Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
6 hours ago

Gyorko is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He will sit after starting 12 straight games, including both games of separate doubleheaders during that span, as Greg Garcia mans third base against right-hander Jose Urena. Gyorko has been on the tear to begin the second half, going 14-for-48 (.292 average) with seven homers, matching his home run output from the first half of the season. It seems likely Gyorko will remain heavily involved once Matt Carpenter (oblique) is back.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
3 days ago

Gyorko went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday at the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko's 13th bomb of 2016 gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead in the third inning of a road victory. He's now left the yard six times in his last eight games to raise his slugging percentage to .487 on the year.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
7 days ago

Gyorko went 2-for-5 with a walk and a ninth-inning game-tying home run Friday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

On the first pitch he saw from Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen, Gyorko tied the game 3-3 with two-outs in the ninth, and the Cardinals eventually went on to win in 16 innings. The blast was his 12th of the season, and his fifth home run of July. The second baseman has now hit safely in 10 of 13 games this month while racking up 11 RBI and scoring 10 runs.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
1 week ago

After homering in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against San Diego, Gyorko went 3-for-4 with two more homers and three RBI in the second game.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old started his career with the Padres, and he's punished them for giving up on him over the first three games of this series, banging out four homers among seven hits. It's been an odd season for him, as he's played every infield position with the Cards after serving mostly as a second baseman as a Padre, but he's in the midst of his strongest offensive campaign. The key has been a major improvement in his contact ability -- Gyorko's striking out at a career-low rate.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
2 weeks ago

Gyorko homered as part of a 3-for-3 game with two runs scored and a walk in Monday's win over San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko was hitting just .276/.300/.310 without a home run in his past 11 games and has only been playing sparingly (six missed games, four pinch-hit appearances) since June 27. He still owns a solid .252/.311/.429 batting line, but the Cardinals have such depth that they have the luxury of playing him only in favorable matchups, meaning most of his starts will come against lefties like San Diego's Christian Friedrich.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
3 weeks ago

Gyorko went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Tuesday while batting fifth and starting at first base for the Cardinals in a loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals have been shuffling players around the diamond this season, allowing Gyorko his fifth start of the season at first base. A natural second baseman, Gyorko has also picked up nine starts at third base and four at shortstop, and will likely continue to see starts at different positions moving forward, especially if infielder Jhonny Peralta misses much time after reaggravating a thumb injury Tuesday. Gyorko moved over to third base Tuesday after first baseman Matt Adams replaced the injured Peralta. Manager Mike Matheny has said he prefers to start Gyorko at first base when Matt Carpenter is in the lineup, as Carpenter is the better defensive second baseman. Fantasy owners should pay attention to their position eligibility rules when considering Gyorko, as he may pick up additional eligibility soon.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
2 months ago

Gyorko will bat leadoff for the first time this season Sunday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko typically hits in the bottom half of the order when starting, but since he's getting the nod over regular leadoff man Matt Carpenter on Sunday, that's where he'll slot into the lineup. With a career .332 on-base percentage against left-handed pitching, Gyorko certainly seems like a reasonable choice from a statistical standpoint. This is likely a one-off affair, however, as Carpenter is expected to return to his regular role for Tuesday's series opener against the Astros.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
2 months ago

Gyroko is in the lineup and batting seventh for Thurday's game against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Gyroko will get his first start since May 31 while Jhonny Peralta rests. The 27-year-old is hitting .255 with six home runs, 16 RBI, and 16 runs on the season.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
2 months ago

Gyorko hit his sixth home run, a three-run blast, in a 2-for-4 game in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko now has 55 home runs since 2012, placing behind just Robinson Cano, Brian Dozier and Neil Walker among second basemen over that span. He's now hitting a robust .245/.325/.451 and will challenge Kolten Wong for the everyday second base job if he can keep hitting like this. Gyorko is just a .236/.295/.396 hitter for his career, but leaving PETCO Park appears to be doing wonders for him.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
2 months ago

Gyorko is in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko will replace Kolten Wong at second base, and bat seventh in the order. The Giants will matchup against Gio Gonzalez. Gyorko is batting .237 with two home runs in 38 at-bats versus southpaws this season.