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Kevin Pillar

Born: 01/04/1989 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 205
Primary Position: CF
Compact; strong; well built; limited physical projection; average athlete.
Evaluator Mark Anderson
Report Date 07/18/2013
Dates Seen 06/14/13 - 06/16/13
Affiliate Buffalo Bisons (AAA, Blue Jays)

Hard-nosed player; gamer type; knows the game; plays with energy; shows intelligence and is a quick learner on the field; intangibles stack up well and enhance the overall tool profile.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2014 Moderate 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 65 Track record of hitting is extensive; simple swing; very quiet pre-pitch routine with limited stride, small load and consistent head and hand position; gets the bat to the hitting zone consistently; regularly on time to the zone; very balanced overall; handles velocity; feel for contact is exceptional; will occasionally get too confident in his ability to hit and swings at pitches he can’t drive, resulting in some weak contact; sprays the ball; line-drive stroke; mature in the box; potential plus hit with contact-heavy approach and limited ability/desire to work counts.
Power 40 Gap power to all fields; line drives from line to line; doesn’t make serious impact on the ball but can drive it some; limited home run potential at the highest level; bat speed does not stand out; swing is contact oriented and not necessarily conducive to big power; could hit 25-plus doubles with consistent playing time; could come into slightly more power with improved willingness to look for pitches to hammer.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Not a burner; average home-to-first; gets out of the box well and shows max effort at all times; good instincts on the bases; can look a little choppy down the line but gets the job done in the end; aggressive taking extra bases and not afraid to try and make things happen; could steal 10-15 bases annually; speed plays up on defense because of instincts.
Glove 50 Surprised with ability to handle center field at a passable level; projects better on a corner; success in center field was result of instincts rather than raw speed; could handle the position on an infrequent basis at the major-league level; decent jumps; routes are crisp and to the spot; looks comfortable and confident; plays hard and will sell out to make plays; average glove overall with versatility for all three spots.
Arm 50 Showed average arm strength in three-game sample; deep throws from center field required a fair amount of arc to reach target; accuracy was good; arm doesn’t hold him back defensively but it is not a true asset either; arm fits best in left field.

Hit utility is very impressive; knack for getting the barrel to the ball; doesn’t have a ton of power but hits it hard enough to pick up some doubles and avoid the slap hitter tag; offensive profile will be batting-average driven but has natural feel for the craft to make it work; defensive ability is a little surprising with potential to handle center field in a pinch; ability to play center field helps the overall profile; arm and speed are average; speed can play up at times thanks to instincts; heady player; plays the game hard; manager’s dream in terms of effort; fourth outfield floor and could carve out a career as a solid second-division guy.

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