Staten Island, NYC– The top draft pick of the New York Yankees in 2010 has finally made his professional debut. He did it with the Staten Island Yankees on Friday against the Connecticut Tigers. Culver went 0-3 but he did score a run. After signing his contract in late June, the 17-year-old started his pro career with the Gulf Coast League Yankees. The Rochester, N.Y., native batted .269 with two homers and seven doubles for 18 RBI in 41 games before being promoted to Staten Island. Culver hit seventh in Friday night’s lineup and he flew out to left field in the second, grounded out to short in the fourth and flied out to right in the sixth. Culver then worked out a leadoff walk in the top of the ninth and scored on Casey Stevenson’s two-out single. Staten Island had the tying run at the plate, but Ramon Lebron struck out Rob Segedin for the game’s final out.