Q&A with O's prospect Gunnar Henderson

March 13th, 2021

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The future is the theme for the rebuilding Orioles, and it’s closer than ever. With more than half of their Top 30 prospects in camp this spring, the club is taking a long look at many of the fresh faces who could soon grow into stars for the organization for years to come.

Once again this spring, MLB.com will sit down for regular personality-themed Q&As with those up-and-comers, as a way to peel back the curtain on what makes them tick. This week, get to know shortstop prospect :

Name: Gunnar Henderson
Position: SS
Age: 19
MLB Pipeline ranking: Orioles’ No.6
Drafted: 2019, 2nd round (No. 42 overall)
MLB ETA: 2024

MLB.com: Did you have a childhood nickname?

Gunnar Henderson: “G.”

MLB.com: What is your favorite food?

Henderson: Seafood pasta.

MLB.com: What is the best meal you can cook?

Henderson: Chicken parmesan.

MLB.com: What is your favorite color?

Henderson: Green.

MLB.com: What was your favorite sports team growing up?

Henderson: Auburn Tigers, Denver Broncos and Boston Celtics.

MLB.com: Who is your favorite musical artist?

Henderson: Motley Crüe.

MLB.com: Who is your favorite non-baseball athlete?

Henderson: Bo Jackson.

MLB.com: What is your favorite movie?

Henderson: Happy Gilmore.

MLB.com: What is your favorite social media app?

Henderson: Twitter.

MLB.com: Who is your celebrity crush?

Henderson: It’s a tie -- actress Alexandra Daddario or singer Madison Beer.

MLB.com: What is your go-to off-the-field hobby?

Henderson: Hunting.

MLB.com: What is your go-to vacation spot?

Henderson: Orange Beach, Alabama.

MLB.com: Who was your childhood hero?

Henderson: My dad, Allen.

MLB.com: Who is your baseball role model?

Henderson: Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.

MLB.com: What is your best baseball memory?

Henderson: Winning the 11U World Series.

MLB.com: Who is your favorite all-time Oriole?

Henderson: Cal Ripken Jr.

MLB.com: What is your favorite Minor or Major League city so far?

Henderson: San Diego.

MLB.com: Do you have any superstitions?

Henderson: The right batting glove goes on first -- always.