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Kevin Pillar CF

New York Mets

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February 16, 2021 09:12 AM
Mets' Kevin Pillar: Lands with Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with New York on Monday, Andy Martino of SNY.tv reports.

The two sides were said to be in serious talks earlier in the evening, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network, and an agreement has since been reached. Pillar will provide the Mets with outfield depth and figures to also see plenty of starting opportunities. He has the flexibility to play all three outfield positions, though he's played primarily in center and right field throughout his big-league career. At the very least, the right-handed hitter will be in the lineup against almost all southpaws, and his defense should earn him some starts against righties as well.

September 26, 2020 08:28 AM
Rockies' Kevin Pillar: Plates three runs in nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in Friday's 11-5 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Pillar went hitless in the first game of Friday's twin bill against Arizona, but he bounced back quickly and posted a three-hit performance during the nightcap -- it was the eighth time he accomplished that feat in Colorado's last 13 games. The center fielder is hitting a robust .412 with a 1.013 OPS during that stretch.

September 23, 2020 05:20 PM
Rockies' Kevin Pillar: Adds two steals to ledger
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run, an RBI and two stolen bases Tuesday in the Rockies' 5-2 loss to the Giants.

After slashing .387/.406/.452 in nine games during the Rockies' recent homestand, Pillar has continued to remain hot at the dish during the team's season-ending road trip. He's produced four hits through the first two games of the series in San Francisco, and the two steals were especially useful for fantasy managers trying to make up ground in that category. As one of the hotter hitters in the Colorado lineup, Pillar should continue to play regularly over the final week of the season as the Rockies chase down a long-shot playoff bid.

September 22, 2020 01:36 AM
Rockies' Kevin Pillar: Homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Monday's 7-2 win over the Giants.

Pillar hit his second homer for the Rockies in the third inning, giving them a 3-0 lead at the time. He's been excellent in his last eight games, going 13-for-31 (.419) with three RBI and six runs scored in that span. The outfielder has six homers, 22 RBI, 31 runs scored and three stolen bases in 48 games between the Rockies and the Red Sox in 2020.

September 20, 2020 02:36 PM
Rockies' Kevin Pillar: Running hot at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 2-for-3 with a double Saturday in the Rockies' 6-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Pillar has seized an everyday day role since joining the Rockies at the trade deadline Aug. 31. Through 16 games with the club, Pillar is batting .293, with his average climbing of late on the back of three multi-hit games in a row. He'll look to extend that streak in the series finale Sunday, when he'll bat second while serving as Colorado's designated hitter.

September 12, 2020 01:08 AM
Rockies' Kevin Pillar: Steals base in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Friday's 8-4 win over the Angels.

Pillar picked up his second steal in nine games with the Rockies. The outfielder is slashing just .200/.243/.343 in 35 at-bats since he was traded from the Red Sox. He has three steals, five homers, 19 RBI and 25 runs scored in 39 contests this year. With David Dahl back from a back injury, Pillar will need to improve at the plate to see consistent playing time.

September 5, 2020 02:04 AM
Rockies' Kevin Pillar: Delivers grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 1-for-4 with a grand slam during Friday's loss at Dodger Stadium.

Trailing 5-2 in the eighth, Pillar smacked a grand slam against Caleb Ferguson to give the Rockies the lead. It was the fifth long ball of the season for veteran outfielder, who was traded to Colorado on Aug. 31. In his first three games with his new squad, Pillar is 3-for-12 with six RBI.

September 3, 2020 01:32 AM
Rockies' Kevin Pillar: Drives in two runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 2-for-5 with a triple, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 9-6 win over the Giants.

The veteran outfielder went 0-for-3 in his Colorado debut Tuesday, but he had a much more productive showing Wednesday. Pillar has a .272/.321/.472 slash line with four homers, seven doubles, three triples, 15 RBI and two stolen bases in 32 games this season.

August 31, 2020 11:52 PM
Rockies' Kevin Pillar: Traded to Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar was traded from the Red Sox to the Rockies on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

Pillar saw heavy playing time in Boston's outfield while slashing .274/.325/.470 with 13 extra-base hits, 20 runs and 13 RBI to begin the season. He'll now get to play his home games at hitter-friendly Coors Field. He should continue to see heightened playing time in Colorado.

August 29, 2020 11:32 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Clubs fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run scored and a triple in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.

Pillar's first run came after his second-inning triple, as he was able to score on a Jackie Bradley groundout. Pillar later added an insurance run with his long ball in the fourth off Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez. The 31-year-old Pillar has four homers, 13 RBI, 18 runs scored and a stolen base through 29 games this season. He's added two triples and six doubles among his 30 total hits.

August 25, 2020 12:44 AM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Knocks leadoff home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a second run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Baltimore.

Pillar, batting leadoff against left-hander Wade LeBlanc, opened the game with a home run, then stole third base and scored again in the sixth inning. He opened the season as the fourth outfielder but has appeared in 25 of 29 games and is second on the team with 16 runs. His playing time could take a hit when Andrew Benintendi (ribs) returns, but given that the Red Sox will be sellers at the trade deadline, Pillar may be an attractive piece for a contender.

August 16, 2020 10:48 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Knocks second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Yankees.

Pillar got the Red Sox on the board with his third-inning solo shot, his second homer of the year. The outfielder has added a .313/.352/.507 slash line with nine RBI and 10 runs scored in 18 contests this season. He's hit safely in his last five games, going 8-for-20 (.400) with a homer, four RBI and four runs scored in that span.

