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Padres prospect Jedd Gyorko has three home runs and nine RBI in just four spring games

Feb 26, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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Jedd Gyorko is fighting Logan Forsythe this spring in Padres camp for the club’s starting second base job. And he’s off to a pretty phenomenal start.

Gyorko slugged a pinch-hit solo home run on Tuesday afternoon in the Friars’ 7-5 defeat of the Reds and now has three homers and nine total RBI through just four Cactus League games. Fosythe, meanwhile, is 0-for-6 with no walks and a strikeout.

Gyorko has played primarily at third base over the course of his minor league career, but the Padres love his bat and believe he is athletic enough to handle second. Chase Headley obviously deserves to have the hot corner all to himself in San Diego.

Gyorko, 24, hit .311/.373/.547 with 30 home runs and 100 RBI in 126 games last season between Double-A and Triple-A. Forsythe, 26, batted .273/.343/.390 with six home runs and 26 RBI over 91 games in the majors.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Ah, the next Mike Trout.

    You do realize that if Mike Trout married Brooke Shields, she’d be Brooke Trout?

    • tfbuckfutter - Feb 26, 2013 at 10:47 PM

      If Lance Bass married Mike Trout he’d be Lance Trout…..

      Wait, I did that wrong….

    • historiophiliac - Feb 26, 2013 at 10:55 PM

      If Mitt Romney married Mike Trout, he’d be Rick Santorum.

      Wait, I did that wrong…

    • historiophiliac - Feb 27, 2013 at 7:28 AM

      I think I have it now:

      If Michele Bachmann married Mike Trout, she’d be Bachmann-Trout Overdrive.

      I think that one’s right.

      • Old Gator - Feb 27, 2013 at 8:27 AM

        Even a jock on a bender can’t be that masochistic.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Feb 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    It’s like a cat laid on your keyboard when you went to spell his name.

  3. icanspeel - Feb 26, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    I like how his last name is pronounced Jerk-o

    • Old Gator - Feb 26, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Yeah, but when you’re built like that you don’t much need to worry about anyone pronouncing it that way within earshot….

  4. beefytrout - Feb 26, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    the DD in Jedd is for his double dose of pimpin’.

  5. lanzurrah - Feb 26, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Pads lineup will be fun to watch when Headley, Quentin, Grandal, Alonso and Gyorko can all play at the same time.

    • bluburt - Feb 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      I doubt they will all play at the same time. By the time Grandal comes back from his 50 game suspension, Quentin will likely be out for the year with a ingrown toenail and Headley will have been traded to the Yanks…

  6. tmohr - Feb 27, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    “Jedd Gyorko is fighting Logan Forsythe…”

    It’s a 1960s Bond villain versus a character from Upstairs Downstairs!

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