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2024 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .280 6 22 .826 2

Top Connor Joe News

  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Smacks sixth homer

    Joe went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Brewers.

    Joe returned to the lineup after sitting Monday and has started nine of Pittsburgh's 12 games in May. He's hit .294 with three home runs, seven runs scored and seven RBI in that span, and he lifted his sixth long ball of the season Monday. Joe should continue to get regular run at both first base and in right field as one of the Pirates' more productive hitters.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Back on bench Monday

    Joe is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.

    Joe isn't quite an everyday player for the Pirates, but he's been one of the more productive hitters in a struggling lineup this season and is gradually starting to earn steadier playing time versus right-handed pitching. He'll take a seat against Brewers righty Colin Rea in the series opener in Milwaukee, however, as the Pirates trot out a starting outfield of Bryan Reynolds, Michael Taylor and Jack Suwinski from left to right. Meanwhile, Rowdy Tellez will draw the start at first base and Andrew McCutchen will serve as Pittsburgh's designated hitter.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Delivers extra-inning HR

    Joe went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored during Sunday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Cubs.

    Joe spearheaded the Pirates' comeback effort, plating Oneil Cruz on a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 10th inning. However, his long ball wasn't enough, as Pittsburgh trailed by three entering the frame. Joe has gone yard in back-to-back games, bringing his season total up to five homers in 134 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Smacks key homer

    Joe went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run Saturday against the Cubs.

    Joe lifted a three-run home run in the third inning, his fourth long ball of the campaign. He's hit well overall this season, which has helped him move from a short-side platoon role to a role as a near-everyday player. Joe has started eight of Pittsburgh's last 10 games, filling in for Rowdy Tellez at first base against lefties and for Michael Taylor in the outfield against righties.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Earns fifth consecutive start

    Joe will start in right field and bat cleanup in Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    Joe will be included in the lineup for the fifth game in a row, with the 31-year-old having made three starts at first base and two in right field. He should be a mainstay in the lineup against southpaws as a short-side platoon mate at first base for the lefty-hitting Rowdy Tellez, and Joe has made a strong case to see steady playing time against right-handed pitching as a corner outfielder. Joe enters Wednesday's contest with a team-best 131 wRC+ on the season, while Michael Taylor owns a 53 wRC+ and would seemingly be most at risk of moving out of a near-everyday role, despite being the Pirates' best defensive outfielder.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Launches third homer

    Joe went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Oakland.

    Joe tagged Alex Wood for a solo shot in the first inning, marking his third long ball in 100 plate appearances this season. He's on pace to exceed his career-high home run total of 11, which he achieved in 472 plate appearances last season. During his last five games, Joe is batting 6-for-19 (.316) with a pair of doubles and Tuesday's home run.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Starting Sunday

    Joe is starting in right field and batting in the leadoff spot for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Joe returns to the lineup for Sunday's contest after not starting in the first two games of the series. Joe is slashing .288/.391/.475 with two home runs and 12 RBI to start the season.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Takes seat Friday

    Joe is out of the lineup for Friday's game versus Boston.

    Joe is 4-for-21 over his past seven games and will take a seat for Friday's series opener. Jack Suwinski, Michael Taylor and Bryan Reynolds will start from left to right in the outfield.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Cooling off

    Joe went 0-for-3 with a walk Wednesday against the Mets.

    Joe got off to an excellent start to the season, which helped him earn more playing time than expected while splitting time between right field and first base. He's been in the lineup for six of Pittsburgh's last seven games but has now gone just 4-for-22 in that span. Joe will likely need to turn things around quickly to maintain his playing time against righties, with Edward Olivares being his primary competition for plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Tallies two more RBI

    Joe went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and two RBI in Monday's win over the Tigers.

    Joe opened the Pirates scoring with an RBI infield single in the second inning. He added his second RBI in the fifth inning on a double to left field. The 31-year-old outfielder continues his scorching start to the season, slashing .324/.444/.541 with five doubles, one homer and nine RBI. Joe may also be rounding into a full-time player as he has started against three straight right-handed pitchers.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Launches long ball in victory

    Joe went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, an additional run and two walks in Thursday's 7-4 win over Washington.

    Joe didn't play Wednesday with the Nationals starting a right-hander, but he was back in the lineup one day later despite Pittsburgh facing another righty (Josiah Gray). That decision paid dividends for the Pirates when Joe launched a two-run homer in the fifth inning to give the team a 7-1 advantage. Joe also drew two free passes in the contest and has more walks (five) than strikeouts (four) this season. He's had a strong start to the campaign, slashing .346/.469/.615 with five extra-base hits, nine runs and seven RBI through 32 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Key role against lefties

    Joe went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Friday against the Marlins.

    Joe has hit leadoff in each of the Pirates' first two games with lefties on the mound. His first start came in right field, while Friday's came at first base. While Joe looks to be stuck on the short side of a platoon, he is locked into a valuable role when in the lineup.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Batting leadoff Thursday

    Joe is starting in right field and batting leadoff for Thursday's opener against the Marlins.

    With southpaw Jesus Luzardo on the bump, Joe not only gets the call in right field over Jack Suwinski but is also perched atop the batting order. The setup makes him a sneaky DFS play Thursday.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Avoids arbitration with Pirates

    The Pirates and Joe avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.125 million contract Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    It's a nice salary bump for Joe, who was eligible for arbitration for the first time. The 31-year-old put up a .760 OPS with 11 homers over 133 games for Pittsburgh last season. He should see semi-regular duty again in 2024.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Clubs homer in win

    Joe went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double and three total runs scored in Wednesday's 13-7 win over the Cubs.

    Joe opened September with just five hits across 13 games before breaking out of the slump Wednesday. This was his first multi-hit effort since Aug. 24. The 31-year-old is up to 11 homers, 40 RBI, 58 runs scored and 28 doubles through 125 contests this season, all of which are season highs. He's also logged three stolen bases with a .236/.330/.416 slash line across 440 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Heads to bench Sunday

    Joe is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Joe has gone just 3-for-36 over his past 10 games and will take a seat Sunday for the third time in Pittsburgh's last four contests. Alfonso Rivas will start at first base and bat eighth in the series finale.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Not in lineup Friday

    Joe is absent from the lineup Friday at Atlanta.

    Alfonso Rivas will play first base while Bryan Reynolds takes a turn as the Pirates' designated hitter and Josh Palacios covers right field. Joe, who was also on the bench Wednesday, has gone 2-for-31 (.065) over his last nine games.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Absent from lineup

    Joe is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Brewers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Joe has been the Pirates' regular first baseman of late but will begin this one on the bench. Alfonso Rivas will get the start at first base and bat seventh.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Sitting Friday

    Joe isn't in the Pirates' lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

    After going 0-for-11 across his last three games, Joe will get a day off to regroup. Alfonso Rivas will start at first base, and Josh Palacios will get the nod in right field while Joe sits.

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  • Pirates' Connor Joe: Omitted from lineup

    Joe is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Joe started the last nine games for the Pirates, but after going hitless in Sunday's loss to the Cubs he will head to the bench. Joe has been splitting his work between first base and right field, and Alfonso Rivas and Josh Palacios, respectively, will cover those positions Monday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Age: 31
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R