CONNOR JOE
CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: August 16,1992
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st Round, 39th Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of San Diego
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

The Pirates selected Connor Joe with the 39th overall pick and announced him as an outfielder.  He played first base during his first two seasons at the University of San Diego, before moving behind the plate during his junior year.  Joe also played right field and occasionally played first base this year.  As a catcher, he was described as very athletic, with good speed for the position and an average arm, but there were questions about whether he’d be able to stay there.  If he’s going to play outfield, then that gives him average speed and defense.  He has good strength, a quick bat and excellent plate patience, which led to a lot of doubles, plus more walks than strikeouts in 2014.  He projects to have a decent average, plus hit for some power.  He is obviously more valuable if he can stay behind the plate, but the Pirates have said he’ll play right field. Baseball America had him rated 102nd overall, which makes him a significant overdraft, especially given that he’ll be playing a corner outfield position.  Joe signed a week and a half after the draft for $1,250,000, which was $207,600 below the slot amount.  He should head to Jamestown.
STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
 2012  .254  .395  .365  126  5  0  3  21  26  0  1
 2013  .319  .397  .470  232  14  0  7  26  33  3  6
 2014  .367  .462  .606  218  21  2  9  32  24  3  3
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $1,250,000
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2014: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round, 39th overall pick; signed on June 16.