Fantasy baseball: Jedd Gyorko is a slow starter and a perfect buy-low candidate

By Brian Flood ( @briansflood
on Apr 10, 2014 05:23 PM EDT
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Jedd Gyorko was one of my favorite Draft Day targets for fantasy purposes this season. Many owners are panicking; as he’s hitting only .125 without a home run through 32 at-bats over nine games.

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Gyorko also started slow last year and is aware that it’s becoming a trend.

"Throughout my professional career this has happened before," Gyorko told Saturday. "It's something that I am trying to break. I've been a slow starter. It's kind of a pattern I've developed. It isn't something I look forward to, but at the same time, I know it's a long season with plenty of time left."

Last season, Gyorko hit .247 in April but followed the slow month with .303 in May and .325 in June. He also didn’t homer in the month of April during his rookie campaign, but he managed six dingers in May en route to 23 homers for the season.

Savvy fantasy owners should look to buy low on Gyorko, who has the ability to finish as a Top 10 2B with the upside of a Top 5 option. I would prefer Gyorko to hot players such as Emilio Bonifacio and Dee Gordon.

Questions? Hit me on Twitter at @briansflood

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