Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 6 days ago

Gyorko went 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple and two runs scored Sunday versus the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gyorko started and went deep in Saturday's game, and he followed that up in a similar fashion on Sunday. He has a .999 OPS through 38 at-bats this season and should continue to share time in what has developed into something of an infield rotation in St. Louis.

Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 7 days ago

Gyorko went 3-for-5 on Saturday with a three-run home run in the win against San Diego.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gyorko has been a solid and versatile infielder for the Cardinals this season, logging time at second base, third base, and shortstop. He's also provided some pop with three home runs in 33 at-bats which could make him a decent option in deeper leagues with daily lineups.

Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 2 weeks ago

Gyorko is not in the lineup Thursday against Milwaukee.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gyorko was tabbed to start at second base in Game 2 of the series Wednesday, and he's also made three starts at shortstop this season. He'll return to the bench Thursday, however, as Kolten Wong returns to his usual second base spot, while Aledmys Diaz gets the nod at short.

Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 3 weeks ago

Gyorko is starting at second base and batting seventh Wednesday against the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gyorko didn't start the Cardinals previous three games, giving way to the scorching-hot Aledmys Diaz at shortstop and Kolten Wong at second base, but he'll take Wong's spot in the lineup Wednesday. He doesn't have a high batting average thus far, but he does have a homer already and could provide a bit of pop at the bottom of the Cardinals' order.

Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 3 weeks ago

Gyorko remains out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gyorko has started three of the first five games at shortstop for the Cardinals, but will sit for the second straight day Sunday afternoon. Manager Mike Matheny continues to rotate shortstops with Jhonny Peralta (hand) on the DL, as Sunday's starter Greg Garcia will be the third different player used at that position to begin the 2016 season. Look for that pattern to continue if none of the options are able to stand out offensively.

Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 3 weeks ago

Gyorko is not in the lineup Saturday against Atlanta, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It looks like a routine day off for Gyorko, as the Cardinals will go with Aledmys Dias at shortstop. Diaz will bat eighth in the order.

Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 4 weeks ago

Gyorko will move over to shortstop and bat eighth in the order for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gyorko will remain in the lineup Wednesday despite Kolten Wong's return to the order by sliding over to short and taking Aledmys Diaz's spot. The former Padre hit his first home run as a Cardinal on Tuesday and finished the game going 2-for-5 with two RBI and two strikeouts. However, it's worth noting that he'll be facing right-hander Juan Nicasio on Wednesday, and Gyorko has struggled throughout his career to hit righties.

Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 4 weeks ago

Gyorko hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates, part of a 2-for-5 game.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gyorko is getting a chance to show he deserves long-term playing time with Jhonny Peralta and Ruben Tejada laid up with injuries. Gyorko has three consecutive double-digit home run seasons, making him one of the best power producing second basemen in the league even with his perennial struggles in San Diego. Once he earns qualification at shortstop, his power will make him a major asset as long as he can hold onto playing time in St. Louis.

Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 1 month ago

Gyorko will get the Opening Day nod at shortstop Sunday against the Pirates. He'll assume the eighth spot in the order.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Thanks to spring injuries to Jhonny Peralta (thumb) and Ruben Tejada (quadriceps), Gyorko finds himself atop the depth chart at shortstop to open the season, despite a less-than-stellar spring. Gyorko has shown the ability to bring plus-power from the middle infield in the past, but his poor contact rate has typically kept him batting average low. In addition, he doesn't profile as a great defensive option at shortstop, so he may need to get off to a hot start to the season offensively or risk losing playing time to Greg Garcia.

Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS STL 1 month ago

Gyorko will likely be the Cardinals' primary shortstop to start the season after injuries to Jhonny Peralta and Ruben Tejada.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gyorko wasn't very impressive this spring, hitting just .196/.212/.255 in 51 at-bats but the Cardinals have very few options. Unless his bat gets hot he figures to lose significant playing time when Tejada returns, and possibly his roster spot altogether when Peralta returns mid-season.