CB: After being listed as Baseball America ’s 108th best prospect prior to the 2011 amateur draft, the Yankees selected Dante Bichette, Jr. with the 51st pick. He signed quickly and promptly set the Gulf Coast League afire hitting .342/.446/.505 and winning league MVP honors. Looking back, do you think your initial evaluation was accurate? If not, what has changed?
JC: Our initial evaluation was based in part about suspicions that he’ll eventually wind up in the outfield. If he can stay at third base, and the Yankees think he can, then he’ll have more value. Bichette has boosted his stock since the draft with his strong debut and his initial play at third base.
CB: Can you tell us a little bit about Cito Culver? How does he project going forward? Will he stick at SS?
JC: He’s a defensive-minded shortstop and there’s no reason he shouldn’t be able to stick there. The question with Culver is whether he’ll hit enough to be a big league regular, though his defense may be enough to carry him.… Click here to read the rest