Just popping in here hoping for a little help. I've been working on a year-by-year reveiw of all 1st-round draft picks for another site, and upon looking over 2002, I came across Bryan Bullington, #1 pick. I had never heard of Bullington until doing this little project, and att first glance it seems like a horrendous pick, what with guys like B.J. Upton, Prince Fielder, Scott Kazmir, and Cole Hamels all on the board.
So what happened to Bullington? Was it injuries that did him in? General ineffectiveness? Did he have massive upside at the time of the pick, or was this just another disastrous move by the Littlefield regime?
Thanks for any information you can provide. As a Mariners fan, I can sort of sympathize with the long-suffering Bucs fanbase. Hopefully the new front office can resurrect this once-proud franchise, baseball will benefit greatly from it.
Once again, thank you.