Q&A with Yankees 3rd Round Pick Rob Segedin

We sat down with Yankees' third round pick, Robert Segedin, for a Draft Day Q&A session. Find out what the sophomore third baseman from Tulane Unversity says is his strongest tool, his favorite player and how he'll fit into the Yankees organization, and more!

PinstripesPlus.com: Tell us what it feels like to be selected by the New York Yankees?

Robert Segedin: Well, I mean I grew up in northeast New Jersey. As a kid, I watched the Yankees and went to a lot of games. Being drafted by the Yankees is really a dream come true.

PinstripesPlus.com: Talk about your game a little bit. What type of player are you and how do you see yourself fitting in with the Yankees?

Segedin: When I play I just like to go out there and get the job done. You know, just do whatever it takes. I don't try to hit home runs. I just want to do whatever my team needs to win. I just want to go out there and play my game.

PinstripesPlus.com: What are your strengths and your weaknesses?

Segedin: Hitting is definitely one of my strengths. I need to work on my defense a little bit. I need to try to be more conservative because I try to do too much as a third baseman. If a play isn't there I don't need to try to make something happen. I just need to make the best possible play.

PinstripesPlus.com: Who would you compare your game to at the Major League level so the Yankees' fans have an idea of what your game is like?

Segedin: I grew up a huge Yankees fan. I would go with Derek Jeter, you know as a hitter. As a kid I watched him all the time and just liked how he played. But as a player I don't really compare myself to anyone I feel like I'm my own player. But if I had to compare myself to someone it would be Jeter. I feel like I'm a gamer too.

PinstripesPlus.com: Were you expecting to be drafted by the Yankees or were you surprised when they selected you?

Segedin: I wasn't expecting it but also wasn't absolutely surprised. I had good contacts with them and went to a few workouts. I had a good feel about the possibility that they could draft me.

PinstripesPlus.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball and why?

Segedin: This past summer I played in Cape Cod summer league and we won the championship. It really was a great feeling, probably one of the best summers ever.

PinstripesPlus.com: Who was your favorite team and player growing up?

Segedin: I am definitely a Yankees fan. In high school, we watched every single game but once I started traveling it I didn't watch them as much. Deter Jeter was defiantly an idol for me when I was growing up.

PinstripesPlus.com: What are your immediate plans now that you have been drafted by the Yankees? Is it your intention to sign now and start your professional career immediately?

Segedin: I don't know really for sure yet. As of right now I'm just trying to enjoy the opportunity.

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\r\nRobert Segedin: Well, I mean I grew up in northeast New Jersey. As a kid, I watched the\r\nYankees and went to a lot of games. Being drafted by the Yankees is really a dream come true.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Talk about your game a little bit. What type of player are you and how do you see yourself fitting in with the Yankees?
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\r\nSegedin: When I play I just like to go out there and get the job done. You know, just do whatever it takes. I don't try to hit home runs. I just want to do whatever my team\r\nneeds to win. I just want to go out there and play my game.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: What are your strengths and your weaknesses?
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\r\nSegedin: Hitting is definitely one of my strengths. I need to work on my defense a \r\nlittle bit. I need to \r\ntry to be more conservative because I try to do too much as a third\r\nbaseman. If a play \r\nisn't there I don't need to try to make something happen. I just need to\r\nmake the best \r\npossible play.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Who would you compare your game to at the Major League level so the\r\nYankees' fans \r\nhave an idea of what your game is like?
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\r\nSegedin: I grew up a huge Yankees fan. I would go with Derek Jeter, you know as\r\na hitter. As a kid \r\nI watched him all the time and just liked how he played. But as a player \r\nI don't really \r\ncompare myself to anyone I feel like I'm my own player. But if I had to\r\ncompare myself to \r\nsomeone it would be Jeter. I feel like I'm a gamer too.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Were you expecting to be drafted by the Yankees or were you surprised\r\nwhen they \r\nselected you?
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\r\nSegedin: I wasn't expecting it but also wasn't absolutely surprised. I had good\r\ncontacts with them \r\nand went to a few workouts. I had a good feel about the possibility that \r\nthey could draft \r\nme.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball and why?
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\r\nSegedin: This past summer I played in Cape Cod summer league and we won the\r\nchampionship. It \r\nreally was a great feeling, probably one of the best summers ever.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Who was your favorite team and player growing up?
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\r\nSegedin: I am definitely a Yankees fan. In high school, we watched every single\r\ngame but once I \r\nstarted traveling it I didn't watch them as much. Deter Jeter was\r\ndefiantly an idol for me \r\nwhen I was growing up.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: What are your immediate plans now that you have been drafted by the\r\nYankees? Is it \r\nyour intention to sign now and start your professional career immediately?
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\r\nSegedin: I don't know really for sure yet. As of right now I'm just trying to\r\nenjoy the opportunity.
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