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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .270 0 0 0 0 .256 0.0
Birth Date1-4-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.22013
0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 TOR 24 36 110 102 11 21 4 0 3 34 4 29 2 0 2 13 0 1 .206 .250 .333 .219 -3.3 1.2 -0.2
2014 TOR 25 53 122 116 19 31 9 0 2 46 4 28 1 1 0 7 1 2 .267 .295 .397 .258 2.1 0.2 0.3
Career8923221830521305808573122013.239.274.367.239-1.21.40.0

Advanced

'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 TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 BLU Rk 60 256 .317 .255 .326 .396 .261 .383 105 17.2 8.0 -0.8 3.6 0.5 26.1 2.8 26.1 2.8
2012 LNS A 86 375 .290 .253 .325 .375 .262 .371 101 12.2 11.0 -3 6.8 0.1 21.7 2.9 21.7 2.9
2012 DUN A+ 42 178 .284 .256 .326 .376 .249 .342 105 4.8 5.3 -1.1 -0.5 1.6 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2012 SRR Wnt 15 67 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .458 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TOR MLB 36 110 .219 .253 .312 .403 .263 .257 102 -4.3 2.9 -0.7 1.2 -1.7 -3.3 -0.2 -3.3 -0.2
2013 NHP AA 71 327 .284 .259 .335 .391 .269 .336 104 7.9 8.9 0 0.9 1.3 21.1 2.4 21.1 2.4
2013 BUF AAA 52 218 .294 .256 .324 .387 .254 .350 101 7.9 6.3 -0.9 3.1 1.9 15.2 1.9 15.2 1.9
2014 TOR MLB 53 122 .258 .250 .313 .384 .261 .333 108 -0.3 3.1 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 2.1 0.3 2.1 0.3
2014 BUF AAA 100 434 .299 .265 .332 .399 .254 .345 99 19 13.0 -2.3 -0.8 3.2 36.0 3.5 36.0 3.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 BLU Rk 256 44 82 17 3 7 37 10 36 8 4 .347 .377 .534 .186 .317 26.1 3.6 2.8
2012 LNS A 375 49 108 20 4 5 57 35 53 35 6 .322 .390 .451 .128 .290 21.7 6.8 2.9
2012 DUN A+ 178 16 53 8 2 1 34 5 17 16 3 .323 .339 .415 .091 .284 11.2 -0.5 1.1
2012 SRR Wnt 67 13 23 1 0 1 7 3 13 8 2 .371 .409 .435 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NHP AA 327 44 95 20 2 5 30 19 31 15 8 .312 .361 .441 .128 .284 21.1 0.9 2.4
2013 BUF AAA 218 30 60 19 4 4 27 12 39 8 5 .299 .341 .493 .194 .294 15.2 3.1 1.9
2013 TOR MLB 110 11 21 4 0 3 13 4 29 0 1 .206 .250 .333 .127 .219 -3.3 1.2 -0.2
2014 BUF AAA 434 57 131 39 3 10 59 21 48 27 6 .323 .359 .509 .185 .299 36.0 -0.8 3.5
2014 TOR MLB 122 19 31 9 0 2 7 4 28 1 2 .267 .295 .397 .129 .258 2.1 0.2 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 437 0.5011 0.5011 0.7534 0.5982 0.4037 0.8550 0.6023 0.2466
2014 420 0.5071 0.5429 0.7895 0.6432 0.4396 0.8905 0.6374 0.2061
Career8570.5040.52160.77110.62030.42130.87240.61950.2268

