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Sunday Notes: Tigers, Pillar, Pirates’ Bell, Correa, more

Kevin Pillar is a stud with the glove. The Blue Jays center fielder has 14 Defensive Runs Saved, which ranks him second behind Kevin Kiermaier among fly chasers. Unlike the Rays’ hit robber, he didn’t reach the big leagues because of his defense. “I got here because I hit well at every level in the […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Emergence of Kevin Pillar

“Who is this guy?!” – Sports fans around the world say while Kevin Pillar continues to invade their highlights. The crazy thing is, the outfielder was never supposed to be here, let alone succeeding the way he is. It all starts where the the 26-year-old was drafted. Coming out of Cal State Dominguez Hills, Pillar was selected in the 32nd round by the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar on fire in June

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last month, ranking in the top five among qualified players in Major League Baseball in batting average and hits for the month of June. Since June began, Pillar has compiled a .384 batting average with four home runs and 18 runs batted in. Just to give those numbers some perspective, his...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Video Montage: 16 Kevin Pillar Web Gems Thus Far In 2015

A video montage of the 16 web gems Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has under his belt thus far on the 2015 season. The fearless defender has quietly come into the “Gold Glove” conversation with his highlight reel play in the outfield this season. The tenacious defensive specialist could enjoy some “Gold” when it is all said and done this season if he continues...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar Makes Jaw-Dropping Catch To Rob Home Run (Video)

On Tuesday night, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado made a play that had some wondering if it would end up being the play of the year. Well, it turns out it wouldn’t even last as play of the week. Arenado was upstaged Wednesday night by Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Kevin Pillar, who made one of the best outfield catches we’ve seen in a very long while. Pillar stole...
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Pillar climbs wall to rob home run

Your browser does not support iframes. On Tuesday, Nolan Arenado presented a candidate for Major League Baseball’s catch of the season by making a spectacular grab down the third base line. The following day, Kevin Pillar did his best to one up him. In the top of the seventh inning, Rays second baseman Tim Beckham...Read More
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar’s t-shirt makes light of his sneeze-related injury (photo)

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar experienced one of the most ignominious injuries by a baseball player — of which there are stupefyingly countless instances — when he suffered a strained oblique muscle that was induced by sneezing. Pillar, 26, demonstrated at least he has a snarky sense of humor about his rather embarrassing injury...Read More The post Kevin Pillar’s...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar Makes Fun Of His Sneezing Injury With T-Shirt (Photo)

Kevin Pillar’s sneeze game isn’t great, but at least his T-shirt game is strong. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder joined the lengthy list of bizarre spring training injuries recently when he strained his right oblique with an unfortunate, and presumably painful, sneeze Sunday. The 26-year-old isn’t expected to miss much time, which makes the slightly embarrassing mishap easier...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar Sidelined With Oblique Strain From Sneezing

The Toronto Blue Jays might want to look into having their players practice in bubbles, or at least start giving them antihistamines. The club fell victim to the bizarre spring training injury bug once again after outfielder Kevin Pillar strained his right oblique from sneezing, per the Toronto Star’s Richard Griffin. Luckily for them, however, the...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar Tells All: A Trip To The Major Leagues

Many of us will never know what it’s like to literally feel the roar of a crowd as we walk out onto an on-deck circle, or step into the batter’s box and smell the pine tar emanating from a baseball bat. These are the things that kids dream of – the chance to have a Major League at-bat against the best of the best, or the chance to have fun for a living and make a name for yourself...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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