Morgantown native Jedd Gyorko 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 a stint as the starting second baseman for the San Diego Padres for the previous three 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 baseball’s best shortstop.
He left WVU as the school’s all-time leader in home runs, doubles, batting average and assists. Gyorko also started for the Morgantown Post 2 American Legion team for four years, winning two state titles.