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $
2013 TOR $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 47 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 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).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 515 65 144 30 3 12 57 26 90 21 7 .303 .342 .457 .286 25.8 LF 4, CF 0 3.4
80o 493 60 131 27 3 11 52 24 88 19 7 .287 .325 .432 .272 17.9 LF 4, CF 0 2.5
70o 477 56 123 26 3 10 49 22 87 18 6 .276 .312 .415 .262 12.5 LF 4, CF 0 1.9
60o 463 53 115 24 3 9 46 21 86 17 6 .266 .302 .400 .253 8.3 LF 4, CF 0 1.4
50o 450 50 108 23 2 9 43 19 85 16 6 .257 .292 .386 .244 4.5 LF 3, CF 0 1.0
40o 437 47 100 21 2 8 41 18 84 15 5 .248 .282 .372 .236 0.9 LF 3, CF 0 0.6
30o 423 45 95 20 2 8 38 17 82 14 5 .238 .271 .357 .227 -2.8 LF 3, CF 0 0.2
20o 407 41 86 18 2 7 36 16 80 13 4 .227 .259 .340 .217 -6.7 LF 3, CF 0 -0.2
10o 385 37 76 16 2 6 32 14 78 11 4 .211 .242 .317 .203 -11.6 LF 3, CF 0 -0.8
Weighted Mean456511112339452085166.261.297.393.2486.3LF 3, CF 01.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 38% 6% 29% 54%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201526250285812162713489.252.296.392.2521.410.30.5-0.514.9-4.62.7
2016275636113830212602610520.262.303.394.2562.012.00.9-1.214.9-2.66.1
2017286176714933313663011021.262.303.399.2552.011.40.8-1.514.9-2.86.7
2018296146814230315673311319.251.299.394.2521.79.10.5-1.714.9-4.76.7
2019306176914632415683411318.255.302.403.2572.011.60.2-1.914.9-1.76.7
2020316026513629213633311517.245.292.376.2441.03.1-0.2-2.014.9-9.76.6
2021326036714230214663011416.254.300.391.2521.57.4-0.7-2.114.9-4.76.6
2022336056513830213623311315.248.296.377.2461.13.4-0.7-2.314.9-8.56.6
2023346186614129213633211213.247.293.374.2450.91.9-1.3-2.514.9-9.26.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.26.710.65.113.119.338.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 A.J. Pollock 2013 .259
2 90 Alex Presley 2011 .283
3 88 Dave Sappelt 2012 .273
4 87 Jason Pridie 2009 .000 DNP
5 87 Ronald Bermudez 2013 .000 DNP
6 86 Ben Francisco 2007 .273
7 86 Roger Bernadina 2009 .310
8 86 Clay Timpner 2008 -.006
9 85 Xavier Paul 2010 .227
10 84 Clete Thomas 2009 .252
11 84 Jeff Fiorentino 2008 .750
12 84 Shaun Cumberland 2010 .000 DNP
13 84 Lorenzo Cain 2011 .216
14 83 Chris Heisey 2010 .278
15 83 Matt Long 2012 .000 DNP
16 83 David Murphy 2007 .318
17 83 John Shelby 2011 .000 DNP
18 83 Charlie Blackmon 2012 .236
19 83 David Lough 2011 .000 DNP
20 83 Chih-Hsien Chiang 2013 .000 DNP
21 82 Ty Wright 2010 .000 DNP
22 82 Adam Melker 2013 .000 DNP
23 82 Grant Green 2013 .236
24 82 Dustin Martin 2009 .000 DNP
25 82 Brandon Guyer 2011 .220
26 82 Josh Prince 2013 .135
27 82 Derrick Mitchell 2012 .000 DNP
28 82 Jake Shaffer 2013 .000 DNP
29 82 Chris Swauger 2012 .000 DNP
30 81 Sean Henry 2011 .000 DNP
31 81 Michael Earley 2013 .000 DNP
32 81 Juan Perez 2012 .000 DNP
33 81 Logan Schafer 2012 .298
34 81 Mycal Jones 2012 .000 DNP
35 81 Tim Smith 2011 .000 DNP
36 81 Brian Bogusevic 2009 .000 DNP
37 81 Frank Diaz 2009 .000 DNP
38 81 Andy Dirks 2011 .238
39 81 Tony Gwynn 2008 .201
40 81 Matt McBride 2010 .000 DNP
41 81 Peter Lavin 2013 .000 DNP
42 80 Tyler Henley 2010 .000 DNP
43 80 Scott Cousins 2010 .270
44 80 Mitch Maier 2007 .000 DNP
45 80 Bryan Petersen 2011 .281
46 80 Mike Daniel 2010 .000 DNP
47 80 Ron Davenport 2007 .000 DNP
48 80 Evan Bigley 2012 .000 DNP
49 80 Greg Golson 2011 .171
50 80 Adron Chambers 2012 .221
51 79 Chris Pettit 2010 .000 DNP
52 79 Hernan Iribarren 2009 .224
53 79 Anthony Webster 2008 .000 DNP
54 79 Shane Robinson 2010 .000 DNP
55 79 Tyson Auer 2011 .000 DNP
56 79 Mike Baxter 2010 .077
57 79 John Drennen 2012 .000 DNP
58 79 Jonel Pacheco 2008 .000 DNP
59 79 Colin Curtis 2010 .192
60 79 Jim Adduci 2010 .000 DNP
61 79 Francisco Peguero 2013 .186
62 79 Leonys Martin 2013 .256
63 78 John Matulia 2012 .000 DNP
64 78 Trent Oeltjen 2008 .000 DNP
65 78 Marcus Lemon 2013 .000 DNP
66 78 Chris Colton 2008 .000 DNP
67 78 Aaron Peel 2008 .000 DNP
68 78 Trevor Plouffe 2011 .256
69 78 Jon Jay 2010 .295
70 78 Bubba Bell 2008 .000 DNP
71 78 Yordany Ramirez 2010 .000 DNP
72 78 Ben Guez 2012 .000 DNP
73 78 Thomas Neal 2013 .158
74 78 Seth Smith 2008 .279
75 78 Jamie Hoffmann 2010 .000 DNP
76 78 Dan Brewer 2013 .000 DNP
77 78 Michael Spidale 2007 .000 DNP
78 78 Tyler Kuhn 2012 .000 DNP
79 78 Chris Edmondson 2013 .000 DNP
80 78 Drew Stubbs 2010 .279
81 78 Kentrail Davis 2013 .000 DNP
82 78 Garrett Guzman 2008 .000 DNP
83 78 Nate McLouth 2007 .278
84 78 Will Smith 2007 .000 DNP
85 78 Ryan Strausborger 2013 .000 DNP
86 78 Collin Cowgill 2011 .234
87 78 Lou Montanez 2007 .000 DNP
88 78 Willie Cabrera 2012 .000 DNP
89 78 Jordany Valdespin 2013 .224
90 78 Cody Haerther 2009 .000 DNP
91 77 Kellen Kulbacki 2011 .000 DNP
92 77 Mark Shorey 2010 .000 DNP
93 77 Jesus Valdez 2010 .000 DNP
94 77 Danny Putnam 2008 .000 DNP
95 77 Matt Miller 2008 .000 DNP
96 77 Adam Calderone 2009 .000 DNP
97 77 Paulo Orlando 2011 .000 DNP
98 77 Gorkys Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
99 77 Nick Van Stratten 2010 .000 DNP
100 77 Joe Holden 2009 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .235 .297 .382 .258
11 vs R (Multi) .191 .225 .309 .189
18 Split (Multi) -.044 -.072 -.074 -.068
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .235 .297 .382 .258
31 vs R (2013) .191 .225 .309 .189
38 Split (2013) -.044 -.072 -.074 -.068
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Kevin Pillar has done nothing but hit since signing with the Blue Jays out of the 32nd round of the 2011 draft, compiling a .331/.375/.469 over a season and a half. Actually, hes been hitting since his days at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where he once strung together a 54-game hitting streak.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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