Here's an eye-opener. According to the 2002 BA prospect handbook, the Cubs have the highest ranked farm system talent-wise. Out of their top 30 prospects, four of them were picked after the 10th round when all the "studs" were long gone.
Seattle is ranked #2 and only has three drafted after the 10th round listed, but Seattle has an over-abundance of foriegn players listed.
So we may be upset that a "name" player wasn't taken, but that is no reason to discount the Reds' draft. As others have said, lets give them 3 or 4 years before we pass judgement.
I'm glad the Reds chose Gruler. He fits the power pitcher mold that has been so successful for other teams. I LOVE all the power arms the Redes are picking up.
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