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Kevin Pillar
Birthdate: 1/4/1989 (28 y, 2 m, 26 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/200     Position: OF
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 32, Pick: 18, Overall: 979, Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Pillar says he and the Jays organization hid the fact that he was playing with a "torn thumb" for a majority of last season's second half, the Toronto Star reports. (3/10/2017)
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Profile: Though Kevin Pillar's game is not about power -- he's never shown a major league average isolated slugging percentage in the major leagues at least -- it is a revelation to find out that the Blue Jays outfielder played through a torn thumb ligament for much of last year. His power numbers were down, and even for a speedster a double here or there can make a big difference. At 28, he's not getting faster, so it's probably folly to expect more than 15 stolen bags this year. But projections systems don't know that Pillar had an injury and tend to under project power for players in those situations. He might hit 15 homers this year. Given how few stolen base threats there are, Pillar should be able to provide sneaky value in deeper leagues. His defense should keep him in the games for volume, at the very least. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: A healthy thumb provides some optimism this year for the player, but you buy Kevin Pillar in deeper leagues because his defense should keep him in the games and allow him to rack up contributing numbers in all categories. 

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