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Kevin Pillar | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays optioned OF Kevin Pillar to Triple-A Buffalo.
Pillar has hit only .225/.220/.300 across 26 games for the Blue Jays this season. Brad Glenn has replaced him on the roster. Jun 25 - 3:42 PM

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Blue Jays recalled OF Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo.

Pillar was 9-for-37 (.243) in a month-long stay with Toronto earlier this season. The 25-year-old outfielder probably won't play enough to carry fantasy relevance.
Jun 23 - 2:09 PM

Blue Jays optioned OF Kevin Pillar to Triple-A Buffalo.

Pillar has hit .243/.237/.324 over 38 plate appearances with the big club this season. He's being replaced on the roster by reliever Bobby Korecky.
Jun 11 - 10:09 AM

Blue Jays recalled OF Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo.

Colby Rasmus left Monday's game with a hamstring injury, so Pillar will serve as insurance for Toronto's outfield. The 25-year-old was hitting .305/.344/.461 with 17 extra-base hits (one home run) and five stolen bases over 34 games this season in Triple-A. He has been especially hot recently, so the Jays are hoping he'll keep it going in the majors.
May 13 - 2:48 PM

The Blue Jays are expected to call up outfielder Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo.

He'll serve as insurance for the outfield while Colby Rasmus nursing a hamstring injury. Pillar, 25, is hitting .305/.344/.461 with 17 extra-base hits (one home run) and five stolen bases over 34 games this season in Triple-A.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
May 13 - 1:18 PM

Blue Jays option OF Kevin Pillar to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 25-year-old outfielder was competing for a reserve outfielder role with the Jays, but hit a disappointing .152/.172/.242 in 34 plate appearances during Grapefruit League play. He'll continue to function as organizational depth.
Mar 22 - 10:19 AM

Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Saturday against the Rays.

It was his third home run. Pillar really struggled coming out of the gate, but he's hitting .286 (8-for-28) over his last seven games. Still, the 24-year-old has a lousy 29/4 K/BB ratio over his first 102 plate appearances in the big leagues.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Kevin Pillar struck out all three times he was up Wednesday and is 0-for-7 since being called up on Wednesday.

On the plus side, he did gun down Dustin Pedroia at the plate in the first inning tonight. Pillar has a chance to turn into a useful fourth outfielder down the line, but he's probably not ready to hit in the majors yet. That said, he's the Blue Jays' best option in left field with Melky Cabrera and Colby Rasmus out.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 10:02:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of OF Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo.

Pillar, a 32nd-round pick, batted .307/.353/.461 with nine home runs and 23 stolen bases in 123 games this season between Double- and Triple-A. The 24-year-old will be making his major league debut. He could see quite a bit of playing time with Colby Rasmus (oblique) on the DL, so feel free to give him a shot in AL-only formats.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins