping 25 bags in 2015, the 27-year-old disappointed by stealing just 14 bases on 20 tries. The center fielder's elite defense will continue to make him a mainstay in the Jays lineup, but fantasy leagues don't award points for web gems. A spot near the bottom of the lineup also caps his fantasy upside.

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.