Morgantown native Jedd Gyorko has went from growing up in the Pro Performance baseball program as a player to becoming one of its most popular instructors. Gyorko is currently with the St. Louis Cardinals after being the starting 2nd baseman for the San Diego Padres the previous 3 seasons.
He hit 23 home runs in his rookie season in 2013 after being selected in the 2nd round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He was the 59th overall pick. Gyorko was named San Diego’s minor league player of the year in both 2011 and 2012. Gyorko is arguably the best player to ever play at West Virginia University where he was a three time All American shortstop. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Brooks Wallace Award which recognizes college baseballs best shortstop.
Jedd left WVU as the school’s all-time leader in home runs, doubles, batting average and assists. Gyorko also starred for the Morgantown Post 2 American Legion team for four years, winning two state titles.