PinstripesPlus.com: Tell us what is going through your mind right now after being selected by a team like the Yankees.
Sam Honeck: It's quite a shocker and pretty cool that they picked me.
PinstripesPlus: Were you surprised it was the Yankees that selected you? I mean, had you and the Yankees talked much before the draft?
Honeck: I got a little reference sheet from the Yankees but never talked to them on the phone. Supposedly the Royals were very interested.
PinstripesPlus: Do you have any idea what the Yankees' organization or farm system is like?
Honeck: I have a little idea, but not a whole lot.
PinstripesPlus: Talk about your game a little bit. What type of player are you and how do you see yourself fitting in with the Yankees?
Honeck: In my mind, I'm a pretty good hitter and I can back it up with my defense.
PinstripesPlus: Did you have a favorite team growing up or a favorite player?
Honeck: The Cubs and Sammy Sosa.
PinstripesPlus: Who would you compare yourself to at the Major League level so Yankees' fans can get an idea of what you're like on the mound?
Honeck: A lot of people have told me I remind them of Mark Grace.
PinstripesPlus: What would you say is your best moment in baseball and why?
Honeck: Up to now, being drafted and enlightened with everything that's going on.
PinstripesPlus: Are you looking to sign quickly and get your professional career started right away?
Honeck: Just taking it one step at a time, and see what happens with college. My main priority is getting my degree but if baseball works out, I'd like to take advantage of that.
PinstripesPlus: Do you think the pressures playing in New York might be a problem?
Honeck: Going into that ballpark gives everyone the jitters, but I'll just have to see if that day comes.
PinstripesPlus: What is your biggest strength and weakness as a ballplayer?
Honeck: Strength is pulling the ball and biggest weakness would be hitting to the opposite field.
PinstripesPlus: Do you think you'll stay at the same position or do you think you'll be moved?
Honeck: Right now I'm at first base, but if they want to change it to help the team, I'll do what I can to help.
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Q&A with 50th Round Pick Sam Honeck
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