Connor Kok-Wy Joe… son of Mee-Sun and Peter… Played first base for two seasons at the University of San Diego before transitioning to catcher... As a Junior, was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year after batting .367... Graduated from Poway High School (Calif.) … named the baseball team’s MVP his senior 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.