Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:16:41 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko is hitting just .188 with 16 strikeouts in 32 at-bats heading into the spring game Monday, March 23, and a National League scout recently said that Gyorko's front hip is coming up early in his setup at the plate, causing his swing to be long and slow. Gyorko is putting extra time in the cages in spring training in order to work on his mechanical struggles. He has been trying to work on keeping his hips closed and aligned with hitting coach Mark Kotsay. Gyorko is convinced that all his hard work this spring will pay off eventually.
Fantasy Tip: Gyorko's injury-marred 2014 season won't endear him to any fantasy baseball owners this year. Despite his offensive struggles and low batting average, it's hard to argue his value as a late-round sleeper in mixed leagues for his power, even if Petco Park remains more of a pitcher's park.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:10:18 -0800
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko is working on some flaws in his swing after having a disappointing 2014 season. "When you're hitting .100 or whatever, it's hard to be real confident," Gyorko said. "Getting that confidence back is the big thing."
Fantasy Tip: Throw out Gyorko's injury-riddled 2014 season. The foot injury likely played a big part in his struggles. He has plenty of power at the keystone and will have a better lineup around him. Look for Gyorko to rebound and be a great value pick late in drafts.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:35:41 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 16. 2B Cory Spangenberg is starting at the keystone.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:23:42 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko is batting fifth and playing second base Thursday, Sept. 4. Gyorko was not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:55:45 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 3, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:47:00 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) returned to the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 26, against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:53:10 -0700
Updating a previous report, while San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) did not start Monday, Aug. 25, for a third straight game, he was able to participate in all pre-game activities and might return as soon as Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:26:06 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 25. INF Yangervis Solarte is starting at second base, with 3B Chris Nelson at third base.
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:53:41 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) was not in the starting lineup Saturday, Aug. 23, because of a hamstring injury.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:24:51 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko hit a grand slam Saturday, Aug. 16, as a part of a five-RBI effort. He now has 17 RBIs in 18 games since coming of the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Gyorko struggled early in the year prior to going on the DL, but he has finally been performing like the breakout star he was supposed to be this season. If Gyrorko is still available in your league, pick him up and enjoy the late-season surge.