May 14, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) is greeted in the dugout by manager Dave Roberts (30) after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

May 14, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) is greeted in the dugout by manager Dave Roberts (30) after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Most baseball fans have heard of the rookie shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Corey Seager. But, how many fans know how the 22-year-old from North Carolina gets ready for game day?

During Corey Seager’s interview with ESPN’s Doug Padilla on Wednesday morning, baseball fans everywhere got to know a little bit more about the candidate for Rookie of the Year.

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Padilla started the interview out by asking Seager to name his favorite baseball player. It was no surprise who Seager chose: 

Derek Jeter. Both of my parents are from Upstate New York, so my dad was a Yankees fan and I grew up a Yankees fan. Then, there are the obvious reasons why. Great player, great person, great teammate. He’s just a true professional. And I’m still waiting to meet him.

The rookie also stated who he believes is the most underrated player on the Dodgers:

It’s probably that guy right there (points to Justin Turner sitting nearby). Definitely that guy right there for sure. We wouldn’t be where we are without him, that’s for sure. He carried us for a month, month and a half. It’s been really big and hopefully he keeps it up.

 

What is something that people don’t know about you or have wrong about you?

Seager: I am an avid fan of the show “New Girl.” The Schmidt character is hilarious. I am a “New Girl” watcher. When you need hits the next day, I watch episodes of “New Girl.” That’s my superstition. It gets me locked in.

Although the Dodger shortstop might have a very unique pre-game ritual, as long as he keeps producing like he has been this season, maybe the whole Dodger lineup should watch “New Girl” with him!

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