Former Royals farmhand Malcom Culver has signed a minor league free agent deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was drafted as a pitcher by the Royals in the 8th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. After signing with the Royals he switched to being an infielder playing both first base and third base from 2008 through 2010.
During this time he had 459 at bats with 100 hits, 7 home runs and 46 RBI’s while slashing .218/.309/.307. Prior to the 2011 season he made the leap back to pitching. He worked his way through the Royals system and last pitched for the Omaha Storm Chasers during last season. During the 2017 season, Culver went 1-2 with a 4.10 ERA and led the Storm Chasers in saves with nine. Over 259 career minor league appearances he pitched 416.1 innings posting a 20-26 record with 42 saves and a 4.13 ERA.
In 2015 the Royals awarded Culver with the Mike Sweeney award for his efforts on and off the field including his work in the community. He and John Lannan shared the Storm Chasers Johnny Rosenblatt Community Service Award for work in the Omaha community during the 2016 season. He elected to be come a minor league free agent on November 6, 2017.
We recently ranked Culver as the 67th best prospect in the Royals organization.
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