August 13, 2020 01:44 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Pumps out four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 4-for-5 with a run scored Wednesday in the Red Sox's 9-5 loss to the Rays.

Pillar slotted in at the top of the order with lefty Blake Snell on the mound, but he'll shift down to fifth in the lineup in Thursday's series finale as right-hander Tyler Glasnow starts for the Rays. Though he opened the season as Boston's fourth outfielder, Pillar should be in store for a full-time role in the short term after Andrew Benintendi (ribs) was moved to the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

August 1, 2020 10:08 AM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Leads off Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar started in right field and batted leadoff in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees. He went 1-for-4.

Per usual, Pillar was in the lineup against a left-hander, but this was the first time he's batted leadoff. Until now, Jose Peraza has been leading off against southpaws. The promotion in the batting order makes sense; Pillar has hit safely in five of six games, including two three-hit games, with a 1.117 OPS.

July 28, 2020 11:44 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Raps out three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Mets.

Getting the start in right field and hitting fifth with rookie southpaw David Peterson on the mound for New York, Pillar was one of the few Boston hitters to have any real success. The veteran outfielder is now 7-for-12 to begin the season with four of his hits (three doubles and a homer) going for extra bases, but despite the hot start his playing time will likely depend on how often Boston continues to face left-handed pitching.

July 27, 2020 06:04 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Cranks homer Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar started in right field and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-4 loss to Baltimore.

With the Red Sox facing a lefty for the second time in three games, Pillar was placed in the starting lineup. He had three hits in Friday's opener as a fill-in for Alex Verdugo in right field; Sunday, Verdugo moved to left field in place of Andrew Benintendi to make room for Pillar. However lineups and defensive positions shake out, Pillar is expected to start against left-handers, likely in right field, while Verdugo, Benintendi or Jackie Bradley are reseted.

July 25, 2020 05:24 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Starts in right field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar started in right field Friday and went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke made the surprising decision to sit lefty-hitting Alex Verdugo against left-hander Tommy Milone, opting instead for the right-handed-hitting Pillar. The decision proved to be a sage one. Verdugo slashed .327/.358/.485/.843 over 109 plate appearances last year, so it's hard to believe he'll be platooned after what the Red Sox sent to the Dodgers to acquire him. Pillar is expected to start whenever a lefty is on the mound, per Christopher Smith of MassLive.com, but he could replace Andrew Benintendi or Jackie Bradley, not just Verdugo.

July 21, 2020 01:16 AM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Could fill part-time leadoff role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar and Jose Peraza are in consideration for the leadoff role against lefties, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Andrew Benintendi is expected to lead off against righties but may not wind up getting that assignment against same-sided pitching. A part-time leadoff role would boost Pillar's value, but he's likely to be on the bench against right-handers, which could limit his viability to deeper leagues. Additionally, with on-base percentages no higher than .303 in any of the last four seasons, it's not clear that Pillar is the best choice for the task.

July 3, 2020 11:20 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Regular against lefties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar is expected to be in the lineup whenever the Red Sox face a left-hander, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

With J.D. Martinez expected to serve as the everyday designated hitter, the door is open for the right-handed-hitting Pillar to be the fourth outfielder. That puts him in line to replace any of the three left-handed-hitting starters -- Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley or Alex Verdugo -- against southpaws.

March 14, 2020 07:56 AM
Red Sox's Kevin Pillar: Hitting for Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pillar is batting .355/.394/.484 with four doubles and two RBI over 12 spring appearances.

Pillar joined the Red Sox during the second week of spring training and was immediately penciled in as a reliable backup at all three outfield spots. When news broke that Alex Verdugo, who was acquired from the Dodgers in the Mookie Betts trade, may not be ready for the start of the season due to a stress fracture in his back, Pillar was presumed to be the logical fill-in starter in right field. Recent events leading MLB to push out Opening Day two weeks might give Verdugo enough time to be ready. In that event, Pillar goes back to being a backup and possible fill-in for center fielder Jackie Bradley, who has a history over extended batting slumps.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
07/30@ NYMW 4-24000010
07/29@ NYMW 6-52110000
07/28vs NYML 3-84130100
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020COL542083460626134152.288.336.4620.798
2019SF1616118315821881889145.259.287.4320.719
2018TOR1425126512915591898143.252.282.4260.708
2017TOR1545877215016423395156.256.300.4040.704
2016TOR146548591467532490146.266.303.3760.679
2015TOR1595867616312562885254.278.314.3990.713
2014TOR5311619312742812.267.295.3970.692
2013TOR36102112131342901.206.250.3330.583
Total9053270419858823441425558829.262.298.4080.707
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020COL541239600214
2019SF161373264709415
2018TOR14240221860608
2017TOR154371237336013
2016TOR146352206336012
2015TOR15931223454519
2014TOR53904610103
2013TOR36403402200
Total905205131335251237664
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2011R-Bluefield Blue Jays602364482173737103684.347.377.534
2012AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays42164165382134517163.323.339.415
2012AFX-Lansing Lugnuts86335491082045573553356.322.390.451
2013AA-New Hampshire Fisher7130444952025301931158.312.361.441
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons522013060194427123985.298.341.492
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons1004055713139310592148276.324.359.509
2016AFA-Dunedin27361002----00.857.8891.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/205
Birthdate:
01/04/1989
Age:
32
Hometown:
West Hills, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
New York Mets
College:

MLB Experience:
2