Some preseason online reports about Gyorko
JEDD GYORKO made the list
Some people have questioned why Jedd Gyorko, who started the season managing a team in a ‘prospects’ league, was included on the HR Derby 2021 Hitters List. Here’s how that happened.
The Hitters List is complied in mid-February to be released to Derbiers during the last week of the month. While it was known at that time Gyorko was not returning to Milwaukee, he was a viable Free Agent in talks with a few teams.
Also know that I check with others when preparing the list and no one brought up the possibility that Gyorko, who had 9 HRs in 117 ABs for the Brewers (a mid 30s pace in a full campaign) would not be playing in 2021.
As can be seen by the dates in the provided clips from articles below, Gyorko, a very solid 3B, was still ‘in play’ in mid-April, a couple of weeks after the start of the season. Including him was reasonable. His inability to find a roster spot is unfortunate.