Kevin Pillar New York Mets

Age: 32 (January 04, 1989) | 6' 0" | 205lbs. | Bats: Right OF-50 LF-2 CF-27 RF-25 DH-3 PH-6 PR-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TOR AL 2017 154 587 72 150 33 95 37 1 16 42 15 6 .256 .300 .404 5 15 .280 43/20/36 16 16
TOR AL 2018 142 512 65 129 18 98 40 2 15 59 14 3 .252 .282 .426 3 18 .281 36/27/38 18 17
TOR AL 2019 5 16 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .062 .059 .062 0 18 .071 21/21/57 -1 -1
SF NL 2019 156 595 82 157 18 86 37 3 21 87 14 5 .264 .293 .442 3 14 .275 45/20/36 23 22
BOS AL 2020 30 117 20 32 8 23 7 2 4 13 1 1 .274 .325 .470 6 18 .311 43/19/38 11 12
COL NL 2020 24 91 14 28 5 18 5 1 2 13 4 1 .308 .351 .451 5 19 .366 39/31/31 15 14
NYM NL 2021 3 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .286 .167 14 0 .167 33/17/50 0 0
Career 9yrs 908 3276 421 859 143 555 205 13 82 344 89 29 .262 .298 .408 4 16 .292 n/a
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If I lose in my home league it may well be because I chose to start Harrison over Pillar to get more SBs this week. Except Pillar has more stolen bases and every other stat of his is better than Harrisons.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Sep 27 '20

Two weeks??

Proof that Rotowire outsources these writing gigs to people on another planet.

Kevin Pillar (OF) BOS - Mar. 14

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=739640

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

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: 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. 

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '20

Clarity ... with Boston moving to sign Pillar, Pirates finally act and ink Dyson to a one year deal.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 12 '20

A couple weeks ago, it was down to 3 serviceable CFs still out there on the FA market - with the Hamilton signing it's now down to 2 - Pillar and Dyson.

In this particular musical chair game - there seems to be two seats - Toronto, and Pittsburgh.  Detroit also gets mentioned, along with Texas and the White Sox, as potentials to add a starting OF (not necessarily CF), but then Puig and Maybin also enter the picture.

I'm guessing lots of phone tag going on?

In the old days, all of these guys would have already been scooped up thanks to their counting stats (average $19 in roto value last year) ... but we're in the WAR world now (1.4 average WAR).

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 10 '20

Pittsburgh Tribune agrees:

"Cherington indicated the Pirates’ next center fielder likely will come via free agency. Among those players still on the market are Jarrod Dyson, Billy Hamilton, Cameron Maybin and Kevin Pillar.

Pillar would make the most sense because he played for Toronto while Cherington worked in the Blue Jays front office."

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jan 28 '20

After sending Sterling Marte to AZ, it would seem the Pirates have a need for him.

John Thomas Roll2
Jan 27 '20

Non-tendered by the Giants, still looking for a team.

He will do better than an NRI. Won't he?

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 24 '20
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 2.0 Bat -7 Field 2 Run 5 HR/FB 10% Pull 41% Hard 34% IFFB 18%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 1.5 Bat -13 Field 0 Run 6 HR/FB 11% Pull 48% Hard 37% IFFB 15%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19