By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
January 9, 2010
West Virginia’s Jedd Gyorko has hit everywhere he’s been as an amateur ballplayer. Gyorko is an unorthodox player with an unconventional stance and physical features that aren’t cut from the Mike Schmidt mold, but that doesn’t mean he can’t find his way to the big leagues in the future.
Hitting from one of the most closed right-handed stances you’ll find, Gyorko likes to use the entire field and has a very good sense of how to stay within himself. He can make contact, and this will be his best tool as a professional. Gyorko’s ability to drive the ball stems from a strong lower half and a tendency to keep his hands back. His defensive versatility will also be an asset as a pro, and he’ll help himself if he can add a step of speed as a pro.
Games seen: 2, Innings: 18
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Stocky, low center of gravity, large and strong hips and thighs, modest height and features.
STRENGTHS: Fast hands and ability to put ball in play. Defensive versatility as pro, good hands, quick release, slightly above average arm strength, can play SS, 2B, 3B and 1B. Aggressive base runner, aggressive actions, hard-nosed player who will maximize what he has.
WEAKNESSES: Below-average power projection, below-average runner. Body type will be a detriment for some teams.
SUMMARY: Like this player as offensive-oriented utility player with ability to play multiple positions and put ball in play. This can be a very good professional player if he is used correctly.
Overall Future Potential: 48
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