Joe was selected by the Reds with the sixth pick in the Rule 5 draft. Joe has played first base, third base and was recently tried at catcher, which might be what interested Cincinnati. The Reds will bring him to spring training and see what they have in him, but it is possible he will be returned to the Dodgers if he fails to impress in camp. The 26-year-old hit .294/.385/.494 with six home runs in 188 plate appearances at Triple-A last year.
The Braves traded Joe to the Dodgers on Sunday in exchange for international amateur signing bonus pool space, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. It's the second time in less than two months that Joe has been dealt, as he was previously traded from the Pirates to the Braves in August in the Sean Rodriguez swap. The 25-year-old, who saw action in both the corner infield and corner outfield across 97 minor-league games in 2017, slashed an unremarkable .222/.319/.340 across two levels. He'll likely open the 2018 campaign at Double-A Tulsa.
Joe was traded to the Braves for Sean Rodriguez on Saturday, Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports. The 39th overall pick in 2014, Joe is about to turn 25 and has been a slightly-below-league-average hitter at Double-A this year (97 wRC+), so he is just barely a relevant prospect. His solid approach (40:34 K:BB) is probably his most impressive offensive trait. Joe has split time between right field and first base this year and profiles as an organizational-depth piece going forward.
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