Toronto Blue Jays prospect Kevin Pillar, who played for the Lansing Lugnuts this year and is the reigning Midwest League MVP, had a big day offensively in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday.
Batting leadoff for the Salt River Rafters, Pillar went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI and 2 SB — including a swipe of home on the back end of a double steal. (You can read what Pillar said about the game and winning the MWL MVP here.)
Pillar started the 2012 season with the Lugnuts, playing 86 games in the Midwest League before being promoted to Toronto’s High-A team in Dunedin. He hit .322 with 5 HR, 57 RBI and 35 SB for Lansing. His batting average was the second-best in the MWL this year, trailing only batting champ Yeison Asencio, who hit .323 in 92 games with the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
Pillar’s best game offensively for the Lugnuts was in May when he tied a Midwest League record by hitting safely six times.