Connor Kok-Wy Joe...Wife’s name is Kylie....Is a 2011 graduate of Poway (CA) High School, where he was named the baseball team’s MVP in his senior season…Played first base for two seasons at the University of San Diego before transitioning to catcher....Was named the West Coast Conference Player-of-the-Year as a junior after batting .367 Started growing out his hair during the COVID lockdown after receiving a clean bill of health after battling cancer...It serves as a reminder of where he's been...Loves being outdoors and on the water...He taught himself how to fish by watching YouTube videos during his cancer treatments and COVID shutdown...Remains active in the community supporting cancer initiatives.
Spent the entire season with Colorado, where he reached base safely in 90 of his 110 games with a plate appearance…Started 43 games in left field, 25 games as the designated hitter, 17 games at first base and 16 games in right field…Recorded a team-high tying seven outfield assists along with Charlie Blackmon…Ranked 10th among all National League players with an 11.8 walk percentage (minimum 450 plate appearances) while his .374 on-base percentage at the end of June was the 11th-highest in the National League in that span…Had a 35-game on-base streak from 4/29 to 6/9, tied for the seventh-longest streak in club history with Todd Helton in 2006 and Larry Walker in 2002 (the only player in MLB with a longer on-base streak was Paul Goldschmidt – 46 games)…Hit a game-winning solo home run in the eighth inning on 4/9 against the Dodgers (the 444-foot home run was the longest homer of his career)…Hit .333 with four doubles, one triple, three home runs and four RBI during a career-high 12-game hitting streak from 4/11-25…Recorded a career-high four hits on 6/16 vs. Cleveland…Became the seventh player in Rockies history to have at least one run, one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, one strikeout and one stolen base all in the same game on 7/14 vs. San Diego…Was placed on the injured list on 9/29 (retro to 9/26) with a right serratus strain and missed the remainder of the season.
Appeared in 63 games with the Rockies, hitting .285 (51-for-179) with 23 runs scored, nine doubles, eight home runs, 35 RBI, 26 walks and 41 strikeouts... Started 27 games in left field and 13 at first base … slashed .297/.398/.471 with six home runs and 31 RBI as a starter and .208/.240/.458 as a reserve … went 3-for-10 with a home run as a pinch-hitter... Made his first start and recorded his first hit as a Rockie on May 8 at St. Louis, his second career hit, first since April 6, 2019... Slashed .333/.424/.611 at Coors Field and .252/.349/.374 on the road... Was 16-for-40 with runners in scoring position, a .400 average that was the third-best mark (min. 20 AB) in the Majors trailing Austin Nola (.467) and Mike Trout (.423) … .455 (10-for-22) average with RISP and two outs finished as the second-best mark in baseball trailing Fernando Tatis Jr. (.463) and his .377 average (26-for-69) with runners on was third-best (min. 20 AB)... Slashed .274/.394/.500 with five home runs, 16 RBI and 15 walks from the leadoff spot… 6.93 PA/BB from the leadoff spot was the second-best rate in the Majors (min. 24 G).
Did not play due to the COVID-19 pandemic... Attended Major League Spring Training with the Dodgers and announced on March 18 that he had testicular cancer…underwent surgery and treatment before signing a Minor League contract with Colorado on Nov. 21 with an invite to Spring Training.
Made the San Francisco Giants Opening Day roster … tallied his first career hit on April 6 with a single against the Rays … completed his MLB stint going 1-for-15 before clearing waivers and returning to the Dodgers organization...Played the majority of his 2019 season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, posting a .300 average accompanied by 26 doubles, 15 home runs and 68 RBI over 105 games...Paced the squad and finished tied for second in the Pacific Coast League with 72 walks and ranked first on the Dodgers and third in the league with a .426 OBP...He dominated at home, batting .311 with 11 homers, 39 RBI while posting a .447 OBP and a .573 SLG over 52 games... he shined during his season in Oklahoma City, as he led the team with his 105 games played after battling two 7-day injured list stints...the San Diego prodigy ranked top-five on the team in home runs (5th, 15), doubles (1st, 26), hits (1st, 108), RBI (3rd, 68), walks (1st, 72) and runs (1st, 82)...named the MiLB.com Organization All-Star for the second straight year…held an eight-game hitting streak from June 27th-July 4th, going 13-for-30 (.433) with four home runs and 13 RBI…made appearances at first base (79 games), third base (six games), left field (10 games) and right field (three games).
Was an MiLB.com Dodgers Organization All-Star and Texas League All-Star...in 106 apps at Class AA Tulsa and Class AAA Oklahoma City combined to hit .299 with 26 doubles, 3 triples, 17 HR and 55 RBI...combined to produce an on-base percentage of .408, a slugging percentage of .527 and an OPS of .935...among all Dodgers minor league players ranked fifth in hitting.