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Apr 17, 2024 0 0 0 0
Apr 13, 2024 1 0 0 0 4.5
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Kevin Pillar spent the 2023 campaign with Atlanta and had a .228/.248/.416 slash line in 81 contests. The 35-year-old signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in February, giving him a decent path to a roster spot. Pillar typically fared better against left-handed pitching throughout his career, but that was especially the case last season with a .734 OPS versus lefties compared to a .580 OPS against righties, likely setting up his best-case scenario as a short-side platoon option.

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2024 111 2 3 1 .214
2023 1311.6 29 9 32 6 4 .228
2022 20.5 1 1 .083
3y Avg. 113.51.6 23 8 26 6 3 .225
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  • White Sox's Kevin Pillar: Hits cleanup again

    Pillar went 1-for-2 with a walk Saturday against the Reds. Pillar didn't have a particularly notable game, but he did hit cleanup for a second consecutive contest. Both have come against lefties, and all four of his starts on the year have come in that matchup. Though Pillar is currently on the short side of a platoon, he could see his playing time tick up due to the number of injuries the White Sox have faced early on.
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  • White Sox's Kevin Pillar: Will sit vs. righty Saturday

    Pillar is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers. Pillar started in right field and batted seventh against a southpaw on Opening Day. He went 0-for-3 with one strikeout in a game that saw the White Sox shut out on three hits. Left-handed-hitting Dominic Fletcher will get the start in right field Saturday and bat sixth against Tigers right-hander Kenta Maeda.
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  • White Sox's Kevin Pillar: Inks MLB deal with South Siders

    Pillar signed a major-league contract with the White Sox on Sunday. The veteran outfielder was cut loose by Chicago on Friday, but he'll end up rejoining the organization a couple days later. Pillar should serve as the White Sox's No. 4 outfielder and isn't likely to have much fantasy utility.
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  • Kevin Pillar: Released by White Sox

    The White Sox released Pillar on Friday. Pillar signed a minor-league deal with Chicago in the offseason and was looking to claim a spot on the White Sox's bench, but he will miss the cut and instead go back onto the market. The veteran went 11-for-44 during spring training while driving in five RBI, and he may attract interest from other teams looking for organizational outfield depth.
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  • White Sox's Kevin Pillar: Signs with ChiSox

    Pillar signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Friday. Pillar appeared in 81 games with Atlanta last season, slashing .228/.248/.416 with nine homers and 32 homers across 206 plate appearances. The 35-year-old outfielder figures to compete for a roster spot during spring training, though Pillar's role likely caps out as a short-side platoon partner for Oscar Colas.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Drives in three in doubleheader

    Pillar went 2-for-6 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI over both games of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Nationals. Pillar's homer came in the nightcap, giving Atlanta a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning. He's slumped lately, going 4-for-24 (.167) over his last nine contests with just five RBI. For the season, the veteran outfielder is at a .227/.247/.411 slash line with eight long balls, 30 RBI, 26 runs scored and four stolen bases through 77 contests in a platoon role.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Gets look in two hole

    Pillar will start in left field and bat second in Wednesday's game against the Mets. With Atlanta facing off against a southpaw (Jose Quintana) for the second time in the series, Pillar will draw another start in left field at the expense of the lefty-hitting Rosario. After having not hit higher than seventh in the order in any of his 30 other starts this season, Pillar will move into the two hole Wednesday despite going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts while filling in for Rosario in Monday's 10-4 loss.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Buried on bench

    Pillar hasn't started a game for Atlanta since June 20, seeing just six plate appearances since. With Atlanta's starting outfield of Ronald Acuna, Michael Harris and Eddie Rosario all healthy and producing, there's been little work for the team's depth options. Pillar's slashing .252/.284/.485 through 109 PAs on the year with six homers, three steals, 16 runs and 17 RBI.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Lone source of offense Tuesday

    Pillar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a double in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Oakland. Pillar's been limited to pinch-hitting duties lately as Atlanta has faced mainly right-handed pitchers. He came into Tuesday's game 0-for-9 with four strikeouts over his last eight contests, none of which he had started. He was able to do some damage against JP Sears, swatting a solo shot in the third inning and adding a double in the fifth. With Atlanta generally finding success with Eddie Rosario in the lineup versus righties, there's no obvious path to more playing time for Pillar, who sports a .292/.292/.524 slash line and six homers through 89 plate appearances this season.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Pops fifth homer

    Pillar went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's rout of the Rangers. Facing lefty Cody Bradford in his big-league debut. Pillar kicked off a 12-0 shellacking by launching a hanging slider from the rookie into the left-field bullpen at Globe Life Field in the second inning. It was the fifth homer of the year for Pillar, with four of them coming in only 28 plate appearances in May. The veteran should continue filling the short side of a platoon in left field with Eddie Rosario, and his current form makes him in intriguing DFS option on days when he's in the lineup.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Swats game-winning homer

