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Kevin Pillar | Outfielder | #11

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Dominguez Hills
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 32 (0) / TOR
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Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Monday's win over the Rangers.
The Blue Jays jumped on Derek Holland early, as Josh Donaldson, Chris Colabello and Pillar went deep off of him in the first two innings. Pillar also added RBI singles in the third and seventh frames. In all, Toronto tallied 12 hits and eight runs on the day, with seven of the hits going for extra bases. They have forced the series back to Toronto for a fifth and deciding game. Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:00:00 PM

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Kevin Pillar was 2-for-4 with an RBI single against the Royals on Friday.

Pillar hit .283 over 25 games this month, but oddly he drove in just four runs. Either way, he should remain Toronto's regular center fielder even after Friday's addition of Ben Revere. Revere will likely share playing time with Chris Colabello in left field.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:43:00 PM

Kevin Pillar had a nice night at the plate in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox, going 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Pillar has made a name for himself in recent years with his tremendous defensive prowess in center field, but he has developed into an integral part of the Blue Jays offense this year. With the four-hit attack, he's now hitting .285/.348/.409 on the season.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 10:56:00 PM

Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a solo home run as the Blue Jays topped the Mets on Wednesday.

Pillar gave the Blue Jays their first lead with an RBI single in the second inning. He added insurance in the seventh to make it 3-0 with a solo home run to left-center off of Jon Niese. Pillar has turned things up a notch in June, as Wednesday's performance marked his eighth multi-hit outburst in 14 games. He still, however, has a meager .257/.292/.376 triple-slash line with five home runs and 31 RBI.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Kevin Pillar was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored against the Astros on Saturday.

Pillar sparked a three-run third inning with an RBI single and added an RBI double in the fifth. While his production really dropped off for a stretch, he's hitting .414 (12-for-29) with three home runs, two doubles, and eight RBI over his last eight games.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI as the Blue Jays topped the Nationals on Tuesday.

It was a rare offensive outburst from the outfielder, who entered Tuesday's game with a .321 slugging percentage. His first home run was a solo shot to break up a 0-0 tie in the second inning. His second put the Jays up 4-3 in the sixth inning. Pillar is up to four home runs on the season with 21 RBI and a .234/.273/.360 triple-slash line.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Kevin Pillar hit a solo homer and drew a walk Saturday against the Twins.

It was his second home run of the season and his first since way back on April 12. Pillar is hitting just .184 this month, but he has now hit safely in three straight games. Perhaps he's finally snapping out of it.
Sat, May 30, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Kevin Pillar doubled in two runs versus the Indians on Thursday.

Pillar has doubled in four straight games, and he has eight two-baggers in 88 at-bats this season. He's likely to remain the Jays' primary center fielder for a spell, with Dalton Pompey taking on a lesser role once Jose Bautista returns to right field.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored and made an outstanding catch in left field Wednesday.

Pillar is trying to make a case to remain in the starting lineup after Michael Saunders comes off the DL, something that could happen next week. He's batting .314 with a homer and three doubles in 35 at-bats so far. The Jays will almost surely go with Saunders as their left fielder against righties, but Pillar can continue to start against lefties and he could also cut into Dalton Pompey's playing time in center.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Kevin Pillar finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored on Opening Day against the Yankees.

Pillar is serving as the Blue Jays' regular left fielder while Michael Saunders recovers from knee surgery and he should have considerable fantasy value throughout the month of April. Pillar, 26, hit .323/.359/.509 with 10 home runs and 27 steals in 100 games last season at Triple-A Buffalo.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Kevin Pillar homered Wednesday in his return to Toronto's lineup.

It was a two-run shot off Ryan Webb. Pillar hadn't played in 11 days because of a strained oblique suffered sneezing. He's still in the mix for a spot on the Jays' roster as a part-time option in center and left.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 05:52:00 PM

Kevin Pillar (oblique) is back in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League lineup Wednesday.

Pillar recently suffered an oblique strain from sneezing, which left him sidelined for a few days, but he's ready to go. The 26-year-old still has enough time to get ready for the season.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Kevin Pillar (oblique) will return to the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday.

Good news. Pillar suffered a slight right oblique injury when he sneezed about a week and a half ago, but he's making solid progress. Assuming he doesn't aggravate the injury, he should be good to go for the season.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Kevin Pillar (oblique) will resume taking batting practice Sunday after an MRI Saturday came back clean.

The Jays sent Pillar for an MRI on his strained right oblique to see how the muscle is coming along, and it seems they liked what they saw. Assuming BP goes well, Pillar said he hopes to get into a game sometime this week. He's trending in the right direction with Opening Day approaching.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 08:46:00 AM

Kevin Pillar (oblique) will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Pillar hasn't re-injured his right oblique strain, but rather the Blue Jays simply want to see how he's healing. Toronto is hopeful that the outfielder will be ready for Opening Day.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 02:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dalton Pompey
3Darrell Ceciliani
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Jesse Chavez
6Drew Hutchison
7Aaron Sanchez
8Roberto Hernandez
9Scott Copeland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Ryan Tepera
7Pat Venditte
8Steve Delabar
9Chad Jenkins
10Blake McFarland
11Brady Dragmire
12Joe Biagini
13Arnold Leon
14Pat McCoy