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Annoyed and unable to understand fantasy owners happiness in owning a Padre hitter, I made plans to deprive fantasy owners of their Roast Beast and fantasy pennant championship celebrations.  Then someone warmed my Grinch heart.  Who?  Nope, Chase Headley.  If Headley can do it, I say anyone can do it.  Me, “Anyone can do it.”  See?  Or at least Jedd Gyorko can.  His last name is pronounced Jerko.  You ask what kind of last name is pronounced Jerko.  The kind that will get you punched in the face.  You pray you’re not the maître d’ at The Cheesecake Factory calling out “party of two for Jerko” with Gyp Rosetti standing nearby.  How Gyp is standing nearby at a Cheesecake Factory when he’s a fictional character on a show set in the 1920′s isn’t important.  In the minor leagues, Gyorko has hit everywhere.  Between Double-A and Triple-A last year, he had 30 homers and a handful of steals, hitting .311 with a .373 OBP.  In Triple-A alone, he hit 24 homers.  In August, 7 homers; in July, 7 homers; in June, 5; in May, well, you can do the math.  He has nothing left to prove and the Padres need offense and have moved him to 2nd base so Jerko can get into their lineup.  Logan Forsythe did well at 2nd base last year, but he could move to shortstop and push EverCab to the bench.  Or Jedd could go to 3rd, push Headley to the outfield and push two of their corner outfield guys into a platoon.  Or an injury.  Or a trade.  It’s still early for that, but I’d be surprised if Gyorko isn’t on the club to start the year.  It would be a waste of talent to send him to the minors again.  Yay, a rookie that finally could break camp with the club!  So, what can we expect from Jedd Gyorko for 2013 fantasy baseball?

Even with my heart growing 3 sizes with Chase Headley and growing an extra two sizes with the Petco fences coming in for 2013, I’m going to keep my Jerko love in check.  That’s what she said!  Huh?  He’s always posted solid walk rates and, in Triple-A, he was even able to cut his strikeout rates.  His power won’t be jaw-dropping in Petco unless they move the fences to short center.  He was playing in the PCL.  For the Padres, he could hit anywhere from 6 to 9 homers in a half.  6 is poppycock and should come with a Tipper Gore advisory label.  If he hits 9 in each half, he’s a 12 team mixed league middle infielder with a shot for upside (or low end corner man if that’s what position he ends up playing).  For next year, I could see him giving a line of 60/18/70/.265/4 with a chance for upside.  Geez, my Grinch heart for Padres hitters is all warm and fuzzy.  Could I possibly own Jedd and Headley and EverCab and Grandal in a 12 team mixed league?  Yup.  So, who’s the Gyorko now?

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  1. Wade says:
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    How many AB for that projection?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a full season of ABs…

  2. Daniel says:
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    Let me know what you think Grey.

    Here’s the Fantasygameday.net Slow Mock Draft Review as we stand:

    I think it was 2 days of knowing I was pick 1 prior to the draft. I canoodled with it at times and dwelled at other times. It was a toss-up between him, Bruan & Trout, but i went with the 3b eligibility. If grounded into DP mattered, i would have went elswhere. I think if DET gets someone for the 2-whole that gets on base, why not another 140 RBI. Here’s my team up to this point:

    rnd1 Miguel Cabrera/3b (1.1)
    rnd2 Clayton Kershaw/sp (2.12)
    rnd3 Justin Upton/of (Strasburg was my only other choice)
    rnd4 Allen Craig/1b;of (dwelled on Paul Goldschmidt here)
    rnd5 Desmond Jennings/of
    rnd6 Madison Bumgarner/sp (Cain went only one pick prior…Late!)
    rnd7 Jimmy Rollins/ss
    rnd8 Anthony Rizzo/1b
    rnd9 Max Scherzer/sp (Thought about Medlen, Galladardo & Shields here as well)
    rnd10 Kenley Jansen/rp – about 10 minutes later Colletti named League their closer… freken Ned.
    rnd11 Wilin Rosario/c1 – probably my first reach followed by 2 more reaches… I landed him for Kendrys Morales last year right before he took off, so i think it was me rewarding him.
    rnd12 Yasmani Grandal/c
    rnd13 Jurickson Profar/2b – sick of not getting guys like ryan zimmerman, evan longoria, ryan braun, mike trout in their full first seasons(keeper league or not) so I went with the 20/20 MI potential. I just hope they trade kinsler/andrus or move kinsler to the OF.

