Per John Fay's article..

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...30406/1082/SPT


"Never draft for need: In 2002, the Reds were set on drafting a pitcher. But they brought in a chubby first baseman for a workout anyway. He sprayed line drives around the park and showed great power. The Reds drafted Chris Gruler third overall that year. The first baseman went seventh to Milwaukee. His name? Prince Fielder."


What I am shocked about, yes knowing we could have had him, but knowing Griffey Jr was around him when he was young, you think his name would have came up and maybe Jr could have said to the Reds front office: YES draft him!!

amazing how many good players this organization i the past let slip away: Prince Fielder, Derek Jeter to name two!!