Baseball - 2018
After an illustrious High School baseball career at Chaminade in Canoga Park, Kevin Pillar attended Cal State Dominguez Hills. There he was an All-American center fielder, setting the NCAA Division II record with an incredible 54 game hitting streak, and setting the schoolís all-time hitting record with a career batting average at .367. Pillar was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and made his Major League debut in August 2013.
Pillar is currently the Blue Jaysí starting center fielder and has racked up an impressive collection of highlight reel catches, resulting in his being a Golden Glove award finalist the last three seasons. In 2017, Pillar had career highs in doubles (37) and home runs (16), and now has career totals of over 500 hits and over 250 runs scored. His career total of 55 stolen bases through the 2017 season places him 10th on the all time career stolen base list for Jewish Major Leaguers, directly behind the legendary Hank Greenberg.