    Joel Henard
    rnd1 Ryan Bruan/of
    rnd2 David Wright/3b
    rnd3 Ian Kinsler/2b
    rnd4 Elvis Andrus/ss
    rnd5 Matt Wieters/c
    rnd6 Matt Cain/sp
    rnd7 Freddie Freeman/1b
    rnd8 Chris Sale/sp
    rnd9 Josh Willingham/of
    rnd10 Paul Konerko/1b
    rnd11 Ryan Dempster/sp
    rnd12 Todd Frazier/3b
    rnd13 Manny Machado/3b

    Kelly Pfleiger
    rnd1 Mike Trout/of
    rnd2 Jose Reyes/ss
    rnd3 Hanley Ramirez/3b;ss
    rnd4 Jered Weaver/sp
    rnd5 Alex Rios/of
    rnd6 Aaron Hill/2b
    rnd7 Adam Laroche/1b
    rnd8 Ian Kennedy/sp
    rnd9 Eric Hosmer/1b-ci
    rnd10 Joe Nathan/rp
    rnd11 Drew Storen/rp
    rnd12 Rickie Weeks/2b
    rnd13 Jon Lester/sp

    Greg Sullivan – team to beat?
    rnd1 Matt Kemp/of
    rnd2 Justin Verlander/sp
    rnd3 Dustin Pedroia/2b
    rnd4 Yadier Molina/c
    rnd5 Chase Headley/3b
    rnd6 Paul Goldschmidt/1b
    rnd7 Michael Bourn/of
    rnd8 David Ortiz/u
    rnd9 Kris Medlen/sp
    rnd10 Mark Trumbo/of-ci
    rnd11 Nelson Cruz/of
    rnd12 Josh Johnson/sp
    rnd13 Ernesto Frieri/rp

    Mike Lester
    rnd1 Mike Stanton/of
    rnd2 Josh Hamilton/of
    rnd3 Jay Bruce/of
    rnd4 Ian Desmond/ss
    rnd5 Carlos Santana/c;1b
    rnd6 Mark Teixeira/1b
    rnd7 Matt Latos/sp
    rnd8 Josh Reddick/of
    rnd9 Yovani Gallardo/sp
    rnd10 Danny Espinosa/2b;ss
    rnd11 Martin Prado/3b;of
    rnd12 Jon Niese/sp
    rnd13 Will Middlebrooks/3b

    Joshua Feiger
    rnd1 Albert Pujols/1b
    rnd2 Evan Longoria/3b
    rnd3 Stephen Strasburg/sp
    rnd4 Jacoby Ellsbury/of
    rnd5 Joe Mauer/c;1b
    rnd6 Adam Wainwright/sp
    rnd7 Pablo Sandoval/3b
    rnd8 Yu Darvish/sp
    rnd9 Ike Davis/ci
    rnd10 Shane Victorino/of
    rnd11 Melky Cabrera/of
    rnd12 Hunter Pence/of
    rnd13 Nick Markakis/of

    Brett Barton
    rnd1 Andrew McCutchen/of
    rnd2 Adrian Gonzalez/1b
    rnd3 Ryan Zimmerman/3b
    rnd4 Felix Hernandez/sp
    rnd5 Victor Martinez/c
    rnd6 CC Sabathia/sp
    rnd7 Zach Greinke/sp
    rnd8 Roy Halladay/sp
    rnd9 Ryan Howard/1b
    rnd10 Adam Dunn/ci
    rnd11 Alcides Escobar/ss
    rnd12 Joel Hanrahan/rp
    rnd13 JJ Putz/rp

    Scot Nesbihak
    rnd1 Prince Fielder/1b
    rnd2 Adam Jones/of
    rnd3 Matt Holliday/of
    rnd4 Brian McCann/c
    rnd5 Gio Gonzalez/sp
    rnd6 Aramis Ramirez/3b
    rnd7 Johny Cueto/sp
    rnd8 Brandon Phillips/2b
    rnd9 Jason Kubel/of
    rnd10 Jim Johnson/rp
    rnd11 CJ Wilson/sp
    rnd12 JJ Hardy/ss
    rnd13 Andrew Bailey/rp
    rnd 14 Matt Harvey/sp

    Scott Gilroy
    rnd1 Carlos Gonzalez/of
    rnd2 Troy Tulowitski/ss
    rnd3 Billy Butler/1b
    rnd4 Cole Hamels/sp
    rnd5 BJ Upton/of
    rnd6 Ben Zobrist/2b;ss
    rnd7 Matt Moore/sp
    rnd8 Alex Gordon/of
    rnd9 Jason Motte/rp
    rnd10 Jordan Zimmerman/sp
    rnd11 Chase Utley/2b
    rnd12 Nick Swisher/1b;of
    rnd13 Brandon Morrow/sp
    rnd 14 Huston Street

