Conor Joe hurts his former team
Even though Connor Joe was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014, when he made his MLB debut in 2019 it came with the San Francisco Giants. Things have now come full circle with Joe returning to the Pirates.
Joe has had a strong season which has led to him finding himself in the lineup on a near daily basis for the Pirates. Joe started all three games against his former team and he had responded with a big series.
The right-handed hitter finished the series 5-for-13 with a lot of power. Joe hit a solo home run, two doubles, and drove in a pair of runs. Joe also stole a base and he scored four runs. The play of Joe was a major reason the Pirates were able to take two of three from the Giants.
Following his big series Joe is now hitting for a .255/.346/.484 slash line in 179 plate appearances this season. He owns a 10.1% walk rate, a 125 wRC+ and he is on pace to hit 18 home runs. All of this is, by far, a career best season for Joe.