The Reds’ misfortune with pitching prospects continues.
Chris Gruler, the team’s No. 1 draft pick (third overall) in 2002, is scheduled for another shoulder surgery. In three injury-plagued seasons in rookie ball and with the Dayton Dragons, he has appeared in only 22 games, going 2-4 with a 5.33 ERA.
I’m glad the Reds picked this guy over Scott Kazmir. I wonder which high school pitcher the Reds will select in this year’s amateur draft?