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Culver Striving To Remain Steady

The Yankees first round draft pick from 2010 returned to Staten Island this year to continue to work on his game. Obviously at age 18, the organization has no reason to rush the young shortstop. With a combined .251 average in 2010 for the Gulf Coast rookie affiliate and a brief, end-of-season appearance with Staten Island, there is no need to push him into the long-season leagues just yet.

Since last year's draft, Cito Culver has played a lot of baseball. From the GCL to Staten Island, Dominican Instructs, and into Spring Training, Culver has consistently been on the diamond since draft day. "It set me up really well," he said of his debut season last year. "It gave me an idea of what I was going to come in and face and it really helped a lot. It was an eye-opener and I wasn't...