    Pillar hit a two-run home run in his lone at-bat against Baltimore on Saturday in a 5-4 win. Pillar began the game on the bench but was called upon to pinch hit with Atlanta down by a run in the eighth inning. The veteran came through with a two-run homer that proved to be the difference-maker in the team's victory. Pillar has reached base in eight of his past nine contests, batting .370 (10-for-27) with three long balls, seven RBI and two steals over that span.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Remains on bench

    Pillar will sit for the second straight game Saturday against the Orioles. Pillar spent part of April as a near-everyday player, but he's better suited for a fourth outfielder role at this stage of his career. His .262/.292/.410 slash line in 19 games isn't bad and comes with a two homers and two steals, but he's now on the bench for the fourth time in six games. It's likely most of his starts come against lefties going forward, with Eddie Rosario handling left field against righties.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Sitting Friday

    Pillar is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Orioles. Pillar will take a seat after he started the last two contests of Atlanta's series with Miami, going 4-for-8 with an RBI and two runs scored. The 34-year-old has produced at least one hit in seven out of his last eight contests, batting .346 with two homers, six RBI, six runs scored and two stolen bases over that stretch. He'll give way to Eddie Rosario in left field Friday while Marcell Ozuna enters the lineup at designated hitter and bats seventh in the series opener with Baltimore.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Nabs steal Thursday

    Pillar went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and an RBI in Thursday's 6-3 win over Miami. Pillar provided a sacrifice fly in the second inning to tie the game 2-2. The outfielder also picked up his second steal of the season after a sixth-inning single. He's hit safely in seven of his last eight games, and he's up to a .262/.292/.410 slash line with two home runs, eight RBI, eight runs scored and three doubles through 65 plate appearances.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Sits after homering in Game 1

    Pillar is out of the lineup for the second game of Monday's doubleheader with the Mets. Pillar will give way in the outfield to Eddie Rosario for the second game of the twin bill after he went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Atlanta's 9-8 win in Game 1. The Atlanta outfield is more crowded these days following Michael Harris' recent return from the injured list, and Pillar looks like he'll have to contend with Rosario and Sam Hilliard for one of two regular spots in the lineup versus right-handed pitching. As the lone right-handed hitter of the trio, however, Pillar should at least have a clear path to playing versus southpaws.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Steals first bag

    Pillar went 1-for-2 with an RBI, a run scored and a steal in Thursday's loss to the Marlins. Pillar was productive from the bottom of the order. He singled and swiped his first base of the year before driving in the game's first run with a bases-loaded walk. The veteran outfielder could see a decent amount of playing time in Atlanta thanks to his defensive prowess, but he won't likely offer much for fantasy purposes. Pillar is now slashing .227/.277/.341 with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: On bench Wednesday

    Pillar is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins. For the second time in the series, Pillar will cede his spot in the lineup to Marcell Ozuna, who is serving as Atlanta's designated hitter while Eddie Rosario gets a start in left field. Neither Pillar nor Ozuna have offered much production at the dish this season, but since Pillar is the superior defender, he should see the larger share of playing time between the two unless Ozuna starts to heat up with the bat.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Sitting out series opener

    Pillar is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins. Pillar had started in each of the past six games and on each of the past three occasions that Atlanta has faced right-handed pitchers, but he'll give way to Eddie Rosario in left field while Marcell Ozuna re-enters the lineup at designated hitter against Marlins righty Edward Cabrera. Though he's mustered a .566 OPS this season, Pillar has nonetheless performed significantly better than Ozuna (.406 OPS) thus far, so the former still appears to have a pathway to regular playing time, at least until Travis d'Arnaud (concussion) or Michael Harris (back) return from the injured list.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Contract selected

    Pillar had his contract selected by Atlanta on Thursday. The 34-year-old signed as a non-roster invitee in January but was able to earn a spot on Atlanta's Opening Day roster. Pillar is unlikely to see regular playing time with Eddie Rosario, Michael Harris and Ronald Acuna entrenched as the starting outfielders, but his strong defense makes him a quality option for a fourth outfielder.
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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Might be in lead for bench spot

    Pillar could be the favorite to win the fourth outfielder spot on Atlanta's bench, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. The 34-year-old barely saw any action in the majors last season while in the Dodgers organization, but Pillar signed a minor-league deal with Atlanta this winter in the hopes of securing a more consistent spot, and he appears to have chosen wisely. His main competition for the job, Sam Hilliard, is a left-handed hitter as are projected starters Michael Harris and Eddie Rosario, so Pillar would provide a platoon option against tough southpaws in addition to his experience and ability to play all three outfield spots.
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