Kemp homers as Padres beat Mariners 8-5
MAR 30, 11:37a ET | Mike Tulumello
Rotowire: Mar 25 / 12:32a ET
News: Gyorko is batting .263 with one home, one RBI and a 3:16 BB:K in 38 at-bats this spring. MLB.com's Corey Brock cited a National League scout as saying there is a hitch in Gyorko's mechanics that is causing his swing to be longer and slower.
Impact: The main issue seems to be with Gyorko's setup, as his front hip is coming up too early, but the scout also suggested Gyorko may not be picking up pitches as well as he did in the past. While Gyorko is putting in extra time in the cage trying to remedy his swing, the adjustments have been slow to translate to games. He has picked it up a bit lately with four hits in his last two games.