With the 32nd overall pick in the 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft, the 2009 World Series Champion New York Yankees selected Cito Culver, a shortstop of out Rochester, NY. The University of Maryland recruit is a projected middle-infielder who stands at 6’1, 175 and is a switch-hitter.

Cito is a relatively unknown prospect, but here’s some information I was able to dig up from the Rochester Red Wings blog (the official blog of the Minnesota AAA affiliate):

Major League Baseball’s annual First Year Player Draft starts Monday and it will be interesting to see where Irondequoit High School’s Cito Culver gets picked.  Here is an excerpt from Baseball America magazine’s draft coverage on the shortstop:

Hidden away in upstate New York–hardly a baseball hotbed–Culver sticks out like a sore thumb. He is the rare Northeast prep product with a legitimate chance to play shortstop in the major leagues.

Good luck to Cito.  I remember seeing him at some batting cages when he was 12 or 13 and thinking “Wow.  If that kid keeps getting better.  He is really going to be something.”

As more information comes up about Cito, we’ll be sure to share it along with you.