Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/27/13
The San Diego Padres selected Jedd Gyorko in the second round of the 2010 draft. That same year, the Friars failed to reach an agreement with their first round selection Karsten Whitson, making Gyorko the highest draft pick signed by the Padres. One assumes both a team’s brass and fans experience a sense of frustration when a first rounder gets away, but Gyorko has appeared to wash those feelings away with the incredible strides he has made in the minors and the anticipated major league impact he could make in the near future. The West Virginia native stands at 5’ 10” tall, weighs in at about 195 pounds and is a natural right-hander. Both Baseball America and MLB agree that the Padres targeted the stocky Gyorko for his bat skills, since he was difficult to project defensively. Gyorko figured to have a future home at third base, that is, until Chase Headley busted out in twenty-twelve. Knowing he was blocked at the hot corner, the Padres brass began giving him some reps at second base.
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