    Marc Rogovin
    rnd1 Buster Posey/c;1b
    rnd2 Adrian Beltre/3b
    rnd3 Curtis Granderson/of
    rnd4 David Price/sp
    rnd5 Yoenis Cespedes/of
    rnd6 Cliff Lee/sp
    rnd7 Kendrys Morales/1b
    rnd8 Jonathon Papelbon/rp
    rnd9 Jose Altuve/2b
    rnd10 Norichiki Aoki/of
    rnd11 Mariano Rivera/rp
    rnd12 Chris Davis/1b;of
    rnd13 Tom Wilhelmsen/rp
    rnd 14 Dayan Viciedo/of

    Yoram Batner
    rnd1 Robinson Cano/2b
    rnd2 Jose Bautista/of
    rnd3 Edwin Encar/1b
    rnd4 Bryce Harper/of
    rnd5 Craig Kimbrell/rp
    rnd6 Aroldis Chapman/rp
    rnd7 Carlos Beltran/of
    rnd8 Corey Hart/1b;of
    rnd9 James Shields/sp
    rnd10 Michael Morse/of
    rnd11 Arod/3b
    rnd12 Mike Napoli/c;1b
    rnd13 Erik Aybar/ss;2b
    rnd 14 Jason Werth/of

    Dan Kercher
    rnd1 Joey Votto/1b (1.12)
    rnd2 Jason Heyward/of (2.1)
    rnd3 Starling Castro/ss
    rnd4 Brett Lawrie/3b
    rnd5 Jason Kipnis/2b
    rnd6 Austin Jackson/of
    rnd7 RA Dickey/sp
    rnd8 Shin-Soo Choo/of
    rnd9 David Freese/3b-ci
    rnd10 Miguel Montero/c
    rnd11 Salvador Perez/c
    rnd12 Asdrubal Cabrera/mi
    rnd13 Ben Revere/of
    rnd 14 Pedro Alvarez/3b

    Thanks,
    Dano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Daniel, I understand your psychology behind the Wilin pick… I find myself doing that too… You really liked owning a guy last year so you pick him for next year… It’s a bit of a reach for Wilin only if you’re punting catcher, which you should… Craig pick looks like a big reach… He’d be the bane of your existence in the 4th round…

  3. Daniel says:
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    by the way, we turn this into a no transaction (no trades, adds/drops,etc) yahoo league with weekly changes allowed (5 bench spots) in case anyone gets hurt/gets sent down, etc.

    c,c,1b,2b,3b,ss,ci,mi,5of,u,9p,5bench (standard 5×5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Daniel, Oh, so you play this out?

  4. dan says:
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    Yes, we decided to. The other (official) slow mock draft starts in January. I’ll be entering this all into yahoo once complete.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very cool…

  5. royce! says:
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    Dang, got me all stoked for the 2013 Padres. Seems like the first time since Adrian that more than one Padre bat will get drafted in a normal fantasy league. Forward!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who was the other bat besides Adrian? Or you counting him twice?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Ha! Burn! Nope, from what I recall, in 2010, people were all about drafting Blanks, and I think someone must’ve drafted Ludwick. In 2009, Kouz was a (crappy) option at 3B.

        I suppose that my statement is a bit of hyperbole…In 12 teamers, at least Maybin and Quentin were usually drafted in 2012. Don’t think anyone was all that excited about it, though. Not as excited as they should be having Gyorko! Because I’m pretty sure you have to pair him with Rizzo, and I’m excited for him in 2013 as well. Would have been so damn brilliant if they played together…

        • Grey

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          Hehe… Sorry, I had to burn you on that one… It was too easy… It’s a shame that Rizzo and Gyorko never worked out on the same major league team… Kamel Ahmed (thanks, Wikipedia!) could’ve thrown out the first pitch…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, If they hadn’t brought in the fences, he probably could have been at least a MR!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @royce!, I voted to leave the fences where they were…We’ll see…

  6. Prezii says:
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    Well i wont be messin with a jerko.. just felt like laughing! Thanks grey! Hope all is well in CougTown!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Things are good… Look at the comments on my last post…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, chataaa!! Wat the hell mann he just pops in outta nowhere, says a quick zinger and hes out! Off into the sunset… Thats good to hear he still exists though..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s alive… Now it’s just a matter of coaxing him out of hiding…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, haha he didnt even reply!! Effin Chata… Ill set the trap with the beef jerky in it! We’ll get him back!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You gotta set a trap of bad puns and A’s player questions…

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey, you are right.. but beef jerky couldnt hurt!

                “I got a reddick, you think i should go to the doctor?”

