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Jun 26, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar (11) makes a diving catch on a line drive by Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (not pictured) in the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

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Well when it comes to the beloved Blue Jays the rise of Kevin Pillar bears notice.  

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Sure Jose Bautista is leading the league now in RBI and Josh Donaldson seems to do something awesome, offensively or defensively, every game but Pillar has proven so many people wrong that I have to give him props. His batting average is now up to .285 and, like Donaldson, he delivers something pretty much every game that helps the team win.

Stealing 2nd and 3rd in one inning, diving and catching every ball hit to him in another. He has become one of those glue guys. In June he hit .365 with 4 HR and an OPS of .911. His peripherals aren’t hardcore overall but across the board he makes sure the bottom of the order isn’t a giveaway every night.

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