Superman will no longer patrol the outfield of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The trade ended Pillar's seven-year run of web gems and stunning athletic feats north of the border. Below, we take a look at five of his best defensive plays in a Blue Jays uniform.
April 10, 2015 vs. Orioles
It's still a mystery how Pillar managed to get up after slamming into the wall going a million miles per hour. His fearless, all-out style of play captivated fans and made him beloved in Toronto. No matter the score, even at 11-2, Pillar would always give his all.
April 15, 2015 vs. Rays
Just five days after his spectacular catch against Baltimore, Pillar once again ended up on the highlight shows with what may be the best catch of his career. This play is impressive for a number of reasons: the height of the wall, the timing of the catch, the way he extends his body to rob Tim Beckham of a home run. Pillar was considered a fringe everyday player at the time, but he soon carved out a reputation as one of baseball's better defensive outfielders.
Oct. 2, 2015 vs. Rays
Pillar would grab the starting center field position and run with it as the 2015 season progressed. His defensive prowess evolved throughout the campaign and this grab in the team's final regular-season series of the year was a great example. If a human can plank in midair, they would basically be doing what Pillar did here against Tampa Bay as he absolutely robs then-Rays catcher Luke Maile of an extra-base hit.
Aug. 28, 2017 vs. Red Sox
The difficulty of this play is through the roof, as Pillar had to track a deep fly ball while running at top speed with the warning track fast approaching. The full extension and slide at the end takes the whole sequence to another level. Marcus Stroman looked like he saw a ghost after watching his teammate lay out with no regard for human life.
July 1, 2018 vs. Tigers
This Canada Day game was a blowout, but that didn't stop Pillar from doing what he does best. He has absolutely no business making this play but somehow tracked down the Nicholas Castellanos fly ball that was destined to leave the field and brought it back. Even Castellanos couldn't help but admire Pillar's masterpiece of a catch.