For many San Diego Padre fans, 2013 looks to be an exciting year for the ball club. Not only do the Padres have an ample supply of young, major league-ready prospects, but they also (for the first time in a long while) have depth at almost every position on the field.
One position, however, that is still questionable in 2013, is second base. Logan Forsythe and Alexi Amarista both shared the majority of time there last year (after the team released Orlando Hudson in May) and both performed moderately well. However, in 2013, it looks like the advanced bat of Jedd Gyorko will win the starting job and potentially contend for a National League Rookie of the Year Award.
Let's take a look at a few ways that Major League Baseball's No. 52 overall prospect deserves to own the starting position at second base, and why he should stay there for many years to come.