10th Rd Pick: TigsTown Q&A: Chris Sedon

In the tenth round, the Tigers looked back to the college ranks, snagging Pitt second baseman Chris Sedon. Says Pitt coach Joe Jordano, "He's an outstanding ballplayer, an old school kinda player, he practices hard, and he deserves all the success he gets." See what Sedon has to say inside!

TigsTown: How does it feel to be drafted?

Chris Sedon: Awesome, it's a dream come true.

TT: What about being drafted by the Detroit Tigers, what do you know about the team and the organization?

CS: Well, I Know they're in Detroit and that they've got a pretty good ballclub, but not too much besides that.

TT: What team did you grow up rooting for?

CS: I didn't really have a favorite team growing up, really just had favorite players. I just really loved the game.

TT: Who were some of your favorite players?

CS: Pujols is my favorite, but I also like Dustin Pedroia and Ian Kinsler.

TT: Did you think there was a chance you were going to get drafted to the Tigers?

CS: I had a few talks with them prior to the draft, but didn't know anything was certain.

TT: Who else was in contact with you?

CS: A bunch of other clubs – the Indians, Diamondbacks, Mets, Cardinals, Phillies, Dodgers plus a few others.

TT: For those that didn't follow you and the Panthers, tell Tigers' fans a little about how your 2009 season went.

CS: Personally it was the best year I've ever had – hit over .400, hit 22 homers. I put in some long nights in the cage and did a lot of work with the coaches to put up the numbers I did this year. I really owe it all to the coaches I had, both my coaches on my JuCo team and at Pitt.

TT: Tell us about your skill-set and what type of player you are.

CS: I'm just an all-out, dirty, gritty ballplayer. I will do anything to win – I'll do whatever it takes to get the job done. I'm never gonna be the guy that will hit 40 homers or anything like that, but I'll do anything I can to help the club win.

TT: What do you feel is your biggest strength at this point in your development?

CS: Biggest strength is definitely my hitting and baserunning. I'm a very aggressive baserunner, I'm also very aggressive at the plate, look for my pitch to hit.

TT: Where do you still feel you have to work to do?

CS: Honestly, everywhere. There isn't a part of my game that couldn't actually be better. I'm still young, only 21, and have room to grow. Can't say one area needs improvement more than another – I will be sure to work at every part of my game.

TT: Have you had any conversations yet with the Tigers about a contract, and do you expect to sign?

CS: No not yet, but I'm very much looking forward to getting started with the Tigers.

TT: Do you have a personal or professional goal as far as your baseball career is concerned?

CS: Honestly not at all – I'm a total team guy, a lot of guys are out there for themselves, I just go out there and have fun with it, and play the game. I'm not looking to impress scouts, just play the best I can and hopefully that will help us get wins.

TT: Finally, anything you'd like to say as the newest member of the Detroit Tigers?

CS: Just that I'm looking forward to playing in front of them and will do my absolute best when I'm out there.

TigsTown would like to thank Chris for his time and congratulate him on his recent selection!

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