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Bunt-Fest: Jays' Pillar bunts 7 times in minor league games

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kevin Pillar was back in the minors for a bunt-fest. The Toronto Blue Jays center fielder spent Sunday switching from a Triple-A exhibition game to a Double-A contest on adjacent fields, attempting to reach on bunt singles in all seven at-bats. Pillar might need a little more practice - he went 0 for 7. ''It's something that I want to have as a tool, something...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 10 MLB center fielders headed into spring training 2017

There is very little that is as exciting as seeing a truly elite center fielder apply his craft. It is a position that has housed many of the greatest talents in the history of the game, as names such as Mays, Mantle, DiMaggio, Cobb and Griffey have made it home, and that is only the very tip of a substantially talented iceberg. In today’s game, there continues to be a legendary...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar Is Muscling Up, But to No Avail

In his first year as an everyday center fielder in 2015, Kevin Pillar put up the kind of defensive numbers that make folks question defensive numbers. Pillar was a below-average hitter who finished the season with the same WAR as Miguel Cabrera, thanks to his gaudy defensive runs saved totals. The talk of the offseason, regarding Pillar, then became, “Well, if he can just become...
Via Fangraphs
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Kevin Pillar Play Defense

A good way to get smart people to mock you on the internet is to make a big deal about small sample defensive metrics. There are actually a lot things for which people on the internet will mock you, but that’s definitely one of them. For instance, imagine someone told you that Kevin Pillar is the best defender in baseball because his 2016 UZR/150 is 41.3! That assertion would...
Via Fangraphs
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar crashes into wall after laying out for diving catch (VIDEO)

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar made an exceptional catch in Monday night’s game against the Rays, and it’s a wonder how he held onto the ball. Pillar tracked down a fly ball in the seventh inning and laid out on the warning track to make the grab, but crashed head-first into the wall. He’s one tough player, and has made a name for himself by making insanely-difficult...
Via The Sports Daily
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar records first web gem of 2016 (Video)

Kevin Pillar needed just two games to make his first awesome catch of the season. The Blue Jays center fielder robbed Logan Morrison of extra bases with a diving catch in left center on Monday to preserve Toronto’s 5-2 lead over Tampa Bay in the 7th. Here's a GIF of that spectacular grab Kevin Pillar made in the seventh inning. #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/qBCFAMWU4p — Gregor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar Defies Gravity To Make Terrific Leaping Catch (Video)

We all know the Toronto Blue Jays can mash. Apparently they’re not too bad in the field, either. Center fielder Kevin Pillar arguably is the Jays’ best glovesmith, and he certainly proved that Thursday night with one of the best catches of the season. In the eighth inning of Toronto’s contest against the Minnesota Twins, batter Miguel Sano launched a line drive into the gap...
Via NESN.com
August 07, 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 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...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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