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Culver Getting Used to the Pros

Culver has two walks in his first two SI games

Cito Culver broke into his first professional season on June 25th, starting at shortstop for the Gulf Coast League Yankees. Just five days earlier, the first round pick had just graduated high school, and just seven days earlier he inked a deal worth $954K. His numbers since then are not exactly stellar thus far, but he has shown a lot of promise both at the plate and defensively.

His average is just .259 through 43 games between the GCL and Staten Island, and has 18 RBI, two home runs, and six stolen bases. "I like it up here so far," said the Yankees' first round pick, who not only turns 18 this week but who was also recently promoted to Low-A Staten Island. "Being able to move up and see a little different competition, I think it's good and I'm getting a lot of...

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