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Charlie Culberson
Birthdate: 4/10/1989 (27 y, 11 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/185     Position: 2B/3B
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 21, Overall: 51, Team: San Francisco Giants
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2014)
RotoWire News: Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said that Culberson will compete for an infield utility role this spring,'s Ken Gurnick reports. (2/21/2017)
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Profile: Culberson is one of those players who is much younger than one would expect. Yes, he's entering his 28-year-old season, yet he is the embodiment of a grizzled 15-year MLB veteran up the middle. The Dodgers signed Culberson to a minor-league deal and, naturally, found himself on their opening day roster. While he had just 68 plate appearances, he found a way to make an impact. In April, he had a two-hit, three-RBI day against the team that drafted him: The Giants. It was just one of four multi-hit games for him on the season. But he will always be remembered for what he did against another one of his former teams (Rockies) in September. With the National League West Division title within reach, Culberson stepped up to the plate in the 10th inning and hit a division-clinching home run off Boone Logan. We focus on this because Culberson has virtually no fantasy baseball value beyond the occasional spot-start, provided he's on a Major League roster. He'll likely hang around the majors because he's a middle infielder, but he carries a light stick and isn't as good a defender as you'd hope for in a utility player. (Dustin Nosler)

The Quick Opinion: Culberson had his shining moment in September, clinching the NL West with a walk-off home run. But that was about the extent of his notoriety in the majors. He's a classic Four-A player who hangs around because he has the ability to play shortstop and second base. He doesn't hit much of anything, but he's your prototypical "scrappy" and "gritty" baseball player.

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