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Toronto's Kevin Pillar deserves suspension for anti-gay slur

ESPN (blog) - 19 May 2017
In the seventh inning of the Atlanta Braves' 8-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, Braves reliever Jason Motte struck out Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar on an 0-2 slider, using a quick-pitch that upset Pillar so much that he yelled what ...
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Blue Jays: Maybe now is the right time to trade Kevin Pillar

Jays Journal - 06 Nov 2017
After an up and down season for Kevin Pillar, the 28 year old has a lot to prove in 2018, both for his future in Toronto, and career trajectory in general. Generally speaking, when a team enters an offseason in need of a replacement for the starting ...
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GM Meetings Day 2: Jays' interest in Cain makes perfect sense

TSN - 15 Nov 2017
Kevin Pillar led the team in steals with 15. Speaking of Pillar, while it's obvious where Cain fits in the lineup, defensively it's a bit more of a question, one that has no wrong answer. All 151 of Cain's starts last season came in centre field, but ...
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Pillar, Stroman named AL Gold Glove finalists - 26 Oct 2017
TORONTO -- Kevin Pillar and Marcus Stroman are in the running for a pair of Major League Baseball's most prestigious defensive awards. Pillar and Stroman were named finalists for the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Thursday. Pillar is one of three ...
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The season that was: Kevin Pillar

Bluebird Banter - 22 Oct 2017
After his first two full seasons, both of which featured great hot stretches and long terrible cold streaks, Kevin Pillar came into 2017 talking a good game about improving his 'discipline' at the plate. The subtext seemed to suggest that he wanted to ...
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Is Kevin Pillar Worthy of Gold Glove Award?

Blue Jay Hunter News (blog) - 07 Nov 2017
Since 2015, Kevin Pillar has made a name for himself as an outfielder who isn't afraid to crash into walls, dive through the air, climb fences and jump into brick walls to secure outs. To the amazement of fans, the Blue Jays' centre fielder often ...
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Byron Buxton wins AL Center Field Gold Glove award

Twinkie Town - 08 Nov 2017
Fangraphs Defensive WAR: 1st; Defensive Runs Saved: 1st (with 24 runs saved; the runner up—Kevin Pillar—had 15 runs saved.) Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR): 1st (with a 9.9 rating. The runner up—Kevin Pillar—had a 6.0 rating.) If you don't like numbers, ...
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Inbox: How will Toronto commemorate Doc? - 16 Nov 2017
The Gold Glove has long been one of Pillar's goals, so he's undoubtedly disappointed by the news. Will he eventually win? Impossible to say, but I think 2016 was his best shot, so it doesn't look promising. Will the Blue Jays make a real playoff push ...
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2017 Toronto Blue Jays Highlights & Lowlights: Kevin Pillar

Jays From the Couch - 03 Nov 2017
Kevin Pillar became a full-time Blue Jays in 2015. Since then, he's accumulated the 55th most wins above replacement among position players in the majors. He's done so quite reliably, one of 52 major leaguers who have produced 1.9 WAR or more in each ...
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Blue Jays 2018: Jarrod Dyson vs. Lorenzo Cain

Jays Journal - 16 Nov 2017
Per Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Cain is telling potential suitors that he wants to play centre field. The Jays already have a middlin' fair centre fielder in Kevin Pillar. Pillar's primary tool is his defence. Playing centre, his D can compensate for a ...
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Blue Jays Morning Brew: Stroman, Goins, Pillar and more

Jays Journal - 25 Oct 2017
Your Blue Jays Morning Brew for Wednesday, October 25th features updates on Marcus Stroman, Ryan Goins, Kevin Pillar and much more. As the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros kicked off Game One of the World Series last night at Chavez Ravine ...
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Why This Offseason Will Be Ross Atkins' Most Active One Yet

Baseball Prospectus Toronto (press release) (blog) - 15 Nov 2017
Kevin Pillar is entrenched in the middle (though perhaps he shouldn't be) and Teoscar Hernández is the likely front runner for another spot, but the third spot is definitely open for someone from outside the organization. Oddly, the presence of ...
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Day: November 10, 2017

Baseball Prospectus Toronto (press release) (blog) - 10 Nov 2017
I've written my fair share of articles on Kevin Pillar over the years, most of them praising him and looking optimistically at his future with the Blue Jays. However, this one is not going to be like the others. This one is going to advocate for the ...
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Braves name Alex Anthopoulos as next general manager, executive VP - 13 Nov 2017
From 2009 to 2015, Baseball America tabbed the Blue Jays with a top-10 farm system four times — highlighting the likes of top prospects Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Kevin Pillar, Roberto Osuna, Daniel Norris and current minor-league ...
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Jeter confirms Marlins listening to offers for Stanton - 15 Nov 2017
If Blue Jays are interested in Lorenzo Cain, what does that mean for Kevin Pillar? Sportsnet Staff. MLB Rumour Roundup: Stanton won't approve trade to Red Sox. Sportsnet Staff. %2Fbaseball%2Fmlb%2Fjeter-confirms-marlins-listening-offers-stanton%2F.

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