Kevin Pillar San Francisco Giants

Age: 30 (January 4, 1989) | 6' 0" | 205lbs. | Bats: Right OF-142 CF-142 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 2015 159 586 76 163 28 85 31 2 12 56 25 4 .278 .314 .399 4 14 .306 41/22/37 27 25
TOR AL 2016 146 548 59 146 24 90 35 2 7 53 14 6 .266 .303 .376 4 16 .306 46/20/34 17 16
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 146 558 78 149 15 83 36 2 21 81 12 5 .267 .294 .452 3 14 .279 45/20/35 25 23
Career 7yrs 841 3025 381 790 126 511 192 9 76 312 81 27 .261 .296 .406 4 16 .290 n/a
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A tale of 2 seasons ...
Pre June 12 - 58 games, .219/.250/.357  6 HR, 6 SB
Post June 12 - 60 games, .309/.339/.549 12 HR, 4 SB

Like 2 completely different players.  With his hot second half, he's certainly rewarding any patience his owners showed him!

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 21

Had a $4 Souza going into the season ... but fortunately our cut date was opening day, so I was able to let him go before our protect lists were submitted.

Had to spend $14 on Pillar (he was available in our auction the next week)... and have gotten pretty much exactly what I expected from Souza - some pop, some bags, and a crappy BA.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 10

The BABIP obviously isn't going to stay that low ... funny enough, Mr. Popup has his infield fly rate down from the last few years, but his GB rate is up while his LD rate is down.  And he isn't going to be doubling his career HR/FB rate all season ... probably.

But screw sabermetrics and enjoy the ride while it lasts.  Sabermetrics says he's only worth 0.1 WAR so far for the Giants ... my eyes say otherwise.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 12

Where would the Giants be without him?

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 12

Pillar will be the main course for PCL in Sunday's FAAB. Although getting a hit between now and then would probably help.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Apr 5

As a Pillar owner and the first ADL owner to benefit from our new rule that traded players' stats count, I can tell you that I would not have bid $12 on Pillar (much less the $14 I did) if I thought I'd lose Pillar's stats if he was traded. He was a big risk if we hadn't changed the rules, but a lot less of one because we did.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Apr 3

No more allowing owners to replace disabled list players or players sent to the minors: "figuring out who will get hurt is part of the game"

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 2

Anyone who voted against keeping stats after last year's chaos is a sado-masochist.

And we had plenty of those in our winter meeting. They were outvoted by the slimmest of margins. One of their main arguments was "Figuring who will be traded is part of the game."

By that token, who on the Blue Jays or the Giants would you touch?

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 2

Probably actually a plus for you, Eugene. He's going to play everyday in the wasteland that is the SF outfield, and he was maybe being squeezed out of playing time by younger guys in TB. Plus getting out of the AL East and going to the NL is generally good for hitters, no?

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 2

I'm glad we made NL stats count for guys traded.  This is a really early trade.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 2