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Jedd Gyorko | Second Baseman | #3

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD
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Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with his third homer of the year, a three-run shot that contributed to Saturday's rout of the Padres.
Gyorko continues to see sporadic playing time across the infield. He was floundering under the Mendoza Line prior to Saturday's game, but his three-hit performance has him now hitting .242/.306/.515 on the year. He appeared to be in line for regular at-bats at shortstop. Aledmys Diaz has hit the cover off the baseball to grab a hold of that position, though, leaving Gyorko in his wake. Apr 24 - 12:49 AM

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Jedd Gyorko singled and belted a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Gyorko's blast in the fourth inning turned a one-run deficit into a one-run lead, although the Cardinals coughed up the lead an inning later. He drew the start at second base against the left-hander, something that should happen often this season. However, he's also going to play a bunch at shortstop while Jhonny Peralta (thumb) and Ruben Tejada (quad) are out.
Apr 5 - 10:58 PM

Jedd Gyorko went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Friday and is hitting just .200 in 30 at-bats this spring.

That's .200 with one double, no homers and no walks. How Gyorko fields at shortstop is more important that how he swings this month, but the Cardinals should probably have Aledmys Diaz penciled in as Jhonny Peralta's replacement right now.
Mar 18 - 3:55 PM

Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI against the Mets on Monday.

With Jhonny Peralta potentially out for a long while, the Cardinals need to evaluate whether it'll be worth starting Gyorko at shortstop in the early going or if it'd make more sense to go with someone rangier, either Aledmys Diaz or Greg Garcia. Gyorko can help his case with the offense, but the defense is going to matter more.
Mar 7 - 4:49 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cardinals are taking on $26 million on Jedd Gyorko's contract.

Gyorko is owed $32 million through 2019 and his contract includes a $13 million club option or a $1 million buyout for 2020, so the Padres are covering about $7 million. The Cardinals will also save $6.225 million by parting with Jon Jay in the deal.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Cardinals acquired INF Jedd Gyorko and cash considerations from the Padres for OF Jon Jay.

No word yet on how much cash the Padres will send in the deal, but Gyorko is guaranteed $33 million through 2019 (this includes a $1 million buyout on an option for 2020). He's only making $4 million in 2016, so perhaps the Cardinals could explore trading him next winter if he has a bounceback year. Gyorko figures to serve as a utility player in St. Louis and possibly as a platoon partner for Kolten Wong.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres have traded Jedd Gyorko to the Cardinals.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported that a deal was close. ESPN's Keith Law hears that outfielder Jon Jay is expected to head to San Diego in the deal. An official announcement should come soon. Gyorko, 27, batted .247/.297/.397 with 16 home runs and 57 RBI over 128 games this past season. He's capable of playing second base, third base, and even some shortstop.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:32:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cardinals are close to acquiring Jedd Gyorko from the Padres.

No word yet on who would head back to San Diego. Gyorko is guaranteed $33 million through 2019, so it will be interesting to see if the Padres send some cash in the deal. The Cardinals are already set in their infield, so the 27-year-old will function as a utility player with his new club.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Jedd Gyorko went 4-for-5 with the game-winning RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win against the Giants.

Quite the 27th birthday for the West Virginian product. Gyorko is 8-for-18 across his last four games to bump his batting average from .238 to .248. The 26-year-old second baseman/shortstop doesn't make good contact or reach base consistently, but his pop makes him a relevant fantasy middle infielder in dynasty leagues.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 01:54:00 AM

Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Gyorko snapped a 2-2 tie with his three-run homer off Rockies starter Chris Rusin in the third inning. He's now socked four homers in his last seven games. For the season, the 26-year-old second baseman is hitting .247/.301/.412 with 14 homers and 49 RBI over 340 at-bats.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 12:37:00 AM

Jedd Gyorko went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Gyorko teed off on a Brett Anderson offering for a solo home run in the third inning. The homer temporarily tied the proceedings at 1-1, but the Dodgers would score four unanswered runs to win 5-1. For the season, the 26-year-old infielder is hitting .243/.297/.398 with 13 homers and 45 RBI.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 07:45:00 PM

Jedd Gyorko slugged a pair of home runs, providing all three runs in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Gyorko gave the Padres a 2-0 lead in the second inning, but it wasn't a lead they would hold for long. He followed up in the seventh inning with a solo home run, but it only cut the Padres' deficit from six to five runs. Gyorko's numbers are still below sea level, but it's an improvement over 2014 at the least. He's hitting .240/.301/.389 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:32:00 PM

Jedd Gyorko is starting at shortstop for the Padres on Monday versus the Braves.

He's never played the position before as a pro. Of course, neither had Will Middlebrooks and the Padres have started him at shortstop on four occasions this season. It seems unlikely that this is more than a token appearance at shortstop for Gyorko.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and a two-run home run as the Padres pounded the Reds in Tuesday's win.

Gyorko got the scoring started with a two-run single in the first inning, then capped off a five-run third inning with a two-run home run to make it 8-0. The second baseman is on a five-game hitting streak, bringing his triple-slash line up to .235/.296/.356 with seven home runs and 28 RBI.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 01:04:00 AM

Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a solo home run as the Padres defeated the Brewers on Monday.

Gyorko pushed the Padres' lead to 5-2 with an RBI single in the third inning, then whacked a solo home run off of Michael Blazek in the fifth to make it a 7-2 game. The mercurial infielder is batting .239/.301/.362 with six home runs and 23 RBI. His triple-slash line represents a modest improvement over last year's struggles.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Ruben Tejada
3Aledmys Diaz
4Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris