Joe attended St. John’s University in New York and, in his three seasons there, batted .371 (233-for-628) with 48 doubles, 24 home runs, 156 RBI and 33 stolen bases in 166 games.
In 2017, Joe tied his single-season career high with 10 home runs – all of them coming on the road. He became just the 12th player in MLB since 1942 to hit 10-or-more home runs either all at home or all on the road. From September 4-6, 2017 at Colorado, Joe set a franchise record with 12 hits in a three-game series. His 12 hits also tied a modern-era record for any player in a three game series. Joe earned his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award in in 2016 and was the first Giants second baseman to win the award since Robby Thompson in 1993. A National-League All-Star for the World-Champion Giants in 2015, he was among NL leaders – ﬁfth in hits (116), tied for seventh in doubles (25), eighth in on-base pct. (.374) and eighth in batting average (.309) – before missing most of the ﬁnal two months of the season with inﬂammation in his lower back. Joe made his Major -League debut with the Giants on June 21, 2014 and established himself as one of the top NL rookies, hitting .305 with 10 doubles, two triples, a home run and 18 RBI in 73 games. He led all NL rookies in batting average and on-base pct. (.343) while tying for fourth in multi-hit games (25) and placing sixth in hits.
Joe went 3-for-5 in his the first post-season game of his career on October 1, 2014 at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. He became the fourth Giants rookie to have three-or-more hits in a single post-season game, joining Freddie Lindstrom (1924), Buster Posey (2010) and Bill Terry (1924).