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Kevin Pillar | Outfielder | #11

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Dominguez Hills
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 32 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Pillar is not with the Blue Jays, as he's joined his wife in preparation for their child being born.
It's unclear whether Pillar might return at some point during the final weekend, but fantasy owners probably shouldn't count on it. The Jays have Ezequiel Carrera, Teoscar Hernandez and Michael Saunders in the outfield Friday, with Jose Bautista in the designated hitter spot and Kendrys Morales at first base. Sep 29 - 11:27 AM

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Kevin Pillar had a solo homer and two walks versus the Twins on Friday.

Pillar is hitting .321 with three homers in 56 at-bats this month, putting him at .261/.306/.416 overall. That's par for the course for him, and he remains a fine regular for the Blue Jays, even though his defense seems to have slipped a tad. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like he's ever going to take much of a step forward offensively.
Sep 15 - 11:58 PM

Kevin Pillar went 4-for-4 with a homer Saturday in the Blue Jays' 5-4 win over the Tigers.

Pillar rattled off three singles and slugged a solo shot off Tigers reliever Warwick Saupold in the bottom of the sixth inning, finishing the day with two RBI and one run scored. The 28-year-old also made yet another terrific catch in center field. He's slashing .259/.302/.413 with 15 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 137 games this season.
Sep 9 - 7:26 PM

Kevin Pillar hit his 14th home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

O's starter Wade Miley hung a breaking ball in the fifth inning and Pillar jumped on it, swatting it over the left field wall to give the Jays a lead. His 14 homers are a career high, and the 28-year-old has an eight-game hitting streak that has upped his season line to .257/.303/.411. He's 12-for-34 with three doubles and the homer during the eight-game stretch.
Sep 2 - 11:04 PM

Kevin Pillar went 3-for-5 in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Orioles.

Pillar had two singles and a double. Though he hasn’t shown much pop or speed recently, the 28-year-old is hitting .356 (21-for-59) over his last 16 games.
Sep 2 - 12:21 AM

Kevin Pillar is absent from the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday against the Rays.

It appears to be a normal day of rest for Pillar. Ezequiel Carrera will start in center field and bat sixth Thursday versus Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer.
Aug 17 - 12:53 PM

Kevin Pillar finished 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the Blue Jays' win over the Angels on Sunday.

Pillar kicked off the scoring in the Jays' seven-run ninth inning with a two-run shot to left-center field, and Steve Pearce capped off that astonishing frame with a walk-off grand slam. Pillar is now slashing .244/.293/.403 with 12 home runs and 25 RBI in 103 games this year.
Jul 30 - 5:23 PM

Kevin Pillar is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Saturday.

It looks to be just a routine day of rest for the Jays' center fielder. Ezequiel Carrera is starting in his place and will bat sixth against Caleb Smith and the Yankees on Saturday.
Jul 29 - 12:06 PM

Kevin Pillar hit his 11th home run of the year Sunday in the Blue Jays' loss to the Indians.

Pillar provided Toronto's only run of the game with his solo shot off Corey Kluber in the top of the third inning. He finished 1-for-3 in the 8-1 defeat at Progressive Field.
Jul 23 - 4:08 PM

Kevin Pillar walked three times and scored a pair of runs as the Blue Jays walloped the Tigers on Friday night in Detroit.

Pillar drew a bases loaded walk in the sixth inning that increased the Blue Jays' advantage to 3-1. He's now slashing .254/.310/.415 with 10 homers and 12 stolen bases on the year.
Jul 14 - 11:03 PM

Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

His blast off starter Jason Vargas tied the game at two runs apiece in the seventh inning, although his club would fail to score again and lose the game. Pillar has been a productive fantasy outfielder, batting .253/.307/.414 with nine home runs, 41 runs, 19 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 318 plate appearances. He is on pace to set new career highs in homers and runs.
Jun 24 - 5:42 PM

Kevin Pillar went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Royals on Friday.

Pillar was bumped from the leadoff spot to sixth in the order on Thursday, but he batted seventh in this one. He’s better than what he’s shown this month, but he’s not nearly as interesting in fantasy leagues if he sticks in the bottom-third of the order.
Jun 24 - 1:02 AM

Kevin Pillar is absent from the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

It's just a routine day of rest for Pillar. Ezequiel Carrera is starting in center field and batting second in the Jays' series finale against the visiting Reds.
May 31 - 10:44 AM

Kevin Pillar slugged his seventh home run of the season Wednesday in the Blue Jays' win over the Brewers.

It was a solo shot in the fourth inning off Brewers starter Matt Garza. Pillar is already up to seven home runs through just 45 games this season after totaling seven home runs over 146 games in 2016. He finished 1-for-5 in Wednesday's win at Miller Park.
May 24 - 4:30 PM

Blue Jays activated OF Kevin Pillar from the restricted list.

Pillar is back from his two-game suspension. The Blue Jays banned him for using a homophobic slur during a confrontation with Braves reliever Jason Motte on Wednesday night. Pillar will man center field and bat leadoff Saturday against Baltimore.
May 20 - 4:43 PM

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2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
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RF1Teoscar Hernandez
DH1Kendrys Morales
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3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Brett Anderson
6Joe Biagini
7Tom Koehler
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2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
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6Matt Dermody
7Tim Mayza
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