The Rockies are signing first baseman/corner outfielder Connor Joe to a minor-league contract, reports Thomas Harding of MLB.com. He’ll receive an invitation to spring training.
The 28-year-old was selected out of the Dodgers’ organization in the 2018 Rule 5 draft and had a very brief run at the major league level with the Giants early in the following season. He would up being returned to the Dodgers relatively quickly, however, and spent the rest of the year in Triple-A. Despite a fantastic .300/.426/.503 line in 446 plate appearances (a strong performance even after adjusting for the hitter-friendly environment of the Pacific Coast League), he didn’t manage to crack Los Angeles’ MLB roster.
Unfortunately, Joe was forced to undergo surgery after being diagnosed with testicular cancer this past March. It’s welcome news to see he’ll be back in game action next spring, where he’ll battle for a job in a seemingly wide open Rockies’ first base mix.
Maybe this guy should write for MLBTR? I mean he’s already got the two first names thing going for him.
FredMcGriff for the HOF
This guy has been in a lot of organizations. He must be racking up the frequent flier miles.
i hope this guy can get an extended shot somewhere
Me too @dark. Wasn’t the right fit for us in SF but seems like a good young player with a high ceiling.
Sounds like a starter for the Rob Refsnyder All-Stars.
If this guy gets a taste of the bigs, and sent back to the minors, is that called a “Cup of Joe”?
@johnjaso WOMP WOMP WOMP you almost were funny mr Sandler
@jramey What a totally unnecessary reply.
If you don’t think a joke is funny, just ignore it. Responding sarcastically, as you did, is a clown move.
The only clown here is you
Nothing against Conner Joe but he isn’t good. I mean, he’s no damn good.
If he were any good the Giants would have held onto him. They didn’t. Because he’s not MLB material.
If he’s modified his swing and approach since spring 2019, good for him. But he was awful for the Giants then and I have to assume he still is.
it was 15 total at bats. give him a break.
Dave is right. He needs a much better idea about what he is doing at the plate. He is definitely not a power guy. He will benefit from Denver’s altitude.
Randy Red Sox
When do the Red Sox continue their parade of minor league signings?
Look at the rosters of their Minor League teams. How many players have they cut?
If he’s not a starter then is he an average joe?
Rockies are dealing out the minors contracts. My guess is Bridich is thinking that if he signs several, 1 or 2 might stick and he looks good.