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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date1-4-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12014
3.62015
1.42016
0.62017
2.52018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2013 TOR 24 36 110 21 4 0 3 4 29 2 0 1 .206 .250 .333 79 -2.1 -1.7 0.9 -0.1
2014 TOR 25 53 122 31 9 0 2 4 28 1 1 2 .267 .295 .397 75 -2.9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2015 TOR 26 159 628 163 31 2 12 28 85 5 25 4 .278 .314 .399 92 -3.4 6.1 13.1 3.6
2016 TOR 27 146 584 146 35 2 7 24 90 6 14 6 .266 .303 .376 78 -13.0 2.7 6.1 1.4
2017 TOR 28 154 632 150 37 1 16 33 95 6 15 6 .256 .300 .404 88 -6.6 -1.1 -6.2 0.6
2018 TOR 29 142 542 129 40 2 15 18 98 6 14 3 .252 .282 .426 90 -4.5 3.3 9.0 2.5
Career6902618640156755111425266922.261.298.39886-32.59.422.58.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2011 BLU Rk 60 256 .255 .326 .396 .383 105 17.2 8.0 -0.8 134 1 5.9 0.5 10.5 2.3
2012 LNS A 86 375 .253 .325 .375 .371 101 12.2 11.0 -3 122 1 9.2 0.1 10.1 2.7
2012 DUN A+ 42 178 .256 .326 .376 .342 105 4.8 5.3 -1.1 110 1 0.9 1.6 2.5 0.9
2012 SRR Wnt 15 67 .000 .000 .000 .458 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TOR MLB 36 110 .253 .312 .403 .257 102 -4.3 2.9 -0.7 79 19 0.9 -1.7 -2.1 -0.1
2013 NHP AA 71 327 .259 .335 .391 .336 104 7.9 8.9 0 119 1 8.9 1.3 8.1 2.9
2013 BUF AAA 52 218 .256 .324 .387 .350 101 7.9 6.3 -0.9 102 1 3.5 1.9 1.2 1.2
2014 TOR MLB 53 122 .250 .313 .384 .333 105 0.1 3.1 -0.4 75 26 -0.3 -0.1 -2.9 -0.1
2014 BUF AAA 100 434 .265 .332 .399 .345 101 17.8 13.0 -2.3 115 1 1.3 3.2 9.2 2.4
2015 TOR MLB 159 628 .254 .315 .408 .306 103 -1.7 16.9 0.9 92 11 13.1 6.1 -3.4 3.6
2016 TOR MLB 146 584 .259 .321 .427 .306 108 -16.6 16.5 1.5 78 14 6.1 2.7 -13.0 1.4
2016 DUN A+ 2 9 .264 .360 .386 .857 114 2.9 0.3 0 118 4 0.0 -0.4 0.2 0.0
2017 TOR MLB 154 632 .254 .320 .424 .280 105 -11.6 18.5 1.7 88 12 -6.2 -1.1 -6.6 0.6
2018 TOR MLB 142 542 .250 .318 .421 .281 106 -3.4 15.2 1.4 90 14 9.0 3.3 -4.5 2.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2011 BLU Rk 256 236 44 82 17 3 7 126 37 10 36 8 4 .347 .377 .534 .186 3 4
2012 SRR Wnt 67 62 13 23 1 0 1 27 7 3 13 8 2 .371 .409 .435 .065 0 1
2012 DUN A+ 178 164 16 53 8 2 1 68 34 5 17 16 3 .323 .339 .415 .091 6 1
2012 LNS A 375 335 49 108 20 4 5 151 57 35 53 35 6 .322 .390 .451 .128 1 1
2013 NHP AA 327 304 44 95 20 2 5 134 30 19 31 15 8 .313 .361 .441 .128 0 0
2013 BUF AAA 218 201 30 60 19 4 4 99 27 12 39 8 5 .299 .341 .493 .194 2 1
2013 TOR MLB 110 102 11 21 4 0 3 34 13 4 29 0 1 .206 .250 .333 .127 0 2
2014 BUF AAA 434 405 57 131 39 3 10 206 59 21 48 27 6 .323 .359 .509 .185 4
2014 TOR MLB 122 116 19 31 9 0 2 46 7 4 28 1 2 .267 .295 .397 .129 1
2015 TOR MLB 628 586 76 163 31 2 12 234 56 28 85 25 4 .278 .314 .399 .121 5 4
2016 DUN A+ 9 7 3 6 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 .857 .889 1.000 .143 0 0
2016 TOR MLB 584 548 59 146 35 2 7 206 53 24 90 14 6 .266 .303 .376 .109 3 3
2017 TOR MLB 632 587 72 150 37 1 16 237 42 33 95 15 6 .256 .300 .404 .148 3 3
2018 TOR MLB 542 512 65 129 40 2 15 218 59 18 98 14 3 .252 .282 .426 .174 6 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 437 0.5034 0.4943 0.7361 0.5955 0.3917 0.8473 0.5647 0.2639 -0.0001
2014 412 0.5146 0.5364 0.7647 0.6368 0.4300 0.8815 0.5814 0.2353 0.0100
2015 2247 0.4900 0.5002 0.8132 0.6113 0.3935 0.8945 0.6918 0.1868 -0.0039
2016 2122 0.4976 0.4854 0.8107 0.6013 0.3705 0.8913 0.6810 0.1893 0.0000
2017 2189 0.4710 0.5162 0.8354 0.6605 0.3877 0.9339 0.6860 0.1646 0.0000
2018 1953 0.4665 0.5381 0.7755 0.6575 0.4338 0.8848 0.6305 0.2245 0.0000
Career93600.48410.50980.80420.63060.39690.89820.66440.1958-0.0005

