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With their 1st round pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, the New York Yankees selected Cito Culver (32nd Overall) from Irondequoit HS (NY). (Shortstop, DOB: 1992-08-26). In total, the Yankees took 50 players (19 from high school and 31 from college: RHP — 21, LHP – 7, C — 4, Inf — 5, OF— 13)

Press Release from the NY Yankees:

The New York Yankees tonight selected 17-year-old switch-hitting shortstop Chris “Cito” Culver out of Irondequoit High School in Rochester, N.Y., with their first-round selection (32nd pick overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

Culver, listed at 6 feet, 172 pounds, batted .561 (37-for-66) with 10 doubles, five triples, nine home runs, 38 RBI and 20 walks in 22 regular season games this past season as a high school senior, according to his school’s Web site. He also had a .933 fielding percentage, committing just eight errors in 120 total chances, helping lead his school to the Monroe County Division title. Named his team’s most valuable player in each of the last three seasons, Culver was also a three-time all-county selection and an Under Armour All-American.

From Damon Oppenheimer:

“We were able to draft a very athletic kid who can play a good shortstop,” said Damon Oppenheimer, Yankees Vice President of Amateur Scouting. “He has a plus arm, is a solid runner and is an excellent hitter. He’s a player we are happy to have. It was an easy decision for us.”

Here’s some interesting information about Culver’s father:

Culver’s father, Christopher Culver, Sr. won’t be joining in on any draft parties, as he is scheduled to be imprisoned for at least six more years after pleading guilty to multiple charges, including first-degree burglary and third-degree arson. He burned down the family’s Rochester home on Easter Sunday 2008.

Here is a complete list of the 2010 New York Yankees Draft Class (Courtesy of MLB.com):

Pick

Team

Player

School

Pos

B/T

Ht

Wt

DOB

Class

 

32   Culver, Cito Irondequoit HS (NY) SS S/R 6’00”   1992-08-26 HS  
 
82   Gumbs, Angelo Torrance HS (CA) SS R/R 6’00” 175 1992-10-13 HS  
112   Segedin, Robert Tulane 3B R/R 6’03”   1988-11-10 JR  
145   Williams, Mason West Orange HS (FL) CF L/R 6’00” 150 1991-08-21 HS  
175   Kahnle, Thomas Lynn University RHP R/R 6’01” 220 1989-08-07 JR  
 
205   Encinas, Gabe St. Paul HS (CA) RHP R/R 6’03” 195 1991-12-21 HS  
 
235   Anderson, Taylor Woodlawn School (LA) CF L/R 6’00”   1991-12-03 HS  
265   Roller, Kyle East Carolina 1B L/R 6’01” 235 1988-03-27 SR  
295   Morton, Taylor Bartlett HS (TN) RHP R/R 6’03” 194 1991-12-18 HS  
 
325   Gamel, Benjamin Bishop Kenny HS (FL) CF L/L 5’10”   1992-05-17 HS  
355   Varce, Zachary University of Portland RHP R/R 6’00” 195 1988-12-14 JR  
385   Burawa, Daniel St. Johns RHP R/R 6’03” 190 1988-12-30 JR  
 
415   Austin, Christopher Heritage HS (GA) C R/R 6’02” 200 1991-09-06 HS  
 
445   Dean, Travis Newton South HS (MA) RHP R/R 6’05” 175 1991-05-03 HS  
475   Whitley, Chase Troy U RHP R/R 6’04” 220 1989-06-14 JR  
505   Rutckyj, Evan St. Joseph’s Catholic HS LHP R/L 6’05” 213 1992-01-31 HS  
535   Claiborne, Preston Tulane U RHP R/R 6’03” 230 1988-01-21 SR  
565   Jacob, Kevin Georgia Tech RHP R/R 6’06” 225 1989-03-26 JR  
595   Jordan, Kevin Northside HS (GA) CF L/R 6’00” 192 1991-11-14 HS  
 
625   Ferraro, Michael U San Diego LF L/L 6’02” 200 1988-05-31 JR  
655   Hobbs, Dustin Yavapai College RHP R/R 6’02” 200 1989-08-18 J2  
685   Johnson, Trevor Col of the Desert LHP L/L 6’03” 190 1988-07-29 J2  
715   Brown, Shane Central Florida C R/R 5’11” 197 1988-01-11 SR  
745   Mullee, Conor St. Peters College RHP R/R 6’03” 185 1988-02-25 SR  
775   Stevenson, Casey University of California – Irvine 2B L/R 6’03” 200 1988-05-18 SR  
805   Hively, Richard James Santa Ana College RHP R/R 6’02” 205 1988-11-27 J3  
835   Viramontes, Martin Loyola Marymount University RHP R/R 6’05” 190 1989-07-12 JR  
 
865   Dezse, Josh Olentangy Liberty HS (OH) RHP R/R 6’04” 205 1992-06-18 HS  
895   Ijames, Stewart Louisville LF L/R 6’01” 200 1988-08-21 JR  
 
925   Nuding, Zachary Weatherford College RHP R/R 6’04” 250 1990-03-29 J2  
955   Gipson, James Florida Atlantic RHP R/R 6’01”   1988-09-15 JR  
985   Sneed, Kramer Barton Col LHP L/L 6’03” 185 1988-10-07 JR  
1015   Hachadorian, Michael San Diego Mesa College RHP R/R 6’05” 215 1990-05-03 J2  
1045   Kish, William Germantown Academy (PA) RHP L/R 6’03”   1991-11-29 HS  
1075   Oliver, William Palomar Col RHP R/R 6’02” 180 1987-07-04 J2  
1105   Mccoy, Nick U San Diego C R/R 5’10” 180 1987-03-02 SR  
1135   Hobson, Cameron Dayton LHP L/L 6’00”   1989-04-10 SO  
1165   Ramsay, James Brandon HS (FL) CF L/L 6’00” 170 1992-03-02 HS  
1195   Brugman, Jaycob Desert Vista HS (AZ) OF L/L 5’11” 170 1992-01-18 HS  
1225   Gerber, Michael Neuqua Valley HS (IL) CF L/R 6’02” 175 1992-07-08 HS  
1255   Pearson, Tymothy Columbia Basin CC CF R/R 6’02” 205 1990-10-30 J1  
1285   O’Neill, Michael Olentangy Liberty HS (OH) CF R/R 6’00” 175 1992-06-12 HS  
1315   Hunter, Kyle Kansas State LHP L/L 6’03” 185 1989-06-18 SO  
1345   Middendorf, David Northern Kentucky LHP R/L 6’03” 225 1989-01-23 JR  
1375   Johnson, Tyler Penn St U OF R/R 6’00” 185 1989-05-20 JR  
1405   Forer, Nathan Southern Illinois University Carbondale RHP R/R 6’01” 172 1988-06-06 SR  
1435   Lewis, Frederick Tennessee Wesleyan College LHP L/L 6’02” 210 1986-12-16 5S  
1465   Brown, Alex Amphitheater HS (AZ) RHP R/R 6’01”   1991-10-08 HS  
1495   Arthur, Will Abbotsford Secondary School OF L/R 6’02” 180 1992-04-04 HS  
1525   Rice, James Western Kentucky C R/R 6’03” 190 1989-05-08 JR  

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