GIFS: Kevin Pillar Makes an Unbelievable Catch

It may still be extremely early in the season, but we may already have a candidate for catch of the year … potentially even one of the best catches ever made at the Rogers Centre.

Kevin Pillar has been playing some incredible defense in left field so far for the Blue Jays this season, and this play was probably the best of his career. Check out the GIFS below of the multiple angles of the catch.


Pillar’s catch will naturally draw comparisons to Rajai Davis’ wall-scaling grab back in 2012. While Davis’ timing was uncanny on his catch, I’d actually say the degree of difficulty for Pillar was actually a little higher because he had to cover so much ground.

Images via Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, footage courtesy of Sportsnet

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.