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Scouting Yankees Prospect #18: Cito Culver

Culver has exceptional baseball instincts

The New York Yankees selected shortstop Cito Culver in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Irondequoit High School in New York. He had a solid first full season with the Yankees in 2011, showing a nice combination of patience at the plate, offensive production, and top-flight defensive abilities as he helped the Staten Island Yankees to another New York Penn League Championship.

Vital Statistics: Name: Cito Culver Position: Shortstop DOB: August 26, 1992 Height: 6'0" Weight: 190 Bats: Both Throws: Right "I think the season went pretty well," he said. "There's a lot of places that I can improve on but for it being my first full season and playing as many games as I did I thought I did decent." Critics will point to his .250 batting average with Staten Island and...

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