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Kevin Pillar

Toronto Blue Jays
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Blue Jays | Three-hit effort for Kevin Pilar

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:49:46 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar went 3-for-6 with a two-run double and scored twice against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Like most of the rest of the Blue Jays, Pillar is heating up in June. Since June 7, the 27-year-old is batting .333 with five home runs and 15 RBI. His six steals are disappointing after 25 a season ago, but his owners should be able to appreciate the fact he is putting up very solid power numbers lately despite batting at the bottom of the order. Ride this surge as long as possible.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar homers twice Thursday

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:44:52 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI versus the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, June 16.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar is 19-for-60 (.317) at the plate this month with five home runs and 10 RBI and should be viewed as a viable outfield option in all fantasy formats.

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Blue Jays | Three Blue Jays take a seat

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:15:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin, OF Michael Saunders and 2B Devon Travis are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 8. OF Kevin Pillar moved up to hit fifth, OF Ezequiel Carrera is hitting sixth, SS Ryan Goins hits eighth and C Josh Thole is hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar has pedestrian numbers, but he has the most daily appeal behind Joey Bats, Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion and Justin Smoak. Give Pillar a low-end look. Carrera has some fringe basement appeal as well. Pass on Goins and Thole against Jordan Zimmermann.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar shows signs of life

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:06:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, walk and two runs scored Tuesday, June 7, against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar is hitting just .240 on the season, but he has managed three RBIs over the past seven games. He is slowly starting to pick up the pace after slumping since mid-May. Right now he can only be trusted in AL-only fantasy play.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar sitting vs. Twins

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:12:45 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. OF Ezequiel Carrera is starting in center field and batting eighth against Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Duffey Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar is a viable starter in deep leagues, but he is currently reeling along an 0-for-17 stretch, so a night off might help him return to form. In his previous 26 games since being demoted down the lineup, Pillar returned 10 runs, two home runs, 12 RBI, three stolen bases and a .323/.352/.485 slash line. There's upside, but expect the peaks and valleys to continue. Carrera is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Friday, as he has started the season 16-for-45 (.356 batting average) at the dish.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar not in Saturday lineup

Sat, 14 May 2016 22:55:18 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar (chest) was not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 14, due to chest soreness. OF Ezequiel Carrera started in Pillar's place, but Pillar entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on this injury, which doesn't look too serious. If Pillar can be scratched from a starting lineup and then come in as a replacement, then he should be all right for future contests.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders leading off

Sat, 14 May 2016 15:25:51 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is leading off Saturday, May 14, with OF Kevin Pillar moved down to seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is hitting .455 the last week and has a .321-5-11 line on the season. If he's floating on waivers, he needs to be owned. He's a midrange start against Colby Lewis. Pillar has a .273-3-13 line, but he had much more luster atop the lineup. He's a low-end option in DFS.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar back at leadoff

Mon, 09 May 2016 15:52:47 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar is hitting leadoff against San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy Monday, May 9. OF Michael Saunders drops down to fifth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar offers a nice combination of speed and power, and hitting atop the powerful Toronto lineup maximizes his fantasy value in all formats. Facing the struggling Peavy is just another reason to buy him in daily formats tonight. Saunders is also an attractive option for DFS gamers despite the drop. He will have more RBI opportunities.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar swinging hot stick

Sun, 08 May 2016 13:05:10 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 and scored a run Sunday, May 08, in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar hasn't batted atop the order as often as his owners probably expected, but he's doing his part to force the issue by batting .303 - the highest mark of any Toronto regular. The 27-year-old is off to a slow start on basepaths with only one steal - he had 25 in 29 chances a season ago - but he's doing enough with his bat, going 7-for-17 with a homer and six RBI in his last four games alone, to remain in all lineups.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar drives in three runs

Fri, 06 May 2016 19:14:29 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar hit a three-run homer in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar has driven in five runs over his last two contests and is 9-for-23 (.391) at the plate during the month of May. He's worth considering as an inexpensive outfield option in daily fantasy games.

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