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The Yanks finished their drafting and picked up 50 new faces to feed into the farm system. They took:


Right-handed pitchers 21

Left-handed pitchers 7

Catchers 4

Infielders 5

Outfielders 13




Interestingly, they took shortstops in both the 1st and 2nd rounds. That tells me they are wanting to groom Jeter's eventual replacement. The Yanks took a lot of criticism for taking Cito Culver with their first pick, but there's a lot of hype around the 17 year old switch-hitting high school phenom and he was considered one of the top 3 SS prospects in the nation, with the other two already off the board with the 3rd and 4th overall picks. Bryce Harper was the first SS taken off the board by the Nationals and recieved more hype than Culver from Baseball America because a) he hits with more power and b) he's a bonefide candidate to become a catcher. Culver has also been used as a pitcher and has a mid-90's fast ball.


: "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 Culver also seems to have a pitching arm, although he identifies himself as a shortstop. The chameleon pitches righty, and has reached 94 mph on the mound.


Culver has held his high school team's Most Valuable Player award for the three seasons, and played for the Yankees Area Code Team this past summer. He previously committed to the University of Maryland, but there has been talks about him being willing to forgo that deal in order to play for the Yankees".


Culver huge fan of Jeter - could sign quickly


Regardless, here's a complete list of the Yankee's draftees:


1 (#32) Cito Culver SS

Irondequoit HS (N.Y.)


2 (#82) Angelo Gumbs SS

Torrance HS (Calif.)


3 (#112) Robert Segedin 3B

Tulane University


4 (#145) Mason Williams CF

West Orange HS (Calif.)


5 (#175) Thomas Kahnle RHP

Lynn University


6 (#205) Gabe Encinas RHP

St. Paul HS (Calif.)


7 (#235) Taylor Anderson CF

Woodlawn School (La.)


8 (#265) Kyle Roller 1B

East Carolina University


9 (#295) Taylor Morton RHP

Bartlett HS (Tenn.)


10 (#325) Benjamin Gamel CF

Bishop Kenny HS (Fla.)


11 (#355) Zachary Varce RHP

University of Portland (Ore.)


12 (#385) Daniel Burawa RHP

St. Johns University


13 (#415) Christopher Austin C

Heritage HS (Ga.)


14 (#445) Travis Dean RHP

Newton South HS (Mass.)


15 (#475) Chase Whitley RHP

Troy University


16 (#505) Evan Rutckyj LHP

St. Josephs HS (Windsor, Ontario)


17 (#535) Preston Claiborne RHP

Tulane University


18 (#565) Kevin Jacob RHP

Georgia Tech


19 (#595) Kevin Jordan CF

Northside HS (Ga.)


20 (#625) Michael Ferraro LF

University of San Diego


21 (#655) Dustin Hobbs RHP

Yavapai College


22 (#685) Trevor Johnson LHP

College of the Desert


23 (#715) Shane Brown C

Central Florida


24 (#745) Conor Mullee RHP

St. Peters College (N.J.)


25 (#775) Casey Stevenson 2B

University of Calif. Irvine


26 (#805) Richard James Hively RHP

Santa Ana College (Calif.)


27 (#835) Martin Viramontes RHP

Loyola Marymount University


28 (#865) Josh Dezse RHP

Olentangy Liberty HS (Ohio)


29 (#895) Stewart Ijames LF

Louisville University


30 (#925) Zachary Nuding RHP

Weatherford College


31 (#955) James Gipson RHP

Florida Atlantic University


32 (#985) Kramer Sneed LHP

Barton College


33 (#1015) Michael Hachadorian RHP

San Diego Mesa College


34 (#1045) William Kish RHP

Germantown Academy (Pa.)


35 (#1075) William Oliver RHP

Palomar College


36 (#1105) Nick McCoy C

University of San Diego


37 (#1135) Cameron Hobson LHP

University of Dayton


38 (#1165) James Ramsay CF

Brandon HS (Fla.)


39 (#1195) Jaycob Brugman OF

Desert Vista HS (Ariz.)


40 (#1225) Michael Gerber CF

Neuqua Valley HS (Ill.)


41 (#1255) Tymothy Pearson CF

Columbia Basin CC (Ore.)


42 (#1285) Michael ONeill CF

Olentangy Liberty HS (Ohio)


43 (#1315) Kyle Hunter LHP

Kansas State University


44 (#1345) David Middendorf LHP

Northern Kentucky University


45 (#1375) Tyler Johnson OF

Penn State University


46 (#1405) Nathan Forer RHP

Southern Ill. Univ. Carbondale


47 (#1435) Frederick Lewis LHP

Tennessee Wesleyan College


48 (#1465) Alex Brown RHP

Amphitheater HS (Ariz.)


49 (#1495) Will Arthur OF

Abbotsford Sec. School (B.C.)


50 (#1525) James Rice C

Western Kentucky University

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