In the preseason, the Cardinals had something of a logjam at second base — both Kolten Wong and Jedd Gyorko were capable of playing the position. My BtBS colleague Audrey Stark argued the former should start at the keystone, as his glove outweighed the latter’s bat. Through the first two weeks of the season, St. Louis operated a three-way platoon, in which Gyorko and Wong switched off at second base, and Gyorko and Jhonny Peralta alternated at third base. While Wong got the lion’s share of the playing time, it was clear the team valued Gyorko’s bat as well.
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