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TOR $3,250,000
2017 TOR $555,000
2016 TOR $521,100
2015 TOR $512,000
2014 TOR $
2013 TOR $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,588,100
2018Current$3,250,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$4,838,100
4 yrTotal$4,838,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 113 dAll Bases Covered1 year/$3.25M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2018). Re-signed by Texas 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.555M (2017). Re-signed by Toronto 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5211M (2016). Re-signed by Toronto 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.512M (2015). Re-signed by Toronto 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Toronto 8/14/13.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2011 (32-979) (Cal State Dominguez Hills).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .281 .310 .395 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .266 .305 .380 ?
11 vs U (Multi) .000 .000 .000 ?
18 Split (Multi) -.016 -.005 -.014 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 ?
30 vs L (2016) .283 .302 .407 ?
31 vs R (2016) .261 .304 .366 ?
31 vs U (2016) .000 .000 .000 ?
38 Split (2016) -.022 .002 -.041 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-04-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better rest of season in an OBP league: Kevin Pillar or Delino DeShields
(Mark from Portland)
DeShields easily. 10 BB% in 1,100+ PA plus his speed blow Pillar out of the water. I still believe. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Blue Jays have been revolving OFs all season. Barring injuries, who do you see them settling on for the 3 spots this year and next? Do you think they start a youth movement? Thanks...
(Jim from Kansas)
Ah, now here's a question that fits in my wheelhouse. I'm all aboard the Teoscar Hernandez hype train after getting a live look at him in Pawtucket last year after the trade. I think his power and athleticism will play, and he should be on the field every day. And while Kevin Pillar has his warts, I'd like to see him continue to get reps in center even though he's hitting way above his head right now.

For the third spot, I think this season should be a Curtis Granderson / Anthony Alford platoon. I'd like to see Alford continue to get big league reps, and Granderson is likely to be an amazing influence in the clubhouse who can also still hit a little ... sometimes. (Steve Pearce should play super-sub and Randal Grichuk should play golf.)

For 2019, I'd probably go out and get an outfielder unless all three of Alford, Hernandez, and Pillar have breakout years. Preferably, it'd be an upper-tier guy and I'd love to see them land Charlie Blackmon. (Bryan Grosnick)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)John Gibbons said yesterday that, if the Blue Jays roster remained unchanged between now and the start of the season, he'd love to see Dalton Pompey out there in CF. Let's assume that only one OF is signed to replace Colby Rasmus and Melky Cabrera (assuming he doesn't return): is there any realistic chance of Pompey making the Opening Day roster and playing CF/LF ahead of both Anthony Gose and Kevin Pillar?
(Nick from London, UK)
There's absolutely a chance of that. Pompey impressed a ton this year and the offensive/defensive potential projects to play in a big way at the MLB level. He's got the all-around skills to be a far better player than Gose or Pillar, and if he shows even reasonably well in spring training, he could walk away with the Opening Day job and never look back. Pompey's real....very real and he's going to be a factor in Toronto sooner than people realize. (Mark Anderson)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome to the big leagues, Kevin Pillar. Shot to be a good regular?
(marjinwalker from Land of Make Believe)
I haven't seen him personally, but a scout that I really trust says this: "Second-division regular. The kid has good instincts and has hit everywhere. Heck, he may be an everyday guy at some point." (Jason Cole)


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