Monday, May 06, 2013

Prospects Plus: Charleston's Cito Culver

Name: Cito Culver
Position: Shortstop
Team: Charleston RiverDogs
Prospect Status: 28th ranked prospect in Yankees organization
Stats vs. Lakewood: 3 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBIs

Positives: Showed some good power during the game, seems to be an ok glove and showed flashes of good footwork. He is still the number one ranked prospect in the organization. Despite his struggles still has youth on his side, he is still only 20 years old, despite it being his third year of professional baseball.

Negatives: repeating low A for a second straight year. It has take the former first round draft pick a while to develop. At this point it looks like he is going to be no more than a bit player. Last year he posted the fifth lowest OPS among South Atlantic League regulars. The Yankees knew that Culver would take time but this is still behind where they expected him to be, according to the Baseball America.

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