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MLB Draft 2010: Is Cito Culver Next Derek Jeter or Yankees Wasted Pick?

York Yankees, meet the next Derek Jeter. 17-year-old shortstop Christopher "Cito" Culver was drafted last night by the Yankees as the 32nd overall draft pick.

Rochester native Culver is only the second high school shortstop to get drafted by the Yanks in the first round since Jeter in 1992, and CJ Henry in 2005.

The Yankees will look for the Irondequoit High School senior to develop into the likes of his favorite player: Jeter.

Culver certainly has the tools to accomplish this daunting task. The switch-hitter batted .561, had 9 HR's, and 38 RBIs in 22 games, according to his high school's website.

The shortstop also had a .933 fielding percentage, and only committed eight errors in 120 chances.

The multidimensional ...

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