Giants acquire Kevin Pillar from Blue Jays
The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Kevin Pillar in exchange infielder Alen Hanson, righty Derek Law and righty Juan De Paula.
Pillar has spent his entire seven-season career in Toronto. He’s a defense-first center fielder with some occasional pop. For his career he’s a .260/.297/.396 hitter (86 OPS+) but he can steal you some bases. His calling card, obviously, is outstanding defense in center, though he may have lost a step in the past couple of years. He had a lot of steps to lose, of course, so he’s still an excellent defender.
Hanson is a utility guy who has covered second, short, third and all three outfield positions. He has yet to see action this year. Last year he hit .252/.274/.425 in 310 plate appearances.
Law has pitched in 109 games, all in relief, over three seasons. He has a 3.83 ERA and has a K/BB ratio of 97/31 in 105.2 innings.
De Paula, 21, has yet to pitch above A-ball. The Jays will be his fourth organization since 2015.