Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
The Brewers went against the conventional wisdom picking up Fielder, mostly due to his weight issues.
That still doesn't excuse the drafting of Gruler. Rarely if ever do high school pitchers or college relievers warrant 7-figure bonuses.
Since 2002, there have been plenty of high school pitchers worth their signing bonus.
2004 (these guys are barely 21 years old right now, but I bet the Reds and the Yankees are enjoying their money well spent right now)
Sure, there were some flops in there.... but there were flops for college pitchers, hitters, relievers, everything. Thats how the MLB draft is.