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Oppenheimer Discusses the New York Yankees First-Round Pick

some quotes from Amateur Scouting Director Damon Oppenheimer via Chad Jennings about first-round Yanks' pick Cito Culver:

“I've had basically over 100 years of scouting experience...go in and see this kid.”

“We’ve been able to see him play for a long time. We’ve probably got a couple of hundred at-bats from him… We were ahead of the game because we knew so much about him.”

“He really wants to be a Yankee. I think that we’re going to get him. We should get him signed and get him out playing really soon.”

The Yankees project Culver as a shortstop, and that picking him was “an easy decision.”

The Yankees did consider waiting until the second ...

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