Per Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, IF/OF Connor Joe has cleared waivers after being designated for assignment for San Francisco. Due to his status as a Rule-5 selection by Cincinnati (he was later traded to the Giants), Joe must be returned to Los Angeles, which left him unprotected ahead of the December draft.
Joe, 26, was designated for assignment by the Giants after the team acquired 1B/OF Tyler Austin from Minnesota earlier this week. He looked overmatched in his first MLB look: in 16 PAs, Joe struck out 5 times, produced just one hit, and slung a number of awkward throws from left field.
Still, his Triple-A performance over the last two seasons has been outstanding. Joe tapered off a bit after 2017’s eye-opening .304/.424/.554 slash, but his last season line was still good for a 131 wRC+ at Oklahoma City. He’ll look to again work his way into the weak-side platoon mix for a Dodger lineup always looking to upgrade their complement of right-handed bats.
aw so sad
When you get passed up by the Marlins Blue Jays and Orioles on waivers that isn’t a good thing.
Okay, well, it’s good backup.
I think this guy just needs more time at MLB level. He can clearly hit at AAA level and hit well. Shame SF couldn’t keep him.
yeah i was rooting for him on the giants but it just makes more sense to have Austin on the roster to provide some power
AAAA player, he tears up pitching in the minors but doesn’t hit at the major league level
good for LAD to get him back id say. Nice depth option with upside.
Difficult to get very excited about more depth or upside when the 25 guys they have on the field now are playing such lousy baseball.
His defense was offensive.
So is your stupid post. Get a clue!
The Ballad of Connor Joe
Best of luck kid.
Where did you come from, where did you go? Where did you come from, Connor Joe?
The biggest negative was his inability to play the outfield. He made a few atrocious throws. 1B is his position and he may make it as a catcher if he can make the throw to 2B.
He has never played catcher in his entire career. Is it really plausible that he will start now?
Maybe he stole some secrets from the giants
The moment was too big for Joe, IMO. He didn’t get much of a chance but when you occupy the 25th spot on a roster, that can’t score, you don’t get much leash.
Better check your facts again. Not only is he able to catch, the Reds were using him at various intervals during the spring as a 4th catcher.
Wow, that’s impressive. A 4th catcher a various intervals in spring training. In any case the last thing the Dodgers need is catching depth, let alone anything that speculative. They already have two of the game’s top catching prospects in Ruiz and Smith. They sure don’t have any use for a 26-year-old with zero innings at that position.
Any relation to Samoa Joe?
Well it’s either a Journeyman Minor Leaguer or another more lucrative career…….what’s Friedman’s next plans for Connor Joe?
Best of luck Joe. It was a battle for survival for you in SF and you didn’t make it. That doesn’t mean you won’t make it somewhere else. We lucked out with Pillar so far. Thank you Blue Jays management! Defensively I think we are in decent shape. Offensively ? Oy. But it’s early (she says hopefully)