                Trap… Set…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe… If Measure B would’ve passed last year, you may not have that problem…

  7. slew says:
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    Just read Lucas Duda broke his wrist moving furniture in his apt. Couldn’t he afford to have someone do that for him?
    Guess he sucks at moving, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I bet he could’ve found someone in a deep NL-Only dynasty league that would’ve moved his crap…

  8. Steve says:
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    Hope y’all have voted.

    Disclaimer: My use of ‘y’all’ is in no way intended to be an endorsement of a particular candidate…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah, I voted but I went to the wrong polling place, because they change it every year so I was told my vote is provisional… Which I think means it won’t be counted until December when it doesn’t matter anymore… Yay, democracy!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, If Measure B passes I’m holding you directly responsible… You could have at least loaned your mustache to film a commercial against it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!, You think my mustache could’ve let me vote for condom use in pornography? So no to Measure B(ehave!)

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, Absolutely not! I was saying that its passing could be based on your provisional vote being ruled invalid. If you had left the house intending to vote for B, I would expect some Jim Carrey, Mask-style comedy, in which your mustache just led you back home…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Did it pass?

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey, Yeah. Though I just discovered that condom use on porn sets is already required under state and federal law. Apparently it adds permit fees to fund enforcement, which might mean an increase in enforcement. Anyhoo, whatevs. I was just happy to see that voters overwhelmingly supported easing the 3 strikes law.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  So there will be government workers, like you’d find in the DMV, going to porn sets to check to make sure legislation is followed?

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey, Considering a career change?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m just not 100% sure of the job description. Am I insertion specialist? Condom checker/replacer? I’m a bit cloudy on specifics…

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Grey, Haha…replacer – gross.

                      Well, I doubt the measure detailed how one must confirm compliance, so I’d say it would be within your discretion to formulate your own methods. Visual confirmation should suffice.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      But then you have all of these sheer lambskin ones… Is visual enough?

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Grey, Just read the measure to confirm this. Under section 11.39.130, a county health officer may “enter and inspect any location suspected of conducting any activity regulated by this chapter [...]”

                      I’m beginning to suspect that this measure may have been bankrolled by a group of county health officers that just wanted access to porn sets…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHAHAHA…. Totally…

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, I voted the crap out of it. In CA, the presidential race is a foregone conclusion, but there are a lot of interesting ballot measures, such as abolishing the death penalty. Looks like Colorado is the real New Amsterdam!

  9. royce! says:
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    I’ve been watching CNN, Fox News, and all sorts of other coverage of the election, and have not once seen someone dance Gangham Style. Clearly this was all recorded 6 months ago. It’s a sham! Revolution, Gangham Style!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Obama’s gonna take the stage Gangnam style!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Dang, opportunity missed. Score one for republicans!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I crack my forty-oh and my lunchables… My penis on the porn set is Health Officer touchable…

    • Steve says:
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      @royce!, Yasmani is a mother-effing cheat. Clearly 50 games isn’t much of a deterrent…

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve, Damn, that sucks. Now everyone is going to be all up in arms for MLB to put an asterisk next to the Padres 4th place finish. Are we sure that Hundley didn’t frame Grandal? I call reasonable doubt!

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!, On a related subject, I don’t know if you follow cycling at all, but I’m reading David Millar’s autobiography (Riding Through The Dark) right now. He’s the British cyclist who got banned for doping in ’04 but has now come back clean.

          A great read, and a pretty stark illustration of what professional sport is all about in this day and age…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        On a related, related note, McGwire is the new Dodgers hitting coach… I was always a big fan of McGwire but to think of him as a hitting coach is ludicrous… Take a walk, hit a homer? That’s not advice… I figured La Russa was doing him a favor, but now that he’s in LA is silly…

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, You should read that book too.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Will have to check it out… Right now finishing Sedaris’s latest… Guess what I read right before it… It took me two three hour plane flights to finish it… It’s a total ripoff of The Running Man…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Hunger Games?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Bingo! I put a different dust jacket on it, of course… I will say, I thought it was much better than Twilight or Harry Potter; I’m embarrassed I’ve read them…

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey, Ha! My wife is currently reading Harry Potter to my kids before bed each night – they love it.

                  Haven’t read Hunger Games, but apparently it’s aimed at a pretty young age group. There is NO WAY my kids are reading that til they’re quite a bit older.

                  Bit like The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas – hard to believe that was one for the kids.

                  • Grey

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                    Yeah, agreed… It read like it was meant for teenaged girls, probably around 13-16… It was a good page turner on the plot like Da Vinci Code, but definitely a bit of “Oh, no, could this boy like me or is he playing me” type drama…

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