Cito Culver Makes Pro Debut in Staten Island!

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.


5 responses to “Cito Culver Makes Pro Debut in Staten Island!

  1. To be honest with you, the SIY were kind of lacking any interesting star players. In fact people who know more about MILB than me have said that the NYPL was lacking interesting players this year. But at least the SIY just got two very interesting players. Culver and Gary Sanchez, who I am even more excited about.

  2. That two star prospects in Gary Sanchez and Cito Culver.

  3. Sorry to see the SI Yanks in last place this season in short-A ball. Because the other three Yankees minor league team in the Triple-A Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees, Trenton Thunder but I can’t name the third at this moment.

  4. To be honest with you guys I saw a lot more out of Sanchez then I did Culver. Although Culver is the first rounder with the Million dollars both of these kids are 17 years old and they have a long road ahead of them. Also, I think the team you are thinking of Steven is the Charleston Riverdogs. As for the SI Yankees there’s always next season!

  5. Thanks Riz. I know there is always another season.

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