The Reds selected Connor Joe from the Dodgers in the Rule 5 draft. Conner (26) is a 1B/3B/UT player. He was a first-round pick (39th) by the Pirates in 2014 out of the University of San Diego.
Joe split time between AA and AAA in the Dodgers system in 2018. He had never really done much at the plate before last year, but Joe hit a combined .299/.408/.527 in 2018. So he’s demonstrated a hit tool, knows how to take a walk and has hit for power. He’s also reportedly worked out at catcher recently.
Here’s a scouting report on Joe from May:
“It’s little to go on, but Connor Joe has valuable prospect history. He was a first-round pick and has already overcome an injury as well as two trades. The Dodgers may have bought great low value here and added another piece to their National League pennant winning organization.”
Joe appears to have a pretty good eye, though he's also been old for his level at every level. He hit 17 HR in 106 games last year after only hitting 13 in prior 299 games.
Could be park effects though. He played in some friendly parks in 2018.
— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) December 13, 2018