Nine years after he was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Connor Joe finally made his debut in the black and gold.
The Pirates originally drafted Joe with the 39th pick in 2014 out of the University of San Diego. Three years later, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Sean Rodriguez.
After he was dealt, Joe bounced around a couple different organizations and reached the big leagues with the San Francisco Giants in 2019 before a two-year stint in Colorado with the Rockies from 2021-22.
Last offseason, the Pirates acquired Joe from the Rockies, and the 31-year-old quietly put together a solid year in his first season back with his original organization.