Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
5 days ago

Gyorko produced mixed results in Monday's batting practice session, struggling against Carlos Martinez but hitting a monstrous homer off Trevor Rosenthal, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging infielder, who smacked 30 homers in his first Cardinals season in 2016, made waves in the morning session with a blast to right field off Rosenthal, who is trying to make the transition from closer to middle reliever or starter this spring. As encouraging as his round-tripper off Rosenthal was, Gyorko had also been humbled in an earlier round of at-bats against Martinez, who stymied him with his trademark changeup. "He's got good stuff. He's the guy that we leaned on last year, and we're going to lean on him again this year to be quality and go out and give us good innings."

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
1 week ago

Gyorko, who played second base, third base and shortstop in his first Cardinals season in 2016, is devoting his attention to a different position each day in spring training, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "Each and every day, a focus," Gyorko said. "It's pretty similar to what I did last season, but I think there's the one position each day that makes sense."

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko made his mark last season both at the plate and one the field, as he smacked 30 homers overall and more round-trippers than anyone in the majors other than the Twins' Brian Dozier after the All-Star break. He was also a valuable asset defensively and could add first base to his resume this season in addition to the aforementioned trio of positions he was deployed in during 2016. Although he's currently slated to challenge Jhonny Peralta for the third base job, the possibility exists that he could be deployed in a platoon with Kolten Wong at second. Wherever he lands, Gyorko is intent on being prepared, and will look to be as efficient with his power stroke as he was last season, when he was the only player in the majors with as many as 30 homers and fewer than 110 hits overall.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
4 months ago

Gyorko's primary position in 2017 is expected to be third base, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko split time fairly evenly between second base and the hot corner in 2016, but the club wants to give Kolten Wong another chance to prove himself worthy of being their daily option at second. However, Gyorko blasted 30 home runs over 125 games in 2016, so St. Louis will make an effort to keep his bat in the lineup. To do so, he'll get more reps at third base, but will share the spot with Jhonny Peralta in some capacity.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
5 months ago

Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead eight-inning solo homer in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran second baseman took reliever Felipe Rivero deep with a 369-foot shot, breaking a 3-3 tie and providing the Cardinals with a one-run lead that would hold in the ninth. Gyorko has only one hit apiece in each of his last three games, but they've all been solo homers. He now has a career-high 30 homers and has also tallied the second-best RBI total (58) of his career in his first season in a Cardinals uniform.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
5 months ago

Gyorko went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 7-0 victory over the Pirates on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The infielder actually had the only hit off Pirates star rookie pitcher Tyler Glasnow. Bombs on back-to-back days entering the weekend has put Gyorko one shy of the 30-home run mark. He has hit 21 of those homers since the All-Star break. In addition to the bombs, Gyorko is hitting .239 with 57 RBI and 55 runs in 393 at-bats.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
5 months ago

Gyorko is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

After being held out of the lineup just once over the previous 12 games, he will now miss his second game in a row. Aledmys Diaz will start at shortstop with Jhonny Peralta manning the hot corner Wednesday.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
5 months ago

Gyorko is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko's power and versatility have offered him a regular spot in the lineup lately for the Cardinals, but he'll get a day off Tuesday. Jhonny Peralta will fill in at the hot corner, while Aledmys Diaz and Greg Garcia take over the middle infield spots.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
5 months ago

Gyorko homered, scored twice and knocked in a pair in a 2-for-4 game with a walk Tuesday night against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko was enduring a nasty cold spell, as he was hitting just .238/.289/.286 without a home run over his past 13 games, but he broke out in a big way Tuesday night. Only three qualified second basemen have more home runs than Gyorko's 27: Brian Dozier, Robinson Cano and Rougned Odor. Gyorko also brings versatility, as he played shortstop Tuesday night, where only Manny Machado and Brad Miller have hit more homers.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
5 months ago

Gyorko is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko took over and thrived as the starting shortstop while Aledmys Diaz was on the disabled list, but he'll head to the bench for Tuesday's game. Now that Diaz is back, the 27-year-old may have to split some time on the field, but how the time is divided will likely become clearer as the month rolls along.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
6 months ago

Gyorko is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

He has started the last 23 games, hitting .250 with 11 home runs over that span. Thanks to this recent power surge, Gyorko now has a career-high 26 homers, even though he only has 360 plate appearances on the year.