One of the odder developments of the last couple of months in the Padres’ system was that 18th-round outfielder Dan Meeley and 5th-round outfielder Rico Noel got very quick promotions to Low-A Fort Wayne, while second-rounder Jedd Gyorko, who got off to a blistering start in Eugene, didn’t get a promotion.
Well, that call has finally come, and the West Virginia alum will go to Fort Wayne after 26 games of .330/.383/.528 hitting.
The 21-year-old’s K/BB (26/9) was a bit disturbing, but he pounded five homers and six doubles and looked to be every bit of the advanced bat he was supposed to be.
It’s unclear what Gyorko’s promotion means for Fort Wayne third baseman Edinson Rincon‘s position, as well as Gyorko’s. There’s speculation that Gyorko could be tried at second or that Rincon, who’s made 32 errors this year, could be moved off of third. Rincon could also get a promotion to Lake Elsinore: he’s hitting decently enough that it wouldn’t be ludicrous, and someone w