VIDEO: Kevin Pillar Catches a Ball Dropped from 400 Feet By a Drone

It’s simple science; what goes up must come down. But if you’re Kevin Pillar in the outfield, your goal is to never let a baseball come down … only for it to cradle in the pocket of your baseball glove.

Kevin Pillar is at it again with his latest “Kevin Pillar vs Drones” Sport Chek video. The first time around, he took target practice by throwing balls from the outfield to hit some flying drones. This time around, Pillar is doing what he does best – making a diving catch in the outfield.

Watch as Kevin Pillar catches a baseball dropped from a height of approximately 400 feet above the ground by a drone. Surprise, surprise … like most objects that are dropped into his office, Pillar catches it.


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To me, the most difficult part of the play wasn’t the catch itself, but it was tracking the ball from an obscene height; hundreds of feet above the ground.

In the overhead angle, you can also see how much distance Pillar covered in such a short span of time. In a matter of mere seconds, he intercepted the ball before it hit the ground. Kudos to Kevin for somehow managing to get a glove on it.

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.

3 thoughts on “VIDEO: Kevin Pillar Catches a Ball Dropped from 400 Feet By a Drone

  • July 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm
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    This is impressive and all, but does anyone else feel kind of dirty watching Kevin Pillar crash into a wall for money? I mean he’s basically selling his body. This is the baseball equivalent of prostitution, and the drone is like some bizarre sex toy from Sportchek’s creepy fantasies.

    Maybe I’m reading into this too much …

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    • July 15, 2016 at 7:33 pm
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      Yes, I think you may be doing just that.

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  • August 13, 2016 at 1:13 am
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    Graham, aren’t we all “selling [our bodies]” for money, anytime we work? He wasn’t breaking the law of chastity or dishonoring God in any way! He was simply catching a baseball, 99.9999% of people in the world can not do what he does on a baseball field..

    On the other hand, any body could “prostitute”, please don’t call baseball players or anyone in a similar context that again. Please!

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