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Jedd Gyorko

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Jedd Gyorko
Name: Jedd Lindon Gyorko
Born: Sep 23, 1988 in Morgantown, WV
High School: University HS, Morgantown, W.Va.
College: West Virginia
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (59th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2010 (signed for $614,700)
Gyorko is on team's draft boards for one reason: his bat. His position on those boards comes down to where teams think he'll play. A shortstop for the Mountaineers, no one is giving him a chance to stay there as a pro. He's labeled as a bad-body guy at 5-foot-10, 185 pounds and will have to work hard to keep himself in shape. His arm is average and he gets mixed reviews on his infield actions. Some think he can play second base, while others say the range will be too short. Third base is an option, but he's not a big power guy, as it grades out as an average tool. He's an above-average hitter, though, thanks to a good, balanced approach at the plate, a good feel for the strike zone and an ability to hit to all fields. He hit .409 and .421 with 16 home runs in his first two seasons at West Virginia. Through 195 at-bats in 2010, he was hitting .369/.462/.718 with 15 home runs, 36 walks and just 17 strikeouts. The consensus is that the bat is easy to believe in and in a draft short on college hitters, Gyorko doesn't figure to be available when the second round begins.
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