2014 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: 2B Jedd Gyorko
One of the most popular fantasy baseball sleepers at the 2B spot this offseason was San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko. He slugged 23 home runs last season in 125 games with 63 RBIs. Even more impressive, the second baseman slugged 15 home runs with 37 RBIs in the final months of the 2013 season. He displayed some serious fantasy potential and was on a fare share of cheat sheets this offseason as s a result.
The 25-year-old has had a disastrous fantasy campaign, though. He went on the DL on June 4 with a foot injury and at that time he had an dreadful .162 batting average. Even worse, he only hit five home runs through the first 55 games. It was an all-around miserable start to the season.
Since coming back from the DL, though, Gyorko has been much more productive. He has a .275 batting average (11-40) in the 11 games and has racked up nine RBIs. He has also hit three double and two homers. He is finally hitting for power and the youngster is primed to have a big finale to the 2014 fantasy season.
Gyorko is only owned in 29.2 % of ESPN leagues at the moment and it is only matter of time until the rest of the world figures out how much this kid is starting to heat up. He is worth adding in all formats and will provide owners with a little extra pop at the keystone position down the stretch.